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Xiaomi Just Ripped Off Pressy, Legal Action Seems Inevitable

Pressy tore it up on Kickstarter last year, eventually raising $695,138 of its original $40,000 goal. While backers have been eagerly awaiting …

Big improvements coming to stock Android camera app, sources report

Google is reportedly preparing to push new features and improvements to the stock Android camera app.<p>According to “sources aware of Google plans” cited by <i>Engadget</i>, Google is currently testing the new app, which will eventually be offered as a standalone app in the Play Store, making it possible for …

Android News

Google offering Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and HP Chromebook cases for 25% off

Back in January, Google slashed down the prices on select Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 cases available through Google Play. For those that missed out on the opportunity last time, Google is holding the sale once again!<p>While most of the cases on sale are the same as what was offered in January, it is worth …

Android News

New features potentially coming to Gmail: pin and snooze emails, more categories

Leaked screenshots of what could be a test version of Gmail show a brand new interface and new features including the ability to mark a message as unread for a certain time.<p>The screenshots, uncovered by <i>Geek.com</i>, suggest that Google is working to add more organization options to Gmail, while playing …

Apps

Google Play Movies gets updated, adds minor UI enhancements and more

It’s Wednesday and that inevitably means that we’ll be seeing at least a few updates to Google apps, in the typical Wednesday tradition. With that in mind, Google Play Movies has now received a new update that brings several new features to the mix.<p>Although the change-log still lists the updates …

Google Play

Google CEO Larry Page Has a Weird, Troubling Definition of Charity

Earlier this week, billionaire Google CEO Larry Page made a strange admission about how he defines philanthropy. In front of a TED audience, while …

How to change the notification colors of your phone's LED light

When it comes to personalization, no other mobile OS gives you as much freedom as Android does. Assuming they have the right skills, a user is free …

Report: Apple may build an iTunes Android app, launch Spotify rival

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>Apple (S AAPL) executives are looking for ways to deal with declining digital music sales, and options discussed with record …

Hard to find Asus Chromebox earns good reviews

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Asus<p>How good can a $179 computer that runs a browser and web apps actually be? Better than you might imagine. Based on …

[Weekend Poll] Android Wear Is Here, But Is A Smartwatch's OS Really Important To You?

While some would call it an inevitable eventuality, others were taken a bit aback when Google teased a wearable SDK at SXSW a couple weeks back, and …

Google Patent Application Shows Multi-Sensor Contact Lenses For Wearable Device Input Via Blinks

"Smart contact lens." Get used to that term, even if it makes you cringe - a new patent from Google indicates that at least someone at Mountain View …

Google Search app can now 'Play some music'

Apparently Google is all about the voice commands now. The company recently added support for “Take a photo” and “Take a video” commands to the …

All new HTC One will hit store shelves in the US on March 25 exclusively at Verizon

Remember the mysterious Verizon in-store promo box for the all new HTC One and its cryptic “get ready to hit refresh 3.25 at 1PM ET” message? …

All New HTC One stars in 14-minute German video

We’ve seen some pretty leaky Android devices, but the All New HTC One might take the cake. HTC’s upcoming flagship is slated to debut and possibly …

Samsung's new Chromebook brings 125% boost in performance from previous model

Samsung says that their new Chromebook is more than a pretty face<p>Folks looking to upgrade their current Samsung Chromebook to the Chromebook 2 — set …

How to AirPlay music and video from Android to your Apple TV

No iPhone or iPad behind doesn't mean you can't still AirPlay content to your Apple TV<p>It isn't inconceivable that you own both an Android phone or …

Smart TV

UK closes tax loophole on digital downloads, Google Play prices likely to increase

New rules see standard VAT of 20% to be paid from January 1 2015<p>Buried within the recent Budget, it seems that UK Chancellor, George Osborne, has …

8 things the make the Samsung Galaxy S5 better than the iPhone 5S

The danger of an article trying to compare an Android flagship smartphone to Apple’s top of the range iPhone is that it can very easily start a flame war. It is almost a sure recipe guaranteed to provoke name calling and accusations of “fanboy.” However, I am prepared to take the risk and let the …

Gear & Gadgets

Has Google just taken over the wearables industry?

Up until now, I’ve looked on the wearable market with curiosity, but none of the devices offered have had the “wow factor” required to make me consider wearing a watch on my wrist again — something I stopped doing about ten years ago.<p>So does Android Wear have what takes to win me over? While the …

Wear OS

All new HTC One may show up on Verizon stores on March 25

News of the all new HTC One slowed down for a few days, but now that we’re four days out from the launch, things are starting to heat back up. New …

Google Keyboard updated, adds Personalized Suggestions from other Google services

Google Keyboard is definitely a competent Android app, but big players like SwiftKey generally tend to overshadow it. That doesn’t mean Google …

Apple considering releasing an iTunes app for Android

With Android having surpassed iOS as the biggest mobile platform, many companies are releasing apps for both Android and iOS. Of course, Apple apps …

All Gmail will now use HTTPS, messages will be encrypted when moving inside Google

Initiatives were 'made a top priority after last summer's revelations'<p>Google has steadily improved the overall security of several of its apps and …

LG Announces Its First Android Wear-Powered Device, The G Watch

Google this morning unveiled Android Wear, the project that will bring Android – and more importantly, Google Now – to smartwatches. Really, it's the …

Android Wear Developer Site Reveals More About The User Interface, Notifications, And Capabilities

Google threw the tech world a curveball today with its new Android Wear platform, a wearable version of Android that's starting with "smart" watches. …

Google Reportedly Plans To Integrate Voice Into Hangouts Within Just A Few Months

Google's messaging situation has been a mess. When Hangouts first appeared, it replaced Google+ Messenger and Google Talk, bringing the company's …

Chromecast Is Already Live In The UK At PC World And Currys – It's Yours For £30

The day is drawing near for our friends across the pond – Chromecast is all set to go on sale tomorrow, March 19th. In fact, it has already started …

Google Launches Play Store Devices (Nexus 5 And Nexus 7) In 8 New European Countries [Updated]

When Google picks a random day to announce a bunch of stuff, it <i>really</i> announces a bunch of stuff. Availability of Play Store devices is expanding yet …