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Social

Warning: Don’t be the idiot who unintentionally shares private photos on Google+ Events Party Mode

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Here’s a little tip for anyone who has taken a shine to Google+ Events – don’t forget to leave party mode unless you want your naughty bits to end up on the internet. Google+ has a new Events …

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Android App Reviews

HD Contact Photos – how to fix the blurry Android caller ID photos [App Reviews]

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One of the most common gripes about Android is the piss-poor handling of contact photos. Google Contact photos are stored online at a very low resolution, so caller ID photos and images in the People app look ter…

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Tips

Any.do releases Chrome extension that links with kick ass to do list app for Android

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Any.Do ranks among the best Android to do list managers around. The gesture-based task manager that we raved about is simple but sophisticated enough to match most competitors, and it also syncs with Google Ta…

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Google

Google Play actually has a phone help line for tech support [TIP]

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Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and human interaction for Google Tech Support. What do these things all have in common? None of them exist. At least that’s the way it’s traditionally been for consum…

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Android Tricks

Instagram fixes import and camera crashes, custom camera apps can improve experience [TIPS]

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The Instagram Android app debuted only three days ago and it’s already been updated twice. The latest update is an important one that addresses two of the biggest complaints I brought up in the review: ca…

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Tips

Google Voice adds Google+ Circle management on desktop

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Google+ is trickling into all aspects of Google’s products, including a new feature in Voice that lets users apply custom settings to their Circles. Software engineer Tom Ford made the announcement e…

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Finance

Google Wallet appears in Android Market workaround for AT&T and Verizon Galaxy Nexus, T-Mobile Nexus S

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Hey now! It looks like Google, or the mystery magical app fairies, managed to get Google Wallet into the Android Market for more Nexus devices. Previously, Google Wallet was viewable in the Android Market only…

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Android Tricks

How to turn your Windows 7 desktop into an Ice Cream Sandwich treat in ten (not so) simple steps

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Ever since we first laid eyes on Android Ice Cream Sandwich’s look, we fell in love hopeless and completely, which is why we are craving for an Android 4.0 gadget of our own. But what if you could have that simple an…

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Tips

Recording cell phone videos can get you in legal trouble, but here’s a loophole.

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Believe it or not, recording video on your cellphone can land you in legal trouble in certain places. In various locales across the United States, laws have been or are being introduced that could make it a crime…

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Tips

Tip: Android Market website now sorts reviews by Date, Rating, and Helpfulness

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Android Market reviews can often be a crapshoot in relevance and being resourceful, so we welcome any attempt to improve the way that they are displayed. The Android Market Website was recently updated to high…

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Entertainment

Send links from Android to Google TV with “Share” function [Tips]

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Since I first connected my Google TV and brought Android into my living room, I’ve cried out for one app: Phone to Google TV. Chrome to Phone has become a must-have app because it allows me to send links from…

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Android Apps

LauncherPro Plus widget skins are beautiful. Here’s how to set them up.

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Launcher Pro Plus recently added the ability to “skin” its widgets. The popular Android homescreen replacement app was already great because it allowed users to customize their dock icons and b…

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Multimedia

Use picplz & Dropbox to automatically store mobile photos [Tips]

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Photo filter and sharing service picplz added a new feature last night that allows members to connect their picplz account with Dropbox. By integrating the two accounts through OAuth, users are able to automa…

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Tips

Android Tip O’ The Day: Show/Hide your keyboard with LauncherPro [UPDATED]

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One of the most annoying issues in Android land is that there are plenty of times where your keyboard will be hiding something you need to see. It may hide where you are typing, or the next text field you want to get a…

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Android Tricks

Tips: Google Goggles may identify wallpapers you want

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I love Android wallpapers, but I hate having to hunt them down. That’s why I browse Android forums in which people show off what they have discovered and ask them where they got a particular background ima…

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