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Android Apps

Google Now hack enables use on rooted devices with AOSP ROM’s (US English only)

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I have a love affair going on with Google Now. Though the Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean as a whole got all the headlines at I/O last week, Google’s new voice search and command feature has easily become my favorite a…

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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 OS

Android Market website displaying the wrong language? You’re not alone.

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Willkommen, ich bin Andrew und ich sprechen nicht die Sprache, dass dieser Satz geschrieben wurde in. Don’t understand that first paragraph? Well, that might not be the first time that you’ve be…

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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

Spotify enables open sign-up with Facebook accounts

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UPDATE: This article originally said that Spotify is offering 6 months of premium streaming, but THAT MAY BE INCORRECT. This sign-up method appears to provide only open access to Spotify on the desktop. We apo…

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Android Tutorials

Google+ opens to all adults, major Android app update detailed

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After several months of people begging for Google+ invites and users speaking endlessly about the merits of Facebook vs. Google Plus, the doors to Google’s hot social network are finally open. Anyone,…

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Android Tricks

How to disable ads in the Android notifications menu

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UPDATE: This article was written when only one company was putting ads in the notification area. There are now multiple companies doing so, so use a tool like Lookout Ad Detector to get more information on optin…

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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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