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Google’s list of dead services; an infographic.

Google’s list of dead services; an infographic. It’s July 2, 2013. Google Reader is shuttered, yet the world continues to spin. All of the consternation and folded-arm pouting about our favorite RSS reader couldn’t save it. In our new reality, plenty of great successors are here to take the king’s throne. News won’t stop, so why should we? We’ve been here before with Google. Plenty of times. Just like Reader, each ‘closed service’ announcement brings out a vocal minority who wan...

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Google Reader has been axed, but it's not alone.

Google Reader has been axed, but it's not alone. Yesterday, July 1st, marked the end of an era with Google pulling the plug on Google Reader. While we covered some alternatives to this popular RSS Reader service, we lamented over the loss of something that many saw as a pretty important service. Alas, this is not the first service that Google has axed from its repertoire….nor will it be the last. Google Reader wasn't the first to grace the Google Graveyard. / ...

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Skype update brings fresh new look & better performance

Skype update brings fresh new look & better performance Microsoft has been hard at work and has delivered a big update for the Skype chat/video app. The messenger has gotten a brand-new design and its performance has also improved in leaps and bounds. Whether Windows (Phone) or Android: Skype is available for many operating systems./ ...

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Galaxy S4 Sprint & Verizon Models Get Google Play Edition Custom ROMs

Galaxy S4 Sprint & Verizon Models Get Google Play Edition Custom ROMs It was just last week when we saw the arrival of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition smartphones, and it did not take too long at all before the community decided to flex their programming muscles and put the proverbial thinking caps on to figure out a way to port the Google Play Edition software over to existing handsets, and these efforts were met with certain degrees of success. Most of the focus on the homebrew front seemed to co...

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Nokia and Android, A Possible Love Story?

Nokia and Android, A Possible Love Story? According to market analysts, Nokia should take a closer look to Android OS, if they want to survive in an increasingly competitive smartphone market, i.e. Nokia and Android equals love. This idea is not new, there were bets made about Nokia's success with Windows Phone OS (or, more, the lack of) starting with 2012 and people suggested Android as a plan B for the struggling tech giant. Still, Mr. Elop, Nokia's CEO, went all-in with Microsoft,...

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Google Glass Update Now Supports Web Browsing, Gmail Messaging and Voice Commands

Google Glass Update Now Supports Web Browsing, Gmail Messaging and Voice Commands A new Google Glass Update is now ready for Explorers everywhere and it brings some cool features to those addicted to wearable technology. I hope you know what Google Glass are, if you're a resident of this planet. In case you just woke up from a coma or you're returning from a trip to Mars, well, breaking news, Google Glass are the latest trend when it comes to wearable technology. Basically, they are a combination between a mid ranged Android...

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Sound Search for Google Play – Easily Recognize Music from a Widget!

Sound Search for Google Play – Easily Recognize Music from a Widget! Most of you probably already know of apps like Shazam and SoundHound which recognize music for you. These are complete apps with many functions, some of which you probably will never use. Sound Search for Google Play gets back to the basics and offers you only what you need.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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Best Startup Managers for Disabling Items from System Boot

Best Startup Managers for Disabling Items from System Boot I think everyone has this problem: you turn on your smartphone, it loads and it seems as if it lags for an eternity. This is because some apps will automatically start up when you turn on your smarpthone. Some of these guilty apps are hiding behind this problem: Flickr, FM-RAdio, Google Maps,...Why do they do this? And how can I get this to stop? Which apps are the best to solve this pesky problem? ...

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A Match Made in Heaven: Europe and the USA Love Samsung and Android!

A Match Made in Heaven: Europe and the USA Love Samsung and Android! It's official (again): Samsung and Android dominate smartphone sales. In a report released today, the research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has confirmed the dominance of Samsung and Android in both the USA and the five major European markets. Android takes Apple down in recent sales figures / ...

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Keep an iWatch on Apple's Entry into the Smartwatch Arena

Keep an iWatch on Apple's Entry into the Smartwatch Arena In another forward push, Apple has filed a trademark application for the name 'iWatch' in Japan, fueling rumors the device manufacturer is finally about to enter the smartwatch market. Apple is rumored to be working with Intel on the iWatch, who have confirmed they are developing a smartwatch but have not mentioned any collaboration with Apple as yet. Finally it looks like Apple will release the iWatch. / ...

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How To Fix Galaxy S3 Email Notification Count Problems

How To Fix Galaxy S3 Email Notification Count Problems Anyone who is a couple of years old can be forgiven if they are unable to count properly, for us humans at least. When it comes to smartphones, however, you could more or less say that it is anathema for a smartphone like the older flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy S3, to botch up its email count in the notification area. So far, there have been reports on this niggling issue, and hopefully by the end of it, such email count problems would be a t...

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Samsung Galaxy Beam To Get Out Of Gingerbread Hell Soon?

Samsung Galaxy Beam To Get Out Of Gingerbread Hell Soon? The Samsung Galaxy Beam, a smartphone that was first unveiled to the masses in 2010 and was followed up by a successor with the same name last year, came with Android 2.3 Gingerbread in tow. The thing is, even the second smartphone with a built-in projector has not gotten a sniff at anything newer than Android 2.3 Gingerbread, at least not all this while, but hope springs eternal as a leaked copy of a Galaxy Beam Android 4.1 update build is now m...

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Slice and Dice Pixely Monsters in Attack of the Spooklings

Slice and Dice Pixely Monsters in Attack of the Spooklings We’ve seen Android Games that have you slice fruit and other various objects, but I bet you’ve never sliced a Spookling. No worries, you’ll get to slice up thousands of them in Picaro Games Attack of the Spooklings. Attack of the Spooklings is a slice ‘em up game that puts your fingers to work defending a pixelated fort from hordes of little monsters. The premise is about as simple as it gets – you slice every Spookling you see, and if...

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Facebook Introduces Advanced HTTPS as an Anti Surveillance/NSA Measure

Facebook Introduces Advanced HTTPS as an Anti Surveillance/NSA Measure As the NSA interceptions scandal continues to grow and new stories about illegal wire tapping emerge day by day, the tech companies are beginning to react to the pressure from the public opinion, for example Facebook just announced that it will introduce Advanced HTTPS in order to minimize, or at least to make it more difficult for the National Security Agency to snoop into their users data traffic. Now, we know for a fact that the NSA is coll...

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Top 5 Free Apps to Make the Most of Summer!

Top 5 Free Apps to Make the Most of Summer! Summer is here and we've compiled 5 of the best free apps to get you out and being awesome in the sun. Whether you want to entertain your friends, yourself, head to exotic locales or stay in your own hood, these apps deliver the best summer has to offer. So get out there and make the most of it! Oh yes my friends, it's that time of year again! / ...

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Ivanovitch Games brings Crazy Bill: Zombie Stars Hotel to Android

Ivanovitch Games brings Crazy Bill: Zombie Stars Hotel to Android Several months back I tried to piece together a series of gaming articles with a “Coming Soon” theme. It didn’t work out quite like I’d hoped as release dates change constantly, and we just never had enough time to work them in. One of the games left out in the cold was Crazy Bill: Zombie Stars Hotel from Ivanovitch Games, and last week it finally made its way onto Google Play. Crazy Bill: Zombie Stars Hotel gives you a gun and drops you ...

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The Best New Android Games of the Week – June 30, 2013

The Best New Android Games of the Week – June 30, 2013 A lot of great Indies found their way to Google Play last week, and a few of them made it on to our Best New Android Games of the Week list. There’s a little something for everyone this week including an Android version of the mother of all TCG games. 1. Block Block Block Noodlecake Studios always brings something fun to the table, and this week it’s a new puzzler by the name of Block Block Block. It’s a block-based color matching gam...

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The Best OUYA Games

The Best OUYA Games Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the OUYA Android console has finally hit retailers nationwide. Some of the reviews have been less than kind, but we’re not here to talk about the hardware or interface… we’re going to take a look at their games. If you’ve just gotten your system and aren’t sure what to play we’ve compiled a short list to help you out. Without further ado, we proudly present our picks for the Be...

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Display Smackdown: LCD vs. AMOLED! Which one is Better for Outside?

Display Smackdown: LCD vs. AMOLED! Which one is Better for Outside? During the summer time, many smartphone displays run into a brick wall and offer crummy readability. In shadowy areas outdoors, they are often not-so-great, while in direct sunlight, you can barely see anything. LCD Panels with their back-lighting have a big advantage compared to OLED technology. But how do these two types differ in practical situations? To find out, we grabbed the HTC One and the Galaxy S4 and went out the door. Which one do ...

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Google's QuickOffice Now Allows Editing Office Docs Within Chrome OS

Google's QuickOffice Now Allows Editing Office Docs Within Chrome OS The future "Microsoft Office Killer" is now available in the Chrome OS developer channel. I am talking about Google's own word editing software, the QuickOffice, which now offers the possibility of editing Office documents within the operating system itself. Until now, you had to use Google Apps, which is, for the moment, a much better tool than QuickOffice. But this is the first time for the QuickOffice to made a public appearance, since Goog...

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And Yet Another Rumor About the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, It Will Feature A Flexible Display

And Yet Another Rumor About the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, It Will Feature A Flexible Display Another rumor surfaced about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3, this time the leak comes from a South Korean news agency. MT Media, because they are the source, claims that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will boast a huge 5.99 inches wide Super AMOLED touch screen, with a twist : it will be a flexible display. How about that? I hope you remember my article about the rivalry between LG and Samsung, when it comes to the future of the smart indust...

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Google’s QuickOffice Now Allows Editing Office Docs Within Chrome OS

Google’s QuickOffice Now Allows Editing Office Docs Within Chrome OS The future "Microsoft Office Killer" is now available in the Chrome OS developer channel. I am talking about Google's own word editing software, the QuickOffice, which now offers the possibility of editing Office documents within the operating system itself. Until now, you had to use Google Apps, which is, for the moment, a much better tool than QuickOffice. But this is the first time for the QuickOffice to made a public appearance, since Goog...

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AndroidPIT Survey Results Revealed! Are you part of the pack?

AndroidPIT Survey Results Revealed! Are you part of the pack? AndroidPIT takes pride in its user interaction and a good way to foster this is with easy-to-answer surveys. We have had many, from ''Which kind over cover-type are you?'', ''Which music service do you prefer?'', ''What's your favorite Android device in 2013 (so far)'' and the list goes on. Here are the top surveys, their results and what they have to say about our members. These...

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More Galaxy S3 features and tricks

More Galaxy S3 features and tricks There's nothing like owning a device for a while to make you realize you really haven't scratched the surface in terms of its features. Every once and awhile, I start playing with the settings of my device or just come across a random tip online and all of a sudden, it's like opening Pandora's box (but in a good way) for your phone. Everything old is new again! Don't throw out that S3 quite yet! Check out this features to keep your device...

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Get some Google Edition perks for yourself.

Get some Google Edition perks for yourself. The Google editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One came with a few nifty features and updates when they were made available for public purchase a few days ago. This includes an updated camera app (different even than Google's own Nexus 4) and different live wallpaper. Well, here's how you can get them for yourself! Want to emulate the new Google editions? Here's how you can! / ...

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Warning: Google Editions are not Nexus devices!

Warning: Google Editions are not Nexus devices! We were rejoicing when we heard the news about the Google Editions of the HTC One and Samsung S4. However, all that sparkles is not necessarily gold. One of the main reasons why pure android was being celebrated as coming to these high end devices would be the hopes that Google would take over the control of OS updates away from the manufacturers, prompting a quicker and more efficient rollout. Unfortunately, after doing some poking around in the...

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Key Lime Pie Release to Put an End to Android Fragmentation?

Key Lime Pie Release to Put an End to Android Fragmentation? The new Key Lime version of Android is going to try to solve the fragmentation problem that has dogged the world's most popular operating system since Android 2.2. A lot of older phones are running on 512 MB of RAM and Google wants those phones to be able to access some of the features found on newer Android OS's like Ice Cream Sandwich and JellyBean. This definitely makes it easier for Android developers to test and optimize their apps...

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Pocket Gems releases Airport Scanner for Android

Pocket Gems releases Airport Scanner for Android Back in May we talked about a popular iOS game called Airport Scanner from the Kedlin Company. Pocket Gems planned on bringing it to Android in June, and today they’ve delivered as Airport Scanner for Android has gone live on Google Play. Airport Scanner lets you live the life of a security screener, and you’ll have to stop the bad guys from bringing contraband onto flights with some help from your handy X-Ray scanner. You’ll have to think...

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