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Dell Venue 10 7000 Series is available now starting at $499

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 02:32 PM PDT

Dell's latest entry into the tablet market, the Venue 10 7000 Series, has just dropped on Dell.com starting at $499 for the 16GB model, up to $679 for the 32GB model with a keyboard dock.

Dell has placed the Venue 10 at a more premium price point, and for good cause. Not only does the device pack in a handful of impressive specs — Intel Atom Z3580, 2560×1600 OLED display, 2GB DDR3 RAM, RealSense 3D cameras and Android 5.0 Lollipop — but it looks interesting enough to set it apart from the rest of the flagship tablet pack.

To buy your Dell Venue 10, head on over to Dell.com now.


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Random Quote – simple motivational quotes app

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 02:06 PM PDT

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Random Quote is a simple app for being inspired by motivational quotes. There are many authors and topics to explore. Let's discover more. Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S5 Content Rating: Low Maturity AndroidTapp.com Android App Review: Pros & Cons: Pros Simple to use motivational quote app! Cons Minor: sharing creates a photo... View Article

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Opera For Android Goes Turbo, Syncs Tabs, And More In Version 29

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 02:05 PM PDT

Opera-ThumbOpera for Android used to offer an Off-Road mode that compressed websites to help users use less data. But users sometimes ran into issues with compatibility. Now the company is fixing things by bring Opera Turbo to its main Android app, with the hope of letting you save data without sacrificing speed or formatting.

Opera Turbo has been available on desktops for the better part of a decade. It runs on different servers than the Android version's old Off-Road mode (which used the servers behind Opera Mini).

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Google Play services 7.3 brings changes to Android Wear and more

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 01:48 PM PDT

Google has announced a new release of Google Play services, version 7.3, bringing with it changes to Android Wear, Google Fit and location services, allowing developers to bring you better apps.

Highlights of Google Services 7.3 include:

  • Ability to connect multiple Android Wear devices to one mobile device
  • Changes to the Google Fit history API for better daily totals
  • More granulated dietary tracking in Google Fit
  • Changes to location information request frequency, potentially improving battery life

The biggest change is, of course, the ability to add multiple Android Wear devices to the same smartphone or tablet. There are also some new APIs that help manage information between these multiple devices, keeping your Android Wear experience fluid and frustration free.

Google Play services 7.3 is available now in the updated SDK.


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OUYA Reportedly Puts Itself Up For Sale After Failing To Meet Debt Obligations

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 01:05 PM PDT

nexusae0_Ouya-4_thumb.jpgAn memo from OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman leaked to Fortune says the company has run out of cash and is now frantically seeking a buyer. The memo sent to investors and advisers earlier this month asks for potential buyers to express interest before the end of April, which is a tight timetable insisted upon by OUYA's creditors. This may be the end of the line for one of Kickstarter's early success stories.

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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S4 set to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 01:01 PM PDT

On Tuesday, April 28, Verizon Wireless has confirmed that the aging Samsung Galaxy S4 will be getting a fresh software update at some point in the (hopefully near) future.

The support documents for the device's update show that the Galaxy S4 will get the Android 5.0 update with all of the expected improvements, including the bump to Material Design, new lock screen notifications and more. Galaxy S4 owners will notice brighter colors within their TouchWiz apps, too.

Here's the full breakdown, from Verizon:

MATERIAL DESIGN

  • Android Lollipop brings the all-new material design offering fluid animations, vivid colored-themes, and 3-D views for a more pleasurable experience

BASIC INTERACTION

  • Bolder color and more fluid animations
  • The on/off toggle button style updated based on material design

LOCK SCREEN

  • The shortcuts for both Phone and Camera are provided for convenience
  • Material design-inspired notifications
  • Ability to set priority and privacy for notifications on lock screen
  • Provide music control as a card to utilize the real estate of the lock screen UI

TOUCHWIZ

  • Brighter look and feel, bold colors, fluid animation inspired by material design.

FLOATING ACTION BUTTON

  • Floating action buttons provide easy access to the app's most important features, such as adding a new contact or favorite, or composing a text message.

KNOX

  • The container will now have an optional folder-based UI
  • The user interaction is reduced and the UI is simpler, so it consumes less memory
  • Users who prefer the conventional KNOX UI (launcher base) can choose to use this option in the KNOX settings

RECENTS

  • Easy access to your Chrome tabs right from the Recent apps page
  • Multi-window icons for ease-of-use during multi-tasking
  • Now uses the parallax scrolling effect for easier access

The update appears to be ready to go, but when the software will start getting delivered to devices is unknown at this time. There's a chance that the rollout could have already started, though, so if you want to give it a shot, head into Settings –> About phone –> Software updates –> Check for updates.

If you own a Galaxy S4, are you looking forward to the upgrade?


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Google Now has some new cards up its sleeve

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 12:16 PM PDT

Back in January, Google announced that they had added support for Google Now cards from 40 different apps like Pandora, Shazam, Lyft, Waze and eBay. Today they've revealed that 70 more partners are getting integrated into Google Now.

You can take a look at the full list here, but some of the highlights are OpenTable, feedly, Eat24, Runkeeper, Allrecipes and Circa.

The OpenTable integration is particularly convenient as it brings in the "Pay with OpenTable" option that just came to the Android app last month. So you should just be able to pull your phone out at dinner — we'll imagine you're being polite and didn't have it out already — and close out your bill by flipping over to Google Now.

As you can see in the image at the top of the post, the Zipcar card will keep you apprised of when and where you are due to return the car or offer the ability to extend the reservation. Spotify, TuneIn and YouTube will make recommended playlists for you based on your historical preferences.

While I won't say that every Google Now card is spot on for what I would like to see, it frequently amazes me at what it infers from the data that I provide. Seeing more and more third-party apps supporting it is extremely gratifying, particularly given how valuable Google Now is to Android Wear. This ability to surface what you need before you even perhaps realize you need it is Google's biggest advantage in the wearables space and one that none of the other competitors can hope to match in the near future.

How well do you find Google Now works for you? What apps or features would you like to see come to Google Now that haven't made it yet?


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Google Announces Support For 70 More Third-Party Apps In Google Now

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 12:05 PM PDT

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Back in January, Google announced initial support for forty third-party apps (including Runtastic, Zillow, Waze, and more) hooking into Google Now. Even if Google limited participation to hand-picked partners, the news was exciting - it marked Google's first publicly visible steps toward opening Now to users' favorite apps in ways that developers could control.

Google is still keeping details about developer participation close, but today 70 new apps have been added to the Google Now roster.

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Samsung said to be teaming up with artists, fashion brands for new Gear watch

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 11:08 AM PDT

Samsung has already teamed up with Swarovski. Photo: SamsungSamsung wants to make its next Gear smartwatch just as pretty as the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, so it is working with a number of artists and fashion brands on its design and accessories, a new report claims. Codenamed Orbis internally, the new Gear smartwatch, like Samsung's new smartphones, is expected to be a premium

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Why Samsung’s design sucks, in a single image

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 10:38 AM PDT

Jeez, Samsung. Photo: iMoreWant to sum up the difference between Apple and Samsung in a single image? Don't look at the logos. Don't look at the operating systems. Don't even look at what their respective gadgets look like. Look at the lines. Look at the symmetry. Because Samsung can't even get these basic things right. Once you start

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LG G Stylo and LG Leon LTE set to arrive on T-Mobile this spring

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 10:33 AM PDT

The LG G Stylo, a device that's packaged with a stylus to help navigate its large 5.7-inch display, initially debuted on April 21. Now T-Mobile has confirmed the big handset will be making its debut on the magenta carrier soon.

T-Mobile has confirmed that the G Stylo will be launching on the network sometime "this spring." No exact dates were given, unfortunately, but for anyone that had the Stylo catch their eye, at least there's a tentative stretch of time to keep an eye on. Not only that, T-Mobile also confirmed that the LG Leon LTE will be making a debut on the carrier around the same time.

As far as specifications go, the G Stylo boasts that aforementioned 5.7-inch display, with a resolution of 1280×720. There's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor under the hood that's clocked at 1.2GHz. There's an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It boasts only 8GB of built-in storage, but there's a microSD card slot for when that runs out. It has 1.5GB of RAM and it's running Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

image LG Leon LTE

The LG Leon LTE, on the other hand, hosts a smaller display:

  • 4.5-inch 854×480 display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 5-megapixel rear, VGA front camera
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of storage
  • 1900mAh battery
  • Android 5.0

Neither handset should be all that expensive whenever they launch, so for anyone that doesn't necessarily want a flagship (like the brand new LG G4, for instance), and doesn't want to fork over a lot of money, these two handsets could be a nice option.


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LG hopes to blow you away with G4’s super-sharp display and groundbreaking camera

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 09:08 AM PDT

lg-g4-microsite-leak11.0After lots of teasers and plenty of leaks, LG today made its flagship G4 official at an event in London. You're probably already familiar with its specifications, but LG is confident the device will still surprise you when you see its super-sharp display and experience its groundbreaking camera. Like its predecessor, the G4 sports a

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LG officially announces the G4

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 09:02 AM PDT

As previously scheduled, LG took the stage on Tuesday, April 28, and finally took the wraps off the oft-rumored and highly-leaked G4. The next flagship smartphone holds plenty of similarities to its predecessor, the G3, but the changes that LG has made — both aesthetically and under the hood — will more than likely make this a must-have smartphone for many potential buyers.

First and foremost, the LG G4 features a 5.5-inch display, and it's running Android 5.1 Lollipop under the hood. That display features what LG calls "quantum dot technology," which the company boats will make colors on the G4 look much better than they ever have before on a smartphone. The resolution of the Quantum display is 2560×1440, and powering the whole show is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. There's a removable 3000mAh battery, 32GB of built-in storage with a microSD card slot, and 3GB of RAM.

One of the main features is the 16MP camera on the back of the G4, with an f/1.8 aperture, included with Laser Auto Focus and optical image stabilization. The software is meant to give a bit more power to the user, including a manual mode that will let owners adjust the shutter speed, white balance, and ISO. The front-facing camera is an 8MP shooter.

The LG G4 will also feature LG's proprietary UX 4.0, which LG says was built with a consumer focus. Specifically, LG was constantly asking, "How does this improve the customer experience?"

The specifications line up with a report earlier this week that outlined the specs before LG officially announced the handset…

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Google explains incoming Android Wear gestures in new video

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 08:38 AM PDT

Android Wear vs. Apple Watch. Which is right for you? Photo: Google.Google's next Android Wear update will bring new gestures that'll help you navigate through notifications without actually touching your watch's display, and the preview video below will teach you exactly how to use them. The gestures are actually incredibly simple, and there are only two to remember: flicking your wrist away from you will scroll down

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Sync.ME – Caller ID & Block

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 08:18 AM PDT

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Sync.ME – Caller ID & Block allows you to connect your contacts on social media as an additional identification layer to the norm. Filter out telemarketers and spammers with the power of crowd sourced caller ID. Price: Free Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5 Content Rating: Everyone AndroidTapp.com Android App Review: Pros & Cons:... View Article

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Latest Microsoft Health Update Can Track Steps And Calories Without A Microsoft Band, Auto-Detect Your Sleep, And More

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 07:58 AM PDT

Health-ThumbLast fall, Microsoft released an activity tracker of its own, creatively named the Microsoft Band, and hit the Play Store with the requisite companion app. Now the company has updated its little piece of Android software to track steps and calories without needing the Band itself. The app does this using your phone's motion sensors instead, as long as it's running KitKat or Lollipop.

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T-Mobile gained nearly 2 million customers in the first quarter of 2015

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 07:17 AM PDT

After adding more than eight million customers through all of 2014, T-Mobile started 2015 by adding almost another two million to its customer base.

T-Mobile added 1.8 million customers in the first three months of 2015, a figure that includes 1.1 million postpaid subs, 73,000 prepaid customers, and 620,000 wholesale customers. At the end of Q1 2015, T-Mobile had 56.8 million customers in all.

Moving on to T-Mobile's network, the big magenta operator says that its 4G LTE network covered 275 million people at the end of Q1 2015. That number is expected to grow to 300 million by year-end. Wideband LTE, which offers increased network bandwidth and capacity for faster data speeds, is in 157 markets and will grow to 300 by the end of 2015.

T-Mobile also gave us an update on its effort to refarm MetroPCS's network for use with its own service. At the end of Q1, there were three major markets with CDMA service that needs to be refarmed, and there are approximately 500,000 customers on that CDMA coverage.

Finally, T-Mobile reported that Q1 2015 brought with it total revenues of $7.8 billion and a net loss of $63 million.

If you'd like to dive even deeper into T-Mobile's Q1 2015 numbers, you can do so by hitting up the link below.


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Everything you want to know about the LG G4 has leaked out early

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 06:59 AM PDT

lg-g4-microsite-leak8.0LG will unveil the G4 later today at a press event in London, but thanks to an early leak, we already know all about the South Korean company's next-generation flagship. If you're a G-series fan, you're going to love it. Just as we anticipated, the G4 boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD display just like last

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Double Fine Brings Crowdfunding Blockbuster 'Broken Age' To Android Ten Months Late

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 06:07 AM PDT

unnamed (1)Point-and-click adventure games are experiencing a renaissance at the moment, spurred on in no small part by the ride of touch-based mobile platforms that make a natural fit with the games' simple interfaces. Surely no single adventure game has created more buzz in the last few years than Broken Age, the crowdfunded return to form for Tim Schafer and his team at Double Fine Productions. Today Act 1 of Broken Age is available on the Play Store for ten bucks.

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Is Sony Reviving The Xperia P As Their New Flagship?

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 04:36 AM PDT

Xperia P

Roughly a week ago Sony unveiled their flagship (possibly first flagship) for 2015, the Sony Xperia Z4.  In typical Z fashion, the device featured upgraded internals with minimal changes externally.  While the device itself isn't much of a surprise, the fact that it is only being launched in Japan (at least initially) was a bit odd.  There was also some chatter suggesting that Sony might release another flagship this year.

Fast forward to today and a new report coming out of China is suggesting that Sony is resurrecting the Xperia P series with some pretty flagship looking specs.  Internally the Xperia P is said to pack a Snapdragon 810, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 5.2″ Triluminous Display, 12MP camera, 5.1MP front facing camera, and a massive 4240 mAh battery.  Externally, the device sports a very similar design to the original Xperia P with its signature "chin;" however, the screen is nearly bezeless on the top and sides.  All in all, a pretty sleek looking device.

Now I would definitely take this report with a grain of salt.  First off, the Xperia P wasn't ever really one of Sony's flagship devices so it seems odd to elevate it to that status all of a sudden.  Secondly, it would be odd for Sony to run 2 flagship lines that are roughly the same size.  The only company really running two true flagship lines successfully is Samsung with the S and Note series but each device is clearly targeted at a different niche with its different sizes.

What do you guys think of this leak?  Would you like to see Sony revive the Xperia P?

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LG G Watch Urbane Now On Google Store, Costs $399

Posted: 27 Apr 2015 07:07 PM PDT

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After months of being in other markets, LG has now officially brought its newest and roundest Android Wear smartwatch to Canadian shores.

Earlier this week, LG announced it would be bringing the G Watch Urbane to Canada and several other countries through the Google Store and now it's here. The watch comes in only two colours, Rose Gold and Silver and both will set you back $399, making this the most expensive Android Wear smartwatch yet. However, as with other Google Store products, shipping is free.

Specs for the watch are as follows:

  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
  • Operating System: Android Wear™
  • Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320, 245ppi)
  • Size: 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB LPDDR2
  • Battery: 410mAh
  • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer / Compass) / Barometer /PPG (Heart Rate Sensor)
  • Color: Rose Gold / Silver
  • Other: Dust and Water Resistance (IP67)

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Maps v9.8 Allows Users To Batch Upload Multiple Photos And Hide Scheduled Plans From Location Screens [APK Download]

Posted: 27 Apr 2015 07:03 PM PDT

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Frequent travelers know Google Maps all too well. It's one of the most widely used apps on Android for a reason. A brand new update to version 9.8 just turned up, and there are a few notable changes to take a look at. This release appears to be dedicated to fine-tuning different parts of the interface, so there aren't any big changes here. Maps now gives users the option to upload multiple photos simultaneously, hide reservations from location cards, and more.

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LG says even Steve Jobs would love the G4

Posted: 27 Apr 2015 06:53 PM PDT

The LG G4Now that the Samsung Galaxy S6 has finally gone on sale the Android world is turning its attention to LG's new flagship smartphone, the G4. We've seen a few glimpses of the leather-clad phone which will make its debut on Wednesday, and according to LG's spokes person, it's so gorgeous, even Steve Jobs would love

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Why Samsung’s design sucks, in a single image

Posted: 27 Apr 2015 06:38 PM PDT

Jeez, Samsung. Photo: iMoreWant to sum up the difference between Apple and Samsung in a single image? Don't look at the logos. Don't look at the operating systems. Don't even look at what their respective gadgets look like. Look at the lines. Look at the symmetry. Because Samsung can't even get these basic things right. Once you start

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Disney's Infinity Digital Toys Finally Come To Android With The Toy Box 2.0 App

Posted: 27 Apr 2015 06:04 PM PDT

unnamedIf you're not familiar with Disney Infinity, it's basically the media giant's answer to digital toys like Skylanders, Angry Birds Telepods, and Nintendo Amiibo. The gist is that you buy your kids RFID-enabled collectible statues, they stick 'em on a base station, and then they can use digital versions of those characters inside the Disney Infinity game. Is there a technical reason that a completely digital character needs a $15 hunk of physical plastic to unlock?

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