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A defective pixel xl display

Possible Class Action ramp-up is discovered No one likes display issues on their device…but I’m sure we don’t like lawyers either. From AndroidsAuthority: Girard Gibbs is investigating claims against Google, …
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Lawyers come for the Goog in Pixel 2XL burn-in defect

Remember when Google bought Motorola? Is HTC next?

According to a Taiwanese news publisher, Google is interested in the acquisition or merger of the Smartphone Research and Development arm of HTC, based in Taiwan.  HTC and Google play …
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Remember when Google bought Motorola? Is HTC next?

Hundreds of Google PlayStore apps infected with malware. According to Krebs, an Android powered botnet conducted DDOS against hospitality industry websites. Glossed -“WireX”-, the attack is conducted by malware infected …
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Google Launches Play Protect then distributes malware infected apps

Modularity, magnetics and mobile technology. Splash in a little 360 and we might have the boiler plate for the best Android smart phone around. Not much impresses me these days, …
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Android baby-daddy announces Essential modular smartphone

Google Fuchsia UI makes an early appearance. Not much is known about the Fuchsia project, other than it looks to be a branch/replacement for Android. Obviously influenced by Material Design, …
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Catch a glimpse of Google Fuchsia | Video

Andy Ruben holding something

I love iPhone Killas… From BGR: At the time, Rubin did not reveal any other details about the Essential phone, except for what you could see in the image. He …
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Quickly! Grasp at the next iPhone killer! Where? In that pile of straw!

A cut screen cap of googles cats

YouTube Quick Capture for iOS Meow First Nougat, now this: Propagate your genius and share!Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new …
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Ok Google. We get it: You love cats | Easter eggs

Congratulations! Hi! Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets are currently being updated to Android 7, OTA at the time of this writing. The 215MB update is being fielded a …
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Samsung S7 get update to old version of Nougat

The gears of droid

Halve and bracket Android issues | How-To There is a great technique for trouble shooting your Android handset if you are experiencing abnormalities in your daily mobile computing routine. For …
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An easy way to halve and bracket Android issues | How-To

Pills of the droid

Android used to track Ukrainian Artillery positions | Security According to Reuters, Android malware was used to track and target Ukrainian artillery. This occurred between 2014-2016. CrowdStrike, a cyber security …
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Android used to track Ukrainian Artillery positions | Security

Give us us….News! The Verge says you don’t need to search for your own stinkin’ news. The Goog will tell you what you need to read. Smile for the Goog …
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Don’t know where to get your news? Don’t worry: Google will tell you

Choices. It is one of the things that is great about being an Android user. Lots of makes, models, sizes…and Malware…. lots of Malware….  In this demonstration, the attacker …
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Need A Tesla Right Now? | Android malware FTW!

pwned! Account Disabled Generally, this wouldn’t be an issue for the average Android user. It’s tough to get most Android users to pay for anything and support the eco-system through …
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Google screws an Android user by disabling his account and revoking services.

That’s a bold statement Lenovo says hell-no to monthly security updates for Jokerola devices One of the stigmas Android has long had to live with is its alleged lack of …
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Android is as secure as iOS on the iPhone

Siri and Google Assistant side-by-side Show me pictures of cats… -Marques Brownlee On the left side, hailing from Cupertino…Siri. On the right…Google Assistant from Mountain View. An iPhone 7 Plus …
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Battle of the Assistants: iPhone VS Pixel

Trusted…. Metrics According to the Goog, I’m sitting at about 640k views on 10,124 spheres uploaded: As of 18 Oct 2016 Focus on the Virtual Tour My latest VT, was …
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Google Street View Metrics | 18 September 2016

Flynn’ retrocade Gaming – Old School Flynn’s Retrocade is an arcade full of the old-style cabinet arcade games you put quarters in when you were a kid. These stand-up arcade …
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Life360 | Flynn’s Retrocade Roy Utah

Updates to Street View Tools Street View challenges One of the things that is difficult about producing quality photosphere constellations, is the continuity of the placement and direction of the …
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SnapSeed update preserves metadata for  ‘most’ tools and filters

The circle of the Goog Trusted What is trusted? The Goog likes to use the word, “trusted”. Even more than Ted Cruz. They have trusted partners, (those they share your …
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The Google circle of trust

Jokerola – The joke is in your hand. Lenovo and Motorola have great security news HellNo-vo and Jokerola decide against the effort of monthly updates Just five days ago, Lenovo …
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Lenovo says hell-no to monthly security updates for Jokerola devices

Amazon’s Subsidized Handsets get pwned. Amazon’s Subsidized Handsets get pwned. A green android robot that…seems to be secreting a chrome-ish substance. Android users don’t want to pay for anything man …
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Hackers enable advertisement funded subsudation sans advertisements

Googevil

Pokémon GO hype: First lockscreen tries to catch the trend The first ever fake lockscreen app on Google Play, named Pokemon GO Ultimate. As its characteristics suggest, it deliberately locks …
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The first ever fake lockscreen app on Google Play

The green robot

Google deepens its interest in organic hardware design with 2 wearables Nexus branded watches to compete directly with Apple Watch Code named, “Angelfish”, and, “Swordfish” – Google plans to release …
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Google will bring 2 new Nexus Smartwatches to the wearable market

Googevil

ANDROIDOS|GODLESS on 850K Android devices Apps distributed from Google PlayStore An advisory posted on the Trend Micro Security blog states that 90% of Android devices (any Android 5.1 build or …
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ANDROIDOS|GODLESS on 850K Android devices

Google releases Android Nexus EOL dates Android version updates These Nexus devices get the latest version of Android directly from Google: Nexus 5X Nexus 6P Nexus 6 Nexus 5 Nexus …
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How long will your Nexus device be supported?

All googled out

Ok Googs, it itches Tell me about your pain… Search for what ails you It seems the Goog is rolling out more data fields to capture, to add to the …
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Google will help: Symptom Search

I like this better than Project Zero. “Finding and squashing these bugs could greatly improve Android’s security, but participants are also encouraged to report problems outside the OS. Google said …
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Google offers even more money for Android bugs

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android navigation Some of us have a better beta experience than others. “And here’s reason number 249 not to install beta software onto a device that’s critical to your everyday …
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PSA: Android Auto navigation isn’t working in Android N Developer Preview 4-Android Police

Did someone say…stupid? There are good lawyers out there. Seriously. I am sure of it. While I can’t think of any at the moment, I’m sure that there is one …
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How-To | Help lawyers get rich and ruin the universe

3d illustration of a large brass key lying beside an open tin can with an Apple iOS logo on the label

Apple has stopped code signing iOS 9.1, build 13B143. (Code name: Boulder) Fare well…9.1 What this means, is that unless you are on iOS 9.1 you won’t ever be on …
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iOS 9.1 code signing window closes | Explanation

iHavenoidea 1000 units are immediately available across 15 stores in the United States! Amazing! According to this report from Reuters. Hopefully, this is the watch that will drive the Watch …
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The Tag-Intel-Google watch is out!

Uiux design

UI/UX iOS is known for a few of things. Intuitive controls, Predictability, ease-of-use, familiarity, and operating system convergence with MacOS The reason why, and you’re going to get a lot of …
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What makes Apple’s UI/UX the most appealing to a majority of people?

Allergic to stupid

Android User Experience User-experience is a pretty big compound word. That’s why I like to call it UX. Not as many….you know….those things when you clap your hands as you say …
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Android User Experience: VIDEO | Placing shortcuts on the home screen

The goog

Maybe you are on A Google apps for work account. Or perhaps you use that ‘Google my business’  service where you give them all your business data and they say …
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Google business partners: How marketing and SEO impacts your search page-rank

Can you have a monopoly if the stuff you make is free? 2 Anonymous (information about a current investigation is confidential) sources have disclosed to Forbes that the FTC wants …
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FTC inquiry on Google for anticompetitive business practices

Stagefright

StageFright whooped? Beating StageFright An analyst has provided video footage of a deployed Android build (2.1) in a rather…unorthodox venue. It is highly unlikely that Google would be able to …
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Video: Analyst discovers method to secure Android from StageFright hacks

2.0 android

StageFright 2.0 Two new critical vulnerabilities in Google’s mobile operating system were found by security researchers who say over 1 Billion Android devices are vulnerable. Devices ranging from Android 1.0 …
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StageFright v2.0 | ALL Android devices vulnerable

Can you have a monopoly if the stuff you make is free? But…you said I was free…. 2 Anonymous (information about a current investigation is confidential) sources have disclosed to …
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FTC inquiry on Google for anticompetitive business practices

Stack of books

He was wrong. Google search is also shit. Usually we hear about all the Steve Jobs stories where had the vision to see where things were going. I’m not sure …
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Steve Jobs said, “Outside of Search, Google’s products…

Stagefright nvidia

A few months after it was reported and few days before the exploit was scheduled for public release, Nvidia released Shield Tablet update 3.1.1 which includes the StageFright security patch, …
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NVIDIA releases StageFright patch for SHIELD Tablet

Android robot thing with cortana

Cortana on Android As promised, Microsoft delivered Cortana to the GooglePlay Store. It is currently in beta form and it shows. Microsoft has also declared an iOS version of Cortana, …
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Android gets Cortana | Video Demo

Android robot thing with cortana

Cortana on Android As promised, Microsoft delivered Cortana to the GooglePlay Store. It is currently in beta form and it shows. Microsoft has also declared an iOS version of Cortana, …
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Cortana beta comes to Android

AudioEffect is the source for the vector. It is a component of the Androids media server, and can be achieved on any Android handset with Android operating system versions 2.1 …
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Another agonizing Android vulnerability announced | Audio Effect

Mother

android, M, madness

Google teases name for new Android M operating system Will Google patch Stage Fright before announcing another operating system? Maybe. The primary hardware  need for Android users? Mega-Rams. What doesn’t feel …
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Myxlplyx|MacNChee|Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Android pissing

It seems that the security analyst who discovered stage fright and had to Google the patch either thought that it was going to get vetted a little bit more from …
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The stagefright patch just got hacked | Vulnerability still exists

Drowning android

New vulnerability can put Android phones into permanent vegetative state If you are holding one…just smash it now. Kill it with fire and get a windows phone…or an iPhone, or …
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Plasticular Failtitude | Android marginalized by Matruska movies

Stage fright image

Here’s another example of unintended consequence when it comes to the way Google has deployed Android. The Android user is the victim because of how Google generates revenue in its …
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Stage fright wreaks havoc on the Android mobile platform

The batteries of android

Motorola Droid Turbo Facing Battery Problems After Android Lollipop Update | imthemobile.guru Here is an update on the battery defect that I reported on a couple of weeks ago  Android …
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Google Acknowledges battery drain defect in Android

project fi

I signed up for Google’s Fi Project a few months ago, and was accepted last week. If they are finally getting to me, it’s a good bet that you have …
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Project Fi | My signup experience | How it looks

Privacy google

Anonymous Data Collection. Where have you heard that before? Answer these questions if you use any Google data services or software: Have you read Google’s Privacy policy, and do you …
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Google’s anonymous data collection | Part Deux

This is the 1st installment of a 3 part series on Google and Privacy. Current Challenges Your? Anonymous Data Collection SEO Tools: GoogEVIL for content creators. Part 1: Code that …
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Googles Invasive Tools to combat privacy | Part 1

googles data aspirations

Jason Yeaman: So Apple shouldn’t be allowed to compete on their own platform? Do you know how many Maps programs don’t even get looked at on the play store because …
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Apple talks a lot about developers in WWDC, but also kills a lot of third-party apps with its own. Isn’t it ironical?

Improvements to camera and configuration elements like parallax and Samsung specific settings are rolling out as well. Enjoy your updates! Propagate your genius and share!Click to share on Facebook (Opens …
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Android 5.1.1 currently rolling out to T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Content block

And it will get worse. Despite Google having a deal with AdBlocks Plus to have their ads white-listed (rumors say $25 million), Google is feeling the pain as 10% of …
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Google loses $6.6 Billion | Gets Sympathy

Updates Waiting for Android updates from your handset OEM. What is the most annoying mobile game? Propagate your genius and share!Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to …
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What is the most annoying mobile game?

Remember that update a few weeks ago about Super awesome give aways? Well I wasn’t lyin. Today you will be rewarded with a $50 iTunes card! Some of you may not have …
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Mobile.Guru SUPER Awesome Give Away #1

Mmmmm....private data...

There is something here you should not do… Google I/O is set for June and the biggest buzz is what does android “M” stand for? The cool thing about Google …
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Google I/O: M is for…

So many users!

Google has grown Lollipop to an impressive 5%. That’s not too shabby, considering that Lollipop launched less than 5K hours ago. If Google remains at this pace, they should hit …
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Android 5 growth up 80% and Users vulnerable to WebView exploit should be less than one billion.

No updates for HTC

The Android gamble strikes again. This is a tough one to hear about, but it’t the nature of the beast. HTC had a poor quarter, update efforts will be focused …
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HTC One Mini and One Mini 2 won’t get update to Android Lollipop

Google Posts Android 5.1.1 Factory Images for Nexus 7 WiFi (2012 & 2013) and Nexus 10

Hopefully the memory leak from 5.1 gets addressed here. More Android 5.1.1 factory images are being released by Google, this time for the Nexus 7 WiFi (2012 and 2013), plus …
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Google Posts Android 5.1.1 Factory Images for Nexus 7 WiFi (2012 & 2013) and Nexus 10

There is an anti-developer environment culture in the android community. Most of it is due to the precedent that has been set by Google. I even have a name for …
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Why do app developers often neglect Android and write exclusively for iOS?

As the weeks pass, Kirt McMaster’s 18 month timeline set last winter for an AppStore devoid of Google’s treachery are becoming more of a reality. Passing over Google applications for productivity for …
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Cyanogen closes the gap on Android fork with Microsoft partnership.

Sounds frustrating. Surely Asus and/or Google will get things squared away. #nexus7bricked to find out more. There seems to be a lot of traffic on Twitter and the internets in …
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Android OTA migration renders Nexus 7 Broke-Richard

An update to the SDK Manager in Androids software development kit points to a 5.1.1 update that will address a memory leak in Android 5.1. Android 5.1 addressed a memory …
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Android 5.1.1 update revealed in SDK update

Android security

Interesting spin on metrics concerning threats to Googles mobile operating system. You might want to check it out as well. 44 or so pages, but with lots of pictures. Propagate …
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Google releases 2014 Android Security in Review

Google Fiber, the fiberglass based IP infrastructure construction and internet services arm tentacle of Google, has publicly announced their next geographical site for harvesting private key-point data from those who choose to …
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Google Fibber comes to Salt Lake City

Last week, they were chasing tail with Xiaomi. Now they are courting McMaster over at CyanogenMod. A one eyebrow salute to the guys who invented the Tech Sector mafia-style business …
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Redmond likes it cozy with Android Partners

Pr0n Adorbs Why free pr0n is ok, but paid-pr0n is bad Google began a soliloquy about the difference between free porn and not-free porn. The not-free porn is something they …
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Google walks back the porn ban.

: Here is how I gauge free services: 1. Look at a few of their premium competitors 2. Look take the least expensive service the competitor offers. 3. Decide if …
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Was YouTube a good acquisition for Google?

Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh, a student at Hebrew-U,  has notifications from the Apple Notification Center Service to Android Wear as the notification consumer. Bridged on a Bluetooth direct connection to iOS on an …
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Hebrew University of Jerusalem student gets (M)android Wear bridged to Apple Notification Center Service via BT

Jason Yeaman No it is not. While no mobile operating system has a monopoly on security, the premise on which Android is deployed by Google is the anthesis of security …
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Is Android really more secure than iOS (as Eric Schmidt claims)?

Google released Android 5.1 on Android One handsets in Indonesia. According to the blog, there are three handsets: With the following Specs: There isn’t a change log posted for the …
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Google releases Android Lollipop 5.1

Upon discovering a webview vulnerability that affects android versions @Jellybean and below, they have made a business decision that the benefit will not reach  the level of effort required to …
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900 Million Android users will have to deal with 4.3 WebView Remote Exploit

 We are attempting to take Android away from Google Kirt McMaster, CEO of CyanogenMod.      In case you didn’t know, CyanogenMod is arguably the most popular version of android …
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We are attempting to take Android away from Google

I can certainly understand the frustration and their disbelief at lack of priority for this issue. But this isn’t the way to handle problems in a bug tracker forum. New operating …
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Nexus owners having a small issue with Lollipop memory management

A mobile ad network is deploying malware applications targeting Android users using…less than ethical techniques. With a color scheme and design that clearly mimics those of the Google Play Store, the …
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Android Malware apps target security lax users

The green robot

Welcome to the Google Project I will spend the next 4 weeks evaluating and building tutorials on the Google Apps for business tool set. If you are a small business …
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The Google Project

As the android software development kit version 5.0 is released, Google is advising developers to check their applications before the consumer release of android 5.0 November 3 of this year …
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Lollipop confirmed for 03NOV04

Nancy Kerrigan’s ‘Why?’ video is all I can think of when I watch this. Propagate your genius and share!Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on …
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Microsoft keyboard for Android Wear

Making good on the promise for 64 bit application development support, Google released their emulator image for 64 bit applications intended for Intel x86 architecture on Bail, Trail and Atom …
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L’s 64 bit x86 emulator posted

Android AOSP browser vulnerability Info Propagate your genius and share!Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit …
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Vulnerability In androids AOSP browser.

Just in case you ever forget where you were, and at what time you were there, don’t be troubled…they will know. Propagate your genius and share!Click to share on Facebook …
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Where were you?

Propagate your genius and share!Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to …
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Google keyboard for Android redux.

Earlier this week, there was a news story on Fox4 about a young woman who left her Galaxy S4 handset underneath her pillow and fell asleep. She woke up to …
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Educate your children on how they store their electronics at night.

samsung GalaxyS3 Google keyboard for Android Android customization is second to none. There is so much system wide tweaking to be done that it would take you weeks to find …
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Google keyboard for Android

I just took Slides for a walk. have a look http://www.idoidevices.com/mobiletechtips/google-docs-sheets-updated-drive-gets-slides/ Propagate your genius and share!Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in …
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Google Slides

Jason Yeaman - Google Play finally got a mobile web interface

google, Mobile

Jason Yeaman – Google Play finally got a mobile web interface Not a whole lot to report, but it does incorporate elements of your G+ account into a card interface …
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Jason Yeaman – Google Play finally got a mobile web interface

Jason Yeaman - GANGoogle Maps rating attack on restaurant

google, Mobile

Jason Yeaman – GANGoogle Maps rating attack on restaurant Some Google Glasshole, ‘no pejorative intended, just the term as it is used properly in society to describe a Glass owner …
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Jason Yeaman – GANGoogle Maps rating attack on restaurant

Jason Yeaman - Google Play finally got a mobile web interface

google, Mobile

Jason Yeaman – Google Play finally got a mobile web interface Google+ infused web interface Propagate your genius and share!Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share …
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Jason Yeaman – Google Play finally got a mobile web interface

Forget about it...

Propagate your genius and share!Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to …
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Forget about it…