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Techradar
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If you already own an Apple Watch, the 2 may not be worth the upgrade. Read the full review: Apple Watch 2 If you're into your fitness and on the hunt for a smartwatch which can help you track your workouts this is the Apple Watch you want. Its sports band makes it more comfortable when you work up a sweat and the pre-installed Nike+ app means you're ready to run right out the box. Being able to check when you've got a message, or see who's calling and be able to make snap decisions, feels like the future, especially when you're exercising or in another situation where grabbing your phone isn't practical. Read the full review: Apple Watch Samsung Gear Samsung started its smartwatch life using Android Wear, but over the past couple of years it's moved away from Google's platform and onto its own Tizen OS offering. Apps aren't as plentiful here compared to the Apple Watch Android Wear ranges, but the ones you do get (e.
Android Police
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It's a sad time when couples decide to split - the end of an era. It's even sadder when an app that was specifically meant for couples announces its shutting down. And yet that's exactly what's happening to Avocado, the messaging app aimed at two humans who have a close relationship. Avocado launched in 2012, devoting itself to people in relationships. The thinking was that while instant messaging apps, like Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, iMessage, and Hangouts, were great for talking to most people, they were not so good at talking to those who you're closest to - i.e. Read More Avocado, the messaging app for couples, is closing its doors was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
New Scientist - Current Issues
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Trump plans to follow the UK's lead in extending domestic snooping powers. From Tor's hidden dangers to the right secure chat apps, here’s how to stay under the radar
Techradar
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If you already own an Apple Watch, the 2 may not be worth the upgrade. Read the full review: Apple Watch 2 If you're into your fitness and on the hunt for a smartwatch which can help you track your workouts this is the Apple Watch you want. Its sports band makes it more comfortable when you work up a sweat and the pre-installed Nike+ app means you're ready to run right out the box. Being able to check when you've got a message, or see who's calling and be able to make snap decisions, feels like the future, especially when you're exercising or in another situation where grabbing your phone isn't practical. Read the full review: Apple Watch Samsung Gear Samsung started its smartwatch life using Android Wear, but over the past couple of years it's moved away from Google's platform and onto its own Tizen OS offering. Apps aren't as plentiful here compared to the Apple Watch Android Wear ranges, but the ones you do get (e.
Know Your Mobile
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Paul Briden 20/01/2017 - 12:07pm Mario is coming to Android this March via Super Mario Run You may remember during a recent Apple launch it was revealed that Nintendo and the iPhone maker had come together to release a Mario game on iOS; Super Mario Run. Well now it seems like that wasn't a platform exclusive, Nintendo has bigger ambitions for apps and games in the mobile space, and Android is getting a turn very soon indeed. Nintendo's official Japanese Twitter account posted the news on January 19 that Super Mario Run will be landing on Android in March. The game landed on iOS during December, and those who browse Google Play may now be noticing it's also listed and promoted on the Android application storefront, however, it's only allowing you to pre-register interest at this point. We don't yet know how much it will cost, but on iOS users could play the first three levels for free, before paying a $10 fee to unlock the whole game.
PCWorld
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Here's a fresh selection of Android apps and games worth scoping out.
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“If you’ve got a radio, you’ve got that as a fallback,” he said. “It’s good to have two forms of comms.” Appsolutely useful Youve got a powered-up smartphone and a comms backup, but you dont want to waste your battery life trying to Google “can I eat this plant” or begging first-aid assistance from whoever’s in radio range. Instead, consider loading up a Kindle, as an ebook reader’s month-long battery life will give you a HitchhikersGuide-worth of help without much recharging. Prep it with maps (the options arent great, but there are some that could be useful ), as well as first aid, survival and other guide books – plus whatever you’d like to read when you’re bored without access to Netflix. Alternatively, download ebooks or apps to your smartphone, and consider storing an offline version of Google Maps for your local area, to help you find the best escape routes or in case you get lost.
PC Pro
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“If you’ve got a radio, you’ve got that as a fallback,” he said. “It’s good to have two forms of comms.” Appsolutely useful Youve got a powered-up smartphone and a comms backup, but you dont want to waste your battery life trying to Google “can I eat this plant” or begging first-aid assistance from whoever’s in radio range. Instead, consider loading up a Kindle, as an ebook reader’s month-long battery life will give you a HitchhikersGuide-worth of help without much recharging. Prep it with maps (the options arent great, but there are some that could be useful ), as well as first aid, survival and other guide books – plus whatever you’d like to read when you’re bored without access to Netflix. Alternatively, download ebooks or apps to your smartphone, and consider storing an offline version of Google Maps for your local area, to help you find the best escape routes or in case you get lost.
Techradar
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You can change the icons, themes, colours and layout, completely hide apps that you don't use, set up gesture controls and add funky affects when navigating your phone. It might sound bloated but you can use as many or as few of these features as you want, so if you want to keep your Android experience slick and minimalist Nova Launcher can do that too. There's a good chance that you've heard of Skype , the excellent voice and video service (with instant messaging thrown in for good measure as well). The Android app integrates brilliantly with your device, making it easy to make and receive calls. Calls to other Skype users over Wi-Fi are free, but you can also make calls to mobiles and landlines as well. You'll need Skype credit for this, but you could find yourself saving a small fortune, especially if you're ringing people in other countries.
Techradar
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You've got an Android device, either because you didn't want, or couldn't afford, an iPhone - and in years past that meant you had to live with substandard apps. Thankfully, those days are well and truly over, with reams of great little programs standing toe to toe with the best Apple's App Store has to offer. What's the best phone of 2017? Admittedly, the huge quantity of apps doesn't mean they're all quality - far from it in fact. To make sure you never install a duff app here's our selection of the best you should install right now - each one carefully chosen to ensure you'll have a whole suite of fun, engaging and, dammit, useful apps on your phone or tablet. If you're on the hunt for a new messaging app you could do worse than Google Allo , which has most of the basics plus a few features that you won't get elsewhere. Smart Reply, one of the standout features of Allo, suggests responses to messages and photos, learning how you talk over time, so you can send authentic responses without having to type - though it does seem a little impersonal.
PCWorld
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Microsoft may have dumped its Cache experimental note-taking app, but Windows users have alternatives to the sometimes overwhelmingly complex Evernote, Google Keep, or Microsoft's own OneNote. When you just want to jot down a few ideas and save them for later, you have simpler alternatives. These four Windows 10-compatible apps combine the convenience of digitized notes with the old-fashioned simplicity of scribbling on a notepad. Reach for one of these the next time you need to capture that thought. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
South China Morning Post
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Like a formal dinner party, a wine event (which are extremely common in the industry and among collectors) needs careful planning and attention to detail. Theres the warm greeting; the offer to take bags and coats; then guests are directed to the reception area and, later, on to the table. Youll (hopefully) see familiar faces and have a welcome drink handed to you. Four handy apps for Hong Kongs drinkers and party people At the table, there will be place cards or the host...
New Scientist - Current Issues
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Trump plans to follow the UK's lead in expanded domestic snooping. From Tor's hidden dangers to the right secure chat apps, here’s how to stay under the radar
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WinBeta
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Microsoft has updated their Powerpoint, Word, and Excel Office apps for Android devices today. Word and Powerpoint now both support Office Lens functionality which means users can use the device’s camera to directly take photos and import that media within the Office files being edited. Powerpoint has also had its sharing improved and no longer [...]
Techradar
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Our seemingly never-ending craze for selfies has helped make Meitu a photo-editing app that warps your face into an anime-like visage go viral in the West in the last few days. The app can be fun, allowing you to create Japanese-inspired anime versions of your face, then share the often hilarious results with your friends and family. So whats not to like about this frivolous little app? Theres a caveat, particularly for Android-owners: To be part of the fun, Meitu asks for a bucketload of permissions to access information on your phone, which has sparked numerous security and privacy concerns. From frivolous to serious concern Meitu was created by Chinese entrepreneur Cai Wensheng in 2008 and since then has been ruling the selfie-editing apps in China. The edits can make users look fairer, taller, slimmer and remove dark circles and blemishes with just a few taps.
Channel Pro
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Capacity allowing, you can safeguard all of the most vital data for a team or family in just one compact device. More recent NAS drives take this further still. The smarter models can be run like cloud storage services, complete with remote access, apps for iOS and Android smartphones and even synchronisation, so that files stored on a local hard drive sync with files stored on the NAS, updating as, say, a document is edited and re-saved. Buy a NAS with enough capacity and the right features, and you can effectively have your own cloud storage solution working in-house. Some even do a pretty good job of aping OneDrive's general look and feel. The other issue is redundancy. Even an affordable two-bay NAS can be set up in a RAID1 configuration with data mirrored across both drives. Should one drive go down, you'll still have a safe backup of your most important files, and you can keep working on any documents or data stored (just remember to order that replacement hard disk).
WinBeta
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While there were several major fixes and features announced today after the rollout of build 15014 for Windows 10 such as the new ebook section in the Windows Store, something that almost slipped under the radar with a super-brief mention in the release notes was the planned cancelation of the Apps Corner feature in Windows [...]
BoingBoing
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Meitu is one of Google Play's "Sand Hill" apps, part of the company's accelerator for apps with "viral potential" -- take a pic of yourself and Meitu will make you over to look like an anime character, and all they ask in return is every salient fact about you that can be gleaned from your mobile device. (more)
TechCrunch
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Instead of completing a bunch of additional steps, customers will scroll through their apps and click on the business that they wanted to find. Due to downloading crucial data before it is used, apps increase user experience and provide a direct link to your content. No worrying about your search ranking, no hassle of trying to get good service. One click, done. 2017 will result in more businesses using the best app makers to rival websites. Social Selling/Relationship Media The last major marketing trend of 2017 does not focus on new technology, but rather a refinement on something we already have, social media. Most businesses have treated their social media accounts as a free way to advertise to potential customers. Advertising Age seems to believe that this doesnt work nearly as well as anticipated. In a similar vein as content marketing, consumers are too perceptive when it comes to a company trying to sell a product.