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Google announced the 2018 Google Play Awards nominees today to celebrate the best experiences in Android. The Google Play Awards, for those not familiar, are a celebration of the applications and games that “represent some of the best experiences available on Android.” Google selects the apps that are up for awards, but they also need … Continued Google Announces This Year’s Google Play Awards Nominees, Winners Coming at I/O is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: apps, games, news, android, google play, google play awards, googleio, io2018

Instagram Stories is gaining a new feature should make it easier for customers to share events on their story. Users can now add multiple photos or videos to their Story at the same time. This is great for previewing what a complete story will look like before it’s posted, as well as for [...]

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PUBG Mobile has officially been updated to version 0.4.0, and it’s a pretty sizable update with some new features and control options to improve your game. The biggest changes are a new Arcade Mode, a Training Ground, and a Dusk setting. The Arcade Mode is a smaller mode with specific item modifiers, which sounds like […] Come comment on this article: PUBG Mobile hits version 0.4.0, includes new arcade mode, controls, and more Visit TalkAndroid

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Check out the apps Google thinks are the best available today. There are millions of great apps on the Google Play Store, so it can be tough for apps to get noticed and pick up the traction they deserve. That's one of the reasons why Google runs a yearly "Google Play Award" system, where it picks a couple dozen apps to highlight for outstanding design, user experience, performance, innovation and overall quality. Google just released the full list of nominees for the award, which in itself is...

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Last week, Motorola refreshed its wildly popular Moto G and Moto E series, among which is the new Moto E5 Play — an ultra-low-cost device targeted at prepaid customers who don't want to spend much more than $100. Everyone's heard the old adage "you get what you pay for," and a few years ago that might've been true to some extent with inexpensive phones. These days, though, you can get a lot of bang for just a little buck; last year's Moto E4 impressed us with surprisingly nice design and...

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Last fall Amazon took a step toward trying to provide a more secure delivery solution for Amazon Prime members who were ordering physical goods from the company. Knowing what a ripe target Amazon boxes left on doorsteps and front porches make, Amazon launched Amazon Key which enabled delivery drivers to enter a home to leave […] Come comment on this article: In-car delivery now available for Amazon Prime members Visit TalkAndroid

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Google might have finally found a way to fix online chat for everyone after years of trying. Google Chat is said to be the latest messaging solution from the company and if the rumors are true, every problem with online messaging could disappear. That's a pretty bold statement, but what Google Chat is (and what it isn't), as well as how it's different from previous attempts, makes me believe that there's nothing else any one company can do and it this doesn't work nothing ever will. Let's...

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Last year, Amazon introduced Amazon Key, which would let couriers deliver packages right inside the front door of your home. Apparently that idea has been a solid one for Amazon, because the company has decided to expand it to include the trunk of your car. Today Amazon is

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Spotify announced big changes to its free offering today, likely in an attempt to get you to convert over to a paying customer. What they’ve done is make the experience more personalized, added like and hide buttons, gave you the ability to create your own playlists, that sort of thing. Specifically, Free on Spotify is … Continued Spotify Adds a Bunch of New Features to Free Offering is a post from: Droid Life

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Amazon announced Amazon Key last year, the service that allows Amazon’s delivery drivers to access your home and place packages inside, instead of leaving them on the porch. While most people seemed to recognize Amazon Key’s usefulness, it seems many others couldn’t get over the idea of letting a stranger into their home to drop … Continued Amazon Now Also Wants Access to Your Car for Delivering Packages is a post from: Droid Life

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Podcasts are a weird piece of Android, and I don’t necessarily mean that in a good way. Contrast it with Apple’s podcast integration and you get a pretty ugly picture, for example. On an iPhone, podcasts have their own standalone app called Podcasts, users have a full library and store to browse and store their […] Come comment on this article: Google is about to double down on podcasts Visit TalkAndroid

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As business moves online and people's attention moves to the web more and more, having your own website is more than an asset — it's almost a necessity. But maintaining a website means paying monthly or yearly hosting fees which can quickly add up over time. Fortunately, there are companies like Dragify Website Hosting which will keep your website hosted and domain registered for a one-time payment of just $49.99. This deal from Windows Central Digital Offers is here to alleviate...

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Let it do the work. Right now you can grab the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 RoboVac for just $159.98 when you use coupon code ECOVACS1 during checkout at Amazon. With over 4,500 reviews, this RoboVac has a 4.2 out of 5-star rating, which is rather impressive. You can use the free ECOVACS app to create a schedule, monitor cleanings, receive error alerts, and much more. It has four different cleaning modes and a 3-stage cleaning system to ensure your hard floors and carpets are nice and clean once it...

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No matter what T-Mobile says, you can actually find some pretty great deals on Verizon. Verizon Wireless has some of the largest coverage for customers in the United States, and although T-Mobile likes to continually poke fun at the carrier for having high monthly rates, there are actually some really solid deals to be found if you know where to look. You can typically find quite a few deals being run by Verizon at any given time, but if you only want to look at the best of the best and...

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Machine learning is one of the biggest trends in current development and tech circles, and you’re going to want to stay in the loop with something this big. Right now we’re offering a comprehensive machine learning bundle that includes several ebooks and educational courses, and it won’t break the bank. The bundle includes six ebooks […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Pay what you want for the 2018 Machine Learning Bundle Visit TalkAndroid

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Over the years, Spotify has put a considerable amount of focus on the features and design of the paid version of Spotify, letting the free tier wallow in the state it debuted in back in 2014. That is changing beginning today, as Spotify has just announced some major [...]

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Free users are also getting recommended playlist creation and a low-data mode. During a recent event in New York City, Spotify talked about a heap of new goodies that are in the works for its mobile app and free users. Looking first at the new app, there are visual changes in tow for just about everything – including the search page, now playing tab, and more. The bottom navigation bar is also less cluttered, and Spotify says it's currently in the process of pushing the new UI to all of...

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Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has announced its first-quarter earnings for 2018, which on first glance show impressive growth in both revenues and operating income of 26% ($26.1 billion) and 22% ($7 billion). This is incredible growth for such a big company that employs around 85,000 employees globally. But not all of Alphabets companies are in […] Come comment on this article: Alphabet’s Q1 earnings call reveals Nest posted a $621m loss Visit TalkAndroid

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There’s no shortage of Bluetooth speakers on the market, but we’re starting to see a trend towards speakers in smaller form factors with more features. Voice assistants, fast charging, surround sound, you name it; if you can imagine it, someone’s probably tried it. We recently reviewed Sbode’s wireless Bluetooth speaker that offered a really, really […] Come comment on this article: Sbode M350 Bluetooth speaker review: small package, big features Visit TalkAndroid

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These are the first batch of quality cases released for the Moto G6! Motorola latest entries in the Moto G lineup have been announced with the flagship Moto G6 arriving in the US in late May. But it's never too early to start thinking about accessories, with some brands quick to get their cases out there well ahead of the phone's actual release. Even if you're not planning to buy a case so far ahead of the phone's release, it's good to window shop a bit and see how the phone will look in...

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The P20 Pro is here and Huawei has a lot to offer in terms of equipment. The triple camera with its 40 megapixel sensor is an especially impressive piece of technology in itself. We put Huawei's new flagship through its paces, and you can read our full review of this impressive smartphone in this article.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Free for Prime members with modern cars. Amazon just announced a new service for Prime members that lets Amazon Key delivery drivers drop your packages off inside the trunk of your car. When Amazon Key first released, the idea was to appeal to customers who regularly ordered from Amazon and found their packages getting stolen off their front lawns. It was for people who lived in urban neighborhoods with no place to hide or conceal the package until they came home. With Amazon Key, the...

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The OnePlus 5T has been selling like hot cakes, but we already have tantalizing hints about the sequel, and rumors keep rolling in about its features. In this article, we show you all the design details teased by the company about its new flagship killer, which could be arriving sooner than you think(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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With just over a week to go until the official launch of LG’s G7 ThinQ on May 2, it’s difficult to think how the phone maker has any surprises left up its sleeve. From previously leaks we already know LG’s new flagship will sport an MLCD+ display with a notch, that there’s a Snapdragon 845 […] Come comment on this article: Leaked image shows the LG G7 ThinQ from all angles, reveals an audio jack Visit TalkAndroid

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If you're a fan of Samsung, you may already know that it's next mid-range Galaxy devices are in the works, coming very soon. Leaked information and renders already show us what we can expect the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ to look like. Let's take a look at everything we know ahead of the release.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The LG G7 ThinQ was rumored to arrive in the first quarter of 2018, but new sources indicate a later launch, improved hardware, and a higher price. The latest rumors tease us with new LG G7 ThinQ renders from Evan Blass, showing the whole design.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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If you have a Gmail account (and it would be strange if you didn’t, honestly) you’re going to want to check your sent messages over the past few days. Apparently, there’s been some kind of breach or error that makes it look like regular accounts are sending spam emails to other accounts. These spam messages […] Come comment on this article: Check your Gmail account for outgoing spam messages Visit TalkAndroid

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It's impossible not to compare the P20 Pro and Pixel 2XL, the two smartphones with the best camera available. The software experience, price, design and features offered by the two devices are different: this is why the challenge becomes interesting(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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I know that we just got done saying that we were finished posting up unofficial renders of the LG G7 ThinQ, but another one showed up today that reveals every single angle of the phone’s exterior. Thanks to the image provided by @evleaks, we get to see the front, back, top, bottom, and both sides. … Continued Fine, Here’s One More LG G7 ThinQ Picture Because It Shows Every Damn Angle is a post from: Droid Life

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Honor has made its new smartphone official! The Honor 10 has it going on in terms of both design and specs, and the price is great. But is it enough to make you want to go out and buy it?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Sometimes we get a barrage of leaks of a single device that just won’t quit until it’s officially unveiled. This is the case for the LG G7 ThinQ, which has leaked numerous times and has even been [...]

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All the way back in 2011, we asked our readers what they thought was the worst Android OEM skin. Motorola came in with 48% of the vote with Moto Blur, followed by Samsung’s TouchWiz at 32%. Well, considering Android OEM skins are still a thing, it’s time to update our feelings on this. Now, a … Continued Monday Poll: The Worst OEM Skin in Android is? is a post from: Droid Life

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Fortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games but it's not your typical shooting game. In Fortnite you have to manage several other aspects in addition to killing the enemy. Here are some tips and tricks to help you be the last one standing at the end of the battle royale.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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OnePlus announced today that the OnePlus 6 will be its first phone with a glass back. LG went this route recently with the V30. Apple just did it with the iPhone X, as did Huawei with the P20. HTC also turned to glass after the HTC 10 with its HTC U Ultra and U11. Samsung, … Continued Why Does Everyone Think All-Glass Smartphones are Premium? is a post from: Droid Life

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In July of last year, Samsung announced PayPal as a supported payment option within Samsung Pay. Even though that announcement was made, it appears the ability to actually make purchases using your PayPal account via Samsung Pay wasn’t available, but this week, that changes. This morning, PayPal announced users can now make purchases, “at the … Continued PayPal Support Goes Live for Samsung Pay, 9 Months After Initial Announcement is a post from: Droid Life

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Motorola has recently launched its latest G family, including the G6 Play, Plus and the standard version. We've already got our hands on all three versions, and in this review we bring you our first impressions of the Moto G6 Play, the cheapest of the three models, which promises a long battery life.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Back in July of last year, Samsung and PayPal announced a partnership that would see the PayPal added to the Samsung Pay as a means to buy things using your Galaxy smartphone. At the time, it was confirmed that PayPal support would be rolling out “soon”, [...]

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Meizu announced the launch of three new smartphones today that will make up their new Meizu 15 series of smartphones. The new devices stick to some older design cues from the smartphone market, sticking with some bezels, a 16:9 aspect ratio for the displays, and no signs of a notch anywhere. The hardware included suggests […] Come comment on this article: Meizu launches new Meizu 15 series of smartphones Visit TalkAndroid

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If you are thinking about buying some new headphones with noise canceling technology that doesn’t cost the earth, Anker has you covered. The accessories maker has just launched its new Soundcore Vortex Wireless Over-Ear headphones, and to celebrate, it has also discounted a bunch of other items from 26-35%.  The Soundcore Vortex headphones come with Anker’s 18-month […] Come comment on this article: [Deal] Anker discounts selected accessories to celebrate launch of new Soundcore Vortex...

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Backing up your data is an absolute necessity, as it can be easy to lose your precious data in other ways besides losing your phone. Updates can be risky, or you can accidentally delete important items yourself. There are different ways to back up your data, and we explain some of the best and easiest in this article.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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If you’re an AT&T customer that has been waiting to pick up a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+, a limited time price drop might be worth a look. Samsung is currently hosting a promotion that’s

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SmugMug announced late last week that is has acquired Flickr, the photo sharing platform owned by Yahoo since 2005. No terms were revealed, but more importantly, Flickr states that nothing with regard to the user experience will change until next month. However, on May 25, all of Flickr’s user data will be transferred to SmugMug. … Continued Flickr Acquired by SmugMug, Experience Won’t Change Until May 25 is a post from: Droid Life

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Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the five most popular Android apps from last week. These apps are ones [...]

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T-Mobile has just rolled out improved LTE coverage to literally hundreds of new locations across the United States. Cities such as Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, and many others are benefiting, but many smaller places all stand to gain. Is your area receiving the upgrade?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The hype train continues to roll for OnePlus, which is in full teaser mode for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. In the latest post from the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau over on the OnePlus forums, we get a quick glimpse at the process of designing the [...]

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Thanks to T-Mobile Tuesdays, customers of T-Mobile can snag $4 tickets to Deadpool 2 starting May 15, just in time for the film’s debut on May 18. If you’re feeling lucky, T-Mobile is also hosting a Deadpool Dream Trip this week (starts tomorrow), where someone is going to win a trip to see the film … Continued T-Mobile Customers Can Get $4 Tickets to Deadpool 2 on May 15 is a post from: Droid Life

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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau announced this morning that the OnePlus 6 will have a glass back. Lau suggests that this new glass back will bring a “sense of value” to customers, as well as a “premium hand-feel.” I think he misspelled “fragile,” but we’ll come back to that. This is the first use of glass … Continued OnePlus 6 has Glass Back That Adds a “Sense of Value” and “Premium Hand-Feel” is a post from: Droid Life

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We were teased with this price drop on the Essential Phone on Friday, but it disappeared almost immediately. Hopefully this time some of you have a chance to snatch up this solid smartphone at just $349 on Amazon. The only caveat is that the deal price is just on the Black Moon [...]

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The Huawei P20, the P20 Lite, and the P20 Pro aren’t going to launch in the United States due to the intervention of the United States government. But that doesn’t mean the handsets can’t see the light of day in [...]

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