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I applaud Microsoft and their recent hard push on mobile - Android specifically. But I still don't use MS Office apps, sorry, Drive is enough for me.

Now, this better not turn into another 3-10 apps that I need to root to remove from a new machine.
 
Microsoft is partnering with LG, Sony and many more OEMs to pre-install Office apps on various Android tablets across the market.

There is a good chance your next Android tablet will have Microsoft Office pre-installed, do you think that is a good thing?
Microsoft is partnering with LG, Sony and many more OEMs to pre-install Office apps on various Android tablets across the market.
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10:1 it's a way to get out of licensing fees from Microsoft. 
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There is so much to be said on this topic, and many variables that can make a difference even when running the same SoC on different devices, but on the surface of it all, at least my takeaway and I think the point of the piece, yes, the more cores you have in your Android device SoC, the better.

Great research +Gary Sims​!
 
Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core. http://goo.gl/ek7byq

Quad-core and octa-core devices seem to be the norm at the moment, but can Android apps use so many cores? I did some testing and this is what I found out.

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We have had multi-core processors in our PCs for over a decade, and today they are considered the norm. At first it was dual-core, then quad-core, and today companies like Intel and AMD offer high end desktop processors with 6 or even 8 cores. Smartphone processors have a similar history. Dual-core energy efficient processors from ARM arrived about 5 years ago, and since then we have seen the release of ARM based 4, 6 and 8 core processors. Howev...
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A couple years ago I may have jumped on this (if it was not AT&T branded, of course,) but now, I really don't think I would. 

Manufacturers/carriers, please make a good 7-inch tablet, there are now more than enough budget options in the 7-inch range.
 
LG G Pad F 8.0 coming May 29 to AT&T, $150 on contract

At first glance this may look like just another budget Android tablet, but the LG G Pad F 8.0 has a couple tricks up its sleeve worth checking out. What do you think, is this AT&T branded LG tablet right for you?

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Back in March, Sprint began selling the LG G Pad F 7.0 for the low price of free on contract. AT&T will be bringing you the update to this tablet, announcing that the LG G Pad F 8.0 will be available starting May 29th. AT&T offers up little information on the tablet itself, sharing that the G Pad F 8.0 is an 8-inch device with an HD+ display resolution. Powering it will be an old, but faithful Snapdragon 400 SoC, 4,200mAh battery and 16GB of i...
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So, I'm fairly new to Spotify, figured a good place to start would be with the new songs off of the brand new album by +Rebecca Perl.

As an indie artist working hard to bring us great music, you might be kind and follow her on the service while you are in there. Enjoy!
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Please forgive the terrible photoshop work, I had to rush it out. Otherwise, Chrome Flags are great, there are a handful that I always enable.

Note: If you dislike Google's new Bookmark Manager, I show how to disable it in this article. Nice try Google, maybe next time. 
 
Customize your mobile web experience using Chrome flags - Android customization

Did you know that the Chrome web browser has a hidden set of advanced and experimental options? That's right, there is a ton of customization you can do with your browser, both on your PC and on your Android device. What is your favorite Chrome Flag?

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Have you been having fun tracking all of your movements through your Google Location history, as we walked through in last week's Android customization post? We hope so. Now it is time to take to our web browser to make some subtle and significant tweaks, this week we will take an in-depth look at Chrome Flags. We know that not all of you use Google's Chrome web browser as your browser of choice for your Android device. However, Chrome is the ...
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Well, that's almost as fancy as the Galaxy S6 Edge we gave away last week. Did you want to try to win the LG G4 this week?
Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every Sunday. A big congratulations to last week’s winner of the Galaxy S6 Edge giveaway, Ko D., from UK. This week we are giving away the new LG G4! LG's G4 hits the sweet spot for a lot of potential people with its arguably best in class camera quality, Quantum 2k display, removable battery, microSD support and its interchangeable bac...
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No doubt that root users have been enjoying this for a while now - I don't know of anyone that doesn't want this control in mainstream Android. 

Hopefully it provides an actual console where you can explicitly deny permissions, not just rejecting the requests when they pop up, which is great too. 
 
Google may be planning to let users have more control over app permissions

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Google I/O 2015 is right around the corner, and we've already heard a few rumors as to what Google will announce at the conference. We might get a first look at Android M, and there's a possibility we'll even get a new feature that will allow us to control any application using voice actions. Perhaps one of the most sought after features Android users have been asking for over the years might make an appearance, as well. According to a report ...
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I am a little sad that there will not be a new Nexus 7 this year, I'm all for a new Nexus tablet every year, but I think I am totally on board for another LG built Nexus phone. 

Not to mention, I've already got tablets, so a 5.2-inch phone would fit my needs way better than the monster 5.7 and larger Huawei (rumored) and Motorola Nexus devices. You?
 
Two Nexus phones in 2015, but no Nexus tablet according to rumor

You may have heard the rumor of the Huawei built Nexus phone, and expected no new Nexus tablets this year, but further rumor brings us an LG built 5.2-inch Nexus phone for 2015. Would this be the droid you've been looking for?

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Adding to the rumored expectations, Google is said to be adding two new Nexus phones this year, but no new Nexus tablet. LG is said to be making a 5.2-inch Nexus 5 successor.
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I don't know it I'd call the Nexus 9 a disaster, but certainly over-hyped and over-priced for what it is. Anyway, flop.  

I'd be happy with another ASUS tablet. Their budget gear seems to be falling apart, but their mid/high-end gear is pretty solid. A mid range (quality) ASUS Nexus tablet, 7 and/or 8 inch I'd buy in a heartbeat. 
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This is the part that I admit that I have not yet finished Episode 1 of the game, but I am convinced I will find the time to play through all 6 eventually. 

It is nice that the games follow a slightly different path and character set than the show, but then again, I'm so far behind on the game that I could 're-live' the show in game form without feeling cheated.
 
Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 4 coming to the Google Play Store on May 28th

If you are looking to play the next episode of the Game of Thrones series on your Android tablet or iPad, you have only a week left to wait. Are you keeping up with the TellTale Games Game of Thrones series?
Following the March launch of Episode 3, the fourth installment of Telltale's Game of Thrones will its way to the Google Play Store on Thursday, May 28th.
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Ah, good old auto-cucumber, what a crazy effective and simultaneously devastating tool.
 
How to modify or disable auto-correct on your Android keyboard - Android customization

If you experience far too many spelling errors, or too many incorrect words in your typing on your Android device, take a look at changing Auto-correct settings, or disabling it altogether. What is your best (family friendly) auto- cucumber -correct mistake?

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I hope you had the chance to optimize your web experience by changing your Chrome flags through last week's Android customization post. This week, we want to head back to a fairly beginner's task, changing the settings, or completely disabling, auto-correct functionality on your Android devices. Auto-correct, or auto-cucumber, or arto-monkey as it is sometimes referred to, is responsible for many humorous and disastrous exchanges between frien...
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Some interesting results, some expected results. All in all, I like my Anker 5 port charger. 
 
iPad Air 2 battery recharge times - charger shootout

How long does it take to charge your iPad? We look at recharge times for our iPad Air 2 for a few different chargers, check it out and let us know your experiences with different power supplies.

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We tested to find out what charger, or type of charger, is the best for your Apple iPad Air 2. Is it the Genuine Apple charger, one of those new quick chargers, or just the USB port on your PC?
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These little companies - Huawei, Xiaomi - I am really liking what I am seeing from them. I really want to put this tablet to the test. 
 
Huawei MediaPad M2 unveiled, 64-bit octa-core SoC in tow

Huawei may not be a household brand in North America, but with tablets like these coming to market, that may change. Are you a fan of Huawei devices?
Huawei's new 8-inch MediaPad M2 tablet has a 64-bit octa-core SoC, microSD expansion and a big 4800mAh battery.
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Technology user and administrator by day, tech writer by night, Android device in hand through it all. 

Feel free to check out some of my Android related ramblings over at www.androidpenguinlife.com  (+AndroidPenguinLife) and my Android love over at http://www.androidauthority.com/author/JonathanFeist/ (+AndroidAuthority)

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AnTuTu Benchmark
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AnTuTu benchmark is the most popular Android smartphone and tablet benchmarking app in the world!. ☆ Over 100,000,000 users ☆ Benchmark app

AA App for Android™
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Stay up to date in the world of Android™ with AndroidAuthority.com App. Get all the latest Android news, rumors, hot Android apps, tips & tr

Cog - System Info Viewer
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Just a simple Chrome App to showcase chrome.system.* APIs.Check out public source at https://github.com/beaufortfrancois/cog-chrome-app

Cog - System Info Viewer
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Display lots of useful hardware and network info

Trigger
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Bored of putting your phone on silent every time you get into the office? Tired of turning off Bluetooth to conserve battery every time juic

Zooper Widget Pro
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Widget "fai da te" minimale, estremamente customizzabile, con poco impatto su batteria e memoria e dalle illimitate possibilità! Prova la ve

MX Player
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MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies. a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help

Google AdSense
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The Google AdSense app provides an easy way to view key data from your AdSense and AdMob accounts. It allows you to access reporting feature

Google Play services
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Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like authentication

Chrome Beta
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Welcome to Chrome Beta for Android!• Preview the latest features: Try out the newest features. (Sometimes these may be a little rough around

Google Camera
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Google Camera snaps quick and easy photos and videos, and has creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama.Features • Ph

Pogoplug
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Pogoplug is cloud storage for your mobile life. Access all your files, photos, music and movies wherever you are. Automatically import your

AllCast
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AllCast lets you send photos, music, and videos on your Android to your TV!AllCast supports: * Roku * Apple TV * Xbox 360, Xbox One * Samsun

Avia Media Player (Chromecast)
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*** Chromecast support requires you to "Unlock Extras" with an in-app purchase for $2.99. In addition, this will unlock casting to DLNA enab

Google Local Portland
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News, tips and conversations about your favorite Portland places.

Rendezvous
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Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

Google Maps
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Download the latest release of Google Maps, and never carry a paper map again. Get Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Places, and Latitude

Google Play Music
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Shop music on Google Play and listen instantly using the Google Play Music app.The Google Play Music app lets you listen to your music colle

Android
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A place for Android fans everywhere to meet, share and get the latest on all things Android.

Just plain good. Small but excellent happy hour menu.
Public - 2 weeks ago
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Oh man, so good. Every bite was a flavor explosion, and we only filled up on the happy hour menu. I'll be back for sure, and may try the main menu, maybe. Try the BBQ pork!
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Did not get to visit any of the buildings, buy walking around the campus was great. Much to see and a fun atmosphere.
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If you are interested in technology, be sure to call ahead so you can attend a live taping of one of the shows. Great people, fun place.
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reviewed 5 months ago
The meat counter is one of the best I've ever experienced. Not only are the staff fun and friendly, but the selection of sausage and other ready-to-cook meats are superb. The store is a little unruly in the layout, but it's clean and makes sense once you get used to it.
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reviewed 10 months ago
The View!!!
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