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Google needs to tackle its app discovery problem 

Android has really matured as a platform, but why is app discovery still such a problem? It’s not just that it’s difficult for indie developers to get noticed, the user experience in the Play Store is awful. The search functionality is poor and there’s a lack of curation. 

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We take a look at the problem of app discovery, not just for developers, but for consumers. What is Google doing to solve it and what more could it do to improve the experience.
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Thermostats, robots, and the perfect world map: 12 months of Google acquisitions

Google has fingers in a whole lot of pies, but how many of them are going to deliver a tasty treat? We take a look at all the major investments and acquisitions that Google has made over the last year and delve into the potential implications.

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A look at all of Google's acquisitions over the last year, from Nest for home automation, to Boston Dynamics, to Waze and DeepMind. What is Google up to?
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Microsoft's Cortana demo was impressive, could it be better than Siri and Google Now?
Voice-activated digital assistants are an increasingly important feature for smartphones. Now that Microsoft has unveiled Cortana, we take a look at how it stacks up against Apple’s Siri and Google Now.
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Htc is a nice looking phone but I like my note 3 more 
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Do you have privacy concerns about Google Glass?
We take a look at a new Anti-Glass subscription software service designed to prevent it from recognizing you, as well as the wider anti-glass movement and its privacy concerns.
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Maybe some public blowback will reduce the askin price, here's hoping consumer version will be under a G. 
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What do you really want in your new phone?

Are you excited about bezel-less smartphones, 4K displays, and biometrics or do you think they're over-hyped gimmicks? Would you prefer some solid improvements to your phone's core features. We ask what you're really looking for in your next device.

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Is the next round of buzz being generated by features we don't really want? Are bezel-less 4K screens, curved form factors, and biometric security worth getting excited about?
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1) Battery life!!!
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Seems a shame to cover your HTC One M8 in a case, but it needs protecting
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Great share thank you
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A look at the Android world outside of Google’s control

There is a massive Android ecosystem that doesn't depend on Google and it’s growing rapidly. Is there a danger that Google could lose control of Android? We take a look at what it all means.
With the forked Android or AOSP market reaching 25% market share is Google in danger of losing control of the platform? We take a look at Google's Android and the competition.
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Freelance Writer and Editor
  • Freelance Writer, present
  • Rock The Deadline
    Creative Director, 2012 - 2012
  • Bright Hub
    Managing Editor, 2010 - 2011
  • Outerlight
    Producer, 2003 - 2008
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I live in Edinburgh and work full time as a freelance writer and editor. I have a number of my own websites and I also work for various clients in print and on the web. I am passionate about technology, especially mobile devices and video games.

I worked in the games industry where I started out as a games tester at VIS Entertainment working on titles like State of Emergency then I worked for Outerlight as a producer and game designer on titles like The Ship.

I worked as a Managing Editor at Bright Hub covering the mobile technology space and I worked as a Creative Director at Rock The Deadline providing content marketing for software and tech companies.

I still have a passionate obssession with gaming. When I'm not working or gaming I like to surf. I'm also a big fan of horror movies.

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