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Moto X Pure addition for the US The Moto range of products are as brilliant as ever and I'm looking forward to getting hols of a Moto Style. That or the new Nexus is my next phone or I may stick with the super Nexus 6........
 
Clear your schedule tomorrow! Those of you in the US can finally pre-order the new #MotoX  Pure Edition, the phone that loves you back. It’s got a top rated camera, water repellent coating and all-day battery life. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1Fg9CJi. US only.
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Download Amazon Instant Prime Video Watching your favourite shows and films is ever changing and whilst some like the BBC are stuck in the days of old with their funding method Amazon, Netflix, Sky and BT are changing the entire landscape.

Although downloading content to watch later isn't anything new it is new to customers of Amazon Prime Instant Video. The functionality is available to compatible devices running Android, iOS and Kindle devices.

There will be some shows that Amazon do not have any agreements in place for downloading but those titles that are eligible will have a download button so you can get stocked up with titles ready for a plane journey, a road trip or if you'll be anywhere else that has a poor network covergae.

I still think Netflix offers the better original shows and you can find some classic movies plus Chromecast support is a big win.

You'll need the Amazon Instant Video app and that's found by following these instructions - http://goo.gl/Quc3Dx

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Should still be on Google Play though. We shouldn't have to sideload these apps just so Amazon can continue with their 'exclusively available from Amazon' moniker.
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It's another Samsung product annoument This time round we have the Samsung Gear S2. Both versions of the Gear S2 run their own OS that goes by the name of Tizen.

They both allow for notifications such as calls, emails and texts so nothing all that different from what my LG Urbane can do.

Spec wise the Samsung Gear S2 is 11.4-millimeter thin, has 1.2-inch circular screen with a 360 x 360 resolution (302 ppi), 4GB internal with 512MB of RAM.

The only real difference between the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are the dimensiona. The Gear S2 comes in at 42.3 x 49.8 x 11.4mm and weighs 47g whilst the Classic is 39.9 x 43.6 x 11.4mm and is slightly lighter at 42g.

I reckon Tizen might put some off. 
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Might put quite a few off more likely lol 
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#WalkofBritain is a Great cause The only association with mobile is you can use your phone to donate

A great deal of respect for everyone involved especially to the UK and US service personal doing all the walking.

A lot of amazing numbers involved from the 5,280,000 steps, 1,440,000 calories that'll be burned and more.

Check out all the info on the Walking with The Wounded website - http://goo.gl/aQPcB0 - 
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App update - Pocket Casts It's always fun when Shifty Jelly update their super Pocket Casts app.

Get the update from Google Play here - https://goo.gl/CAcBQQ

Keep in touch with the developers here - +Shifty Jelly​​

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Good deals and good causes +The People's Operator (TPO)​ have some very nice offers available for both SIM only and PAYG users.

Check out their website here - https://goo.gl/q7kTfw - where you can learn more about what they do and how they do it.

I wonder if they have any jobs going.........
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+Three UK​ have ROK Mobile where you get mins, texts and data plus music - http://goo.gl/ynANbf

Shebang is another service running off Three - http://goo.gl/6e3Gkk - but by all accounts isn't all that good. On the first page of Google their is a link to the Consumer Action Group about them and references to them targeting people with bad credit.

Our no credit check options mean that we can guarantee a pay monthly contract SIM and a handset for everyone over the age of 18 even if you have been refused by other networks. Plus we offer exciting upgrade options to the latest smartphones

You've then got iD from +Carphone Warehouse​ . 
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The new Google logo What do you think? You can watch a video of how Google has looked over the years via this YouTube video - https://goo.gl/stNXIg

If you're asking why they've changed answers are available on their official blog here - http://goo.gl/GkaU89

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+Barry Smith​ yes, Google+ just announced theirs too:

https://plus.google.com/+MoritzTolxdorff/posts/8TJehRFGAXw

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App update Google Maps Google have pushed out a new UI to the super Google Maps app. It looks a lot cleaner and feels easier to get around.

It isn't all about looking good though. Functionality is key and one particular new feature is when swiping up when looking at the new bigger map when you've selected destination and transport method you get not only a list of when you need to take a left but anything important such as accidents or info such as private roads.

Each mode of transport now shows you how long it will take to get you from A to B. Swiping from left to right at the bottom of maps allows you to change your mode. You may notice that some destinations may automatically have a route chosen as per the cycle route below or did that already happen?

It all looks very nice and certainly feels much better when working around the app. Although it may not have it your notification bar as being ready on Google Play but Android Police have the apk file available here

The new popular times option shows you how busy Lidl is at any given hour on a particular day. You can swipe through the days or choose from the drop down menu. Whenever you go it's that wait at the checkout that kills the whole experience.

APK Mirror have the apk file as it may not have landed on Google Play for you just yet. Get that here - http://goo.gl/WBw9aa or keep an eye over on Google Play via this link - https://goo.gl/3mUJCH



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Nice update, I've been using it for a few days. I unexpectedly got the update pushed to me early and didn't realise no one else seemed to have it :-) I wonder will Waze social ever be added :-(
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Shall I just buy an Android phone?
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how the hell the app got on to app store?
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Those short URLs Some people are worried about hitting a short URL. I hope that by now you'll know that I'm not going to be pointing you to a dodgy website where horrible things will happen.

The reason I do it is because a short URL fits better than a long one and it looks better.

Here's an example:

Long URL - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.shiftyjelly.pocketcasts

Short URL - https://goo.gl/CAcBQQ

Lots of trusted people use them as do some you can't trust but I'm one you can.


We love podcasts, so we made a podcast player that is full featured, beauti...
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Lee Child - Make Me Another Jack Reacher book from +Lee Child​ hitting shelves on 10th of September and Google Play on the 20th.

Looking forward to it. Still have a few to get through though......
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will be getting this for sure
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O2 rebrand their stores for the Rugby World Cup Move over football (soccer), it's time for a real sport to take the spotlight.

To get things going +O2 in the UK​​ have rebranded their 377 high Street stores to show support for the +England Rugby​​ team.

O2 have also travelled the country with their O2 Touch camapign and given away an incredible 50,000/official England tops.

The mobile network has been an O2 has been an England Rugby sponsor since 1995 but as they are not associated with that Works Cup they won't be allowed to have any visual sponsorship on any tournament merchandising or around the stadiums.

The World Cup kicks off on September 18th with England taking on Fiji. England will also face Wales, Australia in their group so we've got some great games to look forward to.

The US and Japan are in Scotland's group and the mighty Ireland will prove a formidable force with among others Canada having the pleasure of taking them on.

You can download the Rugby World Cup app from Google Play here https://goo.gl/jurjrs - or keep up with all the news from the website via this link - http://goo.gl/x2KDll

Source - Campaign Live - http://goo.gl/oh9Jxt

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