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App update - BBC Sport

A nice update to the BBC Sport app and for cricket fans you can now get push alerts for wickets, innings and results for county cricket teams. With the widget the BBC have now added top stories so you can keep on top of the last few games in the football, will AFC Bournemouth make it to the Premiership?

Add in stability improvements and a Chromecast fix to top it all off. You can pick it up via the link to Google Play below.

#Android #BBCSpprt +BBC Sport

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Here's a swish video to promote the LG Watch Urbane as shot in Barcelona. One of the better looking watches available and you'll be able to pick it up come release for around £270. Hopefully LG won't knock out another watch so soon after release though.

With the new update rolling out to Android Wear the LG Watch Urbane will support the following new updates to Android Wear:



Hands free: Flick your wrist outward to advance to the "next card" in the stream. Flick your wrist inward to go to the "previous card" in the stream. Glances when you turn your wrist to look at the phone make getting info really fast and easy, no hands required

Phone free: Features like Offline music, GPS and Wifi support (new with this release) make it possible to leave your phone behind. As long as your phone is online (cellular data or wifi) and your watch is connected to an available wifi network, they will be able to work together (doesn't have to be the same network)

Always-on screen, always-on apps: Android Wear watches are always at the ready - with most Wear watches you can check the time without having to move it around. Now, the same applies to apps on your watch without it going to sleep. So, if you are on a run and want to keep Maps up to find your way, or you're grocery shopping and want to have your Google Keep list up for easy access, you can

Draw Emoji to reply to messages: If you want to quickly reply to a friend or colleague (using SMS, Hangouts, any messaging app) but aren't in a place where you can use Voice to respond, just draw an emoji on your watch face and we'll recognize the closest emoji and sent it over


The jury is still out if a Smartwatch is worth the expenditure, obviously the Apple Watch is so says the Mail and other tech blog sites.

Who's got a Smartwatch and which one?

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I read somewhere that some one removed the coating from the g watch r and it ended up the same as the urbane
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I wonder if that's for their home market only.... They may have something bigger to launch around September for the western territory... 
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Keep those fingers crossed that one day we'll get auto backup to Drive.

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Today’s update to Google Drive for Android brings more ways to connect with more people. Along with a host of performance improvements, you’ll be able to share a recently uploaded file directly from the notification you receive once a new file upload finishes. This lets you get that recently snapped photo or PDF download to the people you want to share it with even faster. 

Since Drive is used all over the world, we've also added 23 new languages, including Armenian, Basque, Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Georgian, Khmer, Malayalam, and a bunch of others, to make it even easier for more people to use Drive in their native tongue.

This update (http://goo.gl/IXWkj) is rolling out over the next week or so. Thanks for using Google Drive and, as always, let us know what you think.
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App update - Google+

A few new features are rolling out to Google+ today and the most notable one will be a time stamp for comments. just as a post gets a time stamp with how many minutes or hours have passed.

When you're posting a comment and want post it in one of the communities you may be signed to the image when you scroll across to pick them look much clearer.

You may even notice that you can now look through those who are in communities and it has a whole new look and feel navigating around. Similar to the Play Better With Friends section on Google Play.

The update doesn't seem to be available on Google Play just yet but it should be hitting your notification bar anytime now.

There will probably be an apk file somewhere.

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The new Google Handwriting input works nice on tablets but is not so good on smartphones. Once downloaded you can quickly and easily swap between the normal keyboard and Handwriting via the globe button.

If you want to move between Google Keyboard, Handwriting input or voice typing the keyboard symbol to the bottom right is the button you'll need to press.

Give a go via the below link.

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Among some of the games with 70% off include Plants vs Zombies, Monopoly Millionaire and Dead Space. In total there are 23 games with prices starting at 15p. This is a time limited offer so if you fancy picking up any of the titles you'd better grab them now.

Find all the games over on Google Play here - http://goo.gl/Na30Sv

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I've recently set up a Drive account for home and it's very handy. We upload pictures on days out and holidays and important documents such as home insurance polices so we reduce the amount of paper work sitting about and we know where everything is so no searching through folders and sitting looking around the lounge trying to remember where we put it.

The latest update to Google Drive brings bug fixes, performance updates and along with easier sharing from the upload notification there is support for 23 new languages. They include Canadian French, Mongolian, Swahili and Zulu. The full lost can be found over on Google Play via the below link.

We can still hope for direct uploads from your camera.......

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As you would probably already know we're using our smartphones and tablets to move money and pay bills or friends. The value of mobile banking come 2020 will be a staggering £3.4bn each week which is an awful lot of money. Last year still saw mobile transactions to the tune of £1.7bn The sum of all internet banking transactions will total £9.4bn a week, up from £5.8bn in 2013.

The figures show that digital is going to play a big role in how we bank and could see the closure of banks in the future as they become less relevant to customers.

As of yet though actually using your device to transact is still something that has to be developed yet. Apple, Samsung and Google either are or plan to allow mobile payments but here in the UK it's still either cash or card. Some retail outlets do take PayPal but banks aren't yet in on the idea.

The other big question will be are balances held in virtual wallets insured when held with Google Wallet or Apple Pay?

What would be great is an NFC enabled device and an app from your bank that lets you pay for a certain value. Some banks already let you pay for items up to about £15 by just placing your debit card on the card machine.

Security is one obstacle and a worry for both bank and consumer so until that can be overcome we'll still be using cash and card for a little longer I guess.

Telegraph - http://goo.gl/jDFqei

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We’ve all been there — you’ve searched under your car seat, tossed around the sofa cushions and you still can’t find your phone. If you know where your computer is, you can now ask Google to find your Android phone from your desktop. If the pesky phone is hiding nearby, Google can ring it for you — or you can see it on the map if you, say, forgot it at the bar. Just make sure you’ve got the latest version of the Google app!
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Tried this and it works a treat. Remember when using a tablet you will need to change Chrome into Desktop version. Nice one google 😀
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Be together not the same over at Carphone Warehouse where you can discover all the handsets that run Android in one place.

We all know why you'd want to choose Android. You've got big phones, little phones, phones from some top names such as HTC and more.

Once you have chosen your phone you can them head over to Google Play and download apps, games, music and much much more.

That's the great thing about Android and Google. Lots of choice and if you don't want to use Google Maps or Gmail you don't have to.

If you want you can download the +Expedia​ app or use +TripAdvisor​ apps if you want.

The +European Commission​ doesn't need to try and tell Google to give us that choice. We already have it. Personally I choose to use Google.

Check out the full range of Android devices on offer from CPW via this link - http://goo.gl/QlAhGL

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What is it with the +European Commission​​​​​​ ?

I choose to use Google services. I choose to use Android. If I wanted to I'd use Bling, I'd use Yahoo or another search engine. I don't want to.

If I wanted I'd use Windows Phone or iOS but I don't want to. I use Google services because they are the best out there. Google make Technology fun, they provide me with awesomely amazing products that benefit my day to day life.

The response from Google sums up the flawed complaint the European Commission has. Heck, I couldn't even name anyone who works there. I'd have to Google them, Bling them on a Windows device or type their name into Safari on an Apple device.

It just so happens I through my own choice will use Chrome on my Nexus 6, if I can be bothered.

This is simply penis envy and here's the response from Google to that envy - http://goo.gl/t7ZVSW

The action against Google makes you look absolutely crazy but the response to that from Google makes you look utterly stupid.

An economy in tatters and you're wasting your time on this?

#Android #Google #EU #EuropeanUnion #Europe

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Antitrust: European Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service

We have sent a Statement of Objections to #Google outlining our preliminary view that Google is abusing a dominant position by systematically favouring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages.

Read it here: http://europa.eu/!Qp63Yh

#online #shopping #antitrust
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Your not saying the EU officials are corrupt are you lolss
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