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Keep those fingers crossed that one day we'll get auto backup to Drive.

Please pretty Google please!
 
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.

#Android #Google+
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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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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

+Christopher Spackman​​​
 
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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Morning bargain hunters fancy a Moto X 2014 Bamboo for £288?
If so head over to Clove Technology  and grab one whilst stock lasts.

One of the better Android phones out there you get a near pure Android experience with some superb extras such as Moto Voice and more. It's the ideal handset if you're want a nexus 6 but aren't all that keen on its size.

Here are a few reasons why you might want one

Android 4.4.4
5.2 inch 1080p full HD AMOLED screen
13 megapixel camera with Shake to Wake
Moto Assist
Moto Voice
Powerful 2.5Ghz quad-core processor
2,300 mAh battery with Turbo Charging
9.7mm thick , 140g
4G compatible
NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity

If you want one hit the link below. 

#Android   #Motox  
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The HTC One M9 is heading in to the guys over at Clove Technology tomorrow. UK orders can have their by Monday with international orders dropping through doors towards the middle of the week. 

I've always been fond of HTC devices, they produce handsets that feel and look solid and HTC Sense is always a pleasure to use unlike some other overlays. 

After experimenting with their own Ultrapixel technology for the main cameras in the past two One devices, HTC have now shrunk and moved this technology to the front of the phone. In its place is an industry-leading 20.7 MP sensor for starkly detailed image capture.

Here are a few reasons why you'll be wanting to get one:

Android 5.0 Lollipop
Qualcomm 810 octa-core processor
32 GB storage with 128 GB expansion.
Full HD display
Solid aluminium construction 

You can get a Gunmetal Grey one for £555.00 plus postage on the following link - http://goo.gl/400uL2

#Android #htconem9  
 
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Go Google
 
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

#Android #Google




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I've not quite warmed to the idea of the Nexus Player. A Chromecast and Roku Box ticks all the right boxes for me. It's been available in the UK for a couple of weeks now and now France and Germany can buy one for €99

If I was a big mobile gamer it might be worth it but with a full time job and a 7 month old when do I get time to pay games!

I don't actually know anyone who has one. The below link takes you to the country availability for Google hardware. Hong Kong residents can also pick up the Nexus 6.

#NexusPlayer #Android #Nexus6
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App update - Gumtree

The team at +Gumtree UK​ have updated their mobile app today and at long last we can now login with our Google account or if you're that way inclined, Facebook.

Gumtree is great for getting shot of stuff. You don't pay either unless you want to feature your advert and I've found when you put something up you usually get a reply not very long after.

I do remember putting an old Laura Ashley sofa on once. Some students called up asking if I was an smoker or owned any pets. No and no was the answer. It was free and I'm sure they were going to put it through all sorts anyway.

Cheeky beggers.

The update is live via the link below.

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There's a very nice update rolling out to the awesome Snapseed app. You'll find all the info you need to know from those what know it.

#Android #Snapseed
 
Perfect your photos in a snap with the new Snapseed

With billions of images being uploaded and shared on a daily basis, we want to make it fast and easy for people to perfect their photos. What once required a desktop computer, costly software and hours of editing work, can now be accomplished quickly in a powerful app --  +Snapseed  

The new #Snapseed app gives you the precision and control of professional photo editing software on your phone or tablet. We’ve updated the app in many ways while staying true to our mission of helping everyone easily create extraordinary images. Here are the highlights:

New tools including Lens Blur, Tonal Contrast, intelligent perspective Transform, and Spot Healing

Selectively apply filters and effects to parts of the image using the Brush tool

Non-destructive editing via Stacks allows you to re-edit or undo any change. You can also copy edits from one image to another

Snapseed works with your phone camera shots as well as images from DSLRs, compact cameras, and more.

Get it today as it rolls out on the Play Store http://goo.gl/sQSfLM and the App Store http://goo.gl/irPbd4
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Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet owners should be seeing an update available that bumps their devices to Android 5.0. this week and for those of you with a Z3 Dual, Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra next week is your turn.

To check hook your device up to the Sony Companion tool or go to the software update setting on your device. .Good to see Sony including lots of their devices in the roll out.

For network locked device you'll have to wait a little longer as is usually the case.

#Android #Lollipop #Sony #Xperia
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Tell me about it I have a M2 and am now regretting changing from htc myself as I'm not even gonna get the update now 
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