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Kenu Airframe+ Portable In-Car Mount & Stand This is a very simple design and does just the job when it comes to using Google Maps on your device to get you to that job interview on time or around town.

The link below takes you to the Kenu Airframe+ for those with larger handsets such as the Nexus 6 or Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. With the Nexus 6 mind you will have to take it out of a case, not a real problem as it will be held in place securely on your vent.

Grab it from Mobile Fun via the below link for £24.99 As usual you'll get great customer service and people who know what they're doing when it comes to mobile and mobile accessories.

 
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Born in the Echos The new album from The Chemical Brothers is available to both buy and stream from Google Play. It's their eighth album on the Virgin EMI label and You can pick it up via the link below. 

To listen you have two choices. Fork out £11.49 for the album or stream it via your All Access subscription. I highly recommend the £9.99 streaming option and if you are yet to sign up you do get 30 days free.

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Trending Some are seeing a trending option but some are just as I am only seeing Home, New Videos and Your Playlists. Others though have a Trending option.

How about you?

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Deals of the week Is this new, haven't seen it show up before so it is to me but has anyone else seen the Deal of the week?

If not it looks like Google are going to be chucking in various apps at is for a knockdown price. This week you can pick up Smart Launcher 3 from Google Play here - https://goo.gl/y7fBkq - for just 10p.

In the Games section you can pick up Game of Thrones for the same 10p down from £3.97 here - https://goo.gl/1ljEr8

Guess this will be a Thursday to Thursday offer as is the free children's game found under the Family section so you've got a few days to decide if you want them but no time like the present as they say.

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App update - Google Photos

In a few weeks Google are completely putting Google+ Photos to bed. If you haven't already made the switch you've now got a little incentive.

As you can see from the attached images you can now add a picture to an album from the drop down menu and add a caption. When you've added a picture you might want to use it as the album cover.

Looking at that picture of Fish & Chips is making me a little peckish even at this time of night.

The update should be hitting Google Play anytime now but of you must have it now APK Mirror have it to download here - http://goo.gl/an8oTP

If you prefer keep peeping at 'My apps' via Google Play.

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So long Google+ Photos The Google Photos app will be replacing Google+ Photos for good come August 1st. I Imagine a good proportion of people will already be using the new super Google Photos app.

If you haven't made the switch yet now would be a good time to download the app from Google Play here - https://goo.gl/qIHiKd - where all your pics and vids will magically be available for you.

I'm sure you'll love the Google Photos app but if needed the below post from the Google+ team have all the info you may need about the switch.

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Goodbye Google+ Photos, hello +Google Photos!

In May, we launched Google Photos as the home for all your photos and videos. With Google Photos you can store unlimited high quality photos and videos for free, find photos fast, and see them organized by what matters to you. Plus, you can bring moments to life and share anywhere with anyone.

In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we’ll start to shut down Google+ Photos -- initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS.

If you’re still using Google+ Photos, now is a great time to make the switch. You may have seen a prompt in Google+ Photos on Android with a link to download the new Google Photos. Don’t worry, all your photos and videos will still be saved and available after you switch to the new, stand-alone Google Photos app. With the new app you’ll still be able to backup, edit, and share your photos and videos, with unlimited storage, automatic organization, and more.

Download the new Google Photos today for uninterrupted access to all your photos, videos and albums.  If you don’t update to the new Google Photos, Google+ Photos on Android will soon stop working, but your photos and videos will still remain safely stored and available via http://photos.google.com or for export using Google Takeout.

Get the Google Photos app for Android https://goo.gl/BajWpo
Learn more about these changes: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6262471
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App update - OnTrees

A super app now that you can edit transactions and hide accounts if you don't want them included in what is displayed.

If you haven't already downloaded the OnTrees app hit the link below. It comes from http://moneysupermarket.com and has been designed to give you an overview of what you're spending your money on.

The security conscious out there keep in mind that you'll be putting in you bank login details so OnTrees can get access to your monies.

Once you're set up choose from pretty much all of those who offer a bank account and you'll also be able to keep track of your credit card from the likes of Capital One.

The update is live now and I love the name and I wish it did.

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Fill Up & Go What a brilliant way of paying for your fuel. All you need is your smartphone, a PayPal account and the Shell Motorist app. Sign up, link your PayPal account with the Shell app and then choose how much you want to fill up, scan a barcode and you're off.

The beauty with Fill Up and Go is the pump will only dispense the amount you choose to pay and there is no need to leave the forecourt as once you have put your cap back on just drive off. If you need a receipt an email will be sent so you can hand it in for an expenses claim.

+Shell​ have put together a handy How it Works, hit the link below for that and tap here - https://goo.gl/1D51gj where you can download the Shell Motorist app.

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Registering for Fill Up & Go is simple. Just make sure you have the Shell Motorist app on your mobile.
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Bournemouth Echo app Now you can catch up on how much my fellow towns people hate cyclists and renewable energy direct from your smartphone and tablet.

When you come across a story you can share it via the usual means, Google+, Twitter, Facebook and more with the share button found to the top right of the screen. Next to that is where you can change the size of the text.

Making your way from one story to the next is as easy as simply swiping left to right or hit the menu button to the top right and select from the available options that include news, sport and even letters to the editors where you can read what locals think of what's going on.

There is no option in this version to view comments or comment on stories and if there happens to be video you'll have to leave the app and head over to the website. One very annoying feature is the back button doesn't work, you have to use the Back button to the top of the screen which on a tablet is a slight pain.

You can grab it via the Google Play store now. You need just over 10 MB of space. Before you can jump in and catch up with the local news you will have to sign in with your email and password.

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Galaxy S6 only £34.99 You can connect to Vodafone with a Samsung Galaxy S6 without the £99.99 upfront cost on the £34.99 per month tariff that sees you get unlim calls and texts and 2GB of data.

As is the norm with Vodafone you'll get 3 months of unlimited use data and although you can go wild with streaming in Netflix or Google Play Music don't forget you get 2GB after the first 3 months.

Carphone Warehouse can offer you the Blue version with the exclusive deal they have. Pick it up via this link - http://goo.gl/WM7GK9 - where you'll be able to pick through the other tariffs available.

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App update - Google Keep

I like Google Keep. It's a super app but the latest update I'm not all that keen on. You'll see that the Floating Action Button has gone, Whilst it means you can get going on a note that little bit quicker it doesn't look Google I guess.

In the second picture would see that you can also add a label to your note without having to hit the drop down menu. It looks like the label and archive options have been swapped. Again it makes the whole process quicker.

The update is making Its way out to Google Play now. Are you in on the update or do your prefer the current look and feel?

When you've had time to ponder your decision or are yet to give the app a go head over to Google Play here. - https://goo.gl/WSWRf1 - to pick up the all new look Google Keep.

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App update - Google Maps

Here's a very impressive update to Google Maps. You can now view your location history via the Your Timeline option found as per the first picture below in Google Maps.

It's all very similar to the Google Location history page you find via a desktop but much better. You'll get detailed info on where you were and for how long plus how you got there with any pictures that you've taken. As you can see below I was at Tatton Park Gardens where they had an American Car Show all in aid of American Independence day.

Tap on the mode of transport and you'll also get a map view of where you started and ended with a start and end time. If you want there is an option to edit details such as mode of transport along with date and time if anything is a little out.

I've had to edit a few details already. Apparently I was driving along the promenade here in Bournemouth and that would not go down all that well if I was. You can also wipe any details from your location history, handy if you're a little worried about a particular website being hacked.

You may of course need proof that you have actually been somewhere so via the date at the top you can go swipe back which is also handy if you can't remember that Cafe or restaurant you visited. Each place you do visit is marked with a corresponding symbol. A Cafe has a coffee cup, a Hospital has a H and so on.

The Your Places option also has details on places you've previously visited. Tap a place and you'll be taken to a map. You can see when you were last there and do all the normal things you can do if you had searched such as leave a review and see opening times and the like.

Finally you can also give places custom names. Ideal if you don't want home to be home. Just as it isn't wise to have home programmed in on a sat nav you want it labeled on your smartphone or tablet.

The update may not be live on Google Play just yet but APK Mirror has by magic got the apk file for you to install and you'll find it here - https://goo.gl/2Vkwwe

Are you sure you walked the dog today?

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