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App update Shazam

With 2 taps of your Android Wear device Shazam will now tell you what song is playing without having to scramble around for your phone, unlock it and then hope the music hasn't moved on.

Any tracks you Shazam will be added to My Shazam and the lyrics will even appear on your wrist. How freakin cool is that.

For those who use voice control you can also control Shazam with the OK Google hotword and use your voice to find out what is playing.

Get the update via Google Play now right here - https://goo.gl/AQD13N


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High five, Shazam is now on Android Wear! Keep your phone in your pocket – see what’s playing with 2 taps Songs are added to My Shazam, and to your My Shazam Tracks playlist for connected Rdio or Spotify users Watch lyrics unfold in real time, right on your wrist Update Shazam for Android, and […]
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After this my Urbane was updated to that and now they don't show
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+Matt Treasure Turned it on this morning and all is well.
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Big update to the NFL Mobile app The season doesn't kick off until September and includes a few games being held here in the UK at Wembley but the NFL Mobile app has seen a complete new design and features.

Kicking off on September 10th this will be the 96th history of the NFL and will see the New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Grab the new look app from Google Play via the below link.

Hopefully there'll be no letting the air out of the ball hey!

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Vodafone comes top over complaints Although EE (no surprise) had the most had the most complaints in 2014 Vodafone trumped them with the most in the last quarter of 2014.

There is no surprise that O2 come near the bottom of the pile. I've always said they have the best customer services and hopefully Three will make sure that service doesn't drop.

Three themselves have seen a big drop in complaints over the past couple of years with a below industry standard level as does Tesco Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

I found EE customer services to be absolutely disgraceful on a number of occasions when it came to getting money owed back. The dealings with Three have been very good both over the phone and in store.

The link below has a fancy infographic over on the Which Blog.

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I'm on Vodafone, purely because I get a discount on the tariff.. They've got 4G in my local area now, I've not had many issues with them since I took out my last contract, I had an issue with the handset, they provided a spare whilst it was getting repaired 
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After some Android Wear watch face suggestions.....

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The LG G Watch Urbane has dropped in price over at Clove Technology. The £240 price tag is one of the cheapest around even when you take postage in to account.

The price drop still sees it as the better looking Android Wear devices you can get and with Android Wear 5.1.1 it has some great features.

Head on over the Clove Technology website below and you'll be able to get your oder in.

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The price changes all the time on Amazon to build sales, that's where camelcamel can help.
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EE owed me money Boy was it a job and a half to get it. It was nothing near what they'll probably owe to what was Phones 4u though.


The UK's biggest mobile phone group has received a "letter before action" from Phones 4U's administrator, Sky News learns.
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I'm all for Google chucking adverts at me in return for all of the superb services they have available. Google Maps, Inbox, Google Earth and of course Google Chrome.

Without the ads I'm not sure how much they'd all cost and could I afford to use them? Even some of your favourite web sites will require ads to pay for them as the only other option is to subscribe. A good chunk of this biggest websites will have ad revenue as their one and only income bar sponsorship.

I agree that some websites do go way over the top with their adverts but the other alternative is a fee to use them. So long as the ads are relevant and targeted I'm fine and that means I'm quite happy for my web browsing to be tracked. It doesn't bother me in the slightest.

For those of you who aren't all that keen on adverts the people behind the Adblock app that Google booted out of Google Play back in 2013 are now letting you use a beta version of a web browser.

It basically does what it says on the tin. It blocks adverts.

Adblock Browser is based on Firefox and is available to download via the link below. They hope to have it available on Google Play soon but until such time Google give it the green light you'll have to manually download it.

A version for iOS devices is in the pipeline.

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Adblock Browser 1.0 for Android is in open beta · 2015-05-20 10:00 by Felix Dahlke. For the past few months, we've been working on a mobile browser with adblocking tightly integrated. Today we're proud to announce the open beta of Adblock Browser for Android. We've kept things secretive around ...
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Google Maps on your watch You can zoom in or out with the on screen - and + or pinch to zoom. You'll also notice a compass and just as with Google Maps on your phone or tablet maps will follow you as you move.

To keep battery drain under control the screen will go dark and a simple tap wakes it back up again just as the ambient watch faces do.

Launch Maps direct from the launcher or use your voice, use the pin to look around your current location and launch Maps on your phone.

The Moto 360, Gear Live and Sony Smartwatch 3 should be seeing Android 5.1.1 rolling out now and so long as your Google Maps app is up to date you'll be able to play around with Maps on your watch.

A nice addition and very handy for a quick glance as to where you are without having to get your phone out.

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Nice feature but I was more then happy just to recieved notifications on my watch when to turn. Hope they hurry up and do the same for Waze 
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The LG G4 is available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse and if you grab one from them you'll also get a free LG speaker worth £129. Prices start from £35. 

You have a choice of Vodafone, O2 or EE to get connected to with either a new connection or upgrade. To get a decent amount of data O2 have a tariff with a £19.99 upfrony cost and monthly payment over 2 years of £36. For that they give you unlimited calls and texts plus 3GB of data.

Find more Carphone offers here  - http://goo.gl/tTvKnT 

Going direct with O2 only gives yo the option to register your interest and they seem to have just the Metallic Grey on offer. MIght be worth keeping an eye on their website here - http://goo.gl/kV8vcm

For those of you who prefer the sim free route you could always try Clove Technology. They have the Tan Leather, Metallic Grey and the Shiny Gold options. 

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Another example of how Europe hates Google and isn't all that keen on a free press or indeed free speech.
Google and ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley have settled a dispute over images from a sadomasochistic orgy he took part in.
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+Mark Rich​ the shareholders will have some say on the board makeup as it's a publicly traded company. So it is elected in that sense.
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The LG G Watch Urbane has been doing very well on the battery front and I've seen about 2 days usage before I've needed to charge it up.

As always charging is dependent on your use so if you're a heavy user you may want to have a spare cradle at work or on your persons so you can quickly add some extra juice.

You'll now be able to buy one from Google Play for £14.99 with free delivery if you're prepared to wait 2-4 business days or £20.98 (£5.99 delivery) and see it arrive within 1-3 business days.

I like the LG G Watch Urbane so far.

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