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£15 of free movies, free Music All Access and Now TV Entertainment Pass when you buy a Chromecast, a smashing deal. The perfect gift for anyone, including yourself. No doubt they'll put a smile on plenty of faces.


All you need to do is buy one and get it all set up by January 312015 to take advantage of all three offers. The free £15 credit has to be used by 31 January 2016.

Full terms can be found here - http://goo.gl/prhGGq and you can pick a Chromecast for £30 at the likes of:

Currys - goo.gl/GtOUno

Argos - http://goo.gl/wDkltz

Tesco - http://goo.gl/h80nrg

Of you all me it's a pretty super deal and the perfect stocking filler. I might grab one or two myself.

#Android #Chromecast #Google
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Got one on Black Friday for £18. Great bit of kit and kids love using Youtube on the tv now!
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App update - ICC Cricket World Cup

The best app there is to follow the England team being thrashed down under. It's also the best all round app for following the whole tournament with the superb Hawk Eye option and as much info you could need.

The updates include the ability to choose both the video quality and play them via an external video player such as your devices video app or Photos.

Chucked in for good measure are some bug fixes and stability improvements. The update is live over on Google Play now all 14MB of it.

The +ICC Cricket World Cup​ team have done an amazing job with this app.

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Another Sony tablet is set to be announced at Mobile World Congress and this time it's the Z4 Tablet with a 2K screen.

It came about via Sony putting it up on their Xperia Lounge app but has now been removed. As always though someone took a screen shot and sent it in to a blog to post.

You'll find the picture over on the Xperia Blog via the link below, it doesn't show much but does give March 3rd as the announcement date. Expect another phone too.

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Sony has confirmed that it will shortly release the Xperia Z4 Tablet. The device has made an appearance on the official Xperia Lounge application, before being swiftly pulled. We do not know the full specs of the device, but the screenshot confirms it will have a 2K display, “the latest ultra ...
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That new YouTube Kids app isn't available in the UK just yet or anywhere else apart from the US. Although it is US only you can still search for UK based children shows from the likes of CITV.

If you visit Google Play you'll not get very far but..........

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If you're not sure what to eat the Tummy Translation app from +Domino's Pizza UK​ might be able to help.

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+Domino's Pizza UK A Hot & Spicy pizza! 
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How do you do it? Do you sign up to a contract that includes a handset or do you buy your handset and sim deal separately?

With the likes of the Moto G having a modern smartphone is more affordable than ever and it gets even better value for money when you pick up a sim only deal.

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There are many advantages to buying handsets from networks but in my own personal experience the disadvantages far outweigh them. You may have seen recently that some UK networks have been changing...
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Three and ee are the only two networks that work where I am, that virgin deal is pretty good at that price mentioned
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New 50,000 song limit with Google Music. Do people really have that amount of music?
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App update - Google Calendar

Some fancy pants updates to the super cool Google Calendar app will be making their way to you very soon, you might even be getting it now.

Here's what will be making an appearance:

● See more events at a glance with 7-day week view and pinch-to-zoom
● Add Google Drive files to events. Drive will even check if everyone can open them. 
● Control whether birthdays from Google+ are shown in settings. You'll also see the same changes on the web next week.
● A new option to show week numbers in settings.
● Import .ics files sent to you in Gmail and other apps

The pinch-to-zoom functionality and 7-day week view will go down a treat I'm sure as will adding Google Drive files to events.

Keep those updates coming Google.

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Prezi have today released their Android app giving you the ability to access your Prezi presentations right from your Android device.

Key features of the app include:

 Cloud Syncing - Always have the most current version of your prezi, no matter which device it was last worked on.

- Remote mobile presenting - Invite up to 30 people to a presentation that you can deliver even away from your office.

- On-the-go access anytime, from anyplace - Full access to saved prezis, prezis found online and those shared by others.

- Offline access to recently used prezis and to other prezis for inspiration - No Internet connection required so you can practice on the way to your presentation using your Android device. 

If you're the type who spends a lot of time on the go pitching ideas or want to work on a team presentation and collaborate with colleagues now you can on the move.

To enjoy the full features that Prezi offers visit their website www.prezi.com

Here's the press release:

Prezi launches Android app to put all your presentations in your pocket

Android Users Can Now Access and Present from Their Devices

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Prezi, the presentation platform that helps people connect more powerfully with their audiences, today launched Prezi for Android, giving the more than one billion Android users worldwide the ability to access their presentations anytime, anywhere.

 

“Our users have been asking for an Android app for a long time, as they spend more and more time away from their offices.” said Peter Arvai, CEO and co-founder of Prezi. “With Prezi for Android, you can have all your presentations in your pocket, so you can pitch and refine your story anytime.”

 

IDC recently predicted that Android owns approximately 80 percent of the smartphone market. Prezi now enables these users worldwide to practice, pitch, and share their stories, no matter where they are.

 

Key benefits and features of the Prezi for Android app include:

- Cloud Syncing - Always have the most current version of your prezi, no matter which device it was last worked on.

- Remote mobile presenting - Invite up to 30 people to a presentation that you can deliver even away from your office.

- On-the-go access anytime, from anyplace - Full access to saved prezis, prezis found online and those shared by others.

- Offline access to recently used prezis and to other prezis for inspiration - No Internet connection required so you can practice on the way to your presentation using your Android device. 

 

Phil Jones, Managing Director at Brother UK, uses prezi for both internal presentations and brainstorming, as well as for his busy keynote schedule. He said, “Life before Prezi meant that I needed to email the PowerPoint file to the conference organiser a week before the keynote, and couldn’t make changes. 

 

Now I am free to review and make changes right up until the last minute before I walk on stage, which really gives me the creative freedom when and where it suits me.”

 

The app received a warm welcome in Australia, where Prezi launched a beta version several months ago that was downloaded far more than anticipated. Dr Naomi Findlay, founder of the International Institute of Home Staging is one of these beta testers.

 

“Presentations are a key part of my job,” Dr Findlay said. “With smartphone screens growing substantially in size, I believe viewing presentations on the go will become more common. Having just moved from iPhone to Android, it was great to see that Prezi was available and it’s proved invaluable to be able to view my presentations on the move using my smartphone.”

 

The Prezi app for Android can be downloaded free from the Google Play store at: http://taps.io/Android-Launch-EN

 

Apple users can also download Prezi Viewer from the App Store: http://taps.io/Prezi-iOS-AN






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App update - Three inTouch

Some welcome updates to the extremely handy WiFI calling app from Three UK. Many of the niggles such as having to be connected to WiFi and no support for you rooted users out there.

Those and others including the ability to disable SMS are live now. You'll be able to pick up the update via Google Play now.

It might even help push that 3.0 rating up.

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Can honestly say I have never had a problem in Nottingham, even upgraded my payg three no to a monthly contract. Will never use another network again.
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Clove Technology have a competition running from today up until March 31st. It isn't going to be for those tech minded people out there but you may know someone who would use the devices.

There is also an Android twist to it as two of the handsets they sell run our favourite mobile OS, Android. The competition is for the Doro range of devices that are aimed at those with hearing or sight impediments or who just want a phone for calling and texting.

The Android Doro phones are the Doro Liberto 820 and 810, both have all the fantastic features that Doro offer such as the assistance button to something as simple as the charging cable having a raised profile so you know which way to connect your charger and phone.

The competition involves you buying any Doro handset and that puts your name in the running to have the cost refunded. The full terms are available on the Clove website via the link below.

One other great feature from Doro is the My Doro Manager app. Here you can set ringtones, add contacts and even download apps from your phone to your relative's Doro handset.

To take a look at their Doro range and to be in with a chance just head on over to their blog here - http://goo.gl/BYrYcv where you'll get more info and to the bottom of their post is a link to their range of Doro handsets.

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The Moto 360 is getting an update that brings not much more than bug fixes and improvement and should make everything that little bit quicker.

Once updated you'll be on 5.0.2. It should be hitting your watch anytime now. Hasn't made it's way to my watch just yet

Not long had to get my 360 replaced after a horrible yellow colour appeared on the screen. After a quick visit to +John Lewis​ at the weekend I walked out with my replacement.

#Android #AndroidWear #Moto360
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Ignore that, just seen a post of it on the LG G Watch R too
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