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Brilliant on the Moto X 2014 Now they'll be just as super on other devices. It'll be a case of seeing which handsets will be compatible, Google have advised that they are working towards bringing other devices in on the fun.

The really fantastic thing with Spotlight Stories is you are in control. Move you phone to follow what's going on or take a look around where you might come across a few surprises. 

The animation for Duet was directed by Disney's alum Glen Keane, who has worked on films including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast.

Windy Day was created by Jan Pinkava, the co-director of Pixar's Ratatouille.Buggy Night is the third instalment and was released only a few weeks back.

The latest story is called Help where you'll find yourself dropped in to Los Angeles in the middle of a meteor storm.

Help is directed by Justin Lin from the Fast and Furious franchise who is also directing the new Star Trek film.

It's working a treat on my Nexus 6. You'll notice that is listed with in-app purchases so Google may well offer more for a small fee. The fact that Help is free for a limited time pretty much cements that.

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Wow, that's pretty cool. Loved Duet! Works beautifully on the Nexus 6.
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That is one sexy looking HTC M9 There are loads of other phones that can be skinned. Ideal if you aren't keen on a case but want some protection for your shiny new phone.

You can choose to have a wide range of devices covered from the Nexus 6, Sony Z3, Samsung Galaxy S6 and even a PlayStation. How about getting your Sky remote or GoPro done?

The guys running the show are based here in Bournemouth on the South Coast of the UK and ship to every corner of the world.

Take a look at all devices available here - http://goo.gl/L7To9l - where you'll also get a price for your particular device if supported.

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The Sony Z3+ Sony have announced the Z3+ and I'm not all that sure it's going to be generating a great deal of interest considering what the updated specs bring.

The only real difference that many will notice is the Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit processor. Sony say that the battery on the Z3+ should see you get up to 2 days use but I guess that'll be with no heavy gaming or streaming.

It's kept the waterproof rating and still has a camera that will no doubt take some rather super shots via the rear 20.7 megapixel camera and the front camera has been upgraded to 5MP

Not a huge update from the very popular Z3 but if you're coming to upgrade time with your airtime agreement and have been looking at the Z3 I'm sure you'll try and justify the expense.

What does puzzle the mind is the battery. In a smartphone world where people are battery conscious Sony have dropped the battery size. Even with stamina mode it's not a great move.

Expect to have it with you around the end of June for a price of £549 sim free and unlocked.
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I find it ridiculous that they lowered the battery capacity just for the sake of having a thinner phone to differentiate it from the Z3. Especially since the S810 is battery hog. 
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Getting bored of saying OK Google?
Try Cocaine Poodle instead.

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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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The LG G4 is available at Carphone Warehouse Pick it up on Friday or have it delivered to you on Friday. Deals start from £35 per month with connections available on O2, EE, Vodafone and EE.

If however you're more inclined to go down the sim free route Clove Technology also have it available with some lucky customers getting it in their hands tomorrow if in the UK.

The Tan Leather is my favourite and Clove are selling it for £509 including VAT plus shipping. Check out their prices for the Metallic Grey and Shiny Gold here - http://goo.gl/GnBDoD .

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LG G4 shipping tomorrow The camera on this thing is pretty impressive as is the Tan Leather look. Clove Technology will be shipping orders tomorrow so you'll have it with you on Thursday if you reside in the UK.

I had a quick go with the Tan Leather one a week or so ago and really liked it. Clove have had a great deal of interest in the LG G4 and if you want one head over to their website via the link below.

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Are you drinking enough water? A report in The Times suggests that we aren't drinking enough water. Ideally we should be getting through between 1.6 and two litres a day.

Not drinking enough water can lead to tiredness, fatigue and feeling unwell. Some could even be driving whilst dehydrated and this is the equivalent of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

To help combat not drinking enough water your smartphones can help. There are a number of apps on Google Play that help you monitor and log how much water you are drinking throughout his day.

Most of them will notify you at specific intervals during the day and allow you to look back and see how much water has been consumed.

I've starred using Hydro Coach - https://goo.gl/SsuOln - which is so far proving rather useful at giving me a nudge to make sure I've got a glass of water in my hand. With a smartwatch you'll get any notifications on your wrist. Hopefully we'll see support added for Android Wear so you can add any drinks from your wrist instead of having to get your phone out.

There are many more apps available on Google Play, they all pretty much do the same although one is specific to Android Wear called Wear Hydrate Me - https://goo.gl/sNGhpg - but you can't do anything on your phone so all stats etc are viewed on your watch.

Take a look at the report in The Times via the below link and you'll find a load of apps that may help you keep hydrated on Google Play.

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Vodafone have a weekend special on the Z3 Until the end of the bank holiday weekend you can pick up the Sony Xperia Z3 for £300 plus a top up. Go for the £10 top up option and you're looking at a bargain.

It'll be locked to Vodafone so if you've been looking at the Z3 and are already a customer but want to drop down to PAYG or sim only it'll work right out of the box.

Head over to the Vodafone website to get the Z3 via the link below.

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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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