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Now you can make a call direct from your snazzy new LG G Watch Urbane. You won't be able to talk to your Mum through the watch or hear her giving you a telling off, that still needs to be done via your phone.

You'll also be able to view favourites, look at recent call lists and tap on the dial pad to call someone. All very coll bit only if you have a LG G Watch Urbane which has annoyed quite a few people and their ratings on Google Play show you why.

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If there isn't an app you like that does what you want it to do then make one. That's what Tony Owen does.

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My latest app has just been released Running Calculator

I made the app as I couldn't find any good ones out there. Its a pretty simple app, use it to calculate Pace, Distance, and Time based on the other 2.

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+John Wooduck Hunt​ Good coincidence only yesterday was looking through some like this. I have asked him to mod it and include speed as well.
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App update - Messenger

Who still uses SMS? It could be considered old hat just like Morse Code. Apps like Hangouts, Facebook and Whatsapp have taken over the SMS arena leaving the poor little SMS with just a tiny bit of the room.

If you still use it though and in particular the Google Messenger app the latest update adds the ability to send a quick reply without having to open the app.

When you get a text a reply option will be available and you'll be able to bash out a quick reply and get back to whatever it was you were doing.

As I was posting this up I got a Hangout message that sadly doesn't have this feature. Messenger is the better looking app, couldn't we have the option for SMS and IM I'm there instead.

The update should be rolling out in a bit.

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Messengers a shit of a thing
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This isn't really an app but more a portal to all the info and news you could want on the up and coming election. If you don't already know who you're voting for pop your postcode or town/city in and a list of all candidates with a link to mews about them pops up.

Below that is news from the days events and with a 3 minute latency you'll be pretty well in the loop. Google will also put together some important info on who holds the balance of power in each constituency, some are going to be a tightly run affair.

I have come across some rather heated debates on Google+ with some passionate debates but also some very unpleasant people being quite rude.

The 'app' is available from Google Play via the below link.

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The LG G Watch Urbane is shipping to customers of Clove Technology today a good week before it is available from Google Play.

I've had both the LG G Watch and the Moto 360 and whilst they are both super devices the metal body and stitched leather strap on the Urbane give it a premium looks and feel plus it looks like a watch.

If you've already used an Android Wear device then everything is pretty much the same as what you'll be experiencing now but the way it's presented on a device that looks like a watch adds the feeling of something completely new.

There is no getting away from the fact that it is the LG Watch R in terms of internals, the Urbane is aimed at the more cosmopolitan customer as opposed to the sporty get out and about G Watch R.

At the moment Clove Technology have the Silver variant and you can pick it up for £259 + postage. Is it worth the outlay? Yes if you're after a watch that keeps you connected to your world with style.

You can pick it up from their website here - http://goo.gl/lAajju - where I'm told it has been flying out the door all day to customers far and wide.

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The LG Watch Urbane is now in stock over at Clove Technology and if you get your order in quickly you'll have it by the end of the week in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.

At the moment it be the Silver colour available and it's yours for £259.99 plus postage. With all the super things that Android Wear allows you to do it does look like one of the better smartwatches available.

The LG G Watch Urbane will offer some new ways to do things on an Android Wear device such as :

Hands free: Flick your wrist outward to advance to the "next card" in the stream. Flick your wrist inward to go to the "previous card" in the stream. Glances when you turn your wrist to look at the phone make getting info really fast and easy, no hands required

Phone free: Features like Offline music, GPS and Wifi support (new with this release) make it possible to leave your phone behind. As long as your phone is online (cellular data or wifi) and your watch is connected to an available wifi network, they will be able to work together (doesn't have to be the same network)

Always-on screen, always-on apps: Android Wear watches are always at the ready - with most Wear watches you can check the time without having to move it around. Now, the same applies to apps on your watch without it going to sleep. So, if you are on a run and want to keep Maps up to find your way, or you're grocery shopping and want to have your Google Keep list up for easy access, you can

Draw Emoji to reply to messages: If you want to quickly reply to a friend or colleague (using SMS, Hangouts, any messaging app) but aren't in a place where you can use Voice to respond, just draw an emoji on your watch face and we'll recognize the closest emoji and sent it over

To bag yours hit the Clove Technology website up via the below link. 

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Be nice if you did trade-in's, on my LG G watch R ;)
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The BBC Proms celebrates its 120th year when it gets underway on July 17th. It runs right through until September 12th at the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall with a total of 80 concerts.

The official BBC Proms app brings a host of features to help you keep up with all that's going. Included will be articles on featured composers and full listings for every concert including the ability to export each event to your calendar.

Prommers in the UK will have the chance to watch or listen to each concert after it has been broadcast which is slightly odd as you will be able to watch and listen live from the BBC iPlayer app.

As the app comes from the commercial arm of the BBC it'll cost you so for UK 'customers' you'll need to part with £2.99 which I'm sure when you're forced to pay for the Proms in the first place is somewhat a hard ask.

If you fancy going the app also allows you to purchase tickets but you'll probably be wanting to bypass the app and use the Proms website well in advance of July.



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Am I missing something or is it really that significant to post about how much money a networking makes or what particular handset manufacturing houses have done financially?

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Some handy tips for making use of the Google App. Find a menu, name that tune with Shazam and more.

Anyone remember 'Bits and Pieces on BBC Radio 1 many many years ago?

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WHISK NEEDS YOUR VOTE TODAY!

We have thrown our hat into the ring for Richard Branson’s “Pitch to Rich” competition, which is shelling out £1m in startup funding. We’d be so grateful if you could spare 30 seconds to click on the link below and vote for Whisk.

http://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/pitch-to-rich/grow/whiskcom/
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Google have a few games on offer with prices starting from as little as 9p. Titles include Monument Valley that recently won awards at the BAFTA Games Awards.

They aren't the latest games but ideal if you want to top up your children's library of games without spending loads of dosh.

Take your pick here - http://goo.gl/9olybJ

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Google Now will be able to work together with more apps to bring you things like recommended playlists from the awesome +TuneIn​​ app. You'll get suggested stations and podcasts tailored specifically to your interests 

They join a host of other apps such as, +ESPNcricinfo​​​ , +eBay​​​, +Shazam​​​ and many many more who will serve up all the info you need with ultimate personal assistant Google Now.

For a full list of apps, all 70 of them head on over to this dedicated webpage from Google - http://goo.gl/v3aK3m

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Tune to the right station or podcast right when you need it with new Now cards from TuneIn! http://tun.in/6eki6

To get started, make sure you have the TuneIn Radio app downloaded and then just tap the Google app on Android to see your cards. 
TuneIn on the Google app: The right station, when you need it Great new stations and podcasts are added to TuneIn everyday. So many, in fact, it can be hard to decide what to listen to next!...
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Very rare that i use google now, got the weather on there and that's about it
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