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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.

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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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Inbox by the Gmail team has got a new update today. The super email client will now allow you to set custom snooze options. Before the update you'll have the basic morning and afternoon options.

With the update you can now set a time based on yoir specific requirements. Now you can set a custom time in the morning, afternoon and evening. Google will also adapt your times so that you can snooze emails to a preferred day and time with ease.

The changes are all based on feedback from users and hopefully we'll see more improvements soon.

I've been using Inbox for quite a while now. Haven't used Gmail since and so long as Inbox is about and gets looked after I'll be with it until they pull the plug.

Anyone else using it as their main email app?

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I use it almost exclusively. I think I went back to gmail app so I could print out flight tickets but that was it
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Long overdue and not quite what I was looking for but from today you'll see pictures and videos in Google Drive. Google+ well still be the place to edit and share though.

Many would have been going for Drive to be the exclusive storage area. Having the Photos app the place to edit and then share would have worked rather well.

The update won't require any new app as it will roll out server side. New pictures will be there straight away with albums on Google+ to follow over the next week or so.

Thoughts?

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App update - Sky News

Still no Android tablet support +Sky News​. Your app is hopelessly awful on the big screen. The adverts at the bottom are just as bad.

At least you're not funded by fear of court though but that doesn't get you off the hook.

With the general election officially underway Sky have updated their phone app with a dedicated Election section bridging you news about everything that will give someone the keys to Number 10.

On election night Sky will be bringing the results as they come in and up until that point the app has some very nice interactive bits too.

The update is live and is available via the link below.

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I would rather read my news via carrier pigeon, than anything produced by the Murdoch empire. 
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New consumer laws hit the UK this October and they'll be giving you more protection with your purchases. One type of purchase that comes with more protection are when downloading apps.

As taken from the Gov.uk website:

You play a ‘freemium’ computer game – which means that the game was free to use when you started playing it 5 months ago. During that time you have spent money on in-app purchases to improve your game character. After your last character upgrade which you made via an in-app purchase, the game has stopped working. Under the Act you would be entitled to a repair or a replacement. If a repair is not provided within a reasonable time or is impossible to replace then you would be entitled to some money back.

The same will go for new other faulty digital content such as online film, games, music downloads and e-books. 

I'm sure that many of you have had issues when a handset goes wrong. From October the new law will see you able to return faulty goods up to 30-days for a refund and if you have a repair that is faulty the business will have to give you some money back.

More details on how the new consumer laws will impact you can be found via the below link. 
Consumers will have enhanced, easy to understand rights following Royal Assent for the Consumer Rights Act being given today (26 March 2015).
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Who's going to be grabbing one of these now that they are available from the Google Store?

I'll certainly be giving it a go, 14 day return policy for this will come in handy. The thing is do I need one seeing as I've got my handy little Chromecast.

Could it replace my Xbox? If Sky Go hands out support for Chromecast or the Nexus Player than yes it jolly well could.

You can get one via this link - http://www.google.co.uk/nexus/player/


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#NexusPlayer now available in the UK! Get it now from +Google Store. 
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Got mine already. Love it
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Google News & Weather is the app some European news outlets love to hate. It sends thousands upon thousands of people to their websites. They demand Google pay for it and suddenly when Google pull the service they demand they don't because they lose website visitors.

Good old Europe.

The latest update adds a new look to how the weather is presented. Now we'll see graphics for wind and humidity. Larger Graphs are available and Google have also added a vertical slider.

Toll also find curated stories from top publishers and when you search for topics save them to your custom sections. Notifications have also been added for breaking news.

The app has come along way and is a great way to get news from various sources the world over. With the UK elections in full swing expect there to be lots of people wearing rosettes trying to explain why they should have you put a X by their name.

Grab the update now from Google Play.

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Well that's why the Germans let there newspapers have the choice. They all tried to charge Google. Google stopped sending visitors so they speed charging. Unfortunately the southern countries in Europe just saw it as a cash cow for both the company and tax man so any allowed the choice. Oh dear what a shame,....
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One way to keep up with the General Election now that it is officially underway. No Google + integration though but still a nice looking and functional app.

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All 4 is the new home of Channel 4 content and apart from the name change nothing else is new. Still no Chromecast support until they have the rights to allow content to be streamed from your mobile device to a TV.

The logo reminds me of the one from donkey's years ago.

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Free Chromecast when you buy a Nexus 9 from Currys and on top of that your Chromecast also sees you pick up a free subscription to Now TV for three months, 90 days of Google Music, a free movie rental and 30 days of Qello Concerts.

The 16GB WiFi Nexus 9 is £299 and the 32GB WiFi Nexis 9 is £399. Basically the price of the tablet has been dropped by £30 and a Chromecast chucked in which is a very good deal if you've been thinking of picking one of the super tablets up.

You can grab yours via the link below and the Nexus Player is also available from Currys as of yesterday.

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Nexus player killed my Chromecast, been sitting in a drawer for a couple months now.
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I was looking at Evernote only last week and thought it's about time Keep had the ability to add tags so searching for things is easier.

As if the Android team somehow heard my thoughts Keep is getting that functionality in the latest update. The update isn't showing up for me just yet but I'll be keeping my eye out for it over the course of this evening.

There should also be a few other updates it being Wednesday and all so hopefully an update will be coming to Google Drive, Google Plus and Photos!

As for Keep, keep your eye on Google Play for the update. Here's the link - http://goo.gl/s7Ug39

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Get organized with new labels in #GoogleKeep. Add labels like "Travel", "To Do" or "Inspiration" to your notes for easy searching later. http://goo.gl/8cYyOe
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UK based Android blog hoping to bring all the news for Android users here in the UK. You won't find us on a website, after a trial with Google + we have decided to use what has to be a more fun, interactive and easier way to post. Most of my 'blogging' will be done using nothing more than a Nexus 7 3G tablet, great for posting on the go and takes full advantage of all the services Google has to offer. I may also use the super Nexus 4 to add content, 

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