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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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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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Looks like the Nexus Player will be hitting the UK inna couple of days. Not sure if it'll be getting one as I'm not a big gaming person and the Chromecast does what I need it to do.

Pricing is set to be about £80 which is the same price as a Roku and that packs all the TV you could need with all catch up services and the likes of Sky News. Coupled with a Chromecast I've got all I need for when my TV is on.

Anyone else thinking of grabbing one?

#Android #NexusPlayer

Engadget - http://goo.gl/TgD2io
Nexus Player. Entertainment tailored for you.
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Amazon Fire TV is a good buy compared to Nexus player. The former is better equipped like the lan port etc.
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That's a pretty cool new feature that has just popped up on my Nexus 6. Anyone else seeing the new On-body-detection feature on their phone?

Head to settings>security>smart lock to see.

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On-body-detection is the new way for you to keep your phone unlocked. Keep your device in your pocket or bag no need for unlocking but put it down and it locks.

Anyone else got the new feature?

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+Adrian Chapmanlaw  I'm trying to stop flashing! lol
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App update - Chrome Browser

This is a big update in terms of size and I guess you could say the new feature is big too. Along with lots of bug fixes comes the ability to update websites by simply pulling down as you would refresh Google+ or Gmail.

This will work very well on webpages such as Sky News and blogs or websites that have a lot of date that gets updated over a period of time. At 59.03MB you'll probably want to update over a Wi-Fi network.

To get the update if you haven't already got it hit the link below.

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Browse fast on your Android phone and tablet with the Google Chrome browser...
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At last Google will be looking at apps before they get downloaded on your phone or tablet. This should stop apps plastered in all manner of horrible things from getting to the end user. Many think Apple's approach to a walled garden as they put it is bad.

For end users it's a good thing and long overdue. In a way Google is protecting some from themselves but sometimes people do fall foul of a rogue app. Development houses will be the ones having to make sure their apps are in line with guidelines and deal with any issues before they get published.

Google Play will still be an easier place to get your apps published as Apple aren't keen on certain apps, the HMV app was sent packing because users were able to purchase music if I remember correctly.

You'll also notice ratings next to apps as the below image shows. A good way for parents to decide in their region if an app is suitable for their children.

If it makes Google Play a better place for everyone then it's all good.

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An ESRB type rating for Google Play is a good idea.
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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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Three to buy O2 is official and all that is needed now are the regulatory people to give the deal the thumbs up and that could take a year to go through.

The deal means that O2 who have the best customer services merge with a network who offer the best deals on the market. Hopefully the O2 customer service values will stay when Three take them on and likewise Three continue to offer the super value plans and in particular those sim only deals.

Competition shouldn't suffer. There is still a lot of choice in the UK and no doubt Three will have to give some concessions for the deal to go through.

O2 do have a very strong brand and I'd imagine Three would want to keep that going. Together they'll be the biggest network, offer amazing deals and keep that great customer service going.

More on the announcement can be read over on the O2 website via the attached link.

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Hutchison Whampoa has today agreed definitive terms to acquire O2 in the UK from Telefónica. The deal agreed is the result of a period of exclusive discussions between the two companies. Closing of the deal is subject to regulatory approvals, but would bring together two respected mobile businesses in the UK. O2’s vision has always …
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+James Curtis o2 hasn't been a British company since BT sold them to Telefonica in 2005
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Moto X 2014 2nd Gen in Black with 16GB of storage and an Otterbox Defender case is on sale over on eBay. £280 plus postage or nearest offer.

You can view it here - http://goo.gl/0K0KND - or contact +Christopher Spackman​​​ if you want to make an offer. I think £260 is a fair deal including portage.

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A very handy new feature that enables you to find your phone from your smartwatch. Android Device manager has been going since 2013 and Google say it's helped 30 million people get reunited with their devices.

To get it working all you need to say is ‘Ok, Google. Start. Find my phone,’ and let Google do the rest. The new feature is rolling out to all Android Wear devices over the next few weeks.

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At last you can delete editions from +The Times and The Sunday Times​ tablet app so you can free up that valuable space. There isn't that much to it, all you need to do is follow the steps as shown in the below.

To delete any editions hit the Editions tab, tap the pencil and select each edition that you want to get shot off. To finish the job tap the bin icon and they'll be no more.

If you haven't yet got a subscription to The Times and Sunday Times you can often find some good deals on Quidco where you'll get cashback for all the trials. Worth trying the Digital Pack for £1 that gives you 30 days access to the mobile and tablet apps, website and Times+.

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