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Nest controls will soon make their way to Google Now

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You will soon be able to control you Nest thermostat from Google Now. The functionality is already baked into the search giant’s virtual assistant, though it is yet to go live.

If you ask Google Now on your device to “set Nest to 70 degrees,” it will try and complete the task. Read more »

Windows 10 build leaks, showcases Xbox and Cortana integration

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A Windows 10 consumer build 9901 leaked out to reveal some of the features that the upcoming OS will bring. Microsoft will have a consumer presentation of Windows 10 in late January next year.

The latest technical preview of Windows 10 showcases the integration of Cortana. Read more »

Sony outs a video to help you unlock the bootloader of your Xperia smartphone

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Sony released an official video to help users unlock the bootloader of their Xperia smartphone. The clip is available on the official SonyXperiaDev YouTube channel and is 5 minutes and 42 seconds long.

As expected, Sony warns all Xperia smartphone users about the risks that unlocking a device’s bootloader carries. Read more »

Update to Google Fit for Android adds support for new activities

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Hot on the heels of Android Wear’s firmware bump, Google Fit for Android received a major update as well. The latest version of the search giant’s health and fitness suite brings new features to the platform.

Google Fit now supports manual entry for over 100 new activities. Read more »

Candy Crush Saga is now available for Windows Phone

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The ultra-popular, incredibly time wasting mobile game Candy Crush Saga is now available for Windows Phone devices. The title is available to install for free from the Windows Phone Store.

Candy Crush Saga for Windows Phone looks and plays just like its iOS and Android counterparts. Read more »

Instagram reaches 300 million users

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Instagram boasts 300 million users. Kevin Systrom, the CEO of the social network delivered the news about the achievement in a dedicated blog post.

The latest user count means that Instagram now boasts more users than Twitter. Read more »

Google outs Live Channels streaming app for Android TV

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Google quietly released an Android TV app, which allows streaming of live channels to the platform. Dubbed Live Channels for Android TV, the application works only on the Asus Nexus Player for the time being.

Live Channels needs a built-in tuner to work (IP-based tuners are also supported) — you cannot simply stream a channel by installing it at the moment. Read more »

United Airlines will hand out 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus devices to its flight attendants

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United Airlines announced that it will hand out 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus devices to its flight attendants. The airline will begin distributing Apple’s phablet during the second quarter of next year.

As expected, the iPhone 6 Plus units that the crew members will have a number of work tools preloaded. Read more »

Another Moto 360 smartwatch ad goes live, check it out

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Motorola released another ad for the Moto 360 smartwatch. The latest clip, like the quartet of videos from last week, is part of the “A watch for our times” series of ads.

Entitled “Architect,” the new clip shows a creative mind in the middle of work, accompanied by classical music. Read more »

Carousel by Dropbox can now clear up storage on your device

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Dropbox added new features to its Carousel gallery app for Android and iOS. Going forward users of the application will have automatic device storage management at their disposal.

The above mentioned new functionality will automatically delete images on a device if they have already been backed up in Dropbox. Read more »

You can now order a Jolla Tablet and smartphone bundle

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With a tad over a day left until the end of the Jolla Tablet Indiegogo campaign, the Finnish company sweetened the deal even further. For the next 28 hours, $488 will secure you a Jolla Tablet and smartphone bundle.

The gets you a Jolla smartphone for $279. Read more »

The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 4 promo videos feature social media artists in NYC

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Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 4 promo videos take us away from the cute animals, and into the chilly New York City. The trio of clips feature a Snapchat artist and a Vine star, who team up to make New Yorkers’ lives more interesting.

The duo of social media stars connect with people who participate in Samsung’s #NoteMyDay campaign. Read more »

Microsoft update brings Torque Search to Android smartphones

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Remember that nifty search app for Android Wear by Microsoft called Torque? The Redmond giant’s garage team has expanded its functionality to Android smartphones with an update to version 2.0.

Activating Torque Search on an Android smartphone is just as easy as doing it on a wearable device. Read more »

YouTube for Android is the latest app to get material design

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YouTube for Android got received a major update. Version 6.0.11 of the application brings Android 5.0’s sleek material design to the popular video sharing platform.

In addition to the fresh new look, the latest YouTube for Android offers revamped navigation panel. Read more »

Redesigned Google Play store for Android is coming our way

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Google is about to launch a redesigned Play store app for Android. Version 5.1 of the application features refreshed looks and layout changes.

The upcoming new Android Play store features full-height navigation drawer and real-time card shadows. Read more »