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LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live review: Android Weary

The first time I realized the triage potential of a smartwatch, I was walking home from the grocery store with two bags in each arm, and a wrist vibrating because three separate family members were trying to get in touch at the same time. It was a small thing, to alleviate that anxiety, but it

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With Android One, Google prepares for a Silver future

One of the most important announcements made during Google I/O last week was also one of the least-reported. Android One, a reference platform for manufacturers looking to create high-performance, low-cost devices in developing countries, will see Google working with three Indian manufacturers on a pilot project to deliver better sub-$100 smartphones. The idea is sound:

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Streaming and LPs are the only signs of growth in a flagging music industry

Streaming and LPs are the only areas of the U.S. music industry that saw growth between this year and last, according to Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard. On-demand audio streaming, which includes services like Rdio, Deezer, Spotify, Beats Music, Songza and others, grew 50.1% between December 30th, 2013 and June 29th, 2014 to 33.6 billion plays.

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Facebook Messenger is now optimized for the iPad

Facebook has updated Messenger for iOS with iPad compatibility, making it possible for chatters and callers to take advantage of the tablet’s full screen real estate. The app takes advantage of the iPad’s ability to display two frames on screen, so the existing list of conversations stays on the left while the active one is

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LG G3 coming to Rogers, Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Videotron on August 1st

LG announced today that its latest flagship will come to several Canadian carriers on August 1st. While pricing will be revealed by the individual providers, Rogers, Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Videotron have all come on board with the release of the G3. The device will also be available at Tbooth, The Source, Wireless Wave, Wireless

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SyrupCast Episode 3: Canada Day Google I/O Spectacular!

Welcome to the third week of SyrupCast! By now, we’re a lean, mean podcasting machine — except for the fact that each episode has been over an hour. This week, we talk about Android, Android and more Android. Oh, and BlackBerry. And LG. And Bell. Google I/O just ended, but that doesn’t mean we have

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Microsoft seeking testers for upcoming Office for Android tablets release

Microsoft is hard at work preparing an Android tablet version of its Office suite, which will eventually be made available at no extra cost to its Office 365 subscribers. The company has rolled out a portal for Office-related pre-release programs that potentially includes one for Android tablets. The company already has a version of Office

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Google Play Services 5.0 makes your smartphone Android Wear-friendly

Google finished rolling out Play Services 5.0 to its Froyo-and-above Android devices this week and, according to the company, this is the biggest release yet. For the unfamiliar, Play Services are like software updates for Android phones and tablets that happen behind the scenes; it’s Google’s way of keeping all devices, regardless of OEM, carrier

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Transit App for iOS adds city bike rental information, universal search

Per-hour bike rental service Bixi began its life in Montreal, so it’s fitting that Montreal-based Sam Vermette, creator of popular iOS and Android-based Transit App, would integrate the service into his app. With version 3.1, the iOS app now supports bike storage and rental information for the following cities: Toronto, Montreal, NYC, Chicago, Boston, Washington

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