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Best alternative keyboards for the Samsung Galaxy S6

There are plenty of great keyboard choices for your GS6 right in Google Play.

If we’re being honest, the built-in Samsung keyboard on the Galaxy S6 just isn’t that great. It puts buttons in weird places, has some odd touch responses and is generally poor at auto correct, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it. Of course you can switch out that keyboard with a free or paid option from Google Play, and that means  [Read More...]

Google Brillo is the company’s lightweight OS that will power Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and it is said that they may show it off as early as next week.

Google I/O may be the time and place for Google to announce its rumored lightweight OS for the IoT, Brillo. New reports suggest that Google is looking to hop deeper into the market, and create a real-time operating system of their own.

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Perfect for privacy fans or parents who let their kids play with their phones.

Unless you have a native guest mode, every time you hand your phone over to someone else you’re handing over your entire digital existence. Your photo gallery, browser history, chats, and anything not secured by a pin in the app are a tap or two away. Whether you’ve handed your phone off to a child to watch  [Read More...]

Engadget reports via The Information that Google is working on Brillo, an Android-based OS designed to work on low-powered devices (think household appliances), also known as the Internet of Things.

Apparently, Brillo will only require 32 or 64 MB of RAM. As Engadget says, Lollipop requires much more at 512 MB.

The main benefit of this OS is that it would free OEMs from the burden of making their own IoT communication systems.

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Shazam has added Android Wear support in its latest update, which now allows you to identify who is playing right from your wrist.

No longer do you have to fumble to find your phone when you want to know who sings a particular song, thanks to the latest Shazam update. Included in this update is the addition of Android Wear support to the app, so users can now do everything right from their wrist.

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Blu products released their latest unlocked Android, the Studio C, smartphone today on Amazon.com.  The new device is compatible with GSM networks such as T-Mobile, AT&T, Metro PCS, and Cricket Wireless to name a few.  The most important feature of this phone is its low price of $ 99.  For a low price, you get a dual sim, 5.0 inch IPS screen with 720×1280 resolution, 4G connectivity, 1GB RAM, 8GB of memory with an expandable slot for a MicroSD card,  [Read More...]

Jurassic World is a movie in a series of 4 so far, set to be released June 12th, based on Jurassic Park but 22 years later.   We are still a couple weeks away from its release, but if you just can’t wait you can at least play the new Jurassic World game available in the Google Play store now.  The game is free to download and is brought to you by Ludia and Universal Partnerships.  Ludia has made other  [Read More...]

The fourth episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, titled “Sons of Winter,” now has an official release date of May 28 for Android, along with a new trailer to stoke your excitement.

Google Maps updated to help you avoid delays

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, many of us are looking toward an extending weekend with some sort of travel involved.  Living in San Diego, I see plenty of traffic on weekends as this city is a hot spot for tourists.  What do I hate most about driving?  Traffic.

Google’s latest update to their Maps app, brings new traffic alerts to help you avoid traffic jams.  When you input a destination, Google Maps will give an explanation of upcoming traffic  [Read More...]

Lollipop update now available for the first-gen Moto G

Motorola has released the update for the 2013 Moto G, the first-generation device, and it is hitting devices now.

First generation Moto G owners will be thrilled to see a new update hitting their device, this time bumping it up to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This update brings all of the great additions of Lollipop, like the new Material Design, Smart Lock, enhanced notifications, and more.

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