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Gmail Just Got Better On Android

Google announced an update to its Gmail app for Android with some much-needed new features. Late last year, the app got an update that enabled users to add email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Microsoft Outlook. The new update takes this a step further, and lets you put it all together in one inbox. “These days, many of …

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Apple Will Now Let You Trade in Your Android Phone

Apple is expanding its “Reuse and Recycle” program it began in 2013. Starting now, in many locations, you can trade in non-Apple smartphones and receive credit toward the purchase of an iPhone. Individual Apple retail stores have changed the language about the program to read “get credit when you recycle your eligible iPhone, iPad, or select smartphone from another manufacturer.” …

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Facebook Is Working on a New Phone App

If you’re unsatisfied with the fact that Facebook is not a part of your phone call-making experience, you’re in luck. It appears that the company is working on a new app that inserts the Facebook experience into your actual phone function. It looks like Facebook is working on an Android dialer and caller ID app – but one that uses …

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Android Developers Must Now Get Ratings For Their Apps And Games

Google announced a couple of updates for Google Play, which will affect both developers and users. There’s a new content rating system as well as a new app review process. The content rating system is based on age, and applies to both apps and games. According to the company, it will help developers communicate “familiar and locally relevant” content ratings …

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Check Out YouTube’s Cool New 360-Degree Videos

There’s been talk of 360-degree videos coming to YouTube for a while now, but on Friday, the company began to offer them to the world, and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome. First, let’s just get right to the good stuff. YouTube has this playlist of six videos, which take advantage of the technology. For now, you’ll only really …

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Google Finally Launches AdWords App

Google launched a new AdWords app for Android on Wednesday, offering advertisers a way to manage campaigns on the go. It’s hard to believe Google is just now offering such an app, but better late than never, right? Advertisers can use the app to view and manage ad performance. It lets you view campaign stats, update bids and budgets, get …

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How To Set Up App Indexing For Ranking In Google

Last week, Google made two announcements about how it will rank search results on mobile devices going forward. The one that has received the greatest amount of attention is the inclusion of a mobile-friendly ranking signal, which will go into effect beginning April 21. This gives sites time to make sure their sites meet Googles criteria for being mobile-friendly, and …

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Google Starts Android For Work Program

Google just announced a new program called Android for Work. It’s basically self-explanatory in that its aim is to get more Android smartphones and tablets in use in the workplace. “Over a billion people today carry Android smartphones—devices that are more powerful than the computers we used just a few years ago,” said Rajen Sheth, Director of Product Management for …

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Google Facing Another Antitrust Probe – in Russia

Google is facing another antitrust investigation, as Russian search company Yandex has asked the country’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service to take a look at Google’s practices – specifically relating to Android. Yandex is upset by Google’s bundling of its search engine, as well as other apps in with its Android operating system – which comes equipped on 86 percent of smartphones …

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Chromecast Users Get $6 In Google Play Credit

It’s never been a better time to own a Chromecast, Google’s $35 streaming device. Not only does the functionality of the device continue to improve thanks to updates from Google as well as increased support by third-party apps, but Google is actually giving away $6 in Google Play credit to users, apparently for Valentine’s Day. You have to be on …

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Google Now Just Got A Lot More Useful

Google Now may be getting a whole lot more useful as Google just announced that it’s integrating with third-party apps on Android. The company has already partnered with over 30 developers to bring new cards into the fold, giving users helpful updates from the apps they use. “Starting today, the Google app on Android can help you keep up with …

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Android XML File Can Crash Devices

Apparently all Android apps have a file called the AndroidManifest.xml, and this contains information the system has to have before it can run any of the app’s code. So it’s a pretty important file. Unfortunately, if that file is malformed, it can cause big problems for the device that’s running it. Earlier this month, TrendMicro reported on the issue after …

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