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Instant Upload for Facebook copies one of the best features of Google+

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The only problem with Google+ Instant Upload is that a lot of the people I want to share photos with are still on Facebook. That naturally puts a damper on the ability to automatically upload photos to the cloud. I…

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Chromemote turns your Chrome browser into a Google TV Remote [App Reviews]

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Google TV owners may not like their standard remotes, and they may want to use the other GTV remote apps on their Android phone. If that’s the case, Chromemote might be able to help. Chromemote is a Google C…

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iSkin Vibes and Aura case review for Galaxy S III – halfway to an ideal case [Accessories]

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is large, slim, and light, meaning there’s a chance that you might mishandle the grand device and drop it on the ground. If you don’t want to end up with a dented, broken, or sc…

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IntelliRing sets ringtone volume based on ambient noise and if it’s in your pocket or purse [App

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Setting my ringer to the maximum volume is the only way I’ll ever hear it over the music in my car. But there are times when hearing Mt. Eden’s “Sierra Leone” at full-blast is unnecessa…

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Android Photography: how Samsung Smart cameras can remotely control or transfer your photos

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The smart device era has connected all of our favorite gadgets to the Internet and each other. The ability to link phones, televisions, and cameras has made way for some cool, if not always practical, use cases f…

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HTC Incredible 4G LTE – Watering down the phrase ‘new and improved’ [Hardware Review]

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I raved about the HTC Incredible 2 (Incredible S internationally) so much that I bought one. It was a great purchase a year ago, and now the upgraded HTC Incredible 4G LTE has been released by Verizon. With a very s…

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Toshiba Excite 7.7 – A high-end device with an equally high price [Hardware Review]

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With a gorgeous design and beefy insides, the Toshiba Excite 7.7 is a 7 inch tablet looking to compete with the Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab, and Nexus 7 tablets.  Despite the overwhelming market-share of the iPad an…

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Amazing Alex is another fun physics game from the makers of Angry Birds

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I didn’t “get” Angry Birds when it debuted on Android. How anyone could have fun in a game in which players fling birds at a bunch of pigs was beyond me. But as I moved beyond the easy stages and s…

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Songza re-ups with expert Music Concierge playlists, lockscreen controls, and new Holo-like design

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One of my favorite music streaming apps on Android is Songza for tablets (formerly Songza HD) because it factors in actual humans to craft music playlists rather than rely on algorithms. If you remember from my…

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Nexus 7 Review: $199 and worth every penny

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The tablet market has been a difficult realm for Google to conquer. While the iPad remains the immovable king, Amazon and Barnes & Noble usurped Google by delivering successful mini tablets that rely on An…

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Word Lens shows live language translation using an Android camera [App Reviews]

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Word Lens blew my mind last year when I saw the app provide live translation of written text. When an iPhone camera hovered over some words written in Spanish, Word Lens instantly translated the text to English.…

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Nexus Q Review: another cool Google product that’s destined to fail

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Google can do pretty much anything. It’s the company with the most popular mobile operating system, most used search engine, and can even host a video conference with a bunch of skydivers hurtling down i…

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Viggle, a Foursquare for TV that rewards viewers with prizes for checking-in, lands in Google Play

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There’s always some kind of app to check-in to some kind of activity, but what’s the payoff for all of these activities? Sure, it can be useful to alerting friends to what you’re doing or find…

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ReLaunch can launch apps from anywhere in Android [App Reviews]

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Android multitasking works well, but what about when you need super-tasking. I’m not sure if that’s a real word or term, but that’s what I call the way ReLaunch enables more than just switch…

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Android Apps Alert #99: Pay, Run, Shop, Text, and catch Google I/O fever edition

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Androinica.com browses the Google Play Store and tries to find a few quality apps that you may be interested in downloading. Each week, we look for quality games, productivity tools, social apps, and other gem…

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