What Is Google Now and How Do I Use It?

When Jelly Bean was officially announced, Android users had a lot to be excited about. The latest version of the OS is super-smooth (like Butter!), there are expandable notifications that actually include functionality, there is a better keyboard, better widgets, and a better camera/gallery. The biggest announcements, of-course, were the addition of a better voice…

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How to Choose the Best Instagram Filter for Your Photo

Until recently, I only vaguely understood what each Instagram filter accomplished. I knew, for instance, that Rise would virtually erase the massive pimple on my face without washing out my skin tone. I assumed that every Twilight fan preferred Sutro, with its dark and enchanting exposure. And as for Kelvin — why even venture a…

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50 Completely Free Android Apps

There’s certainly no shortage of free Android apps, but a lot of these are really more like free demos: they’re ad-supported “lite” versions with accompanying paid apps, or they’re 30 day trials, or they require you to unlock extra features via in-app purchases or by paying for a monthly account. That’s not a bad thing,…

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Google Now Better Than Siri

This is a first-hand comparison through experience of the new Google Now app and Apple’s Siri… Google Now Better Than Siri – Business Insider.

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Amazon buys UpNext – a 3D mapping startup

While Apple has been distancing itself from Google with the introduction of its own mapping service, it looks like Amazon might be following suit in the near future. According to reports online, the company recently bought up a 3D mapping startup, UpNext. The conditions of the deal weren’t mentioned – neither were what Amazon plans…

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Google Sound Search

Android Jelly Bean comes with a Google widget that lets you find the name of a song you’re listening to. Just like Shazam or SoundHound, except that the widget links to Google Play, so you can quickly buy the song if you’re in the US… See it in action at this link: Google Sound Search.

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Google Chrome already No. 1 among free iOS apps

Just out yesterday, the Chrome mobile browser quickly secures the top spot on both the iPhone and the iPad! Google Chrome already No. 1 among free iOS apps | Internet & Media – CNET News.

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Google introduces “My Android Apps”

  Google has just introduced “My Android Apps” to their Google Play Store, where this particular segment lets you check out an entire list of smartphones, tablets, and other devices that are connected to your account. Basically, whenever you tap on any one of those icons, you will be able to pull up a list…

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