Huawei Nexus 6P Review: Quite Possibly The Best Smartphone Of 2015

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So I’ve used many a Nexus device in my time, starting with the Nexus S and through every Nexus after that. I’ve had a serious love/hate relationship with Google’s flagship Android device. The Nexus 5 has to be my pick for best Nexus prior to this current crop of Nexus devices. I wanted to love last … Read more

Light Side Or The Dark Side? You Can Choose With Google’s Star Wars Makeover!

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As we all know, The next episode of the Star Wars Saga is coming Friday 18th December. With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google have given their apps a makeover on which side of the force you choose. There are little Easter eggs everywhere across Google’s apps such as the YouTube progress bar … Read more

[301] Light Side Or The Dark Side? You Can Choose With Google’s Star Wars Makeover!

As we all know, The next episode of the Star Wars Saga is coming Friday 18th December. With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google have given their apps a makeover on which side of the force you choose. There are little Easter eggs everywhere across Google’s apps such as the YouTube progress bar … Read more

The New Chromecast And Chromecast Audio: Updated Specs, Same Great Price

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When Google came out with the original Chromecast, the company introduced the world to a new way to stream media that wasn’t too hard on the wallet. When it first came out, the Chromecast had a few shortcomings, including a lack of current wireless frequencies, a lack of supported apps and a bit of lag … Read more

[301] The New Chromecast And Chromecast Audio: Updated Specs, Same Great Price

When Google came out with the original Chromecast, the company introduced the world to a new way to stream media that wasn’t too hard on the wallet. When it first came out, the Chromecast had a few shortcomings, including a lack of current wireless frequencies, a lack of supported apps and a bit of lag … Read more

Certain Android One Devices Are Receiving An Android 6.0.1 Update

It looks like it’s time for Android 6.0 to get it first incremental update as a certain Android One device is currently receiving an update to Android 6.0.1. Right now, the small update is going through a soak test, so a small amount of people will be seeing this update. More specifically, owners of the Cherry Mobile … Read more

Are Chrome Extensions Invading Your Privacy? One Company Says Yes.

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Chrome extensions are something a lot of people cannot live without. They depend on them for productivity, notifications and a plethora of other useful things. But are Chrome extensions as safe as Google and extension developers make them out to be? Detectify Labs doesn’t seem to think so and in a long blog post sets … Read more

The Death Of Rdio

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Rdio came out ages ago, before Google and Apple got into the music streaming game, and in fact, Rdio even launched before Spotify in the United States. Clearly, being early isn’t enough, as this week the streaming music company filed for bankruptcy and announced that it’s being taken over by Pandora. I switched over completely … Read more

Google+ Sacrifices Functionality, Usability For Speed

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Earlier yesterday we reported that a possible refresh to the Google+ web page design was coming soon. Yesterday afternoon, Google rolled it out to a select group of users, but anyone who wanted to test it out could do so by going to Settings > Manage Google+ activity and then clicking on the Search box – … Read more

Google Photos Now Helps Free Up Local Device Storage Space

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Constantly running out of space on your smartphone or tablet? With microSD card slots becoming rarer in the latest devices, storage space has become a bigger issue for a lot of users. One of the biggest culprits of eating up storage space is all those selfies, party, travel, and other photos and videos that you … Read more

[UPDATED] New Google+ Design Rolling Out

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With Google reorganizations over the past year, many were quick to decry the fall of Google+, Google’s social media network. That cry was satiated a bit with the release of Collections earlier this year, and now a screenshot of an apparent new Google+ design on the web has surfaced – hopefully indicating the company’s dedication … Read more

Apple Pay Adds More Countries And Banks Hoping To Replace Plastic With iPhones

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Apple Pay adds more countries and banks hoping to replace American’s plastic with iPhones. Google Wallet was around long before Apple Pay and has been re-branded as Android Pay to better compete with Apple. Yet it is Apple who is continually pushing merchants, banks, countries and users to adopt their form of mobile payment system. It’s … Read more

Google And Facebook Come To Search Agreement

There are numerous signs found across texts and stories indicating the end of the world. Most are open to interpretation, but any kind of partnership between rivals like Facebook and Google is reason enough to say goodbye to your loved ones. In what must be a mutually beneficial deal, as hard as it may be to believe, Facebook … Read more

Google App Gets Smarter, Now Understands Complex Questions

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If you use Google Search like most of the world does, you may have noticed that it has gotten smarter over the years. With the introduction of voice search back in 2008, and Knowledge Graphs first appearing in 2012, Google has always pushed search just that much further. Recent advances have led to semantic search, … Read more

Google Offering Free Comics Through Google Play Books

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While the Google Play Store is most widely used for apps, games, and movies, there’s also an expansive book section which also includes a pretty decent selection of comics. Presumably in order to make more people aware, and boost downloads of comics in the Play Books section, Google is offering up 40 free DRM-free comics for a … Read more

[301] Google Offering Free Comics Through Google Play Books

While the Google Play Store is most widely used for apps, games, and movies, there’s also an expansive book section which also includes a pretty decent selection of comics. Presumably in order to make more people aware, and boost downloads of comics in the Play Books section, Google is offering up 40 free DRM-free comics for a … Read more

HOW TO: Setup Two-Step Verification For Your Apple ID

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Whatever side of the playground you prefer, there’s one common enemy that both Apple and Google users have, the data thief. Whether you’re using an Android or iOS device your accounts are vulnerable and they’re even more vulnerable if you’re not securing them properly. The first step in securing your Apple and Google accounts is … Read more

Google Is Giving Chromebook Users Three Free Movies

You get three free movies! You get three free movies! Everybody gets three free movies!! Catch is, you need to be a Chromebook owner. If you are, that’s great because you’re in luck. Google is being generous again and providing three free movies for Chromebook users. There’s a little more to it than just using your … Read more

Google Acquires Fly Labs Bolstering Their Media Editing Arsenal

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Google has acquired Fly Labs, a popular iOS app company who specializes in photo and video editing. The purchase bolsters Google’s user media editing tools and will hopefully bring better tools for users in the very near future. Everyone loves photos and they love taking photos on their smartphone. Google’s investments into Snapseed and their … Read more

Google Adds Holiday Hours to Google Maps And Search

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There’s nothing worse than hitting up Google Maps to find directions to your favourite restaurant and store, hop into your vehicle, drive there… and find out it’s closed. Google is changing that by adding holiday hours to Google Maps and Search. We’ve added holiday hours to Maps and Search, so when you search for a … Read more

Huawei Nexus 6P Back Glass Spontaneously Cracking?

The Nexus 6P has been called out as weak by some reviewers, claiming that it’s rather easy to bend and damage. Now, some Reddit users are reporting another issue. Apparently, the glass used on the back to cover the camera lens is spontaneously cracking for some users. The small piece of glass is made of … Read more

Google Street View Adds More Chicago Attractions

A couple of us here at Techaeris call the Windy City (or at least the immediate surrounding area) home. We’re just a short ride away from the sights, the shows, the sports, the dining, everything that makes the city of Chicago truly great. For anyone that might not be so lucky, or may just want … Read more

Google May Manufacture Own Chipset For Android Phones

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The signs of a company really taking care to improve their product is great and that’s exactly what Google is doing seeking to make its own chipset for Android phones. The Android experience has gotten progressively better over the years and it shows in their dominance of the mobile market. Apple makes great hardware and … Read more

Google Drive Makes Sharing Files Even Easier

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If you have a Google Account, there’s a chance that you use Google Drive to store and share your files. It hasn’t always been the easiest to share your files though, and there were some pretty notable differences between sharing between the Google Drive website and mobile apps. Of course, when sharing files security is usually … Read more

Google is Trying To Spark Interest in Android One Again

I don’t really remember the last time I heard about the Android One other than when Google had announced it in September of last year, so it would appear that it really hasn’t made much traction in India’s market. For those who aren’t really sure what Android One is, it’s Google’s way of getting inexpensive (under $100) “pure” … Read more