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Andromium’s Superbook turns your smartphone into a laptop

Andromium’s Superbook turns your smartphone into a laptop

While the likes of Ubuntu's Converence and Microsoft's Continuum promise to turn our mobile devices into PCs, there still exists a gap that needs to be filled to make that a reality. To be more specific, those promises don't exactly hold true when it comes to portability, as you need an external monitor, nor does it support one of the world's largest mobile platforms, Android. Superbook is an attempt to address that problem, with a plug and play device that lets you use your Android smartphone like a laptop, complete with a desktop interface and all the productivity that entails.

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Hangouts 11 on Android removes merged SMS, adds video messaging

Hangouts 11 on Android removes merged SMS, adds video messaging

Google just can't make it up its mind when it comes to its messaging services. It adds apps, removes features, merges, apps, removes features, and introduces duplicate features and apps. The latest example of that flip-flopping is with the Hangouts app on Android. Starting version 11, the app, which was initially a purely instant messaging app, will no longer show SMS and Hangouts messages in a single conversation. Before you sound the alarm, though, you can still send SMS from the app. They just won't take up the same space as Hangouts messages.

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Google Play family library lets you share with up to 6 people

Google Play family library lets you share with up to 6 people

Google has finally taken the covers off its family library system for its Google Play services. In a nutshell, the system will make it easier for parents, guardians, or maybe even a group of friends, to share content purchased from the Google Play Store. They also share a single payment method, which might prove to be a headache in some cases. Of course, the feature does have the necessary controls to rein in the spending or to keep the wee ones from seeing some things they shouldn't really be seeing just yet.

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Microsoft CEO: Pokemon GO, HoloLens are a perfect fit

Microsoft CEO: Pokemon GO, HoloLens are a perfect fit

Everything seems to be about Pokemon GO these days and almost everyone has something to say about it. It turns out, that's true even for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Actually, that's not exactly surprising considering Pokemon GO and Microsoft do have something in common: the use of augmented reality. So it's also not surprising to hear Nadella confidently claim that Pokemon GO feels built for HoloLens, even better than any smartphone can ever hope to achieve.

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Moto G4, G4 Plus now available via Moto Maker

Moto G4, G4 Plus now available via Moto Maker

Dying to try Pokemon GO but also want a new Android smartphone to go along with it? As luck would have it, Motorola has just opened up Moto Maker to include its shiny new 4th gen Moto G, a.k.a. Moto G4 or Moto G4, and the Moto G4 Plus. Of course, you can also use any old smartphone (that has GPS) with Pokemon GO, but why compromise when you can get a shiny new Moto phone with a battery that will compensate for Pokemon GO's notorious battery drain, and won't have to spend your Pokeshop money just to get one. Plus, you get to personalize your design as well!

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The official Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch is August 2

The official Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch is August 2

The much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will make its debut on August 2, Samsung has confirmed, skipping a number for its freshest phablet. The new Android device will be revealed at an event in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom, Samsung has confirmed today.

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Pokemon GO estimated earnings top $14 million in less than a week

Pokemon GO estimated earnings top $14 million in less than a week

Since it seems like you can't throw a stone without hitting three or four Pokemon GO players, it's safe to say the game has turned out to be quite popular. Just how popular is it, though? If new estimates from SuperData Research are accurate, the answer to that question is "more popular than air itself." The research firm estimates that Pokemon GO has already raked in earnings of more than $14 million, which is insane when you consider that the game has been available in just a handful of regions for less than a week.

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Pokemon GO update fixes security hole

Pokemon GO update fixes security hole

This morning the folks at Niantic appear to have fixed the security hole on the iOS version of the app, making this fix available to the masses on iTunes. Users will also find a variety of other fixes in the mix, suggesting that they may be on their way to Android imminently. The first of these fixes (after the security issue) is a set of "resolved issues causing crashes." Hooray for that one, without a doubt.

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Pokemon GO servers down and frozen screen : What to do!

Pokemon GO servers down and frozen screen : What to do!

It's that time again - the middle of the day on a weekday when vast amounts of Pokemon GO players are playing at the same time. Servers are down and Pokemon GO users are freaking out! Today we're going to walk everyone through the process with which they can attain a better chance at being logged in and playing the game - rather than being left out in the dust. The first of several methods the player should use for staying online is to make certain their phone has as strong and internet connection as possible from the start.

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Galaxy Note 7 release date soon, four color photos appear

Galaxy Note 7 release date soon, four color photos appear

It's not quite time for the Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung to arrive on our doorstep, but we've been given another glimpse. Today we're seeing another vision of the device - not another version, but another view - this time straight on with a sticker on top. This is one of several devices that appear to be part of a testing group in Asia, where users seem to have no fear of leaking said material before the actual reveal and launch this August - more than likely. Today's views are also a lot clearer than yesterday's back in black collection of images.

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LG Stylo 2 Plus hits MetroPCS packing 5.7-inch screen and 1.4GHz CPU

LG Stylo 2 Plus hits MetroPCS packing 5.7-inch screen and 1.4GHz CPU

A new smartphone has landed on the metroPCS network for fans of pre-paid devices to pick up. The smartphone is called the LG Stylo 2 Plus and its main feature is a big 5.7-inch HD resolution screen using TFT IPS in-cell display tech. One of the important features of that screen is that you can draw or write on it using an integrated stylus.

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Asus ZenPad 3S 10 tablet packs 9.7-inch 2K display

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 tablet packs 9.7-inch 2K display

In late June a rumor was making the rounds that a new tablet would debut this month from Asus, that rumor has now come true. Reports of a new tablet launching have surfaced and the tablet is called the ZenPad 3S 10. The screen isn't quite 10-inches wide at 9.7-inches and it has LED backlighting and a resolution of 1536 x 2048.

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