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Android’s new accessibility features has Voice Access control

Android’s new accessibility features has Voice Access control

Google Now might be smart and all that but it's somewhat limited in what it can do when it comes to interacting with the rest of the apps and content on your Android smartphone. It can do searches, take notes, set up alarms, open apps, and some other basic tasks. Once it moves away from that search app, however, you're on your own. Not a problem for people with near perfect mobility, not so much for those with physical disabilities. Google is announcing the start of beta testing for a Voice Access app that addresses that need, allowing users to control other apps using only their voice.

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HTC 10 detailed: video “confirms” all before official unveiling

HTC 10 detailed: video “confirms” all before official unveiling

It's now under a day before the HTC 10 is revealed, complete with what we expect will be an iconic build and new software to boot. This device will be the second big-name release of the year, coming in right beside the surprise home run in the HTC Vive, a virtual reality headset that runs with Valve's SteamVR. The handset may not have as epic a set of VR tendencies itself, but the details in the release are vital to the image HTC will be projecting from here on out. A video leaked today seems to show the future.

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Here’s how to add a speedometer to Google Maps on Android

Here’s how to add a speedometer to Google Maps on Android

A couple of weeks ago, Waze announced they would be adding a handy new feature to their popular app. Since speeding is a problem that we've all had at some point, the people at Waze decided it was high time to start tracking our speed. So they integrated a speedometer into the app, which would warn you if you went too far over that limit. Well Google Maps is finally getting that feature on Android. But it's not exactly what you're expecting.

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A new Nexus 7 Android tablet to beat your iPad

A new Nexus 7 Android tablet to beat your iPad

While the prospect of creating a piece of hardware that'd supplant the since-the-beginning biggest tablet ever iPad, Google's next device might be able to do the trick. Google is currently placing itself in a position in which it becomes more singular. The Google Play suite of apps has adopted a more visually standard look. Google's Play return program has become more active in the recent past. But what's that got to do with a tablet? Could Google finally be making a play for the space they've never dominated with a device that's just as powerful as the opposition? If the past couple generations of Nexus device are any indication, Google's in a prime position to finally make the real anti-iPad.

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Chariot is an Uber competitor that’s exclusively for women

Chariot is an Uber competitor that’s exclusively for women

The likes of Uber and Lyft are about to get some new competition in the city of Boston. However, the new startup will only be competing for around half of the potential customers. After all, this new ride-sharing service named Chariot will only be picking up women.

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HTC 10 inbound: here’s what we know so far

HTC 10 inbound: here’s what we know so far

In little less than 24 hours, HTC will be fully revealing its smartphone hand. Given its history in the market, its new grab for the virtual reality industry, and its unstable coffers, both fans and detractors, market watchers included, are keeping tabs on how that next champion will turn out. Believed to be christened as the HTC 10, dropping the almost iconic "One" brand, the smartphone is expected to present an intriguing mix of features, and perhaps misfeatures, that will surely be the talk of the town for the next few days. But what does HTC have in store for us? This is what we know or have heard of so far.

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Android Marshmallow update lands for Sony Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact

Android Marshmallow update lands for Sony Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact

Sony has announced that the rollout for the Android Marshmallow update for certain models of its Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 compact smartphones is kicking off. There is only one model of each device that the update is for, so before you get excited check that your device is compatible. The Marshmallow update supports the Z2 D6503 version, Z3 DD6603 version, and Z3 Compact D5803 version.

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Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus Coke freeze test is a sticky mess

Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus Coke freeze test is a sticky mess

We already know that both Samsung and Apple integrated waterproof or at least water resistant designs into both of these smartphones. We have seen them not die when doused with water before. This time out the person in the video decides to test both of these phones now with freezing water, but with frozen Coca-cola.

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Remix OS 2.0 lands on Nexus 9, 10 tablets, Remix Ultraportable

Remix OS 2.0 lands on Nexus 9, 10 tablets, Remix Ultraportable

The age of productivity oriented tablets, especially Android, might soon be upon us and Jide is one of the blazing a trail ahead. Its Remix OS 2.0, the latest version of its Android version "remixed" for PCs and laptops, is now making its way to Android tablets. To be more specific, the custom ROM is now available for the Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 and, soon, in final form on the original Jide Remix Ultraportable. This expands Remix OS' scope to almost all large screen devices, offering Android productivity in a unique way.

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Samsung Members app tries to make customer service easier

Samsung Members app tries to make customer service easier

Smartphones, for all their beauty, belie a complexity that sometimes confounds even more seasoned smartphone users. For all the power and features they offer, Samsung's Galaxy Android devices are perhaps also known for that kind of complexity. When Google search is no longer enough, and your closest tech-savvy friend is unreachable, Samsung is offering a new Members app that tries to connect you with the right answers or the right person, depending on your particular problem with your Samsung Galaxy device.

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HTC 10: new images leak just before April 12 unveiling

HTC 10: new images leak just before April 12 unveiling

Tuesday, April 12th, is all but guaranteed to HTC announce its new Android flagship, the HTC 10 (dropping the "M" from the previous generation M9). While the device has already been leaked before today, along with a number of teaser images from HTC itself, two new photos have surfaced from Dutch site GSM Helpdesk, giving us the clearest look at the smartphone so far.

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BlackBerry’s prepping two mid-tier Android phones

BlackBerry’s prepping two mid-tier Android phones

BlackBerry’s Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv, was a flop. The company points toward too high of a price tag as the reason, and so this year it will introduce a pair of lower-priced mid-range smartphones that, it hopes, will be more inline with its customers’ budgets. The news was shared by BlackBerry CEO John Chen in an interview recently; when exactly we’ll see the phones launch wasn’t detailed, though.

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