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GM’s developing an Apple Watch app for locking, unlocking car doors

GM’s developing an Apple Watch app for locking, unlocking car doors

General Motors is testing an app that will make keys locked in the car a non-issue…at least, if you have an Apple Watch. The auto maker is currently testing an Apple Watch app that lets GM car owners (with compatible models) unlock and lock their cars using the watch, as well as start it remotely. The information was detailed by GM’s VP of Strategy Mike Ableson, who spoke at an analysts presentation in Detroit.

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Android TV adds more content via new apps

Android TV adds more content via new apps

Android TV fans that are itching to watch all the new fall TV will be able to do so thanks to some new content and apps available for their device. Android TV devices now have access to Showtime, HBO Go, and CBS All Access. With those apps available fans can watch shows like Homeland, Vice, and The Big Bang Theory along with huge amounts of other content.

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Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay app launches in the UK

Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay app launches in the UK

Fans of expensive coffee in the UK have a new way to order their fix of Starbucks. The company has launched the mobile Order & Pay app in the UK that could mean much less time spent standing in line waiting to order your food and drink early in the morning. Using the app customers can pre-order their favorite items from the chain in over 150 stores in London.

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Samsung Pay may land for Verizon users soon

Samsung Pay may land for Verizon users soon

Samsung's Will Graylin made a tweet recently that indicates Verizon users might soon get access to Samsung Pay mobile payments. Graylin is the co-GM of Samsung Pay so he should be in the know enough to say when and if the service will spread to other users. Graylin said in the tweet that Samsung pay for Verizon should be available in the next week or so.

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Android Evernote app gets new homescreen widget

Android Evernote app gets new homescreen widget

Fans of Evernote on Android devices can now get a new home screen widget to make accessing their app more convenient. The widget comes with an update to Evernote for Android. If you are thinking that Evernote always had a homescreen widget, you are right. That old widget was a separate application that had to be installed and Evernote describes that as "clunky."

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Microsoft Project Spark will go totally free October 5

Microsoft Project Spark will go totally free October 5

It has been more than two years since Microsoft first revealed Project Spark, what it would label as an "incubation engine" for creating ideas, art, interactive content, and games. Fast forward to today, Microsoft is announcing its biggest change to the platform, one that is really rocking it to its core. Starting 5th October, Project Spark and all DLCs will be available for free to everyone, both new and existing users. Normally a good thing for everyone, the news is being met with a bit of apprehension, if not fear.

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Google doubles Android app APK limit to 100MB

Google doubles Android app APK limit to 100MB

When smartphones began their lives almost a decade ago, the order of the day was to keep apps as small as possible due to limitations in storage space and hardware capabilities. Today, however, we possess veritable computers in our pockets with enough power to rival the least powered netbook (remember those?). As such, developers have been increasing their apps' sophistication, and therefore, size. Keeping up with the times, Google is finally allowing Android developers to have APKs that are up to 100 MB in size, allowing them to include higher quality assets in the package.

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August Smart Lock’s new Android app adds Auto-Unlock

August Smart Lock’s new Android app adds Auto-Unlock

The August Smart Lock has a new Android app, and with it comes a new feature: Auto-Unlock. As the name suggests, Auto-Unlock is a feature that automatically unlocks your door as you get near it, removing the need to use your hands in any way — something particularly handy when your arms are full of groceries. That’s not the only change that comes with the new Android app, however — says the company, it has completely re-designed the mobile offering.

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Khan Academy launches its first Android app

Khan Academy launches its first Android app

Need a refresher on those high school math classes? Not quite sure how to decipher talks of economics? That’s where Khan Academy comes in — it offers free courses on a variety of subject matter for anyone interested in learning. The company previously launched a mobile app for iPhone users, but Android users were left out. That changed on Tuesday, with Khan Academy's Android app exiting beta and launching for everyone.

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Waze is looking to reduce difficult left turns in traffic

Waze is looking to reduce difficult left turns in traffic

Waze is a popular navigation app that is able to give you the shortest distance between two places and the route it takes isn’t always a straight line. The app will route you along any twist or turn that will get you there fastest and sometimes those turns leave drivers more than a little nervous. Particularly the so-called "Waze left" that has drivers trying to make a difficult left turn across traffic to stay on route.

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