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CM Apps bring CyanogenMod to the masses

CM Apps bring CyanogenMod to the masses

Even if you’ve never wanted to root or hack your smartphone before, if you’re an Android fan, CyanogenMod should be on your radar. This brand belongs to a group of developers that took the ROM-making environment so seriously that they formed their own company around creating a 3rd-party Android system. This user interface is now spawning a "CM Apps" collection as well.

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Flappy Bird re-release set for August

Flappy Bird re-release set for August

For those of you not addicted to the replacement apps that arrived after the destruction of the original Flappy Bird, there’s good news. The original creator of Flappy Bird has suggested that he’ll be bringing the original Flappy Bird back to the app store for iOS and Android - just as soon as he can adjust a few key details.

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Facebook rolling out new card-based activity updates

Facebook rolling out new card-based activity updates

Facebook is rolling out a new way to push contextual content based on your check-ins, which is coming via an OTA update. Now when you check in to a location, cards will show up telling you who else may have been there, relying on your Facebook connections for the data. It also works for status updates, which could keep users glued to the service more than they currently are.

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Google Maps updates: Uber, departure time, Stars

Google Maps updates: Uber, departure time, Stars

If you’re working with Google Maps for driving - or for being driven - this week’s update is going to change the way you do so. An update has been released - and will continue to release in increments over the next week - which allows Uber interaction for Google Maps users. This speaks volumes about how connected to Google Uber really is.

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Google Stars detailed in dogfood session

Google Stars detailed in dogfood session

This year Google will introduce a system tentatively called "Stars." This system will organize your media. It’s organized in its most basic terms into Images, Webpages, and Videos, and it’ll all be based on a tiny Star graphic in the right-hand side of your Chrome web browser’s address bar.

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Two ways you’re wasting your smartphone

Two ways you’re wasting your smartphone

A smartphone in the pocket is a tool in many ways, covering bases in academics, entertainment, science, and more. At the core, a smartphone is a means of communication: voice calls and text-based communication, both of which represent a very small percentage of what the average smartphone can do. Despite continuous increases in technology, many continue to use their smartphone in the same manner, upgrade after upgrade, and the end result is always the same: a device that is going to waste to some degree, at least in relation to its potential. How does one waste their smartphone?

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