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Microsoft debuts Android app for those considering Windows Phone

Microsoft debuts Android app for those considering Windows Phone

Apple isn't the only one releasing apps for Android to lure users to its own mobile platform. Microsoft is trying something similar with its new release to the Google Play store, an app called AppComparison. Featuring a tagline of "Are you considering changing your Android device to Windows Phone?", the app doesn't directly try to convince users to switch platforms, but instead shows which apps are already available on Windows 10 Mobile.

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Domino’s channels Amazon with its ‘Easy Order’ pizza button

Domino’s channels Amazon with its ‘Easy Order’ pizza button

Amazon's one-touch Dash Buttons have turned out to be quite a hit, letting Prime members quickly order common household items with the press of a Bluetooth connected physical button. But now, Domino's has stepped in and improved the concept, marrying it with the greatest thing ever: pizza delivery. The pizza chain has just announced its own "Easy Order" button, complete with a cute little cardboard delivery box, that lets users order their favorite pie for delivery with just one press.

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Apple Support app for iOS aims to reduce Genius Bar visits

Apple Support app for iOS aims to reduce Genius Bar visits

A handful of leaked screenshots seems to indicate that Apple is working on a troubleshooting and support app for iOS. The app allows users to pick the Apple product they're having problems with, and through a series of questions helps narrow down the exact issue. When appropriate, the app provides options for calling Apple Support and scheduling an appointment for an in-store Genius Bar visit, but it can also help users skip those steps when not needed but providing information on how to address the issue whenever possible.

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Yahoo Mail obstructing AdBlock users from signing in [UPDATE: Statement]

Yahoo Mail obstructing AdBlock users from signing in [UPDATE: Statement]

It seems another big web company is taking steps to circumvent ad-blocking software, this time by preventing users from getting at their email. A growing number of AdBlock Plus users are reporting that Yahoo Mail is preventing them from signing in to the service unless they disable the browser plugin. Seeing as how Yahoo, and its email service, are fairly dependent on advertisements that display on their webpages, they could be among the businesses concerned about the rapid rise in the use of ad-blockers.

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Google Hangouts activates guest mode for meetings

Google Hangouts activates guest mode for meetings

Google's latest bid to make their products more instantly-available to users is in "guest" mode in Google Hangouts. This feature allows people with Google accounts to host Google Hangouts meetings in which invited guests can join the conversation without needing a Google account of their own. This system requires joining guests to tap a button or two, write in a name so people know who they are on the call, and begin to chat.

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Google Play to start notifying users of ad-supported apps

Google Play to start notifying users of ad-supported apps

Both the Google Play store for Android and Apple's iOS App Store label apps that feature in-app purchases, making it clear to users that additional money can or may need to be spent to make use of the software. Now, Google Play will be taking things a step further, and notify users before they download that an app is supported via advertisements inside. It seems to be an effort by Google to make its marketplace more transparent when it comes to ads and funding, and the change will take place starting in 2016.

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Skype for Android now lets you save video messages

Skype for Android now lets you save video messages

The Skype app for Android has just been updated with a handy option for users who would like to save and keep video messages of importance. The new version, available now, lets users save received video messages by tapping the thumbnail in the conversation view, and simply choosing the "Save to Gallery" option. Think of it as a way to hang on to video voicemails from loved ones or those with important details needed later.

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Google app for iOS gets a big update kick in the pants

Google app for iOS gets a big update kick in the pants

So you're all about your Google app on your iPhone or iPad, yes? You're lucky, because right now you're able to get an update that'll make it look a whole lot nicer than it did yesterday. Today you'll get a "fresh look and feel", according to Google, directed directly at voice search. You can say "OK Google" with the best of them and ask your iPhone or iPad's Google app whatever you want - go on, ask it when Star Wars is going to be released! It knows!

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Bing for iOS gets search smarts that may rival Google

Bing for iOS gets search smarts that may rival Google

The Bing app for iOS has been updated today, and with it Microsoft is introducing a number of smart, useful search features that just might be enough to make users think twice before always turning to the Google app. When making searches, the app aims to present more than just the standard text descriptions or links to Wikipedia, instead, in the right circumstances, it can bring up information from other apps and services, and even act as a gateway to said apps.

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Google just completely revamped Google+

Google just completely revamped Google+

Google has just given their social network Google+ a major update, one they're calling "the new G+". This version of the social network is drastically simplified in both look and functionality, with new navigation centered on Collections and Communities. Playing to the social networks' strengths in this case means showcasing the communities that already exist and grow with speed - those that are bustling with activity and have visitors posting and commenting all day long. The home stream is redesigned as well.

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Google Photos is deleting your files… in a good way!

Google Photos is deleting your files… in a good way!

Android users of Google Photos will soon see an option to "Free Up Space", this feature then deleting files after upload on their device. Google Photos is an app that connects to Google Photos on the web, acting as a storage space for images and movies for Google users. This system works for Android and iOS as well as all desktop computers via a web browser. Google's latest update will allow users to free up space on their smart devices by deleting photos and videos automatically.

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Sorry, Android power-users, Tasker’s pulled from Google Play

Sorry, Android power-users, Tasker’s pulled from Google Play

Tasker is removed from the Google Play for Android devices just a week after a fiasco with fakery on Amazon. According to Reddit Tasker Forum moderators, a crop of newly-minted Tasker apps have been released on Amazon by malicious creators "Crafty Apps EU" - meanwhile a "real" version of the app has not yet been released on the Amazon app store. As for Google Play - that's a different story entirely. While Tasker has been a leading app for Android power-users for years, this morning it's been pulled from the store by Google.

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