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Google “G” logo notifications pushed to all Android devices

Google “G” logo notifications pushed to all Android devices

Just so long as you have Google Now activated on your Android device, you'll be seeing "G" notifications soon. The notifications you're getting might not end up being all that different from what you've been seeing before today, but they will LOOK a little different. The biggest change is the branding. Instead of just a circle with an icon in it, your notifications from Google Now will also have the newest version of Google's "G" logo.

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iOS 9.2.1 update arrives with security and bug fixes

iOS 9.2.1 update arrives with security and bug fixes

Apple has released iOS 9.2.1 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and with it comes a roster of bug fixes, some improvements, and a fix for the MDM server problem. Those with one of the aforementioned Apple devices can head into Settings and grab the update, but don’t expect anything substantial…those big changes will be coming with iOS 9.3.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Ubisoft cracks down on cheaters

Rainbow Six Siege: Ubisoft cracks down on cheaters

Yesterday, Ubisoft released its third update for the newly released game Rainbow Six Siege. While the update won’t be dropping for consoles until January 20, it has already arrived for the PC, and certain aspects of the update have already gone into effect for consoles (namely, anti-cheating changes). According to Ubisoft, this is a smaller update than the previous two, but was released because the company had to get some fixes out quickly.

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LastPass 4.0 promises an easier interface, better sharing

LastPass 4.0 promises an easier interface, better sharing

Given today's rampant hacking into online accounts, you'd think people would now be more careful and wiser with their passwords. Sadly, that stil isn't the case. Fortunately, a market for password generators and managers does exist to help protect your online persona. That is, if you take the time to actually use them. With its latest 4.0 version, LastPass is enticing users by demonstrating how its revamped user interface and experience is now easier and prettier. And the service now also features some safeguards when sharing your well-protected passwords.

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Lily camera drone delayed until Summer 2016

Lily camera drone delayed until Summer 2016

The Lily camera drone has been delayed until next summer, the company behind it has announced. There are a few reasons for the delay, not the least of which is the need for more testing time. The company has some good news to announce amidst the delay, however, stating it has scored $15 million in private funding from various investors. The funding will aid in expanding the company’s workforce and getting the drone ready for launch.

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Vine’s new ‘For You’ is a personalized channel

Vine’s new ‘For You’ is a personalized channel

Vine is rolling out a new feature for its iOS app called ‘For You,’ a new personalized channel that brings content you’ll (probably) be interested in. The feature will be coming to Android “before you know it,” says Vine, though the precise launch date isn’t known at this time. The ‘For You’ feed will bring content from accounts you don’t follow, among other things.

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Facebook Messenger adds personalization tools, Photo Magic

Facebook Messenger adds personalization tools, Photo Magic

Facebook has updated Messenger with some features designed to make holiday chatting and sharing a little more fun. As part of that, Photo Magic is rolling out to more users, enabling them to share photos with friends who are in them automatically. As well, Messenger is also getting more customization features, namely selectable colors for different group threads and conversations with friends.

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Xbox Fitness nixes Kinect requirement, adds downloads

Xbox Fitness nixes Kinect requirement, adds downloads

Microsoft has pushed out an update for Xbox Fitness that removes the Kinect requirement. The change opens Xbox Fitness to a larger number of Xbox users, but with a lesser experience in that Kinect is required to fully take advantage of what Xbox Fitness is capable of. Joining this change also comes workout downloads for offline playback, making it easier to sidestep connectivity troubles and data caps.

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Facebook Events on iOS adds browsing by category

Facebook Events on iOS adds browsing by category

Facebook has turned its attention to Events, the part of the service you’re likely familiar with but never too happy about. Events works well enough, but has its downsides — a bunch of unwanted notifications being among them — that have gone mostly untouched. Things are changing for iOS users, though; Facebook has announced an update that makes it easier to find events in certain cities using search.

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Skype for Business launches on Android

Skype for Business launches on Android

Skype for Business has launched on Android following months in the company’s preview program. Skype has designed the app to maximize productivity and give users what they need most. As part of that, Skype for Business on Android has a redesigned dashboard with better placements for things like the contact search bar, recent chats, and meetings coming up.

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Facebook Messenger’s new ride hailing feature taps Uber

Facebook Messenger’s new ride hailing feature taps Uber

Facebook Messenger users will soon see a new car icon at the bottom of the app that, when pressed, orders an Uber ride from directly within Facebook’s app. The new feature is currently being tested with some users, and will launch for those located in cities with Uber service. Says Facebook, it will partner with other transportation services ‘soon,’ which will make the feature available to more Messenger users.

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Nexus 6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update ads to Google’s growing list

Nexus 6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update ads to Google’s growing list

This week Google has added the original Nexus 6 to their ever-growing list of updates to Android Marshmallow 6.0.1, the newest version of their mobile operating system. This joins the Nexus Player, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 9 LTE, and Nexus 9 Wi-fi, as well as a bunch of Android One phones internationally. You'll also find Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X on this list, of course. This list is for those that know what's going on with the downloading and the flashing and so forth.

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