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Google Now cards in Nova Launcher for Android [APK download]

Google Now cards in Nova Launcher for Android [APK download]

This week the folks responsible for updating Nova Launcher for Android have brought on a giant advance. This week the Beta version of the app officially has the ability to work with Google Now cards. Users will need to be brave in their downloading and loading of software - more than usual - because one part of the instructions to attain the cards requires a download and loading of an APK outside the Google Play app store.

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New Twitter update gets lighter and faster

New Twitter update gets lighter and faster

Twitter is getting a bit of a redesign across a number of different versions today. Though this redesign isn't anything drastic - you'll still know Twitter when see it, in other words - it does make quite a few quality of life improvements across the board. These new features and tweaks are coming to iOS, Android, TweetDeck, and Twitter Lite, though you may not see them right away.

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Pokemon GO Promo Codes : Birthday / Solstice Event Warning!

Pokemon GO Promo Codes : Birthday / Solstice Event Warning!

Here near the 1-year mark after the birth of Pokemon GO, the game contains a new space for entering Promo Codes. This week we've been privy to some nefarious signals coming from a small - but significant - faction of users who plan to use the lack of Promo Code knowledge available to the public to their advantage. Today we're here to get ahead of the curve and put a stop to this trickery before it gets the chance to take hold and fester. Here's how Promo Codes work, and where to get them:

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Google Pixel XL 2 gets even bigger (6P size returns!)

Google Pixel XL 2 gets even bigger (6P size returns!)

The next big Google phone, likely called Google Pixel XL 2, seems to be getting as big as the company's original huge phone: the Nexus 6P. This week speculation came of the cancellation of the mid-sized Pixel 2 thanks to a series of insider tips (linked below). Because Google's been working on three new devices for the next wave, instead of two, the cutting out of the mid-sized device won't have that giant an effect on the everyday average consumer. We'll weep for the lack of a 5.5-inch display, but the device we'll get will probably be better off for it.

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Pokemon GO event tricks [fire and ice UPDATE]

Pokemon GO event tricks [fire and ice UPDATE]

This afternoon the Pokemon GO Solstice Event - AKA Fire and Ice event - launched with a set of secrets. While Niantic did suggest certain XP bonuses would be appearing during this event, they did not get super specific. Now that the event has been going for a short bit, we've got the full details. This is how trainers will want to make the most of their week-long event top to bottom.

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Google Pixel 2 takes on iPhone with Apple’s own chip designer

Google Pixel 2 takes on iPhone with Apple’s own chip designer

Google just hired Apple's processor designer for mobile products, and they've put him in charge of making their own Pixel SOC. Manu Gulati worked with companies like AMD and Broadcom before moving to Apple in 2009, leading as inventor on a number of key processor-related patents. This may mean that Google will follow in Apple's footsteps for the Pixel 2 or Pixel 3 (probably 3, at this point) - which could mean the axe for Qualcomm from Pixel devices.

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Google reportedly killed the Pixel 2 XL “muskie” (but it’s okay)

Google reportedly killed the Pixel 2 XL “muskie” (but it’s okay)

Plans for a trio of Google Pixel 2 phones for 2017 have apparently been shaken up, with Google reportedly shelving its original Pixel XL successor this year. Flagships of Google's Android line-up, and expected to debut the new Android "O" version later this year, the Pixel range had been expected to grow with a third member. Along with a Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, there was chatter of a Pixel 2 XXL.

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Moto E4 Plus release dates, specs, and oddities

Moto E4 Plus release dates, specs, and oddities

This morning Motorola and Lenovo made clear their intentions to release the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus. These devices will be available in a "variety of sophisticated metal finishes" around the world - this is a phone that people everywhere will want to take a peek at. The Moto E4 Plus is the one we're interested in due to its 5.5-inch display for a price that's lower than average. Meanwhile the standard Moto E4's nothing to scoff at!

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This Pixel 2 leak spills all the key secrets

This Pixel 2 leak spills all the key secrets

It's fair to say expectations are high for Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones, and a new set of leaked specifications suggest that's with good reason. Although the new Android handsets aren't expected to make their official debut later in the year, speculation - and the leak machine - has been on high-alert to see how the new devices might compare to flagships like Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 and of course Apple's iPhone 8. Now, we may have got a little extra insight.

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Android O Preview update 3 downloads released

Android O Preview update 3 downloads released

This afternoon the third preview version of Android O was released to the public. Users of all sorts can take part in the release of this newest version of Android - regardless of the name "Developer Preview" - since it's relatively stable as such. Regardless - take caution: this version was released by Google, and is part of the public Beta program, but any software that's released before it's public release finalized might have some bugs in it.

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Google Pixel 2 and the detail war with iPhone 8

Google Pixel 2 and the detail war with iPhone 8

This morning we're having a look at what Google's Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2, and Pixel XXL 2 will be. The names for these next devices are not set - not publicly anyway. Final details for the next set of Google Pixel phones, be they a set of 2 or a set of 3, likely hinges partially on Apple's plans for their 2017 set of iPhone devices.

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Android versus iOS 11: what Google needs to do

Android versus iOS 11: what Google needs to do

Although the upcoming iOS 11 naturally has something for both iPhones and iPads, Apple made it quite clear that this release is special for its tablets. In fact, it even called it the biggest iOS release for the iPad in the history of iOS releases for iPads. Given the new features, iOS 11 on the iPad Pro was immediately compared with the Microsoft Surface Pro and its cousins. Curiously, there has been very little comparisons made with Android. Ironically, Android is in better shape to take on Apple’s new tablet champion, but it definitely needs some work to widen its lead. Here’s some of the things Google can do to make that happen. Call this a wish list for Android P.

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