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Nova Launcher update gifts Nougat to old Androids

Nova Launcher update gifts Nougat to old Androids

Nova Launcher has been update for Android devices to include several features from Android 7.1 Nougat. This newest version of the launcher changes the way an Android device looks and works without root. That means users will be able to get some of the newest features from Google's Android update even on older devices, and with ease.

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Amazon Fire tablets get Alexa with latest update

Amazon Fire tablets get Alexa with latest update

Amazon is rolling out Alexa voice services on Fire tablets via a new software update. The update is making its way to last year’s Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, and regular Fire tablets, as well as this year’s Fire HD 8 offering. Once it makes its way to your own Fire tablet, you'll be able to use Alexa by pressing the on-screen home button. There's also support for linking your Echo and tablet together.

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You might download iMessage for Android soon

You might download iMessage for Android soon

Apple's iMessage for iPhone, iPad, and OS X machines might not stay away from Android forever. It has seemed like Apple wanted to keep the app to their own devices through the future, but that may change. Word from the rumor wire suggests that Apple is testing at least one version of iMessage for Android now.

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Opera 41 aims to make launching your browser faster no matter how many tabs

Opera 41 aims to make launching your browser faster no matter how many tabs

Opera has announced the latest version of its web browser for Windows computers and the main focus of the browser this time out is speed. Specifically Opera wants your browser to launch faster no matter how many tabs you open at launch. The latest version of the browser is Opera 41 and one of the main features is a startup sequence that aims to eliminate most of the wait time at launch.

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Your iPhone has a hidden keyboard inside

Your iPhone has a hidden keyboard inside

There's a keyboard hiding inside the iPhone 7, and 6S, and quite a few other iPhones that've been released over the past few years. This keyboard appears only when a unique combination of elements is accessed. A developer of apps by the name of Steve Troughton-Smith made this feature known to the public this week, and today we're going to tell you why only some users will have access.

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Google’s new app might be its best ever (so to speak)

Google’s new app might be its best ever (so to speak)

Google's Wallpaper app is out for the public to download now, bringing Pixel power to the masses. This is the same software the Google Pixel uses for wallpapers, keeping it simple as it does so. Lock screens can also be set with this app, and new features appear on the newest version of Android.

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Kindle update makes Manga readable : 5 best to try

Kindle update makes Manga readable : 5 best to try

Amazon Kindle devices will have a manga update in the next few weeks that allows swift reading. Amazon has heard the cry of manga fans everywhere, bringing faster page turns to the platform. This update will work for all titles - everything from Black Butler to Vampire Knight. Each of the digital editions of these titles will be able to push through your mind at high speed, at last.

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Update your GoPro HERO5 Black to v1.20 for auto uploads and more

Update your GoPro HERO5 Black to v1.20 for auto uploads and more

GoPro released firmware version 1.20 for the HERO5 Black action camera this month, adding things like auto uploads for GoPro Plus members, a bunch of bug fixes, improved features, and more. If you have the newly launched camera but haven't yet updated, now is the time to do so, otherwise you'll miss out on its best-yet functionality. GoPro offers a few different ways to update, including via its Quik desktop software.

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How to make Galaxy S7 90% into a Galaxy Note 7 (with less fire)

How to make Galaxy S7 90% into a Galaxy Note 7 (with less fire)

Galaxy Note 7 owners who've turned their device in for Samsung's recall can turn to the Galaxy S7 for aid. While the Galaxy S7 isn't quite as powerful as its larger relative, it is capable of quite a bit. Samsung seems to be on board with this idea with $100 in credit for a new Samsung phone to Note 7 returners. Now they've begun bringing in software features, too.

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Periscope Producer removes the livestreaming mobile tether

Periscope Producer removes the livestreaming mobile tether

Periscope is removing its mobile tether, and in doing so is opening up the platform to a wider range of possibilities. The company has announced Periscope Producer, a way to livestream on the platform from devices other than a smartphone or tablet. The company says Periscope Producer allows for streaming from 'external sources,' examples of those being things like pro-grade cameras and streaming software.

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Evernote Mac users losing attachments, given free premium subs

Evernote Mac users losing attachments, given free premium subs

Evernote wants to be your digital brain, where you store anything and everything that is made from bits and bytes. But what if you bought into that spiel and then Evernote, unlike its elephant logo, actually forgot? That is sadly the nightmare that a few a few Evernote Mac users have found themselves in, no thanks to a bug that is mysteriously deleting images and files attached to notes. Evernote has, at least, acknowledge the issue and is offering affected users some recompense.

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The 5 best PlayStation VR games to buy on day one

The 5 best PlayStation VR games to buy on day one

As release day for the Sony PlayStation VR is almost upon us, we've put together a list of the 6 best games available on day one. This PlayStation 4 PlayStation VR games list includes games that are both never-before-released and released on other platforms previously. It includes a game originally released on Sega Dreamcast and a game that'll throw its user into space. This is a list of the best of the best on Sony's PlayStation VR virtual reality headset, a deciding list on whether or not this console can beat the PC rigs.

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