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First Android apps arrive on Chromebooks

Back in June at Google’s IO conference, the company made a surprising announcement: Soon it will be possible to run Android apps on Chromebooks – Google’s cheapo laptops that run Chrome OS. The day has finally come. The company has added four popular Android apps to the Chrome store: Duolingo, Evernote, Vine and Kids Sight Words (we’ve not heard of …

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Wake up call app brings you all of the joy of talking to strangers first thing in the morning

I don’t know about you but when I wake up in the morning I like to spend a good hour wandering around my house, wondering where I am, what’s going on and why there’s so many bright lights. After about an hour’s grogginess I’m about ready to face the world. Which is why an app called Wakie sounds like my …

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James O'MalleyWake up call app brings you all of the joy of talking to strangers first thing in the morning
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Google adds two hour app refund facility

Ever bought an app you later regret? There’s now a refund facilities – for when you didn’t really need that game stupid after all. According to MobileBurn, you can now get refunds on apps and games for up to two hours after purchase. For fairly obvious reasons this doesn’t extend to other media like films. Apparently the move has been …

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Nexus 9’s existence confirmed by Nvidia

Whoops – Nvidia has accidentally revealed that the Nexus 9 is indeed on the way in Q3 this year. The revelation comes courtesy of legal documents: Nvidia is busy suing Qualcomm and Samsung, and according to the Inquirer said that in one of the submitted documents said that “The HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is …

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WATCH: Samsung adverts bashing iPhone 6

Its always fun when tech heavyweights make fun of each other – and this series of adverts by Samsung is no different. Promoting the recently announced Note 4, the two actors try to point out that on many features, Samsung got there first. It even makes fun of the terrible live stream we experienced on Tuesday.

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Samsung adverts bashing iPhone 6
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Amazon Prime Instant Video FINALLY lands on Android

Amazon has finally released its Netflix-alike Instant Video app to Android – so users with a Samsung, HTC or one of the many other brands of Android phone in their pocket can finally watch streaming video on the go on. But there’s a catch. The catch – is that to download the app users must install the Amazon App Store …

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James O'MalleyAmazon Prime Instant Video FINALLY lands on Android
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Tesco abandons plans for Hudl phone

Tesco has said that it is putting its plans for its own Android phone on hold – to instead concentrate on building a new version of its budget Hudl tablet. The first version of the Hudl, that was surprisingly powerful for such a cheap device was surprisingly successful – shifting more than half a million units. It is perhaps only …

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James O'MalleyTesco abandons plans for Hudl phone
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Amazon Fire Phone finally comes to the UK on O2

Amazon has announced that its first phone, the Fire Phone will be coming to the UK at the end of the month. The phone, which like the Kindle Fire tablet is based on a Google-free and Amazon specific variant of Android has some interesting features to differentiate it from the crowd, including four cameras in the corners of the device …

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James O'MalleyAmazon Fire Phone finally comes to the UK on O2
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Gear VR headset goes on sale for £150

Samsung’s Gear VR headset – which it has developed in collaboration with Oculus has gone on sale – priced at £150. The headset was announced at Samsung’s “Unpacked” event last week and is more an accessory than a stand alone device: to work it requires a Galaxy Note 4 to be mounted on it – as it is the screen …

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Sony Xperia Z4 to feature “Quad HD” display?

No, you’re not going mad – it was only on Thursday that Sony announced the Xperia Z3 family of phones and tablets. But that doesn’t mean the gossip has stopped – even before that phone hits shelves rumours about the Z4 have started. If you’ve ever wondered how the rumour mill works, this is it. A well known Sony leaker …

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James O'MalleySony Xperia Z4 to feature “Quad HD” display?