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Google Now can search within apps… now!

Google's latest update to its Android Google Now app has just made things ever clever: It can trigger searches within apps. In a post on the Android Developers Blog, the example is given of voice searching "Ok Google, search pizza on Eat24" or "Ok Google, search for hotels in Maui on TripAdvisor.". Then rather than…

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James O'MalleyGoogle Now can search within apps… now!
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Google Fit finally launches on Android

Android-toting fitness fanatics have a new toy to play with this morning, as Google Fit, the company's competitor for Apple's Health app, has appeared on the Google Play store. We've known it was coming since it was unveiled in June at Google's I/O conference, and essentially does the same job as Apple's Health: The idea…

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The XKCD face is the best watchface for the Moto 360

You know XKCD, right? The brilliant webcomic from Randall Munroe. If you don't know the name, you'll no-doubt recognise some of the most famous comics. Anyway - a while back Randall posted this combination clock widget/cartoon, which shows what time it is around the world by using a map. Some time later Motorola brought out…

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James O'MalleyThe XKCD face is the best watchface for the Moto 360

Flappy Bird found hiding in Android Lollipop

How about this? Hidden in the depths of the next version of Google's Android operating system is a clone of the wildly popular Flappy Bird. As one developer uncovered, tapping on the version number in the "About" menu in settings, triggered the game: Unlike regular Flappy Bird, the bird has been replaced with an Android…

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James O'MalleyFlappy Bird found hiding in Android Lollipop
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New ComiXchat app turns your messages into a comic strip

A new messaging app has been announced today at New York Comic Con which will turn your conversation with friends into cartoon-strip style conversations. ComiXchat launches today and works a bit like WhatsApp, but your conversations will end up looking more like the above. Once you've signed up, all you have to do is pick…

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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…

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How to watch US sports (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL) in the UK – updated for the 2014/15 season

Have you ever wanted to watch baseball, basketball, ice hockey or American football on your TV? For UK viewers it can be difficult to figure out just how to do it – though there’s a growing popularity of American sport in the UK, events have conspired to make it a possibly maddening experience to watch.…

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James O'MalleyHow to watch US sports (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL) in the UK – updated for the 2014/15 season
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Sony releases “underwater” apps for waterproof phones

One of the most talked about features of the Sony Xperia Z2 is the fact that it is waterproof. This means that it can take a dunk under water and still be fine. To promote this, Sony has released six apps designed for use underwater. Whilst not earth-shattering, they do sound fun. According to Geek,…

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The Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?

Yesterday we reported on some horrendous games that had made their way on to to the Google Play store. "Bomb Gaza" and "Gaza Assault" amongst others were games themed around the on-going conflict on the Gaza Strip. Hey, at least Call of Duty had the decency to give it a few years, guys! As you…

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James O'MalleyThe Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?
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Almost 10% of Android apps are malware: report

Thinking of switching form iPhone to Android? You might want to think again. It seems that as many as nine per cent of Android apps – that's almost one in every 10 – are fully or partially malware, according to new research. The figure comes from Cheetah Mobile's security report for the first half of 2014. Cheetah…

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Stuart O'ConnorAlmost 10% of Android apps are malware: report