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Google Keep Wants to Be Your Second Brain

Google just released it’s note taking app: Google Keep. Most people immediately tried to compare it to Evernote (and noticed that it pales in comparison as a note taking only app) but they don’t realize that it’s not meant to take on Evernote. Google Keep wants to glue all of your Google Apps together. Many…

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Newton’s first law of motion says plastic is good for a mobile phone body

If Samsung can been accused of anything since their rise to popularity in the smartphone game, it’s that their phones lack the build quality of some of the competitors. I can’t argue with that. To cite just one example, the Nexus 4 feels suburb in hand and looks great, but the Galaxy S3 feels cheap, almost as if the decision on…

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Why Capacitive Buttons Need to Die Already

In October of 2011, Google unveiled the Galaxy Nexus, Ice Cream Sandwich and the death of the capacitive buttons. On the bottom of the Galaxy Nexus; screen, there were 3 icons, a back button, a home button, and a recent apps button. Noticeably missing from this lineup was a menu button. Google wanted to do…

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Android Devs Making Waves: Expense Manager, Hashnote, Work Quietly and Notif

We’ve been seeing some outstanding apps coming out of the Android developer community lately, and if you’ve been following recently you will probably know how much we  were impressed with Nadav Fima’s recently released Cliffhanger. But Nadav (interviewed here) isn’t the only one making waves. We’ve reached out to a handful of other developers who recently launched…

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Why the Chromebook Pixel and the Nexus 7 have Apple scared

If you jump back a few years, to the days when Apple and Google were starting to wrong foot each other more publicly, it was pretty safe to assume the public perception - and the tech one as well – was that Google was a search and email giant with a few (dozen) web apps, which were…

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Nadav Fima talks to Android Analyse about Cliffhanger and Android development

As promised at the end of our Cliffhanger review, we were able to ambush Android developer Nadav Fima for a one-on-one. Some interesting revelations came from this interrogation interview, including news of a tablet optimised version of Cliffhanger in the works, and Trakt.tv integration which will bring it in-line with the features on some other TV show apps. Totally awse. Let’s get into it. Please…

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Scroogled: Microsoft’s Desperate and Ongoing Attempt to Play at Being Relevant

Have you been Scroogled? This is what Microsoft says Google’s customers and users of Google’s online services endure, each and every time they use them. Focusing heavily on Gmail, Microsoft takes pains to point out that Google’s incredibly popular mail service reads “each and every word in your private and personal emails” to serve you…

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Is the Kindle Fire dominating Android tablets?

The Next Web, among many tech related sites, reports today that when it comes to Android tablets, Amazon is cleaning up. According to research from a firm called Localytics, Amazon is the runaway best seller of Android tablets, with the Kindle Fire accounting for one out of every three sold (in the USA), leaving both the…

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Is Nokia thinking about Android?

When CES is on, you can be sure there’s going to be a lot of noise about Android (today, it was around new cameras and new, waterproof phones). However even the most jaded reviewer couldn’t miss what Nokia managed to say about Android. Specifically, for the first time, they didn’t rule out an Android phone in the…

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My Android in 2012: Darren Kemp

It is no secret that I like Android apps and games. I obsess over finding the latest new app I can try out or that new game to kill some time. With that in mind, I thought it might be good to talk about some of the apps that I used most during 2012. I…

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