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Google is constantly changing and tweaking things about the core Android experience, and those changes continue to pour in on a regular basis. Some of them are small (new icons for the Google Play apps), some of them are enormous (complete design overhaul for Google Now), and some of them are dug so deep in… Read More


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The Android team has been very busy lately with several small tweaks throughout the entire OS. While they’ve only updated Marshmallow once outside of the monthly security patches, they’ve introduced several server-side tweaks within a number of apps, particularly the Search app which receives updates on a near-weekly basis. Google changes things with such frequency… Read More


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Back in October of last year, Google announced their plans to include an official podcast portal within the Google Play Music app. While the announcement divulged very few details, Google immediately launched a portal for content creators to submit their podcasts to, promising that users could take advantage of the new feature in the “coming… Read More


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Back in the summer of 2015, Google provided developers with previews of Android 6.0 Marshmallow (called Android “M” at the time) ahead of the official firmware release in October. Google provided similar preview builds for Lollipop a year earlier, but they split the M previews into 3 separate releases, with each release containing incremental changes… Read More


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The music streaming industry has seen remarkable growth over the past few years. In an sector once dominated exclusively by Spotify, several notable challengers have thrown their hat into the ring, making competition stronger than ever. While the list of Spotify competitors is extensive, there are two participants that stand out from the rest of… Read More


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When I first opened the box for the Nexus 5X, a strange feeling of trepidation immediately took hold of me. I was definitely excited to use the device after spending two whole months with the Nexus 6P, but the phone’s somewhat lukewarm reviews gave me a few early jitters. While I try not to let… Read More


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Yesterday marked a very important day for streaming services as The Beatles, one of the most popular and successful bands of the past five decades, brought their entire music catalog to streaming. The significance of this move cannot be understated: The Beatles have had a long, somewhat adversarial relationship with digital music over the years,… Read More