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    Out of the box Android wear can do a lot of amazing things (although, as we mentioned in our review, it's still somewhat buggy and inconsistent). We've all seen the commercials showing you how Android Wear can set a reminder or even hail a cab. While those are certainly noteworthy, there are some even cooler things that your Android-powered wristwatch can do today. There are a few ways you can add features and functionality to your Android Wear smartwatch, regardless of who makes it. Both methods start with grabbing some apps from the Play Store, and one is super-charged through an ...

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    Last week, I reviewed Pressy, the button that hijacks the 3.5mm jack on your smartphone and turns it into a button which you can then use to launch apps, send SMS, place calls, and a few other simple tasks. Frankly, I really like the little bugger. It's not exactly the most practical accessory, it's overpriced, and, yes, it takes up the headphone jack, meaning it could potentially become annoying for someone who listens to music often on their smartphone via wired headphones. I don't. I have two sets of Bluetooth headphones and I typically stream music from my iPad or computer. Still, out ...

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    Android Wear just got a heck of a lot more powerful. The popular IFTTT service, based on simple automation on the web -- "If this, then that" -- has just landed on Google's wearable platform. The IFTTT Android Wear channel will allow for doing many, many things from the comfort of your watch. There's both a trigger and action involved in this channel currently. The one trigger right now (or the "if" part of "if this, then that" ) is "Tap button." This will allow you to set things up to happen when you tap a button on IFTTT from within Android Wear. The action right now -- the "that" part ...

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    Automation is something many mobile users don't take advantage of. Smartphones are, well … smart. They're capable of so much more than snapping photos, sending and receiving messages, and browsing the Web. They're capable of being contextually aware, learning their owners, and sometimes taking care of business with no user input whatsoever. Services like Google Now and Cortana provide automation to some degree, but as impressive as they both are, Google's and Microsoft's virtual assistants are just the tip of the iceberg. Tasker is an application available on Android. If you're into ...

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    There are a million different reasons to love smartphones, but one of the most useful in our day-to-day lives is the extent to which they can automate certain tasks. We have services like Google Now that stay on top of our lives, reminding us of tasks and providing us updates on activities we're involved in, without us having to constantly check for such news manually. Smartphone users over on iOS have been able to take advantage of the incredibly useful automation tool IFTTT (If This Then That) since last year –Taylor even mentioned it as one of his must-have iOS apps- but so far it ...

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    Practically everything in our lives is connected nowadays. We rarely go anywhere without a smartphone in our pocket or hand, texting someone, taking pictures to share to Instagram; we sit in our cars and our phones seamlessly and automatically connect to the stereo, and music stored in the cloud begins streaming; and watches now tell us what's happening on the phone in the other room or in our backpack. Everything is intertwined, and communicates on some level. That is, with the exception of our homes. My phone can't set the temperature in my apartment. (Nest owners excluded.) I can't turn ...

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