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    Google Translate already can instantly translate your copy-paste material, but why not just make it a two-tap process? Forget all the highlighting, just  translate everything on the screen. Whenever you encounter something on your phone you want to translate, just make sure you can long-press to get to Now on Tap and you'll get a new "Translate this Screen" option. Boom. Perfecto. If your Android phone is on English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian, you're set to go. This update to Now on Tap also includes a new "Discover" feed of YouTube clips and news articles ...

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    If you're on Google's cellular amalgamation called Project Fi, you may now have a little more spectrum to work with. A few weeks ago, the company announced that its subscribers would soon have access to the US Cellular network in addition to T-Mobile's and Sprint's. It's now official with updates to the Project Fi site's literature and the Project Fi app. We've got a link to the download below because, you know, it saves you the hassle of a few extra taps if you want it now. And if it isn't there just yet, give it a bit of time. Or just head to APKMirror. Not buggin' ya or anything. ...

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    Close to nine months after its release, Android Marshmallow has finally come to a pair of major autumn-side Samsung phones on America's number two carrier. The Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ on AT&T are getting over-the-air updates for Android 6.0.1. The packages include AT&T's Video Call feature plus all the typical add-ons and up the build version to  MMB29K.G928AUCU2BPE6.  There are different OTAs for those on firmware from March 3 and those on the May 26 build, but they size up to about 1.36GB either way. Source: AT&T (1, 2)

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    Even as T-Mobile has dropped the BlackBerry Priv from its shelves, the Un-carrier is providing proper software support for the device. In this case, it's getting Android Marshmallow onto the Priv in the middle of June. T-Mobile has listed the latest software update to build number AAF153 with the Android 6.0.1 package of features. Even as the file amounts to a whopping 1.3GB, you'll need about 300MB extra memory for padding. The OTA will be pushed out over the course of this week. If you want to rush things just a bit, head down to the source link for an OTA trigger or a download. Source: ...

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    Sure, there are phones out there that claim that they're all about the selfie. But until now, many modern "camera-phones" have been focused on either one side or the other. But with Meitu, — you know, the company that wanted you to have it all with its V4 — it's giving you everything it's got on all sides. Meet the M6. Sure, it has a full HD LCD screen across five inches. The Helio P10 chipset from MediaTek won't drag on eight cores and 3GB certainly helps. 64GB of storage is also cool enough to store some Hi-Fi audio you want to play back with a battery rated at 2,900mAh to last ...

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    Alcatel is still holding onto its Idol 4 series of phones that many Android and Windows 10 Mobile users have been looking forward to. In the meantime, if you own a more-than-year-old Idol 3, you're finally getting Android Marshmallow starting today. Alcatel actually tweeted out a video that we simply just cannot top. We’re excited to share that Android M is available for unlocked IDOL 3 devices beginning today!https://t.co/Ml3dpOtH75 — Alcatel USA (@ALCATEL1TOUCH) June 8, 2016 Did you unmute it? Unmute it and get back to us. Yep. Unfortunately, we're only talking just unlocked ...

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    Months of testing and a missed release target later, the OnePlus 2 is finally gaining Android Marshmallow. In a forum post, the company thanked the beta testers who fed back their user experiences to help OnePlus "produce a high quality update". It brings OxygenOS 3.0.2 — built on top of Android 6.0.1 — to the OnePlus 2 and is expected to saturate the population by about Tuesday. In addition to the typical tweaks and Marshmallow enhancement, the major feature gets here include a refreshed camera app user interface and autofocus optimization. Dirac HD Sound codecs replace MaxxAudio ...

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    Last week, we saw a Bloomberg report claiming that Google was making a list, checking it twice and finding out which OEMs were naughty and nice. In other words, Google was ranking Android OEMs based on how fast they pushed out updates to consumers. The list is internal – probably as a mental note for who Google should start poking if they lag behind. But the same report suggests that Google may start publishing this list to the public so we all can know who is hot and who is not when it comes to updates. Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it and with Google already ...

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    Did you get a Galaxy Note 4 from Verizon recently? Well, you've probably itched that Samsung scratch at the right time. It's been a while since Sprint gave us the Android Marshmallow update for its Note 4 units. Verizon has its turn starting today. In addition to the usual Android 6.0.1 pickups, TouchWiz gets an iconography refresh, Wi-Fi Calling, Android for Work pre-loaded and Ultra High Quality (Hi-Fi) Audio. Software version MMB29M.N910VVRU2CPD1 is rolling out over time. Refresh for the OTA or just wait. It'll get there. Source: Verizon Via: GSMArena

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    It seems that the May Android security update has caused some instability for Pixel C owners, to say the least. Regardless of whether users were on Android Marshmallow or the Android N Developer Preview, users have been reporting that the device frequently reboots while off the charger. These happened generally while the Pixel C was sleeping, so we can probably infer that the power-saving Doze mode may have something to do with the bug. Threads on Reddit, the Nexus Help Forum and code.google.com haven't seen official responses just yet. Tinkerers have said that a temporary pass-through ...

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    We're finally seeing a resolution to whatever the problem is affecting some Apple Music subscribers who have had entire music libraries wiped off of their Macs. The story started out last week when blogger James Pinkstone said that he had to get all of his music back through a lower-quality iCloud file or poorly-matched Apple Music equivalents was after he had subscribed to Apple Music on his Mac. The issue has persisted with other users. iMore had later tracked down a database error found in iTunes — the program that handles Apple Music as well as the iTunes Store and locally-stored ...

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    Google Translate gets a tiny bit more global and much easier to use. In celebration of its tenth year plus one week, the dev team have updated the app for both iOS and Android, this time adding Word Lens capability to translate Chinese characters you see through your camera's viewfinder. On the Android side, Tap to Translate support has moved beyond Android Marshmallow devices and gone onto all devices above version 4.2. All you need to do is highlight foreign text, copy it and tap on "translate" for an instant read. iOS is also getting Android's Offline Mode in its Google Translate ...

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    You might be able to tap and pay and be done with your supermarket purchase. But if you need to pull out your loyalty card — gotta get them perks — or a gift card, you'll need to unlock your phone, get into the mobile payment app and then file through your various cards to get the card you need and then show it to the cashier. And, even better, if the register's optical scanner doesn't work on your phone, you'll have to input the card number into the system, digit by digit. Sounds like fun for everyone in line, right? Well, it seems that an Android Pay update to version 1.3 might fix ...

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    If you like to watch your music in motion and maybe, just maybe, you have up to five other relatives or close groupies that like listening to and watching music, you have a lot of choices to sort through. Simply put, Apple Music on Android has become another choice for you to pick out. If you're not already on Apple Music, yes, it's on Android and yes, it's being updated pretty often. If you sign up for an account now, though, you can get up to six people on a Family account for $14.99 a month — compared with the single-payer $9.99 a month. Once everyone hops on board, they can browse, ...

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    Another update to Google Maps — our favorite workbench for very cute or very useful editions — and this time around, it hits home. And work. And other places. As long as you have your home and work addresses saved onto the Android app, you can now put some fanciful icons that show off the castle you call your abode. Or a woodshed. Or an adobe settlement. A shoe? Are you an old lady from a Mother Goose poem? Maybe you work at a windmill or a schoolhouse. The art's all up to you to choose. [gallery ids="467482,467483,467484"] Google is also promoting that you can edit icons for saved ...

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    While Google Now is pretty darn smart already, it usually has to take its time or come across incidental information and churn on it before letting you know in a Now card. With Google Now on Tap, it's putting out what it gets in with a long press of the home button. Now on Tap is still a new feature that isn't as fully-fleshed as its stewed edition — using algorithms to perform tricks live on an expanded array of applications just ain't the same. It's catching up, though, especially with some updates today. For one thing, you can now hit up an airliner's flight status or a shipper's ...

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    Ever get the feeling that your 2G speeds are taking bits and pieces of your sanity away while you're trying to grab a quick story to read? Sure, your GPS knows you're in the sticks, but the site tries to load a 1080p advertisement right in your face anyways! The folks behind Google Chrome are here to help you out with an update to the Android browser app. The Data Saver mode, when turned on, now adds a step to pageloading when it detects a slow connection by holding off images and prompting the user to load them if they want to. The update will hit India and Indonesia first (other ...

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    We've seen YouTube get crammed into our wrists with tiny keyboards for searching around the whole of it and just a poor viewing experience in general. After all, are you really going to hold up your arm to watch even a one-minute doodly-dad? Tell Marty Cooper that and he'll simultaneously laugh and be puzzled. That said, we think it makes sense for Vine — a social media platform where sub-six-second square sight-and-sound shows are all the rage — to make the jump to the Apple Watch app ecosystem. The viewing experience is condensed down to "Favorites" and "Featured" feeds while also ...

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    Update 2: We can now confirm that the screen is Gorilla Glass, not sapphire. @Pocketnow @greenpoint0 I don't read Chinese, so I spoke to the M9(s) engineering product manager. Confirmed it has a Gorilla Glass screen. — Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) November 19, 2015 The One M9(s) is still looks like an interesting One M9 refresh that could go line-to-line with the recently released One A9 on paper. Which do you think you would buy at this time, given the chance to do so? Update: We're getting word from HTC's Jeff Gordon that only the camera lens is made of sapphire, which would be the case ...

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    So far, BLOCKS has raised $1,420,000 of its $250,000 goal. The modular smartwatch project is the first of its kind. It's also the second crowdfunding project active right now focused on modular design in mobile technology. But while that project goes through a bit of a slow drip, BLOCKS is trying to really stretch its goals here. Backers blew past the project's original goal in 56 minutes and the threefold mark in three days. Gorilla Glass for the "Core" display case was promised and will be delivered. Shipping prices have been reduced. The BLOCKS will be finished with metal. Now, the ...

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    Update: A previous version of this article referred to the professor of the S6 Edge as a Snapdragon 810. The actual processor is the Exynos 7420. Apologies for the misinformation. I took a vacation last week out to the east coast of the US. I stopped by New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. All of these places were crammed wall-to-wall with touristy stuff to do from architectural beauty to breathtaking history. Also part of this trip, I got to meet some current and former colleagues from Pocketnow and beyond. In short, I needed a great camera, or I was going to be very, very angry ...

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    When it comes to analyzing the quality of a smartphone's camera, there are two main approaches. There's the guided style: "We had a gander at the new [Smartphone] from the fine folks at [Smartphone Manufacturer], and we took its camera out for a spin to see how it performed under a variety of lighting conditions. When it comes right down to it, this camera is [excellent][great][good][not so good][horrendous] ... and here's why." And then there's the choose-your-own-adventure method: "We took [Smartphone] for a test drive to see how its camera performed, and rather than taint the results ...

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    When it comes to analyzing the quality of a smartphone's camera, there are two main approaches. There's the guided style: "We had a gander at the new [Smartphone] from the fine folks at [Smartphone Manufacturer], and we took its camera out for a spin to see how it performed under a variety of lighting conditions. When it comes right down to it, this camera is [excellent][great][good][not so good][horrendous] ... and here's why." And then there's the choose-your-own-adventure method: "We took [Smartphone] for a test drive to see how its camera performed, and rather than taint the results ...

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    It's hard not to commend Google for the job the company has been doing in enhancing the services we consume through Android and even iOS at times. We've seen frequent updates to services like Google Now and YouTube over the last couple of weeks, and today Gmail takes a turn at some enhancements. The company is pushing an update that will provide you with a couple of new enhancements, including some Google Drive integration. The way Gmail and Google Drive will work together going forward is that you can attach Google Drive files easily while you're composing an email. Google will then ...

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    Update: The original edition of this article misidentified Android Wear as "Google Wear". This has been corrected and the author has been appropriately flogged. That headline has multiple dimensions to it. Sure there are a number of concerns involved with touching your phone. Safety, for example. Texting and drive and the death and mutilation that can occur is one such example. Hands free devices are always preferred when navigating a 2000 lb box of death at 55 mph (ya know, give or take) on the highway. There are also health concerns. Lately, your cell phone has been compared with toilet ...

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