Album releases don’t need branded apps

In 2014, U2 partnered with Apple to make its 13th studio album come preloaded on every iPhone 6. The gimmick backfired, quickly. Customers complained about the unwanted presence of Bono on their phones, forcing Apple to share official instructions for deleting the album.Despite its embarrassing…

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Raspberry Pi challenger? Huawei’s turbo-charged HiKey 960 runs Android but at a hefty price

If you’re after an Android PC, and don’t mind forking out the extra cash, then the Huawei HiKey 960 might be the board you’ve been looking for. The tiny single-board computer packs the same octa-core chipset found in the Huawei Mate 9 smartphone, whose performance lags only slightly behind the Google Pixel XL in tests.

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Best sports games for Android

Get your game on — even in the offseason — with the best sports games available for Android.
Update April 26: Our list has been updated for 2017 with the latest and greatest sports games!
After a few golden years of fantastic entries, it seems that sports games, too, have all but succumbed to the…

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Google clarifies which Chromebooks will get Android apps

It’s been almost a year since Google announced that Android apps would make their way to Chrome OS. Unfortunately, only six Chromebook devices currently feature support for the Play Store. Worse yet, Google has been slow to add support for additional devices.While it’s not an expedited schedule,…

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3 apps and services to help your business prepare for the video-first future

Today, video plays an important role at work. We meet, livestream events, and learn via video, thanks to services such as Hangouts, Periscope, Facebook Live, Lynda.com, Khan Academy, and YouTube. To support these activities, IT leaders boosted bandwidth, upgraded network equipment, and bought faster devices with better cameras and more storage.

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Your Next Android Phone Must Have These Features

The number of Android devices to choose from gets exponentially larger with every passing month. Amazingly, if you consider all the phones, tablets, TVs, streaming boxes, laptops, and other associated devices, there are now an estimated 18,000 different Android products on sale around the world….

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Think virtual reality is just for games? These awesome VR apps will change your mind

If there’s anything we’ve learned from Hollywood movies, it’s that there’s only a matter of time before the machines inevitably become sentient, take control of the earth, and ruthlessly hunt down any and all remaining humans in impressively efficient fashion. For now, though, we’ve still got the upper hand(s), as we can safely place virtual reality headsets upon our unprotected craniums without fear of decapitation, accidental laser eye surgery, or any other freaky sci-fi mishap.

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