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Google rolled out a secret search upgrade that makes it a helluva lot more useful

Google quietly added location-aware capabilities to mobile search. You can now get information about landmarks, restaurants, and buildings without ever referring to their names. Available now on Android and iOS.
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Why Android fans should get pumped for Apple Music

Apple has turned over a new leaf by announcing that Apple Music will be available on Android this fall, something that would never have happened during the Steve Jobs era. Is this just the beginning of many more Apple apps on Android?
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Cadillac to add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to certain 2016 models

Cadillac will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on certain 2016 models. CarPlay will arrive first, with the first models expected to be delivered sometime this summer. Android Auto will follow later in the model year.
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Whether you’re ready for a 4K smartphone display or not, ZTE’s Star 3 might deliver the goods

With 2K displays running rampant on today's flagship Android smartphones, it shouldn't be a surprise that ZTE is rumored to be pushing the envelope and release the Star 3 with a 4K display.
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Explore cool new Vine videos with the new and improved search function for iOS

Vine, the popular video sharing service, has updated its iOS app to include better search results. By heading on over to the Explore tab, users will now able to browse through Top or Recent posts.
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Facebook Messenger for Android reaches 1 billion downloads

Facebook's Messenger app has reached over 1 billion downloads on the Android Google Play store. This puts it in the three comma club with a very exclusive group of successful apps from Facebook and Google.
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Asus actually made some money from its smartphones in May

Asus may make the majority of its money from computer hardware, but the company's smartphone business turned in a profit back in May. The company expects shipments to increase, thanks in part to product launches in the near future.
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Major tech firms urge President Obama to keep his mitts off encryption

Tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, and IBM write a formal letter to President Obama urging him to respect consumers' rights to encrypt their data. The government contends that encryption impedes investigations.
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Messaging apps like WhatsApp grow more popular every day, but revenue is shrinking

Thanks to over-the-top (OTT) apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, messaging traffic will more than double by 2019. That's the good news. The bad news is that overall revenue will drop by $600 million.
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Xperia Z4 Tablet set for June 29 launch in the UK, comes packaged with keyboard

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will be released at the end of June in the UK, where it's packaged with an external keyboard for £500, or $765. This is just in time to meet Sony's own release estimate made back in March.
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There are no transaction fees for Android Pay, which is good for us, bad for Google

Google's tardiness with Android Pay means no transaction fees because of a new standardized security system adopted by credit card issuers. A huge advantage for Apple, but Android Pay is likely to be favored by major banks.
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Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S6 Active bursts onto AT&T store shelves on June 12

Samsung's Galaxy S6 is undoubtedly a stunner, but it may not be tough enough for some folks. Luckily, Samsung seems to have a Galaxy S6 Active variant in the works. Here's everything you need to know.