Google IO 2016 Coverage

[Deal] You can snag an unlocked 16GB Galaxy S5 for $259.99

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If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, but aren’t too fussed about having one of the latest devices on the market, we have a great little deal for you. Online discount website Daily Steals has today launched a fantastic sale on Samsung’s flagship smartphone of 2014, the Galaxy S5. For the next 24-hours, you can pick up a brand new factory unlocked 16GB variant of the handset in either Black, Gold or White for $259.99, which is a whopping 56% off its launch price of $599.99.

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Verizon will sell the Fitbit Blaze and Moto 360 Sport

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Verizon has just revealed that it will be selling both the Fitbit Blaze and Moto 360 Sport, which were showcased yesterday at CES, through its online and bricks-and-mortar stores. The former is now up for pre-order in Black, Blue, and Plum colorways with a price tag of $199.99, whilst the latter will set you back $299.99 when it launches tomorrow.

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[Deal] You can now pick up a brand new, factory unlocked Nexus 6 for $299.99 on eBay

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If Google’s recently-announced Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P didn’t tickle your fancy and you find yourself still drawn towards bagging yourself the original Nexus 6, you’re in luck as independent retailer, QualityCellz, has just taken to eBay to kicked off a fantastic sale on the device. For a limited time only, you can pick up a brand new, factory unlocked 32GB LTE model of the handset for just $299.99.

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Google adds app deep linking to goo.gl short links

goo gl short link app deep linkGoogle has added a useful new trick to their goo.gl short link service; app deep linking.

Deep linking allows a URL to open up a specific page within a designated app instead of just pulling open a new browser window on your phone. Clicking a Twitter link on a website opens up that tweet in your Twitter app, and so on. Google makes indexing apps for this kind of deep linking very easy, and in a world driven by mobile applications and smartphones, it makes sense. Up until now, though, it hasn’t worked with Google’s own goo.gl URL shortening service. Read more

The Chrome Web Store will be the only source for browser extensions from July

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The Chrome browser is a most versatile piece of software, one can find an extension to satisfy almost any need via the Chrome Web Store. Because of its rising popularity though, Google was forced to take the step of disabling the side-loading of extensions for Windows users in May of last year. Following on from that, Google has just announced on its blog that from July onwards, both Mac and Windows users will only be able to install extensions for its web browser directly from the official Chrome Web Store.

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Month View Returns to Google Calendar for Android

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Are you among the many who scratched your proverbial head at the exclusion of a true month view mode when the Google Calendar app embraced Material Design principles? Well you’re not alone, and Google has heard your cries, fair peasants! Like the benevolent ruler they are, Google has returned month view to the Google Calendar app. No longer are you stuck with that month/day split screen that was abhorrent to many.

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Android One heading to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka with new model in tow

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Back in September, when Google launched Android One in India, they promised that more areas would get the devices in December. That time has come for Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Google has partnered with network operators, such as Banglalink, to bring the same phones from Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice, but there is also a new player in town. Bangladesh’s own Symphony will offer the Roar A50 as their first Android One smartphone.

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