[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


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


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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Glympse adds support for Pebble smartwatches


Hey Pebble wearers, listen up!! Glympse, the best damn location sharing app, is now available in the Pebble Appstore. Now you can quickly and easily share your location and ETA with your friends and family from your Pebble watch. It will only take a few taps, and you can leave your phone in your pocket. You can also increase the sharing expiration time in 15-minute increments from your watch if you run into some traffic.

You will need the Glympse app on your Android phone (iOS users too), which you should already have. If you don’t, you can hit the break below for download links. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to setup favorite Glympses for those friends and family that you regularly share with. This will make it that much quicker when initiating a Glympse from your Pebble. To get Glympse working on your Pebble, just download it from the Pebble Appstore.

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Chromebooks to include new security unlock features, new Google Now cards, and run Android apps

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Sundar Pichai took the stage again at Google I/O to let us know what Google has up its sleeves for Chromebooks and Chrome OS.

Today, Google has 8 OEMs making 15 different Chromebook devices (with more coming), available in 28 different countries.

Pichai even noted that all 10 of the top 10 rated laptops on Amazon are all Chromebooks. Not too shabby. There’s even been a 6x growth of use of Chromebooks in K-12 schools in the past year.

Google will be adding more to Chromebooks and the Chrome OS in order to make sure these trends continue.

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