Google Now to start showing updates and notifications from 40 apps

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Google Now is quite limited as far as notifications are concerned. While it can manage sports scores, weather, stocks, flight timings etc, it had no third party app support. That changes today with Google officially bringing support for 40 new applications such as Pandora, Trip Advisor, Zillow, eBay, Shazam, Ford, Instacart, Airbnb and a whole lot more.


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Three Sony Xperia model numbers appear online, one likely belongs to the Xperia Z4

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Things are not great at Sony. The company has been reevaluating its divisions and just announced it would cut jobs from the mobile division. Despite all of this, the company must continue doing business. And, since the mobile division remains in Sony’s hands, the Xperia Z4 is coming. Three model numbers belonging to Sony Xperia handsets have appeared on the Indonesian Postel Regulatory site and one of them seems to be the flagship phone.


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HTC One (M8)’s in Canada now receiving Lollipop upgrade

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HTC has now started rolling out the much-anticipated and eagerly-awaited Lollipop update to all Bell, SaskTel and WIND Mobile carrier-branded variants of its flagship smartphone, the One (M8), located in Canada. This upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system, together with a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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T-Mobile debuts another Super Bowl ad and a behind-the-scenes look for yet another

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T-Mobile plans on doing a little marketing during the Super Bowl. They already released one spot with Kim Kardashian West, and now they have another spot promoting their new Data Stash option featuring Rob Riggle and a vulture. This one will appear during the online stream.

T-Mobile isn’t stopping there because they have yet another spot, but this one will be promoting their Wi-Fi calling feature. It will show Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman placing phone calls in unusual places. T-Mobile didn’t release this commercial yet, but they offered up a behind-the-scenes look with the two girls. T-Mobile says the they are both “Un-predictable and very Un-carrier.

Hit the break for the new 30 second spot, as well as the behind-the-scenes look with Chelsea and Sarah.


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Case schematics offer more Galaxy S 6 details

Samsung-Galaxy-S6-Case-Schematics-01Earlier in the week an Amazon listing for a Galaxy S 6 case revealed that the heart rate sensor and LED flash will move to the right side (from below) of the rear camera lens. Today a leaked case schematic gives us even more clues such as dimensions and ports.

The Galaxy S 6 is expected to come in at 143.52mm x 70.70mm x 7.19mm, which makes it a little taller, but a little less wider than the Galaxy S 5. Probably more importantly is the thickness, which will be almost a full 1 mm (7.19 vs 8.1 mm).


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