Mickey Demands Your Allegiance, Compels LG to Release Disney-Themed Phone

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In what is either the best news ever or the worst news ever, LG has revealed the latest in its line of “Disney Mobile” phones, available exclusively in Japan. The phone, dubbed the “DM-01G,” because Disney Consumer Products clearly had no input on nomenclature, is the eighth Disney-branded phone sold through Japanese carrier NTT Docomo, Inc.

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Plex’s Media Server software now uses SSL certificates, offers secure connection

Plex Media Server Secure Connection

Phones, tablets, televisions, computers, gaming consoles and streaming players; it seems that Plex is available almost any content playing device you can think of. With this being the age of criminal gangs of hackers, the NSA and seemingly every other country attempting to get their hands on your data, is it too paranoid to want Plex to be more secure?

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Nexus 5 on Android M Developer Preview sees a radical increase in standby time

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A Nexus 5, running the Android M developer preview, has been pitted against the same phone running Android 5.1.1 to test standby times. Doze and App Standby–two exciting features coming with Android M–are said to double a device’s standby time, giving you a lot more time before you need to put your device on the wire.

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Google’s Family Star filter will make it easier to find kid-friendly content

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If you have kids, you are always wondering exactly whether they are accessing age-appropriate apps from the Play Store, and it looks like Google has heard your requests for a family-friendly experience. During today’s keynote speech at Google I/O 2015, it was announced that  a Family button is being introduced to Movies & TV, Games, and Apps sections.  Read more

Developer Preview build of Android M will be available for Nexus devices later today

Android M - Google IO 2015

Google is announcing many new things at I/O 2015 such as Android Pay, HBO NOW‘s imminent arrival on Android and Chromecast and statistics such as how many Chromecast customers it has. But, if you are the owner of a Nexus 5/6/9 or Nexus Player device, there’s probably only thing you are truly interested in hearing – whether there will be a developer preview build available for Android M.

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