Google Play Music finally available in Canada


It’s a little late to the game, but Canada is finally receiving Google Play Music. You can now can set up web-based access, store music in an online locker, shop for music and sign up for an All Access subscription at $10 CAD per month ($8 if you register by June 30th). 30 days of All Access are free, and you’ll of course get Chromecast support. 

It’s not so simple, as you need to clear the Android app’s cache to see the new services, and there’s not an iOS app for Canadians just yet, but it’s a nice start for those up north.

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Pink and red versions of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo coming soon


According to an updated Korean Samsung catalog, their Galaxy Note 3 Neo is going to be coming in two new colors choices. The catalog, shown above, shows the phablet in pink and red options. There’s no word on exactly when these options will be available, or if they will be available outside of South Korea, but looking at the past, there’s a good chance they will make it international.

As a reminder, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which was launched in January, has a 5.5″ 720p Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory. It’s powered by a hexa-core chipset, which consists of two 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex A7 cores, while the HSPA+ features a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 Developer Edition available now for Verizon


The Galaxy S 5 Developer Edition for Verizon has been quietly sitting on Samsung’s site for nearly one month. Today, it is finally available to everyone. The other carriers’ GS5 Developer Edition have yet to surface, but they are presumably on the way.

If you hit the source link below, you can by the Developer Edition of the GS5 for Verizon, but it does have a hefty price tag. Purchasing it will cost $600, but free shipping is included. The price is common among devices with unlocked bootloaders, so this really should not be a surprise to anyone. Also, only the Charcoal Black color is available.

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How to setup and use WatchON or Smart Remote on the Galaxy S 5


The Samsung Galaxy S 5 has an IR blaster so you can control your home theater in not only your living room, but you can also control your TVs  and cable/satellite boxes in other rooms as well. Samsung offers you two different apps to do this. One is the Smart Remote that comes pre-installed and the other is WatchON, which is available in the Play Store.

Both apps work very much the same way, so you can use whichever one you prefer. You can setup all your equipment to control, but these apps also tell you what’s on TV as well as recommend shows based on your favorites. WatchON does seem a little more robust and it does provide you with opportunities to buy or rent movies and TV shows via Samsung’s own digital store.

I put together this video showing you how both apps work, so check it out after the break. Also be sure to hit up our other Galaxy S 5 guides.

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How to setup and use Kids Mode on the Galaxy S 5


If you have kids, you know they are going to want to use your phone at times. That’s why Samsung implemented Kids Mode. Kids Mode gives your child a simple interface that only gives them access to the things you want them to see. They can’t even get out of Kids Mode unless they know the password. You can even set a daily limit, so your child doesn’t forget that he or she can play outside too.

Kids Mode is pretty easy to setup and use so check out the video after the break showing you, and be sure to check out our other Galaxy S 5 guides.

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Google expands Google Shopping Express service to NYC, LA areas


Google has announced an expansion of their Google Shopping Express micro-delivery service to Manhattan and the West Los Angeles area. These join the San Francisco Bay area as locations with access to the service. Google indicates they plan to continue to expand to other areas around Los Angeles as well as Queens and Brooklyn in the New York City area. Read more

Pananoid Android’s Peek function now available as standalone APK


Back in March, Paranoid Android added a new feature called Peek, which functions much like Active Notifications on a Moto X, to their custom ROM. Since installation of a custom ROM may be more than what some users are willing to undertake, computer science student Zhe Lu decided to break the Peek app away from the rest of the ROM and convert it into a standalone APK that could be installed on any device running at least Android 4.4.2. Read more

Amazon introduces #AmazonCart to add items to shopping cart from Twitter


Today, Amazon introduced a new shopping feature which will allow users to add items to their carts directly from Twitter, by simply adding “#AmazonCart” to the end of a tweet.

Users have to sync their Amazon and Twitter accounts (through Amazon’s social settings), and will then be able to reply “#AmazonCart” to any tweet that has an Amazon product link in it.

Of course simply sending the tweet won’t close the sale for Amazon — the tweet only adds the item to your shopping cart. Check out Amazon’s promotional video for the feature after the break below.

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How to use (or remove) My Magazine on the Galaxy S 5


My Magazine was first introduced on the Galaxy Note 3, and it also made its way onto the Galaxy TabPRO series of tablets. It’s no surprise that it found its way onto the Galaxy S 5, but the implementation is a little different. Just like HTC’s BlinkFeed, it now resides on the leftmost home screen. However, My Magazine is really only a gateway into Flipboard whereas BlinkFeed was built from the ground up.

My Magazine is more powerful to an extent, but only once you dive deeper into the app (Flipboard). BlinkFeed provides more information from the home screen, which is really what you want. With My Magazine, you have to tap a few more times to get to the stories, but it can still be useful to those that don’t already have another means setup for geting the scoop on what’s happening in the world.

So check out the video below showing you how My Magazine works. Now contrary to popular belief you can remove My Magazine from your home screen, and I show you how to do that as well. Unfortunately it’s not as clean as HTC’s implementation with BlinkFeed, but it will be out of sight. See the video after break, and be sure to check out all our Galaxy S 5 guides.

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