Pushbullet finally brings its “Universal Copy & Paste” feature to Android

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Back in August, Pushbullet unveiled a revolutionary new feature, which empowered users to copy and paste files across multiple devices. At the time of release, this function was restricted to Windows-powered smartphones and computers, but now, thanks to an automatic update rolling out today, Android, Mac and Linux users get to use the service, too.

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Office Mobile update brings Dropbox integration, sharing and more

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Microsoft is currently rolling out a rather hefty update for its Office Mobile application via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements, speed optimizations, and some pretty great new features; one of which being the integration of Dropbox as an online storage location.

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Auto Alliance’s new scheme will limit data that car manufacturers can collect from your vehicle

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Modern cars are essentially drivable computers. They allow us to listen to music, browse the web, watch TV and even control the configuration of our chosen mode of transport without having to visit a mechanic, but how do we know that all of our data is not being saved and secretly sent to advertisers and insurers? Well, we don’t. However, it looks like we might not have to ponder over that particular question for too much longer.


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New Android commercials feature a bunch of Androidify characters

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Four new commercials have been released by Google demonstrating Android’s seamless experience across multiple form factors. After all, the platform’s tagline is “Be together. Not the same.” The commercials are fun due to the Androidify characters present in each. The music is interesting and the characters are full of life and Android goodness. These are commercials you will definitely watch when airing on television rather than skipping over with a DVR.

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iPhone 6 devices help Apple regain enterprise market share from Android

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Although Google’s Android easily dominates the operating system market on a global basis, there are still areas where Apple’s iOS prevails. One of those areas is in the enterprise where Apple enjoys a slightly more than a 2-1 lead. That dominance had been slipping a bit during Q2 of 2014, but new data from Good Technology suggests the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus helped Apple regain some share it had lost.
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Pocket for Android gets Material Design update and Google Now integration

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Pocket, previously entitled Read It Later, is currently pushing out a much-anticipated compatibility update for its official Android application via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings a completely revamped user interface that conforms with Lollipop’s Material Design guidelines, adds support for Google Now and transports a handful of bug fixes and speed optimizations.


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According to Strategy Analytics, Android’s global market share has peaked

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According to recent data from Strategy Analytics, Google’s Android OS has peaked, with their market share slipping ever so slightly. The open source OS shipped on 84% of all smartphones sold in Q3. By comparison, Apple’s iOS accounted for 12%, Windows Phone had 3% and Blackberry hung in there with 1%. According to Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston, barring a collapse in iPhone sales, 85% is the most Google can hope to achieve, which it did in Q2. 
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Latest Play Services APK findings show new “Copresence” app is on the way

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If a line of code hidden within Google’s latest Play Services APK and pending patents are anything to go by, it certainly looks as if the search engine giant is preparing to release a new mobile communication service, entitled “Copresence,” which should make sharing data between Android and iOS incredibly easy.


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Despite iOS sales success, Android continues to expand lead in U.S.

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When Apple launched the latest versions of the iPhone in September, we all saw the typical crush of Apple fans clamoring for an updated device and we have seen the news about the large numbers of devices sold. None of this is surprising as we expect Apple to get a bump as part of their release cycle that counters the increases Android claims during the rest of the year when manufacturers release their latest flagship devices. True to form, Kantar Worldpanel’s latest numbers for market share through September show the effect of the release. What may be surprising though is that in the U.S. market, where Apple enjoys its biggest success, Android actually gained ground while iOS lost ground.
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