U.S. Cellular now carrying all Nexus 6 color and storage options

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Another carrier in the United States has the Nexus 6 available to its customers. The latest Nexus phone arrived online today on U.S. Cellular’s website. The regional carrier, sitting at fifth largest in the United States, has each and every color and storage option. With a two-year contract, the base 32GB model is $199. The price for the 64GB, contract included, is $249. The same devices without any contract go for more than $650 and $700, respectively.

Source: U.S. Cellular

YouTube stars receiving bonuses in wake of competitors’ wooing

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As rival online video services kick it into high gear, Google’s YouTube unit is pushing to lock up its top stars. This is happening in the wake of both Facebook and video start-up Vessel courting YouTube stars in hopes that they’ll move away from YouTube’s platform. This courting is forcing Google and YouTube to offer top videomakers bounses if they sign multi-year deals where they agree to post content exclusively on YouTube for a period of time before putting it on another service. But that’s not all.


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Word Lens Makes Its Debut In Upcoming Google Translate Update

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Back in 2010, Quest Visual launched an incredible app designed to use the smartphone camera to translate written text in a foreign language to the device owner’s language in real-time. Word Lens Translator would blur out the foreign language text and would replace over it with the new text in a similar font and size.
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Google Play Store update brings visual tweaks, new features [APK Download]

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Google is in the process of pushing out a new version of the Play Store app for Android devices according to Google UI engineer Kirill Grouchnikov. Coming from someone on the UI side of development, Grouchnikov naturally focuses on the interface changes which is headlined by a full-height drawer that pulls out from the left. This means Google’s Play Store app no longer needs a “hamburger” icon to access some features.


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[APK Download] Google Messenger update lets you assign colors to individual chats

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Google is currently pushing out a much-anticipated compatibility update for its official Messenger application via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings users the ability to assign colors to individual chats, as well as support for emojis, a new search feature and a handful of bug fixes and speed optimizations.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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New Features Being Developed By Gmail Team’s Inbox App

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Do you wish that Inbox by Gmail had a more solid unification with your Gmail account?  Are you irritated that Google Apps isn’t supported by Inbox?  What about some of your favorite Gmail Lab options being annoyingly absent, like “undo send”?

Well, good news, email enthusiasts, the team working on Inbox has heard your laments!  On Wednesday, the team conducted a Q&A with fans on Reddit.


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