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Google Play services v2.0 includes Google Maps Android API
Running late? Now Twist can track your ETA on Android

Guardian launches 'augmented reality' specs to offer immersive liberal insight

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Guardian Goggles' anti-bigotry technology will automatically redact columns by Melanie Phillips or Richard LittlejohnVideo: Alan Rusbridger introduces the Guardian GogglesYou can already access the Guardian in ways that were unimaginable two decades ago: on your desktop or laptop computer, a tablet, e-reader or smartphone.But today, ending months of speculation and...
Guardian launches 'augmented reality' specs to offer immersive liberal insight

Opera for Android drops the beta, available on the Play store now

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If your ears perked up when you heard about Opera for Android going WebKit, but were holding out for the final, non-beta version, then that wait is over. More recent features of the browser include the option to toggle the nav-bar location, text-wrapping when zooming and a full screen...
Opera for Android drops the beta, available on the Play store now

Google Maps updates streetview for New Orleans, reminds us the jazz plays on

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In many ways, Google's Streetview is a document. A snapshot in time. Usually, this amounts to pictures of a sunny clear day in downtown Localsville, but it can also be a reminder of times less bright. Since Hurricane Katrina, the city has been working hard to rebuild neighborhoods and...
Google Maps updates streetview for New Orleans, reminds us the jazz plays on
Massive flood scarred the surface of Mars less than 500 million years ago

Nomadesk widget offers an easy way to share files

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There are plenty of file backup and sharing services out there, but a company called Nomadesk has been trying to stand out recently by adding novel, easy ways to share your content. The latest addition is the Nomadesk widget, which customers can embed on their site to share their documents...
Nomadesk widget offers an easy way to share files

Amazon's First Mobile Game Also Lands in Rival Stores

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After launching its first social game this August, Amazon has taken the next step with the launch of Air Patriots, its first game for mobile devices, including its own Kindle. Air Patriots is a so-called tower-defense game that requires players to position their planes strategically to ward off an enemy...
Amazon's First Mobile Game Also Lands in Rival Stores

Swype beta ready with Android 4.0 support

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Swype has updated its beta track to answer a common request from Android 4.0 users for support. The early version lets Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and some tablet owners get the swipe-based text recognition as well as catch up on recent features. It should include DragonGo voice commands as well...
Swype beta ready with Android 4.0 support

Interview: Spotify exec on royalties and keeping labels happy

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Spotify boasts over 18 million songs for listeners to stream — helped, no doubt, by being part-owned by major labels themselves. But major artists like Adele, Coldplay, deadmau5 Taylor Swift and Rihanna have, over the last year, withheld their latest albums from streaming services, hoping for a downloads pay-day before a...
Interview: Spotify exec on royalties and keeping labels happy
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