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Android Wear now works on the iPhone

Google has announced today that Android Wear is officially supported on the iPhone. The software platform allows you to get notifications with a quick glance, track your workouts and fitness goals all from your smartwatch.From Google:Get your info at a glance: Check important info like phone calls, messages, and notifications from your favourite apps. Android Wear features always-on displays, so you’ll never have to move your wrist to wake up your watch.Follow your fitness: Set fitness goals, and get daily and weekly views of your progress. Your watch automatically tracks walking and running, and even measures your heart rate.Save time with smart help: Receive timely tips like when to leave for appointments, current traffic info, and flight status. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions like “Is it going to rain in London tomorrow?” or create to-dos with “Remind me to pack an umbrella.”From this point forward, all Android Wear watches with have iPhone support built-in. But for now, the…

Wallpaper Wednesday – August 19th 2015

With the released of the Developer Preview 3 of Android M (now called Marshmallow), it brought along with it some cool new wallpapers (the first 10 are from the developer previews).The other wallpapers that you see below are some cool if you are rocking a two-monitor setup so then you can have one continuous wallpapers instead of two different ones.

Samsung August 13th Unpacked Event: Everything you need to know

Samsung introduced two new smartphone at their August Unpacked event. The first one (and more notable one) is the Galaxy Note 5.Galaxy Note 5The Galaxy Note 5 is using the same design that was found on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge which were released earlier this year. This new design means that the Galaxy Note 5 does not have a removable battery or micro SD card slot like the previous models.It is being powered by a Octa-core Exynos processor with 4GB of RAM. There is a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. That has a resolution of 2560×1440 with a pixel density of 518 ppi. The display is the same one that was found on last year’s Galaxy Note 4.In terms of the battery, it has 3000mAh capacity and has support for Fast Charging (which can fully charge the device in 30 mins) and Fast Wireless Charging (which can fully charge the device in 2 hours).You’ll be able to take great pictures with the 16 megapixel rear-facing camera. Unless you are more into taking selfies, you be satisfied with …

Sundar Pichai becomes the new CEO of Google

Android and Chrome’s head-honcho just got a huge promotion, as the new CEO of Google.While Google co-founder and former CEO, Larry Page said, that he and his fellow Google co-founder, Sergey Brin have started a new company called, Alphabet. This company will be the parent company for Google and all other Googley companies.Page said what Alphabet would be in charge of:What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main internet products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico (focused on longevity). Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren’t very related.This would include divisions like, the Google X Labs (who brought us Google Glass…