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doubleTwist hack allows for Play Music streaming to AirPlay

If you own an Android phone and an AirPlay device from Apple, you know they don’t quite talk to one another. Call it what you will (walled garden?), but the two systems just don’t work in harmony. A new hack from the team at doubleTwist have given those with Google Play Music the ability to stream to their AirPlay.

Emails show Google helped Samsung pay for Apple trial

In the latest spat between Samsung and Apple, Google was tapped by their largest OEM to help out. Many believed that would involve testimony from various Googlers, but emails introduced in court today note that Google offered more than that. Via deposition, a Google attorney admitted they helped shoulder the financial burden as well as provide testimony.

Samsung exec comments on future for Tizen, Android

Samsung’s move away from Android has been narrowly viewed as inevitable. Until now, their Tizen platform was a lot of innuendo, relegated to closed-door meetings with potential partners. Now that it’s seen the light of day with Samsung’s wearables, and a few Tizen smartphones are coming this fall, the scope of whether or not Samsung will leave Android widens. Recent comments from Samsung only spark further debate.

Happy Earth Day! Five ways to go paperless with Android

Earth Day is here, and it has us thinking: are we doing enough for our environment? There are lots of really simple things we can do, and one of them is to go as paperless as possible. By eliminating or reducing the amount of paper and plastic we produce or are responsible for, we can have a positive impact on our environment. Below are some tips to help you go paperless, using your Android device as a backbone.

New UI for LG G3 possibly spotted in leaked images

LG’s new flagship could bring a fresh interface as well. LG’s Android skin is fairly in-depth, and typically up-to-date with styling cues. Leaked shots, said to be from the LG G3, show a design that offers up flatter icons, rounded shapes, and a different color scheme.

The iPhone may be losing momentum as carrier subsidies fade

With T-Mobile’s fresh take on how a mobile carrier should operate, it’s you and I that benefit. One of their most enduring changes has been an end to blind subsidies, wherein we can clearly identify what we’re paying monthly for our total device cost. That’s had a ripple effect with other carriers who have offered the same thing, but there is collateral damage afoot — and it’s the iPhone.

Apple prods Samsung in Earth Day advertising

In the UK, Apple is taking their fight with Samsung to print. Various publications have cheeky ads paid for by Apple, in which they encourage Samsung to steal at least one of their concepts. Given their recent success in various lawsuits, and the timing of the ads, it’s an interesting challenge to the South Korean tech giant.

Duet tracks belongings, alerts when you leave phone behind

Are you the type of smartphone owner that loses track of their device? If so, you’ve likely heard of Tile, the little fob that helps to track your device. A similar device named Duet has become available, aiming to help you do the same thing — and for those of you likely reading this, it has one distinct advantage over the competition.

New Samsung device spotted with QHD screen, Intel LTE

Though an incremental update — and a good one — the Galaxy S5 was met with some consternation on launch. Some wanted more from the device, with a better screen and more RAM topping the list of complaints. The wait may be over, though, as a new device has popped up with a user agent profile showing some updated specs to the current Samsung flagship.  
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