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Google's desktop search can now send directions right to your Android phone or tablet

With the new feature, all you have to do is type in 'send directions' and in a couple of quick steps you'll be ready to hit the road.

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Twitter launches Highlights, a twice-daily package of curated tweets

It's coming first to Android, bringing another attempt at Facebook-style curation in order to make Twitter more appealing to the masses.

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SwiftKey Beta gives its myriad settings an extreme makeover with the Hub

The predict-your-typing company also reveals it's partnering with Dashlane in an effort to automatically enter your passwords on mobile.

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Casio's iPhone app searches for keywords in voice recordings

The app can pull out words from a speech or interview in a snap.

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Five free mobile apps every IT professional needs

Embracing the shift to apps can help your IT team stay up to date with any issue.

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Facebook launches Hello, aims to replace your Android phone's dialer

It ties your contacts and phone calls more deeply to Facebook, while promising freedom to block unwanted phone calls.

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Android Wear app update adds multiple watch support, cloud sync over Wi-Fi

It also cleans up the interface and gets you ready for all those new features Google is about to unleash for its smartwatch OS.

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Rooting your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge will disable Samsung Pay

Samsung's payment solution promises some unique features, so you may want to hold off on rooting if you want to check it out.

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Adobe Lightroom for Android update adds RAW and SD card support

The app now works on Android tablets, though you'll still need a Creative Cloud subscription.

Optimize Your Tablet For Movies on The Go

Your tablet is a portable portal for watching movies anywhere you want. Here's how to get the most out of every one of them.


Microsoft backs Apple Watch with PowerPoint and OneDrive apps

After giving lots of love to Android Wear, Microsoft sets sights on Apple's smartwatch.

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Live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope pose legal risks for users

Apps like Meerkat and Periscope can lead users astray of privacy and copyright laws

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Websites can now send push alerts with Chrome for Android update

Chrome 42 gives developers the power to make their mobile sites function more like a native application.


Report: Google Wallet funds now ensured by FDIC

This behind-the-scenes update adds an extra layer of security that surpasses rivals PayPal and Venmo.

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Google mobile search results to highlight site names, breadcrumbs over URLs

The adjustment is designed to make navigation a little easier when using a phone or tablet screen.