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The new Contacts Preview drags Google's address book out of the Netscape era

You can finally eliminate all of those annoying duplicate entries in one fell swoop.

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Google Play Services 7.0 brings better multiplayer gaming and location tools to Android

Some tweaks may also lead to better battery life inside your favorite apps.

Your next Android phone may come with Waze preinstalled

Offering Waze as a default installation gives Google an easy way to gain wide exposure for its social traffic application.

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Microsoft's Excel-friendly Android virtual keyboard packs a 10 digit number pad

This single-use keyboard puts a 10-key area on the right side of the keyboard, simplifying the process of entering in a long list of numbers.

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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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Google Calendar for Android adds 7-day week view, Drive integration, and other tweaks

You can also finally turn off the birthday notifications from Google+.

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Popular presentation app Prezi finally launches on Android

It's been a long wait, but you can finally view and present from your phone or tablet.

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Twitter finally brings its 'While you were away' feature to Android

The timeline tweak catches you up on tweets that you missed while stepping away from the social media firehose.

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Waffle House teams with Roadie app to sling parcels (and a side of hash)

The breakfast chain aims to disrupt more than just your stomach as it partners with the “Uber of package delivery.”

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.

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Google buying Softcard tech, partnering with carriers to boost Wallet service

Google Wallet will now come preloaded on phones running KitKat on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

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Google tinkering with more colorful, card-based mobile search results

The prospective new layout is easier on the eyes, though it brings fewer results to the page.

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New Google Now card shows gas stations along your route

The card may pop up next time you're driving, offering the most convenient spots for you to gas up.

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Judge dismisses antitrust case alleging Google's Android app requirements hurt consumers

Complainants alleged Google's restrictive contracts on manufacturers of Android devices resulted in higher prices on phones

Dropbox beefs up Windows Phone app with shared-folder capabilities

There's still more catching up to do before it's on par with the Android and iOS versions, however