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Horizon, The App That Prevents Vertical Videos, Is Now On Android

Briefly: Remember Horizon, the brilliant little iOS app that let you shoot horizontally-oriented videos no matter what angle you were holding your smartphone? It’s finally available on Android, ensuring your Nexus isn’t going to pollute YouTube with horrible portrait-oriented videos. Do the world a favour and download it, after all, it’s free. [Google Play Store - Horizon via The Next Web]


Report: Android's Material Design Will Take A Rolling Pin To Play Store

When Google introduced its Material Design manifesto to the world at I/O, it was made clear that it was only a matter of time before flat design took over the entire Googleverse — starting, it would seem, with the Play Store.


How To Free Up Space On An Android Phone Or Tablet

It doesn’t take long for a new Android phone or tablet to get cluttered up with rolls of pictures, redundant apps, unused widgets, cached files and the troublingly vague miscellaneous data that seems to take up more and more internal storage with each passing week. Take a few minutes to blow the cobwebs out of your device’s cupboards and get your streamlined, lean gadget back.


Report: Google Puts Android Silver On Hold

Google’s Android Silver program was first rumoured by Android Police back in April as a “premium sale and support” experience for users. In human speak, this means Google wanted to make Nexus-like devices with more manufacturers rather than just its one yearly release. Now that plan may be on hold.


Moto X (2014) Review: Still The Android Phone For Everyone

The original Moto X, which debuted last year, was a different breed of smartphone. Rather than trying to build a beast with the best screen and the most horsepower, Motorola focused on the user experience above all else. The result was a phone that was so intelligent and comfortable to use that it almost didn’t matter that it was out-gunned in a lot of ways. Well, the 2014 model is here. Not only does it retain that same sublime user experience, it comes out guns blazing.


The Price Is Right: What Are The Cheapest Phablets Right Now?

The announcement of the iPhone 6 Plus last week means that we’ve reached a tipping point in phones: every single platform now has its very own phablet. Yes, it’s a dirty, stupid word to describe big phones, but it’s the best one we’ve got right now. Join us as we take you through the cheapest way to get a phablet running either Android, Windows Phone and iOS.


Archive Texts And Call Logs On Android With SMS Backup +

SMS Backup + isn’t the only option for getting your texts and call data off your Android smartphone, but it’s one of the simplest and most effective. It archives all of your messages to Gmail (or Google Calendar), and it covers WhatsApp communications too. The app is free to download and install, though you can leave a donation for the developer if you wish.


Moto 360 Smartwatch Review: The Best Might Not Be Enough

Early this year when Google first announced Android Wear, it teased us with the Moto 360. It was by far the best-looking smartwatch we’d ever seen. Many months later it’s here at last. It’s the best Android Wear device yet, but with the Apple Watch looming on the horizon, it’s no longer clear if that’s good enough.


Android Apps Finally Arrive On Google's Chrome OS

Delivering on Sundar Pichai’s promise at Google’s I/O conference in June, Android apps are beginning to make appearances on Google’s Chrome OS. The first set of apps incoming are Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine, and Google says they will be working with select Android devs to add more in the coming months.


Hands On With The Asus ZenWatch

At IFA 2014 in Berlin, Asus joined Motorola, Samsung and LG in launching an Android Wear smartwatch. Asus’ first attempt is the ZenWatch, with a curved 1.6-inch OLED display, a beautiful leather strap and a few Asus bespoke apps for extra functionality over the bog-standard Android Wear on other devices.


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