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Google Talk is officially being shut down today

When Hangouts first launched, Google had given users the option of sticking with Google Talk for their instant messaging needs, but starting today — Google Talk is officially being shut down.

Android O Everywhere

10 Hottest Android Stories This Week (March 24th)

EarlyBird – News for Android brings you ALL of the Android news you crave and lets users decide what matters. Here are the 10 Top Android Stories for the week of March 24th.

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40+ Apps for new Android users

We are hot on the tails of the release of several big-name Android flagship phones. These devices will carry the torch for their respective companies for most of this year. Whenever a new crop of devices gets launched a flood of new users enter the Android world. One of the first things new users will do is search the Google Play Store for apps to download.

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T-Mobile now automatically blocks scam callers

You’re sure to be a fan of T-Mobile’s latest network feature if you hate those shady scammers who manage to find your number and attempt to sell you fake services and goods.

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Android 101: Shortcuts are the best Android feature you aren’t using

If you’re an Android newbie, we’re sure you’ve already figured out how to move around and set up icons on your homescreen to your liking. That’s the easy part. In this Android 101, we wanted to educate you on one of Android’s most underused features: shortcuts.

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Google Hangouts is killing SMS support on May 22nd

Google is sending out emails to G Suite admins letting them know that they’ll be ending SMS support in Hangouts on May 22nd. The changes wont affect Google Voice users, but Google will be urging everyone else to use a different app to handle SMS on their device.

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The Android Phone with the Best Battery Life [September 2016]

Battery life is a prime talking point when considering which smartphone you want to spend hundreds of dollars on, so it’s understandable to give it some heavy weight in your overall decision. To help you out, we’re presenting the Android phones with the best battery life.

SIT or STAND

Autonomous SmartDesk 2 Review

Working at your desk while in the standard sitting position quickly becomes monotonous, especially when you’re staying in the same position all day. I have been using the Autonomous Smart Desk 2 — which quickly changes between sitting and standing positions — for a little over two weeks. Here are my thoughts.