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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.

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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.

Un-Carrier

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.

News

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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Moto 360 Sport Review

Most smartwatches attempt to be fitness trackers, but if you’re serious about fitness, you still need a dedicated device.The Moto 360 Sport is designed to bridge the gap, but can it get Android Wear off the couch?

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How to hide apps, photos, and text messages on your Android Phone

We all get that uncomfortable feeling when someone else is using your phone. Something embarrassing or confidential is just a few errant swipes away. We’ve created three new guides to help you lock down personal photos, messages, and apps.

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.