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Huawei hasn't even launched its first Android smartwatch yet and it's already talking-up the following entry into the wearables business. As Engadget Chinese reports, the company revealed that it's working on the Band Zero, a watch-style device for cheapie sub-brand Honor. We've only got rendered...

July 1st 2015 at 10:26am 0 Comments
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When you launch a Google service like YouTube or Gmail on the web, there's always a little bell icon in the corner hiding a bundle of notifications. For many people, this feed is a complete mess and full of alerts for services they rarely use. Well, now Google is making it a little easier to focus...

June 23rd 2015 at 9:20am 0 Comments
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Google's Cloud Messaging is no longer just for sending alerts to Android devices or your web browser. The internet giant has announced that the service now pushes notifications to iOS devices as well -- your favorite app can deliver updates to all your gadgets using a single system. The Cloud Mess...

May 28th 2015 at 2:10pm 0 Comments
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Spend enough time on social media and you're bound to make a mistake that'll piss a few people off. It's pretty much inevitable. That's what the free indie "game" #notifications is all about. It begins the way many of us start our day: lying in bed, checking Twitter ("Twiddler" in this case) on a...

May 19th 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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There seem to be three mindsets when it comes to the water we drink. You can care a lot about it and buy bottled; care a lot about it and have a water filter; or you just drink from the tap. Maybe it's because I fit into the third category that water filters don't really seem like a growth market...

May 6th 2015 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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If you're a serious ports fan, keeping up with the latest results, injuries and transfers can feel like a full-time job. Plenty of apps offer all of this information in one place, but then you're often left with two options: continuously open the app, or set up push notifications and face an onsla...

April 21st 2015 at 5:35am 0 Comments
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Chrome's website push notifications are no longer confined to your desktop -- they now surface on your phone, too. Grab Chrome 42 for Android and you can opt into alerts from websites that show up no matter what you're doing. You won't have to worry about missing out on breaking news, even if your...

April 20th 2015 at 3:44pm 0 Comments
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You no longer have to grab a test version of Chrome to try push notifications for yourself. Google has released the finished version of Chrome 42, which lets websites send you alerts (with your permission, of course) whether or not the browser is open. You can get breaking news, for example, or...

April 14th 2015 at 6:43pm 0 Comments
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Android Wear isn't going to officially support iOS devices any time soon, but that doesn't mean that the two platforms can never see eye-to-eye. Developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh has tweaked Android Wear to make it display an iPhone's notifications using the same ANCS technology as Pebble's smartw...

February 22nd 2015 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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It's been splashing around in beta for a little while, but now your Pebble can respond to notifications directly from that monochrome screen -- kind of like Android Wear, sans touchscreen. You'll need to update your Pebble smartwatch firmware as well as download the very latest edition of of the c...

February 17th 2015 at 4:23am 0 Comments
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As convenient as Google Now may be, it has its limits: you're limited to Google's official services, and it's not very useful when you're driving or otherwise can't stare at your phone. A recent Android Police teardown of Android's search app has revealed that Google is exploring a handful of new...

January 10th 2015 at 8:14pm 0 Comments
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Twelve months ago, Polar announced the V800, a supremely powerful GPS running watch that came with built-in activity tracking. The standout feature, however, would be that the device would offer-up Pebble-esque smartwatch notifications. Unfortunately, the company didn't have the development resour...

January 7th 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments