Google now lets you download your search history, not just view it

As part of its commitment to being transparent about the data Google holds on you, the company has long allowed you to view your search history. It’s now gone one better, letting you download that history. You can download all of your saved search history to see a list of the terms you’ve searched for. This gives you […]

SwiftKey updated with five new festive themes in time for the holidays

The popular third-party keyboard SwiftKey for Android has been updated today with minor performance enhancements and five new festive themes in time for the holiday season. The update arrives less than a month after the last major version of SwiftKey was seeded with faster performance and several new languages. The update should be rolling out on the Play Store now. more…

6-inch Oppo R7 Plus finally open for U.S. pre-orders, shipping by the end of the month

The Oppo R7 Plus, a 6-inch version of the R7, has finally opened for U.S. and European pre-orders, the Chinese manufacturer promising to ship by the end of the month. The device was first announced back in May.

9 gets you a Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (with a microSD card slot to expand it), a 13MP main camera, 8MP front camera, fingerprint sensor, dual SIM card slots – and a 1080p display that’s virtually edge-to-edge. In Europe, the R7 Plus is priced at €449.

Google has started rolling out Android Pay in Canada [Update: Not quite yet]

Update: Google says “We’re excited to bring Android Pay to Canadians, however it is currently not available in Canada.” Obviously, however, plenty of people are having no problem adding a select few cards using unmodified APKs, as I detailed below.

We tore down an update to the Android Pay app back in October which revealed forthcoming support for Interac, a network for processing debit payments across most major banks in Canada. Now, some Canadian users are reporting that the payments service suddenly started working with some cards this morning…

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Reuters: Google planning new ‘Android M’ specifically for cars

Google is planning to create a version of Android that will run in cars without the need for a connected smartphone according to a new report from Reuters. The updated version of Android Auto said to include “all the features of the Internet,” such as streaming music and GPS navigation.

The software would also reportedly include the ability to use the car’s sensors (like GPS) to feed information about consumers’ driving habits to advertisers.

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Exclusive Star Wars edition DROID Turbo 2 models will be available from Moto Maker [Update: They’re here]

Update: You can order the Star Wars editions of the DROID Turbo 2 from Verizon’s Motor Maker page from today.

With the upcoming premiere of the first Star Wars movie since the 90’s abominations we can’t mention by name, every brand on the planet is seemingly teaming up with Disney to produce their own Star Wars themed merchandise. Whether it’s LEGO, lampshades or mineral water, you can now get it with Star Wars branding all over it. Episode VII is launching in theaters next week, and Verizon and Motorola are the latest companies to jump on the bandwagon…

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T-Mobile announces next un-carrier event: ‘this one’s a real piece of work’

T-Mobile today announced that it will be holding its next “un-carrier” on Wednesday March 18th. In the event invitations, seen above, the carrier teases the event as “a real piece of work,” possibly hinting at some sort of business-related changes to its plans.

The event begins at 1PM eastern, and as usual, 9to5Google will have full coverage. During its last un-carrier event, T-Mobile boosted its Wi-Fi calling capabilities, introduced its CellSpot router, and announced a partnership with GoGo to debut in-flight connectivity.

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