Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus 6, and More

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Google isn’t much for events when it comes to the Nexus line. Despite the soft launches, the October Nexus announcement hasn’t lacked for gravitas. This year isn’t any different. In fact, it might be the biggest Nexus event yet. Literally, with the products announced. This year, Android-L officially became 5.0 Lollipop, the first Nexus phablet: […]

New Google Views Service Allows Another Way to Share Pictures

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If you post publicly viewable pictures containing location information on your Google+ account, you may have gotten a Google+ notification that some of your pictures were chosen to be shown in Google Views and Maps. The announcement of Views was made rather quietly through a Google+ post in the Google Maps Views community. Views is […]

Amazon Buys Twitch for Just Under a Billion Dollars

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We’ll be at the Samsung event in Berlin, Twitch now belongs to Amazon, wearable tech from Ralph Lauren on the tennis court, OTA recording from Tivo, and a great flash for photographers on a budget!

Amazon Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

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Not very long ago it seemed like Google was set to acquire gaming streaming service Twitch for $1 billion. Then Twitch announced it was shutting down its Justin.TV unit. Now the company has confirmed that it has indeed been acquired. However, we were dead wrong about it being Google. Instead, Twitch is set to become […]

Login to Multiple Google Accounts Simultaneously

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http://youtu.be/GOFsbc9mcNQ If you have to jump from one Google account to another, you know that it can be a hassle to do it in a single browser because the account IDs are shared between tabs. Here’s an easy way to do it in Chrome using sandboxed browser tabs assigned to different users. It’s built in […]

Set Up Your Google+ Profile For Success

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http://youtu.be/JoZOgYyRwMw?list=UUo0vVHI3Oz7O5zTc6f-5lgw I walk you through the process of setting up a Google+ profile for success, whether your goal is business or socialization! We’ll go through each section of the profile, giving you all the tips and tricks you need to make the information you enter really count, and then go a step further with explanations of […]

Hide Your Kids! Back to School with John P.

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http://youtu.be/Z4U85e0ycHM Holy mama! It’s almost back to school time! That can only mean one thing! Back to School Gadgets and Apps. I’m John P. Welcome to Geek Beat. Before we even get started with this big ol list of stuff, I’ll point out that although Apple routinely pisses me off, you should still get a […]

Samsung Launches Galaxy Alpha

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Samsung today announced a new phone, which is something they do a semi-regular basis. No, they didn’t pre-announce the Note 4, that is still scheduled for early September. They did announce the much rumored Galaxy Alpha. The Galaxy Alpha is far from special when it comes to specs, but it could be the standard bearer […]