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Beta testers wanted for AutoCAD 360

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If you’re a user of AutoCAD and want a portable version of the software, Autodesk offers AutoCAD 360 for free at the Google Play store (with in-app purchases). AutoCAD 360 is a tool that allows you to edit, view, and share AutoCAD drawings. If the current app isn’t good enough for you and you want something better well then head over to Autodesk and sign up to get their free beta version of their AutoCAD 360 app.

Sign up here to join Autodesk’s beta program.

10 steps to Automate Actions on Android

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Work Smarter Not Harder….Sort of.

Automation on Android phones is an interesting animal (and a mouthful). Spending hours on a script that in fact only runs for 30 seconds can certainly feel counterproductive; especially if you’re having to put together multiple scripts that involve specific screen touch emulations. However, once the setup is mastered usage is as simple as an “ok Google” command. Believe me when I say it helps with the most random things. For pulling up a specific “Entourage” episode in the HBO GO app it saves at least 2 minutes. Every time!

Multiscreen World [Infographic]

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In today’s world, consumers don’t just watch television: they watch television while playing with their iPhones and catching up with the latest news on their iPads. It is becoming increasingly rare for one piece of media to be used exclusively without another by its side. In fact, most multi-screen users have been reported to consume at least 7 hours of screen media a day.

Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) announced he's retiring

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If you’ve been reading tech news even for a short while you’ve probably heard of @evleaks. His real name is Evan Blass and he’s been feeding the tech world with all sorts of smartphone, tablet and other gadget-related leaks from his website evleaks.at.

HTC to face a tough time in Q3 considering other big players are about to showcase their smartphone offerings

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HTC really can’t catch a break. They’ve been facing financial loses for a long time now and have finally managed to turn profit in Q2 this year, their first profit since Q2 2013. It seemed like their financial situation is getting better, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Free 90 days access to Google Play music with purchase of Chromecast

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If you’re one of the few Android users who has still not picked up a Chromecast HDMI streaming media player yet, Google is now offering 90 days of unlimited music from Google Play with the purchase of the dongle.

BlackBerry Consumers Switching to iPhone

blackberry trade-inOur friends at Cashforphonescomparison.co.uk just sent us their latest survey data, showing the diminishing loyalty of BlackBerry consumers in 2014.

Arcus Motion Analyzer – The Smart ring – Live on Kickstarter

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Yesterday an important project has started to gather funds on Kickstarter. Arcus is a motion tracking device in the form of a fantastic looking ring, which highlights how far the motion tracking technology has come.

And why is it so important?

In-App Purchases Infographic

We just recieved a nice infographic on in-app purchases. I'm sure everybody has already met with this payment type. Some people can get along with it, some people hate it, but everybody has an opinion about in-app purchases. The infographic makes it clear that this is a huge business, and you can even find tips on how to avoid being scammed.

Android Continues to Dominate – Here's Why

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The idea that Android could be a top dog OS would have been laughable just a few years ago but as of 2013 it had the largest user base of any mobile operating system. Android tablets, which had long played second fiddle to the iPad, finally outsold Apple's signature tablet in that same year (note: now they're well in the lead). That was also the year that Google's OS hit 1 billion activations and Android's share of the global smartphone shipment market was a whopping 81.3%. Now according to a report from research firm Gartner, actual Android device shipments will top 1 billion in 2014. Not too shabby!