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Android 5.1 comes to the Galaxy S5. Photo: Samsung

Android 5.1 comes to the Galaxy S5. Photo: Samsung

CyanogenMod fans with a Galaxy S5 can now get their hands on an unofficial CM 12.1 ROM based on Google’s latest Lollipop firmware. Compatible with both the international and CDMA models, the ROM brings everything you would expect to get with an Android 5.1 upgrade.

Google Keep gets great new features. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google Keep gets great new features. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google Keep’s latest update for Android makes it a much more useful note-taking and reminder app with the long-awaited arrival of labels and recurring reminders. In line with the Lollipop design language, the update also delivers a handy new floating action button.

TouchWiz bloat is sticking around. Photo: Samsung

TouchWiz bloat is sticking around. Photo: Samsung

Samsung made many big changes for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge — not only to deliver brand new designs made from premium materials, but also to give adopters a better user experience. But has Samsung really scaled back its bloatware in TouchWiz?

According to the reports it has, but in reality, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge come with just as much bloatware as the Samsung devices that came before them. In fact, they have more pre-installed apps than the Galaxy Note 4.

Glass is going nowhere... yet. Photo: Google

Glass is going nowhere… yet. Photo: Google

After Google stopped selling Glass back in January, the wearable’s future looked a little uncertain. Rumors initially suggested the project had been closed down for good, but according to Google chairman Eric Schmidt, it’s very much alive and being prepared for consumers.

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Google’s official Android Wear app for iOS could be right around the corner if you believe the reports, but one developer has been proving that the two platforms can already be forced to play nicely together without any jailbreaking.

We’ve seen Wear receiving iPhone notifications and taking calls, and in the latest video from Mohammad Abu-Gabreyyeh, we see that watches like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R are capable of controlling music playback, too.

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