Freshen up your Google Pixel XL with these stickers

Google’s Pixel XL smartphone is out now, but its release is followed by some controversy. The high price aside, lots of people are complaining about its uninspiring design. Now where is a solution for that.

Bill Stebbins is selling a set of two stickers for the Pixel XL – one to freshen up your G logo, and the other is a replica of the Pixel C battery bar.

While those have no functions whatsoever (unlike the Pixel C battery bar), they really add some spirit to the Pixel XL and it looks, well, more Google’s than before.

The set costs just $9 (or $10 for non-US citizens) and can be easily applied on the Pixel XL. You can get those stickers from here.

I have to admit the stickers seem capable to change the attitude toward the Pixel XL, as those make it more unique and recognizable, and in the meantime, they ease the transition between the glass and metal pieces around the back.

New Office 2016 for Mac now available for purchase

Microsoft has released the final version of Office 2016 for Mac. The company had released a preview back in March but now you can purchase the full version from Microsoft.

Office 2016 for Mac is a complete revamp of the old Office 2011. The new app brings the new UI design seen on the Windows and mobile versions of Office while harmonizing with the new design and features of OS X. It supports features like fullscreen mode, multi-touch gestures, and also has Retina assets for all the high resolution Macs.

Office 2016 for Mac comes with five applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. If you are an Office 365 user, you can just download it for free. If you are a student, you could get it for free or at a substantial discount. If you are a home user, you can get it for the same monthly or yearly subscription price as the Windows version or from your local retailer.

The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 4 promo videos feature social media artists in NYC

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 4 promo videos take us away from the cute animals, and into the chilly New York City. The trio of clips feature a Snapchat artist and a Vine star, who team up to make New Yorkers’ lives more interesting.

The duo of social media stars connect with people who participate in Samsung’s #NoteMyDay campaign.The guys turn up in a retro bike with sidecar and take part in a boxing session, a dangerous looking selfie, and indoor beach volleyball.

Of course, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a permanent fixture in all three videos. Check them out below.

 

 

What do you think of the latest Samsung promos? Sound off in the comments below.

Sony’s Xperia Aquatech store – a unique marketing promotion and amazing underwater experience

Earlier today Sony opened its first of a kind underwater store. But before you put on your bathing suits, there is a slight catch. The Xperia Aquatech store is a promotional activity, carried by the Japanese company in Dubai, or rather 4 meter under sea level near the city.

The three daylong event aims to demo the marine capabilities of some of Sony’s water-proof devices and most of all build publicity. The guest list is very short, with only competition winners, media and VIPs attending and from the looks of it was nothing short of a spectacular experience.

Attendees are required to participate in some mandatory scuba diving training and are put under the constant supervision of a diving instructor. The preparations extended even further as gкests, who happened to own a Sony Experia Z3 or Z3 Compact are even given special waterproof cases to ensure that their smartphones will survive even further beyond the 1.5 meters of water they were rated for.

The store experience underwater itself is more of a technical demo by a company representative and arguably Sony could not have picked a better setting to make it as convincing and engaging as possible.

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The whole endeavor looks extremely pricy and even somewhat risky, but it definitely is very out of the box and should bring about a lot of viral heat. Photos from the thrilling event, tagged #XperiaAquaTech, are already floating around Twitter so be sure to check them out for a glimpse of the catchy venue.

Redesigned Google Play store for Android is coming our way

Just a few weeks after releasing it, Google has updated its Messenger app with the ability to allow you to choose your own colors for individual contacts, a feature requested by many. Earlier, the app used to do this automatically.

To access the feature, go to the “People and Options” button from the overflow menu and select the color you want to assign to the contact. In addition, the update also brings some Material Design related animations following complaints of a significant delay and lag in the old sliding animation.

The update is gradually rolling out so it may take a few days before it reaches everyone. Meanwhile, if you have yet to give the Google Messenger app a try, you can download and install it from Play Store — the app is supported on devices running Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, and above.

Redesigned Google Play store for Android is coming our way

Google is about to launch a redesigned Play store app for Android. Version 5.1 of the application features refreshed looks and layout changes.

The upcoming new Android Play store features full-height navigation drawer and real-time card shadows.The My Account page has been thoroughly redesigned and features order history and easily changeable payment methods.

The My apps page has been tweaked too. It features improved scrolling and visuals.

Do you use Google services including Gmail, YouTube, Blogger, Picasa etc.? Do you want todownload your whole Google data offline at once in form of archive? Now, it is possible guys. Google has included its popular services like Gmail, Blogger, YouTube to its Takeout service and that’s why now you’ll be able to download your Gmail and other Google data simply on your PC for offline use.

Download Google Data

Google started this takeout service because all Google users can store their whole Google data at one place and simply access it anytime even they are offline. So, through this service you can download all YouTube videos uploaded by you, photos uploaded on Picasa by you, your posts on blogger and all your mails on Gmail etc.

How To Download a Copy of Google Data

Now, have a look on the simple steps given below regarding to download gmail and other Google data on your laptop or computer.

  • First of all visit the web link http://www.google.com/takeout and log in with your Google account. After that, you need to click on Create an archive button.

Click on create an archive button

  • Now, select Google products from which you would like to download data, and configure the download settings for each product. After all, click on Create Archive.

Select Google Products to create archive

  • As you’ll click on Create Archive, it will start preparing your selected Google product’s data archive. It will be emailed you when your archive will complete.

Preparing Archive

At last, when your archive will ready to download, then you’ll receive an email in your inbox. It may take a long time (hours or possibly days) to create archive. So, on receiving email, again visit the google.com/takeout and click on My Archives. Here you’ll find your recent made archive that you can download in minutes.