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Android Wear 2.6 adds Recent Apps complication, download progress indicator, and more

The 2.6 update is available now through the Play Store. If you’re still the proud owner of an Android Wear watch, we’ve got some good news to brighten up your Wednesday morning. Version 2.6 for Android Wear was recently made available for download in the Google Play Store through its companion phone app, and there’s a decent amount of new features here that should make using Android Wear all the more enjoyable. For starters, there’s a new watch face complication that allows you to quickly open up whatever your most…

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Android 

Google Play Store discounting apps, games, and more through November 27

In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Google Play Store is running deals on apps, games, movies, and plenty more. As you’d expect for this time of year, there’s no shortage of deals to be found for the likes of smartphones, TVs, tablets, smartwatches, etc. The savings here are great, but these days, hardware is only as good as the software that’s on it. Google recently announced a heap of discounts that are now available on the Play Store, and there’s something here for just about everyone. For…

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Technology 

Beta JetBrains IDE moves Kotlin apps out of the JVM

JetBrains has made available the Kotlin/Native technology, which creates native binaries for Kotlin code so they can run without a Java virtual machine. A beta version of the CLion IDE allows Kotlin programs to be compiled directly to an executable machine-code format. Kotlin is a statically typed JavaScript language alternative that began on the JVM. But many platforms can’t run JVMs, restricting the use of Kotlin to JVM-friendly platforms like Android. The Kotlin/Native preview’s supported target platforms include MacOS, iOS, Ubuntu Linux, and Raspberry Pi. [ What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained….

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