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Bump gets acquired by Google

Popular file transfer application Bump has been acquired by Google. Bump allows two users to transfer contacts, photos, and other files between phones by physically bumping the two devices together.

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Apple producing new iPhones before Google can produce All Access for iOS

Back in May at D11, Google's SVP of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, announced that Mountain View's new music product, All Access, would be heading to iOS. We're now over three months further down the road, and yet still no sign. Since the 'announcement' Apple has thrown WWDC, and has produced new iPhones to release. That's how long we've been waiting. So, where is it?

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Vector 9: Ben Thompson on Microsoft's mobile dilemma

Ben Thompson of stratēchery joins Rene to talk about Microsoft in a post-Ballmer mobile market, the IBM analogy, whether they need to be more like Apple, and why Google and Samsung were so damn smart. Also: Nokia sale!

Note: This was originally supposed to be next week's episode of Vector, but due to Microsoft buying Nokia, we decided to fast-track. (It's especially interesting given Thompson, until recently, worked at Microsoft on the Windows 8 apps team, and previously interned at Apple on the Apple University project.)

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How to add a label to a message in the Gmail for iOS app

If you use Gmail and have labels set up for sorting messages, you can easily access them directly from your iPhone and iPad too. Not only do labels show up so you can view messages tagged with them, but you can add existing labels to new messages right from the app.

Here's how:

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How to access open booksmarks on other devices with Chrome for iOS

Chrome for both iPhone and iPad tie into your Google Account and not only syncs bookmarks across any device you may need them on, but can also track open browser tabs on any device you're signed into your Google account through Chrome with. This can be a huge time saver if you have a webpage open on your desktop or iPad and need it on your iPhone, or vice versa. No need to type URLs, just pull up the open tab.

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How to add multiple mail accounts to Gmail for iOS

If all your email accounts happen to be Gmail accounts, the Gmail app for iOS is a great alternative email client for your iPhone or iPad if you aren't happy with the native one. You can even add multiple Gmail accounts to the Gmail app.

Here's how:

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Set up your Chromecast on your iPhone and iPad with new official app

When Google launched the Chromecast, we knew from the outset that it was iOS compatible, but until now we've had to use our computers to set up the $35 dongle. That need not be the only way any more, as Google has now launched an official Chromecast app into the App Store allowing us the same privilege our Android using friends have been afforded, in that we can now set it up from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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How to sign into your Google account with Chrome for iOS

If you don't particularly care for the native Safari app when it comes to web browsing on your iPhone or iPad, you may want to give Chrome a try. if you use Chrome on your desktop, you can even sign into your Google account in order to sync your bookmarks and other browsing data between devices.

Here's how to sign in:

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Google login now unified between YouTube and Adsense iOS apps

With the release of the version 2.0 update for YouTube, Google it seems has slipped something in with perhaps more far reaching connotations; unified logins. Anyone who has both the latest YouTube app and the Google Adsense app for iOS can now log in to one of the apps, and find their account ready to go on the other.

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Vector 6: Ben Bajarin on Amazon vs. Apple vs. Google vs. Samsung

Ben Bajarin of Tech.pinions talks to Rene about Amazon, Apple, Google, and Samsung, their differences and similarities not only in business models but in philosophies, and their relative positions both in North America and internationally.

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