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GIF-wrap your email with Giphy for Gmail

Next to the "send" option is the Giphy icon, which allows Gmail users to select and embed GIFs into messages. Photo: Giphy

Next to the “send” option is the Giphy icon, which allows Gmail users to select and embed GIFs into messages. Photo: Giphy

Email seems antique for modern communication, but Giphy freshens it up a bit with a new Chrome extension that makes it easy add animated GIFs to Gmail messages.

Just download the free Giphy for Gmail extension extension and you’ll see Giphy’s rainbow icon in your Gmail composition window. Click on the icon to search a handful of popular GIFs, then select one to be embed into your Gmail message.

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Google suspends Map Maker service after peeing prank

Google isn't happy about this. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Google isn’t happy about this. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Android lovers couldn’t have been more excited to see the Android bot peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps last month, but Google was far from pleased with the coverage. The company has now suspended the Map Maker service that allowed pranksters to create the image — and more more like it.

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Forget Apple Watch, this Android Wear device runs Mac OS

Photo: Corbin Davenport

Photo: Corbin Davenport

Released in 1987, the Macintosh II was a significant breakthrough for Apple, being the first Mac to boast color graphics. Now close to 30 years later, an enterprising fanboy has figured out how to squeeze a fully-functional version of Apple’s System 6 O.S. onto an Android Wear smartwatch.

And despite being completely impractical, it’s pretty darn cool!

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Nintendo promises five top-notch smartphone games by 2017

The first Nintendo game will land on smartphones this year.

The first Nintendo game will land on smartphones this year.

Nintendo will deliver its first smartphone game by the end of this year, and there will be four more to come by 2017, president Satoru Iwata has confirmed.

While they may not sound like a whole lot, Nintendo insists it will demonstrate its commitment to smartphones and tablets by delivering quality games that are supported long after their release dates.

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iPhone increases lead as most popular smartphone in U.S.

The battle between iOS and Android continues.

The battle between iOS and Android continues.

Apple widened its lead as the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States during the month of March, while Android cemented its position as the top smartphone platform, according to new data released by comScore.

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Google I/O schedule confirms Android M announcement

Google I/O is just weeks away. Photo: Google

Google I/O is just weeks away. Photo: Google

A description of a presentation planned for this year’s Google I/O developers conference all but confirms the unveiling of Android M, the next-generation Android upgrade.

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Pebble Time enters mass production as more features are unveiled

Pebble Time is prettier and more advanced than its predecessors. Photo: Pebble

Pebble Time is prettier and more advanced than its predecessors. Photo: Pebble

Good news, Pebble Time backers! Your brand new smartwatch has now entered mass production and is on track to begin shipping later this month. To get you even more excited for its arrival, Pebble is offering a sneak peek at more of the wearable’s new features and some details on what’s to come.

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Samsung rips off an Apple ad to show us how the S6 edge is made

Samsung's new ad is all too familiar for Apple fans. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s new ad is all too familiar for Apple fans. Photo: Samsung

Wondering how Samsung makes the Galaxy S6 edge’s curved glass display? Wonder no more, because the South Korean company reveals all in a brand new S6 edge ad that seems all too familiar to Apple fans.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 suffering from a major memory problem

Another problem for Samsung? Say it ain't so! Photo: Cult of Android

Another problem for Samsung? Say it ain’t so! Photo: Cult of Android

Oh, Samsung, can you ever catch a break?

Despite its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge receiving positive reviews, Samsung has admitted that some users of both handsets are experiencing serious memory issues — resulting in their devices running slowly, and apps crashing unexpectedly.

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Microsoft is bringing Android and iOS apps to Windows phones

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Android and iOS apps on Windows phones? Yup. Photo: Microsoft

More than four years after its debut, Windows Phone still has a native app problem. Microsoft has now accepted that’s not going to change anytime soon, so in an effort to attract new users to its platform, it’s going to allow them to run Android and iOS apps… sort of.

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