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20 min ago

The most evil game we've played this week

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Combine Flappy Bird and Threes (the iOS game that's been cloned a thousand times on iOS and Android but came to us as 2048), and this is what you get. Pure, unadulterated evil. And we love it.

Download: Flappy48

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25 min ago

Apple and Google settle with employees over antitrust no-hire case

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The giants of Silicon Valley have bowed to their employees and settled an antitrust case brought against them over back-room deals to not hire from each other. The settlement, first reported by Reuters, brings to an end a legal battle that could have cost Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe billions of dollars and dragged them publicly into court. The terms of the deal were no disclosed.

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Deal of the Day: Ballistic Shell Gel (SG) Series Case for LG G Flex

The Shell Gel (SG) Case from Ballistic utilizes multiple layers of protection that shields against some of the worst drops your device may encounter. Both the inner gel and textured plastic shell exterior work together to leave access to all the important ports and buttons of the device.

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1 hour ago

Hulu's app for Android now controls Hulu on your Xbox One and PlayStation

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Building on its Chromecast remote control support, Hulu Plus will now let you control video playback on your Xbox One, PS3 or PS4 from your Android device. Once your Hulu Plus app is updated on your console of choice, you'll notice that it will show up under the "cast" button menu just like a Chromecast, giving you more choices to watch your Hulu Plus content on the big screen.

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1 hour ago

Using the Motion Launch gestures on the HTC One M8

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By popular request from a few folks in the office, here's a quick look at how the Motion Launch gestures work on the HTC One M8. You'll see some helpful pop-ups for this when you first use the phone. If you want to turn the gestures off, go to Settings>Display and gestures>Motion Launch gestures.

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2 hours ago

Developers: take this survey, and get a chance to win a free Samsung Galaxy S5!

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Hey developers! If you have ten minutes to spare today and happen to want a new smartphone (who doesn't?), then we have something for you: The Developer Economics Survey. Brought to you by our friends at Vision Mobile, this quick survey focuses on developer questions around the things that are important to developers: platforms, frameworks, customers, and more.

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2 hours ago

Vic Gundotra, head of Google+, is leaving Google

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Vic Gundotra, the Google SVP of Engineering that brought Google+ to the world, is leaving the company. Gundotra took to his creation to publicly announce his departure in a post title "And Then". He thanked the Google leadership for their support over his 8 year tenure, as well as the Google+ team that he led:

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

He also said that he is "excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that." It seems he has something lined up, but what exactly, we're not sure.

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3 hours ago

Google Glass online orders are still apparently open

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Update: Aaaaaaand it's gone. Google's store is now marked as out of stock. TechCrunch got details.

Last week Google Glass ditched the invites and went on sale to anyone and everyone for just one day. That meant that whoever wanted to snag Glass could do so without any caveats, like having to sign up for the Explorer program or wait on an invite. While the Glass page is currently showing the program as closed once again, it appears that Glass may still be available for purchase directly from Google.

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4 hours ago

Verizon's HTC Droid DNA is now getting its KitKat update

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OK, all you patient Verizon Droid DNA owners. As promised, Android 4.4.2 KitKat is here. You'll actually get a couple of updates — the first is a mere 18MB — so you've got a few reboots ahead of you. Head into our Droid DNA forums for more.

Source: Droid DNA forums

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4 hours ago

This week's sidebar poll: Tablets - who's using one?

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We talk a lot about tablets here at Mobile Nations. The big four (Android, Apple, Blackberry and Windows) all have a tablet or tablets available, and while some may have been tossed aside others are all the rage. At least on the Internet, they are. Sales numbers and analysts aside tell us all manner of things, but as usual, I know the best way to find out what you guys and gals think or do is to just ask.

So that's what I'm doing this week. Are you part of the so-called post-PC generation, or do tablets just not offer anything you need? It's an interesting topic, as you can pick up a Chromebook for as little as $200 and some phones can do just about anything you can do on a tablet now. So tell us!

There's a poll on the front page, in the right-hand sidebar. You'll also find it below. Take a minute and share with us all.

Do you use a tablet?

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