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Samsung will reportedly shut down its ChatOn messaging service [Update: Or not?]

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Update: The Verge has now received a statement from Samsung saying, "the recent rumors concerning ChatOn have been false, as ChatOn will continue to be offered to consumers worldwide."

Original story: As part of Samsung's overall restructuring plans that were revealed earlier this week, a new report says that the company will shut down its ChatOn messaging service.

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1 hour ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 26

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

If you're in the market, we've got a bunch of great Black Friday deals here. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

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1 hour ago

Pastry Paradise rolls out some puzzle fun on Android

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Gameloft has released a new puzzle game for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Titled Pastry Paradise, the game tasks players with matching three (or more) tasty items on a board to clear them and earn points. However, there are a few differences between Pastry Paradise and other titles in the genre. The use of diagonal swipes, cakes and other lovely treats, as well as boosters and bake-offs help keep players entertained.

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3 hours ago

Cuba can now access free apps on Google Play along with Google Analytics

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Following the launch of Google's Chrome browser in Cuba earlier this year, the company has announced that residents in that country can now download free apps and games on the Google Play Store for the first time, along with the free version of its Google Analytics service.

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7 hours ago

Dropbox's integration with Office is complete, you can now edit docs on the fly

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The Dropbox team have announced a handy new feature inside their official apps for Android and iOS. With Microsoft Office documents open for viewing, it's now possible to hit the edit button to launch the installed Office suite for a more feature-rich editing experience. Once all changes have been saved everything is automatically saved to the cloud, thanks to both parties working on support bridges between the two services.

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18 hours ago

Skype update lets you multitask with picture-in-picture support

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Skype for Android has been updated with some notable additions. If you're a multitasker, Skype will now let you continue your video calls when you leave the app with picture-in-picture support for both phones and tablets. Additionally, you can also receive photos when they are sent from iPhone users on the service. Chats will load faster, and Hindu support joins the list of new features.

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22 hours ago

This poor Jurassic World employee wearing a Galaxy Gear is about to be eaten by a dinosaur

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It's been 22 years since Jurassic Park hit theaters and forever changed cinema, and today we've got our first glimpse at the fourth installment of the franchise: Jurassic World. Taking us back to Isla Nublar, the island where the first movie was set (not the "Site B" of the less two sequels), Jurassic World imagines a world where Jurassic Park eventually became a functional theme park. One where at least one employee has some sort of tracking app installed on his first-generation Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. No word on if it's running Tizen or not. All we can really surmise is that Mr. Galaxy Gear is not long for this world.

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23 hours ago

America's Funniest Home Videos app updated with Kids Mode, GIF creation and more

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If you love to watch and laugh at videos of ordinary people getting in wacky accidents, then you are likely a fan of ABC's long running series America's Funniest Home Videos. The show's official Android app got updated this week in the Google Play Store with a number of new features, including a Kids Mode.

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23 hours ago

Pinterest app updated with a new design and more

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The Pinterest Android app has a new design for its many users to check out, thanks to its just released version 4.0 update that also has some under-the-hood performance improvements.

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1 day ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 25

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

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1 day ago

Samsung gets hit with a trademark lawsuit from Milk Studios over Milk Music app

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Samsung got served with a trademark lawsuit this week from Milk Studios, a photography and multimedia company. It claims Samsung violated its trademarks when it named its music streaming service Milk Music.

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1 day ago

Media Browser for Android updated with Connect support

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The Media Browser team have announced an update for Android that brings the same features offered by the recent Windows Phone build. This latest release introduces support for Media Browser Connect, offering easier access to home servers without having to mess around with IP addresses. Not only is it now more convenient to access owned servers, but the team have also made it so server owners can easily share access with others.

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1 day ago

Twitter's new search API closed to third-party apps

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Remember that fancy new feature that allows you to search every tweet ever posted that Twitter announced last week? Well if you're one of the many users of third-party Twitter apps, prepare to be disappointed: Twitter's new search API won't be open to third-party clients, much to the frustration of developers.

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1 day ago

The latest Humble Mobile Bundle for Android centers on Crescent Moon Games

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The latest Humble Mobile Bundle collection offers up a bunch of Android games under the "pay what you want" model. However, this one has a couple of extra wrinkles. One is that it centers on titles published by Crescent Moon Games. The other is that even more games will be added to the bundle when it reaches certain monetary goals.

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1 day ago

Design a theme for Cyanogen, win a phone

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The recently-launched Cyanogen Theme Showcase is searching for more themes, and they're turning to the community in contest form to get things rolling. The "Themes Design Challenge" invites users to create and submit themes using the web-based Cyanogen Themes Studio. But why would you do this? You could merely because you want to, or you could because Cyanogen will have a panel of judges picking the three best submitted and awarding them prizes.

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