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4 weeks ago

Kingdom Rush: Origins takes the series back in time

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Kingdom Rush: Origins, the latest installment in the Kingdom Rush series of games, is now available on Android. The tower defense game adds new locations, new troops, and of course, new towers. As the name suggests, Origins takes place before the events of the first two games.

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4 weeks ago

Google launches its search app for Android TV with voice support

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Owners of smart televisions with Android TV can now download a version of Google's Search app made especially for the operating system. The app allows users to search for content using their voice, among other features.

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4 weeks ago

Square launches worldwide support for its Android Register app

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Square has expanded the reach of its Register software for Android worldwide. It announced today that the app is now available in the Google Play Store "even in countries without integrated Square processing." It can now also accept payments from 130 different currencies.

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4 weeks ago

Endomondo adds Pebble support and more in latest update

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Workout tracking app Endomondo has been updated, adding support for the Pebble smartwatch. Pebble support lets you keep track of your workouts right from your wrist.

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4 weeks ago

YouTube Music Key service reportedly starts its private beta test

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Google's previously announced YouTube Music Key has reportedly begun its private beta test, allowing its first invites to check out the early features for this latest music-themed subscription service.

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4 weeks ago

SwiftKey update boosts performance, adds a dozen new languages

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SwiftKey for Android

Keyboard launches, closes more quickly; more Indian languages added

SwiftKey today announced a pretty significant update to its Android keyboard application, focusing on a number of back-end improvements.

The keyboard now appears on screen between 15 percent and 20 percent faster, SwiftKey writes in a blog post. It'll then disappear between 20 percent and 30 percent faster, and switching between fields has seen performance improvements of up to 50 percent. The actual act of typing has gotten a bit of a tune-up as well, seeing improvements between 10 percent and 18 percent.

"This is the big performance update that I think people have been really waiting for," SwiftKey CMO Joe Braidwood told Android Central.

In addition, SwiftKey has added 11 new Indian languages and one for Sri Lanka. They include: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali and Sinhala. That makes 81 languages supported by the keyboard, which has been installed more than 10 million times in Google Play alone and was introduced on iOS earlier this year.

The free update is available today in Google Play.

More: SwiftKey blog

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4 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 20

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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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4 weeks ago

Amazon Fire users get free access to new Washington Post app

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Amazon is launching a new app specifically for its Fire tablet owners that gives them six months of free access to stories from the Washington Post. The newspaper was acquired by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in 2013 for $250 million.

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4 weeks ago

Rock and sock some robots in Ironkill

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The movie Real Steel might have been fairly forgettable, but the two mobile games based on it have enjoyed a fair little following. The team leads from the mobile Reel Steel and Total Recall titles have left Reliance Entertainment in order to form their own studio, Play Motion. And Play Motion's first game sticks with what they know: robots punching other robots.

Ironkill has just launched on Android and iOS as a free to play title. Players can collect and upgrade a wide assortment of stylized robots, and then journey across a post-apocalyptic map to battle it out against other robot trainers. With solid graphics and simple controls, Ironkill promises plenty of fun robot-on-robot violence.

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4 weeks ago

Withings updates its Health Mate app with a new Material Design look and more

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Withings, the maker of fitness smartbands such as the recently-released Pulse O2 has updated its Health Mate app, which not only supports Android 5.0 Lollipop but also has a new user interface inspired by Lollipop's Material Design. The app even throws in some new features as well.

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4 weeks ago

Amazon starts shipping its Fire TV Stick to early buyers

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Amazon has launched its first shipments of its recently announced Fire TV Stick dongle, but the early birds who jumped first to get the $39 device are the lucky ones. Amazon's listing of the Fire TV Stick shows they won't get anymore in stock until at least January 15.

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4 weeks ago

Here's what HTC Sense looks like with Android 5.0 Lollipop

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A few screenshots have leaked of an unreleased version of HTC Sense running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. What's particularly noteworthy here is the redesigned notification tray and Lollipop-style multitasking view. These screens are from Sense 6.0 running on the HTC One M8.

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4 weeks ago

Barnes and Noble launches new Nook app with free audiobook offer

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Bookseller Barnes and Noble is trying to revamp its Nook brand with a new app that will allow users to purchase and download selections from a large library of audiobooks. The app now available in the Google Play Store with an offer of two free audiobooks from a select list of titles.

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4 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 19

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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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4 weeks ago

Samsung's new Milk Video app helps users discover viral content

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Samsung has launched a new app and service called Milk Video, which it says will make "it easier than ever to find and share the best and most talked about online videos." At the moment the app is only available in the US and can be used by a select number of Samsung's Galaxy devices,

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