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1 month ago

Ask AC: What is HTC Cloudex?

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HTC Cloudex

There's no need to freak out about HTC's new 'cloud' gallery app — it's not uploading your food pics anywhere

We've had more than a few people ask us about a new notification that's popping up on HTC phones referencing a "Cloudex" application. It's sort of a clunky thing and not initially clear as to what it does. And given the (rightfully) sensitive state regarding personal data these days, we're not all that surprised that it's raising a few eyebrows.

So what is HTC Cloudex and why might you want it? The answer is pretty simple.

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1 month ago

Hotel Tonight introduces Bonus Rate and Rate Drop to get you the best possible last-minute deals

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Hotel Tonight, the app and service that offer up last-minute hotel deals near you at steep discounts, is announcing two new features today called Bonus Rate and Rate Drop. The two new offerings give Hotel Tonight hotel partners the opportunity to target users in specific locations to offer even steeper discounts — up to 40 percent off the normal rate — for booking close to the date you'll be staying.

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1 month ago

Snapchat Discover is like Snapchat Stories, but for publications

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Snapchat is launching a new Discover feature that is, in essence, Snapchat Stories but for online video and photo publications. Snapchat Discover brings together photos and videos from a variety of external sources, as well as Snapchat's own internal content.

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1 month ago

Sonos Controller beta update makes it even faster to move music around your home

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Wireless speaker company Sonos is launching a beta version of their Sonos Controller Android app with a number of new features, including a faster rooms menu and an improved tablet app. The beta app also includes some changes and improvements based on user feedback from previous versions of the Sonos Controller app.

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1 month ago

Plex update brings refreshed UI, new purchase model, casting from camera roll

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Media streaming service Plex dropped an update for its Android app today that brings a revamped UI along with the ability to cast from your camera roll to Plex clients and cast-enabled devices. Additionally, Plex has switched to offering in-app purchases to unlock features for new users in its app.

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1 month ago

AT&T makes another attempt to roll out its HTC M8 One update with Android 4.4.4

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AT&T has once again posted word that a new firmware update for its HTC One M8 is rolling out to its customers. AT&T attempted to issue the same update earlier this month but quickly pulled it from circulation.

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1 month ago

Facebook's testing a 'Lite' app for emerging markets

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Facebook has quietly launched a new and small version of its app called, appropriately enough, Facebook Lite. However, the app has been made and is currently only available, for a few emerging markets and is targeting low-end Android devices that are stuck on slower 2G networks where bandwidth conservation is a priority.

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1 month ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Android Device Manager, StarWatch Watch Face, SyFy Sync and more

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Apps of the week

More great applications to install and try

Happy app-day Sunday, everyone. We're back with another list of applications we want to tell you about, because we think they're pretty darn great and think you will like them, too. We do this because we know how hard it can be to find the best apps when you have well over 1,000,000 of them to dig through.

And as always, we want you to join in the fun. This isn't just for us to talk about the apps we like, it's a place where you can share your favorites with everyone, too. Check out our picks, then dive into the comments and share yours. We're all reading, and always looking out for the best of the best to install on our phones and tablets.

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1 month ago

MakerBot Mobile for Android brings 3D printing to your phone

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MakerBot has released its official app for Android on Google Play. MakerBot Mobile adds convenience to the 3D printing process. You'll be able to access designs from your MakerBot Cloud library, or download designs from the MakerBot Thingiverse and print them wirelessly from the app.

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1 month ago

The six best podcast apps for Android

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Podcast apps

Get the very best podcast experience with these 6 great apps

While we usually think of our mobile devices as great for music listening of all kinds, increasingly our Android phones and tablets are being used for listening to podcasts. We produce a bunch of them here at Mobile Nations, and the popularity and scale of the podcast continues to grow. But just as is the case with music player apps, not all podcast players are created equally.

Thankfully Android is blessed with a strong selection of podcast apps to choose from, but there are some more worth your time – and money – than others. So, head on past the break to see the top podcast apps for Android. And once you've chosen, why not subscribe to the Android Central podcast and join us each week for a listen!

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1 month ago

Goat Simulator brings a new map, more goats in latest update

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Attention fans of ridiculously buggy, yet hilariously wacky simulator games featuring barnyard animals: Goat Simulator for Android has picked up an update today. Coming along for the ride are a new map and, perhaps most importantly, "pigs that are stuck."

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1 month ago

Twitter launches tweet translations for mobile apps and web

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Twitter has announced today that it has enabled tweet translation, powered by Bing, on both its official Android app, as well as on the web. The feature was previously available on TweetDeck, and has been tested off and on for a while now.

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1 month ago

Second episode of Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' series debuts Feb. 5

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The second episode of Telltale Games' six-part adventure game based on the Game of Thrones TV series from HBO makes its Android debut February 5 on the Google Play Store. The second episode is titled "The Lost Lords" and Telltale is getting fans of the fantasy series pumped for its release with a new trailer.

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1 month ago

Dragon Quest V journeys onto the Play Store

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Square Enix is continuing its march of porting old-school role-playing games to Android with the release of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. Controls have been optimized for mobile, while maintaining the game's distinct graphics. Inside you'll find a classic tale of power, love, and freedom spanning many years. If this kind of thing is your bag, be sure to check out our recently-updated best Android RPGs round-up.

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1 month ago

Latest update to Subway Surfers takes you to Seoul

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While there are a variety of endless runners available today, Subway Surfers was one of the first games that got the genre going. The game is updated on a regular basis, with every update bringing a different location and a new theme. This time around, it's Seoul, and although the game highlighted the city before, this update features a different theme.

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