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3 weeks ago

Plants vs. Zombies 2 goes back to the future ... the Far Future

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 - Far Future

Earlier this year we gave you some hints for how to best spend your time waiting for a new Plants vs. Zombies 2 level. Today, that wait is over.

Dave is heading into the future — the Far Future, to be exact. New levels. New zombies. New plants with which to fight them. And new Power Squares, which make strategy more important than ever. We won't spoil all the fun — just go download it. And we hope you saved up a key from your previous levels, otherwise the Far Future will cost you a few bucks to unlock.

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3 weeks ago

Get into a robot firefight with Epoch 2 for Android

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A most excellent 3D shooting game has found its way to Android recently called Epoch 2. Players control a badass robot through a desolate post-apocalyptic landscape in a mission to save the space princess.

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3 weeks ago

Gameloft releases Captain America: TWS to the Play Store, free-to-play for first 2 levels

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Gameloft is releasing another hit game title today, leveraging recent popularity with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The game is a comic-styled third-person shooter, letting you play as Captain America supported by a powerful S.H.I.E.L.D. Strike Team moving through a full campaign of protecting the world. You'll have full choice of your tactics, growing your Strike Team over time and making use of Captain America's skills, including the indestructible shield and Avenger support.

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3 weeks ago

Microsoft Office goes completely free for Android phones [Update: it's live]

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Microsoft Office

Office document viewing and editing on your phone now completely free — no subscription required

Update: The latest version of Office for Android is now in the Play Store, removing the requirement of an Office 365 subscription.

Original story: Alongside the much-awaited announcement of Office for the iPad, Microsoft dropped a bit of a bombshell today by making Office for Android completely free to use on phones. The app itself has always been free, but you needed to have a paid Office 365 subscription in order to make any use of it.

Now it's open to everyone so long as they're using an Android phone (or iPhone), giving you the ability to fully view and edit Microsoft Office documents without any restriction, just as you would expect on a Windows Phone. This is a pretty big step towards getting more folks interested in eventually paying for Office on the desktop, considering the ubiquity of Google Docs and the myriad of other office solutions on mobile devices.

We're still waiting for the update to go live in the Play Store (it just hit the Apple App Store moments ago), but once the latest build is up you will no longer need to log in with an Office 365-linked Microsoft account to edit. Keep your eyes on the Play Store at the link above.

Source: Microsoft

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3 weeks ago

Turn-based Star Wars: Assault Team now available in Google Play

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More Star Wars games are coming to mobile devices lately, and the most recent release is a turn-based game called Star Wars: Assault Team. The game is a card battle style layout, where each player will assemble a team and fight enemies, all set with the characters and scenes you know from the movie series. You'll move through a variety of missions, using each character's abilities to move through the levels. There's even a player-versus-player battle mode where you can go up against others online to win extra rewards.

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3 weeks ago

Lego Minifigures Online MMO bringing signature blockiness to Android this fall

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At GDC 2014, we scoped out a very exciting Lego game coming from Funcom. Unlike most of the mobile Lego games which latch onto a franchise like Batman or Harry Potter, this new multiplayer action game will cover the whole swath of classic Lego settings, like Pirate World, Medieval World, Space World, and lots more.

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3 weeks ago

Cerberus servers have a data leak, users advised to change password

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Users of the popular phone security app Cerberus are reporting a slightly disturbing email coming from the developers today. While Cerberus assures that no passwords were compromised — they are encrypted, of course — attackers did gain access to some usernames and passwords. If you're using Cerberus, you'll want to change out your password even if you don't get a letter. The full text follows after the break.

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3 weeks ago

Twitter rolling out updates to make photos 'more social'

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Twitter

Photo tagging and adding multiple pictures to a Tweet are coming soon

Twitter is pushing out a new update to their mobile apps for iOS and Android, and this time it's all about sharing pictures. With today's update you can tag up to 10 people in your images without wasting any of your 140 characters. Coming soon on Android, you'll also be able to attach up to four images to a single post.

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3 weeks ago

Experimental Google Play Music Chrome app brings drag and drop uploading and mini player

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There's a new entry in the Google Labs section of Google Play Music, and enabling it brings a whole new way to upload — and listen to — your own music. Read on to see a little more about it, and instructions for enabling it on your computer.

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3 weeks ago

Fitbit expands sync compatibility, now includes 44 devices

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Fitbit has expanded the sync capabilities of their wearable fitness trackers, and now 44 Android and iOS devices are fully supported. Devices that can wirelessly synchronize with Fitbit products require Bluetooth 4.0 on-board, but in the past even devices with the required hardware we not officially supported, and users were forced to try a reverse-engineering approach to get sync up and running. With today's news, that should no longer be an issue for folks with recent Android phones.

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