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1 month ago

Atari releases a gamified fitness app to get you off the couch

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Atari announced the launch of Atari Fit for iOS and Android. Available now, Atari Fit incentivizes device owners to get fit while earning points to unlock games.

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1 month ago

Amazon Appstore turns 4 years old, offers $105 in paid apps for free to celebrate

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To celebrate the Appstore turning 4 years old Amazon has made 34 paid apps free for a limited time.

Amazon's latest giveaway in the Amazon Appstore includes $105 of paid content for free now through March 21. Titles in this promotion include Cut the Rope, World of Goo, EasyTether and many more.

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1 month ago

HBO GO comes to the Amazon Fire TV Stick

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For those of you rocking one of Amazon's Fire TV Sticks, today may be your lucky day. HBO GO has finally made its way to the streaming dongle.

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1 month ago

Google Docs for Android updated with full-screen document review

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Google Docs for Android grabbed an update today that brings a couple of new features that make it easier to review a document before you dive in to make edits.

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1 month ago

HTC puts even more fun into its M8 and M9 Dot View Cases

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HTC in the past few days has released a few new Android apps ahead of the global release of the HTC One M9, and it's updated a number of its current apps for it and the HTC One M8 as well. Leading the way is the addition of three new features for the Dot View Case.

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1 month ago

Opera Software and Gameloft partner to bring games to emerging markets

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Emerging markets have been a target for many Android manufacturers, and today Gameloft and Opera Software have partnered to continue the push on the software side.

Mobile browser company Opera Software and popular game publisher Gameloft have announced a new partnership that will allow distribution of games to devices in emerging markets. The new partnership will put Gameloft titles in the Opera Mobile Store which currently has around 300,000 apps and games already available and supports 7,500 different devices from feature phones to smartphones.

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1 month ago

Outlook Preview for Android update lets you sync address books and more

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Microsoft has released a big update to its Outlook email app for Android devices, adding in a number of new features including a way for the user to sync their address books.

Microsoft first released the Outlook Android preview in late January, and this 1.1 update includes a solid list of new features and improvements.

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1 month ago

Facebook announces payment services through Messenger

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Facebook has announced a new feature for its Messenger app that will allow users to send and receive money from their friends.

While the code for the payments feature was first discovered in October, today is the day that Facebook decided to turn the switch on the service. People who want to send money in the Messenger app simply start a chat with the designated person, then press the "$" icon and type in the amount of money they want to send.

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1 month ago

Autodesk launches Tinkerplay App in hopes of making 3D design and printing fun

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Tinkerplay, a new free app from Autodesk, hopes to make 3D printing and designing a little more fun.

3D printing is becoming more and more popular, and our own Russell Holly has been having quite a good time with it, but designing and printing isn't for everyone. The folks at Autodesk have just released a new app for Android, iOS and even Windows Phone that they hope will make the experience much easier.

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1 month ago

New Android 5.1 build LMY47E available for Nexus 6

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A new Android 5.1 build adds updated radio firmware and other under-the-hood changes.

Just a week after Android 5.1 first became available for the Nexus 6, Google has pushed out an updated factory image for that device. It's still Android 5.1, but with an updated build number — LMY47E, up from the older LMY47D. So what does that extra letter get you?

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1 month ago

Google Now finally allows voice commands to 'Send a Hangouts Message'

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It is finally possible to send message in Hangouts using Google Now voice commands.

Gone are the days of having to pick up your phone and actually type a message to your friends on Hangouts; now you can simply use Google Now to send it. All you have to do is launch Google Now then say "send a Hangouts message." It will then ask who you want to send to and what you want the message to say, then confirm that you want to send it.

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1 month ago

Rhapsody will now let you share full songs on Twitter

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Rhapsody has announced a partnership with Twitter to allow users to share full songs from the music service using Twitter Cards.

The full Rhapsody catalog, some 34 million songs, is available for sharing. Users will be able to listen to a song from Rhapsody without leaving the Twitter app.

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1 month ago

Adobe gets its docs ducks in a row with Document Cloud

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Adobe Acrobat DC

Acrobat DC apps for Android and iOS (and with easy syncing for Windows access)

Adobe may have invented the portable document format — that'd the venerable PDF, boys and girls — but for whatever reason its "Acrobat" suite never really had much to do with consumers, and even for biz types it often was easier just to print, sign, scan and send. That ends today with the announcement of Document Cloud, which brings forth Google Drive-like syncing capabilities and the mobile document power we've seen from Samsung.

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1 month ago

Gallery or Photos for Android, which should you use?

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Choices, choices, choices. Gallery apps give us plenty of choices.

Gallery apps are something most of us take for granted.

Google has shipped Google+ Photos as the only gallery app on Nexus phones, but for the most part your phone still comes with both Photos and a gallery app from your manufacturer. Some might see this as bloatware, but there are things that Photos does well. There are also things that are easier (and maybe better) done in a more traditional Gallery.

So, which one should you be using?

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1 month ago

New boot animation shown off for Cyanogen OS

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The team over at Cyanogen has been hard at work creating an alternate Android, and they have just shown off the new boot animation that will come along with Cyanogen OS going forward.

Along with baking in a new email client in Cyanogen OS 12 the team has created an all new boot animation. The new animation goes for a clean and simple approach instead of a flashy one like we have seen in the past.

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