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1 month ago

You can now order from Amazon with your Android Wear smartwatch

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Shopping for stuff at Amazon just got a new wrinkle with the latest update to the Android Amazon app. Not only does it support the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, it also includes an Android Wear app for buying things directly from a supported smartwatch.

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1 month ago

Nokia Z Launcher hits open beta, now available for all to download

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Nokia announced its first Android tablet today, but the company has also been working on its Z Launcher for Google's OS, which is now available for everyone. The launcher itself has just hit open beta with an update to include some improvements before being shipped out to compatible Android smartphones.

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1 month ago

SwiftKey launches three new Material Design themes, bundles them in a pack

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After launching two Material Design-inspired keyboards called Material Dark and Material Light last month, SwiftKey is now rolling out a theme pack that features three new color variants. There's also minimal versions of Material Dark and Material Light on offer.

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1 month ago

Google Play Services 6.5 brings some nifty new features to your favorite Google apps

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Google has announced today that it will soon be rolling out Google Play services 6.5, bringing some snazzy new features to Google Maps, Drive, Wallet and Fit for developers using those tools in their apps.

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1 month ago

You can now send money to your friends through Snapchat

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Have you ever found yourself wishing you could instantly send cash to your friends with the same service you use to send ephemeral pictures? Well you're in luck because Snapchat has announced a new feature today called 'Snapcash.' The new service will allow you to instantly send money to your friends by simply entering the dollar amount into a message on Snapchat and tapping the send button.

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1 month ago

Google Keep adds Material Design and note sharing

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A new update for Google Keep is rolling out that brings that snazzy new Material Design to the note app. Keep also now lets you share notes with others, letting you collaborate on things like grocery lists and work projects.

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1 month ago

Super! is a new quasi-social network built around caption-prompted photos

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In case you didn't think you had a reason for another photo-oriented social network on your Android smartphone (hello, Instagram, Imugr, 500px, et al), there's a new one from serial entrepreneur and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone: Super!

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1 month ago

Target's Android app will map out in-store Black Friday deals next week

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Target is getting ready for Black Friday 2014 with an upcoming Android app update in the Google Play Store that will enable customers to view in-store maps with the locations of all of their major sales items during that massive holiday purchasing event.

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1 month ago

Tilt 2 Live: Gauntlet's Revenge gives you all the tilting action you could want

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Tilt 2 Live: Gauntlet's Revenge is the latest tilt obstacle game from One Man Left. The game uses the accelerometer in your device to let you navigate levels, dodging obstacles and hazards, and enemies along the way, and you can calibrate the controls to fit your style.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 17

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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 month ago

AC editors' apps of the week: iMDB, HERE Maps, Todoist and more

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apps of the week

It is the time of the week when we share some of our favorite applications. These are the apps we find ourselves using right now, and the ones we want to recommend that everyone try. This week, we have a couple beta apps that are worth installing, and some old favorites that have seen great updates.

We also want to hear about your favorite apps, so use the comments to let everyone know about the apps you think are the best and we all should try. It's application discovery at its finest when we all work together!

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1 month ago

Razer launches Android apps for its still unreleased Nabu smartband

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The long awaited Razer Nabu smartband recently passed inspection by the FCC and now Nabu mobile apps made for Android, iOS and Windows Phone have all been published ahead of the device's official launch.

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1 month ago

Best Android apps of the week: Puzzles of Sequels

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XCOM Enemy Within on an NVIDIA Shield

It's Saturday, which means it's time to warm up your nearest Android device for some great new Google Play Store apps and games. We're taking a look at a few sequels that were released this week and trying to figure out if the changes added enough to keep them exciting, while still retaining the original's appeal. Candy Crush Soda Saga, TwoDots, and XCOM: Enemy Within all have a little something different to offer.

We're still playing around with our weekly app round-up format, so please do leave some feedback and let us know what you think and what you'd like to see.

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1 month ago

Motorola Spotlight Player grabs new animated story in 'Duet'

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Motorola's interactive story telling app, Motorola Spotlight Player, got an update today, and its a pretty cool one at that. The update brings along a new animated story titled 'Duet' that was created in collaboration with former Disney animator, Glen Keane.

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1 month ago

Snapchat is clamping down on third-party apps, threatens to lock accounts

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Snapchat has a had a rough few weeks in terms of security. People's photos were allegedly stolen and posted online recently through the use of a third-party apps. Those apps used reversed-engineered APIs to access the service, which creates a significant vulnerability in account security.

Now, the company appears to be taking a hardline against the practice by sending out emails to those who have been utilizing third-party apps.

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