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1 month ago

Subway Surfers travel to Las Vegas in the game's latest update

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The popular endless-running game Subway Surfers received an update today in the Google Play Store that sees the World Tour heading to the lights and sounds of Las Vegas. That also means some new contests, themes and unlockable content to try out.

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1 month ago

Google Play Music knows when you've made bad choices

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Alex made poor choices

We're not sure exactly what Alex did on New Year's Eve, but we're pretty sure Google Play Music didn't approve.

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1 month ago

Have a happy Hangouts New Year

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If you type "lmao" you get an animated laughing Google Hangouts emoji blob, and now to celebrate the new year, the words "Happy New Year" gets you a celebrating fox, duck, and fireworks. Google believes in the small touches that sometimes make the biggest difference. Have a Happy New Year folks, be safe, and don't spam your Hangouts contacts with "Happy New Year" just so you can get a little animated fox in a top hat and a duck with a bugle.

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2 months ago

Twitter has a new advertising channel: your following list

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No matter your school of thought on how you use Twitter, the list of people you follow now includes advertising. The first customer: MasterCard. On the web, and in the official Twitter apps for iPhone and Android, you'll find that you, and everybody else, have MasterCard as a promoted entry in your Following list.

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2 months ago

Samsung launches Milk VR app in 'technical preview' to boost content offerings on Gear VR

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The Gear VR is a neat gadget to accompany the Note 4, but the amount of content available for the face-mounted phone holder has been in question. Samsung is taking a big step to fight that notion today with the launch of Milk VR, an app to deliver even more virtual reality content to the Gear VR.

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2 months ago

China blocks access to Gmail through apps

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Access to the Gmail website has been blocked for some time in China, but now the Chinese government is also blocking access to Gmail through apps. The block affects not just the official Gmail apps, but also accessing Gmail through third-party apps.

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2 months ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Evil Apples, DeviantArt, Xbox 360 SmartGlass and more

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Apps of the week

You need to check out these apps

Whether you just got your Android as a holiday gift, or you've been using one for years, you need some great apps to allow it to be all it can be. That's where we can help.

We live and breath Android and Android apps. When we find one we want to recommend, we share them right here, every week. These are the apps we love to use, and think you should try for yourself. Of course, we want to hear what apps you find indispensable, too. Shout out in the comments with any apps you think are worth a closer look.

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2 months ago

Phil's favorite apps of 2014

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Phil's favorite apps of 2014

Two ways to look at the apps that I can't live without, seeing as how they don't really change much from year to year. One is that I'm just a crabby old dude stuck in my ways. The other is that I've found a bunch of apps that work well for me, and so why fix it if it ain't broken? I see so many slick home screens out there. But I've kept mine pretty much the same for I don't know how long.

Maybe things will change in 2015. Maybe they won't.

But for now, these are just a few of the apps that I can't live without. The ones that get me through work at home, and work on the road.

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2 months ago

Richard's favorite Android apps of 2014

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Richard's best apps

What I've been using the most this past year

We're coming to the end of another fantastic 12 months in the Android world, and as is often the case the end of the year brings about a retrospective look at what has been before. That's true of each of the Android Central staffers, and we're taking it in turns to talk about what we've been using this year to help us make it through the day.

In 2014 I had a real productivity kick, trying to get my Android devices working for me to make me get more done. As such the apps I've used the most are the ones that helped me to achieve that goal. But play time hasn't been totally forgotten.

These are my most used apps from the past 12 months. And they're not going anywhere soon. Let's get into it!

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2 months ago

HTC Gallery update adds cloud viewing support and Face Fusion photo editor

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HTC has released an update to its HTC Gallery app in the Google Play Store that adds a number of new features to the photo application, including a way to view photos and videos on the cloud and a new Face Fusion editor.

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2 months ago

Ara's favorite Android apps of 2014

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It's been a big year for me. I got a job at a TV station, I started writing on Google+, I got noticed and hired by Phil, and I've been cutting my teeth here writing about Tasker, social media, and Google.

A year ago, I thought Chromebooks were a joke, and now it's my second favorite computer — after my Moto X, of course — so it's safe to say a lot's changed for me tech-wise over the course of the year. Nowhere is this more true than in my favorite apps for the year, which have expanded the ways I use my phone and the aspects I appreciate.

And here they are.

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2 months ago

Up to $220 worth of apps are now free via Amazon's Appstore Christmas bundle

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Amazon's holiday Appstore promotion is now live, and includes over $220 worth of apps that are being given away for free. The highlights from the giveaway include apps like Plex and Fleksy Keyboard, and games such as Angry Birds Space, Colin McRae Rally, Worms 3, Cogs and more.

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2 months ago

Google Play Store has lots of music albums on sale for the end of 2014

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Music lovers who also own Android and iOS devices should be happy that the Google Play Store is currently running a sale for the end of 2014. It has some deep discounts on a bunch of albums, a couple of which are just $1.99 each.

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2 months ago

Alex's favorite Android apps of 2014

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Best Android apps

My favorite Android apps of the past year

In 2014 Android expanded its reach considerably. Phones like the Moto G and Android One pushed the OS into more hands in developing countries. Android Wear officially put Google on our wrists for the first time. And larger devices like the the Nexus 6 and Galaxy Note 4 gave buyers a broad new canvas for their apps. The fact that Android is now almost everywhere means the selection of Android apps is greater than ever, and sometimes it can be a little tough to tell what's really worth buying and downloading.

So as we do every year, we're rounding off 2014 with a look at our favorite stuff from the past year. This time it's my turn to share my Android app picks — head past the break for five of the top apps I've been using in 2014.

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2 months ago

Temple Run VR brings first person endless running to the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

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Classic endless runner Temple Run has made its way to the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition with the release of Temple Run VR. In the latest from Imangi Studios, you'll run through an Arctic wilderness avoiding enemies in one of the Gear VR's first games. This game brings the Temple Run action into the first-person perspective for the first time in the series.

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