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2 months ago

T-Mobile offers its customers a free season pass to MLB at Bat 15

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T-Mobile customers will get MLB at Bat 2015 free again, thanks to T-Mobile being the official wireless partner of the MLB.

For the past couple of years T-Mobile has offered its customers a free season of MLB at Bat, and they are back with the same this year. Beginning on May 1, T-Mobile customers can download the MLB at Bat 15 app on their devices and receive a free season pass, a $19.99 value.

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2 months ago

Airbnb finally optimized for Android tablets with magazine-like interface

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Airbnb announced a pretty big update for its Android app today that finally optimizes the app's interface for bigger screens.

In its announcement, Airbnb says that it took a magazine-like approach to developing the UI for tablets, with large images taking center stage.

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2 months ago

Evernote introduces new pricing structure with three tiers

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Popular note-taking service Evernote announced a new pricing structure today, splitting the service into three tiers: one free and two paid.

While Evernote previously had only a single paid tier, the company says that they were driven to split the service into two paid tiers, Evernote Plus and Evernote Premium, to provide more options for customers.

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2 months ago

Project Fi app lands in Google Play, reminds us we can't use it yet

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Another Google app lands in the Play Store, and it just teases a Project Fi future.

We're now a full week out from the announcement of Project Fi, and Google has just put the Project Fi app in the Play Store for us to drool over. And while Google has yet to send out any invitations to use the service, you can now download the Project Fi app to your phone — though there's not much reason to just yet.

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2 months ago

Chrome browser developer channel now available for Android

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Chrome dev for Android

For those who like to live on the bleeding edge when it comes to software, Google has announced the Chrome developer channel for Android. It's a seperate install from Chrome (stable) or the Chrome beta channel, and can run along side both or either. Pretty much like the desktop version(s) of Chrome in that regard.

Chrome dev will be a way to try out experimental features and give feedback on them. It will also be much more prone to breakage, and the whole affair will be unpolished and often an unpleasant experience. Just what some of us like!

Grab it from the Google Play link above.

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2 months ago

Inside TouchWiz themes on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Samsung's first step into the theming world is a lot of fun, but it needs to open up to the creators of the world ASAP.

Themes are apparently going to be a big deal this year, and with the popularity of the Galaxy lineup you can be sure Samsung's offerings are going to be a big part of that. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge launched with a new Theme engine and Theme Store baked right into TouchWiz, and with that comes the ability to make Samsung's frequently whined about UI look like just about anything. It's new, fun, and even though there are some issues with a couple of the themes the platform as a whole seems to work well.

Lets kick the tires together and see what your options are. Whether you're a theming pro or you've just stumbled across the setting on your phone for the first time, there's something here for everyone.

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2 months ago

SwiftKey updates Clarity Keyboard Beta with fix for crashes on Samsung devices, more

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Swiftkey has updated its recently-released Clarity Keyboard Beta today with some fixes for a couple of particularly nasty bugs.

The specific bugs addressed by SwiftKey in this update relate to crashing that would occur on startup when using the keyboard on Samsung devices, as well as a particularly annoying bug that would cause all of the keys to stack up on one another.

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2 months ago

Google Play Services 7.3 allows you to connect multiple wearables to a single device and more

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Google Play Services have been updated to version 7.3, bringing some great improvements like the ability to connect multiple wearables at the same time.

Version 7.3 of Google Play Services brings some great new feature additions for developers to take advantage of. Included in this update is the ability to connect more than one wearable to a device at a time, as well as some additions to Google Fit.

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2 months ago

Google Now gets integration with 70 more third-party apps

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Google has announced that they have 70 new partners who have added Google Now integration into their third-party apps.

Back in January, Google announced that 40 third-party apps added Google Now integration, and now they are adding another 70 to the collection. With the addition of these 70 new integrations, Google Now becomes an even more robust and useful service.

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2 months ago

These are the digital Galaxy Gifts included with Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

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Samsung is continuing its tradition of bundling freebies with its flagship smartphones under the Galaxy Gifts promotion. This time around, there's over $500 worth of content on offer for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge owners.

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2 months ago

Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 brings The Avengers to Android

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3.4GB of Avengers, Guardians, Big Hero 6, and Tron on your smartphone or tablet.

The Toys to Life category of gaming has been growing at an incredible rate over the last two years, and Disney Infinity has been a big part of that. With the release of Disney Infinity 2.0, the game took a turn from clever collectible franchise with a personal design element to an entire universe of mingames and subplots featuring characters from all across the Disney IP. As if it wasn't already cool to have Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy, Elsa from Frozen, and Vanellope from Wreck-it Ralph all running around the same world on your television, the Toy Box experience has now made its way to Android.

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2 months ago

Where's the Weather app on the Galaxy S6?

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Samsung will happily show you the weather all over the Galaxy S6, but there's no icon in the app drawer.

While you may have a favorite weather app to turn to for what is happening near you, a lot of folks rely on whatever app is handy. For some that means the weather notifications through Google Now are perfect, while others rely on that quick glance baked into their favorite clock widget. Like most Android phones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge offers a clock widget with weather built in that pops up as soon as you hit the home screen for the first time. This same weather information is available on the lock screen, as well as the Information Stream on the Galaxy S6 edge. It's powered by Accuweather, and works reasonably well for offering up a quick glance at your current weather.

The only thing missing is the actual app. At least, that's how you'd probably feel if you went looking for this app in your launcher. What you're seeing here is another example of Samsung's integrated apps, which means you've got a couple of options for accessing and using the app to get your weather.

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2 months ago

Facebook Messenger adds free video calling for the US and 17 more countries

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Facebook has announced a new update to its Facebook Messenger app that adds support for free video calls for the US and 17 other countries.

This new feature means that Facebook Messenger could be a competitor in the VoIP video market to apps such as Skype and Viber, among others.

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2 months ago

Get real-time rain and lightning alerts with The Weather Channel app

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The Weather Channel app has added some great new functionality in the latest update, including real-time alerts for rain, snow, and lightning.

Keeping informed of weather conditions is something that is important to many. Knowing when the rain has started, or if lightning is in the area is something that people like to know, and there are many great weather apps for Android. The Weather Channel app has been updated with support for real-time alerts for rain, snow, and lightning.

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2 months ago

Instagram adds emoji support for hashtags, along with three new filters

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Instagram is allowing emojis to work within hashtags as part of its latest update, along with adding three new filters for the popular photo sharing app.

Emojis can now be added to Instagram posts via hashtags, and users can tap on them in captions. Users can also search for them on the Explore page.

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