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1 month ago

South Park tables coming this week to kill Kenny on Zen Pinball HD for Android

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Zen Studios will add two new tables to its Zen Pinball HD app for Android this week based on South Park, allowing its fans to interact in an all new way with Cartman, Kyle, Stan, Kenny and many of the other characters from the long running animated TV series.

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1 month ago

Nokia updates HERE Maps to include Deutsche Bahn transit info from Germany

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Nokia has updated its HERE Maps app with new train and transit information from Deutsche Bahn in Germany, allowing users of the recently launched beta for Samsung Android smartphones to access train connections and timetables in that country.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 13

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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1 month ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Chop Block, Uber, Battery Widget Reborn and more

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Apps of the week

Apps. Apps everywhere.

We can't get enough of all the great Android apps out there. You can't get enough of all the great Android apps out there. Here's where we meet up and you get your chocolate in my peanut butter, and the result is way better than things would be otherwise.

Seriously. We pick some apps to recommend each week. The comments are wide open for you to do the same. In the end, we all hear about more apps, try more apps, and find more great apps. What's not to love, right?

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1 month ago

Best Android apps and games of the week: Diner Dash and more!

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Diner Dash for Android

We're rounding up the best new Android games and apps for you again this week. This go-around is a healthy dose of casual games, though the more hardcore players will find a great strategy title in the mix here. Among the newest apps this week, we also have a few for the creative types from AutoDesk and Adobe, plus some new communication apps that are worth a gander.

Get cozy with your Android device, and let's crack open the Google Play Store.

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1 month ago

Google releases 64-bit Android L emulator for x86 Intel processors

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Android app developers can now download a new 64-bit Android L emulator image from Google, but there's a big catch: It will only work on x86 Intel-based processors.

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1 month ago

Angry Birds Seasons plays with the NBA with new Android update

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Rovio continues to give fans of Angry Birds Seasons an excuse to check their game for updates. This week, the long running physics arcade game has added a new episode for the Android version called NBA Ham Dunk that's all about the National Basketball Association.

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1 month ago

No typing here, instead draw with Microsoft's Android Wear keyboard prototype

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Microsoft Research today released what they are calling an "analog keyboard" for Android Wear. The keyboard will allow you to input text by drawing letters onto the watch face. It is important to note that, as of right now, the keyboard only supports square screens with a 320x320 resolution, in addition to the Moto 360.

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1 month ago

GoToMeeting adds support for Android Wear in latest update

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Citrix GoToMeeting has just been updated to take advantage of your Android Wear smartwatch. The update, which came out yesterday, introduces support smartwatch support.

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1 month ago

Glassboard private messaging app shutting down November 1

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The Glassboard business chat service is closing its doors after failing to make money. Glassboard, which offered a way for groups, including businesses, teams, and families, to share a private running conversation, photos, locations, and files, launched in 2011 and has struggled to find a viable business model since then with sustainable revenues. And so, on November 1st, Glassboard is turning off.

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1 month ago

Temple Run 2 adds NFL players to its lineup

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Temple Run 2 is adding NFL players to the game every week through Thanksgiving. Each week will see two new players, starting today with Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 10

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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1 month ago

Squawkin messaging app gives flexibility and control over messages and privacy

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Social networking and communication apps are all too common on mobile platforms nowadays. That doesn't mean someone can't come along and make a better app, though. Squawkin is a new free social communication app for Android and iOS that aims to do just that.

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1 month ago

New Google Play Store rolling out with flat icon, Material Design makeover

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Google Play v5.0

It's happening. The Google Play Store is picking up an update to version 5.0.31, crossing over the 5.0 border for the first time and bringing a pretty comprehensive redesign within Material Design guidelines. It all starts with a new "flatter" Play Store icon and continues throughout the app with bold colors, small useful animations and better application of shadows and coloring.

You'll immediately notice new animations for the slide-in panel and associated hamburger button (which turns into a back arrow), as well as changes to the way the "what's new" section of apps listings is highlighted and properly displayed. App listings themselves haven't changed dramatically — a lot of that came in the last update — but everything around them in the search results and installed apps list has come up to speed.

Beyond the aesthetic changes, the new Play Store feels really snappy, and we've yet to notice any chop, slowdowns or loading screens. Who knows how much of that is just animation trickery and how much is real improvement, but it certainly feels better. It's a one-two punch of design and function that has us really excited for the future Material Design updates of other Google apps.

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1 month ago

Motorola Camera update adds remote shutter support for Android Wear

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Motorola camera update

You can now use your Moto 360 to take a picture using the Motorola Camera app on your Motorola Moto X. An update to Motorola's camera app today allows you to go full Moto inception, using your Android Wear smartwatch as a remote shutter on your Motorola phone. (Or you could use the Samsung Gear Live or LG G Watch, too. But that's not nearly as much fun to write).

All you have to do is update your camera app in Google Play — again, you'll need a Motorola phone for this, for everyone else head to the Google camera app — then open the camera app. You'll then find a notification on your Android Wear Watch, asking if you want to use it as the remote shutter. Tap the watch, and then you have a shutter button.

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