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2 months ago

The six best podcast apps for Android

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Podcast apps

Get the very best podcast experience with these 6 great apps

While we usually think of our mobile devices as great for music listening of all kinds, increasingly our Android phones and tablets are being used for listening to podcasts. We produce a bunch of them here at Mobile Nations, and the popularity and scale of the podcast continues to grow. But just as is the case with music player apps, not all podcast players are created equally.

Thankfully Android is blessed with a strong selection of podcast apps to choose from, but there are some more worth your time – and money – than others. So, head on past the break to see the top podcast apps for Android. And once you've chosen, why not subscribe to the Android Central podcast and join us each week for a listen!

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2 months ago

Goat Simulator brings a new map, more goats in latest update

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Attention fans of ridiculously buggy, yet hilariously wacky simulator games featuring barnyard animals: Goat Simulator for Android has picked up an update today. Coming along for the ride are a new map and, perhaps most importantly, "pigs that are stuck."

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2 months ago

Twitter launches tweet translations for mobile apps and web

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Twitter has announced today that it has enabled tweet translation, powered by Bing, on both its official Android app, as well as on the web. The feature was previously available on TweetDeck, and has been tested off and on for a while now.

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2 months ago

Second episode of Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' series debuts Feb. 5

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The second episode of Telltale Games' six-part adventure game based on the Game of Thrones TV series from HBO makes its Android debut February 5 on the Google Play Store. The second episode is titled "The Lost Lords" and Telltale is getting fans of the fantasy series pumped for its release with a new trailer.

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2 months ago

Dragon Quest V journeys onto the Play Store

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Square Enix is continuing its march of porting old-school role-playing games to Android with the release of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. Controls have been optimized for mobile, while maintaining the game's distinct graphics. Inside you'll find a classic tale of power, love, and freedom spanning many years. If this kind of thing is your bag, be sure to check out our recently-updated best Android RPGs round-up.

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2 months ago

Latest update to Subway Surfers takes you to Seoul

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While there are a variety of endless runners available today, Subway Surfers was one of the first games that got the genre going. The game is updated on a regular basis, with every update bringing a different location and a new theme. This time around, it's Seoul, and although the game highlighted the city before, this update features a different theme.

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2 months ago

The Witcher: Battle Arena fights its way out of beta and onto Android

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The Witcher: Battle Arena, a MOBA-style game set in the Witcher fantasy universe, is now available to download worldwide for Android via the Google Play Store. The game entered closed beta testing in August.

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2 months ago

Chrome 40 for Android brings us a content settings UI update and more

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Google has started rolling out an update of its Chrome browser for Android devices. The update brings Chrome to version 40, with the major change coming in the form of an updated page info and content settings UI.

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2 months ago

The best Android keyboard apps

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Clickety clickety clack

Trace, tap, type, talk

Keyboards are important. Really important. Without a good keyboard, communicating on a smartphone can go from heavenly bliss straight back to teeth-pulling torture. Keyboards are also one of the most important apps you select from a security standpoint, as they are by their very nature keyloggers. And while most users will never really need to worry about if their keyboard is stealing their emails and passwords as they type it in, it is something that you should keep in mind if you're checking out a keyboard that you know absolutely nothing about.

There are a number of great keyboards out there, each with its own features, flaws, and followings. There are utterly simplistic keyboards and bleeding-edge keyboards with a longer list of features than some smartphones. Finding a keyboard that fits you and your lifestyle can be a bit daunting.

Whatever your style may be, these are the five keyboards that we think stand above the rest, and may be worthy of composing your LOLs and WTFs.

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2 months ago

WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

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About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Today, the folks at WhatsApp have pulled it off.

The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It's simple to set up, and as long as your phone has a data connection you'll be able to send and receive messages via the WhatsApp service right from your PC.

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2 months ago

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides updated with more desktop-class features

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The mobile apps for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are increasing in power with each update, and today's releases now support more desktop-class features. Google Docs gains real-time spellchecking as you type and edit, while Sheets now lets you hide specific rows and columns and Slides gains the ability to group shapes in your presentations.

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2 months ago

Instagram begins beta testing program on Android

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If you consider yourself an Instagram connoisseur and want to be on the bleeding edge of future updates (read: filters) to the network, the company just took the wraps off of its beta program for Android.

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2 months ago

WhatsApp cracks down on users of unofficial clients

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It looks like WhatsApp has begun to crack down on users of third-party clients for the messaging service today. The company recently began instituting 24-hour bans for users of WhatsApp Plus, specifically. However, there have been various reports of WhatsAppMD users being affected as well.

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2 months ago

NBC will let you watch Super Bowl XLIX live for free online

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NBC will stream 11 continuous hours of live content, including the Super Bowl itself, on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1 to desktops and tablets. The "Super Stream Sunday" event will run from noon EST and to around 10 p.m. and include NBC's pre-game coverage, Super Bowl XLIX itself, the halftime show, and the post-game show, and the episode of The Blacklist that will air following the game. The stream will take place through the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

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2 months ago

Teamwork and productivity service Asana releases native Android app

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Asana, a teamwork and productivity application similar to Trello, has released a native Android app today, extending its reach beyond the HTML5 confines of the web. The app allows a team to stay synchronized by sharing scheduled tasks, messages, due dates, and more.

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