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1 month ago

Humble Bundle offers Devil's Attorney for free in ninth bundle

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Humble Bundle is running a promotion that makes the game Devil's Attorney a free download. The ninth bundle includes six games that you can name your price for. These games include Syberia, Neuroshima Hex, Bardbarian Golden Axe Edition, Leo's Fortune, Out There, and First Strike, with more games promised to come soon. The special bundle, along with the free Devil's Attorney game, is good through 11 AM PT on October 22.

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1 month ago

Backdrops for Chromecast can show personal photos and more

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An update to the Chromecast app for Android will let you activate a nice screensaver for your TV populated with all sorts of web content. Backdrops can include Google+ photos, curated artwork, news and lifestyle pictures, and satellite imagery.

If you're looking for more information, just crack open the Google app and ask "What's on my Chromecast?" The Chromecast app itself will also have more information on what images are being shown.

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1 month ago

The best news apps for Android

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Newspapers may be dying, but the news is alive and well.

All the news that's fit to render

News in the digital age has gotten faster, so it's no surprise that more and more users are getting their news on their phones rather than on their TVs. And while news aggregators like Press and Newsstand have their place, today we're going to look at getting our news straight from the source. These are the best apps from professional news organizations, at least from the humble opinions of the Android Central staff.

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1 month ago

Endomondo Sports Tracker updates with Android Wear support

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Endomondo Sports Tracker has been updated with support for Android Wear. You can also connect your account to Twitter, creating a training plan has been improved. in addition to Android Wear support, Endomondo also now supports the Samsung Gear S.

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1 month ago

Microsoft launches XIM for Android as a new way to share photos

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Microsoft has just announced Xim, a new app that will be available today for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Xim allows you to share photos easily with a group of friends nearby. You can then all view and browse the same photo content at the same time. With Xim you share your photos, not your phone.

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1 month ago

Square Order helps you get your favorite coffee faster

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Square Order has been updated with enhancements that make placing orders easier. The update includes a new design, two-tap ordering, arrival prediction, and more.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 8

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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

Get more from your Philips Hue Tap with this handy Android app

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The Philips Hue Tap is the first physical switch for the company's connected lighting system, and while handy to have around the house its more limited in functionality by design that the smartphone apps. But, Hue has developer APIs available which has led to this, Hue TapApp, to give you more from your Tap.

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1 month ago

Nokia releases HERE beta on the Samsung Galaxy Apps store

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Nokia has today released a beta for HERE maps on the Samsung Galaxy Apps store. The two companies have entered into a licensing agreement to provide the mapping service to Samsung consumers at no extra cost.

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1 month ago

The best password managers for Android

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Android password managers

With these great options you have no reason to be insecure with your passwords

The number of online accounts we all have nowadays is staggering, and the task of keeping them secure is even harder to wrap your head around. Rather than sticking with the old school "pile of sticky notes" route, there are several great app and service options for keeping all of your passwords safe and private. Going further, they'll even help you create strong passwords that are tough to crack even if they do get into the wrong hands.

These are the best password managers available for Android today, and each one is worth a look if you want to beef up your password security. Read along for the complete list.

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1 month ago

Facebook could launch an app that won't require people to use their real names

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Facebook may be working on a new stand alone mobile app that will allow its users to interact with others but without using their real names, and that app could be released in a matter of weeks.

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1 month ago

Best hockey apps for Android to kick off NHL season

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Alright hockey fans, the NHL seasons start tomorrow as you well know. You want to make sure you're on top of what's happening, even if you can't be rinkside or plopped on your couch in front of the TV. Luckily there are a ton of great hockey apps for Android that can make sure you're in tune to what's up before, during, and after the latest games.

Let's drop the puck and get started with our top five NHL apps for Android.

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1 month ago

Google Hangouts for web now filtering typing sounds rather than muting you

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The noise detection algorithm for voice and video calls in Google Hangouts has been improved so instead of muting you altogether when typing, it will just filter out that noise and keep you on the line.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 7

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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

How to set 'do not disturb' on the Moto X

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Shhh!

One of our favorite features that manufacturers and developers have brought to Android the past couple of years has been a way to set a "do not disturb" mode. When we want to get a little bit of sleep, or any sort of a rest from the constant beeping and chiming our wee electronic masters use to rouse us, it's nice to be able to set things up so that the phone will shut up, then come back to life when we want it to.

On the Moto X, this is easy to do through the recently rebranded Moto app. Here's how it's done.

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