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6 days ago

Dead Trigger developer Madfinger announces upcoming zombie shooter Unkilled

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Madfinger, the development team behind the Dead Trigger mobile zombie-themed shooter game series, have announced plans to launch yet another zombie first person shooter. It's called Unkilled and it's due for release in June.

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6 days ago

You can now make your funky song mixes with djay Free for Android

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Algoriddim has released a free version of its popular djay 2 music mixing app for Android, called djay Free. It's now available to download from the Google Play Store along with an update for the $4.99 djay 2 app.

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6 days ago

Motorola Camera app updated with fresh Material icon, bugfixes

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Motorola has updated its camera app with a fresh new icon that matches the Material Design of the rest of the app introduced in a previous update. New icons are pretty neat, but there's also some substance in this update in the form of various bugfixes. If you want the new-look icon, head to the Play Store on your Motorola device and snag the update.

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1 week ago

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will bring the franchise's heroes together this spring

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Square Enix and DeNA plan to release the free-to-play game Final Fantasy: Record Keeper for Android devices, via the Google Play Store, this spring. The game allows players to create a team using characters from the entire Final Fantasy franchise.

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1 week ago

Google+ mobile web experience refreshed with new design and improved sharing options

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Google has announced an update to Google+ for the web that brings a new design that has a few Material Design influences. The updated design includes a new hamburger-style slide-in drawer, bold styling in the form of a bright red bar at the top and a new composition window that is accessible from the red floating action button at the bottom.

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1 week ago

Popular writing app 'iA Writer' makes the jump from iOS to Android

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Popular iOS and Mac writing app, iA Writer, has made its debut on Android today. Information Architects, the folks behind iA Writer, made the announcement earlier today through a lengthy blog post in which they also described the process of developing for Android.

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1 week ago

The best weather radar apps for American users

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Radar apps for Android

For more than just 'is it raining?'

Most weather apps come with radar, but it can leave something to be desired, especially for those who are a little more dependent on the weather's wicked wiles. For storm chasers, meteorologists, and weather enthusiasts looking for more advanced radar on their Android devices, we've looked through the cream of the crop with KXXV-TV Meteorologist Conley Isom and we've arrived at the best three for your Android. And just our luck, each one suits a particular niche for a particular type of user.

A note on location before we begin: due to the differences in meteorological services between countries and continents, we've limited this article to Level 3 radar apps for the United States. Our apologies to our international readers.

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1 week ago

Google reportedly will reveal Android Pay API at I/O conference in May

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A new report says that Google has plans to reveal a new payments API, Android Pay, as part of their 2015 I/O developer conference in late May. This rumor comes after the company announced it was acquiring some technology from another payment system, Softcard.

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1 week ago

Microsoft's Keyboard for Excel app makes it easier to type numbers on tablets

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Microsoft released an experimental Android app today called Keyboard for Excel in the Google Play Store. As the name suggests, it's been developed to make typing easier for the Android version of Excel easier, but it can work with any app.

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1 week ago

Alternatives to Google Maps on Android

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Android mapping apps

Google Maps is known for its fantastic mapping data and location database, but there are also great alternatives out there.

Google Maps

Just because Google Maps comes pre-loaded on your phone and tablet doesn't mean that it's the only choice for you to use when it comes to mapping. Google has put a lot of time and money into making Maps one of the best navigation apps out there, and has incredibly detailed mapping data and extra features like Street View and satellite imagery. It doesn't, however, have some often-requested features like true offline map downloads and multi-stop navigation. There are several other apps out there that do have these features, though, and many of them are even free. Let's see the alternatives for Google Maps on Android.

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1 week ago

Google Calendar's latest update adds several user-suggested features

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A new update for the Google Calendar app will be rolling out over the next few days that brings some useful new features. Many of these features, such as the new 7-day week view with pinch-to-zoom, have been added thanks to feedback from Google Calendar users.

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1 week ago

How does Android Lollipop's encryption affect me?

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Lollipop Encryption

More than ever before, personal security is a delicate balance between convenience and functionality.

Being secure is all about adding layers in between the thing you want to keep safe and everything else, even you (and in some cases, especially you). Personal information, like the stuff we all routinely load our smartphones with, doesn't actually want to be secure. You have to put some work into keeping your information safe, and every step you take adds some small layer of inconvenience. In Android 5.0, Google made Full Disk Encryption something you can either enable yourself or enjoy because your smartphone or tablet has shipped with it enabled by default. Before you flip that particular switch, however, lets take a look at what you gain —and lose — through the use of this feature.

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1 week ago

Barclays Pingit will allow you to send money using your Twitter handle

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Barclays has announced that Pingit users in the UK will be able to use their smartphones to send money using Twitter handles, which would remove the requirement for mobile numbers and bank account details to be exchanged. The new feature will go live on March 10.

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1 week ago

Top 10 tips and tricks for Google Maps on Android

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Google Maps

Google Maps is a powerful tool, so make it work for you with some of these clever tips and tricks.

Google Maps

If you haven't noticed by now, we're lined up a pretty great series of getting to know Google Maps. We've covered everything from the basics down to more intricate uses, and now we wanted to round up the top tips and tricks for using Google Maps on your Android.

Some of these are big time savers, while others simply give you more options in configuring Maps to work the way you want it — in any case they'll help you be a master of mapping on your Android.

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1 week ago

The best weather apps for Android

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There's quite a few ways to get the weather on your phone.

We can always talk about the weather … and weather apps. And these are some of the best weather apps for Android.

Unless you happen to live in a holodeck or maybe a climate-controlled biodome, the weather has ways of encroaching on our lives if we're not prepared for it. Maybe you should've grabbed a jacket before that cold front blew through. Maybe today's line of storms weren't the best time to wear a white top. Maybe you should've shoveled the driveway now before the last cold blast blew through and froze your driveway solid. Save yourself from an ice slick, or a cold wind blowing through your thin shirt, and keep a weather app handy. Your phone may have come with a weather app or widget, but that should never stop you from checking out the competition.

And so while we're about to showcase apps that will vary drastically in bells and whistles, keep in mind that if the weather data that app provides isn't accurate enough for your particular place, then you should keep looking for something that does.

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