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1 month ago

Zombie Gunship goes free-to-play with new 'Zero' release

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It's clear to most that Limbic has a hit on its hands in the original Zombie Gunship release, and now that hit game is going free-to-play for those who prefer a different gaming model. Even though the original demands just a $0.99 payment to get playiing, some folks want to have no investment to get started, and Zombie Gunship Zero follows in the footsteps of its TowerMadness Zero in being a free option.

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1 month ago

Google URL Shortener shortens name to URL Shortener

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A quick heads up that the excellent new app to go along with Google's URL shortener (but not one actually developed by Google proper) has changed its name to, simply, URL Shortener — for the obvious reasons. The change also has allowed the app to return to Google Play after a couple days in limbo.

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1 month ago

HTC Backup updated for AT&T's HTC One

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If you're running an HTC One on AT&T and use the HTC Backup app, you'll want to pick up today's update. It's got fixes for Sense 5.5 (which you should now have along with the Android 4.4.2 update), supports contacts and text messages, you can choose to back up to Google Drive or Dropbox, and you can now sign in with your Google account. Good additions, all.

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1 month ago

Hipmunk adds multicity searches

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If you rely on Hipmunk for your flight searches but have badly wished for more than the usual there and back again itinerary, hit up today's update. With it you're able to work with multicity searches. So you can do San Francisco to New York to London to Paris and straight back home with ease. Helping with the jet lag? Well, you're on your own with that.

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1 month ago

Google pushes minor updates to a handful of apps

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Google has pushed out a few updates today, most of them very minor. This usually happens every Wednesday, and everyone here at AC starts grabbing phones and tablets to see what is new and how it's different.

Nothing big happened so far today, but hit the break to see which app updates you should be on the lookout for.

Thanks, everyone who helped sort these!

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1 month ago

What is 'Dogfooding'?

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Whoopsie. Every now and then we get a peek behind the curtain, and Google let that happen again today when it slipped out an internal test build of the YouTube app. That's called a "Dogfood" build, and "Dogfooding" is the practice of internally testing your own stuff — eating your own dogfood — before releasing to the public.

Hit the break for some more pics. Thanks, everyone who sent this in!

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1 month ago

Google Wallet introducing 'orders' section to track and receive updates on shipments

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Google Wallet, while most associated with NFC payments, is actually most-used as an online payment option competing with the likes of Amazon and PayPal. With today's update to the Google Wallet app, purchases made with the service can now be tracked and managed right from the app. This was always possible (albeit in a basic way) from the Google Wallet website, but having it moved over to mobile has advantages.

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1 month ago

Puzzle game Threes! now available on Android for $1.99

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Threes!

Get your repetitive puzzle game fix and see what the craze is all about

Well it didn't take very long — the hit puzzle game Threes! is now available in all its glory on Android. Coming in at just $1.99 without any ads or nagging in-app purchases, Threes! has been applauded for its simplicity and great gameplay, and now even more people have the opportunity to play it. The game is infinitely replayable and simple to pick up — you're just dealing with a grid of numbers and combining them to get the highest score possible.

The unfortunate thing at this point is that the real game can be tough to find through a regular search with the number of knock-offs (although we do have to say "Fives" is pretty great) on the Play Store right now. But if you follow the Google Play link at the top of this post, you'll be taken to the correct one. The $1.99 price is listed as a discount of 33% right now, so if you want to save a bit, pick it up today.

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1 month ago

Fiverr, the marketplace for $5 services, expands to Android today

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After making its mobile debut on iOS just in December, Fiverr is making its way to Android today. If you haven't heard of Fiverr before, it's an interesting concept that helps link up buyers and sellers in the so-called "gig economy" to perform services starting at just $5 each. When browsing Fiverr, for example, you may see someone offering to do a portrait sketch of you, sing happy birthday in a funny way to a friend, or even test out your new Android app for just $5.

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1 month ago

Cosmos Android app updated, should now work with tablets

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A quick heads up, folks, that Fox's Cosmos app — which gives a little bit of extra content but doesn't actually contain full episodes of the revamped series — has been updated and should now work with most high-end Android tablets.

That, of course, means the Nexus 7, among others. It's worth a reminder that Cosmos is meant for tablets with a 16:10 aspect ratio and sized between 8 and 10.1 inches. We'll call the Nexus 7 close enough.

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