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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 28

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.

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

Algoriddim's Djay 2 has arrived, and it is so much more than an iOS port

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You'd think that in 2014, an app being ported from one platform to another wouldn't really be considered news anymore. Android an iOS are more than just app platforms nowadays, and if you're a serious developer it would be foolish to ignore either ecosystem. At the same time, building an app for one platform and releasing a lazy port for the other is just bad form. Recently I sat down with the folks at Algoriddim, and experienced what they feel is the start of a new generation of apps for Android.

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1 month ago

Billguard's card locations tell you when your card is used away from your phone

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Billguard, the mobile app that helps protect you and your credit cards, is today announcing the public beta of an interesting new feature for Android users in the U.S. Card Location Alerts is a new feature they're rolling out that ties your phone's location data to your card usage. If your credit card is used and its not at the same location as your smartphone, you'll get an unexpected location alert.

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1 month ago

Pushbullet gets a Material Design makeover with latest update

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Push notification service Pushbullet has steadily been gaining new features of late, with today's update bringing a visual overhaul to tie in with Android 5.0 Lollipop's Material Design guidelines.

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1 month ago

Top Gear: Race The Stig gets Halloween-themed content in latest update

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The BBC has released an update for its Top Gear: Race The Stig game, available for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. This new release introduces spooky content to coincide with Halloween just around the corner. For those who aren't familiar with the title, Race The Stig is essentially an endless runner game for Top Gear fans.

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1 month ago

PS4 Remote Play app lands in the Play Store with support for Xperia Z3

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Sony showcased PS4 remote play functionality at this year's IFA, and now the manufacturer is rolling out the PS4 Remote Play app onto the Play Store. Featuring support for the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, PS4 Remote Play lets you stream full-fledged PlayStation 4 games to your mobile screen.

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1 month ago

Facebook update makes it easier to 'tell your story,' simplifies photo uploads

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Facebook is getting some handy new features for image uploads today. The social media giant announced that Facebook for Android will be getting an update that allows users to more easily manage the order of their photo uploads.

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1 month ago

Hands-free automation: Tasker and AutoVoice Part 1

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Tasker does a lot. And it does even more with plugins, of which the unofficial king is AutoVoice. AutoVoice brings new worlds of functionality to Tasker and whatever device it runs on. On newer phones, AutoVoice can add to the hands-free functions of Google Now with little effort. On older phones, AutoVoice can replicate much of Google Now and its hands-free functions. And while I've covered it before, repeatedly, today, we're gonna dive a little deeper into Tasker and AutoVoice.

Okay, Google Now… let's begin.

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1 month ago

Automatic update brings License+ to teach teens safe driving habits

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Automatic Labs, the company behind the safe-driving app Automatic, has announced the launch of a new service called "License+" — a new tool that encourages good driving behavior for teens while providing valuable feedback to parents on how their kids are progressing behind the wheel.

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1 month ago

Big Huge Games returns with upcoming Android strategy game DomiNations

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Big Huge Games, best know for creating the acclaimed PC strategy game Rise of Nations several years ago, has been reformed by its original co-founders and will release its first game, DomiNations, for Android devices sometime in 2015.

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1 month ago

All Office 365 subscribers to get free unlimited OneDrive cloud storage space

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Microsoft is now giving all of its Office 365 subscribers free unlimited cloud storage space via its OneDrive service. The roll out will begin today and will continue over the next several months. That means people will be able to store any amount of data on OneDrive for as low as $6.99 a month with an Office 365 Personal subscription.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 27

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.

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: Inbox, Today Calendar, Duet and more

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apps of the week

The apps you're looking for

Nice mix of apps to look at this week! Whether you want to be productive, stay organized, jam out or even have a little fun in your downtime, there's something on this weeks list you'll want to have a look at.

This is also a good week to think about how far mobile apps have come in such a short time. Looking back at some of the first apps from 2008, then comparing the user interface and feature set to today's great apps is a stunner. Google is getting better at delivering the right tools, and the developers are getting better and making beautiful things with them.

And we get to enjoy the results.

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1 month ago

Accessibility features in Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Accessibility in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Much of Lollipop's accessibility features are unchanged from KitKat, but there are a few new bits inside

With Android 5.0 Lollipop comes a whole bunch of accessibility features for those who need to use them. While many have been carried across from previous versions of Android, there are some new things inside that will open things up to a new audience who perhaps struggled to use the platform before.

This is just the base of what's going to be on Android devices from Lollipop and up. Device makers can build upon this as they desire. But, read on to see an overview of what's what in Android 5.0.

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1 month ago

Twitpic Android app shut down but Twitter will keep domain and pictures online

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The journey of the Twitpic online photo service has apparently reached an end. After a trademark dispute with Twitter, the service said it was shutting down in September, but later it claimed it had found a company willing to buy them and keep Twitpic going. Then that deal apparently evaporated. Today, Twitpic announced that Twitter has now agreed to take over its domain and, more importantly, will keep all of Twitpic's old photos online.

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