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2 years ago

Google Play kicks off 'May the Fourth Be With You' Star Wars content sales

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May the Fourth sale

Free games, cheap books and half-off in-app purchases for a limited time

"Star Wars Day" (May 4th), a popular pseudo-holiday among followers of the Star Wars franchise, has made its way into Google Play in the form of a sale on Star Wars content for Android devices. Directly named the "May the Fourth Be With You" sale, you can pick up all sorts of Star Wars games, apps and books for free or severely discounted prices starting today.

Many Star Wars games that were already free — such as Angry Birds Star Wars and Star Wars: Tiny Death Star — are also offering half-off on in-app purchases as well. This is a limited-time offer that will presumably run through the fourth, but you may want to get in on the deals while we know they're available. You can go straight to the promotion page with all of the offers at the source link below.

Source: Google Play

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2 years ago

Enigmatis 2: Mists of Ravenwood scares up an adventure on Android

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Enigmatis 2 Mists of Ravenwood Android EVGA Tegra Note 7

Polish developer Artifex Mundi is one of the best hidden object game makers in the world. Their hidden object puzzle adventure (HOPA) games feature intricate storylines brought to life by fully animated cinematic scenes, beautiful artwork, and lots of great puzzles.

Artifex Mundi’s latest game is a sequel to Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek, aptly titled Enigmatis 2: Mists of Ravenwood. The dark story of a community terrorized by a supernatural bird will keep hidden object and adventure fans glued to their Android screens. To celebrate Enigmatis 2’s launch, the full game unlock is on sale for thirty percent off for a limited time.  Head past the break for details!

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2 years ago

Google Now can now take place of another piece of your memory - where you parked your car

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Google Now Parking

Google Now just keeps getting smarter, and its latest trick is remembering where you parked your car. With the latest update to the Google Search app — that's what powers Google Now — the intelligent assistant will keep track of your movements and figure out when you've driven and then parked your car, reminding you later on so you don't have to keep track yourself.

While this will probably help you more in an expansive parking lot at Disneyland than in a five-story underground parking garage in the middle of a city, the technology behind it is something to be amazed by. That's just one less thing that you have to worry about when you head out of the house, and the first time you see it happen it's going to feel like magic. Be on the lookout for the Google Search update, which is rolling out now.

Via: +Google

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2 years ago

HD Widgets 4 now hitting the Play Store with new designs and customization interface

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The new-look HD Widgets, version 4, is rolling out to everyone in the Play Store starting today. The latest version of the popular widget app is a complete redesign, from the customization interface to the widgets themselves. You'll find a new look that makes things simpler and doesn't get rid of the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) layout.

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2 years ago

Best Android games of April 2014

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Best Android games

Not only was there a generous array of fine Android apps to grace the Play Store over the last 30 days, we've got some awesome Android games launching in April too. There's a healthy mix of action, strategy, and casual this go-around, but regardless of genre, these are all some truly outstanding titles. Our top five picks are below, so dig in - if you think you're ready.

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2 years ago

Foursquare announces Swarm, its new app for checking in

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Foursquare has announced that they're going to be spinning off a new app this summer called Swarm. While Foursquare has been used for sharing where you are for years, Swarm aims to facilitate meet-ups with friends more easily by letting you broadcast where you're going next and what your friends' plans are. Meanwhile, the original Foursquare app will be changing a little bit to be more focused on venue discovery and reviews.

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2 years ago

Samsung's LeBron app gives you all the LeBron James news you can handle

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Samsung's LeBron app gives you all the LeBron James news you can handle

NBA fans with a Samsung device can now enjoy an exclusive official LeBron James app. Through the app titled simply LeBron, users can keep an eye on photos and videos he shares of his daily routine, follow his live scores and stats from NBA playoffs, tune in to some of his favorite music, and otherwise get a peek into his personal life. The app is available right now for the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, and Galaxy Note 3.

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2 years ago

Snapchat updated with text chat and video calling

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Snapchat

Self-destructing photo-sharer Snapchat has been updated today with a couple of major new features. Previously you'd have to take a photo if you wanted to send any kind of message through the service — now text chat is accessible by swiping right from the main camera view, then swiping again on the person you want to chat with. As you might expect, message history is wiped when you swipe away from the conversation, though you can choose to save individual messages for later if they're important. But text chat is only part of the new Snapchat.

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2 years ago

Google Play Music app updated with playlist editing and sharing

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A new update to the Google Play Music app for Android is rolling out this morning with a couple of new playlist-related features. Update to the new Play Music version 5.5.1509O adds the ability to edit and share your playlists from directly within the app, two things users were previously only able to through the web interface. After updating you'll find both options in the overflow menu next to each playlist.

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2 years ago

Best Android apps of April 2014

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Best Android apps of April 2014

April showers bring May flowers and sweet Android apps

Not unlike Phil's Atlantean hometown, you may need a bucket to deal with April's deluge of high-quality of Android app releases. Lucky for you, we've wrung out the Play Store for our top five picks. There are quite a few big names this go-around, including some apps straight from Google. Ready? Let's dive in.

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2 years ago

Redbox Instant for Android updated with Chromecast support

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Fans of Redbox Instant on Android will be very happy with the new update today. Head into the Google Play Store and you'll see Redbox Instant sitting at version 1.5.1. The update to Redbox Instant adds Chromecast support!

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2 years ago

Google Play Games updated to tighten things up a bit

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The Google Play Games app got an update this afternoon that largely tightens things up in the visual department.

You can now see requests and gifts from friends in the same place. And the overall look has been updated as well, bringing it more in line with what you're used to in, say, Google+. Plus there are some stability improvements, Google says, along with bugfixes.

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2 years ago

Pebble app hits v2.0.15 promising improved stability, connection reliability

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The Pebble app on Android has had a relatively rocky start since the revamped version 2.0 was announced, but the latest update to version 2.0.15 of the app is promising to fix many common issues. Folks who have experienced intermittent Bluetooth connections, crashes, troubles pairing and issues using multiple Pebble devices should see many of their worries put to rest with the latest update.

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2 years ago

Facebook Login for apps will now offer users selective permissions and anonymity

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Facebook made some impressive strides in privacy at their annual conference today, announcing a new feature that would let users log into connected apps without giving any personal data. There will also be the option for users to tick off which Facebook permissions to allow an app on the initial set-up.

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2 years ago

Facebook wants to make it easier to jump between apps with App Links

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Today at Facebook's F8 developer conference, the social networking giant unveiled a new initiative to make it easier to share data between mobile apps and the web: App Links. The open source service is meant to make it easy for developers to expose and integrate deep links into their app and into other apps with just a few lines of code.

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