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3 years ago

Gameloft releases a new Iron Man 3 trailer

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This 'endless runner in the sky' is almost ready for an official release

You may have heard that the official Iron Man 3 game is hitting Android (and iOS) on April 25, but Gameloft is making sure everyone stays excited about it. In the latest gameplay trailer, you get a better look at everything Iron Man 3 will have to offer. You get a better look at not only the exciting gameplay of flying, shooting and dodging obstacles, but also the entire "Stark Industries" side of things with the new suits, armor and upgrades available.

Take a look at the video above for one more glimpse of the new gameplay, and be sure to check out our initial hands-on with the game at GDC just a few weeks ago.

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3 years ago

Cut the Rope: Time Travel now available for Android

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If you just can't get enough of Cut the Rope, it's time to check out Cut the Rope: Time Travel. The oddly lovable Om Nom heads back through time to feed his ancestors with candy, and this time you've got two monsters to feed on each level, so things are a little more challenging right from the start. 

You'll be working your way through a half-dozen locations, including the Middle Ages, Renaissance, a pirate ship, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and the Stone Age.

Developer Zeptolab notes that this new Cut the Rope supports tablets, but we've found it to be a little buggy on 1080p phones, with an advertisement covering the button that moves you on to the next level. And we've seen it block things on 720p displays when you unlock a new level, too. And speaking of ads, 99 cents gets rid of 'em. Or you can just keep with the free version.

Check out the cutesy cut scene after the break, and hit the link above to download.

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3 years ago

Sky Go updated to add support for more current devices

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Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Motorola RAZR HD and Samsung Galaxy S4 owners will all be able to make use of the service now

Sky Go, the app that allows Sky TV customers to stream live TV To their Android devices has been updated to support some of the latest devices on the market. The story of Sky Go is a somewhat troublesome one, with lack of support for devices and platform versions dogging it since launch. Thankfully the folks at Sky seem to be getting it together more so these days, and today's update adds support for the Motorola RAZR HD, Sony Xperia Z, the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 when it hits on April 26. 

Sky Go is a service much loved by many of its customers, and there can't  be many better smartphones to stream TV on than this latest crop of HD devices. The update also promises some bug fixes and better stability, and you can grab yourselves a copy at the Play Store link above. 

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3 years ago

Doodle on your Pixel's touchscreen with this simple drawing app

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The Touch Drawing App puts the touchscreen on your Pixel to use

Googler and Chromium Evangelist François Beaufort has released a little Chrome app that gives you a chance to put your touchscreen to work. Aptly named Touch Drawing App, all it does is present a canvas which you can draw on with your finger or a stylus. 

Yes, it's pretty basic, and not something that will make folks rush out and spend $1300 on a Chromebook Pixel. But we have to start somewhere if we want great touch-based apps in Chrome, right? Besides, it's fun and free -- what's not to like.

If you have a Pixel, or any touchscreen laptop with the Chrome browser installed, you can grab it at the Chrome Web Store right here.

Via: +François Beaufort

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3 years ago

Expand your Google Keep use with this Chrome extension

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Quickly add, delete and modify your Google Keep items in a new window

We haven't heard a whole lot of news about Google Keep since it was launched just a few weeks ago, but if you are a Keep user then we've got a handy little Chrome extension that may appeal to you. The aptly named "Google Keep Extension" in the Chrome Web Store isn't fancy, but it does provide a pretty neat way to get at your Keep items. Rather than keeping it open in a new tab at all times, this extension gives you the option to open Keep in its own small window either by hitting a quick launch button to the right of the address bar or from a right click anywhere in the browser.

Developer Paul Eiche is quick to point out that without a proper Keep API there's not much else that can be done with it, but this is certainly still functionality that Google isn't adding into Chrome itself just yet. Head to the source link below to download the free extension to your browser.

Download: Google Keep Extension

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3 years ago

Pocket updated with new send to friend feature

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Sharing from the web to your friends just got a little easier with today's Pocket update

Pocket, the app that makes it easy to read it later, just got a really nice update in Google Play. If you're not sure what the app is, think of it as a locker where you can store things you find on the web that you want to have a look at later. I use it a lot while surfing on my phone, sending links to Pocket so I can look at them a little closer on my computer. It works well, looks beautiful, and has some pretty savvy developers behind it

With today's update, a way to specifically share links and snippets with a friend has been added, Open anything in your list from the pocket app, and you're able to send it directly to anyone with an email address, along with a comment. What makes it interesting is that if your friend has Pocket installed, they get a push notification via the app letting them know you've sent them something. The sharing menu also remembers who you've recently shared with, which makes it even more handy.

Phil and Alex, get ready for hundreds of ICanHasCheezburger links, because I'm going to love this feature. You can grab Pocket (it's free) or update via the Google Play link above.

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3 years ago

Sony Xperia Tablet S Jelly Bean update going live tomorrow

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Android 4.1.1 OTA update starts April 18th 9-10am PST

Sony has just announced through their community forums that Jelly Bean is coming soon to the Xperia Tablet S. Starting tomorrow morning pacific standard time, users will start seeing a System Update notification appear in their Tablet S toolbars. The change log will not be posted until tomorrow, but seeing how this is an upgrade from Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, users can expect the usual goodies: Google Now, Project Butter, expandable notifications, and more.

Sony is reminding users to make sure they are plugged in to AC power and have a good WiFi connection before starting this update. Check the links below for the official announcement and Sony's update instructions.

If your device is among the first to get this update, or if you have any tips on forcing the System Update notification to show, hit the comments.

Source: Sony; More: How to update

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3 years ago

AOKP hits 1 million downloads as first Milestone is released

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New nightly system will deliver fresh builds every 4 days

The Android Open Kang Project has reached two very important milestones. After less than two years, user downloads have now exceeded 1,000,000 -- this makes AOKP second in popularity only to Cyanogen. This is an incredible feat, especially for users that can remember flashing AOKP during its humble beginnings of early Ice Cream Sandwich builds.

The second milestone is actually a Milestone -- Milestone 1 to be precise. AOKP JB-MR1 Milestone 1, which represents the first stable build based on Jelly Bean, is now available to download. This is great news for those that do not like flashing experimental nightly builds or that have an aversion to bugs. In the past, sticking to Milestones usually meant waiting many weeks or months between flashes. Thanks to Team Kang's new one-milestone-per-month policy, milestone users can now have almost as much fun as the nightly flashaholics.

Speaking of flashaholics -- those that love staying on the cutting edge of AOKP features should know that Team Kang is doing away with their traditional builds. Instead, nightly builds will be created automatically by the AOKP BuildBot every 4 days. This means more builds to flash, but it also means these builds will be posted in untested form. Going forward, users must make sure to follow the first three rules of flashing (backup, backup, backup) because there is now a higher chance that the a posted build will be broken.

If you'd like to get push notifications of new builds and/or support Team Kang member Sethyx, AOKPush is now available in the Play Store. Join us for discussion the latest builds in the AC forums, or hit the comments with your feedback of the first Jelly Bean Milestone.

Source: AOKP, RootzWiki

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3 years ago

I Am Vegend: A game that doesn't take itself too seriously

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A mash-up of games that never steps beyond casual gameplay makes its way into Google Play

It's clear right from the start when you look at the Play Store listing for I Am Vegend: Zombiegeddon that the game isn't going to win any awards for a great storyline or plot, but that doesn't mean it can't be an enjoyable game to play. Mashing together aspects from a few different games, I Am Vegend aims squarely at the casual audience with simple but fun gameplay that is easy to stroll through but harder to master.

The light-hearted nature of the game continues with the characters and design, which are playful but well illustrated. I Am Vegend delivers something fun and worth a look, so stick around after the break and see what it's all about.

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3 years ago

AT&T pushing out Jelly Bean update for LG Escape

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Update to Android 4.1 also includes AT&T Drivemode app, available as an OTA

The LG Escape on AT&T is a decent enough offering for the more budget conscious smartphone buyer, but when it launched in late 2012 it still came packing Ice Cream Sandwich. Definitely not unusual, especially for an LG phone at the time, but AT&T has announced an update to Android 4.1 is now available. 

Jelly Bean of course brings with it Project Butter, Google Now and expandable notifications, but AT&T is also throwing in their Drivemode app. Drivemode is designed to help prevent phone use and driving -- which, is extremely irresponsible as we all know -- by automatically replying to text, emails and calls once you reach 25mph. 

To grab yourselves the update head into Settings>General>About phone>Software Update>Update Now and follow the on-screen prompts. 

Source: AT&T

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3 years ago

Amazon expanding their Android Appstore to 200 new countries

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Developers invited to submit applications ahead of the planned rollout, Kindle Fire launches to follow?

Amazon has today released news that their Android Appstore will be rolled out to 200 new countries around the world. Currently limited to the U.S, some countries in Europe and Japan, the new list sees markets such as Canada, Australia, Mexico, South Korea and South Africa added for the first time. Even the Vatican City is included. So, even the Pope can get himself a free app every day courtesy of Amazon. 

The Appstore itself will launch in the "coming months," although developers can begin submitting applications from today. So, does this mean that the Kindle Fire hardware will follow? Possibly. It happened in Europe and Japan, and it's not at all unreasonable to think that Amazon would launch their own hardware to take full advantage of having their Appstore in so many global markets. 

Source: Amazon

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3 years ago

Ting account management app now available

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Monitoring usage and managing your Ting account just got easier

Prepaid carrier Ting, which is relatively new in the U.S. phone market, has just launched its official account management app in the Play Store. The app, which is both phone and tablet compatible, gives you a quick way to both manage your account and monitor current usage. On the account side, you can view your bills and enable or disable account features such as text messaging or international calling. You can also view complete details of your minute, text and data usage for all lines on the account, all in real time.

Ting, if you're not familiar, runs on the Sprint network and operates on a model of prepaid service and subsidy-free handsets. You can learn a little more about Ting at the source link below, and if you're already a customer grab the app from the Play Store link above.

More: Ting

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3 years ago

Microsoft partners with SEVEN Networks to update Outlook.com app

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Microsoft has updated their Outlook.com application today, bringing a new user interface and a few new features

Microsoft and SEVEN Networks have revamped the Outlook.com application for Android, and released a huge update today on Google Play. There's a whole new look  -- a mashup of a strange Holo-esque feeling combined with Microsoft's traditional Windows phone style elements -- and a trio of new features. Users can now have threaded conversations,  use filters for unread and flagged mail, and now have the ability to mark messages as junk. 

To build the all-new app, Microsoft partnered with SEVEN Networks. These are the same folks they used to build the Hotmail app on Android, and makers of what Phil calls "an old-school bad-ass Exchange conduit for Windows Mobile".  

While most Android users will use Gmail, we can understand why Microsoft cares enough to try and provide a good experience for Android users. Outlook.com is a successful venture for them, and it makes sense to be able to deliver it -- and deliver it with quality and class -- on as many screens as possible. If you haven't tried it yet, and use Outlook.com for email (or are thinking of trying it), hit the Google Play link above. SEVEN's full press release is after the break.

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3 years ago

Droid RAZR M receiving small bugfix update

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Improved Wifi performance and a whole host of bugfixes packed into a small update

This isn't the big Android 4.2 update you may have been hoping for on your Droid RAZR M, but an 80MB update containing a good number of improvements is hitting devices starting today. The update to software version 98.15.66.XT907.Verizon.en.US brings fixes and improvements across the board:

  • Improved Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Voice volume has been improved at set level
  • Camera improvements in touch-to-focus, notifications and low light performance
  • In-call audio is routed to ear piece while connected to headset has been improved
  • Video streaming pixelation has been improved
  • Support for Mobile Device Management has been improved
  • Media sync with Back Up Assistant Plus has been improved
  • Visual Voicemail connectivity improvements have been made

The update will be coming OTA (Over The Air) and can be prompted to download by checking manually in the phone's settings, or received later when pushed to the phone. Have you seen the update pop up on your device yet? Chime in in the forums and let the other members know what to look forward to.

Source: Verizon Support; PDF; PDF

More: Motorola Droid RAZR M Forums

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S4 European launch to include Need for Speed giveaway, new Hub apps

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The first 100,000 customers will get an exclusive version of Need for Speed 'Samsung edition'

Samsung has partnered with multiple companies to bring new content to the Samsung Hub for the upcoming Galaxy S4 launch in Europe, scheduled for April 27. EA is providing a version of Need for Speed Most Wanted that not only has been optimized for this particular phone, but includes "in-game Samsung branding." The first 100,000 European customers will be able to download the game for free through the Samsung Hub -- everyone else, including Galaxy Note 2 owners, can still purchase a copy.

Michelin will be offering their real-time traffic app 'Traffic' and eatery locator and reviewer 'Restaurant' apps at launch, with with tourist attraction app 'Travel' following this summer. The children's apps 'Nighty Night' and ‘Little Fox Music Box’ by Goodbeans will be Samsung Hub exclusives. Random House Mondadori is bringing 3,400 Spanish language books, which include international best-selling authors, to the Hub as well.

The full press release, with complete details from Samsung about these content providers, can be found after the break.

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