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1 week ago

Barnes and Noble launches new Nook app with free audiobook offer

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Bookseller Barnes and Noble is trying to revamp its Nook brand with a new app that will allow users to purchase and download selections from a large library of audiobooks. The app now available in the Google Play Store with an offer of two free audiobooks from a select list of titles.

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Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 19

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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.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

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1 week ago

Samsung's new Milk Video app helps users discover viral content

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Samsung has launched a new app and service called Milk Video, which it says will make "it easier than ever to find and share the best and most talked about online videos." At the moment the app is only available in the US and can be used by a select number of Samsung's Galaxy devices,

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1 week ago

Ingress turns 2, announces user milestones

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Ingress, the experimental GPS-based game from Google's Niantic Labs that has spawned book series, support sites, and massive multi-city and even international events, is turning two years old. Time flies in an open beta, huh? Anyway, the good folks at Niantic have some impressive numbers to show us about all the things we've accomplished in that time trying to see who will control the XM, the Enlightened or the Resistance.

Let's see how much walking they've made us do trying to get those portals working.

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1 week ago

Monument Valley is available for free on Amazon today, Forgotten Shores expansion in tow

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The critically acclaimed puzzle game Monument Valley is available for free via Amazon's Free App of the Day promotion. Usually retailing for $3.99, today's promotion is a great way of getting one of the best games available on Android for free.

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1 week ago

There's now a Facebook Groups app, because Facebook

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First there was just Facebook, and then there was Messenger, and now there is Groups. Yep, Facebook has launched a dedicated app purely for their Groups feature, and, well, it's pretty much a different user interface for the current groups that already exist in the primary Facebook app.

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1 week ago

Microsoft Office Mobile update brings Dropbox integration

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Microsoft has updated its Office Mobile app for Android, bringing with it Dropbox integration. The feature was announced a few weeks ago and the update now makes Dropbox support live, allowing users to open, edit, and save documents within their Dropbox cloud using the Office Mobile app.

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1 week ago

Google will give you $5 for inviting a friend to use Wallet

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While this seems like something right out of those chain forward emails where Bill Gates was tracking the email and would give you a share of his fortune, it's not — Google wants you to use Google Wallet more to send cash to your friends, and they're willing to put their money where their mouth (and your wallet) is. So from now until either 20,000 referrals are sent or November 30th his, Google will give you $5 in credit for each time you send money with Google Wallet along with an invitation to a new user (up to 20 times, and "even a penny works").

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1 week ago

NewsBlur offers offline reading and a new dark theme in its latest update

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The popular NewsBlur news reader app for Android just got an update today to version 4.0 in the Google Play Store. It adds a way to download and read website articles offline for the first time. It also has a new dark theme which should made it easier to read at night.

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1 week ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 18

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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.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

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1 week ago

Motorola's latest Spotlight story is a beautiful tale

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Duet Spotlight Story

If you've got a Moto X or second-generation Moto G, take a few minutes this morning and enjoy the latest Spotlight Story. Dubbed "Duet," and from Disney animator Glen Keane, it's a fun little take that starts out with a couple bare baby butts and follows the crazy kids through adolescence and into adulthood in just a couple minutes, all in that interactive style we've come to enjoy.

And it basically hits this father of two right where it was intended. If you've got kids, make 'em try to enjoy it with you.

Just grab your phone today and look for it to fire on up. And if you've never seen the other two — Buggy Night and Windy Day — definitely check them out in the Spotlight app.

More: Glen Keane on the making of Duet

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1 week ago

You can now order from Amazon with your Android Wear smartwatch

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Shopping for stuff at Amazon just got a new wrinkle with the latest update to the Android Amazon app. Not only does it support the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, it also includes an Android Wear app for buying things directly from a supported smartwatch.

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1 week ago

Nokia Z Launcher hits open beta, now available for all to download

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Nokia announced its first Android tablet today, but the company has also been working on its Z Launcher for Google's OS, which is now available for everyone. The launcher itself has just hit open beta with an update to include some improvements before being shipped out to compatible Android smartphones.

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1 week ago

SwiftKey launches three new Material Design themes, bundles them in a pack

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After launching two Material Design-inspired keyboards called Material Dark and Material Light last month, SwiftKey is now rolling out a theme pack that features three new color variants. There's also minimal versions of Material Dark and Material Light on offer.

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1 week ago

Google Play Services 6.5 brings some nifty new features to your favorite Google apps

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Google has announced today that it will soon be rolling out Google Play services 6.5, bringing some snazzy new features to Google Maps, Drive, Wallet and Fit for developers using those tools in their apps.

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