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1 week ago

Humble Mobile Bundle 10 offers up 6 Android games on the cheap

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If you're looking to pick up some more games on the cheap for your Android device, Humble Bundle has something new for you. The most recent bundle offers up 6 games for whatever you find in your heart to pay out.

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1 week ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Wikipedia, MLS Soccer, Falcon Pro 3 and more

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Apps of the week

Our weekly list of must-have apps

We're here this week — and every week — with more of our favorite apps that we want to share with the class. It's a little thing we like to do every Sunday where we look and see what apps we're using the most and spread a little love so you know that you should give them a try if you haven't already.

With over 1.25 million apps in Google Play it can be a little tough to find the ones worth keeping. We share ours here, and we love to see yours in the comments afterwards.

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1 week ago

Motorola Migrate gets Material Design touch ups, new transfer features

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Motorola's Migrate app has been updated, adding Material Design updates and new transfer features. Migrate allows you to transfer data to your Motorola device from a number of sources, including other Android devices, iCloud, and non-smartphones, and the latest update makes that even easier.

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2 weeks ago

Facebook begins testing sound clip transcription in Messenger

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Facebook's David Marcus took to his, well, Facebook page today to detail a new voice transcription feature that the company is testing for Facebook Messenger. The feature will take any sound clip that you send or receive and transcribe its contents in text below the voice clip itself.

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2 weeks ago

How to turn off Facebook's in-app browser for external links

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In August of last year, Facebook started rolling out an in-app browser that let you view links completely in the app without being thrown out to your own installed browser of choice. That's all fine and good, but if you want the additional features, bookmarking, familiarity or added security of choosing your own browser to open links, you'll need to dive into the Facebook settings and change this setting. It's a quick process with just a few steps, and this is how you do it.

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2 weeks ago

Timehop for Android: Throwback Thursday made simple

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Let's go back. Back again.

The ghosts of social media past return

You may have noticed an app popping up in a lot of throwback posts of late called Timehop. Timehop is an app with a very specific purpose: it digs up your social media posts from years ago and presents them to you on their anniversaries. While the primary use for Timehop is to rediscover old posts and content and then reshare it, Timehop can also serve as a daily dose of nostalgia — or embarrassment, as is often the case for my own social history. Timehop is a quick, no-frills trip down down memory lane and a cheat-sheet for #throwbackthursday.

So, when are we off to?

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2 weeks ago

Wikipedia app grabs a ton of features in their material design update

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More like a native app, less like a web app

Everyone knows what Wikipedia is, because it's the world's biggest free resource for information that is largely supported and built by users. The folks at the Wikimedia Foundation have worked hard to make the world's information available to as many people on the planet as possible, and that means making sure the mobile apps are easy to use and highly functional. While Wikipedia has existed in app form on Android for a couple of years now, the experience hasn't really been any better than using the mobile version of the site.

Today the Wikipedia app for Android has updated to meet that promise, bringing along with it a native feel and lots of Material Design style. If you're the type to grab your phone before your laptop when looking something up, this might be the last time you see the Wikipedia website for a while.

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2 weeks ago

WWE Immortals fights its way onto Google Play

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Wrestling fans are in for a pretty cool treat today. NetherRealm Studios, the developers behind Injustice: Gods Among Us, just announced that WWE Immortals has been released for Android. The game allows you to play supernatural, supercharged versions of your favorite WWE stars such as John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Big Show.

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2 weeks ago

Odd Squad: Blob Chase wants to make learning math fun

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PBS Kids has released Odd Squad: Blob Chase, a new educational game geared towards children ages 5-8, on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Meant for tablets, this is the first app based on the Odd Squad brand. Blob Chase tries to teach basic math concepts by making them fun and engaging.

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2 weeks ago

Google wants to reward you with medals for bringing new players to Ingress

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Ingress, the GPS-based adventure game from Google's Niantic Labs, wants its current players to encourage their family and friends to join in. It will do so with a new Recruiter Medal that will reward the "agents" of Ingress for their efforts in this area.

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2 weeks ago

Parallels Access now supports S Pen remote editing on the Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge owners can now remotely access their Windows or Mac files with Parallels Access 2.5. The new version of the popular software even lets users edit remote PC files with Samsung's S Pen.

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2 weeks ago

Google turbocharges Translate, instant translation of voice and text now possible

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As revealed earlier this week, Google has updated its Translate app with real-time text and speech translation, made possible by Word Lens integration and improvements to the translation engine.

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2 weeks ago

Lightroom mobile comes to Android — here's your first look!

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Lightroom Mobile for Android

If you're a Lightroom user, this may be the easiest way to sync and edit photos on a desktop

Adobe today has announced that Lightroom mobile — the on-the-go version of its powerful photo organization and editing software — is now available for Android phones.

The broad strokes: Lightroom mobile lets you organize and edit pictures you take with your phone. (Tablet support is coming later, Adobe says.) It's also a two-way sync with the full desktop version of Lightroom, complete with auto-upload. So anything you shoot with your phone will be available in a collection in Lightroom, and any edits you make there will also appear on the phone.

This one's probably not for casual editors — Lightroom continues to be a pretty serious tool, and you'll need one of Adobe's Creative Cloud subscriptions for it all to work. But if you're willing to put in a little effort, this might well be one of the best ways to manage and edit your mobile photos.

Let's explore.

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2 weeks ago

Facebook at Work: It's Facebook, but for business

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Facebook has just launched a limited pilot program for its new Facebook at Work service. It will offer businesses a way to give their employees collaboration and messaging tools with familiar Facebook features.

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2 weeks ago

Google's new Classroom mobile app helps connect teachers and students

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Google has launched a new mobile app as part of its previously-announced Classroom education service. The app offers features designed to help both students and teachers.

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