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1 week ago

Marvel Venom table added to Zen Pinball HD for Android

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The team at Zen Studios will be adding yet another Marvel super-hero table to their pinball game. This time it's based on Venom, one of Spider-Man's major villains. It's now available as an in-app download for Zen Pinball HD for Android in the Google Play Store for $1.99.

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1 week ago

Hulu offers free mobile access to great shows for the holiday season

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If you don't have Hulu installed on your Android device now, you may want to give it a go, because they're offering Android-exclusive mobile access to their catalog to celebrate the holiday season. Some of these programs include The Tonight Show, Gotham, South Park, and a personal favorite, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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1 week ago

Indiegogo app for Android now ready for crowdfunders

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Indiegogo has released an official app for Android, allowing users to peruse the latest crowdfunding projects available. Whether you want to pitch in for a promising new connected home accessory, a new documentary, or any other kind of creative enterprise, you'll be able to from here. Recommendations are personalized to your account based on previously backed ventures and what you've been following lately.

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1 week ago

First Strike game adds two new superweapons for global destruction

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The dark-yet-compelling strategy game First Strike has been updated to version 1.2, adding quite a few features. You'll find new defensive capabilities, new weapons, and bunch of interface tweaks in the path to global domination through nuclear warfare.

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1 week ago

Microsoft buys HockeyApp to help expand its support for Android app developers

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Microsoft has today announced the acquisition of Stuttgart, Germany-based company HockeyApp, which provides Android developers with detailed app crash reports, along with a way to distribute beta versions of those apps. The specific financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the announcement.

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1 week ago

YouTube gets offline viewing support in India

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Google announced that YouTube would be getting an offline playback mode in India during the launch of the Android One initiative in the country earlier this year, and the feature is now rolling out to users. The ability to save videos for offline viewing is not limited to Android One handsets, and is available to all users in the country.

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1 week ago

Minecraft creators Mojang release their next game, Scrolls, for Android tablets

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As previously announced, Minecraft developer Mojang have released only their second internally developed game, Scrolls, for Android tablets. The game is available to download from the Google Play Store.

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1 week ago

Microsoft's MSN suite of apps are now available on Android

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Microsoft has today launched newly rebranded mobile apps for Android and iOS. The company overhauled the MSN portal a few months ago, refreshing apps available on its Windows Phone platform. Rebranded apps include MSN News, Weather, Sports, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink and Money, most of which are available to download for Android hardware.

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1 week ago

Google injects Material Design into Chromecast, YouTube updates; Wallet makes shopping easier

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Google is doling out more Material Design love to a few more apps this week. Notably, the Chromecast and YouTube apps are updated with Google's new design language, with Chromecast expanding its screen casting capabilities to more devices. The third app, Google Wallet, is getting a more modest update by making it easier for customers to store and use both gift cards and loyalty cards.

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1 week ago

Polling app Straw gets bugfixes, poll notifications in latest update

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Straw, a fun polling app that lets you quickly survey your friends and family via messaging and social media, is picking up an update today with some bug fixes and notifications. Straw has gotten a few updates since launching in the Play Store, and today the big improvement is the addition of notifications for when a poll closes — no more refreshing the app to see how much time is left.

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1 week ago

Sprint will install Uber app on most of its new Android phones

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Sprint will pre-load the Uber app on most of its new Android smartphones in a new partnership, and Sprint is also offering $20 towards a user's first Uber ride during the month of December for its customers.

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1 week ago

WinZip for Android picks up Dropbox integration

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WinZip has updated its Android app to version 3.0, which adds support for the Dropbox cloud service to the file compression utility. These features are added if users purchase the $1.99 in-app upgrade to WinZip Premium

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1 week ago

One million photos now shared between Android and iOS devices thanks to FotoSwipe; video sharing coming soon

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Following the recent announcement of FotoSwipe here on AndroidCentral, the developers behind the Android/iOS cross-platform photo sharing service followed up with us today to say THANK YOU. A small tribe of our forum community members were actively involved in beta testing the app — we love to see developers active in our forums — so we were happy to write up the official release of the app.

FotoSwipe let us know that in the short time since it was released, these efforts have helped them pass the milestone of one million photos being shared. There are now over 175,000 users (about a 50/50 split between iOS and Android) using FotoSwipe in 175 countries and the user base is growing fast. Since the initial release, the developers have been quick to listen to user feedback and have already released an update to FotoSwipe. The basic swipe gesture has been greatly improved, and the UI has been revamped as well. With a 4.3-star rating on Google Play and over 3,600 reviews, FotoSwipe is off to a solid start. More features are on the roadmap as well, including faster sharing speeds when on Wifi to Wifi connections and support to share videos by swiping.

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1 week ago

Google Cardboard passes 500,000 shipped cardboard headsets, gets a new SDK

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The fold-your-own Google Cardboard virtual reality headset has hit the half-a-million units shipped mark. And to mark the occasion, there's now an official Cardboard SDK for both Android and Unity. The SDK is designed to make it easier to build apps for Cardboard, taking care of the heaving lifting for things like head-tracking, lens distortion, and side-by-side rendering.

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1 week ago

Muzei 2.0 updates for Lollipop, adds Android Wear watch face

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If you're a fan of the Muzei wallpaper app — and you absolutely should be — it's update time.

In addition to a refresh for Android 5.0 Lollipop, Muzei's added an Android Wear Watch face (here's what it looks like) that notifies of new artwork and now has a full detail view, so you can get more info of what you're seeing.

If you haven't checked out Muzei before, now's definitely the time.

  • Saturation slider in advanced settings
  • Option to remove effects on the lock screen
  • An updated look and feel for Android 5.0
  • Improved panning behavior for wide artworks
  • Better support for new art notifications on Android Wear
  • A full-screen artwork detail view on Android Wear
  • A much-needed dose of bug fixes

And for the seriously hard-core fans, there's now a Muzei Google+ community. Join it.

Source: +Roman Nurik

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