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1 week ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 10

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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1 week ago

Google Hangouts and Google Voice are finally playing nice

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Google Hangouts and Google Voice

Well, here's a pleasant late-night surprise. Looks like Google Hangouts finally has the long-overdue integration with Google Voice, meaning that your messages from Google Voice (and not traditional SMS messages from the actual phone number assigned to your SIM card — it's a bit of a mess to explain, we know) can finally show up in Google Hangouts.

That means a couple things. First is that you'll only need one app — Hangouts — to receive text messages and Hangouts messages. (Not sure yet what that means for voicemails through Google Voice.) It also means that you'll be able to get traditional text messages through the Hangouts extension in Chrome, which is nice.

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1 week ago

Tasker advanced use

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I love Tasker. And I say it a lot. I say it so much that my keyboard's prediction now pops up Tasker after I type the word love. And Tasker can do a lot. A whole lot. But in order to do it, it needs to be programmed or you need to stick a button on your home screen, or a gesture control. I covered voice controls last time, and today, rather than using them for media controls, we'll be using them for something far more helpful: squeezing more battery out of your phone. I was also contacted by the wonderful wizard of Tasker plugins, João Dias, and he gave me a more targeted manner of playing media using his AutoShare plugin, which I'll share later in the article.

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1 week ago

Rogers rolls out KitKat 4.4.4 for first-gen Moto X

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The original Moto X is getting a long-awaited update to Android KitKat 4.4.4 today on Canadian carrier Rogers. Check out your device settings for an update notification if you haven't already.

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2 weeks ago

Netflix adds Post-Play support to Chromecast from phones and tablets

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Netflix has just announced that it has added its Post-Play feature to Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle for users who are streaming videos from Netflix's Android and iOS smartphone and tablet apps.

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2 weeks ago

The best Android RPGs without in-app purchases

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best Android RPGs without in-app purchases

There are tons of role-playing games available on Android, but plenty of them adopt freemium models which will nickel-and-dime you in order to fast track progression. Hardened, old-school RPG players want none of that, and for them we've assembled our favorite Android RPGs without in-app purchases. If your tolerance for IAPs is a little higher, check out our top 10 Android role-playing games overall, which includes some of those below and some freemium titles.

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2 weeks ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for September 9

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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2 weeks ago

Amazon finally lets loose a Prime Video app!

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Amazon Prime Instant Video app

Amazon's app received an update today, bringing Prime Instant Video streaming to Android devices. To enable streaming, you have to download the Prime Instant Video player, which is available exclusively in Amazon's appstore.

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2 weeks ago

Sega drops Super Monkey Ball Bounce on Android

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Super Monkey Ball Bounce is now available to play on Android. This is the latest mobile game in the popular Super Monkey Ball franchise from Sega. Today's new game brings 119 levels and six unique worlds to your Android handset. Like games like Peggle? Then you might want to check out Super Monkey Ball Bounce.

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2 weeks ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for September 8

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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2 weeks ago

Twitter's testing 'buy' buttons so you can buy stuff through Twitter's app

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In case Twitter wasn't putting enough stuff in your face, you might soon see a "buy" button in the official Twitter app. Yep, the same Twitter that's pulling in to your stream the favorites of people you follow (and sometimes even people you don't follow) now wants to urge you to tap on that buy button. Twitter is partnering initially with shopping platform Fancy, direct creatives seller Gumroad, Musictoday, and mobile payments company Stripe.

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2 weeks ago

Free Spotify streamers will have new video ads to endure on desktop and mobile

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Spotify is a popular music streaming service, available for free and as a subscription. Those who have enjoyed the free, ad-supported experience will have some new advertisements to enjoy in the form of videos. The service has announced these new video ads, which will task streamers to endure both audible and two types of video-based advertisements.

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2 weeks ago

Top 10 Metal Slug Defense Tips and Tricks

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Top 10 Metal Slug Defense Tips and Tricks Android EVGA Tegra Note 7

Free to play games are often little more than cynical unending grabs at players' wallets. But every now and then a free to play game comes along that is actually fun for free and paying players alike.

Metal Slug Defense from SNK Playmore is one of those games. Just as Rhythm of Fighters adapted the KOF series into a mobile-friendly music game, this one turns the venerable Metal Slug series of run-and-gun shooters into a unique and addictive tower-defense game. Want to know which upgrades and units will help you beat the game? Then read our latest tips and tricks guide.

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2 weeks ago

The Best Android apps and games of the week: Angry Birds Stella, Reddit AMA, and more!

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We've got some great new Android games and Android apps to kick off September. There's a stealth game from Sony to check out, a smattering of productivity apps, and plenty more in between.

If you're ready to go, take a gander at our top ten Android apps released this week.

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2 weeks ago

New BBM Android app update fixes 'Temporary Server Error' bug

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BlackBerry has released a quick update to its BBM messaging app for Android in order to fix a bug that was found after the company released the 4.2 update on Thursday.

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