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1 week ago

Google lets you easily create reminders via the search box

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Google Now's reminder feature is nifty if you're looking to create quick alerts for events, and with the latest update, Google is making it easier to create new reminders. You can now create reminders directly from Google Search by entering a query along the lines of "remind me to collect contact lens at 11 am" in the search box.

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1 week ago

Apps of the Week: Leo's Fortune, PassAndroid, Topia and more!

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Apps of the Week

There's no better time than a Saturday afternoon to sit down and check out some new apps for your Android, and we hope to kick off that weekend content discovery with our Apps of the Week column. Once a week we round up an app from each of the writers here at Android Central, and get a quick explanation of why they chose that particular app.

This week we're looking at a couple of great game choices, an Android Wear watchface, a Passbook alternative for Android and a few other picks to round out the list. Read along with us this week and see the apps that Android Central is using.

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1 week ago

Monument Valley to get more levels, could double playtime

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Monument Valley, the popular and critically acclaimed optical illusion based puzzle game, will be getting some new content in the near future that could double the amount of its current game time.

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1 week ago

Doctor Who Legacy game to get new content thanks to comic books

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Doctor Who Legacy, the popular free mobile game based on the even more popular BBC sci-fi TV series, will be getting some new content very soon, thanks to the launch of the two new Doctor Who comic books from Titan Books.

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1 week ago

Twitter is about to make direct messages a little less maddening

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Managing your direct messages on Twitter is about to get a lot more convenient, as the microblogging service announced today that it is rolling out an update over the coming weeks that makes "deleting DMs more consistent" across the web and mobile.

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1 week ago

Sky subscribers can now manage their account on the go with new Android app

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If you are a subscriber of UK broadcaster Sky, you'll now be able to manage your account while on the move with the company's latest Android offering. Titled Sky Service, the app enables you to get into account areas, find help for TV, broadband and phones services, as well as easy access to the service status checker. It's a must-have for anyone with a Sky package.

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1 week ago

Google Maps adds in-navigation voice control, elevation info for bicyclists

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Voice in Google Maps

Google Maps is receiving an update to version 8.2 today, with a solid set of new features including in-navigation voice control, elevation change information for bicyclists and faster access to voice input from the main maps screen. The biggest change in this latest version is the ability to give Google Maps voice controls while you're navigating, something that hands-free driving advocates (and just frequent drivers) will be a fan of. While navigating you'll now see a small microphone button in the bottom left corner of the interface, which you can tap and then give commands to the phone with.

We've found a few different actions you can take:

  • How is traffic ahead?
  • Show route overview
  • What's my next turn?
  • Show alternate routes
  • When will I get there?
  • What is my next turn?
  • Navigate to [place]

After playing around with it the system doesn't seem too terribly smart just yet — for example you can't say "hide traffic" to remove the traffic display, or make other seemingly-natural language requests that deviate from the scripted queries. There also doesn't seem to be a completely hands-free wakeup phrase such as "OK, Google" that we're all used to. For now you're tapping the on-screen button, but that's miles ahead of performing several taps just to see what's coming up on the map.

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1 week ago

Magic 2015 brings dueling wizards to Android

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Magic: The Gathering fans will be able to get in on card-by-card deck customization in the latest iteration of the classic strategy card game. Magic 2015 launched on Android today and brings familiar one-on-one card duels in either single-serving practice games, long-term campaign, or online multiplayer matches. Check out our hands-on with the iPad version at E3 for a closer look.

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1 week ago

Scheme your way to power in Game of Thrones Ascent

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Game of Thrones Ascent is now available on Android. Previously available only online and on the iPad, Ascent puts you in the role of a noble in Westeros, the setting of George R.R. Martin's books. You can work with or plans schemes against other players as you plot your way to the top.

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1 week ago

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy arrive on Android

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Tieing in with the launch of the movie of the same name, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is available today on Android for $4.99 from the Google Play Store. Despite the tie in, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is an original storyline and falls into the 'action role playing game' genre.

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