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1 week ago

Latest OneDrive update introduces shared content push notifications and more

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Microsoft has released another update for its OneDrive app on Android smartphones. Version 2.9.3 introduces push notifications for shared files and folders – perfect for those who frequently collaborate with others – as well as usual fixes, optimizations and some other minor improvements.

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1 week ago

BBC releases official Sarah & Duck game for children to build their own park

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The BBC has today released a new CBeebies pre-school app on iOS and Android featuring Sarah & Duck. Children will be able to fire up Sarah & Duck: Day at the Park on supported devices to immerse themselves with characters from the same world as the BAFTA award-winning TV show.

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1 week ago

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut brings the cyberpunk RPG to Android tablets

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Developer Harebrained Schemes has just released the Android tablet version of its acclaimed PC cyberpunk RPG Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut. The game is available to download from the Google Play Store for $6.99. The game is the latest entry in the long-running Shadowrun franchise, which takes place in a near-future Earth where high technology has merged with magic.

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1 week ago

Facebook's Slingshot gets a revamp for version 2.0

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It appears that Facebook isn't ready to give up on its Snapchat competitor yet. The company announced version 2.0 of its Slingshot app today, which heralds a complete redesign of the way it works. The app essentially now works like Snapchat's 'stories' feature, with photos sticking around for 24 hours. The twist is that users can choose to respond to individuals photos from the story.

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1 week ago

Where did the Gallery go after the Lollipop update?

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Google+ Photos

The Gallery is gone, but that's probably a good thing

To put it lightly, Google has had a tough time communicating its photo handling strategy on Android. Depending on the Nexus or Google Play edition device you have and its OS version, you have the Gallery app, the Photos app, or sometimes both. Now with the Lollipop update hitting phones, Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 owners are noticing that their options have been trimmed down to one — Photos is now the default (and only) choice for photo handling.

So what does that mean? Well, mostly it just reduces confusion by giving you one default option rather than two.

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1 week ago

80 Days coming to Android devices December 16

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Literary adventure game 80 Days will soon be making its way to Android devices. The game takes the form of an interactive novel following the 80-day attempt of Phileas Fogg to go around the world. The game uses an art deco style and steampunk trappings in order to immerse the play in its world. The game will be available on the Google Play Store, as well as the Amazon Appstore on December 16.

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1 week ago

'Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War' will finally be released in December

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You may remember that back at CES 2014 in January, we got a live demo of Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War from the folks at Gameloft. At the time, the World War II-themed game was supposed to be released later that quarter. That date came and went with no such launch but this week Gameloft has confirmed that Brothers In Arms 3 will finally be released later in December for Android and other platforms.

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1 week ago

'World of Tanks Blitz' rolls its treads onto Android devices today

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After first launching for iOS earlier this year, Wargaming.net has now made its World War II-themed game World of Tanks Blitz available for Android devices today via the Google Play Store, along with support for cross-platform multiplayer with its iOS counterpart.

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1 week ago

Subway Surfers heads to London in latest update

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Endless-running game Subway Surfers received an update today that sees the World Tour heading to England. As is the norm, the update brings new contests, themes and more unlockable content.

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1 week ago

Google News & Weather update brings dark theme, curated stories, new weather graphs

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There's some good news for, well, news junkies on Android today. Google has rolled out an update to its News & Weather app that brings a number of awesome new features including curated stories from your favorite publishers, a new dark theme, new weather graphs, and searchable news.

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2 weeks ago

'Total War Battles: Kingdom' to lay siege on Android tablets

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Developer The Creative Assembly and publisher Sega have just revealed plans to launch Total War Battles: Kingdom, the second PC and tablet historical strategy game from the team that previously released Total War Battles: Shogun.

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2 weeks ago

Google will let anyone claim an Inbox invite from now until 3 pm Eastern time

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Google is once again opening up invites to try out their recent Inbox app. It is currently accepting all requests to try out their Gmail-based email management app from now until 3 pm Eastern time (noon Pacific time) today.

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2 weeks ago

Google's Device Assist app offers tips on Lollipop

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Google is giving some extra help to some Android 5.0 Lollipop users with the launch today of Device Assist, an app that promises to give "tips and proactive troubleshooting" while using their new OS update.

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2 weeks ago

Centrallo review: This may be the only list-making app you'll ever need

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Centrallo is a new productivity app, and if you spend any time making to-do lists I think it will quickly win you over as a fan. While it is designed for making lists, it does a whole lot more as I'll explain. I've been a beta user for the last month, and Centrallo has just come out of public beta today. It's rock solid and you can start enjoying it for free on Android or iOS today.

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2 weeks ago

PayPal's Google Play app now supports Samsung's fingerprint readers

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PayPal's Android app has been updated in the Google Play Store today, adding the ability to use its fingerprint reader payment feature if a person owns a supported Samsung device.

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