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Richard's favorite Android apps of 2014

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Richard's best apps

What I've been using the most this past year

We're coming to the end of another fantastic 12 months in the Android world, and as is often the case the end of the year brings about a retrospective look at what has been before. That's true of each of the Android Central staffers, and we're taking it in turns to talk about what we've been using this year to help us make it through the day.

In 2014 I had a real productivity kick, trying to get my Android devices working for me to make me get more done. As such the apps I've used the most are the ones that helped me to achieve that goal. But play time hasn't been totally forgotten.

These are my most used apps from the past 12 months. And they're not going anywhere soon. Let's get into it!

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1 month ago

HTC Gallery update adds cloud viewing support and Face Fusion photo editor

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HTC has released an update to its HTC Gallery app in the Google Play Store that adds a number of new features to the photo application, including a way to view photos and videos on the cloud and a new Face Fusion editor.

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1 month ago

Ara's favorite Android apps of 2014

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It's been a big year for me. I got a job at a TV station, I started writing on Google+, I got noticed and hired by Phil, and I've been cutting my teeth here writing about Tasker, social media, and Google.

A year ago, I thought Chromebooks were a joke, and now it's my second favorite computer — after my Moto X, of course — so it's safe to say a lot's changed for me tech-wise over the course of the year. Nowhere is this more true than in my favorite apps for the year, which have expanded the ways I use my phone and the aspects I appreciate.

And here they are.

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1 month ago

Up to $220 worth of apps are now free via Amazon's Appstore Christmas bundle

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Amazon's holiday Appstore promotion is now live, and includes over $220 worth of apps that are being given away for free. The highlights from the giveaway include apps like Plex and Fleksy Keyboard, and games such as Angry Birds Space, Colin McRae Rally, Worms 3, Cogs and more.

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1 month ago

Google Play Store has lots of music albums on sale for the end of 2014

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Music lovers who also own Android and iOS devices should be happy that the Google Play Store is currently running a sale for the end of 2014. It has some deep discounts on a bunch of albums, a couple of which are just $1.99 each.

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1 month ago

Alex's favorite Android apps of 2014

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Best Android apps

My favorite Android apps of the past year

In 2014 Android expanded its reach considerably. Phones like the Moto G and Android One pushed the OS into more hands in developing countries. Android Wear officially put Google on our wrists for the first time. And larger devices like the the Nexus 6 and Galaxy Note 4 gave buyers a broad new canvas for their apps. The fact that Android is now almost everywhere means the selection of Android apps is greater than ever, and sometimes it can be a little tough to tell what's really worth buying and downloading.

So as we do every year, we're rounding off 2014 with a look at our favorite stuff from the past year. This time it's my turn to share my Android app picks — head past the break for five of the top apps I've been using in 2014.

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1 month ago

Temple Run VR brings first person endless running to the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

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Classic endless runner Temple Run has made its way to the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition with the release of Temple Run VR. In the latest from Imangi Studios, you'll run through an Arctic wilderness avoiding enemies in one of the Gear VR's first games. This game brings the Temple Run action into the first-person perspective for the first time in the series.

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1 month ago

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic finally lands on Android

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It may have taken its sweet time after seeing an initial mobile release on iOS over a year ago, but Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic has finally made its Android debut. The port brings the massively popular title to a whole new audience with optimized touch controls.

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1 month ago

Latest Humble Bundle offers up 9 games from Noodlecake Studios

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Everyone's favorite way to pick up Android games on the cheap is at it again. Humble Bundle is now offering a pack featuring games from developer Noodlecake Studios for the low, low price of just $8.

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1 month ago

Sonos adds podcasts to its streaming lineup with Spreaker

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Spreaker for Android

If you're looking to stream your favorite podcasts in all of their high-def glory on your Sonos speakers, there's some good news today. Spreaker has announced that its podcast service is now integrated into the Sonos Controller App for Android.

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1 month ago

Jerry's favorite Android apps of 2014

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My Apps

My favorite Android apps of the past year

Hey everybody! It's the time of the year where all of us here at AC look back and think on the highlights of 2014. That means we all get to compile lists of the things we thought were the "best." We're kicking it off with a "Best apps of 2014" list from each of us here. Fun stuff!

Best means different things to different people. To me, it has nothing to do with how many downloads an app has, or what it costs, or even how new (or old) it happens to be. The best apps are the ones that do what I expect them to do, in the way I like them to do it. It's pretty personal, and your list (or Phil's, or Alex's, etc.) aren't going to be like mine. That's a good thing.

I've decided on the five apps I use the most, do exactly what I need them to do, and work best for me.

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1 month ago

Yahoo Aviate app updated with new search features and more

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The Yahoo Aviate launcher for Android got updated today in the Google Play Store with a number of new features, chief among theme some new search functions that should make it easy to search for things directly on a smartphone homescreen.

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1 month ago

Several games have deep holiday price cuts in the Google Play Store

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It's not unusual to see price cuts on apps and games in the Google Play Store, but it looks like a bunch of popular games have some deeper than normal reductions from now until the end of the current holiday season:

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1 month ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Parkopedia, Bluetooth Auto Connect, Aftership and more

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Apps of the week

See the apps we recommend this week

Sunday is app day here at AC. We look back at the apps we found ourselves using this week, and each of us pick out one that we want to recommend. Sometimes, the apps are boring utilities that work really well, sometimes they are games that keep you occupied and on the edge of your seat, but they are always applications that we think are done well and worth a look.

Have a gander at what we're recommending, then be sure to holler in the comments to tell everyone about any great apps you've found.

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1 month ago

Dictionary.com updates free and premium Android apps with new features

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The Dictionary.com free and premium apps for Android have both been updated to version 5.0 in the Google Play Store. Both versions include a visual redesign and a new Word of the Day quiz widget, but the ad-free premium version includes a bunch of other new additions.

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