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1 month ago

Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft finally battles its way onto Android tablets

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Good news for you Blizzard fans out there: Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft has finally landed on Android tablets! Blizzard announced today that it has officially launched the game on Google Play — and though it was initially limited to those in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand it's now widely available.

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1 month ago

Google says Text-to-Speech no longer needs high quality voices in latest update

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Google has recently updated its Text-to-Speech app on the Play Store to take away features. With the update, you can no longer download the high quality voices on the Text-to-Speech app, and this isn't exactly a bad thing. According to Google, the standard voice engine "now surpass[es] the quality of the high quality voices from our previous release."

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1 month ago

Chromecast support comes to Lyve, Fitnet, and musiXmatch

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Google announced today that a few new apps have picked up Chromecast support. You can now look forward to slinging music, pictures, and workouts to your big screen from musiXmatch, Lyve, and Fitnet respectively.

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1 month ago

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition makes its Android tablet debut for $9.99

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BioWare's classic Dungeons and Dragons-based roleplaying game sequel Baldur's Gate II, first released way back in 2000 for the PC, has finally arrived for Android tablets via the Google Play Store. Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition is now available to download for $9.99.

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1 month ago

Google Stars: bookmarking gone material

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Bookmarks are something that we somewhat take for granted. We click, click, click away on them like there's not tomorrow. I think I used 20 bookmarks today, and that's not counting personal browsing. They're not exactly classy, but they're there for us when we need them. Heck, they even follow us from device to device with browsers like Chrome.

Well, Google's looking to finally breathe a little more life and color into boring old bookmarks with Stars bookmarking manager. It's by no means a finished product, but it's certainly a step forward.

Let's take a look.

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1 month ago

Instagram is getting five new photo filters!

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Instagram will put in five more photo filters to its Android app. The filters are just part of the app's latest update that is scheduled to be released in the Google Play Store today. It's the first time in two years that new filters have been added to the app,

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1 month ago

NVIDIA's Shield Hub app updated with new Material Design look, better gaming performance

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NVIDIA has updated its Shield Hub app that it created for its Shield Tablet and Shield Portable products today. The update includes a new user interface based on Google's Material Design look, as well as a group of performance improvements for GameStream and GRID.

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1 month ago

On December 24th and 25th, Yo will Ho Ho Ho

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If you happen to be using Yo for some insane reason, we've just been informed that you won't be getting any "Yos" on December 24th or 25th. Nope, instead, to celebrate the Christmas holiday, you'll get similarly-vague "Ho Ho Ho" alerts instead. At press time we were unable to clarify if Santa Claus himself will be leaving monosyllabic push notifications under the tree this year.

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1 month ago

Skype users in India can now call mobiles and landlines in the US and Canada for free

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Microsoft is rolling out an offer for Skype users in India through which they can call mobiles and landlines in the US and Canada for free until March 1, 2015. All that's required is a free Skype account and an Internet connection.

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1 month ago

Here are the Android 5.0.1 OTA links, and a guide to using them

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Google released Android 5.0.1 to AOSP and posted factory images for the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, and now folks have started to receive the actual OTA updates for the incremental bump. While you can always manually update your Nexus device using the full factory image and still retain your data, it's even easier to do if you have the actual OTA file itself.

Head past the break for the links to the OTA files, and to find out how to use them!

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1 month ago

Netflix announces Android Wear support, new social features

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Netflix recently took to its blog to detail some nifty new features coming to its Android app. Coming along for the ride is a new "Social Recommendation" feature that has already graced other platforms. Perhaps the biggest news, however, is that Android Wear integration is coming and will push notifications for recommended movies to your wrist.

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1 month ago

Google updates Docs, Sheets, and Slides for Android with improved editing features

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Google has announced that its Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps are grabbing some update love today. While there isn't much that's groundbreaking here, the updates do bring some nifty quality of life changes, such as scrollbars in Sheets, along with new tools for inserting, moving, and resizing shapes and text boxes in Slides.

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1 month ago

Race around the world in 80 Days for Android

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Literary adventure game 80 Days is now available for Android from the Google Play Store. More of an interactive novel, 80 Days follows the attempt of Phileas Fogg to go around the world in that amount of time.

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1 month ago

New SwiftKey themes bring the Frozen crew to your keyboard

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SwiftKey has launched some new themes based on the hit Disney movie Frozen. The themes feature characters from the movie sitting behind your keyboard. When using a Frozen theme, little flakes of snow will fall from the keyboard as you type.

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1 month ago

HTC's video chat screen sharing now features drawing too

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The HTC Eye Experience update brought a lot of interesting features to HTC device owners, especially in the camera department, but the included improvements to video chat have largely flown under the radar, though today's update makes things a little more interesting. As part of video chat you've been able to share your HTC device's screen, and with the latest update to the HTC Video Chat Enhance app you can now draw as you're sharing your screen.

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