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3 weeks ago

The best new Android games of August 2014

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Swing Copters for Android

Summer is winding down, but the Android games sure aren't. August saw a ton of really great Android games come to the Google Play Store, including the latest from the creator of Flappy Bird. We've got a few extremely twitchy Android games, and a few for the more casual gamers.

Good to go? Dig in for our top five Android games to hit the Google Play Store in August.

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3 weeks ago

Super Meat Boy Forever to make a mark on mobile devices in 2015

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Super Meat Boy Forever, an all new game in the critically acclaimed indie platformer series, was announced this week for smartphones, tablets, and Windows for a release sometime in 2015.

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3 weeks ago

Google Translate app gets phonetic support for more languages

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The Google Translate app has been updated with improved offline languages and expanded phonetic input support. The issue with entering text for some languages is simply that the characters aren't available, or are understandably buried, in our standard English QWERTY keyboards. To make things easier, Google Translate supports phonetic entry: type it in how it sounds, and Google will figure out what it is you're actually trying to say.

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3 weeks ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for August 29, 2014

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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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3 weeks ago

HTC halts Android 4.4.3 update for AT&T HTC One M8

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HTC One M8

Update: HTC has confirmed to us that it's halted the Android 4.4.3 update for the AT&T HTC One M8 after a number of people have reported severe battery drain post-update.

If you've yet to update, well, sit tight. If you're one of the ones experiences issues, we've got a forum thread on it here.

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3 weeks ago

Chrome Beta has a new account switcher and 'Guest Mode' on Windows, Mac and Linux

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The Beta channel of Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux has just been updated to include a refreshed style of account switcher and a brand new Guest Mode. Chrome Beta 38 refreshes the look entirely of switching users, making it easier to share a computer using Chrome. You'll now get a quick drop-down menu from the system bar that lets you see who's signed in, quickly switch users or open an incognito window.

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3 weeks ago

AT&T Galaxy S5 receiving 142MB update with security fixes, interface improvements

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If you have a Galaxy S5 on AT&T, today's the day you start checking your phone for an update. The carrier has started pushing out a 142.8MB update to phones today that fixes a whole bunch of things, including security patches, app install enhancements and UX fixes for the email app.

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3 weeks ago

ESPN SportsCenter Android app updated with quick access to shows and more

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The official ESPN SportsCenter Android app has just received a big update on the Google Play Store that includes a new feature called On-Air, which should give fans of the cable sports network quick access to their radio and WatchESPN video streams.

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3 weeks ago

Google Opinion Rewards expands to the Netherlands, offers Play credit for surveys

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Google Opinion Rewards, the app that lets you answer surveys of varying lengths for small amounts of Google Play credit, has just expanded to the Netherlands. Today's expansion builds on a somewhat small list of countries that now have access to the app, which is a handy way to build up a few dollars (or your equivalent currency) here and there for a few minutes of your time.

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3 weeks ago

CBC News app completely revamped in latest update

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The CBC (that's the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) has just completely scrapped and redone its CBC News app, bringing in a dramatically improved experience. All of your standard news categories, including a breaking news ticker and regionalized updates based on where you live, are all here in a new native app that isn't exactly revolutionary but is dramatically better than what they had before.

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3 weeks ago

The best Android action games without in-app purchases

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The best action games for Android without in-app purchases

Skip the IAPs with these outstanding Android action games

Are you tired of being nickeled-and-dimed by freemium Android games? Had enough of gems and timers and boosts? That's certainly the popular opinion we get when we talk about freemium, so we've rounded up our favorite action games in the Google Play Store that do away with all of that, and provides the absolute maximum of product up-front.

We're focusing on reflex-driven games here, but we've got a few others kicking around in our global roundup of the best non-freemium Android games. Go ahead, dive in, and let us know what you think of our top ten action Android games without IAPs in the comments.

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3 weeks ago

Microsoft's OneDrive Android app updated with full business support

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Microsoft has just updated its OneDrive cloud storage app for Android to include support for OneDrive for Business, allowing users to sign in with either their personal or business OneDrive accounts.

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3 weeks ago

Wipeout 2 brings more Big Balls to Android

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Wipeout 2 is bouncing onto mobile devices today, a followup to the original game in the series. The latest version has you running, jumping and tripping your way through 135 levels of obstacle-filled fun, with the ability to grab upgrades and challenge your friends along the way. A new mix of characters includes a zombie, pirate, and popstar to help you conquer over 150 obstacles.

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3 weeks ago

Zen Pinball HD for Android updated for new Walking Dead table

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Zen Studios has released an update to its Zen Pinball HD game for Android that adds support for purchasing a new Walking Dead table inside the app. It's currently available in the Google Play Store along with the Amazon Appstore.

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3 weeks ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for August 28, 2014

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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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