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1 week ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 8, 2014

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Looking to save a buck on apps, phones, tablets, and other gear? You've come to the right place.

Dig in!

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2 weeks ago

Dragon Quest IV from Square Enix lands in Google Play for $14.99

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Square Enix is at it again, bringing another full game port over to the mobile platforms with Dragon Quest IV hitting Android today. Just like its lineup of other ported games, like several editions of the Final Fantasy franchise, Square Enix has put a hefty price tag of $14.99 on Dragon Quest IV. But those who want an immersive experience and hours of great gameplay, the price is likely worth it.

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2 weeks ago

Android Device Manager adds message and callback number options for lost phones

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Android Device Manager, the service that helps you locate and lock lost devices, is picking up an update on the web and for Android that gives you better options when locking a device. Now from both the web and the updated Android app, when you go to forcibly lock a phone you own, you can add both a message and a phone number for the person with the phone to call you with.

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2 weeks ago

Poweramp for Android, the 2014 review

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Poweramp

It isn't new, but Poweramp remains one of the very best music players around

Not too long back we compiled a list of what we thought to be the best 5 music player apps available on Android. Of the 5, one selected was Poweramp, a long time favorite of many a music fan. In fact, we first looked at Poweramp back in 2010. As time has passed Poweramp has been refined, seen new features arrive, but at its core what it is hasn't changed.

It's been a while since we looked at Poweramp in any great detail, so we've loaded it back up and given it a 2014 look over. Let's see if it's still one to beat.

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2 weeks ago

Big football fans might want to check out the new NFL Now Android app

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The new NFL Now app for Android has been released, giving pro football fans a ton of access to official game videos, with live streams of NFL RedZone and the NFL Network if you sign up for a premium subscription package.

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2 weeks ago

HTC Gallery update lets you share M8 Duo Camera effects

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HTC has updated its Sense 6 Gallery app through Google Play, introducing the ability to share live Duo Camera photos from the HTC One M8 on the web. Whereas previously you'd have to apply your effects and save a still photo before sharing, now you can share Duo Camera effect shots directly through a Google-hosted web page. Through this new Duo Effects Gallery, viewers can play around with refocusing shots and applying other 3D and artistic effects, just like they would on an M8.

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2 weeks ago

Crazy Taxi: City Rush blazes onto Android

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Sega has launched its latest instalment in the Crazy Taxi franchise, Crazy Taxi: City Rush, for Android today. Developed by Hardlight Studios, the arcade game features the same gameplay elements that turned it an iconic hit on the Sega Dreamcast. Crazy Taxi: City Rush game sees the player taking on the role of a taxi driver trying to pick up customers and take them to their chosen destination as quickly as possible, while performing stunts and overcoming obstacles along the way to earn points.

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2 weeks ago

YouTube update makes subtle changes to playlists

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YouTube is picking up an update today to version 5.9.0.10, bringing a few different small changes to the way you interact with playlists in the app. First up is the display of playlist groupings across the app, where you now have an overflow button to save or share a list without tapping into it specifically. Each playlists now shows the number of items in the list as well.

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2 weeks ago

In-app purchases: The good, the bad and the evil

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In-app purchases

In-app purchases are something we're all going to come across, here's the lowdown on what's good, and not so good

Android Central University — Google PlayIn-app purchases; a highly contentious topic of conversation, but something we have to accept. Developers want to get paid for their work — and rightly so — and for some the in-app purchase model is the chosen way to achieve that. Some folks will never believe they're anything other than evil tricks designed to get you to spend more money, but that isn't always the case.

As part of a continuing series looking at the ins and outs of Google Play we're examining the good, the bad, and the downright evil that comes with in-app purchases.

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2 weeks ago

Facebook Messenger adds Android Wear notifications, voice replies

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If Facebook Messenger is your preferred communication app and an Android Wear device is your preferred wrist companion, today's your lucky day. With the latest version of Facebook Messenger for Android, you can now view message notifications and like or reply to messages right from your wrist. Message notifications come in just like any other, and you can then swipe to access a voice reply or a single-tap "like" to reply with a big 'ol thumbs-up.

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