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15 hours ago

Star Wars: Galactic Defense pits stormtroopers against rebel scum

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If you've ever wanted a strategy game with wookiees, now you've got it thanks to Star Wars: Galactic Defense. Pick light side or dark side, chose up to three classic heroes, and set up your towers against waves of enemies.

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15 hours ago

Samsung S Health update adds oxygen saturation measurement and more

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Samsung has updated their S Health app in the Galaxy Apps Store, adding some new features, while removing others for users in some countries. New features include weight management, sleeping time, and oxygen saturation measurement.

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15 hours ago

Google Play Books update to add new skimming and browsing features

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Google will release a new update to its Google Play Books app later today that will offer users some new ways to quickly skim and browse inside ebooks, especially those of the nonfiction variety.

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16 hours ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 30

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom. Today Amazon's got a great deal on $115-worth of apps now available for free. Definitely check that out.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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16 hours ago

Vodafone's spooky Halloween weekend deals has the HTC One M8 listed for £289

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Vodafone is preparing to run a weekend deal to celebrate Halloween and both the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini will see 40 percent slashed from their original listed prices. If you've been holding off on making a purchase, now may be a good time to look at available options.

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16 hours ago

Kunimasa Suzuki to depart as leader of Sony's mobile division Nov. 16

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Sony will have a new leader of its mobile devices division on November 16, as the company announced today that Kunimasa Suzuki will leave that position for a new job as executive vice president of Sony Entertainment. Its Senior Vice President Hiroki Totoki will take over Sony's mobile division duties.

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17 hours ago

Motorola Droid Turbo is available today on Verizon!

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As promised, the Motorola Droid Turbo is available today on Verizon. We've got the phone in-hand right now — be sure to check out our hands-on from the launch event — so expect more in due time. But the broad strokes to be aware of are a 5.2-inch display, massive 3,900 mAh battery with Motorola's Turbo Charger and wireless Qi charging, and all the Motorola bells and whistles we've come to love in its recent phones. Plus it's done in a form factor that's not huge (that's not to say it's not big — it is — or a bit heavy), plus a 21-megapixel camera.

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17 hours ago

Angry Birds Transformers rolls out onto Google Play Store

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Children of the 80s will be pretty pumped to hear that Angry Birds Transformers is now available on Android. Not only is Angry Birds putting aside their well-known physics puzzle gameplay for a more action-packed side-scrolling shooter, they're also staying true to the retro charm of original cartoon series. What they aren't putting aside are the standard freemium mechanics, like timers and in-app currency.

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17 hours ago

Samsung Gear S launching in the US on November 7, pricing and availability detailed

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Samsung's SIM-enabled Gear S will be launching in the US on November 7, with the smartwatch going on sale at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. The device will also be available at at Samsung Experience stores located within Best Buy.

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17 hours ago

New map updates now available for Nokia HERE app

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Nokia now has some new map updates available for its HERE app for Android, with the company saying, "There are additions and fixes in every continent, too many to practically list, so just download with the assurance that your map is fuller and more accurate than ever."

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18 hours ago

any.do 2.0: bigger, better, darker

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any.do is a task-oriented note-taking and to-do list app with quite the following - over 11 million to date - and today, those users are being treated to the biggest update the service has ever rolled out. This update is not just boosting productivity for you, but for your family and your co-workers, too. Most importantly, the service and its apps have been streamlined in order to help you spend less time making your to-do list and more time checking them off. So, let's make some lists, shall we?

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18 hours ago

Grab 40 free apps and games on Amazon's App Store

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The Amazon App Store has yet another deal under way before the new month kicks in. For the next day or so, you're able to download around 40 apps and games (depending on your location). Total savings are over $140, making it well worth checking out if you own supported hardware.

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18 hours ago

Xiaomi allegedly poaches another exec, this time from Spotify

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After hiring Jai Mani from Google to lead its Indian product team, Xiaomi has reportedly poached Spotify's Donovan Sung to lead international product development.

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19 hours ago

LG announces world's narrowest full-HD display panel with 0.7mm bezel width

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LG has announced a new 5.1-inch full-HD display panel today with a bezel width of just 0.7mm, which the vendor claims is the narrowest in the world. LG is no stranger to innovations in the display segment, as the vendor announced the thinnest display in the world earlier this year, although today's announcement breaks LG's previous record of 2.2mm bezel size.

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20 hours ago

Microsoft's first fitness tracker works on Android too

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Microsoft's first fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, went on sale today across retail and online stores for $199. Featuring a total of ten sensors, the tracker also works with Android smartphones via a free, downloadable app called Microsoft Health, which is now available in the Play Store.

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