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2 days ago

Top Combo Crew tips and tricks for smashing high scores

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Combo Crew is a beat 'em up game designed specifically for mobile play. The name of the game is all about building the largest combo you can during each level. The bigger your combo, the greater your score, plus you'll unlock great rewards. Choosing from a variety of characters (including guests from Street Fighter and Another World) and then setting out to pound the hordes of enemies is a fierce good time. Combo Crew costs 99 cents in the Google Play Store and has in-app purchases.

Unlike most beat 'em ups, Combo Crew isn't just about knocking out enemies and clearing the level. You'll need to keep that combo up and complete various missions in order to unlock everything the game has to offer. Our all-new tips and tricks guide will help you hit the ground running in this classic game of fisticuffs.

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2 days ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha versus iPhone 6

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs iPhone 6

Apple went bigger, Samsung went smaller, both went metal. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha squares off against the iPhone 6!

While the Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the biggest Samsung — and pretty much Android as a whole — challenger to the iPhone when it comes to outright sales, recent weeks have seen a new contender emerge from the Korean phone maker; The Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

Samsung went a little smaller — and more than a little metal — with the Galaxy Alpha. By contrast Apple went significantly bigger with the iPhone 6. And both came out at 4.7-inches. What we're left with, then, is the two biggest smartphone makers in the world launching two very closely matched devices at pretty much the same time.

So, how do they stack up against each other?

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2 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 29

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 days ago

Waze update lets you catalog local points of interest

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Waze just picked up an update to version 3.9 that sees the addition of a new feature called Places, through which users will be able to add and edit information about local businesses, residences and other points of interest.

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3 days ago

Samsung brings LTE connectivity to the Galaxy Ace Style, retains entry-level specs

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Samsung launched a new handset in the entry-level Galaxy Ace series, dubbed the Galaxy Ace Style LTE. As the name indicates, the device features LTE connectivity and is now available in Germany to the equivalent of $252 (€199).

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3 days ago

Pebble smartwatch currently on sale for just $99.99 at Best Buy

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If you have been waiting for the price of the Pebble smartwatch to get a lot lower, then perhaps Best Buy might be able to help. The retailer is currently selling the basic version of the Pebble for just $99.99, a $50 reduction from its normal price of $149.99.

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3 days ago

Com 1 Indiegogo campaign pulled after rights complaint from Google

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Com, the company behind the Com 1 Indiegogo campaign for a new Android Wear device, says that their campaign has been pulled following a rights infringment complaint by Google. The complaint letter says that the Com 1 campaign used Google's intellectual property in their campaign without authorization.

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3 days ago

Samsung's selfie-focused Galaxy Grand Prime may launch in India later this week

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It looks like Samsung is considering the launch of a selfie focused camera in the Galaxy Grand line, dubbed the Galaxy Grand Prime, in India later this week. A retailer based out of Mumbai revealed that the retail price of the handset in the country will be Rs. 16,000 ($260), with a street price of Rs. 15,250 ($248).

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3 days ago

Sony takes viewers on a journey of light in new Xperia Z3 ads

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Sony has released two new advertisements for the premium Xperia Z3 smartphone. The new commercials mainly focus on the optics, illustrating just how well the Z3 performs with little to no light at all. Coupled with a sweet melody, these new videos take the viewers on a journey full of light as we see snowboarders dress themselves in LED lighting to put on quite the show.

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3 days ago

Clove launches costly pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

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Clove UK has kicked off pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a unique piece of hardware sporting a curved display on one side of the smartphone. Previous reports suggested the device would be produced as a "limited concept", rather than mass produced like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but Clove announced earlier this month the company would in fact be stocking units for purchase.

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3 days ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Hacked, Lux, Ticket to Ride and more

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Apps of the week

Check out the apps we're using this week

We're back with another round of weekly app recommendations so we can share the apps we love, the new apps we're trying, or the apps we think are worth taking a second look at. In other words, if we think it's interesting, we'll share it here.

Apps are a big part of the smartphone experience, and the Google Play store brings a huge number of them into the mix. Take a look at our picks, then be sure to share your favorites in the comments. We're all in this together!

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3 days ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha video walkthrough

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Galaxy Alpha

This past week we put the Samsung Galaxy Alpha through its paces, finding it to be Samsung's best-designed Android phone yet — though not without a couple of issues in other areas. Nevertheless, the Alpha is a big deal for Samsung as it launches its new design language. For a quick five-minute roundup of everything going on with the Alpha — available now in Europe in the U.S. — you'll want to check out our Galaxy Alpha video walkthrough.

Find it after the break.

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4 days ago

From the Editor's Desk: Zen and the art of the staggered release

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Software update

Nobody likes a trollout. Perhaps the worst words you can see in an announcement about a new release or update to anything is "will start rolling out to users over the next few weeks," or something to that effect. It's called a staggered release. We call it a trollout. It plays with our emotions and, more accurately, our patience.

And it's probably one of the smarter things that happens, at least when it comes to Google releasing things.

That's not to say I have to like it. Chances are I'm just like you. I want the shiny new thing right the eff now. I'm OK with beta testing and I have an unhealthy need to update all the things. It's natural for nerds like us. I sideload core updates more than I care to admit (yes, even while cautioning against it), and I can't remember the last time I actually got an over-the-air update on a Nexus device, instead choosing to load things manually. I probably should go to meetings or something.

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4 days ago

A video walkthrough of the Huawei Ascend Mate 7

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We've been playing with the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 for a couple of weeks now since it launched at IFA 2014 and while the full review will be posted early next week, what we've got here is a slimmed down, three minute version.

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4 days ago

AT&T offering double data on Mobile Share plans for a limited time

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Are you a heavy data user? If so, AT&T is hoping you'll look their way and consider their latest promotion. For a limited time, they're doubling up the data offered on their Mobile Share value plans.

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