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2 days ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Fast

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 Fast

This one's pretty self-explanatory — we're looking for the best picture you can take this week that represents the word "fast." There are a thousand different ways you can go with this one, so we're hoping to see some creative shots that set you apart from the crowd. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

We're going to be picking out two winners this week, each of whom will get a Samsung 6000mAh Portable Battery Pack!

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (October 28) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

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2 days ago

Sprint Family Share Pack now offers 1 GB of data for $20 per month

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Sprint is doubling the amount of data available to users on their entry-level shareable data allowance. Now 1 GB of data can be shared by subscribers in the Sprint Family Share Pack for just $20.

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2 days ago

République stealth-action game lands on Amazon App Store, Google Play

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It looks like Camouflaj's stealth-action game République is now available on the Amazon App Store and on Google's Play Store. The game is listed at $4.99 on both stores, but Amazon is running a promotion on the title bringing down the price to just $1.99. République is set against the Internet age where users will explore the perils of government surveillance.

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2 days ago

Humble Bundle brings cheap scares with Android exclusive "Mo-Boo!-ile Bundle"

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Humble Bundle has begun yet another sale exclusively for Android devices today. Called the "Humble Mo-boo!-ile Bundle," the sale is a roundup of spooky games just in time for the Halloween season, even including one for free!

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2 days ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Lollipop' winners!

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Our fun little Lollipop-themed photo contest has come to an end, and we have three winners that are going home with prizes for their entries this week. The entries definitely got our sweet tooth looking for one (or many) treats — read along and see the winners.

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2 days ago

Twitter hopes to replace usernames and passwords with Digits

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Twitter has just rolled out a new service for developers to integrate into their apps called Digits, which should make it more secure for consumers to sign into apps and services. Rather than complex usernames and passwords, Digits hopes to simplify the sign in process by using your phone number and an SMS verification to allow you to log in.

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2 days ago

Verizon Wireless rolling out HTC One M8 firmware update with Eye Experience

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As promised earlier this week, Verizon Wireless is rolling out a new firmware update today for its HTC One M8 customers that not only brings the smartphone up to Android 4.4.4 KitKat but also introduces the Eye Experience camera and photo features.

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2 days ago

Gmail's new 'Inbox' will help you better manage your reminders, emails, and more

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Gmail's trying something new, something that is a rather fundamental change to the Gmail experience, and it's called 'Inbox'. The new app for Android introduces a number of new features that aim to make it easier to manage the every-increasing flow of email we see every day, including bundling similar emails, highlighting important info, and making it easier to add reminders from your inbox.

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2 days ago

Android 5.0 Lollipop: What to expect when ...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop

It's been a fast an furious week or so, with the announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and three new Nexus devices to go with it. And folks have been asking us all about when we can expect updates, and shipping, and so on and so forth.

So, let's round up everything here.

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2 days ago

Win FREE Mobile Wi-Fi for Life from Karma!

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Karma In today's world, no one has time to be tied down. We're always on the move, and that means we don't always have access to reliable WiFi to keep us connected to our digital world. Well all of that is now a thing of the past with one perfect little device from a company called Karma. Keep reading for all the details, and to see how you can enter to win free Wi-Fi for LIFE!

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2 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 22

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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.

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

Android 5.0 Lollipop basics: How to turn on the developer settings

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This is one of those really basic things for most folks here. We get that. But it's worth a reminder for those new to Android (hi, new folks!), and new to Android 5.0 Lollipop. And so it deserves a quick minute of our time.

Android 5.0 basicsMost of what you'll see in the Lollipop developer settings (at least as of the updated preview) is the same as what you'll find in KitKat. Go to Settings>About phone and hit the build number 7 times to unlock things. And most of us won't need to go anywhere near most of the options. (USB debugging really is the only one I ever need to touch.) It is worth noting, however, that you won't find an option to either use the Dalvik or experimental ART runtime. That's because (and, again, those of you in the back of the class should know this already) the new Android Runtime is the default in Android 5.0, and it's been built to run apps compiled for Dalvik as well. This is a good thing.

You'll find some new media options for an experimental HTML5 player and USB audio, some Wifi tweaks, and a few other things that frankly I have no business mucking about with.

Hack responsibly, folks.

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2 days ago

Nexus 6 ROM port gives a closer look at Lollipop features and apps

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Nexus 4 Lollipop

Leaked firmware reveals new Gmail, Calendar and Messenger apps, along with a few surprises ...

The most recent Android 5.0 developer preview gave is a pretty good idea of what to expect from Lollipop when it officially launches. But not every feature from the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 can be found in the current developer build, and what's more the updated Material Design Google apps are also MIA.

In recent days, however, a new custom ROM ported from the Nexus 6 has shed some light on Lollipop in a more final form, complete with new Google apps, an updated Messenger app, the long-awaited Google Fit app and a handful of other surprises.

Read on for a closer look.

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2 days ago

Barnes & Noble's latest collaboration with Samsung is the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1

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After rolling out the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook earlier this year, Samsung and Barnes & Noble have announced that they're launching a larger variant based on the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4.

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2 days ago

Microsoft Garage launches a bunch of new Android apps

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Microsoft Garage, a division of the company that allows their employees to work on any project they desire, has released a bunch of new apps specifically for Android devices this week as part of a new effort to show the general public what their employees are working on in their spare time. Here's a quick round up of what's available.

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