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7 min ago

Plants vs. Zombies 2 gets wizardly in Dark Ages Part 2

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 has had another content update, continuing on the original Dark Ages update we saw back at E3. Dark Ages Part 2 introduces a new boss battle, a new Arthurian challenge, two new plants (magnetshroom and peanut), 10 new levels, and both a wizard zombie and a king zombie who are bound to make your life difficult.

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51 min ago

Catch Lollapalooza live with Red Bull TV

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The Lollapalooza music festival kicks off in Chicago in a few days, but for those that can't make it, Red Bull has you covered. As part of a partnership, Red Bull will be live streaming the festival to a number of devices this weekend.

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Daily Deals: MYBAT Hard Shell for HTC One M8 and SURFACE Case for Nexus 5

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You wanted more deals, and you got'em! Today we're slashing prices on popular cases for the HTC One M8 and LG Nexus 5.

Both covers have plenty of colors to choose from and do a great job at shielding your Android device from those unforeseen drops. And, now you can grab either one (or both) at an awesome discounted price!

These savings are only valid for today so grab them up while the gettin's good. Oh, and don't forget about our convenient 60-day return policy and fast shipping!

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1 hour ago

'Fake ID' and Android security

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Android security

What's going on with the latest Android security scare?

Today security research firm BlueBox — the same company that uncovered the so-called Android "Master Key" vulnerability — has announced the discovery of a bug in the way Android handles the identity certificates used to sign applications. The vulnerability, which BlueBox has dubbed "Fake ID," allows malicious apps to associate themselves with certificates from legitimate apps, thus gaining access to stuff they shouldn't have access to.

Security vulnerabilities like this sound scary, and we've already seen one or two hyperbolic headlines today as this story has broken. Nevertheless, any bug that lets apps do things they're not supposed to is a serious problem. So let's sum up what's going on in a nutshell, what it means for Android security, and whether it's worth worrying about ...

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1 hour ago

Google Play Developer Publishing API to give devs better control over their Android apps

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Developers now have access to a suite of new tools that help them track how well their app is performing and manage it after it is published, and it all starts with the Google Play Developer Publishing API. This new API, which was announced back at Google I/O, makes it easier for developers to upload APKs to different tracks — such as beta, staged rollout and production — as well as manage other parts of production to go hand-in-hand with those releases.

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1 hour ago

Last chance to save 40% on HTC One M8 Dot View Cases!

This is it, folks. Until midnight this Wednesday you can still buy the HTC One (M8) Dot View Case for the discounted price of $29.95!

 

Our ShopAndroid store team still has every color in stock, but we can't say for how long, especially given the rate you guys have scooped up these nifty cases during our special promotion this past week.

If you haven't already read our hands-on review, be sure to check that out for all the bells and whistles. Grab one for a friend, family member or just an extra color for your M8 case collection. For this price, you can't go wrong!

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1 hour ago

StumbleUpon Android app updated with new Activity Center and more

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The Android app for the web page discovery service StumbleUpon has just received a major update today in the Google Play Store, with a host of new features, including a new Activity Center, along with some UI changes.

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1 hour ago

How to remove notification tray brightness and volume controls on the LG G3

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LG G3

Notification tray space is at a premium, reclaim some of it by getting rid of those control sliders for volume and screen brightness

Notification tray space is at a premium on the LG G3, especially when – on some models, at least – there are slider controls for brightness and volume pre-activated in there. With these on, even that giant 5.5-inch QHD display has only about half the total space left available for, well, notifications.

Fortunately, if you don't want them, you can make them go away. Unfortunately on some of the U.S. carrier variants things are a little different to the unlocked, international model. Let's take a look at what's what.

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3 hours ago

Poll: If the Moto 360 only has one day of battery life, will you still get it?

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Moto 360

The first couple of Android Wear smartwatches — the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live — are only getting about a day of usage off a single charge. That's not completely unexpected given that they're (mostly) full-fledged Android devices, with full-color displays. But it's still something we've had to learn to live with.

Right or wrong, expectations continue to mount for the Moto 360. Some believe it'll have better batter life. Some don't care, given that it's supposed to have Qi charging built in. And nothing changes the fact that technical details — to say nothing of pricing and availability — remain a bit of a mystery.

And so we put it to you. If you're waiting on the Moto 360, would a mere day of battery life be a deal-breaker for you?

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4 hours ago

Motorola offering 10% off their accessories just because

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Motorola is offering a 10% discount on most of the accessories sold through their online store using the checkout code JUSTBECAUSE10. You can apply this to anything that isn't already on clearance, and if you get $75-worth of gear, you get free shipping. That might be easy considering the Moto X is currently $125 off and Moto X cases are 50% off now too. The promo is running until the end of August, so you've got some time to take advantage.

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