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3 days ago

The best Android apps of the week: HTC Zoe, TapPath, and more!

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Well everybody, we survived another week. It was hard, and at times we couldn't tell if we would make it, but here we are. For all of the trials and tribulations, we have these, the five very best Android apps to hit the Google Play Store in the last seven days. This week was dominated by stuff for the artistic types delving in photography, drawing, and video, though there's one handy new utility tucked away in the batch.

Stick around, because tomorrow will be running through the best Android games launched over the last week.

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3 days ago

The beginner's guide to Plex

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Plex

Plex is an amazing tool to access your media content on all your devices, here's a quick beginners guide to getting up and running

Plex is one of those services that has been around for some time, but that many of us might have passed over for some reason. Be it a lack of understanding of what it actually does, thinking it couldn't possibly be useful to you or something else entirely. Truth is, Plex could be just what you're looking for to help you manage your media collection.

Sure, Google Play Music does a good job at managing your music, but what about everything else? What about your movies and photos on top? You just might want to take a look at Plex.

It's some time since we looked at it in detail and as a Plex noob, I've set it up from scratch to see how easy it is to get going and use the service. This is less a review and more a beginners guide. Let's take a look.

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3 days ago

Amazon Fire Phone gets OS update with new features, better battery life and more

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Amazon has released a new OS update for its Fire Phone which adds quite a few new features to the Android-based device, along with some improvements for battery life and more.

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3 days ago

Sony Xperia M2 starts receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

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Sony has initiated rollout of Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the LTE variant of the Xperia M2. The D2303 model number is eligible to receive the update, with the latest firmware build (18.3.C.0.37) now rolling out to carriers in France, Ireland, Israel, Russia, Singapore and Thailand.

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4 days ago

Recon announces better camera images, ANT+ support, and updated production schedule for Jet

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Recon has just announced some updates to its production schedule for the Recon Jet wearable glasses. According to the company, despite the change in schedule, Recon will still increase the price of the Jet to $699 later this year, noting that customers who order early will still be able to lock in the lower price and get a free set of lenses with their order.

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4 days ago

Android Central 198: Strapped to your face!

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Audio-only stream below

Motorola finally gets things going by announcing a Sept. 4 event. Plus Samsung rolls out the Galaxy Alpha, OnePlus does another something silly, and we answer more of your questions live on air.

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4 days ago

Weekly sidebar poll results: Did you uninstall Facebook Messenger?

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Facebook Messenger

At the beginning of the week we asked everyone if they uninstalled Facebook Messenger after the fuss over permissions. Stemming from a nine month old article at the Huffington Post, Facebook was called to the carpet about the crazy-scary long list of permissions they required to install the stand-alone Facebook Messenger app. Phil did a great job of explaining why those permissions were there, and it all comes down to whether or not you trust Facebook with the broad permissions they had to have for their app to run. If you haven't already, be sure to give it a read.

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4 days ago

Virgin America takes Nexus 7 to the skies as 'CrewPad'

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It looks like Virgin America will be outfitting crew members with new Nexus 7 tablets, with the slates being badges as the CrewPad. The new CrewPad, which is based on Google's Nexus 7 hardware, will replace existing tablets in the fleet and provide crew members with a more efficient way to service guests on flights.

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4 days ago

The Mobile Nations apps suite: Collect 'em all!

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Mobile Nations apps

It's time for the weekend, and therefore it's as good a day as any to remind folks the Google Play Store has a new look to it. That and we have an excellent Android Central app that you should check out if you've yet to do so. And that's not all — we've also got them for all the Mobile Nations sites!

Everything's running off the same code base, so if you're looking for the latest in Windows Phone news, you'll find the same experience as you would in the Android Central App. That means the latest news and reviews, access to our forums and podcasts — and you can comment on stories, too.

We're still working on notifications — that should be the next major update you see in the coming months. We're also still working on integration search. We know, we know, that's been a long time coming, but it's also the sort of thing that takes time, because we need it to work between all of our sites, on multiple platforms.

Ready to give our apps a shot? Here's where to download:

Thanks for trying them out. And if you're so inclined, leave a review!

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4 days ago

Seidio Ledger Flip Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Seidio Ledger Flip Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

Stylish protection with a somewhat unnecessary kickstand

 

Kickstands on a phone case can be a great way of propping it up to watch videos, use as an alarm clock at night and any number of other purposes. Sadly in the case of this Seidio Ledger case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 the kickstand isn't going to win any awards but the rest of the case is well worth consideration.

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