9 min ago

Transformers: Earth Wars will roll out to mobile devices this spring


Android owners will be able to play yet another mobile game based on the Transformers franchise this spring. The title is Transformers: Earth Wars and it will be a real-time strategy game where the player will make the choice to to fight with either the good Autobots or the bad Decepticons.

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52 min ago

Twitter brings algorithms to the timeline, but the world will carry on as normal


Twitter has announced the company will be rolling out a new timeline feature that aims to keep you up-to-date with people you stalk online. Enabling this new algorithmic timeline feature will see the social blogging site attempt to select tweets that Twitter feels you most care about while you're away. Fortunately for now, this optional feature is disabled by default and will remain so unless you activate it, until Twitter begins flipping the switch for everyone.

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53 min ago

Apple Music officially arrives on Sonos


Sonos has updated its Controller app, officially bringing Apple Music to the home speaker system. With Sonos, you can check out Apple Music's For You section of curated playlists and albums, explore new music, play from your own library, or tune in to Beats 1 radio.

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2 hours ago

Google will ditch Flash for advertisements by January 2017


Everyone dislikes Flash, including Adobe themselves. Google is among those trying to push for change and has actively encouraged advertisers in the past to use HTML5 on its advertisement platform. Now the company has announced that the Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing (basically everything advertised through Google's platform) will go HTML5 by January 2017. Rest in peace, Flash.

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5 hours ago

Amazon's 7-inch Fire tablet on sale for just $39, £39 in the UK


Amazon is running a sale on its Fire range of tablets, with the 7-inch Fire tablet, which is now available for just $39 in the U.S. and £39 in the U.K. The Fire HD 10 has been discounted by $50 to $179, and the Fire HDX 8.9 is now available for $429.99.

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6 hours ago

EE fastest network in the UK, says RootMetrics


RootMetrics has published the latest performance rankings for UK's mobile networks, naming EE the fastest operator in the country. EE won at overall performance, network speeds, calls, text, and cellular data. Three came out on top in terms of overall reliability. The company collected data from over 875,000 samples, testing carrier performance during driving, at stationary outdoor locations, and over 1,400 indoor locations across the country.

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6 hours ago

Galaxy S7 edge: Latest leaked render reveals curvy design


The latest leaked render of the Galaxy S7 edge gives us another look at the upcoming flagship in silver. From the image, posted by prolific leaker Evan Blass on Twitter, it looks like Samsung will retain a dual-curved screen for the S7 edge, with the screen size rumored to be 5.5 inches. Look closely and you can make out a slight curve at the top and bottom as well, in line with real-world snaps of the device.

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9 hours ago

Opera receives buyout offer from Chinese consortium for $1.2 billion


Opera Software, the company behind the popular mobile browser, has received a buyout offer from a consortium of Chinese companies for NOK 10.5 billion ($1.2 billion). The consortium consists of mobile game developer Kunlun and mobile security maker Qihoo, and is backed by investment funds Golden Brick and Yonglian.

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11 hours ago

Moto G 2014 receives Marshmallow update in India


Motorola has commenced rollout of the Marshmallow update to the Moto G 2014 in India. Both 3G and LTE-enabled models are receiving the update, which brings Doze, Google Now on Tap, app permissions, ability to extend internal storage through the SD card, and more.

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13 hours ago

LG teaser confirms G5 will feature always-on display


In a teaser posted on its official Facebook page, LG has confirmed that the upcoming LG G5 will feature an always-on display.

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13 hours ago

Weekly Poll: Does your Chromecast travel with you?


Have you ever imagined a world, where every time you travel you could access your favorite movies and television from home even though you're at a hotel? It's not a fantasy, as any Chromecast can tell you. Whether you choose to travel with your Chromecast, or you prefer leaving it at home, it's all about preference.

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14 hours ago

Join Android Central and Timyo as we work to fix email once and for all!


We want to make email better. Much better. Keep reading to learn how you can help.

Howdy, folks, James Falconer here. I'm the Community & Developer Program Manager around these parts. If you're active in our forums or have answered one of our surveys, you've probably heard from me!

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15 hours ago

These apps will help you get through Valentine's Day with ease


That most romantic of holidays, Valentine's Day, is nearly upon us. With that in mind we've put together some handy apps to help get you through this weekend unscathed. Valentine's Day has plenty of moving parts, no matter what your plans happen to be.

We've put together these apps to make sure that your day goes as smoothly as possible, so check them out!

Get in touch

The first step to enjoying this upcoming weekend is by making sure that you and whomever you're spending the day — or night — with are on the same page. Nobody wants to be stood up, especially on Valentine's Day, especially when it's a case of crossed signals.That might mean sharing your calendars so that you know when your disparate schedule sync up for a date, or it might just mean a text message. Whether you're planning on spending time with friends, or with that someone special, your first move should be nailing down your plans for the evening.

  • Between: A private app for couples that allows you to message one another, send photos, and even sync up your calendar
  • Hangouts: Hangouts can send messages to anyone with a Google account and sync with your phone so that it's where you send your text messages from. You can easily create a group chat if you're heading into the holiday with a few friends instead of a significant other.


Step two in an easy Valentine's Day comes when you make sure that you're fully stocked up on everything that you'll need for your upcoming escapades. Rather than running yourself ragged, or trying to find time in a busy schedule, your best bet might be to take advantage of the various delivery services out there. There are now services out there that will deliver pretty much anything you need from random household supplies, to the wine you need for dinner, to the flowers you want to surprise your partner with. Each service is a bit different, and you'll want to check to make sure that they're active in your city.

  • Postmates: A service that will deliver everything from your Starbucks order, to the essentials from Walgreen's.
  • Minibar: Minibar delivers wine, beer, spirits and mixers to your door — provided you're of age.
  • 1-800-FLOWERS: For when you don't have time to stop at a florist, but still need a beautiful bouquet.

Getting dinner

If you're hoping to score that romantic dinner for two on the 14th, or just dinner in general, then there are some apps you can turn to to eliminate at least half the stress. Let's face it, just about everyone considers going out for dinner with their loved one on Valentine's Day. That doesn't mean that you need to make reservations months in advance though. These apps will help you find a spot for dinner without obscene waiting times, or to grab the reservation for the perfect restaurant.

  • Open Table: Open Table will allow you to easily make reservations and then gives you access to exclusive perks at those restaurants for using the app
  • No Wait: Looking for a short wait time at a restaurant nearby? Then No Wait is the app for you.

Grab a room

After you've had a wonderful night, you might be thinking of a romantic evening at a hotel. Sometimes a night away from home, especially for a special occasion can make this holiday more special. If that's the case, then consider using an app to find the room you've been dreaming of. Whether you started looking for the hotel room of your dreams weeks ago, or your date starts to get hot and heavy, we've got you covered. You'll be able to find a room, even at the last-minute with these booking apps.

  • Hotel Tonight: If you need to get a hotel tonight, there's no better option for you than, well, Hotel Tonight. It will show you hotels with rooms open that evening, along with their price so that you can easily grab the best option for your evening
  • Expedia: Expedia, as you no doubt know, is an all-around booking app. It'll let you grab not only hotel rooms, but vehicle rentals and plane tickets.

Spice things up

When you get through all of the hoops of Valentine's Day and find yourself and your partner alone in the bedroom, it might be time to spice things up. It doesn't really matter why, but if you're looking to add some elements to your adult activities, then you aren't alone. There are plenty of different apps out there to help add a bit of variety to the bedroom. We've brought you a small selection that will bring you and your partner closer together if you decide to give them a shot.

  • We-Connect: If you've got a We-Vibe couples massager, you'll really want the We-Connect app. Using your phone you can program the vibrator to use specific patterns, or tease your lover from afar taking advantage of the chat, voice, or video.
  • iKamasutra lite: iKamaSutra lite gives you access to dozens of sexual positions from the Kama Sutra to try out, including the ability to save your favorite positions, or add challenging ones to a list for trying in the future.

So there you have it, our list of apps to help you navigate your way to a stress free Valentine's Day. Is there an app we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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15 hours ago

Sonos to officially launch Apple Music support on Feb. 10


Sonos has announced that it will officially launch Apple Music support for all users of the company's connected speakers starting tomorrow, February 10.

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16 hours ago

Monument Valley Lego set could become a reality, with enough support


If the idea of manipulating the insane puzzles of popular mobile game Monument Valley with your bare hands sounds fun, there's a chance Lego could make that happen.

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