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1 week ago

Monument Valley is available for free on Amazon today, Forgotten Shores expansion in tow

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The critically acclaimed puzzle game Monument Valley is available for free via Amazon's Free App of the Day promotion. Usually retailing for $3.99, today's promotion is a great way of getting one of the best games available on Android for free.

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1 week ago

Nokia talks about the features and design of the N1 in official demo

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After announcing the 64-bit Nokia N1 tablet yesterday, the Finnish manufacturer is now showcasing the features of the device. One of the standout inclusions is the Z Launcher (now publicly available), which "allows you to have the right content at the right time," according to product manager Tuukka Järvenpää.

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1 week ago

You can now search through each and every tweet posted to Twitter since 2006

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Have you ever felt like searching through tweets you published years ago? Now you can using Twitter's search engine. Searches on the social network were previously limited to just a week before tweets were removed from the index (but still viewable by other means – direct links, profile timelines, etc). Twitter has worked on rolling out a new search engine that not only keeps up with the plethora of tweets being beamed to the service on a daily basis, but also enable users to search through those vintage messages.

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1 week ago

There's now a Facebook Groups app, because Facebook

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First there was just Facebook, and then there was Messenger, and now there is Groups. Yep, Facebook has launched a dedicated app purely for their Groups feature, and, well, it's pretty much a different user interface for the current groups that already exist in the primary Facebook app.

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1 week ago

Microsoft Office Mobile update brings Dropbox integration

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Microsoft has updated its Office Mobile app for Android, bringing with it Dropbox integration. The feature was announced a few weeks ago and the update now makes Dropbox support live, allowing users to open, edit, and save documents within their Dropbox cloud using the Office Mobile app.

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1 week ago

AT&T: Government may need warrant to obtain location data

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AT&T has joined the growing legal conversation around the privacy of location data, stating that federal investigators might be required to obtain a warrant before gathering such data in the future, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

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1 week ago

NSA reform bill killed in U.S. Senate

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A bill introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy and supported by a coalition of technology companies designed to curb NSA data collection had undergone a Senate vote and failed by two votes. The USA Freedom Act fell short of the 60 votes needed to pass, garnering 58 votes in favor and 42 against.

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1 week ago

This week's sidebar poll: Did you get your Lollipop OTA?

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We're seeing Lollipop get pushed out in force the past few days, and we're curious about how many people actually got an over-the-air update versus those who took matters into their own hands.

With Nexus devices, Moto devices, Shield tablets and even some LG G3 phones seeing some Lollipop loving we know plenty of people have something installed. There are plenty of things you can do if you don't feel like waiting, and most of them are fairly easy. Factor in custom ROM builds, and it's out there for plenty of us — if we want to grab it.

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1 week ago

New factory image posted for the Nexus 9

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If you didn't get the OTA Google started pushing last night for the Nexus 9, and have decided to take matters into your own hands, Google has posted the newest factory restore image for the Nexus 9 online.

With this file, you can manually update your new tablet to the latest version of Lollipop, and hopefully be rid of some of the bugs this update fixes. If you need a bit of guidance doing this, we've got you covered.

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1 week ago

Request from artists to remove content could impact YouTube Music Key catalog

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Music manager Irving Azoff, who counts iconic artists like John lennon, the Eagles, Pharrell Williams, Ira Gershwhin, and others among his clients, wants to pull the music of artists he represents from YouTube. If successful, the move could be a big setback for Google, which had recently announced unlimited streaming through the launch of YouTube Music Key. The contentious issue between Azoff and YouTube is money, with Azoff demanding more royalty payments for his clients.

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1 week ago

Google recruits developers in Fit challenge to create best fitness app

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Google is on a quest to find the best fitness app and it is asking developers to help in the Google Fit Developer Challenge. The contest, which starts today, November 18, will run through February 17, 2015. As part of the competition, developers must build or update their apps using Google Fit APIs and the contest winners will be announced in March. The winner will have their app featured on the Play store with prime placement to attract new users.

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1 week ago

Naked Tough Case for Nexus 6 now in stock and ready to ship on Play store

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After being listed earlier this month on the Play store, Google is now starting to ship the clear Naked Tough Case for the Nexus 6. Priced at $35, the case is now listed as in stock and will leave Google's warehouse in one to two business days. The slim case is clear and offers protection to the sides and rear of the device. Additionally, a built-in kickstand will allow you to prop up the Nexus 6 to enjoy music or movies from that gorgeous 6-inch QHD display and stereo front-facing speakers.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile rewards customers with early Black Friday deals on Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3

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T-Mobile will be rewarding its current customers with early access to Black Friday savings. The un-carrier has announced that on November 21, existing subscribers will be able to take $100 off of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone or the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

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1 week ago

CyanogenMod looks to take on Android One in India with Micromax partnership

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Cyanogen, the company behind the popular CyanogenMod ROMs for Android devices, is eyeing the market in India. Through a partnership announced today with Indian device-maker Micromax, Cyanogen will see its ROM in some of Micromax's latest devices. In addition to the Cyanogen partnership in India, Micromax is also a partner with Google on the Android One project to make affordable Android phones that do not compromise on performance.

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1 week ago

Lollipop update heading to HTC's Google Play edition devices on Friday

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While the GPe HTC One devices were expected to get a Lollipop update early this week, it looks like the new target for release is this Friday, according to HTC's Mo Versi on Twitter. The GPe versions of the HTC One M7 and M8 are set to be updated, with both devices due to get OTAs on the same day.

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