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Android Wear support for WhatsApp open to everyone

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 01:50 PM PDT

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WhatsApp has kept a long awaited feature in beta for all of August. Now, everyone can take advantage of WhatsApp's Android Wear support as September rolls in. Users of the very popular messaging application can receive and respond to messages right from their Android Wear device. Today's update to the WhatsApp app also includes storage reliability, bug fixes, and other behind the scenes improvements.


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The best sports news apps for Android

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 01:10 PM PDT






Sports nuts will feel right at home with these great apps


If you're a sports fan you're well catered for on Android. For most of the major sports you'll find official apps, unofficial apps, news apps and team apps. It's easy to fill up your phone with a whole bunch of different apps for different sports, but what about if you want something to cover off multiple sports in one go. Well, there's a bunch of good ones for that, too.


So without further ado, here's some of what we consider to be the best sports apps for Android.





















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Best Buy offers $50 discount on LG G Watch ahead of G Watch R's release

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 12:23 PM PDT






In light of LG's pre-IFA announcement of the circular G Watch R, Best Buy is now offering a $50 sale on both the white and black editions of the original G Watch. With the savings, either model will cost customers $179, which could help spur sales of the square form factor Android Wear wristwatch as consumer interest seems to be skewing towards a more classical circular watch shape.





















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The best new Android apps of August 2014

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 11:39 AM PDT






If your itching foursome fresh downloads this Labor Day weekend, we've gathered together the five best app releases this month in the Google Play Store. This go-around we've got a bit of photography, some productivity, and a little something from HTC and Google.


Be sure to check out our round up of the best Android games released this month if you're hankering for more.





















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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition coming to Android later in 2014

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 11:09 AM PDT






Beamdog Studios, who previously released an enhanced version of the classic PC Dungeons and Dragons RPGs Baldur's Gate for Android devices, is doing it again with another D&D-based game, Icewind Dale, which will be launched later in 2014.





















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AC on the road: What's in Derek's gear bag in 2014

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 10:25 AM PDT






It's time to see what's in Derek's bag when there's a show to cover


So, I'm heading over to Germany for IFA next week with Alex and Richard, while Phil and Andrew are going to Vegas the following week for CTIA. It's going to be a busy show with a lot to cover, so I'll be bringing a lot of the gear to make sure we can cover everything as best as we can. It's a pretty full load-out, but I like to be prepared for whatever might happen.


So what's in Derek's bag? It's time to find out.





















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From the Editor's Desk: Strap in, folks

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 07:54 AM PDT






We've reached that point of the year at which I'm required once again to remind you of the following: Shit's gonna get crazy.


Let's recap the next couple of weeks: This week we've got the IFA conference in Berlin. I'm sitting it out this year, but Alex and Richard have it covered, with an able hand from the one and only Derek Kessler. They'll be on hand for Samsung's Unpacked event there in Germany, and Andrew and I will be at the New York event. Liveblogging and intravenous caffeine injections start at 9 a.m. EDT.


Then it's off to the airport for Andrew and myself, as we head to Chicago for Motorola's big throwdown on Thursday. New phones, new wearables, and probably a few other things. Then home for the weekend before heading off to Las Vegas for the CTIA Super Mobility Week conference. No rest for the wicked.


And this, again, is the point at which I remind you that the live event coverage is just the start of things to come. As I spelled out in this space some six months ago, the live news coverage is just a small part of what we do. We're going to crawl inside every nook and cranny of these devices. We're going to help everyone learn to use them, whether they're your first devices, or your 200th. Some of these tutorials will be far too elementary for many of you. And that's OK. You have my permission to skip them. And I strongly encourage us all to respect those who are just starting out and need the extra help. We're here for everyone. And we're here to help.





















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Swing Copters 1.2.0 APK

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 07:28 AM PDT

From the creators of Flappy bird, the delete for no reason now this year GEARS Studios creates a Swing Copters for popularity for more people play and became popular again.






There are few games out there that a real simple to control with a single tap, simple to understand and look nice with pixels. But Swing Copters, from the same developer that brought us Flappy Bird, is more difficult and whole different level.



One of the games that you cannot play for more than 5 minutes, but nothing wrong with the app itself. Swing Copters is a frustrating game, and it will makes you want to throw your phone on the ground. It can be really fun once you get the hang of it, but it can also make you want to punch a hole in the wall next to you.



The concept of the game is quite good actually. Just like Flappy Bird but in the vertical field, Swing Copters asks you to navigate the main character through a series of obstacles. You must control for the safety of a little man with a very unstable propeller hat to avoid the steel girders and swinging hammers that block your way to the top. Its looks simple, but simple doesn't always mean easy. You take this character and fly trying to avoid the hammers of death through anti-gravity platforms. Doesn't this just sound like fun. Also get medals but if you except them to be every ten platforms you are wrong.



When it was firstly released, it was hard like very hard, nearly impossible to play. Then the latest update made the game easier and fix some crucial bugs. For those who continue to complain about the difficulty, realize that the latest update actually made the game much easier. The Game is not too hard but not too easy for now.



Old versions of Swing Copters:

- Swing Copters APK 1.1.0

- Swing Copters APK 1.0.1

- Swing Copters APK 1.0.0



Requires Android: 3.0+

Download File: 3.2MB (Swing Copters APK)






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Sony teases waterproof devices ahead of IFA 2014

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 07:24 AM PDT





Sony continues to tease its new devices ahead of IFA 2014, and this time, they're talking about water resistance. In a tweet from Sony UK, the company has the following message, accompanied by an image of a pool with text that indicates possible waterproofing of two meters, or possible greater.





















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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for August 25 – August 31, 2014

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 05:57 AM PDT

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This week seemed to be the appetizer for what will be the main course for the coming week. We did have some pre-announcements such as the Samsung Gear S and the first and only full circle smartwatch, the LG G Watch R. In the win some lose some category, Amazon stole Twitch from Google, but the Fire Phone is an absolute flop. Google updated an app we forgot existed, and Dropbox finally gets more competitive. It's time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be a crazy and busy week in the Android world.


Accessories


Motorola to release updated Skip as keychain fob


Samsung announces the Gear Circle Bluetooth earbuds


Apple vs Samsung


Apple loses bid for injunction of Samsung products


Apps – New


Samsung Announces open registration for Developer Conference



Apps – Updated


Google News & Weather app gets redesigned for first time since Android 2.3 Gingerbread


TeamViewer QuickSupport update brings in compatibility for HTC, LG, and Huawei devices


Dropbox Pro gets price cut, storage increase and new features


Pushbullet now works with all texting apps for replying from a computer


Latest Nova Launcher Beta features hit the main app on the Play Store


Microsoft OneDrive app brings together personal and work accounts


SportsCenter app's new On-Air feature redirects to WatchESPN and ESPN Radio


Snapchat's "Our Story" sharing service live


Yahoo Mail adds filter option to App


Carriers


AT&T HTC One receiving 4.4.3 update


New and current customers will receive $100 bill credit for activating a line on AT&T Next


ZTE's Warp Sync comes to Boost Mobile for only $179.99 off-contract


Cricket offers new customers $100 for switching from T-Mobile or MetroPCS


Android 4.4.4 update goes out to Sprint's Moto X


Update pushed to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark includes international WiFi calling


Softbank takes aim at US market with Sony smartphone deal


HTC One (E8) available through Sprint for $99


T-Mobile ups the ante with four times more data for Simple Starter plans


T-Mobile to double your data when you add a tablet


T-Mobile raising family plan lines maximum from 5 to 10 starting tomorrow


T-Mobile Galaxy S 5 gets a small software update


T-Mobile nearly doubles the amount of music streaming options on Music Freedom


T-Mobile, MetroPCS carrying new Alcatel OneTouch handsets this fall


T-Mobile Un-carrier 7.0 event being held on September 10


Verizon's VoLTE, HD voice era to start in the 'coming weeks'


Verizon resurrects DROID RAZR M as Luge by Motorola for prepaid accounts


Chrome


Google updates Chrome for Windows with a 64-bit version and support for high-dpi displays


Chromebooks


You will soon be able to run any Windows application on a Chromebook


Chromecast


Amazon Fire TV is destroying the Chromecast


NPR One and WatchABC add Chromecast support


Gaming


New 'Swing Copters' update makes gameplay easier, less frustrating for users


Humble SEGA Mobile Bundle adds three new titles


The big balls are back, Activision unloads Wipeout 2 into the Play Store


Google


Sorry Google, Amazon purchases Twitch for $1 billion


Google checking out former Los Angeles airplane hangar for new office


Online statuses now appear in Hangouts on Gmail


YouTube can now import videos from Google+


Google to Add Campus in Seoul


Google unveils 'Project Wing', a drone-based delivery system


Android comes up on iOS in the US in latest Kantar report


Google Glass


Google Glass gets access to Pandora


Hardware


Qualcomm teases multi-core device with 64-bit processing for next week


Phones – Alcatel


T-Mobile, MetroPCS carrying new Alcatel OneTouch handsets this fall


Phones – Amazon


New analysis suggest Amazon's phone not setting the world on fire


Phones – Android One


Android One set to debut next month in India, L coming the following month


Phones – Archos


Archos announces new phones and tablets just days before IFA


Phones – Gionee


Gionee ready to push for an even thinner world's thinnest smartphone


Phones – HTC


HTC Desire 510 announced as a low-end device with 64-bit processing


HTC's Desire 820 will be the first 64-bit phone


HTC One (E8) available through Sprint for $99


AT&T HTC One receiving 4.4.3 update


Phones – Huawei


Huawei confirms sapphire display Huawei Ascend P7 on the way to market


Images of Huawei Ascend Mate 7 show up


Huawei Ascend Mate 7 gets photographed again


Phones – Lenovo


Lenovo Vibe X2 leaked images reveal metal chassis


Lenovo handset, likely the Vibe X2, receives WiFi certification


Lenovo takes a dig at Apple, possibly hints at Android L with September 4 invite


Phones – LG


LG G3 Stylus edition Dubuting at IFA Berlin


AT&T LG G3 Vigor user guide leaks online


New LG model number spotted on LG U Plus site


Phones – Motorola


Moto Maker for the MotoX+1 to feature leather and possibly even more


Leaked image shows Motorola Moto X+1 lacking flash next to camera


Moto S or the Nexus X just passed through the FCC [Updated]


Here's another look at the Moto G2, specs confirmed as well


Moto Luge product page leaks on Best Buy's site, will be geared toward Verizon pre-paid customers


Verizon resurrects DROID RAZR M as Luge by Motorola for prepaid accounts


Android 4.4.4 update goes out to Sprint's Moto X


Phones – Nexus


Upcoming Nexus may be called Nexus X


Google could launch two Nexus smartphones this year


Moto S or the Nexus X just passed through the FCC


Phones – OnePlus


OnePlus is ditching their invite system for a more traditional pre-order


Phones – Samsung


"Ready to note?" Samsung teases upcoming Galaxy Note 4 and S Pen in new video


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to feature updated fingerprint technology


Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appears in brief new video, shows just the display


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shows itself again in an odd box


Note 4 cases surface hinting at a design different from what has been leaked


4 new "love notes" videos for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 released


Are you ready to Note? Samsung wants to know with latest Galaxy Note 4 teaser


Another Galaxy Note 4 teaser video


Download the Galaxy Note 4 default wallpaper now


The Galaxy Alpha is just the first in a line called the 'A Series'


In Depth explanation of Galaxy Alpha's Design


Samsung A series smartphone gets Bluetooth certification


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini to be exclusive to only one retailer in India


File indicates Samsung SM-G530F to come with Snapdragon 61x 64-bit processor


Preview of the Galaxy Mega 2 shows what Samsung's massive device is like


T-Mobile Galaxy S 5 gets a small software update


Update pushed to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark includes international WiFi calling


Phones – Sony


Leaked Xperia Z3 photos show the device dismantled


Sony teases the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 tablet


Sony teases dimensions in vague tweet ahead of IFA 2014


Softbank takes aim at US market with Sony smartphone deal


Sony to make waterproofing a gold standard among its 2015 midrange devices


Phones – ZTE


ZTE's Warp Sync comes to Boost Mobile for only $179.99 off-contract


ZTE holding event on September 16 in New York City for "the next hot thing"


ROMs


Cyanogen and Nextbit cooking up something 'groundbreaking'


Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, and Yahoo all express interest in Cyanogen


Smartwatches


ASUS teases its smartwatch, shows a seemingly curved display


Upcoming Asus smartwatch will be called the ZenWatch


Smartwatch and fitness tracker from HTC could arrive sometime next month


LG takes the wraps off of the G Watch R with full circle P-OLED display


Ridiculous petition started after LG announces G Watch R and buyer's remorse sets in


LG G Watch R pricing revealed


Motorola letting select people buy the Moto 360 before anyone else


Samsung makes the Gear S official with curved display and 3G connectivity


Samsung may launch a SIM-enabled Gear with the Galaxy Note 4, circular Gear watch to follow


Samsung shows how much their Tizen-powered Gear watches can do with huge infographic


Nike+ running app to come pre-loaded on Samsung's Gear S smartwatch


Tablets


Archos announces new phones and tablets just days before IFA


Nexus 9 confirmed to sport a 64-bit Tegra K1


HTC T1 tablet will have a slew of accessories upon being available, LTE variant on the way as well


NVIDIA Shield Tablet getting software update with a slew of improvements


Samsung highlights thinness, weight and screen resolution in new Galaxy Tab S promotional video


Promo picture, specs revealed for upcoming Sony Z3 Tablet Compact


Sony teases the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 tablet


Updates


Android 4.4.4 update goes out to Sprint's Moto X


T-Mobile Galaxy S 5 gets a small software update


AT&T HTC One receiving 4.4.3 update


Update pushed to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark includes international WiFi calling


NVIDIA Shield Tablet getting software update with a slew of improvements


Wallpapers


Download the Galaxy Note 4 default wallpaper now


Miscellaneous


Sony officially releases perfume-esque selfie camera


Pick up a free smartphone with your next Burger King meal


Samsung and Apple will face challenges with high-end phones in China


Original shows from Amazon will stream in 4K starting this October


Qualcomm teases multi-core device with 64-bit processing for next week


Nokia's HERE Maps coming to Android, exclusive to Samsung devices for now


Android comes up on iOS in the US in latest Kantar report





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Beamdog Is Bringing The Classic PC RPG Icewind Dale To Android In An Enhanced Edition

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 05:37 AM PDT

id Remember when developer Beamdog re-released the fan-favorite Dungeons and Dragons PC game Baldur's Gate on Android? Series devotees are getting another go-round the dungeon, because the sequel campaign Icewind Dale is getting the same Enhanced Edition re-release treatment. Rights-holder Wizards of the Coast announced the upcoming game for Android phones and tablets, as well as iOS, PC, and Mac, at the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend.



The decision to release another Enhanced Edition for Android is a bit unexpected.





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Deal of the Day: LLOYD Flex Case for HTC One (M7)

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 05:24 AM PDT





Made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, this flexible case provides great protection for the HTC One (M7) from day to day use and accidental drops. The back features Android Central's LLOYD, surrounded by a glossy, easy-to-grip exterior.


The LLOYD Flex Case is available for just $2.95; that's 85% off today only! Colors include black, clear, smoke and green.





















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Posted: 30 Aug 2014 11:06 PM PDT

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Huawei's much awaited Ascend Mate 7′s release is imminent, and looks to be happening this Thursday. To hold you over until then, some pictures of the device have been leaked showing the front and back of the 6-inch monster.Huawei-ascend_leaked_image-2 The phablet will feature the finger scanner that has been rumoured, as seen in the photo above, and will also sport a 1080p display, 13/5 MP camera (back and front, respectively), 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM, and a whopping 4,000 mAh battery. The processor running the beast is a HiSilicon Kirin 920, which has four more powerful Cortex-A15 cores, and four less battery-intensive Cortex-A7 cores. As far as price goes, it's anyone's guess at this point, but don't expect anything outrageous–Huawei is know for hitting that perfect price to maximize consumer value.


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Another Galaxy Note 4 teaser video

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 11:06 PM PDT

Samsung_Galaxy_Note_4_box Are you Ready to Note? Samsung has been asking us this question a bit too much lately, but it's hard to deny the effect these teasers are having on the tech world. With each new video we get closer and closer to seeing what may be the best phone of the second half of 2014. The device should be announced at IFA Berlin on Wednesday.


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Top five tips and tricks for Ninja Village

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 06:39 PM PDT






Kairosoft is the Japanese developer responsible for Game Dev Story and many more simulation games. A lot of their games are really similar to each other, but each one still has a unique setting that gives it special appeal. For instance: ninjas!





















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Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk spotted in grainy renders

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 05:39 PM PDT






Sony has already had one apparent leak of an unannounced smartwatch in a promo for their Sony SmartBand but the device now dubbed as the SmartWatch 3 has appeared once again in some rather grainy renders.





















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