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Rovio Says It Has Tripled Revenue For Games In The Amazon Appstore By Joining Underground

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 01:50 PM PST

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Amazon Underground takes paid games and gives them away for free, with all the extra in-app purchases included. For users, it's a tempting way to get around handing over money for games you really want to play. The trade off comes in the form of ads and privacy. Amazon keeps up with every moment you spend gaming, because this is how it determines the amount of money to pay developers.

Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, says it has tripled revenue for four of the games it has published on Amazon's app store by joining Underground.

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Samsung Releases Bizarre 'S Console Gamepad' For Samsung Phones To Control Games On The Galaxy View

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 01:35 PM PST

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Samsung's Galaxy View is a weird device, but Samsung isn't giving up on the jumbo tablet just because no one knows what the hell to do with it. Okay, how about this: you can play games on it with the aid of a gamepad app on your phone. Cool? Oh, but the app only works on Samsung phones. Meet the S Console Gamepad app.

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The app comes with various gamepad templates for different game types like racing and RPG.

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HTC One M9 on track to receive Marshmallow update this month

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 12:37 PM PST

Last week, HTC One M8 customers began receiving an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, pleasing many of them, but also prompting questions about the Marshmallow update for the HTC One M9. HTC's own Mo Versi has now pointedly replied to this, stating the One M9 is on track to receive Marshmallow later this month, which should alleviate the concerns of most.

In addition to the One M9 receiving its Marshmallow update, the HTC One A9 is also on track to get an update later this month. But in the case of the One A9, the update will be a bump from Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which contains over 200 new emoji. This new version contains a couple of other minor tweaks, but they primarily affect tablets.

Keep your eyes peeled, One A9 and One M9 owners. Your updates are coming soon!


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Android 6.0.1 Will Soon Be Rolling Out To Nexus’

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 12:21 PM PST

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Android 6.0.1 will soon be rolling out and as the version number suggests, the changes are pretty minimal.  The main addition that Android 6.0.1 will bring to devices is a new batch of Emoji's.  Not the most exciting news but everyone loves their Emoji's right?

The update also brings with it a slight change to the tablet interface.  Rather than having all of the on screen buttons centred at the bottom of the screen, the home and back buttons have been moved to the bottom left corner whereas the multitasking button has been moved to the right corner.  It would appear that the rearrangement was done to make it easier to reach the navigation buttons with your thumbs.

The "Do Not Disturb" feature also got a slight tweak as Google brought back the "until next alarm" option.  This option was available in Android 5.1 but was missed in 6.0.  The update also brings with it your usual security and performance tweaks so it's a good idea to update your device when you can so that all the little holes get patched up.

The update hasn't hit my phone yet but it should be rolling out in the coming days.

[Arstechnica]

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Draw My Story – make fun & creative animations

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 12:15 PM PST

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Draw My Story is an interesting app to draw and create animated videos. You can stretch the imagination and create presentations, how-to instructional videos, promotional videos and more! Price: Free Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Content Rating: Teen AndroidTapp.com Android App Review: Pros & Cons: Pros Be creative and make animated videos! Create animations from hand drawings, text, photos,... View Article

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Super Slice – super simple, yet super addictive puzzler

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 11:37 AM PST

Super Slice - super simple, yet super addictive puzzler

Super Slice is a clever puzzler to slice a piece of a jewel and either using (or avoiding) obstacles- get the similar colored piece to the goal. Gameplay is super simple yet challenges become extremely cunning and difficult. Draw and extend your virtual line and unleash your slash to cut. Slit wisely as there are finite... View Article

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Google Calendar now supports reminders on Android and iOS

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 11:07 AM PST

Reminders in Google Calendar. Photo: GoogleGoogle Calendar is bringing your appointments and to-do list together with a new update that adds support for reminders. Calendar will display your tasks and to-dos alongside meetings and events so they're harder to forget, and sync them across Inbox, Gmail, Google Keep, and Google Now. You won't just see your reminders in Google Calendar,

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Android 6.0.1 update adds 200 new emoji, tweaks tablet navigation and more

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 11:06 AM PST

A software update is now rolling out to some Nexus-branded devices that will bring them up to Android 6.0.1. It's not a huge update, but for those that prefer to use emoji over words, it's worth getting excited about.

The update, which has started rolling out, will bring with it 200 new emoji, including the oft-requested taco, the unicorn, cheese, and plenty of other characters. This update officially supports Unicode 8, which makes it possible for these new options to see the light of day on an Android device.

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While the emoji are the mainstay of the new software, the update also includes a few tweaks to navigation on a tablet, while also including a new Do Not Disturb mode.

If you have one of the latest Nexus devices, keep an eye out for the new software, as it officially began rolling out earlier this morning.

And for those interested, the factory images for Android 6.0.1 are now available for the following Nexus-branded devices:

  • Nexus 7 [2013] (Mobile)
  • Nexus 7 [2013] (Wi-Fi)
  • Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE)
  • Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi)
  • Nexus 9 (LTE)
  • Nexus Player
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P

If you have them already, what do you think of the new emoji?


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Dropbox Will Shut Down Mailbox On February 26th, Carousel On March 31st, After Under Two Years In The Play Store

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 10:45 AM PST

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Dropbox is a cloud storage provider, but over the past couple of years, the company has tried to expand into something more. For some folks, it's also an email client. For others, it was a place not just to store photos, but to interact with them in a cool way.

That's because on April 9th, 2014, Dropbox released an email client called Mailbox and a photo gallery app known as Carousel.

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Get a lifetime subscription to Zoolz Cold Storage for just $97 [Deal]

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 10:20 AM PST

b5593d9a82837f8028d13c1cea37e069195beeec_main_hero_imageLet's face it, cloud storage can get pricey no matter how good the bargain. That's why Zoolz offers a smarter way to purchase cloud backup based on tiered solutions meant to suit your particular needs. With this lifetime of Cold Storage, you'll have an extremely affordable place to safely store massive amounts of data that

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Android 6.0.1 is rolling out today with a ton of new emoji

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 10:20 AM PST

Say hello to Android's new emojis. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of AndroidGoogle's Android 6.0.1 update is rolling out today, packing a whole bunch of new emoji and new features. This release also tweaks the user interface on tablets, and brings back the "until next alarm" option for Do Not Disturb. With Android 6.0.1, Google has added a long list of emoji that simply weren't supported on Android before, bringing

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Dropbox is shutting down Carousel and Mailbox in 2016

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 10:20 AM PST

Dropbox made waves when it purchased the popular email management app Mailbox back in 2013. The app lasted almost three years under the wardenship of Dropbox, but now the parent company has announced the final twilight of not only Mailbox, but also the photo-sharing app Carousel.

In an official announcement made on the Dropbox blog, the company focused on productivity has confirmed that in early 2016, both the Carousel and Mailbox apps will be shut down as they focus solely on improving productivity in other areas, including the Dropbox app/services. They say that they've "increased our team's focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together."

Mailbox will see its final days on February 26, 2016. Carousel, on the other hand, will see its last day on March 31, 2016.

On February 26, Mailbox users won't be able to log into the app anymore, and any "auto-swipe" patterns that users have put together over the years will be deleted and disabled as well. All email drafts will be deleted on that day, too, while all "Snoozed" emails will find their way back into the user's Inbox. For its part, the Mailbox team (which has now been shuffled into Dropbox proper), has posted a FAQ to help users transition to another email client.

For Carousel users, Timeline photos will remain available in Dropbox, while shared albums can be saved directly to Dropbox to preserve them. Carousel has posted its own FAQ to help users with the next steps.

Did you use either one of these apps?


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Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: ASUS Router, AwSMS

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 10:20 AM PST

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the five most popular Android apps from last week. These apps are ones that are most likely new and haven't appeared in the top five list more than three times.

1. Cardboard Camera

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App info: Cardboard Camera takes VR photos—moments in time you can relive in virtual reality. Hear the sounds as they happened, and look around to see the scene in every direction.

 

2. AwSMS [BETA]

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App info: AwSMS is an SMS/MMS replacement app that offers tons of customization options.

 

3. ASUS Router

ASUS Router

App info:  ASUS Router is a revolution app to make it very easy to manage your home network. AP mode is supported now!!! And more router models, and DSL series would be supported in the future!

 

4. Please Dont Touch Anything

Please Dont Touch

App info:  Please, Don't Touch Anything is a cryptic, brain-racking puzzle game about bathroom breaks, screwdrivers and nuclear explosions.

 

5. ES File Explorer Pro

ES File Explorer Pro

App info: Manage your files just like you do on your desktop or laptop using Multiple Select, Cut/Copy/Paste, Move, Create, Delete, Rename, Search, Share, Send, Hide, Create Shortcut, and Bookmark.

 

Note:  To ensure that all apps receive a fair chance to make the list, we will retire any app that has made the list for three consecutive weeks.


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Google Authenticator Finally Dragged Out Of The Holo Dark Ages With A Material Overhaul And Android Wear Support

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 10:15 AM PST

unnamedProtecting your online accounts is important, and 2-factor authentication is the best way to do that. The default method of getting 2-factor codes for most services is SMS, but authenticator apps can be more convenient. Google's own authenticator has been on the Play Store for years, but it's been very ugly until today. This app has finally gotten a material design makeover and a few new features too.

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Here's the changelog for v4.44 of Authenticator.

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Google Authenticator Finally Dragged Out Of The Holo Dark Ages With A Material Overhaul And Android Wear Support was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Dropbox is giving up on Mailbox and Carousel

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 09:50 AM PST

One of the nicest email clients on mobile is dead. Photo: DropboxDropbox has announced that it is killing its Carousel and Mailbox apps in early 2016. The company says it will use what it has learned from these products to improve its core Dropbox service, and to increase its focus on Paper, the tool that allows you to create new documents and collaborate on them in real-time

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Google Calendar will let you view and complete your Reminders

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 09:34 AM PST

Google Calendar continues to add new features to its already lengthy list, and for those that use Reminders quite a bit and have wished they could do it all within the mobile Calendar app, the wait is almost over.

Beginning this week, Reminders will find their way into the mobile Google Calendar app, which will make it even easier to see any upcoming Reminders in the days and weeks ahead. This should make it easier to have it all in a one-stop-shop, with the Reminders now visible within the Calendar app, but as well as all of your other calendars you might have synced, too.

What's more, Reminders won't disappear, either. Even if you miss completing the event on the day you had penned in, the Reminder will show up at the top of your calendar on the next day, making sure that you've got a visual reminder that you had something to do.

Nothing is changing about the way Reminders work or get created, and you'll still be able to see them across Google's other services. You can still create a Reminder within Inbox or Google Now or Google Keep, for instance, and once it's saved, it'll show up in Calendar.

The update is rolling out now, and will be available in the latest update to Google Calendar.


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Google Adds Reminders To Google Calendar

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 09:30 AM PST

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Something new is going to be showing up in your Google Calendar very soon. No, you aren't being invited to a party (sorry). Google is adding support for reminders to its calendar apps, so you'll be able to stay on top of your to-dos and upcoming events all in one place. I'm actually surprised this wasn't already part of Calendar.

Reminders can already be added in various places like Inbox and Google Now.

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Google Adds Reminders To Google Calendar was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Google promises fix for color problems on latest Nexus devices

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 09:05 AM PST

Washed-out colors on Nexus Player.Google has promised to release software updates that will address a color issue on its latest Nexus devices. The Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player have all suffered washed-out colors with the latest version of Android — but only while watching video. "As soon as the player starts playing a video (no matter which –

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Verizon pushing Wi-Fi calling update to Galaxy S6, S6 edge tomorrow

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 08:04 AM PST

Verizon is finally getting on board with Wi-Fi calling, and tomorrow, December 8, it will begin pushing the feature out to two of its most popular devices, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The feature will come as part of a software update that will be pushed out in phases, so it may be a few days before you actually see it hit your device.

Verizon has decided that Wi-Fi calling is too simple of a term and is instead planning to include it as part of its "Advanced Calling" package. Customers will be able to place calls over Wi-Fi to other US callers for free, while international calls will be charged at long-distance rates. And while Verizon's wording is slightly vague, it seems as though calls won't drop when switching between Wi-Fi and LTE networks, which should be a nice perk.

Additional phones on Verizon's network will receive Wi-Fi calling functionality next year. However, no specific models or dates have been announced yet.


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Samsung already rolling out Marshmallow for Galaxy Note 4

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 07:49 AM PST

Samsung's Marshmallow rollout begins. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of AndroidDespite being 14 months old now, the Galaxy Note 4 has become Samsung's first smartphone to get an Android 6.0 upgrade. One variant of the device is now getting Marshmallow firmware that includes features like Doze, Google Now on Tap, and new app permissions. A leaked Samsung release schedule for Marshmallow suggested the Galaxy Note 5

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile v1.4 Is Now Free To Use, No Creative Cloud Subscription Required

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 07:14 AM PST

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Adobe has a complicated relationship with Android. Most of its apps come to our beloved platform long after they've launched on iOS, and the updates tend to be slower to arrive thereafter. Keeping that in mind, Lightroom got a big update on iOS back in October that removed the requirement for a paid Creative Cloud subscription. Now Android is getting the same. As of today, Lightroom is free on Android.

Lightroom is Adobe's photo processing and organization tool, a much more powerful version of which is available on the desktop.

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile v1.4 Is Now Free To Use, No Creative Cloud Subscription Required was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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