Google Play reviews now tied to Google+ profiles

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Google doesn’t want anyone leaving anonymous or fake author names with Google Play reviews so, beginning today, things will be a bit different. If you want to leave a review for an app, game, or anything else in the Play Store, then you’ll need to log in with your Google+ account. ...

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New Play Store APK teardown reveals app reviews require G+ account, pre-order support, and more

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The guys over at Android Police have torn down the new Play Store APK, and they’ve found some pretty cool stuff lurking on the inside. According to AP: …App reviews in the Play Store will soon require a Google+ account, and future reviews will be posted showing your full Google+ ...

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RadioShack now offering discounted Galaxy S III with $50 Google Play credit

RadioShack began offering the Samsung Galaxy S III at discounted rates yesterday, November 18, which are pretty darn appealing if you ask us. For a limited time you can pick one of these 16GB models up from AT&T or Verizon for $99.99 with a two-year service agreement. What’s more, the ...

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Google’s Niantic Labs releases location-based game Ingress

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Google’s Niantic Labs has launched its latest application, a location-based/augmented-reality game called Ingress. Available as a beta-only game at this time, it is inspired by geocaching and looks to split the world into two factions. See, there’s this strange energy force that is ...

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Get this look for your Android smartphone: GoogleNowXE

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One of our absolute favorite things about Android is the fact that you can bend and tweak the platform to your needs.  Sure, there’s rooting and modding for deep level personalization, but that stuff does not always concern the everyman user. Some of just like to change the home screen ...

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YouTube app update makes watching videos on your Google TV a snap

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Thanks to the latest update to YouTube on Android, we can look forward to sending videos straight from our Android devices to Google TV, quickly and easily. According to the YouTube blog, “…Click the TV icon that appears, and the video will play instantly on your Google TV. Like a ...

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Acer and Google launch new Chromebook

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Looking for a piece of Google awesomeness for under $200? Look no further. Google has announced a new Chromebook with Acer, and the specs – at least some – are pretty surprising. The main shock here is the fact that, despite the sub-200 price tag, the CPU is a full on Intel, not ...

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AppBrain launches Apptimizer to help developers optimize apps for Google Play

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AppBrain is kicking off yet another developer tool for Android coders looking to gain some app exposure.  It’s called Apptimizer and, as the name suggests, it helps developers optimize their apps for listing in Google Play store.  In a nutshell, each app can get an Apptimizer score with ...

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Google Play tops 700,000 Android apps

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Google has officially indicated that there are now more 700,000 apps in the Google Play Store, available for smartphones and tablets.  The news comes just a short week after Apple made the same claim for its App Store and looks to be a race to the next milestone.  After getting a late start ...

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Google intros new Nexus 7 options

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The hits keep coming today as Google has introduced its newest versions of the Nexus 7 tablet.  As we’d come to expect over the last few weeks, the 16GB version of the Asus tablet has been dropped down to $199 to make room for a larger, 32GB capacity model.  The new offering is listed ...

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Five things we’d still like to see in Google Play

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One of the newest features for the Google Play store (v 3.9.16) is the ability to add apps and games to a Wishlist.  As of right now the option only seems to operate as a place for you to tag items that you’d like to maybe purchase down the road.  While Google could have some great... Read More

Add credit to your Google Play account from the web

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Google now lets users add credit to their Google Play accounts directly from the internet, bypassing the need for those physical gift cards.  You know the cards we’re talking about here – they’re the ones that aren’t anywhere to be found at least in our neck of the ...

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Google Play carrier billing coming soon to Verizon Wireless

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Google Play Store offers a lot of goodies for Android users, like there is music, movies, books, magazines, and Android applications. Back in May, Sprint enabled the carrier billing for all the Google Play content, which means Sprint users can pay for the purchased content from the Google Play ...

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Jukebox tosses its hat into ring of cloud-based media players

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Looking for another way to stay connected to your ever-growing music collection but hate sitting around the old boombox?  Consider Jukebox, a new Android app (in preview) that automatically keeps your music in the cloud, synchronizing tracks, playlists, ratings, and more.  Stuff from your phone ...

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Day three of Google’s 25¢ apps now live

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The third day of Google’s 25¢ app sale-abration is underway and it’s a new baker’s dozen of apps and games for your Android phone or tablet.  As was the case over the last two days, there’s a handful of titles we would have no issue recommending at full price, let along ...

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