Day two of Google’s 25¢ apps now live

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The second 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 yesterday, there’s a handful of titles we would have no issue recommending at full price, let along for a cool ...

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Google Play blows past 25 billion app downloads

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The Google Play Store has now seen 25 billion (with a ‘B’) installs of its Android-based apps and games, according to the official Android blog.  And it’s not just a simple milestone reached at the same, steady rate.  No, the Play Store is building momentum and growing at a ...

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Roku announces ‘Play on Roku’ update for streaming photos and music

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Roku has a new version of its Android app available in the Google Play Store that allows for streaming of music and photos from your handset.  The feature is called Play on Roku and it lets users view individual images, slideshows, single tracks, playlists, and more.  The app, which basically ...

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Google+ is now 1/9th size of Facebook

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Google’s senior vice president of engineering, Vic Gundotra, today announced that Google+ has grown to more than 100 million active monthly users.  At around 1/9th the size of Facebook, it has a long way to go before catching the king of social networking.  Consider, however, that Google+ ...

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Google Wallet: Prepaid cards discontinued

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Google Wallet users are now getting a warning to spend their Google Prepaid Card balance before October 17th at which point Google will be removing all prepaid cards from the Google Wallet App. After this date passes the only way to get your money back is to put in a refund at the Google ...

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Google Now update adds settings for movies, sports, emergency alerts

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Those of you with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or a sideloaded version of Google Now will find that there’s a new update awaiting you in the Google Play Store.  With this release, users get a number of new settings to toggle and personalize.  Have a few favorite sports teams that you want to ...

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More Galaxy Stellar details slip out, Samsung choosing Amazon over Google Play?

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For such a mid-range device, information about the Galaxy Stellar has been more abundant than usual. First we saw it in some leaked images, with the name “Jasper,” and then a leaked inventory sheet outed the Stellar name. This past Monday, we got a few more details on the device, ...

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Is Google’s new app policy just a bunch of lip service?

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Remember early this month when Google advised they would be taking a more proactive approach to removing shoddy or spammy apps?  Designed to keep the the Google Play Store a little cleaner and more user friendly, this was to be Google’s way of getting in the way of those apps that violate ...

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Target, GameStop, RadioShack officially getting Google Play gift cards

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The first retail outlets to receive Google Play Store gift cards are expected to be Target, GameStop, and RadioShack, according to Google. No longer a rumor, the pre-paid card option has gone live and is ready for your money.  If you happen to head out to one of these fine retail stores today, ...

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Public transit schedules for Google Maps reaches one million

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Since 2005, Google Maps has been collaborating with transit authorities to make our lives a whole lot easier. Today Google has well over 500 cities worldwide with transit stops marked. Google understands that public transportation info is important to have at the palm of your hand. They have ...

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Google Play gift cards look ready for retail

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Google Play gift cards may be hitting stores near you in the short term.

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RealPlayer sheds beta tag, arrives in Google Play

After sitting in beta for a few years, RealPlayer comes to Android.

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ASUS official accessory line-up for the Google Nexus 7 leaked

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Google Nexus 7 is the latest bomb dropped by Google at the Android tablet market, and the explosion actually affected a lot of people, that’s why it ran out of stock at Google Play store. Well, there’s no doubt in it that it’s an amazing tablet, and we also told you that you ...

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Rovio launches Amazing Alex, available at Google Play for $0.99

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Rovio is famous for creating one of the most amazing games of all time, Angry Birds. For the last 3 years, they have been launching several updated versions of it, including Angry Birds Seasons and (the best so far) Angry Birds Space. Now Rovio has decided to change the scene a little bit by ...

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Galaxy Nexus returns to Play Store with extended shipping time

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The Android world was all a’buzz with the Galaxy Nexus last week, due to the fact that a sales ban was put in place. Google and Samsung immediately began working together on a software fix to circumvent the ban, and it looks like we’ve got success… in a way. Right now, you can ...

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