Barnes & Noble offering Nook HD for only $79 on Black Friday

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Barnes & Noble officially announced their Black Friday deals today and chief among them is the Nook HD for $79.99. No, it’s not the high-end tablet you play games on or put through the paces, but it is more than enough for the casual user. And, now that it has access to Google Play ...

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Amazon shaves Nexus 7 (2013) price to $199

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Presumably as part of a pre-Black Friday promotion, Amazon is offering the flagship tablet at a discounted price Amazon is offering the Nexus 7 tablet for $199 (16GB) and $239 (32GB) today, a savings of more than ten percent. While that discount doesn’t sound all that fantastic at first ...

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Gameloft will optimize Modern Combat 5 for MediaTek processors

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Gameloft this week announced that their upcoming Modern Combat 5 game will be optimized for MediaTek’s MT6592 processors. As the “first true octa-core processor in the world”, this SoC will deliver “enhanced definition and stunning graphics” in games and other ...

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Facebook rolls out new Messenger experience to all Android users

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Facebook yesterday confirmed that the new look Messenger app has been expanded to all Android and iOS users. Initially released to a select group of users a few weeks back, it’s a refreshed feel that looks more modern and inviting. If you have not yet received the update, check your ...

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Neptune Pine announces updates, Kickstarter campaign coming soon

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If you’ve never heard of the Neptune Pine and you’ve been interested in a smartwatch that can be a full replacement for your smartphone, you may want to check it out. The Canadian start-up, which debuted the device in February, announced some updates to their smartwatch this week. ...

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Swype updated to be more powerful and personal than ever

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Nuance on Wednesday announced that a new version of its wildly popular Swype keyboard is available in the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore. More powerful and personal than ever, features now include bilingual support, continuous dictation, and customized keyboards (size, layout, tablet, ...

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Cloud.tv’s Dayframe goes open beta ahead of formal release

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The Cloud.tv team has announced that the official release of Dayframe is but one week away. The app, which provides a screensaver experience for your Android device, arrives in the Google Play Store on Tuesday, November 12. The Dayframe experience is somewhat like that of Facebook Home but with ...

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T-Mobile: Nexus 5 will be here ‘in time for holidays’

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T-Mobile has joined Sprint in announcing the upcoming availability of the Nexus 5. Unfortunately, T-Mobile does not have any specifics to provide outside of “in time for the holidays”. Considering the device runs $349-$399 through the Google Play Store we should look for the same ...

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At long last, the Nexus 5 is official

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After spending much of 2013 in the rumor mill, the Nexus 5 is now a formally recognized device. If you’ve been following the Android space at all over the last few weeks then you undoubtedly know all of the hardware specifications. Suffice it to say, it’s one of the worst kept ...

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Pandora update brings tablet version to market

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Let’s be honest with ourselves here for a minute — using and app that was originally designed for the smaller screen of a smartphone on a tablet works, but it’s not a fun experience. You know this. I know this. Pandora knows this. That’s why Pandora has released Pandora ...

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Niantic Labs partners with Abandoned NYC for new Field Trip content

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Ever find yourself on the streets of New York, wondering what exactly it is you’re staring at? I mean, it looks like an old theater but it’s all run down and decrepit. Now you can find out, thanks to new content being integrated into Field Trip. The app, which comes from ...

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App Review: Start, from the makers of Active Lockscreen

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I got the chance to review Active Lockscreen, made by Celltick, at the beginning of this year. It was a great, simple lockscreen replacement that just worked. While it was missing a few things, I was quite satisfied with it. The guys over at Celltick have been hard at work, and they just rolled ...

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Stitcher Radio get offline listening with latest update

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Stitcher fans, wait no more, you asked for it and now you’ve got it.  A newly updated release of the on demand news, entertainment, sports and talk radio app is out and it’s got some great new features. Chief among the details is the Offline Mode which allows users to select ...

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Motorola expands Droid Zap support to include all Droid models

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Motorola recently updated their image and video sharing app, DROID Zap, to allow for expanded device support. No longer relegated to this year’s Droid models (Maxx, Mini, Ultra), it now lets any Droid handset with Android 4.0 or later. The app provides a quick and easy way for users to ...

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Sony brings Pinball Rocks HD to Android

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SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’S PINBALL ROCKS HD APP FEATURES FIRST ALL METAL & ROCK SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE NOW FOR ANDROID NEW YORK –Oct. 1, 2013– Sony Music Entertainment announces the release of the Android version of Pinball Rocks HD, a five-table pinball compilation game. The app has ...

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