Amazon updates Santa app for 2012

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Amazon.com today announced the release of an updated Amazon Santa app (1.1) for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire. Available for a few weeks now, this newly tweaked and free app lets users create interactive and custom Wish Lists for children. New features for the 2012 update include:

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HTC Deluxe not heading to Europe after all?

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A number rumors of an HTC Deluxe have surfaced over the months, and even more so in the wake of the Droid DNA. Expected to hit the global markets as an international version of the 5-inch HTC smartphone, Europe seemed an almost lock as one of those regions. According to HTC, however, ...

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Gree to shutter OpenFeint in December as developers consider alternatives

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It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were talking about all the major games being released with OpenFeint integration. As one of the bigger and better options for Android developers, users enjoyed its features such as leaderboards, achievements, friend lists, and cross-platform ...

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Doxie Go review

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Doxie Go is a unique type of scanner in that it lets you scan and save your documents while on the go, making them immediately available in multiple capacities.  Moreover, it’s a sheet-fed scanner that allows users to scan photos, receipts, documents, and other items and store them in a ...

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Social calendar app UpTo comes to Android

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After having become one of the more popular apps of its kind on iOS, UpTo has brought its social-based calendar to Android. With this free title, users can look ahead to the future and see not only what they have on the agenda, but also what their co-workers, friends and family members will be ...

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In Brief:11 other Android things worth knowing (Nov. 17)

This edition features RadioShack, Spacetime Studios, Twilight (yeah that one), Amazon discounts, Slice 2.0, Combiform, Parkmobile, Skip-Bo, Trulia, Kendall Jackson wines, and more.

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Logitech K810 Bluetooth keyboard review

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As many of our readers are finding themselves as proud owners of new Android tablets, we’re hearing feedback from the community. One question we often get is, “What’s a good Bluetooth keyboard for my…?” Today, that’s a no-brainer; Logitech’s K810 ...

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In Brief: 12 other Android things worth knowing (Nov 9)

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This week features Toy Defense, SHADOWGUN, Apps World, Predators, Humble Bumble 4, illo, Songza, Pocket, iLuv, Thumbstar Games, and more.

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John Lagerling explains the Nexus strategy in NY Times interview

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After announcing the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and the 32GB Nexus 7, Google caused quite a stir in the tech community. Most of our first reactions were in response to the awesome new features and specs of the aforementioned devices. But after some time, many of us noticed several big changes to the ...

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comScore: Android inches forward as smartphone sales slow

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Android is still the king of the hill when it comes to smartphone market share, according to the newest comScore report.  At 52.5 percent of the U.S. market, Android is up ever so slightly with .9 percent growth since June.  Even as it remains virtually unchanged, it did well enough to beat out ...

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Waze overhauls navigation app with 3.5 release

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Crowdsourced mapping and navigation application Waze has gotten a rather significant overhaul today with the release of v3.5 of its Android app.Available immediately in the Google Play store, the free app is bolstered by a number of new features. Details include seeing real-time ETA’s, ...

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B&N Nook HD, Nook HD+ shipping this week

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Barnes & Noble dropped us a line early this morning to let everyone know that their two new Android-powered tablets, the Nook HD and Nook HD+ are ready to roll.  Expected to begin shipping this week, the two devices aim to steal away some of that Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire market.  The tablets ...

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No LTE for Nexus 4, Andy Rubin explains why

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With all the hub-bub going around today about the Nexus bomb that Google dropped, some have noticed that in the specifications for the Nexus 4, there’s no mention of LTE. Google covered every base with the Galaxy Nexus, launching it in LTE variants on Verizon and Sprint, and of course an ...

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Bad Piggies gets 15 new levels with ‘Flight in the Night’ update

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The team over at Rovio have been incredibly busy lately, what with their upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars (due November 8) and other games in the series.  We just reported earlier today that the Angry Birds Season game picked up 30 new levels and some other goodies in a Halloween-themed update. ...

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Comparing the Nexus 7 to the iPad mini

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Well, it’s official.  Apple has a 7.9-inch iPad mini coming in the next few weeks and it cost $329 or more.  Hide yo kids, hide you wives, this thing is going to kill off Android tablets.  If you listen to Apple tell it, the new device is going to be embraced unlike anything we’ve ...

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