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Social Gaming Platform Mobage Set to Become Bloatware for AT&T Android Users?

Last week I told you about Mobage and its release to the western world. Mobage is a social gaming platform that is extremely popular in overseas countries like Japan. While

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GroupMe Turns 3.0, Adds Direct Messaging, Improved UI and More…

GroupMe celebrated the big 3.0 today (and then the big 3.0.1 for bug fixes) by going global with a slew of added features and enhancements sure to make users smile.

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Google+ for Android Updated, Improved Notifications Included

Google+ for Android received a nice little update bringing it to version 1.0.5. Many of the changes brought about have been directly related to user feedback which not only shows

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Capital One Releases Mobile Banking App For Android

In what could be called a “better late than never” moment, Capital One has released a mobile banking app for Android. Capital One now joins the ranks of the many

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Hotel Tonight Brings Last Minute Hotel Bookings to Android

There are numerous hotel booking sites/apps that offer a plethora of discounts to users. Most of these discounts require advanced booking and fit the organized traveler just fine. But what

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Game Discovery App Heyzap Adds Personalized Game Recommendations

Popular game discovery platform Heyzap understands how daunting of a task it can be to try and shuffle through the countless games which occupy the Android Market abyss. That is

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Oceanhouse Media Brings Award Winning Children’s Book “Leo the Lightning Bug” to Android

┬áIf you have children, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Oceanhouse Media. They are the leading publishers of interactive children’s book apps, such as the award winning Dr. Seuss

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According to Nielsen Research, Games Most Popular Mobile App Category in US

All your smartphone are belong to us! Apparently no one is using their smartphone to be productive, they just want to play games!

According to Nielsen research, games continue to be the most popular app category while productivity apps find themselves on the lower rungs of the ladder. This of course doesn’t surprise me one bit, what does surprise me is the fact that 93% of the people downloading games are actually willing to pay for them! Hear that developers? You’re more likely to get paid off of games vs. any other category. Chop, chop, start churning out those games!

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Consumers Getting Nearly $900 in Free Apps Per Year Via Amazon Free App of the Day

We’re always hearing (mostly by competitors) about how “fragmentation” is hurting Android, but in reality, it’s this “fragmentation” that is providing vast choices to the Android consumer. One of those “choices” happens to be Amazon’s App Store. In the beginning, many Android users were wondering where the Amazon App Store would fit in and whether or not another “App Store” was necessary. Then Amazon announced its promotional “Free App of the Day” and Android users began taking notice. Before you knew it, everyone and their mother was downloading the Amazon App Store just so they could get the “Free App of the Day.” It’s now almost the only reason why anyone even uses the Amazon App Store and it’s this very mentality which prompted Android Tapp and its parent company AsSeenOnPhone Inc. to begin analyzing the Amazon App Store and its “Free App of the Day” program.

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OfficeMax Mobile Print Center: On-the-go Printing Made Easy

OfficeMax aims to make my life a tad bit easier thanks to their newly released Print Center app. With OfficeMax Print Center, I can upload, customize and schedule just about any document or image to be printed and picked up at any of OfficeMax’s 900+ ImPress┬« Print Centers.

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Taiwan Slaps Google With $1 Million NT Fine

It would seem that Taiwan, like most Android users, disagrees heavily with Google’s 15-minute app refund policy. In fact, they have deemed it unlawful and have slapped Google with a hefty fine (US$345,500) for not complying with a June 4th request to revise their app sales and service provisions.

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Doodle Grub Snakes its Way Into the Android Market

A cute and colorful adaptation of the classic “Snake” game has slithered its way to Android thanks to the guys over at Pixowl Inc. Originally developed for iOS, Doodle Grub’s

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TiVo App For Android Coming Soon?

All you patient Android users waiting on an official TiVo app might not have to wait much longer. According to a full-page TiVo advertisement found in the latest issue of

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Galaxy On Fire 2 THD Now Available

A great example of future mobile gaming can be found in the graphically stunning Galaxy On Fire 2 by FISHLAB Entertainment GmbH. Originally released to Sony’s Xperia Play (a single core device), the promise of it coming to Tegra devices quickly became a reality. Introducing Galaxy On Fire 2 THD!

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Track and Share Your Adventures with FollowMe

Going for a hike? Run? Bike ride perhaps? Want to track your trip? How about a statistical rundown? Did you pass a stunning landscape? Want to share a photo? How