YouTube secretly hiding code for offline playback, unlimited Music Pass, background listening

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Tucked away inside of the most recent version of the Android YouTube app are hints of things to come. As discovered by Android Police, the app contains traces of stuff we’ve already heard about as well as new, fun stuff. Chances are good that most of you have already learned of ...

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Google tossing in $25 Play credits with purchase of Nexus 7

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For a limited time, Google is throwing in $25 Google Play credits with the purchase of a Nexus 7 tablet Google, for a limited time, is tossing in $25 credits to anyone who purchases the Nexus 7 tablet through the Google Play Store. What’s more, the benevolent Google is also eating the ...

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16GB Nexus 10 also out of stock

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As if we needed further proof that a new Nexus 10 might soon be on the horizon, the current model has been found to be out of stock. While it is only the 16GB version that’s seemingly gone for good, you can still get your hands on the 32GB version. It’s probably no coincidence that ...

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Android team intros three new developer features for Google Play Games

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Today we’re announcing three new features in Google Play Games that make it easier to understand what players are doing in your game, manage your game features more effectively, and store more game data in the Google cloud. via New Developer Features in Google Play Games | Android Developers ...

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Google Japan launches Android vending machines in Tokyo

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Google Japan has rolled out three Google Play vending machines in Tokyo, each designed to help sell 18 different games. Those who have smartphones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with NFC connectivity can install one of the free or paid titles. Don’t have one of those? Feel free to ...

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Google working to fix ‘Package File Invalid’ issues

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Have you recently run into problems trying to update Android apps or games? More specifically, are you seeing a “Package File Invalid” error when downloading or updating apps? You’re not alone. It’s actually so much of a problem that Google has acknowledged it and promises a ...

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Google Play Store update improves overall usability

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A new version of the Google Play Store has started making its way onto Android handsets and tablets. Tapped with the release of 4.3.10, it’s a slight adjustment on multiple fronts. In other words, nothing major, more “enhanced” overall experience than anything. First noticed ...

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Google Play Store app downloads surpass iTunes for first time — report

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The Google Play Store has surpassed iTunes in terms of quarterly app downloads for the first time, reports AppAnnie. According to the new finding, Google’s storefront outpaced Apple’s by a margin of 10 percent in the second quarter. As of Q2 2013, app downloads in Google Play were ...

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Offers app and new Google Maps app for Android make it even easier to save on purchases

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Google seems to be making it easier than ever to save money. Today on their commerce blog, they mentioned that they have expanded the way users can discover offers to include browsing the web with a Google device, using their popular Offers app, or even through Google Maps. No more clipping ...

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Kool-Aid Man PhotoBomb App is here, Oh Yeah!

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Photobombs seem to be all the rage lately. If you’ve been bored with the typical friend bomb, animal sit-in, or mystery stranger yet don’t want to give up on the silly pics, you may be interested in this new option. Kool-Aid, the sugary beverage you know and love from your ...

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Rockmelt for Android arrives at last

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Fans of Rockmelt’s past desktop browser and iOS app have been patiently waiting and the day has finally arrived. Rockmelt promised an Android version was on the way and today they delivered. If you are not too familiar with Rockmelt, it is an app users implement to follow their news feeds ...

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Google Play downloads look to overtake Apple by this fall

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We talk a lot of smack about Apple around here, and this time I’m going to try and be a little kinder. Let me begin by saying congrats to Apple as they recently celebrated their 50-billionth app download. Ok, the ability to be nice stops there as it has been announced that Android users ...

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Twitter releases updates, tweet in less than six seconds

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Twitter released a new update for Android users today, making tweeting “even easier and more seamless.” Here are a few of the new features according to Twitters official blog: Photos: When you add a photo to your Tweet, you’ll see a full preview of your photo, not just the cropped ...

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See 4G coverage in real time with new app from Mosaik

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When users speak of 4G, it is like talking about finding a four leaf clover (it is pretty darn hard to find.) When you find that four leaf clover however (or a 4G footprint in this case, ) you feel like the luckiest person in the world. Hopefully the days of roaming around hoping to... Read More

Add a bit of Google Play design to your homescreen with PlayBar UCCW

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Want to change your home screen up just a smidge? Here’s a great app we just discovered called PlayBar UCCW. As the title suggests, it is a pack of pre-designed widgets that work within Ultimate Custom Widget (UCCW). The bundle features access to a handful of the most common apps and ...

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