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Moto X successor tipped as ‘Moto X+1′

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There must be some seriously extensive research findings that says people gravitate toward products with “one” in the name. According to oft-reliable Twitter leak source evleaks, the successor to the Moto X smartphone will be known as the Moto X+1. What’s more, the device is said to be “coming soon”. It’s unclear at this stage whether this is a code name or whether it might  [Read More…]

Google to take legal action in Turkey over YouTube ban

Google has filed a formal protest with the Turkish courts over the recent YouTube ban. The ban had been lifted Saturday by a lesser court, but the decision was reversed until “criminal content” — recordings of a state security meeting about Syria — are removed.

Vote in the Pebble App Challenge and you could win $500 in ‘cash prizes and swag’

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Pebble on Monday kicked off the first day of voting in Pebble App Challenge, a tournament-style showdown. Starting today and running through Friday, April 11, those of you with a Pebble smartwatch can vote in the daily head-to-head match-ups. Pebble has whittle 218 apps down to a sweet 16 selection of apps.

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To vote:

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The best Android games without in-app purchases

Skip the IAPs with these outstanding Android games

Are you tired of being nickeled-and-dimed by freemium Android games? Had enough of gems and timers and boosts? That’s certainly the impression we get when we talk about freemium, so we’ve rounded up our favorite titles that do away with all of that, and provides the absolute maximum of product up-front. There’s a healthy mix here of action, puzzle, strategy, RPG, so go ahead, dive in, and let  [Read More…]

Launch apps from anywhere with Bar Launcher [App of the Day]

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Need quick access to certain apps from anywhere on your phone? You may want to take a look at Bar Launcher. 

Task switching is already pretty good on Android devices, but only for recently used apps. Bar Launcher is a simple app that puts a row of your favorite applications in your notification shade. The quick access to these applications can cut down on  [Read More…]

Verizon HTC One Max update to Android 4.4.2 rolling out as scheduled

The Verizon HTC One Max KitKat update has started rolling out, with users in the Android Central forums downloading it right now.

The One Max already had Sense 5.5, so the user facing changes shouldn’t be too noticable, but the update to Android 4.4.2 brings along all of the new APIs from Google, such as immersive mode and the new web views.

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Reminder: Registration for Google I/O 2014 opens tomorrow

New registration process should give a wider range of people a chance to get in

Google I/O, the annual conference for all things Google and developers, kicks off registration for the 2014 edition tomorrow, April 8th. If you’ve been waiting for your opportunity to get in on the two-day event, this year may be your best chance considering Google’s new registration policy.

Rather than a mad dash to lock up the very limited number of tickets  [Read More…]

Cover Lock Screen acquired by Twitter

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At AndroidGuys, we’ve been long-time fans of Cover Lock Screen. It offers a customizable, beautiful lock screen replacement that other apps haven’t come close to matching. Things might change a bit around Cover headquarters as they announced today that they are acquired by Twitter.

In a press release earlier today, Cover explained their future plans to work with the social networking giant.

Twitter, like Cover,  [Read More…]

Sprint shutting down WiMAX by end of 2015

Sprint’s WiMAX network isn’t long for this world. The first “4G” network to launch in the United States, WiMAX was hampered by Sprint’s available spectrum and shamed by the speeds brought on by the launch of LTE on Verizon and AT&T. Having thrown in the towel on WiMAX and rushed to launch their own LTE network, Sprint is now paving the way to shut down their old WiMAX network by the end of next year.

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Chromecast on sale for $29.99 for limited time (14% OFF)

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The best tech accessory you can buy for $ 35 is on sale right now. Indeed, you can pick up the Google Chromecast for only $ 29.99 through Amazon or Best Buy. It’s unclear how long either of these outlets will offer the media device for the discounted (14% OFF) price.

We recommend the Chromecast any day of the week at its normal cost so  [Read More…]