[Bonus Round] Boulder Dash, Tasty Tower, Escape from Montegrande, And Zombie Gunship Arcade

October 31st, 2014 by admin No comments »

nexusae0_bonusicon_thumbWelcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn’t get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can’t wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don’t want to wade through a whole day’s worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we’ve got a retro revival, a sickeningly cute jumping game, an appealing escape title, and a Flappy Bird clone with zombies.

[Bonus Round] Boulder Dash, Tasty Tower, Escape from Montegrande, And Zombie Gunship Arcade was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Virginia Circuit Court Judge Says Police Can Require Fingerprints To Unlock Smartphones, But Not Passcodes

October 31st, 2014 by admin No comments »

thumbprintWriting for Android Police from my home office in Virginia, it’s not every day that I get to report on something somewhat close to home. But here it is. A Virginia Circuit Court judge has ruled that police officers may demand someone use their fingerprint to unlock a smartphone, but they cannot compel a person to give up their passcode.

Judge Steven C. Frucci made the ruling this week, saying that giving a police officer your fingerprint is similar to providing a DNA or handwriting sample, something the law permits.

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Google’s Copresence Looks Like A Contactless, Cross-Platform Version Of Android Beam

October 31st, 2014 by admin No comments »

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Several months ago, we discussed something called Nearby, a project that – at the time – seemed to be Google’s effort to let “people, places, and things” know when a user is, well, nearby. It seems that Google is still hard at work on its effort to connect various devices to each other and their surroundings, but Copresence (an internal name for this functionality) may have a more specific scope in this effort than we first estimated, apparently including iOS devices in the fun.

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Haunt The House: Terrortown May Be The Perfect Spooky Accessory To Your Halloween Night

October 31st, 2014 by admin No comments »

aWhoooooooa! Look out! It’s a spooky ghost! Did you see it? Aw, man. It was right there in that game. You know the one, Haunt the House: Terrortown. It’s a new one that’s just out in the Play Store, and it’s on sale for Halloween. Seems fitting.

In Haunt the House you play the role of a restless specter, seeking to terrify and drive the mortals away from town. To do this you must double-tap on various objects to possess them.

Haunt The House: Terrortown May Be The Perfect Spooky Accessory To Your Halloween Night was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Latest BBM Update Lets You Retract Messages, Delete Chat Content After A Set Time, And More

October 31st, 2014 by admin No comments »

BBM-ThumbThere’s a certain permanence to most instant messaging apps. The second you hit send, that’s it, the message is out of your hands. You better hope you sent it to the right content, fixed those embarrassing typos, or spelled their name correctly. Unless you’re using the latest version of BBM, in which case you can call take backsies.

Now when you send a message by mistake, they can simply tap the retract button.

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HTC Copies And Pastes Its File Manager Into The Play Store

October 31st, 2014 by admin No comments »

hhFile managers aren’t flashy or particularly exciting apps, but they’re definitely a necessity. HTC has taken to adding a number of its core Sense apps to the Play Store, and now the file manager is taking up residence.

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It does all the the things a file manager should do, but it fits in with the Sense aesthetic. Being a system app, it should offer better access to the SD card too.

HTC Copies And Pastes Its File Manager Into The Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Roku Players Now Have Access To Google Play Movies & TV Shows, Users Get X-Men Free For Signing In

October 31st, 2014 by admin No comments »

71- wDFaTIL._SL1500_ (1)Roku started making cheap, effective streaming set-top boxes long before Google TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Android TV, and Amazon’s “I can’t believe it’s not Chromecast.” But before today, users who were smack dab in the middle of Google’s universe found a notable hole in Roku’s otherwise wide array of content partners: the Play Store’s selection of movies and TV shows. In a surprising move on Google’s part, a new Play Movies channel has been added to the Roku lineup.

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AT&T Boosts Data Caps On $40 And $70 Mobile Share Value Plans To 3GB And 6GB, Respectively

October 31st, 2014 by admin No comments »

imgresAT&T was one of the first carriers in the US to institute data caps on smartphones, and it has recently taken some heat for its treatment of grandfathered unlimited data customers. Maybe looking to smooth things over a bit and earn some good will, AT&T is boosting the caps on two of its Mobile Share Value plans.

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If you’re on the 2GB ($40) or 4GB ($70) data tier, you are getting a bump to 3GB or 6GB with no increase in cost.

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OnePlus One’s Touchscreen Issues Are Fixed With Latest Firmware (For Real This Time) Currently In Testing, Expected In Next OTA

October 31st, 2014 by admin No comments »

OnePlusOneBlack-ThumbSince launch, some OnePlus One owners have encountered issues with the phone’s touchscreen. The complaints center around the display being unresponsive, causing it to miss certain touches and provide a generally frustrating typing experience. Sometimes it resulted in taps while dragging or swiping.

Now a firmware upgrade is in testing that takes care of this problem entirely. It’s expected to go out to users soon in an upcoming over-the-air update.

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HTC Sneaks A Cute Easter—Err, Halloween Egg Into The Dot View Case

October 31st, 2014 by admin No comments »

2014-10-31 10_23_34-dot view - Google SearchHTC’s Dot View case is a cool idea, though the quality of the accessory itself is somewhat suspect. Still, HTC gets points for doing something new. What’s more, it turns out the Dot View for the One M8 still has some tricks up its heavily perforated sleeve. There’s a Halloween surprise lurking in there.

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The Dot View case is able to show notifications and other bits of data by shining light from the screen through the holes in the case.

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