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Amazon Coins virtual currency spreads to regular Android devices

Amazon Coins virtual currency spreads to regular Android devices

Amazon has opened up its virtual currency, Amazon Coins, for use across all Android devices, having originally limited it to its own Kindle Fire tablets. The digital cash, launched back in May 2013 as a way for Kindle Fire users to buy apps, media content, and in-app purchases, Coins can now be used in the Amazon Appstore in the US, UK, and Germany, hoping that Coins' rewards system will persuade people to skip other payment types.

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Hitman GO revealed by Square Enix: turn-based strategy gone mobile

Hitman GO revealed by Square Enix: turn-based strategy gone mobile

Though for many hardcore PC or game console gamers, the idea that the Hitman franchise would go to the mobile platform is nothing short of blasphemy, Square Enix is suggesting this week that they've got something unique on their hands. Literally saying "yes we said it: tablet/smartphone: let us explain", Square Enix Montreal went on this week to say that this game will be developed completely separately from the AAA Hitman title being created right now bi Io-Interactive.

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Flappy Bird alternatives march on: Sesame Street’s Bert, Doge, MMO, Cupid

Flappy Bird alternatives march on: Sesame Street’s Bert, Doge, MMO, Cupid

The Flappy Bird obsession continues this week as the creator of the original game has completely shut down his app and - in the wake of this event - clones have arisen. This isn't the first time we've covered the Flappy Bird alternatives, as it were, but they've prevailed to such an extent that we had to return for a double-dip! Today we're having a look at several in-browser solutions as well as one rather well-made app.

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Microsoft “seriously considering” Android on Windows

Microsoft “seriously considering” Android on Windows

It would appear that Microsoft is either unaware of the existence of BlueStacks, or they've decided it might be time to take the technology mainstream. In a chat with the Verge, an anonymous source has suggested that Microsoft is "seriously considering allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone." Allowing these apps to run, as it's said there, would allow both platforms access to thousands of apps never before available to them in the past.

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Shazam iPhone update brings simplification

Shazam iPhone update brings simplification

An update to the Shazam app for iPhone this week adds a bit more content-led action to the ecosystem while the entire layout earns a much more simplified look. This update to the system is part of what the Chief Product Officer at Shazam, Daniel Danker, suggests makes Shazam much more in-tune with its goals: simplicity in design and consumer experience. In other words - Shazam doesn't do one whole heck of a lot more between yesterday and today, but it's a lot easier to understand what it does do.

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Flappy Bird alternatives: iPhone, Android, offline, and on your wrist

Flappy Bird alternatives: iPhone, Android, offline, and on your wrist

Well before Flappy Bird was taken offline by its creator (just this weekend), there were plenty of clones to be played by the public. Today it's become a rather lucrative enterprise, potentially, as users have (apparently) gone so far as to buy iPhones specifically because they have Flappy Bird pre-installed. Don't be fooled, though, aside from the extreme ease with which you'd be able to hack your device and side-load the original game for free, there are plenty of alternatives to be had, some of which are better than the original.

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