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Google Play Movies can now download movies on iOS

Google Play Movies can now download movies on iOS

Google might have its own platform and services ecosystem, but it isn't shutting out others from the party. At least not all of them. As a gesture of good will, Google is updating its Play Movies app from iTunes to include one very important feature: the ability to download movies for offline viewing.

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Moto 360 and Google Glass appear on Google Play store

Moto 360 and Google Glass appear on Google Play store

This week Google has updated its device store with a couple of new devices. First - and perhaps most important - is the Google sales portal for Moto 360. Where earlier today Motorola’s own sales portal was the only place you’d have been able to purchase their round watch, now Google is bringing the heat as well. Google Glass has been for sale from Google before, but never through Google Play directly.

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ESPN and NFL apps updated with On-Air feature and more

ESPN and NFL apps updated with On-Air feature and more

Need your sports fix no matter where you're at? NFL and ESPN have both updated their own respective apps, giving enthusiasts access to some new features -- most notably one called On-Air -- as well as better overall access to live game broadcasts.

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Swing Copters clones slam Play Store, knock down game’s ranking

Swing Copters clones slam Play Store, knock down game’s ranking

Swing Copters, the latest game from Flappy Birds creator Dong Nguyen, has already spawned hundreds of knock-off apps, and Google has been busy purging them from the Play Store. These games were released ahead of the official app, being created on what Nguyen revealed in the game's teaser video.

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Swing Copters app store downloads live for iOS and Android

Swing Copters app store downloads live for iOS and Android

Tonight the original creator of Flappy Bird has released his next game, the vertically-situated Swing Copters. This game takes the spirit of Flappy Bird and turns it on its side, literally.

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Is Verizon really going to have their own Android app store? [Update]

Is Verizon really going to have their own Android app store? [Update]

Is it a good idea to have an Android app store that sidesteps the Play Store? We may be on the verge of finding out. A new report suggests the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon, is about to create their own app portal for Android apps. Already content to slip a few homegrown apps on the phones they offer, Verizon may be taking it one step further.

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YouTube Music Key leaks: ad-free with offline support and more

YouTube Music Key leaks: ad-free with offline support and more

We've heard numerous rumbles surrounding the upcoming YouTube music subscription service said to be in the works, and now some details have emerged. Reportedly, the service will be called YouTube Music Key, and will be joined with a rebranding of Google Play Music All Access.

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Sony launches Underwater Apps to hawk waterproof phones

Sony launches Underwater Apps to hawk waterproof phones

Sony has launched six apps specifically designed for underwater use, a move that aims to increase consumers' awareness of waterproof phones (such as its Xperia Z) and perhaps give incentive to pick one up. The apps are available now on the Google Play Store, and include things like a big-eyed gold fish.

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Would you pay for Google Play Movies All Access?

Would you pay for Google Play Movies All Access?

Would you pay for Play Movies All Access? If so, how much would you pay? That was the question we posed to our Facebook audience today, and the results were mixed. Some were very interested, while others had a different view on the matter.

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Google Play Summer Sale arrives – for real this time

Google Play Summer Sale arrives – for real this time

Back on July 23rd, 2014, we saw the first collection of early mentions of the Google Play Summer event. This event would have a number of apps, movies, and music tapped for lower prices than usual, all wrapped up in one handy package. As it turns out, the time is now, and it’s not quite so cut and dry.

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Play Music policy change on device deauthorization already a problem

Play Music policy change on device deauthorization already a problem

If you have been hearing about the new Play Music device deauthorization rules, it can be a bit sensational and frustrating. To clarify things, we spoke with a Google Play representative to find out what was going on. Turns out, you’re likely not going to have any issues at all.

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Google Play updated with less smartphone, more Android Wear

Google Play updated with less smartphone, more Android Wear

This afternoon the team behind the Google Play Devices Shop have made with the updates - Google Play giveth, and Google Play taketh away. What we’re seeing is the reduction of stock with the Google Play Edition devices, to start with. If you’ve not checked over the past few months, you’ll now be shocked to find that the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the original HTC One have completely disappeared from the shop.

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