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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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Google Play refund window seemingly extended to two hours

Google Play refund window seemingly extended to two hours

The Play Store policy on refunds is 15 minutes — Android users probably know that, especially if they’ve had to ask for a refund. It’s a healthy amount of time to download and try an app, but it may be changing. It seems the Play Store is at least testing a method for allowing users up to two full hours to ask for a refund.

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“Workshop” may bring custom cases for Nexus handsets

“Workshop” may bring custom cases for Nexus handsets

Custom cases for smartphones is a rather niche market. Then again, so is the Nexus handset. It seems Google is ready to marry the two, and a leaked program named “Workshop” might be our introduction. Still in its early stages, Workshop is unique, but is it necessary?

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How do you consume media on Android?

How do you consume media on Android?

Earlier today, we posed a question via Facebook: how do you consume media on your Android device? With so many great services out there, we wanted to know if there was one that stood out for our readers. As it turns out, the options for media consumption amongst our readers is as varied as the services on offer.

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Android Wear app lets you control a Tesla Model S

Android Wear app lets you control a Tesla Model S

Android Wear represents a new frontier for mobile, just as Tesla Motors represents a new direction for automobiles. If you’ve got one of each, a new app will let you control much of your Model S features right from your smartwatch.

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What is the Google Play Summer Sale?

What is the Google Play Summer Sale?

This week the annual "Google Play Summer Sale" begins - this includes a small collection of apps for now, but will likely expand as Google makes their official announcement. When this article is released, Google has not yet made things official with a landing page, but once they do, we’ll be sure to link it up. For now, heed the list!

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Amazon Wallet here to store your loyalty cards, not buy stuff

Amazon Wallet here to store your loyalty cards, not buy stuff

Amazon is keen to get us using their Fire Phone, and one of the latest apps released from Amazons hows why. The Amazon Wallet app, available on the Amazon App Store and Google Play, is a bit of a misnomer. While it can digitally store some things you might otherwise put in your wallet, it doesn’t keep the most important aspect close-by.

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Free apps are going to get a lot more confusing in Europe

Free apps are going to get a lot more confusing in Europe

Android app downloads could get a lot more confusing in Europe, with Google agreeing to cease referring to titles with in-app purchases as "free" in the Google Play store, while Apple has been criticized by the EU for not committing to a similar system. Responding to concerns by the European Union around how "free" titles can be misleading as they subsequently push in-app downloads, Google agreed that no title with IAP content will be labeled as free as of the end of September this year. Meanwhile, Apple has also responded to the EU critique.

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