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Google Play Music iPad release imminent

Google Play Music iPad release imminent

The slightly larger edition of Google Play Music may very well be headed for the iPad sooner than later. Hidden in the code for the iPhone version of the software is mention of the larger edition, this week looking nearly ready for release to the iPad and iPad mini. This version of Google Play Music is very, very similar to that of the tablet-based edition for Android.

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Portal Android release Monday: SHIELD gets a masterpiece

Portal Android release Monday: SHIELD gets a masterpiece

Starting on May 12th, Valve will begin their Android invasion with Portal. Today we’ve posted our Portal for Android on NVIDIA SHIELD Review, letting it be known that the game is, in fact, a legitimate full-fledged delivery of the classic game. If this game is any indication of how - with NVIDIA’s help - Valve will be porting games to the mobile environment, they’ve certainly gotten our attention.

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Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Google is adding offline playback support for Google Play movies in Chrome OS, allowing Chromebook users without WiFi to still watch the films and TV shows they've bought. The update, which is expected to roll out in the coming weeks, further unties Chrome OS from its dependence on the cloud, one of the initial complaints that reduced the flexibility of Chromebooks for some users.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits Android devices

XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits Android devices

Fans of the XCOM game franchise on consoles will be glad to hear that one of the games in the franchise is now available for Android gamers. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now on Google Play for download on select Android devices. 2K and Firaxis games says that the game will be coming soon to the Amazon Appstore as well. Enemy Unknown allows gamers to oversee combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

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Google Play Music gains AirPlay with one tiny hack

Google Play Music gains AirPlay with one tiny hack

There’s a team of developers over at doubleTwist that want to let you enjoy your music wherever you go, on whatever device you’ve got. To do this, they’ve developed their own suite of apps that we’ve been following for several years. Today they’ve released an app which works on Android devices to allow AirPlay music streaming - Apple’s AirPlay, that is - to work with Google Play Music.

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Nest thermostat Google Play listing appears, then pulled

Nest thermostat Google Play listing appears, then pulled

If you expected Google to sell the product of their recently-acquired company’s works, Nest, to be sold by Google Play, you might have another thing coming. The product was listed today in a single page inside Google Play under a support topic, as any other Google Play-listed piece of hardware would be. It was subsequently pulled once social media picked it up.

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Google adding continuous rogue Android app scans

Google adding continuous rogue Android app scans

Google is updating Android to continuously check phones and tablets for rogue apps, picking out those with malware behavior even if they've managed to squeeze through the initial verification. The new feature, which builds on Android's existing "Verify apps" system that sifts through software at the point of installation to flag up any concerns, will add real-time and ongoing checks.

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