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Star Wars Assault Team free mobile game taps sci-fi obsession

Star Wars Assault Team free mobile game taps sci-fi obsession

One of the first Star Wars games to be developed with the Disney Video Games team is Star Wars Assault Team - and it’s surprisingly decent. This game is entirely free and made to be a mix between turn-based card collecting and adventure. Here you’ll be able to play on your iPhone or iPad on iOS, Android devices, and devices running either Windows Phone 8 or Windows on your desktop.

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Wink connected home platform hits all the right notes

Wink connected home platform hits all the right notes

Ready to have your home connected? If so, a company named Quirky might be bringing you an off-beat idea. Wink, their new connected home platform, is a spin-off from the parent company that is working with various companies to bring you connected devices, all from your smartphone. Wink is available on both iOS and Android, and could be the first idea that actually makes sense for both consumers and OEMs.

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Swappa Boneyard opens up for accessories, busted phones

Swappa Boneyard opens up for accessories, busted phones

Have a device that isn’t working right? Maybe the power button is busted, or the screen has a crack. You could have it fixed, but that might end up costing more than you’d like to spend. It could be time to sell it, but who wants a busted phone? Swappa is introducing the Boneyard, a place to buy and sell those phones you can’t sell elsewhere.

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Is Apple finally giving us the variety we want?

Is Apple finally giving us the variety we want?

One of the main complaints about Apple’s mobile ambitions over the years has been a lack of variety. For quite some time, we’ve had our shot at one submission in each category. A single phone, a solo tablet, and not enough variety to keep many users engaged. That’s been changing, and if rumors are true, will continue to. Is Apple finally getting the hint? If they are, let’s hope they’ve learned from past mistakes.

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LEGO Fusion scans your creations into the mobile world

LEGO Fusion scans your creations into the mobile world

Further bridging the gap between physical and digital this week are the creators behind LEGO Fusion, a toy-to-screen environmental switch for iOS and Android devices. You’ll be purchasing a LEGO set in the Fusion brand, creating sets, and effectively scanning them in to the LEGO Fusion app using your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

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iPhone kill-switch gets theft kudos: Android and WinPho to follow

iPhone kill-switch gets theft kudos: Android and WinPho to follow

Android and Windows Phone will follow iOS' lead in adding a remote kill-switch to help make stolen phones less valuable to thieves, after technology included in Apple's iPhone was credited with "stunning effectiveness". Cases of stolen Apple products in New York fell 19-percent in the first five months of this year, according to the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative pushing for the kill-switch tech, with even greater improvements in San Francisco and London.

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Yo app loses LOL for super-simple messaging

Yo app loses LOL for super-simple messaging

There’s an app out there this Summer called "Yo." This app has been released to the iTunes App store, originally getting rejected by Apple because of its super-simplicity - they thought it wasn’t finished, or that it was a joke based on its April 1st submission date. Now that the app is out and gaining steam - 50,000 users strong in just a few months - it’s also earning investment dollars.

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Magneto calendar now available for iPad

Magneto calendar now available for iPad

After releasing a popular iPhone app and Chrome extension, Magneto is coming to iPad. Though still in beta, the app is now available for download. If you need a calendar that offers up a single go-to portal for all your events and task lists, Magneto may be it.

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