Nova Launcher With Sesame Shortcuts is Pretty Sweet

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Nova Launcher is already a fantastic 3rd-party launcher, but with the latest inclusion of support for Sesame Shortcuts, it just got a whole lot sweeter. Sesame Shortcuts, which is a separate app download from Google Play, offers the ability to access various shortcuts throughout your device. With it, you can quickly access different apps, contacts, messaging, Google Search, plus a whole lot more. As an example, if you type “B” into the search box on Nova Launcher, you’ll find every app that starts with B, conversations ...

Live out your striker fantasies with Tap Tap Football (Soccer) on mobile

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Mobile football games can be incredibly complicated, with sophisticated AI, fiddly control schemes, and special moves that take weeks to master. But the best football games on mobile are the ones that opt for simplicity, and Tap Tap Football (Soccer) definitely falls into this category. Developer zedzag has come up with a cheerful cartoon sports game that distills the nervous excitement of football into a 30-second one-thumb experience. Eat my goal! You play as a lone striker with five shots on goal. Facing off against varying numbers of opposition ...

HTC U11 128GB Pre-Order Opens Tonight for $729 or You Can Save Hundreds on a U Ultra and HTC 10

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HTC announced plans to open up pre-orders tonight for the unlocked¬†U11¬†with 128GB, while also sharing a few deals that will go live on its website. If the U11 with 128GB interests you, pre-orders go up tonight at midnight (Eastern), priced at a hefty $729. If you missed it, check out our U11 review to see if it’s worth it. As for the deals, starting tomorrow through August 7, you can get a U Ultra for $499 ($250 savings), a HTC 10 for $399 ($300 savings), $180 off ...

Gboard for Android TV is now available on the Play Store, so far only for Android O [APK Download]

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If you've been paying extremely close attention to the developer previews for Android O, you may have noticed that the updates for the Nexus Player have left behind the Leanback Keyboard in favor of the Gboard app. At the end of last week, Google took another step in the transition by adding an Android TV variant of Gboard to the Play Store. We can probably look forward to more frequent and feature-rich updates on Android TV with many of the benefits that come with the ...

DEAL: Save $50 on an Amazon Echo, Priced at $130

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Currently over on Amazon, you can grab a brand new Echo for just $129.99, down from its usual price of $179.99. You can pick up a unit in either Black or White, but according to the listing, Amazon won’t have units back in stock for a couple of weeks (August 11), but it’s best to get it now while this $50 savings is around. No telling how long this deal will be active, so have at it. Amazon Link DEAL: Save $50 on an Amazon Echo, Priced at $130 ...

DEAL: Best Buy Hosting Black Friday in July Promo, Save $290 on Pixel Phones and Much More

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Best Buy is hosting a Black Friday in July event, with deals taking place all over its site. For us, the Android nerds, you’ll find savings on a Pixel or Pixel XL through Verizon, with the max savings listed at $290. As detailed on Best Buy, you can grab a Pixel on Verizon with unlimited data for just $358 or $478 without unlimited. Here’s the lineup of Pixel deals currently at Best Buy. Google Pixel with Verizon unlimited plan: $358 sale price, $14.92/month for 24 months Google Pixel ...

Deezer updated to include support for Android Wear [APK Download]

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French music streaming service Deezer launched in the US almost exactly a year ago and its large catalog of songs has impressed as the company attempts to rival Spotify and Google Play Music outside of Europe. Since May, subscribers have also been able to use the service through Google Home, and the latest update extends functionality to Android Wear watches. There's no standalone app. Wear 2.0 compatibility is rolled into the main Android release, which is bumped up to version 5.4.8.46. Read MoreDeezer updated to include support for ...

DEAL: Best Buy and Samsung Hosting $300-Off Galaxy S8 and S8+ Deals to Launch Coral Blue

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July 21 is here and that means both Best Buy and Samsung are hosting mega discounts on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to celebrate the launch of the Coral Blue version in the US. Both are offering up at least $150 off, but you’ll also find carrier models discounted up to $300 at Best Buy. The deals look like this for now: Samsung is giving everyone $150 off both carrier models and unlocked models. However, if you want up to $300, they’ll give you extra ...