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Bedtime Story: Google Books adds ‘Read aloud’ feature

One of the best features the Kindle had on Google was that it could read your books to you through your headphones. Google has released a major update to the Google Play Books application with some pretty awesome features and enhancements. The ‘Read Aloud’ feature is exactly what you’d request. The app is able to [...]

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Google Play Music Launches iTunes Match-like Matching Feature

Google Play is rolling out a new feature aimed squarely at Apple’s iTunes Match service. The Scan and Match feature will make managing your music collection easier, since you won’t have to actually upload all your files to the cloud. Instead, Google will scan your music library and “rebuild” it entirely in the cloud, making [...]

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This useless $131 Android app is similar to the useless $999 iPhone app that was banned by Apple

In 2008 Armin Heinrich launched a $999.99 app in the iPhone app store called I am Rich. The app’s only true purpose was to tell people that you are rich. The official app description stated, “The red icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) [...]

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Facebook Launches App Center

The Facebook App Center officially launched a few days ago with iOS, Android, and webpage versions. At first glance, it may appear that Facebook is attempting to challenge the existing app marketplaces found in Apple’s App Store or Google Play but this is not the case, at least for now. The App Center instead links [...]

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Google *beta* Play goes through growing pains

Earlier Google Play had a bug. That’s vague, sorry. Google Play has had bugs on mulpitle recent occasions. Not much less vague I guess. March 26th bug Would you like a random Russian MTC Mobile Mail app installed on your device? Oh you wouldn’t? Too bad, there was an automatic update for a carrier-installed app [...]

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