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That's right, Amazon's offering not one, but two free apps on the Amazon Appstore this morning! You can pick up the popular HeroCraft title Farm Frenzy along with the official Newsweek Mobile app from Amazon free of charge.

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I don't know about you - but I can't tell which is which.

Newsweek Mobile offers Amazon's "Test Drive" in-browser emulation, so you can try it from your browser before making the 15 second commitment to put it on your phone. Anyways, load up the Amazon Appstore (if you can) and grab these freebies while the getting is good.

Update: We've gotten in touch with Herocraft, the developer of Farm Frenzy, about extra permissions that their game uses (such as access to contacts). The official word is that they are used strictly for the Tell A Friend feature and optional microtransactions. Herocraft does not collect information or spam your friends.

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David Ruddock
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  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    We've gotten in touch with Herocraft, the developer of Farm Frenzy, about extra permissions that their game uses (such as access to contacts). The official word is that they are used strictly for the Tell A Friend feature and optional microtransactions. Herocraft does not collect information or spams your friends.

  • Adam

    Thanks a bunch for following up on the permissions issue Artem! That was my primary concern before checking it out :)

  • Scooter

    With the NYT implementing their "paywall" today, I am extra happy to get Newsweek for free. Sure, it's more of "stories" than NYT, but combine that with my AP app, Google news, the USATODAY app, and the standard rss feed app, and I'm a happy news junkie.

  • JDP

    That's a nice thought, but it still doesn't doesn't make sense to me. What part of "Tell a Friend" requires them to look at my installed applications?

    • ari-free

      They sure 'told a friend.' This feature told lots of friends that this app is too risky. Useless feature that created more controversy than good.

  • annoynamous

    I'm sorry but I don't understand why you would need to give them your credit card information for a FREE!!!!! app? I don't get it it's FREE!!!! Srew that uninstall GAY!!!!

    • Adam

      You don't need to give them a credit card to download either of these apps. You are doing something very wrong.

  • http://www.DroidMatters.com DroidMatters.Com

    That Newsweek App is a serious joke. Who wants to read news that 2 weeks old???