Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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Oct
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If you're often hitting the trail, en route for parts unknown, the TripIt app/service might be a thing you're familiar with. This is a way to keep your flights, reservations, and everything else straight when you're on the road. The app has just gotten a big update to make that even easier.

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The updated TripIt app seems mostly designed to make it easier to access the data attached to your journey.

25
Oct
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If you're going to buy apps and games anyway, you might as well get a good deal. Frugality – that's the name of the game in these trying times. We've got your deals right here, so stay chill.

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24
Oct
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The Humble Bundle is one of the best deals in gaming, but the Humble folks also do smaller weekly sales. The newest weekly sale bundle includes five total games, three of which come with Android versions.

The sale is brought to you by Cipher Prime, which is the developer of all five titles. The three Android titles are fairly popular, but aren't the kind of thing everyone knows about. Fractal and Splice are both abstract puzzle games with very polished visuals.

24
Oct
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You know what's cool? Apps are cool. You know what else? Saving money. What if... what if those two ideas could be combined?! It would surely improve your happiness and wellbeing dramatically. You should probably check out these sales immediately for your own good.

thursday

24
Oct
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We're used to seeing Dropbox space bonuses on various Android phones and tablets, but Google Drive is out there with some free byte promos too. Owners of the HTC One and One Max will be tickled to know they may be eligible for some extra cloud storage through a new Google-HTC deal. There are a few caveats, though

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24
Oct
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The original Plants vs. Zombies was a fabulous mobile game even though it didn't debut on a mobile device. It launched on PC and Mac way back in 2009, a full year before it landed on iOS. Still, Plants vs. Zombies turned out to be ideal for an immersive touchscreen experience. The sequel has many of the same gameplay elements that made the first one so compelling, but there is more going on here.

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Oct
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It's been a long time since we battled the undead with offensive plants, but the time has come again to team up with Crazy Dave and save your brains from the zombie hordes. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is live all around the world right this minute. Things are a little different this time, though. Plants vs. Zombies 2 takes you on a trip through time, which also happens to be infested with zombies.

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Oct
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Microsoft has been showing a little more love to Android as of late with the release of apps like Remote Desktop and Xbox Music. Now the business set is getting some attention with the new Dynamics CRM app.

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If you've never heard of Dynamics DRM, you probably don't have any use for it. CRM stands for customer relationship management – it's a tool for tracking sales, supporting users, and managing business relationships.

23
Oct
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Samsung makes a lot of phones, and that means it has a lot of open source packages to post. Today it's taking the time to drop the kernel source for two Galaxy S4 variants after the Android 4.3 update, as well as the code from the AT&T Galaxy Mega giganto-phone.

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23
Oct
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The Galaxy S4 is a neat phone, but man is it ever big. If a 5-inch device simply won't fit in your life, consider the Galaxy S4 Mini. This svelte device is headed to the US next month and it will be sold by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular. The carriers should announce availability shortly, but no pricing is available yet.

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The GS4 Mini retains the visual style of the Galaxy S4, but the specs have been reduced a bit.