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iOS Hit 'SpellTower' Comes To The Play Store, Marries Scrabble And Tetris For Your Brain-Busting Enjoyment

As a writer, I pretty much like words. That's my job. Well, it's not my job to like words, but it helps. It's my job to write words in a coherent and entertaining manner. But I digress, this isn't about stringing words together into sentences; it's about stacking words on top of each other in a Tetris-like game for the aspiring wordsmith. Sure, it may sound a bit confusing, but in reality the concept appears to be relatively simple.

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45 Best (And 2 WTF) New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (2/21/13 - 3/6/13)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This edition focuses only on new games. The app roundup is coming up soon.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the AppBrain widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.
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C Spire's Galaxy S III Finally Gets A Taste Of Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.2 Making The Rounds Now

It's been a wild ride on ICS, hasn't it C Spire customers? And by that, I really mean you've been waiting on Jelly Bean to hit that GSIII for a while now, haven't you C Spire customers? Well, I'm here to deliver good news: Jelly Bean is official. Not officially announced or some other vague form of "official," but it's officially rolling out. So, you can have it now.

The update is available both over-the-air and through Samsung's Kies software, and it brings oodles of newness to your already-awesome smartphone:

Added Apps

    • Chrome
    • Help
    • Paper Artist
    • Voice Search

    Removed Apps

      • Latitude
      • Search

      Added Widgets

        • Bookmarks 3x2
        • Favorite Apps
        • Favorite Contacts 4x2
        • Favorite Contacts 4x4
        • Favorite Settings 4x4
        • Messaging
        • My Call Sound
        • Play - My Library
        • Play Recommendation
        • S Bookmarks 3x2
        • Simple alarm clock

        Block 4G until device is activated
        Added Global Client ID
        Changed wakeup sound
        Roaming Auto-Retrieve enabled
        Removed NullPointException
        Streaming 4G (audio and video) messages delay fixed
        C Spire MMSC allows messages up to 1000kB
        S Voice upgrade
        Polaris view upgrade
        Updated ClipboardSaceService(add permission) for ATM(CTS)
        MusicHub 3.0
        QNC enabled

        See, lots of new stuff.

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        Google Announces More Details For I/O Registration, Adds Awesome Easter Eggs To Get Into The Spirit

        In the lead up to registration for I/O 2013, Google wants to make sure everybody is ready for the frenzied ticket grab that is scheduled for March 13th at 7:AM PT. To help prepare hopeful attendees, the company has posted some new details and a few reminders. Like last year, you need both a Google+ account and Google Wallet account to make your purchase. Ticket prices are remaining steady at $900 for general admission and $300 for those that qualify for an academic discount.

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        PSA: LG Intuition's Latest Update Wreaking Havoc, Should Be Avoided For Now

        Owners of LG's Verizon-connected Intuition (otherwise known as the Optimus Vu) would be well-advised to avoid an update that began rolling out recently. The short version of this story is that the update is wreaking havoc on handsets –users who have already accepted the update are reporting constant app errors, an inability to connect to the Play Store, camera/gallery failure, and more. You can read users' impassioned responses to the flawed firmware here, here, and here.

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        Chrome Beta For Android Now Supports Password Sync And Autofill [Updated]

        Update 3/6/13: Chrome Beta was just updated once again with fixes to short flings that used to decelerate too quickly, password sync, and last but not least - broken Nexus 7 compatibility:

        Chrome Beta for Android has been updated to 26.0.1410.28. This release contains a few new fixes including:

        • 180205 - Short flings decelerate too quickly
        • 180396 - Allow Nexus 7 to update to Chrome 26
        • 180403 - Fix password sync for users upgrading from Chrome 25 (This fix will roll out over the next few days)

        If you're using the beta channel of Chrome for Android, you're in for a treat today: Chrome for Android now supports password sync and autofill, two awesome features that should make your mobile browsing life a lot easier.

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        Nexus 7 Pogo Dock Finally Hits The Play Store In US, UK, Europe - ($30 / £25 / €30), Ships In 1-2 Weeks

        You've been waiting for it - and now it's finally here. The official Nexus 7 Pogo pin dock is on the Play Store, shipping in 1-2 weeks, for the low, low price of $30 (25GBP in the UK, 30 Euros elsewhere).



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        The dock has a 3.5mm audio-out jack, is powered via microUSB, and charges using the Nexus 7's Pogo pins. This price is $10 lower than 3rd party retailers have been selling it for, so pick it up while it's still in stock!

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        DODOcase Durables Wallet Available For The Nexus 4 And Galaxy S III, Durables Sleeve For The Galaxy Note 10.1 [Hands-On]

        When it comes to device protection, there is no shortage of options out there on the great wide internet. With enough digging, you can find almost any different style of case you can think of, be it an on-device super-thin case, something ultra-durable, or a simple sleeve.  If you're looking for something along the lines of the latter for your Nexus 4, Galaxy S III, or Galaxy Note 10.1, look no further than the just-announced Durables Wallet and Sleeve from DODOcase.

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        Google+ Profiles Got A Huge Holo-Esque Update Today And It's Actually Kind Of Amazing

        Tomorrow, Facebook is expected to announce some major changes to its News Feed. This has been a long time in coming and many people agree that, compared to the growing competition amongst modern social networks, the News Feed is one of the oldest, stalest, and ugliest presentations of information around. Okay, maybe it's not that bad, but it could use a refresher, so we're all eagerly awaiting the chang-Oh hey look new Google+ features!

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        [Deal Alert] Get A TekNmotion 12000mAh Portable Charger For $54.99 Shipped At Meritline

        We love a good portable charger deal, and when we stumbled on this SlickDeals post with a rebate code for the TekNmotion Powermotion 12000mAh charger, it was too good not to share. To take advantage of the deal, just enter the rebate code 'MLCY06RN' at checkout to take an additional $20 off, and you'll have yourself a 12000mAh portable charger for just $54.99 shipped (plus tax, if applicable).


        So, why should you get this charger specifically?

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