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Sony Releases Smartwatch 3 Watch Face App In The Play Store

As we await the release of new Android Wear watches, we have time to reflect on all those first-gen wrist computers. The Sony Smartwatch 3 was actually a pretty neat device with its full microUSB and transflective LCD. It's getting a little cooler still today with an official companion app that adds three new watch faces.

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Link Bubble's New Owner Has Made All Premium Features Free

A mysterious startup bought the floating browser app Link Bubble from Chris Lacy a few weeks back, and today comes the first big change—Link Bubble is completely free now. The unlocker app is no longer listed in the Play Store and all premium features are included with the free download.

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New TuneIn Premium Service Offers Unlimited Audiobooks, Over 600 Commercial-Free Music Stations, Live Coverage Of All MLB Games, And More For $8 A Month

You've probably heard of TuneIn. It's that app that some kids these days think of as the radio (not to be confused with the static that old people are still able to get their cars to produce). TuneIn lets you stream stations from all over the world, regardless of how far outside of their coverage area you may be.

Now the company is rolling out TuneIn Premium for $7.99 a month. For your money, you get access to over 40,000 audiobooks. You know, because paying for novels individually has apparently become old-school.

TuneIn Premium also comes with over 600 commercial-free music stations.

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[Update: Samsung Responds] Probable Note 5 Design Flaw Can Cause S Pen To Break Pen Detection When Inserted Backward, Or Get Hopelessly Stuck

We try not be hyperbolic here at Android Police, so allow me a moment to explain our title here, and why we think it is justified.

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Google Map Maker Now Available In The U.S. And 50 Other Countries

This last spring, a couple of trolls took to Google Map Maker and created a park that looked like a bugdroid peeing on an Apple logo. Google's reaction to this was removing the ability to make edits using Map Maker altogether, and the community was told that the feature would be added in at a later time. A couple of weeks ago the service came back to life in six countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, India, the Philippines, and Ukraine. Notably missing from this list is the United States. Well as of yesterday, the USA and 44 other countries were added to the countries open to edits.

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HTC's Upcoming A9 'Hero' Device Leaks Online Looking Very Much Like An iPhone

HTC may have miscalculated with the M9, leading to the company's current downward spiral. CEO Cher Wang has promised investors that HTC is going to turn things around, and part of that is a late 2015 "hero" device. Now a mysterious HTC phone has leaked on Chinese social networking site Weibo, and it very well may be the long-rumored HTC Aero/A9.

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[Deal Alert] Take $8 Off Choetech 15.6k mAh Quick Charge 2.0 External Battery Pack With Amazon Coupon Code

So you're at a gathering and your Android phone's about to die. Not only that, so is your friend's iPhone. Basically, in a few minutes, all the things will be dead. You could beg around for a couple of chargers, but then you'll have to trust that no one will take your device when you walk away or deal with being tethered to the wall until you have a reasonable charge.

This is when you want an external battery pack like the Choetech 15,600mAh one available on Amazon. The battery currently goes for $40, but if you enter the coupon code YDUKCSCX at checkout, you can take $8 off.

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[Update: Winners] Win One Of Two Pairs Of A-Audio Legacy Headphones From A-Audio And Android Police

Are you still using the crappy set of earbuds that came with your phone, the cheap set you bought in a pinch at Target, or the ones you've had for like eight years? If so, it's time for an upgrade. And if you're going to do it, you might as well do it right - it's time to move to a killer set of over-the-ear headphones, like the Legacy from A-Audio.

It just so happens that we have two pairs to give away. Good timing, right? Yep, just for you. <3

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below.

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[Deal Alert] Grab A Free Copy Of The Album 'Play: Blues Pioneers' Courtesy Of Google

Here's another of my favorite kind of deal. Free stuff! Presently you can pick up a digital copy of the album, Play: Blues Pioneers, on the Google Play Store for the delightful price of nothing. It is full of wonderful bluesy songs like, Stormy Night Blues, Hokum Blues, and Blind Pig Blues. I've kindly provided the full list here for your perusal.

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Ok, confession time. I have no experience whatsoever with the blues and I've never heard of a single one of these songs, or artists. (Barbecue Bob? That's a real person?) When I think of the blues this is what comes to mind.

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Android System WebView Updated To Improve Performance On The Nexus 9 And Other Tegra Devices

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