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LG Releases LG Call For Android Wear, Triggers Nerd-Rage Because It's Only For The Watch Urbane

LG just released an interesting new Wear app that allows you to initiate calls on your phone from the watch UI. Does that sound like something you want? Well, you probably can't have it because LG Call is only for the new Watch Urbane. If only LG had made that more clear, the reviews would be less vitriolic.

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[Live From New York] NBC Releases Saturday Night Live App Complete With Clips, Emoji, And More

Saturday Night Live has brought sketch comedy to weekends for decades, and over the course of that time, NBC has come up with various ways to make sure the skits stick with viewers for the remainder of the week. Its latest approach is to create a dedicated app that you can take everywhere and fill with enough shots of nostalgia to give a committed fan an overdose.

You can download this app to stream all the clips you want without subscribing to anything, and it really only takes a couple of taps to find yourself watching a playlist that takes you down memory lane and leaves you snickering uncomfortably at the back of the bus.

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CyanogenMod Is Preparing A Platform SDK That Will Allow Developers To Build More Powerful Apps

Like it or not, CyanogenMod is one of the most popular and widely supported custom Android ROMs. With other projects you're lucky to see a handful of devices supported, but CM runs on dozens of phones and tablets. Users of those devices may soon have some new goodies to play with when the CM team releases the new Cyanogen Platform SDK, allowing app developers to integrate with various features in CyanogenMod.

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Android Studio 1.2 Moves Into The Stable Channel

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Android 5.1.1 Factory Images Are Now Available For 2012 And 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 And Nexus 10

After an early tease with the Nexus Player, it looks like Android 5.1.1 is legitimately rolling out to the Nexus family. An OTA for the Nexus 10 was spotted just a few hours ago, and now factory images and binaries have been posted for that tablet and both generations of the Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi only, for now). There haven't been any OTA reports for the two smaller tablets, but they will probably start rolling out shortly.

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[Deal Alert] I Sense A Disturbance On The Play Store - Angry Birds Star Wars HD Discounted To $0.45 & Angry Birds Star Wars II Is Even Cheaper At $0.15

Man, there are more Star Wars sales going on today than a Jawa could shake a stick at. The latest deal features heavy discounts on both of Rovio's Angry Birds Star Wars games. If you haven't heard of Angry Birds or Star Wars before then let me introduce you to... Never mind, there isn't a single person who reads this blog (or possibly anyone in America) who isn't familiar with both of these franchises.

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[Bonus Round] Skullduggery, Fish Pond Park, Wings Remastered, Battledots, Indefinite, Bears Vs. Art, And Li-Ning Jump Smash 15

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a unique head-smashing platformer, another Kairosoft management sim, a classic WWI dogfighter, a minimal lane-based strategy game, an interesting text-based interrogation title, a game where you eat people and smash paintings, and an anime-inspired badminton game.

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Nexus 10 Receiving An OTA To Android 5.1.1

The Nexus 10 appears to be receiving its Android 5.1.1 update over-the-air. This is mainly a bugfix release, but any update is welcome news, especially on a device that's considered by some to be past its prime.

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The update weighs in at a somewhat paltry 13.9 MB and is most likely build LMY47V. We don't have a link to the OTA update ZIP file yet, but once we do, we'll update this post.

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Livescribe+ Preview App Hits Google Play Store, Will Work With Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Livescribe announced at CES that they would be bringing Android support to their market-leading smartpen and now that time has come. They have released two apps, each carrying the "preview" label, to the Play Store. The apps will work with existing Livescribe 3 pens, which originally only had mobile software support on iOS. Also as promised in their announcement, the apps boast a material design that just screams, "I am not an iOS port."

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And if the pictures don't tell the story, that wasn't a joke!

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[Deal Alert] Get A Pre-Owned Nexus 5 With 1 Year Of FreedomPop Data (Including 500MB LTE Per Month) For $200 On StackSocial

Over a year later, the Nexus 5 remains a great device. I love mine, and I have no desire to move on to the Nexus 6. The phone is increasingly difficult to find these days, so if you want one, listen up. You can currently get a pre-owned 16GB model on StackSocial for $200. This is a significant discount from the gadget's original $349.99.

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What may or may not make this deal more compelling is the inclusion of free FreedomPop service.

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