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[Deal Alert] Huge Discounts On Civilization Revolution 2, XCOM: Enemy Within, And NHL 2K In The Play Store

A trio of titles from 2K games have been discounted significantly in the Play Store, making it a good time to jump on the bandwagon if you haven't already. Civilization Revolution 2, the latest in the Android entries from the Sid Meier franchise, has been reduced by $10 to $4.99. XCOM: Enemy Within, a standalone expansion to its popular XCOM predecessor, is also at $4.99 (an $8 discount). Last but not least, NHL 2K can be had for just $2.99, down from $7.99.

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TWRP Reaches Version 2.8.6.0 With Updated AOSP Base, Scaling Improvements, And More

The Team Win Recovery Project's custom recovery, affectionately known as TWRP, has received an update today. The latest version of the software is now 2.8.6.0, and it comes with a number of changes. There are some keyboard improvements here, some scroll bar adjustments there—that sort of thing.

Here's the full list.

  • Fix daylight savings time rules for USA and Europe (_that)
  • Allow mulitple overlays for popup boxes (Dees_Troy)
  • Add pattern style password entry for decrypt (Tassadar)
  • Keyboard improvements (_that)
  • Update AOSP base to 5.1 (Dees_Troy)
  • Reduce theme count to 5 and rely on scaling (Dees_Troy)
  • Various scaling improvements (Dees_Troy)
  • Improved handling of resources in the GUI (_that)
  • Make scroll bar size proportional to list size (_that)
  • Allow scoll lists to render without a header (_that)
  • Make console scroll per pixel with kinetic scrolling (_that)
  • Support styles in XML to reduce XML size and improve consistentcy (Dees_Troy)
  • Various other fixes and improvements (mdmower, bigbiff, codelover, etc)

TWRP comes in handy for backing up your device, flashing ZIP files, and installing custom ROMs.

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Shortcuts For Waze Makes It Easier To Search Or Navigate From Your Homescreen

Even though many of Waze's features for traffic and incident reporting have been implemented in Google Maps over the past months, the standalone app remains available for those who prefer it and have grown used to it. However, while Google Maps integrates with Google Now and has handy homescreen shortcuts, Waze still lacks an easy way to launch the app directly into a search or navigation. That's the shortcoming that Shortcuts for Waze aims to solve.

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Rick Osterloh, Motorola's President, Says The Company Doesn't Have Any Tablet Plans This Year (And Other Tidbits)

Motorola's President and COO, Rick Osterloh, hosted a Twitter chat yesterday under the hashtag #AskRickO in which he answered a few questions regarding the company's expansion, release plans, device updates, and showed his current phone and watch setups.

The most interesting bit of information came in reply to Sumer Broota, who asked him whether Motorola had any plans to release a tablet this year. Rick said no and pointed toward Lenovo's line of Yoga tablets as an alternative.

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WhatsApp Could Soon Back Up And Restore Your Chat History And Media To Google Drive

If there's one thing I learned from upgrading several family members' Android devices over the past week, it's that people are really attached to their WhatsApp history. While my smartphone days kicked off in 2007 with switching to a new review unit every couple of weeks (followed by flashing a new ROM at least once a week in 2011-2012) and learning to let go of everything I couldn't bother to move around, most users aren't accustomed to losing their data. They want their new device to have exactly what their old one had: their contacts, chat history, photos, music, and so on.

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HTC One M9 Pre-Orders Going Live At 12:01AM On March 27th, Unlocked Device Priced At $649

HTC is ready to take your money, or rather, it will be soon. Pre-orders for the One M9 will go live through HTC tonight at 12:01AM on March 27th. You can pick one up at various retailers and carriers when the device is officially launched on April 10th, as previously announced.

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[Bonus Round] Alien Star Menace, Syberia 2, Silly Sausage in Meat Land, And Do Not Believe His Lies

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 pixelated tactical game, and adventure classic, a stretchy platformer, and...

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Changelog Posted For Android 5.1.0_r1 (LMY47D) To 5.1.0_r3 (LMY47I), Mostly Small Fixes For SIM Cards

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Paid Play Newsstand Content Comes To Austria, Belgium, Ireland, And Turkey

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Google Keep Updated To v3.1 With Recurring Reminders And Labels [APK Download]

This update Wednesday brings the first big change to Keep in a few months. Google's note/list app has been bumped to v3.1 and it includes two new features—labels and recurring reminders.

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