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[Deal Alert] More Free Music Up For Grabs On Google Play - This Time 'Play: Latin Vibes' And '1000 Forms Of Fear' By Sia

Good news for those of you who love free stuff! Google is giving away some more albums on Google Play Music today. The two that are available are of completely different genres but share the same sweet price of nothing.

The first album is Play: Latin Vibes and features ten Latin songs by ten different artists including Ricky Martin. I listened to the first few songs, and I think it's a sweet mix that would be great to listen to while lounging poolside at a resort.

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Play Store 5.9 Doesn't Automatically Download App Screenshots When You're Not On Wi-Fi Or LTE

We gave Play Store version 5.9 the teardown treatment a few days ago, but it turns out we missed something. The latest release no longer automatically downloads app screenshots when you're not connected to Wi-Fi or LTE.

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Inconsistently Sized Launcher Icons Will Be A Thing Of The Past With Nova Launcher's Upcoming 'Icon Normalization' Feature

Google has always encouraged developers to design their app icons with a "unique silhouette." This gives designers the freedom to come up with neat stuff, but there are drawbacks. For example, icons that are just weird sizes and look out of place on your device. Well, there's a new Nova Launcher feature coming that could fix that. "Icon normalization" is in private alpha now, and it's coming to the beta channel very soon.

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PatPat Is A Great New Way For Parents To Save Money On The Things They're Going To Buy Anyway [Sponsored Post]

Guys, being a parent can be expensive. But if you know where to shop, it doesn't have to be so expensive. In fact, if you look in just the right places, you can actually save yourself a ton of money. Now, I know what you're thinking: but I already save money by shopping online; that's no secret.

While that's definitely not wrong, it's also not the full story - there are so many resources out there, it's hard to know all of them...which means you could be missing out on some of the best deals out there. Today I want to tell you about a new app that's actually made just for parents and designed to save money on all kinds of stuff that you're already going to buy anyway.

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Slickwraps Hero Series Introduces Limited Edition Gadget Skins With Batman, Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, And Thor

Slickwraps released an Iron Man-themed red and gold wrap earlier this summer, and now the company whose gadget wraps are pretty slick has expanded its Hero series with an artistic take on five of your favorite crime fighters.

These limited edition skins include stylish versions of Batman, Captain America, the Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor. Pick whichever hunk is your favorite, pay Slickwraps $25, calculate shipping, and then adhere the image to the back of your device.

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[The Android Police Podcast] Episode 177: Jony And The Giant iPad

Welcome back to another week of the Android Police Podcast. To catch us live on Hangouts On Air every Thursday at 5:30PM PST (subject to change as per the calendar widget below), just head over to androidpolice.com/podcast. For the unedited video show, click here (warning: this week's video may contain long spots where Hangouts drops and the video cuts). As always, we'll take your questions at 530-HELLO-AP and also at our email address: podcast at androidpolice dot com.

On this week's episode: Android Pay, leaked Nexus 5 (2015) photos, our Google OnHub review, and, of course, some new stuff from everybody's favorite anodized aluminum factory.

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[Deal Alert] Get A Lifetime Hushed Private Phone Number For $39, Only $10 More Than The 1-Year Plan

Shhhh. I'm trying to set up an anonymous phone number, and this is a very delicate process.

Oh, what's that? It's not? Hushed? You hush! Oh... I should check out Hushed.

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Google Details The Fixes Contained In The September Round Of Security Updates To Nexus Devices And AOSP

This week the latest batch of over-the-air security updates started rolling out to Nexus devices, most going under version LMY48M. Google also posted the goods online in the form of factory images. The company then went on to provide a list of the security fixes.

Eight make the list, with one having actually been exploited in the wild. Though whether this was used maliciously or just someone rooting their own device is unclear. None of the vulnerabilities are newly disclosed.

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QuickPic Gets Its First Major Update Under Cheetah Mobile With 1000GB Of Free Cloud Storage And A New Permission

The saga of once-beloved gallery app QuickPic continues as Cheetah Mobile asserts its control over the app. QuickPic is getting its first major update since the acquisition, and it's tempting you with free storage. You want that free storage? Just sign up. What could go wrong?

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Android Pay Won't Work On The Marshmallow Developer Preview, But It Will In The Final Release

The Android Pay APK is out there, available for public consumption. Getting it is as simple as heading over to APK Mirror (and making sure you have the right version of Google Play Services installed). Just don't have the Android Marshmallow developer preview flashed to your device. That will bring everything to a screeching halt.

We already knew that you could not set up Android Pay on a rooted device, as this interferes with the app's verification process (though you can re-root shortly after with some success). But we and many other experimental types have found that attempting to launch the Android Pay app on Android Marshmallow brings up a similar error, regardless of whether the device is rooted.

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