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[Deal Alert] Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day Offering Up To 50% Off Transcend Flash Memory Cards

When it comes to microSD cards, some Android users won't give theirs up unless they're pried from their cold, dead hands. Amazon hears you, so the company is offering up to 50% off Transcend flash memory cards as part of today's Gold Box Deal of the Day. This reduces 32GB cards down to just $16.99, with larger 64GB cards making the drop to $37.99. A small 16GB card, on the other hand, will only cost you $9.99.

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[New App] Stack Exchange Hits The Play Store With Support For Over 120 Communities Including Stack Overflow And Server Fault

If you've never heard of Stack Exchange, you're missing out on some of the best Q&A-style sites on the Internet. Each site is a community built to encourage people to ask and answer questions. Reputation and badges can be earned by giving good answers and comments. With over 120 communities (and growing), there are sites dedicated to programming, server management, gaming, travel, and even anime. The one thing that has been missing was a good mobile application.

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Samsung Admits Galaxy Note 3 KitKat Update Disabled Third-Party Accessories, Will Deliver OTA To Fix The 'Bug'

An Android 4.4 update has been hitting Galaxy Note 3s all over the world, and while some people who have yet to receive it may feel a bit envious, there are benefits to waiting. Some users have reported being unable to use third-party flip covers that trigger a special lockscreen when closed. Following the upgrade to KitKat, only Samsung's official products, which contain a special identification chip, would work. Now Ars Technica has received a statement from Samsung acknowledging the issue as a "bug" and announcing a future OTA update that will return functionality to third-party accessories.

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An Android Police Investigation: A Ring Of Scammy App Development Websites Uncovered - Meet Salsoft

This investigation was conducted by Michael Crider, Liam Spradlin, Artem Russakovskii, and myself, David Ruddock. Credit for the [awesome] graphics in this piece also goes to Liam Spradlin.

Once in a great while, Android Police gets a tip that leads us down a long, winding trail of a story - this is one of those times. A couple of weeks back, we received an email from an app developer claiming that a 3rd party development company was taking credit in their portfolio for an app that he made by himself.

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[Deal Alert] Anker 25W (5V/5A) 5-Port Family-Sized USB Charging Station Available For $15.99 With Coupon Code [Update: New Code]

Update: The coupon code has already expired. Sometimes that's just the way the cookie crumbles.

Update 1/27/14 12:17pm PT: New code Y8WGAYUM (via SD) should work today for the same $4 off.

Another device, another charger. That's the way the story goes. I personally leave a USB charger hanging from at least one outlet near every resting place in my apartment, but if you happen to need all of your devices in roughly the same place, my system won't exactly meet your needs.

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The Moto X $100 Off Deal Is Now Live – Register For Your Promo Code Before They Run Out [Update: It's Over]

Update: Well, the deal lasted the whole hour, but now it's done. You can still get $70 off through Valentine's Day.

Okay, you know the drill. Motorola is offering another deal on the off-contract Moto X, but this time the final price for the 16GB version of the device is going to be an all-time low of $299. All you have to do is register for a code in the next hour (or few minutes).

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[New Game] THE aMAZEing Labyrinth Board Game Finds Its Way Into The Play Store 25 Years After The Search First Began

Few activities can bring friends and family together as quickly as an afternoon gathered around a good board game, but unfortunately, it's still socially awkward to be that person walking around with a box tucked under his or her arm all the time. Luckily, this is 2014, and all you need is a smartphone or tablet to be equally prepared. Another board game, THE aMAZEing Labyrinth, has made its way onto Google Play, giving you just what you need to entertain others any time, any place.

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Verizon's Ellipsis 7 Getting Pretty Big OTA Update, Brings Improved Data Connectivity, Better Battery Life, And More

If you were one of the four, maybe five people who picked up Verizon's self-branded Ellipsis tablet, then a journey to the settings menu is probably in order. Why? Because Big Red is sending an OTA to the device that brings a handful of useful changes. Here's a look at the changelog:

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  • Verizon 4G LTE data connectivity 
  • Mobile Hotspot User Experience and Connectivity 
  • Wireless connectivity 
  • Image quality when using the camera 
  • Battery life 
  • SIM Card Activation experience improvements 
  • Added support for Prepaid Plans 
  • Added feature to allow editing of the APN name for Private IP 
  • Option to configure camera to store photos and videos on an external SD card that can be purchased separately. 
  • Added option for end users to move all applications to tablet space manually except for the preloaded apps. 
  • Improved the UI notification for low memory condition

See?

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[Update: Winners!] Win One Of Three V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Headphones From V-Moda And Android Police

In the mobile world, there are a few things that are absolutely clutch to a good experience: a good phone or tablet (that's a given), a set of go-to apps, and a good set of headphones or earbuds. Not the crap that your phone may have shipped with or some knock-off junk available at the local Target for $23, but some high-quality speakers for your head. If you've never owned a good set of over-the-ear headphones, then you're missing out on what a great audio experience can be like.

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Sprint Introduces 40 New Markets To Its 4G LTE Network, Bringing The Total Number Up To 340

Sprint Spark support is gradually rolling out to some of the carrier's devices, but there is something to be said for learning how to walk before learning how to run. Large swaths of the US still do not have access to Sprint's LTE network at any speed. Consider the state of Ohio, which until now has only had one city (Salem) on the complete list of supported areas, and that location only joined just last month.

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