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Cloanto Releases Amiga Forever Essentials For Android - Will Allow Licensed Emulation Of Multiple Amiga OS Versions

Playing emulated games on Android is something of a "don't ask, don't tell" affair when it comes to obtaining system BIOS files and such. Cloanto, owners of the Amiga OS license, though, have decided that you no longer should have to scrounge for the appropriate pieces to get Amiga emulation up and running on your device. The company released an app today called Amiga Forever Essentials, which is not only a mouthful, but a complete package of Amiga system ROMs for your enjoyment.

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AFE contains Amiga 1.2, 1.3, 2.04, 3.0, and 3.1 system ROMs, so you can easily (and legitimately) emulate iconic devices like the Amiga 500 and Amiga 1200.

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[New App] BBC iPlayer Radio Now Available On Android, Complete With Live Listening And On-Demand Downloads

The BBC iPlayer video application has been available to Android-totting Englishmen for some time, but the audio equivalent has sadly lagged behind. Today the app finally lands on Android, and it was worth the wait: BBC Licence Fee subscribers can listen to the various radio stations over WiFi or mobile Internet, and it even works when they travel abroad. Unfortunately, the service isn't available to international users at any price.

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The interface of iPlayer Radio is an interesting mix of Holo elements and unique ideas, particularly a station selector that apes an old-school rotary phone dialer. Once you've selected a radio station, you're presented information about the current track or show, along with the standard social sharing functions.

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[New Game] Fieldrunners 2 Hits The Play Store, Guns, Tanks, And Planes In Tow

If cartoony tower defense is your thing and you haven't yet bought into the Fieldrunners franchise, you're missing out on some of the best TD action you can get your hands on. Colorful, fun, and graphically pleasing, Fieldrunners is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise tired gaming genre. And today, the sequel hit the Play Store.

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Fieldrunners 2 brings even more guns, bombs, lasers, and other deadly tools to the scene, while still keeping that same familiar look and feel that made the original such a fantastic game. The sequel features over 20 hours of gameplay, along with a "smart" UI that "creates dynamic, realistic paths through the battlefield;" 20 different weapons, and an all-new option to add trenches, bridges, and tunnels to the mix.

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[Update: Winners] Giveaway: Win One Of Twenty Tickets To Lookout's Google I/O Party

You got your Google I/O ticket. Hotel's booked. Flight's reserved. For all intents and purposes, you're ready for Google I/O 2013. If you need something to do the evening before the event starts, however, Lookout's got you covered. Well, kinda. Lookout has 20 of you (plus one guest each) covered.

Of course, we're talking about Lookout's annual Google I/O Party. Here's the skinny: every year, Lookout holds a pretty killer party for Google I/O with free drinks, food, and giveaways. The guestlist is exclusive, though – if you don't get invited by a Lookout employee or win a ticket in this giveaway, you can't get in the door.

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Sony Announces Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) For The Xperia P, go, And E Dual - Rollout Starts This Week; Xperia S, SL, acro S, ion End Of May

It's been a long time coming, guys – we've definitely seen our fair share of upset Xperia P owners who've been waiting for this update. But, the good news is that it's finally here, and the P is joined by the go and E Dual.

According to the Sony blog, the 4.1 update not only brings Jelly Bean, but also a slew of new enhancements that Sony has been working to "blend" with the OS. Among these new features, you'll find updated versions of WALKMAN, Album, and movies; a way to make your battery last longer with "Battery STAMINA Mode," a more customizable launcher, more home screens, and more.

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[New App] Icon Themer Lets You Use Any Icon Pack With Any Launcher On Rooted Devices

Yesterday we covered an app that lets rooted users tweak certain aspects of the system, so why not one that'll let you tweak it aesthetically, too? Icon Themer, a new app from developer Faruq Rasid (HelixLauncher, QuickDesk), aims to bring any icon pack to any custom launcher. That's a pretty big deal for those who've bought icon packs for specific launchers but have since started using something different, or those who feel tied down to a particular launcher because of a beloved theme that won't work with others.

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Icon Themer is fairly straightforward, though it does require Xposed Framework (the app can automatically install this) so the IT module can be activated.

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Dead On Arrival 2 Coming Soon To Android, Private Beta Registration Now Open

If you're a fan of the top-down zombie carnage free-for-all that is Dead on Arrival, good news: N3V Games just opened registration for the private beta of the game's sequel – the appropriately named Dead on Arrival 2. image

There are a few requisites, of course – namely in device specification. For starters, you must have a device with at least a Tegra 2 (or equivalent), though a Tegra 3 (or equivalent) is recommended. Aside from that, you'll need a minimum of Android 3.0 (though 4.0 is suggested). Past that, the additional recommendations are the best part:

Have a stomach for wave after wave of bloodshed and mayhem!

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Amazon's Tablet-Optimized Mobile App Updated, Now Available In China, Japan, And Canada

Amazon just threw a bone to its users in China, Japan, and Canada, as it has finally made its tablet-optimized shopping app available to users in all those areas. This brings the total available locations up to nine: Japan, China, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, UK, and the US.

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Also as part of the most recent update, Amazon added the ability to subscribe and save subscriptions to the Your Account page, along with fixing some issues with Bluetooth keyboard input on certain tablets.

The app is, of course, a free download – hit the widget below to give it an install.

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[Deal Alert] AT&T's 32GB HTC One $150 ($50 Off) For New Accounts And Upgrades From Amazon Wireless

While HTC's newest flagship may have just hit the streets a few days ago, that hasn't stopped Amazon Wireless from starting to hack away at the price. The company is offering AT&T's 32GB variant of the device for $150, which is $50 off what Big Blue is asking right out of the gate. That price is good for both new contracts and upgrades, so it's a worthy deal for anyone looking to grab what could be HTC's best handset to date.

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  • Processor: 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
  • GPU: Adreno 320  
  • Operating system: Android 4.1.2
  • Display: 4.7" S-LCD3 1920x1080 (469 DPI)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
  • Cameras: 4MP rear, 2.1MP front
  • Battery: 2300mAh, non-removable
  • NFC: Yes
  • Ports / expandable storage: microUSB / none
  • Thickness: 9.3mm
  • Weight: 143g

If, for whatever reason, you're not into buying from Amazon, an equivalent deal is also available at Wal-Mart.

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ASUS Cube Hits Online Availability For $139.99

ASUS' Cube (formerly known as Qube), is now up for sale. Yes, the plucky Google TV-packing square we saw at CES this year can be yours for around $140, unless, that is, you were hoping to buy from Newegg.

According to ASUS, the Cube should be launching with three online retailers: Newegg, Amazon, and Adorama. Happily, Adorama is showing the device as in stock and ready to go. Amazon briefly showed a 2-4 week wait, but now indicates the Cube is in stock with a possible one to two day delay "to process." Newegg meanwhile says the device is launching on April 25th, but gladly offers customers a pre-order.

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