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[New App] Animated Battery Widget Is Perfect For People Who Like Twisty, Spinny, And Other Fancy Movements While Checking Their Battery Percentage

How many times have you thought "you know, this battery widget would be much better if it had some sort of spinning thing around it." or "I would really like to see my remaining battery percentage in the center of a flower."? If you've ever muttered either of the above (or anything similar), the solution to your quandary just landed in the Play Store. It's called Animated Battery Widgets, and if you can't figure out what it is just by reading the name, then I feel sad for you.

There really isn't much to say about Animated Battery Widgets past that.

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[Counterpoint] Android Tablets Are Powerfully Versatile Machines, And Don't Try To Tell Me Otherwise

A few days ago, my colleague David Ruddock shared his feelings on Android tablets, why they "suck," and a few suggestions on how they can be improved. At the start of that editorial, he asked the question "how often do you instinctively reach for [your Android tablet], as opposed to your phone or laptop?" Today, I'm going to answer that question from my own personal standpoint, and I'm going to explain why I think Android tablets are actually underrated.

Before I get started, I want to make one thing clear: this isn't about blindly defending Android tablets. It's also not about ignoring their weaknesses, either; I will be the first to admit that the Android tablet app ecosystem is extremely lacking.

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Google Developers Live Is An Open, Organized, All-In-One Place To Find Office Hours, I/O Sessions, And Other Live Google Events

Google holds a lot of live events. Some are pretty major, like Android and app announcements. Others are a bit more basic, but still just as interesting, like Office Hours for example. With all the different live broadcasts coming out of Google's camp, it's almost impossible to keep up with everything, though. Correction: it was almost impossible to keep up.

Now, Google has launched Google Developers Live, a place to keep up with all of El Goog's broadcasts in one place. Like a TV Guide for Google events. Neat, right?

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It's not just for live shows, either - the Live page also lets you browse through past shows, all of which are archived on YouTube.

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