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Riven: The Sequel To Myst has been remastered and is available on the Play Store

It was only a few months ago that Noodlecake Studios Inc released a remastered version of realMyst. Today they are following up that release with a remastered version of Riven: The Sequel To Myst. As you would expect, Riven is a continuation of the storyline found in Myst. You will pick up exactly where you last left off in order to help free your friend's wife from captivity.

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Pixlr, the popular photo editor by Autodesk, has been sold to 123RF

Those of you that might have been using Autodesk's Pixlr App — originally introduced back in 2012 — might be surprised to hear that it has been acquired by a company called 123RF, a provider of stock images. Pixlr was originally started in 2008 but Autodesk acquired it in 2011, releasing the Android app we've come to know and love a year later. Six years later it has passed hands again, and Pixlr has a new owner.

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Chrome Remote Desktop updated with improved performance, more responsive click-drag, and more

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NVIDIA Lightspeed Studios have released Clustertruck and The Final Station for SHIELD

I have some good news for SHIELD owners, NVIDIA has released two new SHIELD games onto the Play Store. Clustertruck and The Final Station are now available for download at $14.99 a piece. Yes, these are both ports, but in my opinion they are also quality games released at a fair price point. If you are looking for something new to play on your SHIELD, you can't go wrong with either of these titles.

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Security firm Check Point says millions infected with botnet malware via Play Store

The conventional wisdom is that limiting your app downloads to the Play Store will help you avoid malware. That's true for the most part, but every now and then we hear about something sketchy that fell through the cracks. For instance, the security firm Check Point says that a number of "game guide" apps in the Play Store were hiding malicious code, and they may have accumulated millions of downloads.

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Walmart Grocery is a new Android app for all your food shopping needs

US retailer Walmart has just added another app to its burgeoning selection on the Google Play Store. The oft-maligned company already has several Android apps available with varying degrees of success. With Walmart Grocery, food shopping could be a whole lot easier. The new app allows you to select your items, make a payment, and organize delivery or collection. A similar experience can already be had at its regular, non-grocery stores with the Walmart app.

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Google App 7.1 beta is testing a search bar in the notification panel and may begin showing pollen counts [APK Teardown]

The Google app is responsible for a pretty staggering number of features ranging from the standard search interface, a voice assistant, and even a fully functional launcher. The latest update coming through the beta channel doesn't seem to have any new features going live quite yet, but there are a lot of changes to text and other resources, including the removal of all references to Bisto from the last teardown. Most of them are minor tweaks to features we've covered in the past, but a couple point to things we haven't explored yet. Users can look forward to pollen counts with their local weather and possibly a search bar located right in the notification shade.

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Twitter is testing live counters for retweets, likes, and replies on Twitter Beta

Twitter changes the user interface almost constantly on its beta app - I suppose that's to be expected. The latest new feature in testing is a live counter for likes, retweets, and replies on each tweet. The counter appears to update roughly once a second.

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22 new and notable Android games from the last week (4/19/17 - 4/25/17)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Games

Card Thief

Android Police coverage: Try your hand at Card Thief, a stealthy new solitaire game from the creator of Card Crawl

The creator of Card Crawl has released a new solitaire game titled Card Thief. It is a stealth-based solitaire game where your goal is to steal as much treasure as you can.

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YouTube Kids is now available on LG, Samsung, and Sony smart TVs, coming soon for Android TV

YouTube Kids was originally released in 2015, as a portal for child-appropriate content on everyone's favorite video sharing site. However, there hasn't been a dedicated TV app for YouTube Kids, just iOS and Android apps. Today on the official company blog, YouTube announced a Kids app for various smart TVs - but Android TV is still strangely missing.

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