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Asteroid Defense, Deonn Games' first foray into Android gaming, was an instant favorite of ours back in July. A tower defense genre is getting saturated, but Asteroid Defense managed to be sufficiently different from other tower defense games while offering excellent graphics and playability.

This week, Deonn Games released Asteroid Defense 2, which is a paid version with more enemies, explosions, guns, aliens, shrink rays, black holes, better graphics, and more game modes.

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Sep
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If you are looking for Android-themed icons, whether for your app or website, you're going to love these 12 collections from Tehkseven that their creator, Paul, sent over to us earlier today.

They are absolutely free, they look great, and there are literally thousands of them. I counted them and came up with 4,400.

Did I mention they're free? Not only that, Paul also said he would be open to creating any missing icons you may need on-demand.

23
Sep
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CrashPlan is an amazing service that I've been using for a number of years to back up not only my desktops and laptops, but also all the Linux servers. I can't recommend it enough due to the fact that it's cross-platform (Java), can be headless (client/server architecture), has no storage limitations, can use various configurable destinations (cross-backup across my devices), multiple schedules and backup sets, practically unlimited file versioning, etc, etc - it is literally the best offering on the market that I've tried so far.

23
Sep
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Unity3D has paved the road for some seriously stunning mobile games, and as smartphones and tablets continue to become more powerful, 3D shooters and other graphics-intensive apps will finally begin to reach their full potential.

A perfect example of this is MadFinger's latest project: Shadowgun, which we last saw in May. The OTS (over-the-shoulder) shooter puts you in the shoes of John Slade, an assassin hired to surreptitiously sneak into Dr.

23
Sep
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The developer of popular apps like Tweetcaster and FriendCaster, OneLouder Apps, has released yet another app to its 'Caster' series: ChannelCaster.

ChannelCaster is a new aggregator that adds a social element to the way your news is delivered, much like News360. You can create your own channels, and share them publicly so others can see what your feed is pulling. Similarly, you can browse all other public channels to find interesting content feeds that other users have put together.

22
Sep
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Logitech is bringing its Harmony remote tech to Android in the form of the Logitech Harmony Link. For those that don't know, Harmony is all about controlling your home theater setup with as little effort as possible - imagine a universal remote mashed up with a computer and you're getting there. A hundred bucks gets you a Wi-Fi equipped IR blaster box and an app. The box receives commands from your phone over the Wi-Fi connection, and can relay that to up to 8 IR devices in your home theater setup.

22
Sep
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If you've never heard of Theft Aware, then you're missing out on one of the best anti-loss/theft solutions available for Android. It embeds itself deep into root, hides itself from the app tray, utilizes device administration privileges to the fullest, and basically makes itself undetectable, unremovable, indestructible, and unstoppable. Like I said, it's probably the most solid security app that we've ever seen.

In a blog post today, the makers of Theft Aware, ITAgents, announced that it has been been purchased by popular antivirus software company Avast.

22
Sep
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Fans of the popular A.I.type Keyboard who have been running the beta version since its release will likely want to head over the Android Market and grab the newest incarnation of the software in its Plus variant. This is essentially the final build of the current beta run, adding a ton of new features to an already solid keyboard offering.

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With A.I.type Keyboard Plus, you never have to worry about spelling mudsrjrs again.

22
Sep
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A new version of SwiftKey X has been released to private beta testers, and it brings quite a few improvements. Chief among them: the ability to learn from your blog via RSS - certainly a nifty feature. Other highlights include better error reporting, general performance improvements, and a number of bug fixes. The update also brings a new novelty feature in the form of the "My typing heatmap," which keeps track of keystrokes and displays a "heatmap" of the keyboard.

22
Sep
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Before Facebook started offering its own 'check-in' feature, there was Gowalla and Foursquare, both of which are still widely used. The Gowalla app for Android received an update today to version 4.0 which brings "a brand new version of Gowalla! Tons of new features including Guides, Stories, and Lists, and more. [sic]" to the table. No, really. That was directly from the changelog in the Market listing. The only entry in said changelog, to be exact.

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