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Star Defender 3 Is A Hidden Gem - A $1 Spaceship Battle Through Hordes Of Beasts

If you were a fan of Space Invaders or TI-83 classic Phoenix, you'll enjoy this: Star Defender 3. In a nutshell, it's a game where you pilot a spaceship against hordes of alien beasts. The description words it best:

Get ready to fight through hoards of alien beasts in Star Defender 3!

The highly anticipated game is finally here! The year is 2743 A.D., only two short years since the last war, and the Insectus have already prepared for their next wave, with new tricks to defeat you.

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Evernote For Android Updated To Version 3.6, Brings Audio Notes, Larger Thumbnails, And Improved Widgets

If you haven't tried out Evernote, you're missing out. It is, hands-down, one of the best note-taking applications for Android. It's not just on Android, though - it's cross platform and always in-sync. This means you always have your notes with you wherever you may be.

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Today, the Evernote team added an array of useful features to its already impressive app, including

  • audio notes with speech-to-text transcriptions,
  • improvements to note lists and larger thumbnails,
  • the ability to disable auto-titling,
  • improved legibility of the settings screen,
  • a feature to help discover more of what Evernote has to offer on Android tablets,
  • and a "major" update to widgets.
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Babbel Comes To Android, Helps You Learn A New Language From Your Mobile

How many times have you said to yourself "I'd really love to learn a new language, but I just don't have the time"? Ten? Fourty? Three-hundred-twelve? Well, good news - you can learn the basics of a new language as you have time, all on your mobile, thanks to a series of new apps from Babbel.

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Babbel helps you learn a new language using similar methods to that parents and teachers use to teach children how to speak - by association.

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Handcent SMS 4.0 Leaves Beta, Hits The Play Store With New Features And New UI In Tow

All you Handcent loyalists should love this one - your favorite SMS app just received a pretty major up to version 4.0 in the Play Store. If you've been testing the open beta for the last several weeks, then none of these changes should be surprising to you, but if you haven't been in the beta loop, this version brings several new features:

What's in this version:

  1. Main update of Handcent,include universal messaging with free Handcent talk services and new style user interface
  2. Handcent Talk service,send FREE messages/picture to android & iPhone (Coming soon) users easily,fast,security
  3. Support ICS+SGS2,won't send double messages
  4. Support Group mms with iPhone,useful for US networks
  5. First version of Handcent SMS for jailbreak iPhone released
  6. New Handcent website

The update is live in the Play Store right now, so go ahead and hit the widget to grab it.

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Seesmic Pro Hits The Play Store - Removes Newly Implemented Ads And Combines Facebook And Twitter Into One Stream

If you're a fan of Seesmic, then you may have noticed an update hit the Store earlier today that brings a number of new features, including Instagram embedding, the ability to upload images directly to Twitter, and the arrival of ads. While the latter will surely make some users rage, there is actually a good reason for this: the Pro version hit the Store today, as well.

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The Pro version not only gets rid of the ads (so you get the same familiar Seesmic that you're used to), but it also brings the ability to combine your Facebook and Twitter streams into one.

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[Review] Temple Run (The Real One!) Finally Makes It To Android, Was Definitely Worth The Wait

After countless bad copies, the official Temple Run game has finally hit the Google Play store! Like the iOS version, it's available for free and contains no adverts anywhere in the game. You can, however, make in-app purchases of coins to help you buy various items from the store as you progress. We'll cover that in a bit more detail later on, but for now, let's jump right in to the review!

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BlueStacks App Player Beta Goes Live With Revamped UI And A Huge Leap In App Compatibility, We Go Hands-On

If you've ever dreamed of syncing your Android apps and games up with your PC and using them on a larger screen you'll be excited to hear that your dreams are becoming a very well-designed reality. Actually, if you've been following along with the development of BlueStacks then you know that this dream-to-reality transition has been in the works for several months now.

For those of you that don't know exactly what BlueStacks App Player is, it's exactly what the title implies - an app player that allows you to run Android applications on Windows (a Mac version is also in the works).

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First Alpha Build Of Utter! Released With Limited Functionality, Goes By The Name Of (N)utter, Still Reads Your Mind

About a month and a half ago, we posted about a highly impressive voice control app named "Utter!". Siri competitors are a dime a dozen nowadays, but Utter! is a lot more HAL than Siri:

Want a add a calendar appointment? Tell Utter, and it'll take care of it. Get travel details, find out the weather, and launch applications - all child's play for Utter, and all done using native applications instead of just simple searches.

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[Updated] The Real Temple Run Finally Comes To Android - Download It Now

After countless fakes, the real Temple Run is finally here. That's right - it is legit and available right on schedule, March 27th (looks like it happened Eastern time).

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Even better news - it's free. Presumably, there are in-app purchases or ads, but we'll figure that out once we give it a go.

Update: No ads so far, but you can purchase coins for $0.99 or more (see the last screenshot below).

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2Do Is A Gorgeous To-Do List App With Premium Features, Comes At A Premium Price Of $7

Android has had some powerful to-do lists dating all the way back to Cupcake, but few are quite as nice-looking as 2Do, a recent entry (although Astrid's new design might be a solid contender). The $7 to-do list (yes, you read that right) does it's best to make itself worth the money. Tabbed calendars, the ability to attach photos, starred tasks, and a selection of themes make it one of the nicer to-do lists we've used.

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