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Google Calendar 5.1 Hotfix Update Fixes The 'Unable To Launch Event' Error When Downloading APKs And Other Files [APK Download]

When Google updated Calendar to version 5.1 last week, it introduced a bug that hit users with an "unable to launch event" message whenever they tried to launch an APK downloaded using Chrome or the stock Android browser. Now the company has pushed out a hotfix update intended to do away with the problem.

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This bug prevented some users from launching the apps they downloaded in our APK download posts, but we were able to get around this issue by rolling out a server tweak for APK Mirror.

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[Deal Alert] US Play Store Users Can Get The Transformers Movie For Free Today, Other Movies Free In Other Countries

From time to time Google offers free music and movies via the Play Store. Today is one of those times, because it's the third anniversary of the Play Store launch (and, incidentally, the death of the former Android Market). Customers in the US can get a free Coldplay album, and now they can also grab an HD copy of the Transformers movie for free!

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No, not the real Transformers movie, the animated one from 1986.

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Google Launches Tool For Comparing Car Insurance Providers, California-Only For Now

Car insurance isn't something you buy because you want to. I mean sure, I'd buy it even if I didn't have to, but I do have to, and so does basically everyone else in the US who wants to drive a car. Regardless, comparing insurance isn't particularly easy, especially if you don't know what you're looking for.

Google is doing something to help the situation, as long as you live in California.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Set-Top Box Hands-On And Gaming Breakdown

In a lot of ways, NVIDIA's SHIELD (not to be confused with this SHIELD or that SHIELD) is a typical set-top box. And in many ways it isn't: though NVIDIA has built its living room invader on Android like the previous products in the line, the OS underneath is merely a means to an end. And that end is selling you games, in every form and fashion that the company can come up with.

SHIELD will release its Android TV-powered console sometime in May with a suggested retail price of $199. We took a good long look at both the hardware and the games that NVIDIA hopes you'll play on it.

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[Is It 5 O'Clock Yet?] Google Search Can Now Tell You How To Make Cocktails

There are countless cocktail varieties out there and just as many ways to go about making them (one approach being to point at the menu when the waiter comes around). Going forward, folks looking to make their own won't even have to click a link to figure out a recipe. Google will start providing instructions right at the top of their search results.

The directions won't appear if you only search for the name of a cocktail. You must frame the search as a question, such as "How To Make A Bloody Mary," or simply include the word "make" with the search terms.

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Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Is Now Getting The Lollipop Update

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[Deal Alert] Grab Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Album For Free From Google Play

Google likes to give away free albums these days, and while the offerings have been all over the place, who are we to look a gift horse in the mouth? This time around you can get Coldplay's sixth studio album, Ghost Stories.

Ghost Stories came out in May of last year and contains nine tracks. Altogether you're looking at over 40 minutes of ice-cold British rock. Or is it mostly pop? Would that make it steaming hot?

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Google Play is celebrating its third birthday with a bunch of deals, so if Coldplay doesn't particularly tickle your fancy, be sure to peruse through the other discounted albums, books, movies, apps, and games.

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Chrooma Developer Releases A Live Wallpaper That's Perfect For Material Design-Loving Lollipop Users

Over the summer, we banged our heads against our computer screens just to feel closer to the sweet upcoming beauty known formally as Material Design. Then 5.0 arrived and over-the-air updates starting rolling out. Now many of us have had months for the newness to wear off.

But some of us just can't get enough. We want material all the things, not just apps. It's an insatiable desire that not even Google, with its inconsistent app designs, is able to fill. But there's a developer out there that has contributed another way to satisfy the craving, by releasing the Chrooma Live Wallpaper.

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Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic Could Be The Roguelike Retro RPG Of Your Dreams/Nightmares

Roguelike games have become a big deal lately, and several notable ones have come to Android including bit Dungeon II and Wayward Souls. The latest title to migrate to Android is Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic, which gets rave reviews on Steam. It's a little pricey at $6.99, but you should at least watch the video below. It as much a performance piece as it is a game promo.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 Gets Android Lollipop OTA Update

When T-Mobile added a new update tracking progress meter to its website last week, the Galaxy Note 3 was listed as undergoing T-Mobile testing, the second step in a three-step process to deliver Android 5.0. Soon it should be moving up a notch, as a changelog has hit Samsung's site saying that today's the day the carrier starts pushing out the over-the-air update to consumers.

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In addition to Lollipop, the changelog makes references to Wi-Fi calling, including a fix for a one way audio issue. But that's not the point here. When people click the update button looking for software version N900TUVUFOB5, they're looking for the latest version of Android.

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