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[Bonus Round] Momonga Pinball Adventures, Bloop, Box Cat, And Kingdom Rush For Google TV

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a pair of retro-style Noodlecake games, a unique take on pinball, and a desperately-needed Google TV game.

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Textbooks Now Live In Google Play Books, Still Eats Into Your Beer Money

As promised at Google's recent event, textbooks have arrived in the Play Store. They have been tacked on as a sub-section of Play Books, not a completely new area of the store. At present, there is no way to filter within textbooks only, but search seems to work fairly well for finding books on a particular subject.

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Both rentals and purchases are showing up in the store, but most books are only offering one or the other.

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Samsung Releases Samsung Wallet To The Play Store, Unsurprisingly Still Exclusive To Samsung Devices

Samsung has dropped Samsung Wallet into the Play Store, an app previously only available through Samsung Apps on devices such as the Galaxy S4, Note 2, and Galaxy S3. We first heard about the offering back at this year's Mobile World Congress, and its functionality hasn't changed from what was promised. This remains Samsung's answer to Apple's Passbook, just easier to find than before.

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The app functions like a digital wallet, holding coupons, tickets, and gift cards from select partners.

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Sony Posts Open Source Files For The Upcoming Xperia M

It's okay to love kernel source – you can admit it. Sony is pretty good to the open source community, and in keeping with that reputation, it has posted the open source files for the Sony Xperia M. Yay.

2013-08-08 14_43_14-Open source archive for build 15.1.A.1.9 – Developer World

The Xperia M is a budget device with a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core, 1GB of RAM, and a 4-inch 854×480 LCD. There's no LTE, but the Xperia M will be produced in a dual-SIM variant.

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Pay What You Want For Uplink For Android In This Week's Humble Weekly Sale, Non-Android Games Also Included

There is only one Android game available in this week's Humble Weekly Sale, but it's still a bargain to pick up that game at such a discounted price. Uplink normally costs $4.99 in the Play Store, but for the next seven days you can pay whatever price your heart desires. The game pits players in the role of a hacker-for-hire who breaks into various systems and makes off with whatever's valuable.

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[New Game] Nun Attack: Run & Gun Blasts Into The Play Store Armed With Iron Faith And Holy Power-Ups

There isn't much depth to Nun Attack: Run & Gun, but it has crisp visuals, memorable nuns that are armed to the teeth, pick-up-and-play controls, and lots of gore. The game is righteous, dirty, casual fun, and it's now available for everyone in the Play Store. The original Nun Attack attracted millions of downloads, and we expect the sequel will do the same.

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The action in Nun Attack: Run & Gun is pretty straightforward, as it's essentially summed up in the game's title.

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[Bug-Watch] Android 4.3 - Running An App That Watches The Clipboard Will Cause Other Apps To Crash When You Copy From Them.

We're all happy to see Android 4.3 finally make its appearance, especially as it brings some pretty important and positive low-level improvements like Bluetooth Low Energy and TRIM support. Unfortunately, new versions often introduce new bugs that slip by even the most diligent testers. Jelly Bean 4.2 had its fair share of issues, including an almost comically bad oversight: the total annihilation of December in the stock Contacts app. This is why each major release is often followed by a couple of bug fix OTAs in the following weeks.

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Thursday App And Game Sales: Flashout 3D, Animaonline SNES Emulator, LectureNotes, And More

You can't be expected to carry around a phone with lame apps, right? I mean, what is this? Soviet Russia? Stand up for freedom and capitalism by taking advantage of these sales. After all, selling things at a discount is what keeps us free. 'Murica!

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[New App] '1 Second Everyday' Challenges You To Film Each Day Of Your Life, One Second At A Time

Do you live your life to the fullest? Do you wish you could remember every day of it? Are you doing the opposite, wasting your life away and wishing you could turn things around? Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can do all of these things! 1 Second Everyday is a video-recording app that asks users to record just one second of their life everyday, and at the end of the year they will have a six-minute video of how they lived their life that year.

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[Deal Alert] NFC 12-Pack (10 NFC Tags + 2 NFC Keychains) By TagsForDroid Is Just $12 (40% Off) On Amazon [Update]

Update: The discount on the 12-pack of tags has been reduced to 20%, bringing the total price up to $15.98. TagsForDroid spoke with us on the issue, saying that they had reserved a set number of packages at the reduced price, and ran out much faster than they anticipated. They apologized to those customers who couldn't get an order in quick enough to take advantage of the deal.

The NFC functionality included in most newer Android smartphones is pretty neat, but the utility is limited by the NFC-enabled hardware you have on hand.

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