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PSA: $25 Google Play Credit Promotion For Nexus 7 Ends On September 30th

PSA: $25 Google Play Credit Promotion For Nexus 7 Ends On September 30th

Thinking about picking up a Nexus 7? You might want to get on that before the end of this month (right here), as the $25 Play Store credit promotion Google announced with its slate at Google I/O expires on September 30th. That means you must redeem the promotion before that date by signing into your Nexus 7 with a Google Wallet-linked Google account (that has a credit or debit card on file).

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Bloomberg Radio+ App Launches With Access To Live Finance Radio Talk 24 Hours A Day

Bloomberg Radio+ App Launches With Access To Live Finance Radio Talk 24 Hours A Day

Finance radio! Are you excited yet? Good. Bloomberg has released an app for the company's 24 hour network of audio shows discussing economics, business, and investment. Through Bloomberg Radio+ you can either choose to listen to whatever's on the air right now, or pull from a list of on-demand shows. You can even download the episodes for offline listening.

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The app actually looks very well made. It's as feature-packed as one would want a streaming radio service to be.

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Twentieth Century Fox Titles Coming Soon To Google Play Movies And YouTube, 'Prometheus' Already Available

Twentieth Century Fox Titles Coming Soon To Google Play Movies And YouTube, 'Prometheus' Already Available

Google just sealed the deal with Twentieth Century Fox to brings its titles to Play Movies and YouTube. This means shows like Family Guy, Modern Family, Glee, and more; as well as movies such as X-Men, Ice Age, and Black Swan will all be making their way to the Play Store for rental and purchase. Yay!

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To celebrate this new union, Fox released Prometheus in HD to Play Movies this morning - a full three weeks ahead of the movie's release on Blu-Ray and DVD.

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Chameleon Launcher Beta Updated To 0.9.5 - First Release Candidate Build

Chameleon Launcher Beta Updated To 0.9.5 - First Release Candidate Build

The team at Chameleon Launcher appear to be keeping up their breakneck-pace for updates, and today have hit a significant milestone in that ongoing process: their first release candidate. It's a pretty big deal for the once-upon-a-time Kickstarter project, and while I personally haven't found much use for it, there's no denying the Chameleon team has absolutely blown through the bugs and issues from the first beta released just a little over a month ago.

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Shazam For TV Now Recognizes Any TV Show On Any Channel, Lets You Find Features Music, Cast Information, And More

Shazam For TV Now Recognizes Any TV Show On Any Channel, Lets You Find Features Music, Cast Information, And More

Just in time for the fall TV premieres airing over the next couple of weeks, Shazam has announced that its 'Shazam for TV' service now supports any show on any channel.

The app now has a staggering quarter of a billion users, and those in the U.S. will be able to access cast information, music featured in shows, trivia, social feeds, and other tailored data such as stats for sports games.

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SiriusXM Hits Version 2.2, Now Includes On Demand Radio And Offline Caching For Select Shows

SiriusXM Hits Version 2.2, Now Includes On Demand Radio And Offline Caching For Select Shows

If you listen to SiriusXM on your Android device, the newest iteration of the application should be of interest. While the update brings the normal bug fixes and enhancements, it also packs two new useful features: access to On Demand radio and offline caching for select shows. iOS users saw this update back in early August, so it's good to see these features make their way to Android.

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MX Player Updated To v1.7, Brings Background Playback, Improved Software Decoding On Tegra 3 Devices, And More

MX Player Updated To v1.7, Brings Background Playback, Improved Software Decoding On Tegra 3 Devices, And More

MX has always been a pretty impressive video player - it's chocked full of useful features and offers nearly every codec imaginable. Today, it received an update to v1.7 that brings a fair amount of performance improvements for various devices, as well as one really neat key feature: background playback.

Changelog:

  • Stabilized S/W decoder on Tegra 3 devices such as ASUS Transformer Prime, HTC One X, Nexus 7.
  • Added new hardware decoder named H/W+.
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Chameleon Launcher Updated (Again) To v0.9.2, Brings Improved Memory Usage, Performance Enhancements, And Smaller File Size

Chameleon Launcher Updated (Again) To v0.9.2, Brings Improved Memory Usage, Performance Enhancements, And Smaller File Size

Two days ago, Chameleon received an update that brought one of the biggest features yet: the widget API. Not content with one big update this week, however, the Chameleon Team has just push a major performance-improving build to the Play Store, bringing the launcher up to v0.9.2.

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The list of fixes and improvements is a good one this go around:

  • Major improvement to memory usage.
  • Much faster start-up, especially for devices running ICS or newer.
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Nvidia Teases The Bard's Tale, Coming Soon To Tegra Devices

Nvidia Teases The Bard's Tale, Coming Soon To Tegra Devices

The older among you may remember back in the hallowed days of the Apple II The Bard's Tale was a neat text-based RPG that gained quite a following. Well, fast-forward 20-something years and The Bard's Tale arrived on iOS as a reimagined 3D action RPG. Now that same version of the game is destined for Android, and it's going to be a Tegra exclusive.

The original Bard's Tale was heavy on pithy humor, and its modern reincarnation follows that script.

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