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Microsoft Defender antivirus is coming to Android

Windows is very far from a perfect operating system, but it's hard to complain about the built-in Defender antivirus. It generally doesn't disrupt the user experience, works well, and has largely eliminated the need for third-party antivirus programs on Windows PCs. Now Microsoft wants to bring Defender to... Android?

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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.

Blast through 8 huge missions is the most exciting space shooter game.

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Review And Comparison: Otterbox Commuter And Defender Cases For The Galaxy Nexus

Cases - some people love them, others hate them. Regardless of how you feel about them, there is one truth: they're useful and help keep your device in top condition. A quick look through eBay or Craigslist will prove the value of keeping your gear in a case - when trying to sell a device most users put "has been in a case since day one" or something similar (whether it's true or not). That assures the buyer that they are getting a near-mint condition piece of kit.

When it comes to top-notch device protection, one name often comes to mind: Otterbox.

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[New Game] 'Defender' Brings An Active Role And Nice Visuals To Tower Defense-Style Games

If there's one thing we love more than tower defense games, it's tower defense games that take a new angle or offer a different style of gameplay. That's exactly what we got out of the recently-released title Defenders, which lets you take on a more active role in your defense strategy. Check it out:

The game looks easy to pick-up-and-play, with ultra-simple controls: touch the screen to shoot arrows, drag and drop spell icons to cast. Simple, no? While the controls may be simple, surviving each battle will take strategy. Fortunately, there are upgrades, additional spells, and more along the way to help you defend your castle.

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Case Review: OtterBox Commuter For The DROID BIONIC - If You Truly Need A Case, Buy This One

I hate phone cases. When I bought my Nexus One back in March of 2010, the first thing I did with my very first smartphone was head over to Amazon and start searching for a cool and convenient way to protect it. So I bought some leather ordeal with a flip cover and all sorts of gimmickry, and I hated it. I used it for 2 days, and since then, it has occupied my box of unwanted electronics and related accessories. It was probably one of the worst $25 I ever spent. I swore off cases from that day forward.

Enter OtterBox.

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Review And Comparison Of All Three Otterbox Cases For The EVO 3D - Defender, Commuter, And Impact

I am going to be honest - I am not a fan of phone cases myself. However, knowing my wife's affinity for miraculously sending her phones flying into the back yard from our 2nd story balcony or stomping on them with her shoes after they hit the asphalt (though her previous phone, the Palm Pre, didn't live to tell its story after drowning in our dog's water bowl), I set out on a mission to find the best protective case for her new and shiny EVO 3D.

Otterbox, one of the top case manufacturers, graciously sent me all three of their cases for the EVO 3D - the Defender, the Commuter, and the Impact.

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Here Is The Winner (And Runner-Ups) Of The Creative XOOM/Otterbox Defender Design Contest

A bit over a week ago, we decided to do something different compared to our regular giveaways and launched a creative contest with the Otterbox Defender case for the XOOM tablet as the grand prize. In order to win, all you had to do was produce the best combination of a XOOM and a reference to Android Police in one picture.

Now that the contest is over and we've sorted through all the entries, I'm ready to announce the winner, unanimously selected by the Android Police team.

#1 - The Winner

Nicholas Smith, your Otterbox Defender case will be in the mail once we get in touch with you.

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Creative Contest: Win This Rugged Otterbox Defender Case For The Motorola XOOM (MSRP $90)

The Prize

Motorola XOOM owners, listen up. Rather than keeping my XOOM protected with the very rugged Defender case from Otterbox that I reviewed last month, I'm going to give it away to one of you, as you probably need it more than me.

Otterbox is one of the top brands in the case business, and I'm sure this $90 shell that can withstand a nuclear attack will find a nice home.

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How To Enter

This contest is now over. We have selected the winner - see if it's you here.

To make this a little more interesting and fun, especially for those who don't like social giveaways (Twitter, Facebook, etc), to enter this contest:

  1. Take a photo of your XOOM and include some reference to Android Police anywhere in the same photo.
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[Review] Otterbox Defender Case For The Motorola XOOM: It's Like A Fat Suit For Chris Farley

The Motorola XOOM, the world's first Honeycomb tablet, costs a pretty penny - between $600 and $800, depending on the variant. If you picked up a XOOM in the last few months, you've probably asked yourself whether you should get some sort of protection, and, if so, which option you should go with.

Motorola has released a few official cases, such as the $40 PORTFOLIO, but most aftermarket case manufacturers, such as Otterbox, Amzer, Trident, and others, haven't put out many options. The PORTFOLIO case, while decently priced, has too many faults, and I simply can't recommend it unless it is reworked from the ground up: it appears to scratch the XOOM, has no charging port, USB, or HDMI cutouts (really, Motorola?

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