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Google Play Store offering freebies celebrating its two year anniversary

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As the two year anniversary of the Google Play Store approaches, the Mountain View based company is reportedly offering a set of freebies. According to users in Australia, the Play Store is showing some apps and titles with a discounted price.

Although the American Play Store is yet to reflect these discounts and offers, it should eventually make its way there. It is hard to ascertain if Google will offer the same discounts in the U.S. as it does in Australia right now, but it goes without saying that there will be plenty more offers and deals for users in the U.S.

Since the Play Store is accessed globally, it is possible that Google would make this promotion available around the world as well. If you’re in Australia, you can access these titles with a discounted price or even free:

  • FIFA 14 (free)
  • Theme Park (free)
  • Disaster Movie (AU$0.99)
  • Thirteen (AU$0.99)
  • Vanity Fair (AU$0.99)
  • Bejeweled Blitz (free)

Source: Reddit

Via: Cult of Android

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Play Store 1-Year Anniversary Sale Now Live In The US – Will Continue All Week, Here Are The Deals So Far

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The Play Store sale we spotted kicking off in Australia earlier today has started hitting the US this evening, marking the 1-year anniversary of the Play Store. The deals so far are mostly songs and various in-app purchase / offer discounts, but the splash page for the promotion indicates there will be even more deals as the week goes on.

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Here are the deals so far.

Yeah, it isn’t our favorite Play Store promo, either – a lot of these are rehashes, and some of them barely qualify as ‘deals’ (who can’t find the pilot episode of Breaking Bad for free?).

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Final Fantasy Dimensions Turns One on Google Play, Celebrates With 50% Off Sale

Final Fantasy Dimensions has hit its one year anniversary on Google Play. To celebrate, they are hosting a pretty sweet 50% off sale on the $20 title, bringing it to just $10. I know what you’re thinking – “Hey Tim, I’m an Android user. $10 is a lot of cash!” You’re right my friend, $10 is pretty steep for [...]

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Pitfall Harry celebrates his 30th with a re-booted release on Android

The original version of Pitfall came along with the Activision Anthology game that landed in Google Play a while back. And well, as of today, Pitfall Harry has returned to Android with a “re-envisioned and re-booted” release. This latest release is simply called Pitfall and has arrived for the 30th anniversary of the original.

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Needless to say, this version of Pitfall does not look like the original. The game is available for free and with support for devices running Android 2.3.3 or later. This version of Pitfall is in a ‘free runner” style and has you navigating though the jungle as well as narrow trenches, dark caverns, and cascading waterfalls.

You will also have to navigate things such as rattlesnakes and scorpions as well as fiery volcanic flames, tumbling ancient artifacts and narrow cliff side pathways. The game has swipe and tilt controls and sharing over Twitter and Facebook — so you can brag to your friends about how good you are at Pitfall.

All said and done, this looks like a nice follow-up to the original. And if nothing else, we are fairly sure it will make those who remember playing the original feel rather old. Otherwise, the only thing we see missing, it would have been cool if Activision included the original game release as a bonus. But hey, this version if free and we really shouldn’t be so greedy.

[via Google Play]

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Activision’s 30th-Anniversary PITFALL! Rework Hits The Play Store As An Endless Runner With A Little More To Offer

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Bringing its already-popular (on iOS) reimagining of the Atari classic to Android, Activision released Pitfall! to the Play Store today. For those who haven’t seen or played the newly conceptualized Pitfall, it shares very little with the original – you’ll still be dodging snakes, swinging on ropes, and jump over impossible pitfalls, but this time you’ll be playing an “endless-runner” a la Temple Run. Unlike Temple Run, however, Pitfall’s protagonist (Pitfall Harry) uses a whip to defeat whatever wild foes happen to be in his way. Harry will also find himself riding various vehicles and running through plenty of dynamic environments.

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Rockstar Games And War Drum Studios Launch Grand Theft Auto: Vice City For Android [Updated x2]

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Update: It turns out someone jumped the gun on this one, and the game isn’t actually available just yet – which is why so many users are getting the “validation error.” Rockstar is aware of the issue and posted a statement on their official blog:

We’re aware that some users have attempted to download Vice City: 10th Anniversary Edition from the Google Play Store and have experienced validation errors. Just to be clear: the game is not available for Android devices just yet, and if you’re seeing it listed on the Store then this is an error, and you shouldn’t attempt to download it.

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Grand Theft Auto Vice City makes an early appearance on the Play Store, not ready for Consumption

Sounds like Rockstar Games made a boo  boo today. Grand Theft Auto Vice City found its way to the Play Store this morning and a number of people managed to catch it and get it downloaded. That is great for them, as long as the validation went through. Shortly after the game was released Rockstar pulled it. Claiming the game wasn’t actually ready for consumption on the Play Store yet.

“We’re aware that some users have attempted to download Vice City: 10th Anniversary Edition from the Google Play Store and have experienced validation errors.

Just to be clear: the game is not available for Android devices just yet, and if you’re seeing it listed on the Store then this is an error, and you shouldn’t attempt to download it. We’ll keep you up to date and let you know as soon as the game is live and available to purchase.”

Not a good way to start off with a release that a lot of users have eagerly been waiting for. We have seen stranger things happen in the past though. The important thing to know is that it is close to finally being launched. I don’t about you guys, but I am pretty excited.

Source: Rockstar Blog via Android Community

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Rockstar Games And War Drum Studios Launch Grand Theft Auto: Vice City For Android [Updated]

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Update: It turns out someone jumped the gun on this one, and the game isn’t actually available just yet – which is why so many users are getting the “validation error.” Rockstar is aware of the issue and posted a statement on their official blog:

We’re aware that some users have attempted to download Vice City: 10th Anniversary Edition from the Google Play Store and have experienced validation errors. Just to be clear: the game is not available for Android devices just yet, and if you’re seeing it listed on the Store then this is an error, and you shouldn’t attempt to download it.

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Father of SMS Matti Makkonen Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Text Messages

After 20 years since introducing to the world SMS or short message services, Finnish innovator Matti Makkonen remains in his humble self, and apparently, still downplays the title as the father of text messages.

On December 3 1992, Neil Papworth of Sema Group sent the very first SMS message using a personal computer to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone with the use of Orbitel 901 handset. The phrase ‘Merry Christmas’ became even more iconic while Makkonen’s name will be forever linked to the word SMS.

However, during an interview with BBC to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the creation of SMS, Makkonen was once again reluctant in accepting his title as the father of SMS.

“I did not consider sms as personal achievement but as result of joint effort to collect ideas and write the specifications of the services based on them,” the Finnish told the BBC.

Makkonen also revealed that text messaging could have taken place a decade earlier after he introduced such idea at a telecommunication conference in 1984.

Yet, it took 8 more years before engineers started to ‘incorporate’ it on the GSM standard. Sadly, Makkonen never generated a single penny out of his work because he didn’t know then that it could be covered by a patent.

Nevertheless, Makkonen feels some sort of content after seeing his SMS invention becomes an integral part not only of communication but people’s daily living.

Asked if he’s using textspeak, Makkonen said he’s more convenient writing correct language using all 160 characters, though he sees texting as tool for language to develop by using symbols and fewer characters.

Surprisingly, Makkonen admitted that he’s kind of a slow texter despite the fact that he was the one who started it all. “I love touchscreen,” he texted the BBC on Monday. “Slow enough to think and sometimes even edit what I write.”

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Anniversary Trailer for Android has been Released

Ready for a little nostalgia? I cannot believe it has been ten years, since I played GTA: Vice City. Amazing how in a decade, the game has gone from a game console that is played on a TV, to being able to play it on my phone. We already got GTA III on our devices, now we can take a trip back to the 80′s with Vice City hitting our devices on December 6th. So take a look at the trailer Rockstar Games released yesterday, and remember, those graphics were the top of their game ten years ago on PS2.

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Rockstar Games releases Anniversary Trailer to celebrate the mobile release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Rockstar Games already announced that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will be coming to select Android devices on December 6, but to wet your appetite a little, they released an anniversary trailer celebrating 10 years since the original game was launched. This video is for those of you that are 17 or older, so if you are, then hit the break and let us know if you’re excited to play this one on your mobile device.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hijacking Android and iOS on December 6th for $5

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Following the footsteps of its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is making its way to Android and iOS. Rockstar announced today that a special 10th Anniversary Edition of the open world Scarface / Miami Vice inspired sim will be hitting the two popular mobile platforms on December 6th for $5. This spiffed-up mobile port includes updated character models, enhanced lighting effects, improved targeting and fully customizable control options. Technical upgrades aside, we caution not to drive directly against the sun while riding a motorcycle within the game; it nearly blinded us in the original console version, so we can only imagine how harsh it will be on your fancy high-res display. Don’t say that we didn’t warn you. Move past the break for a complete list of supported devices.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition coming December 6

The folks at Rockstar are bringing another one of its classic Grand Theft Auto games to our beloved Android devices. This time, they are bringing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition for us to enjoy. The game will be dropping on Google Play on December 6 for $4.99.



The game is going to feature native-resolution graphics and enhancements unique to mobile devices. The control layout is customizable for each user, so you can fine-tune them to your liking. The game also includes updated character models and improved lighting effects to make the game pop on mobile phones and tablets. GTA 3 came out on mobile and it was pretty solid. Hopefully Rockstar uses what it learned from the release to make this one even better.

The device list is pretty large, and there very well could be other devices not listed that the game will work on. Most of the major phones and tablets are listed, so chances are great that it will work on your device of choice. If you get the game on an unlisted device, you are taking a risk, but you could discover a device that Rockstar has not yet tested it on. Here is the list of devices:

Android Phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr Maxx HD, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note 1 & 2, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10

As you can see, the list is pretty large. We will have to wait until the December 6 to find out how the game is, but if Rockstar’s previous history is any indication, the game will probably be very good. Rockstar is also releasing a bunch of collectible 10th Anniversary items to go along with the launch of the game, which could make a great holiday gift for any GTA fan.


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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition launching on December 6th

We’ve just received a very straightforward message from Rockstar Games, announcing that the mobile version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will be arriving on December 6th for a UK-adjusted price of £3.72. Which in all forms of modern currency is something of a bargain.

Rockstar says we can expect to see “updated character models and lighting effects, new and more precise firing and targeting options, a fully customizable control layout and native support for Retina display devices” in this mobile version of the legendary game’s code.

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The publisher also very kindly attached a list of “supported” Android devices, so you can more accurately gauge whether it’s worth getting excited about it or not. Here that is:

Android Phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr Maxx HD, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note 1 & 2, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to launch on Android on December 6

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We've previously heard that GTA Vice City 10th Anniversary edition would be heading to our Android devices, but until now we didn't know when. The wait is almost at an end, with today's announcement from Rockstar Games that we can expect Vice City to drop on December 6. Following on from last years release of GTA III Anniversary edition, Vice City of course takes us back to the 1980's as Tommy Vercetti. 

The price of GTA Vice City is to be a reasonable $5, less than the price GTA III made at launch, although like its predecessor there is a potential compatibility issue. Rockstar has kindly listed the devices that will be compatible at launch, though thankfully this time round, it isn't quite so depressing. Many of the latest devices are to be supported immediately, including the new Nexus 4 and Nexus 10:

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android coming this fall

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since GTA: Vice City was released on consoles. For those wanting more nostalgia on their Android device, and have put GTA III through its paces, you now have reason to celebrate as is the case for Rockstar Games celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Vice City. This fall you’ll be able to run over all the random people that you want complete random, shady missions for some virtual, shady folks in an open-world style Miami-like setting. Device compatibility will be limited initially, but hopefully they’ll slowly roll more compatible devices after release.

 

source:  Rockstar Games


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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android announced

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As a part of their 10-year anniversary for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rockstar Games has announced that the classic console game will be finding its way to Android this fall. The original graphics will be included along with a few "enhancements" for mobile. It sounds like device compatibility is going to be limited for the time being, but they aren't telling us specifics just yet. 

The third-person shooter puts players in control of Tommy Vercetti, a mobster who has been sent from New York Liberty City to Miami Vice City after being in jail for a few years. While there's a main storyline, GTA games are well-known for their open-world exploration, allowing you to really soak in an exaggerated, parodied atmosphere of 1980's Florida. Of course, there's plenty of random acts of crime to indulge in, too.

GTA 3 has been available on Android since last December, and is actually on sale now for $0.99 as a part of the Vice City anniversary. Any big Vice City fans out there? How well did Rockstar do porting GTA 3 to Android?

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Rockstar Games to Release Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to Android This Fall

To celebrate the game’s 10th anniversary (Oct. 29), Rockstar Games has announced that they are to release Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for mobile devices in the Fall. For those unfamiliar, Vice City is the next game after the first GTA that was made available for the PlayStation 2 that made stealing cars, getting wanted [...]

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Here Are The Google Play Movies, Books, And Music 25 Billion Downloads Promo Sales

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You thought today’s Google Play promotion was just about apps and games? You thought wrong. Google is going all-out, offering 25 music albums, 25 movies, 25 magazines, and 25 books you can all buy at deeply discounted prices right now (TV shows are not part of the promotion at this time).

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The selection is actually pretty decent. For example, on Play Music, you can get classics like the Beach Boys Pet Sounds 40th Anniversary for just $4 (which I’m actually listening to right now).

Official Android Police t-shirts are now on sale, with over 25 designs to call yours.

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Clifford’s BIG Birthday App Celebrates The Big Red Dog’s 50th Anniversary

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Developer: Scholastic Interactive LLC  
Price: $0.99   Download

Kids love birthdays and no birthday is bigger than Clifford’s! Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, and media company, announced today the launch of ‘Clifford’s BIG Birthday’ app for , iPad, and iPod touch available now on the App Store in conjunction with the kick-off of the 50th anniversary celebration of Clifford the Big Red Dog®. Clifford’s BIG Birthday app invites everyone to celebrate this beloved literary icon all while encouraging children to build critical language and literacy skills.

“For 50 years, Clifford’s humor, joy and kindness have entertained and inspired generations of readers,” said Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media and Executive Vice President of Scholastic Inc. “We’re proud to offer his fans a BIG media experience worthy of this milestone.”

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New Features and Greeting Cards for eCard Express iPhone and iPad App

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Developer: Bartsoft Inc  
Price: $1.99   Download

Announcing that Bartsoft Inc., a Canadian based company, has released the biggest update yet for both the and iPad versions of eCard Express and eCard Express HD. The update includes new features and two new in-app purchases – Anniversary Cards and Stickers and Text Templates. eCard Express now offers a total of more then 300 greeting cards and frames in 19 categories. All cards can be shared via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Evernote and Flickr at no extra cost!

eCard Express application enables users to create and customize greeting cards with high quality stickers, frames, pre-written text templates, and personal photos or images from the iPhone / iPad photo library or camera. The app also allows users to save their creation to “My Cards”, which is essentially an in-app library of all user-saved creations and a very convenient way to put together eCards for iPod users on the go, since it does not require a network connection until actually sending the cards.

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Android Overload: Samsung Sales Spike After Court Loss, Your Android Device’s Backlight Is Causing You To Lose Sleep, and More

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  • Metal Gear Special Ops announced for mobile devices at Konami’s Metal Gear 25th Anniversary event. [Andriasang]
  • Virgin Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Reverb slightly delayed. [TechnoBuffalo]
  • BERO is one of the oddest looking Bug Droid-esque remote controlled robots on Kickstarter.
  • Sony Xperia Tablet S now available for pre-order from the Sony Store.
  • Samsung Sales Spike After Court Loss. [Forbes]
  • Prolonged exposure to the backlight in your smartphone or tablet could be causing you to lose sleep. [Mashable]
  • Some of the funniest, wildest and most beautiful photos taken by Google’s Street View cars. [9-Eyes]


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It’s ThinkGeek’s 13th Anniversary! Woohoo!

If you don’t know what ThinkGeek is, man, you must be the minority that is missing out on a lot of cool stuff! This website/online store is a Geek’s best friend. It has everything geeky, just name it and they have it. If they don’t well, you’ll probably see it up within the next two to three weeks. Their goal? From the consumer side of things, it seems as if they want to have the largest geek inventory known on this planet. From the personal side of things, the owners are just a bunch of geeks sharing their geeky love with the community by offering some nerd-inspired peripherals and other useful geeky items that you probably don’t need but would want to have anyway.

Essentially all ThinkGeek is is a sort of Amazon service for geeks. Though it does not have anything close to Amazon’s inventory, it does have some pretty cool stuff. You’ll find things like an Iron Man light-up shirt, the rare Lord of the Rings Collectors Edition book, Sonic Bomb alarm clocks, talking alarm clocks with British accents, entertaining shirts and even Zombie Blast Energy Shots (you don’t even want to know what the Zombie Shots are about).
Recently, I got an e-mail from ThinkGeek talking about their 13th anniversary. It’s been that long since it’s create? Seriously? Wow, have they come such a long way and made such a big name for themselves. Here’s an excerpt from the email I received:

ThinkGeek was founded on August 13, 1999 by a handful of ISP-running geeks who printed up a few t-shirts just for fun. Since then, some things have changed–our “warehouse” is no longer a glorified utility closet–but others haven’t, like the support from geeks like you. It’s an honor to still be around on an ever-changing internet.

Guess what was in my e-mail? ThinkGeek decided to announce a week long sale they were having to celebrate thirteen years of supplying geekiness to geeks all over the world. I had thought that this sale would only be one item a day, but it turns out that ThinkGeek releases one item that goes on sale on a daily basis and those items will be on sale until the end of the week. What exactly is on sale though? Well, you probably think they just put a bunch of cheap junk on sale. I would like to inform you that you’re wrong, sir. Here’s just what’s on sale along with some of their funny taglines:

Bag of Holding:

When the last d20 is rolled, and Tiamat’s dying scream shakes the cavern walls, only two things remain: the distribution of experience points to the party, and loot. Your party’s dwarf fighter, and that human paladin might be able to lug piles of gold and platinum, but your little gnome mage can’t quite heft that much stuff. What to do?

The chaotic neutral halfling thief offered to carry a portion of your loot, but do you really trust “Shifty McFingers” with your well-earned booty, or can you find another way to carry it all? Luckily, amidst the ponderous piles of platinum lying about the place is a simple nondescript bag that everyone overlooked – except you, of course. Peering into the bag, you see nothingness – an almost infinite depth in which you can place way more loot than your entire party combined! While the rest of your party is trudging away with a backbreaking mass of booty, you’re happily plundering ton after ton of coins, and casually flinging your new bag over your shoulder.

While transdimensional space is, as yet, impossible in this plane of existence (Doctor Who fans, keep quiet for now), ThinkGeek Labs has developed our own messenger bag that comfortably carries way more than a bag of its size normally could! It’s big enough to carry a 17″ laptop, Large 3-ring binder, two college textbooks, two paperback books, Amazon Kindle, iPod, cellphone, cables, pencils, business cards, spare batteries… I could go on and on. – ThinkGeek

The Bag of Holding is simply a huge backpack for those who don’t understand the “geek speak.” It was both designed and made by ThinkGeek for those tech enthusiasts. With that in mind, they needed a simple design that would be able to fit numerous items like your 19″ laptop, the iPad or Transformer Pad, and so on. They just want to make sure that you have all of the goodies that you need to head to the local gaming cafe or coffee shop!

Think that no one would get this? Heh, sorry again, but the Bag of Holding has been Out of Stock from high demand numerous times. I was tempted to get this item this week, but I resisted. It was hard as the bag is usually set around $77. Their anniversary sale has brought it down by 33 percent making it set around $49.99. So tempting.

There’s a bunch of other items to and more to come as the week unfolds. I won’t list them all here since we simply aren’t ThinkGeek. But. If you’re interested in participating in ThinkGeek’s 13th anniversary and some of their items interest you, make sure to head over to their website every morning at 9am EST for a new item! Friday is the last day left, so there’s only one more item to reveal, make sure to keep your eyes peeled as it could be a big one. They might just decide to finish the sale with a bang, you know?

It’s important to note that when you buy some of these items you’ll get a free 13th anniversary shirt included with your order. Cool, huh? That’s not all though. In the case of the Bag of Holding, they send you a LED Dice with it for no reason except to say thanks for sticking with them for these long thirteen years! Other items may have those same deals, just need to look out for them though!

Have you participated in the ThinkGeek sale? Will you even be participating in the ThinkGeek sale? If you have, tell us what you got, and if you’re willing, share some pictures!

source: ThinkGeek

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Monster Trouble Anniversary Edition available on the App Store

Monster Trouble Anniversary Edition  
Developer: NuOxygen s.r.l.  
Price: $2.99   Download

Monster Trouble Anniversary Edition, is available on the App Store, now with full retina display support and improved gameplay. The Re-Edition of this successful game that was Apple Game of the Week, is here with a free level giveaway. This high definition, 3D, multi-touch game created by the company that reinvented the Tower Defense genre brings real time action and in a fully and smooth 3D .

Move your villagers against monsters. In a world populated by Goblins and Ogres, the country dwellers gather to defend their village from a Horde of monsters that, wave after wave filter out of various caves. You must survive the onslaught to get a chance and move on to the next of 36 levels of fun and strategy.

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News: Readdle Celebrates 5th Anniversary (a Pre-App Store Success Story)

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Developer: Igor Zhadanov  
Price: $0.99   Download

Readdle, a recognized market leader in iPhone and iPad application publishing, announced today that it is celebrating its 5th anniversary. With more than 2 million users of its paid iOS applications ranging from self employed individuals to 80 percent of the Fortune 500 list, Readdle is one of the most successful software development companies working on the App Store.

“Thanks to the innovative ideas and thoughtful design, Readdle products have become a default choice for for any iPhone and iPad owner. PDF Expert, Scanner Pro and Calendars have become reference applications in their categories. With a team based in the US and Europe, our company proved that it is possible to succeed in iOS application publishing and scale from a bootstrapped startup into a profitable company,” says Igor Zhadanov, Readdle CEO.  (more…)

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WinAmp celebrates 15th birthday with Album Washer, in-app store for add-ons, and more

WinAmp for Android is one of the oldest and most storied audio players in all of computing, and it’s just turned 15 years old. To celebrate the milestone, the Llamafied media player for Android has gotten itself a very nice update.

One of the main new features added is the Album Washer, a tool that allows you to get correct tags and high quality album art for any of your albums. They’ve also added an in-app store for purchasing add-ons for the client.

The Album Washer is one of the tools featured in the store and it is available for $.99 for a limited time. You can also buy the Pro bundle in the in-app store:

Also available in the new in-app store is the Pro Bundle, a bundle of premium features including a customizable home screen, ability to browse by Folders, crossfading between tracks and a 10 band graphic equalizer. The new release includes:

  • New Winamp In-app Store
  • New Album Washer in-app purchase
  • New Move to SD Card feature — great for user’s who have limited internal storage
  • SHOUTcast radio search and notification optimizations

It’s a great new update worthy of celebrating the joyous occasion so be sure to find it in the Google Play Store. Don’t forget to pin the tail on the llama while you’re at it. Read on for full press details.

AOL Unveils New Winamp Album Washer in Celebration of 15th Anniversary

Debuts Upgraded Versions of Winamp for Android, Mac and PC

#1 Free Third-Party Music Management App on Android Now with Almost 20 Million Download

New York, NY (June 25, 2012) – AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) announced today the release of Winamp Album Washer, powered by Gracenote®, a new feature in Winamp for Android that allows users to clean-up and organize audio files creating a more seamless user experience for passionate music fans. Winamp also plans to unveil updated offerings for both Mac and PC platforms demonstrating Winamp’s continued commitment to innovation as it celebrates its 15th anniversary.

"We’re excited to introduce Album Washer and these latest updates which include a richer experience across Android, Mac and PC platforms," said Geno Yoham, GM of Winamp. "These product releases are another step in our roadmap and vision to provide our users with the most robust set of tools to enhance and customize the way they listen to and manage their music on multiple platforms, empowering the user has been a strategic focus and part of the Winamp DNA for the last fifteen years."

Winamp for Android (v1.3)

The latest version of the free player includes Album Washer, a premium add-on available in the new in-app Store. Album Washer makes cleaning up audio files easy by updating users’ incorrect or missing tags (Artist Name, Track Title, Album Name, etc.) and by downloading high quality album art. In celebration of Winamp’s 15th anniversary, Album Washer will be available for only $0.99 for a limited time.

Also available in the new in-app store is the Pro Bundle, a bundle of premium features including a customizable home screen, ability to browse by Folders, crossfading between tracks and a 10 band graphic equalizer. The new release includes:

  • New Winamp In-app Store
  • New Album Washer in-app purchase
  • New Move to SD Card feature — great for user’s who have limited internal storage
  • SHOUTcast radio search and notification optimizations

Winamp for Mac Sync Beta

Winamp for Mac is the OSX version of the popular Winamp media player available on Windows and Android. Winamp for Mac allows users to wirelessly sync their iTunes music library to their Android device, manage their music and playlists, and playback their music. The new release includes:

  • Album Art Views
  • Play Queue Window & Drag and Drop
  • Auto-update, including a Beta channel for the latest feature releases
  • Support for Growl and in application notifications
  • Faster performance and high quality playback

Winamp Media Player for PC

The iconic Winamp is still the Ultimate Media Player! With a robust feature set for managing and consuming audio, video, playlists, podcasts, internet radio and more. There over 6,000 add-ons including built-in services for ticketing, lyrics, and downloading music. The Winamp Media Player is translated into 16 languages and is home to SHOUTcast Radio – one of the largest internet radio directories with over 54,000 stations.* The new release includes MPEG Surround Playback support and an update to the popular Winamp browser toolbar, newly translated into 16 languages.

Released in 1997, Winamp offers a complete end-to-end media player solution that features wireless desktop sync, iTunes import, and access to thousands of SHOUTcast internet radio stations. "With the launch of today’s latest offerings, Winamp furthers its position as a full service music management companion, helping consumers download, organize and manage the music they love using multiple devices," said Jay Kirsch, SVP and General Manager, AOL Media Group.

*Custom list built by AOL

ABOUT AOL

AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.


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NVIDIA TegraZone Anniversary Giveaway Week 3 Reminder – Last week to win!

Who is ready to win the ultimate giveaway gaming pack from Android Community and NVIDIA? This is our third and final reminder that you’ll need to quickly enter via the instructions below for your chance to win. Thanks to NVIDIA and their TegraZone one year anniversary we are giving away some good stuff. Have a look at our Transformer Pad TF300 Review, since that is what you’ll be winning then read on below for additional details.

Along with NVIDIA and us here at Android Community, this same giveaway is also being celebrated by our sister site SlashGear. Celebrating an entire year of awesomeness from NVIDIA and their TegraZone.com full of impressive Android games. The full instructions and details will be link to below but for now here’s how to enter from NVIDIA, as well as us. you’ll want to hit the NVIDIA players choice awards voting site, or scan the QR code below to get started.

Then for our side of things it is really simple, you’ll just have to follow the instructions below:

Circle us on Google+ at: +Android Community
- Leave a comment in [this G+ thread] telling us why you think you should win, what your favorite Tegra game is, or what game you’ll play when you win.
Winners will be selected like so: we’ll pick a set of our favorites and put them in a hat to pick at random. We’ll select one a week for 3 weeks.

The NVIDIA TegraZone Anniversary Tegra Pack we’re pushing out to you courtesy of ASUS and NVIDIA consists of no less than an ASUS Transformer Pad TF300, a TF300 keyboard dock, a wireless Logitech game controller, and a Jawbone Jambox Speaker in slimy awesome NVIDIA green. Then when you win you’ll be all set for hours upon hours of Tegra 3 gaming.

For complete details and all the legalities of the giveaway feel free to read over them in our original giveaway post. Then you’ll want to read up on all things Transformer Pad TF300 and NVIDIA from our timeline of news below. Good luck guys!

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Transformer Pad 300
    Manufactuer : Asus
    Carrier : NA
    Announced Date : February 27, 2012
    Release Date : April 22, 2012
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 10.1 Inch
  • Resolution : 1280×800
  • Screen Type : IPS LCD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 10.35 Inch
  • Width : 7.12 Inch
  • Depth : 0.39 Inch
  • Weight : 635 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Polymer
  • Battery Capacity : mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 4.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : Tegra 3
    CPU Clock Speed : 1400 Mhz
    Core : 4
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • 1080p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
    Location Features:
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :


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Week 3 TegraZone Anniversary Contest: Last Chance To Win! Tell Us The Next GTA Title You’d Like To See THD Optimized

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Are you guys ready for the 3rd (and last) week’s TegraZone anniversary and Player’s Choice Awards contest courtesy of our friends at NVIDIA? We know we are. If you aren’t in the know, NVIDIA’s just hit their one-year anniversary with TegraZone and they’re holding a Player’s Choice Awards. TO check it out, hit that link to vote, or you can also snap a photo of the QR code below.

You’ll get the chance to vote for your favorite games in three categories, including best graphical game, best gameplay, and best overall game. With your vote, you’re entered for a chance to win one of 7 Transformer Pad TF300 prize packs. The pack includes the ASUS Transformer Pad 300, a keyboard dock, a wireless controller and a Jawbone JAMBOX!

Don’t think you have that great a chance at winning? Well, you have another chance to win one of these insane prize packs with your friendly Phandroid friends! The third and final chance to win starts today, so, continue reading for all the details.

  • Up for grabs today (May 24th, 2012) is one ASUS Transformer Pad 300 prize pack. The prize pack includes the ASUS Transformer Pad 300, a special NVIDIA themed JAMBOX by Jawbone, a keyboard dock compatible with the Pad 300, and a wireless controller. Running the latest Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ASUS Transformer Pad is a value packed tablet that with multi-color style, and productivity with expandability when connected to the mobile dock. With a 1.2MP front and 8MP rear auto-focus camera with large F/2.2 aperture and exclusive office software, staying connected and productive has never been easier.
  • To enter, simply submit a comment telling us the next Grand Theft Auto game you’d like to to see THD optimized from the franchise.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • The entry period will expire at 12:00am Eastern on May 25th, 2012.
  • The winner will be chosen at random.
  • If we can not get in contact with you within a 24 hour time period, a new random winner will be selected. This will continue until a winner is determined.
  • If you don’t use real contact information, we can’t send you cool stuff!

In case you didn’t know, as part of a Memorial Day weekend sale, Rockstar Games has discounted Grand Theft Auto III in the Play Store to a single dollar. That means for only $1, you can cruise around Liberty City, helping virtual city dwellers and doing all sorts of good deeds, right? Let’s be real, you’re gonna run over pedestrians. But at least you’ll have a good time doing it. Don’t forget, GTA3 is Tegra optimized meaning you can look forward better performance and HD quality resolutions with the stutter of other processors. You can find it in the TegraZone or Google Play Store.

The next GTA game from the series I’d like to see get the THD treatment? Grand Theft Auto Vice City. It may not come as much of a surprise to many of you, but I’ve always had a thing for hot pink and new wave music. Don’t forget to tell us your pick and good luck everyone!


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NVIDIA TegraZone Anniversary Reminder – get your Sonic 4 Episode II on!

This month we’re celebrating with NVIDIA and ASUS the best way we all know now – with Tegra 3 and next-level mobile gaming! This time around we’ve got a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog game as well as an Anniversary Tegra Pack to remind you of whose birthday it is: the NVIDIA TegraZone is one year old! You’ll be rolling out with no less than your very own ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 tablet made amazing by the games popping up on the regular right inside the TegraZone app – soon and very soon!

The first year for NVIDIA’s TegraZone has been a fabulous one, jam packed with amazing game releases optimized for the Tegra platform first and foremost. On top of these releases have come tablet and smartphone after tablet and smartphone, and this event is no different! Head to our TegraZone Anniversary Tegra Pack Giveaway Google+ thread for the full set of details on how you’ll be grabbing a pack for yourself right this second. Next have a peek at how NVIDIA is doing something very similar with their own TegraZone mobile voting site where you’ll have your choice of awesome NVIDIA-powered games to choose from in an event that also yields a Transformer Pad pack of goodies!

The NVIDIA TegraZone Anniversary Tegra Pack we’re pushing out to you courtesy of ASUS and NVIDIA consists of no less than an ASUS Transformer Pad TF300, a TF300 keyboard dock, a Logitech game controller, and a Jawbone Jambox Speaker in slimy awesome NVIDIA green. Then it’s time for some awesome Sonic action.

Have a peek at Sonic 4 Episode II, aka Sonic 4 Episode II THD in our hands-on look both above this paragraph and in our hands-on experience pre-release post – and note that it’s on the market right now as well – grab it from the TegraZone!


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