Humble Bumble PC and Android 9 adds three new games

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humble_bundle_9We like to talk about Humble Bumble a lot at TA, and for good reason. If you aren’t familiar, Humble Bumble lets you buy a group of games for a lower than average price, while helping developers and charity. Humble Bumble PC and Android 9 already had six games, but if you pay more than the average, you’ll now get three additional titles: Savant: Ascent, Snyder Arcade, and The Shivah.

In Savant: Ascent, you go up a tower in search of a curious orb while battling enemies. Snyder Arcade is “serious old-school gaming,” as you blast objects in outer space in this shoot-em-up. The last game, The Shivah, you are a Jewish Rabbi trying to find the truth behind money left to him.

The current average price is $3.90, so if you pay more than that you’ll get all of the titles available. Download via the link below.

Source: Humble Bundle

 

Dropbox announces photo gallery, Carousel, for Android

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carousel-dropboxDropbox is keeping us busy today – not only did they release Mailbox for Android, but they’ve also unveiled a new photo gallery for devices called Carousel. With Carousel, Dropbox wants to provide users with a gallery “for all the photos and videos from your life,” combining your photos in the cloud and the photos taken on your device. Dropbox’s big selling point is not having to worry about the storage space on your device, since photos will be stored in Dropbox’s cloud.

In addition, Carousel will have a messaging system, allowing you to have private conversations to “relive entire events with friends and family” much faster than text messaging. The app is already available in the Play Store, via the link past the break.

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Samsung shows off Galaxy Ace Style in Germany

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samsung galaxy style aceThe Samsung Galaxy Style Ace still hasn’t officially been announced, but that didn’t stop the company from showcasing the device in Germany. The device is said to feature a 4-inch WVGA display, 5 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing shooter and 4 GB of internal storage. Other hardware details are limited, but it’s supposed to be one of the first affordable smartphones to run on the latest Android 4.4 operating system.

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Latest Flixster update adds Chromecast support

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If you haven’t heard of Flixster, its an immensely popular movie-related app that is incorporated with movie review site Rotten Tomatoes. Today’s update brings Chromecast support. You can now stream trailers or your UltraViolet movie collection through Flixster to your TV. In addition, this update adds support for HTC devices to download movies, SD card support, and a few bug fixes. The entire changelog for the update:

  • Chromecast support for US users
  • Movie download support for HTC phone users
  • SD card download support for KitKat devices
  • Fixed movie playback issue for UK users on HTC and Sony devices

Source: Play Store

Moto G Forte quietly launches in Mexico

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Moto_G_Back_Camera_TALast week, we told you about rumors of a Moto G Forte, a rugged version of the Moto G. Well, it launched in Mexico today, and its not quite as interesting as we initially thought. The Moto G Forte is essentially just a Moto G with a rugged Grip shell case attached. The Grip shell, if you aren’t familiar, is a case for the Moto G that anyone can purchase. All specs of the Forte are exactly the same as the regular old Moto G.

It’s an interesting marketing strategy to put the case and phone together. The Moto G Forte is on sale now from Nextel Mexico, with no indication that other operators will be picking up the device.

Source: Motorola Mexico
Via: Android Central

 

Moto Maker finally available for Republic Wireless customers

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The Moto X has been out for the better part of a year now, but Republic Wireless is finally adding  Moto Maker customization options to their variant of the phone. Beginning at 9AM PT on Tuesday, Republic Wireless customers will have access to all of the colors and finishes that other carriers have had.

In addition, Motorola is including free wood or bamboo backing to the first 2,000 customers who order from Republic Wireless’s website. As a last addition, Republic Wireless is now offering a 32GB Moto X, which was not an option previously.

Source: Republic Wireless

HTC One M8 Mini may launch in May

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HTC_One_M8_Back_HTC_Logo_TA_01The HTC One M8 was just released last week, and rumors of an HTC One M8 Mini are going strong. According to 3G.co.uk, HTC intends to start selling the One M8 mini in May. No word yet on how much the device will cost, its availability, or detailed specs. Previous rumors have suggested a 4.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a 13MP rear camera, Android 4.4 Kit Kat.

It’s a pretty safe bet that the HTC One M8 Mini will come, and it now seems like it will arrive relatively soon, so keep checking Talk Android for the latest updates.

source: 3G.co.uk

via: PhoneArena

 

Google+ adds view counts to user profiles

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talkandroid_plusGoogle+ has added another metric to user profiles. You can now see how many views a profile’s posts and pictures have received. The number is visible in the header of the profile, right next to the number of followers. If that’s not really your style, you can hide the number from your profile in the settings, the same way you can hide the number of circles you are a part of.

While you’re checking out the new feature, go ahead and put +Talk Android in your circles.

Source: +Eddie Kessler

 

HTC One M8 in high demand in Taiwan

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While the HTC One M8 launched in a few countries last week, its still not available worldwide just yet. One place it is available however, and high in demand, is HTC’s home country of Taiwan. Focus Taiwan reports that One M8 orders “have been doubling every day” in Taiwan since its launch date of March 25, and according to the handset’s local distributor, demand is currently “higher than supply” right now.

U.S. carriers don’t seem to be having the same problem with stock, perhaps due to its limited sellers. The One M8 is only being sold online, with the exception of Verizon offering it at their actual store locations. On April 11, all carrier stores will have the phone in stock.

Source: Focus Taiwan
Via: PhoneArena

HTC Desire 316 official in China

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HTC-Desire-316The rumored HTC Desire 316 is official. The device appeared on HTC China’s website as the latest addition to the company’s Desire lineup. The 316 is a slightly different version of the Desire 516. The link to the handset’s description actually shows 516, but the description is clearly of the 316.

The new smartphone runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and has a 5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display with a 1,950 mAh battery. It weighs 160 grams, measures 140 x 72 x 9.7 mm, and features a 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and microSD card support. On the back of the device there’s a 1,950 mAh battery.

Source: HTC China
Via: PhoneArena