Real time strategy game Star Wars: Commander now available for Android

StarWarsCommanderAndroidThe popular iOS real time strategy game Star Wars: Commander that was released at the end of last month and has received a plethora of high ratings is now available for Android. Players will be able to choose between the Empire and the Rebellion. From there they can build bases, train troops, upgrade units and play with friends. The game offers an all-new story and is available in multiple languages.

As if this needs to be said, but the game offers in-app purchases. It requires Android 2.3.3 and up and we have a gallery, trailer, download link and QR code for you after the break. Enjoy!


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The Play Store could start listing in-app purchase price ranges later this month

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You probably have noticed that many apps in the Play Store have “offers in-app purchases” listed near the install icon. The only problem with that is you really don’t know if it’s one small purchase to get rid of ads or if there is a slew of options. Well it looks like Google will start listing in-app purchase price ranges soon.

This information came from Google support when they contacted the developer of GoneMad Music Player regarding Google’s new policy that all developers of paid and in-app purchase apps must provide their publicly visible address. Hit the break for the full text.


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Google testing optional Home button for Chrome’s Android app

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The Chrome app for Android does not have a quick way to get to a homepage. So how is Google going to fix that? By adding a Home button, of course! Users of Google’s web browsing app are reporting that within the Settings menu, there is a selection to activate a Home button to be placed next to the address bar. It is completely optional and adds a small icon that, in one tap, sends you over to your preset homepage.

Via: Android Police

Findery, an app full of location stories and notes, launches for Android

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Caterina Fake, the woman behind Flickr, is today launching an Android app for the social discovery platform Findery. The purpose of Findery is to discover stories and notes about places all around the world. Users can read stories, histories, and tips about a particular location. Then, they can share their own experience for someone to pick up and read later on.

“The world is a big place, and an endless source of wonder and discovery. Android, with its worldwide distribution, will grow our community of explorers,” says Fake. Findery notes have already been shared in 196 countries around the world.

Even if you are not a tourist, Findery is still be a very impressive tool. Go somewhere and find out more about the location. There is a very good chance you will learn something new. Findery also allows users to follow one another; therefore, someone you can keep track of someone if they tend to be a particularly interesting traveler.

Hit the break for the gallery and download links.


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HTC Gallery updated with new Duo Effects for Seasons and Foregrounder

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Users of the HTC One (M8) and the HTC Butterfly 2 may want to hit the Play Store and update their HTC Gallery app to take advantage of some new Duo Effects for Seasons and Foregrounder.  The update includes four new Seasons effects including: Bubbles, Light Points, Confetti, and Roses. Seasons also received new typography options in the form of Title Slide, Magazine, Album, Calendar and Movie. Six new Foregrounder effects also make an appearance including: Watercolor, Ink, Draft, Retro, Pastel, and Color Beads. According to HTC, the update also includes improvements all around. Hit the break to update your Gallery today.


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Vector Unit revs up Beach Buggy Racing in the Play Store

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Following a good amount of success with Beach Buggy Blitz, Vector Unit has released a sequel called Beach Buggy Racing. The off-road kart racing game takes players for a wild ride with plenty of tracks, explosions, and powerups to keep things interesting. It is a 3D game and the physics give an accurate feel when interacting with other objects.

Like its predeccessor, Beach Buggy Racing is free-to-play. When Android TV launches, Vector Unit says the game will be fully supported for big screens. For now, a phone or tablet connected to a television will do just fine. Beach Buggy Racing can split a television into four sections for multiplayer.

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Sling adds support for Chromecast to Slingplayer app

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Sling has announced the addition of support for Chromecast for owners of the Slingbox M1, 350 and SlingTV/500 via their Slingplayer app. For now, the updated app includes this feature in the iPhone, iPad and Android phone versions, although Sling indicates they will have support for Android tablets rolling out soon. Sling already supports other video streaming devices, like Roku and Apple TV.
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