NBC launches official app, features full-length episodes for free and TV schedule

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NBC finally launched an official Android app for their network, and it’s just as polished and well-done as their competitors’ applications. The app features full episodes that you can watch whenever you want for free, closed captioning support, an NBC schedule, and a “favorites” section to easily access the shows you want to watch.

Check out some screenshots below. You can download the app via the link after the break.

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‘Asphalt 8: Airborne’ release set for tomorrow, new trailer online

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Gameloft’s next sure-hit game is set for release tomorrow on the Google Play Store, and will surely garner plenty of sales at initial launch, especially when considering Google’s heavy promotion of the game alongside the new Nexus 7.

This next installment of the Asphalt series introduces some welcome improvements, including spectacular graphics (‘Retina’ optimized), a brand new realistic physics engine, new maps, weather effects, 180 events, 47 cars, and new game modes.

The game also includes simultaneous online multiplayer supported by Google’s new Play Games service which tracks scores in leader-boards and makes it easy to play with friends on the fly.

The game will be available tomorrow on the Play Store for $0.99 and we’ll let you guys know as soon as it’s released. Check out the new trailer after the break.

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‘CallHeads’ app released, allows for less interruption of app activity during incoming calls

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This whole “chat head” concept is becoming pretty popular now, as we’re seeing a number of apps inspired by the same layover-type interface that seemingly works for pretty much anything.

A new app called “CallHeads” gives users the option to use a bubble to display any incoming calls while the user is in the middle of using a concurrent application. You can pull the bubble to different sides of the screen to tell it whether you want to pick up the call, ignore it, or postpone it.

When taking a picture with your phone, now you won’t have to worry about a call coming in and ruining that perfect Kodak moment. More screens and download links after the break.

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New App: ‘Rockmelt’ news reader released to Google Play

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Rockmelt, a news reader for Android, was recently released to the Google Play Store and immediately received rave reviews. The application offers an interface much like the one provided in Google Currents, and features a stream of news stories categorized by themes/interests or specific news sources that you can “follow.”

Content is gracefully placed on the screen and the interface is simple enough for even the biggest smartphone newbies to understand. The search feature allows users to search for specific news sources instead of just picking categories, which will help readers narrow down their selection of incoming content. And of course there are plenty of social media features, allowing users to post content directly to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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EA Brings iOS Hit Monopoly Hotels to Google Play, Lowers Price of Need For Speed: Most Wanted to $0.99

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Today EA brought their freemium iOS hit Monopoly Hotels to Google Play. In the game you play a hotel mogul, building various themed rooms and catching money from the sky to build your hotel up. Upgrading your rooms brings VIP guests like Mr. Potato Head and G.I. Joe to your hotel. Achievements can be unlocked via in-app purchases, but EA has built a game that is fun no matter how you choose to play it.  Read more

Facebook Home Now Live in Google Play

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Facebook Home is live in the Play Store. If you need a refresh on what Facebook Home is: check it out here and here, and come on back. The app only works for a handful of devices at the moment, but I would expect the numbers to grow soon.  The only device I have that can even download it on is the Asus Transformer TF300T. However when I click on the app, I get: “Thanks for installing Facebook Home. Your device is not supported yet. You’ll get a notification when Facebook Home is ready for your device.” There are probably going to be a few more devices that get the same treatment, but at least it shows that work is being done to get the app on more devices.

Enough of the yapping head on past the break for my denial screenshot and the link.
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Humble Bundle With Android 5 Adds Three New Games

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Whether you are an avid or casual Android Gamer, Humble Bundle with Android 5 has just the thing for you. As previously reported on March 05, Humble Bundle is a highly popular, fairly new power player on the Android gaming scene.  Though the Humble Bundle 5 package has only been on the market for a few days now, they have already managed to raise over $1 Million in donations. In celebration of their success, the video game gurus over at Humble Bundle have just announced the release of an additional 3 awesome game titles to their already impressive lineup. Read more

Die Hard game premieres in the Play Store

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The latest installment in the Die Hard series reached theaters today, but the game also landed in the Google Play Store. Based on the movie, the player takes the role of Jack McClane, the son of the famous protagonist of the Die Hard series, John McClane. In the game, it is your mission to save the world from nuclear warfare as you travel throughout Russia to take down the bad guys.

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“Press” is a beautiful new RSS reader that syncs with your Google Reader account

If you’re looking for a beautiful RSS reader that syncs to your Google Reader account, look no further. “Press” is a gorgeous new app released by TwentyFive Squares that features a heavy emphasis on good design and simplicity. The app was built using Android’s new design philosophy so it already looks natural on your Android phone or tablet, but TwentyFive Squares took the design language a step further and added some nice textures, shadows, icons and typography to really push the app over-the-top when it comes to great design. Press is simple and easy to use and utilizes the two panel navigation that has become so popular with Android apps as of late. Articles look great and you can change the article layout and font if you so choose. The only flaw in the app is that once you are reading an article, there is no easy way to navigate to the next (via swipe gesture or otherwise), so you have to back out to the main menu. The developer has acknowledged this issue and is working on a solution. There is also no widget in the current release, but we’re sure that will be addressed soon as well. The app is $1.99 in the Google Play store for a limited time. Hit the break to see a video, screenshot gallery, and QR code to get the app.

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