Dead Trigger 2 players can win prizes by creating their own animated storylines

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Dead Trigger 2 has been around for a fair amount of time now, receiving new content such as the Valentine’s Day update to help keep it fresh. In case you were getting antsy for even more, Madfinger Games has teamed up with Plotagon and come up with a way for users to create new animated storylines using the existing characters.

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Chrome team discusses latest Chrome 42 update for Android

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Last week Google released an update to Chrome for Android taking it up to version 42. At the time it was noted that a couple new features were added, including support for push notifications and quick home screen icon creation. The Chrome developers have followed up on that release with some more information about how and why they see these additions as a step forward for the browser. Read more

Google Wallet balances to get FDIC protection

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If you use Google Wallet and keep a balance of funds available in your account, Google is taking steps to help make things a little bit safer for you. Google is now moving funds stored in Google Wallet accounts into FDIC-insured bank accounts. Hopefully this extra insurance would never be something users have to take advantage of, but if they do they now have insurance up to $250,000 on the funds on deposit. Read more

Motorola Connect updated with new features for the Moto 360

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Motorola is in the midst of rolling out an update for its official Connect application via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings a truckload of new features to the app, some of which are specifically aimed at Moto 360 users, giving them the means to: “upload their own watch face background, share watch face creations and customize watch faces directly on the watch.”

Hit the break below for the full changelog. 

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Chrome 43 Beta released with new support for the musicians of the world

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Google’s Chrome team has released an update to the Beta channel, Chrome 43, with support for MIDI devices, a new Permissions API, and a host of other changes and improvements. The new Web MIDI API included in Chrome 43 means users can make use of connected MIDI devices when accessing an online resource. MIDI devices include things like synthesizers, keyboards, DJ decks and drum machines amongst others. With the update, once a user plugs one of these devices into their system, even an Android tablet or smartphone, the device will be able to communicate with web sites without any additional work by the user to load software or drivers. Read more

Take part in Samsung’s global ‘What If I Can’ walkathon campaign to build solar powered schools in Africa

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Samsung might be expecting to sell over 70 million of its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones in its attempt to return to maximum profitability, but the Korean company is pretty active in its charity work as well. This is evidenced by it’s What If I Can charity campaign that started earlier this year, aiming to build Solar Powered Internet Schools (SPIS) in Africa. You can take part simply by downloading the What If I Can app from the Google Play Store and taking part in the global walkathon.  Read more

Amazon kills off its Test Drive service, announces it the day after the fact

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Amazon’s Appstore has been around a while now, providing a viable alternative to Google’s Play Store, as well as a couple of quirky features. One of which was the ability to try out apps in your browser before making the decision to install it on your device.  That feature was called Test Drive, and according to Amazon’s announcement, it has been swiftly pulled from service as of April 15th.

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‘WWE 2K’ soars off of the turnbuckle and into the Play Store

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The engine of sports entertainment shows no signs of slowing down now that it has a fully-online network and a slew of games to keep fans occupied. The minds behind WWE have continued the company’s expansion into gaming with the release of WWE 2K. This wrestling game, priced at $7.99 with no in-app purchases, does its best to replicate the console counterpart. WWE 2K has full entrances, moves, and match types to make any wrestling fan salivate. It has career, training, and multiplayer modes to throw players into the ring and climb the turnbuckle after a victor. And, like any mobile game, there are rewards and unlockable items to keep players wanting more.

Hit the break for the gallery and download links.

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Amazon Game Studios spooks gamers as ‘Lost Within’ arrives in its Appstore

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What happens when Amazon Game Studios works on a project with Human Head Studios? The new horror survival game Lost Within. The two worked on the game set inside an abandoned asylum that just so happens to be occupied by the Inhabitants, a group tortured and left behind only for players to fight and escape from. Players must navigate through the asylum and collect materials for weapons and health. Lost Within is a first-person game and that means players can expect a truly immersive experience that may or may not keep them up at night.

Hit the break for the launch trailer.

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