Google Search for Android TV pops up as a standalone app

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This year, the trend for companies has been to release core services as standalone applications because it makes for easier updates. Rather than updating the entire system software, a standalone app can be updated through the Play Store alone. Google Search for Android TV now has a place in the Play Store. It acts as an exploration tool for Android TV to find information and not just content.

Don’t have an Android TV device? Well, the Nexus Player is available through Google Play and it comes with a $20 credit. So now may be the time to make a purchase and reap the benefits.

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Amazon exclusively selling the OnePlus One in India next month

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In one lucky market, OnePlus is moving beyond the faulty invite or pre-order systems used elsewhere to purchase the One. The company will make Amazon the exclusive seller of the handset in India. The OnePlus One will be available through Amazon India next month with the price tag expected to be Rs 25,000 (or about $400). This is for the 64GB variant.

Is the OnePlus One a device that still has your attention? Or are you looking at another device? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Amazon.in

United Airlines providing entertainment content to your Android device during flights

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The flying experience is far from smooth for anyone, but United Airlines has a plan to make things a bit more enjoyable. The airline has launched an entertainment service for flyers’ personal devices. The United Airlines app received an update yesterday that brings hundreds of television shows and movies to Android phones and tablets. The service works with almost two hundred aircraft and United Airlines will add hundreds more next year. By the end of 2015, on-demand entertainment content should be available in “most” aircraft.

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[Deal] Grab the LG G Watch R for $210 from T-Mobile with promo code

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If you’re in the market for the LG G Watch R, we have a tremendous deal for you. T-Mobile has it for the normal price of $299.99, but if you use promo code ACCOFFER18 at checkout, you will get 30% off, bringing the total to $209.99. You will also get Free shipping. I tried the code myself so I know it works at the time of this post.

Unfortunately this code doesn’t work for the Moto 360, but my favorite of the two watches is the G Watch R due to better battery life and the “Always On” display.

We’re not sure how long this deal will last, so don’t fall asleep at the wheel on this one.

Click here to order

source: Reddit

Password managers on Android are not as secure as one would think

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A password manager is expected to be secure, right? Just because it is expected does not mean that is necessarily the truth. There are password managers on Android that have a security flaw in which usernames and passwords can be picked up. It happens when the password manager uses the device’s clipboard to enter information. The security flaw was identified in early 2013 and a fix has yet to be issued.


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[Deal] Nexus Player with $20 Google Play credit

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On the fence about purchasing a Nexus Player? Now there is a little incentive that may push you to seal the deal. Customers purchasing a Nexus Player through Google Play will include a $20 credit to the store. An email with the promotional code will be sent as a followup for ordering the Android TV device.

The deal runs through December 31, and the Google Play credit must be redeemed by January 31 of next year.

Source: Google [Play Store Link]

Sprint bringing in steep discounts for Black Friday

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On Black Friday, prices everywhere are slashed and companies are doing their best to be competitive. Carriers in the United States are launching deals to bring in new customers and capture existing ones. Sprint announced what is to come on Black Friday, but the actual promotion starts on Thanksgiving Day.

Here is a list of what Sprint will be doing for Black Friday:

  • Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport for 11.66 per month for twenty-four months with Sprint Lease. This saves customers more than $200 as the $20 monthly fee has been reduced by an $8.34 Black Friday service credit.
  • Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport for $18 per month for twenty-four months with Sprint Easy Pay. Customers put $0 down and just pay the monthly fee.
  • Sprint Family Share Pack with up to ten lines and 20GB of shared data for $100 per month through 2015. There is also the Sprint Unlimited Plan that has not caps for $60.
  • Buy any JBL or Harman Kardon product to get the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio for $99. Or buy three accessories and get the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio at the $99 price.
  • $140 off JBL Synchros Slate Headphones
  • $100 off Harman Kardon SOHO II NC ear buds

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TED app for Android finally gets Chromecast support

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The TED library is massive. So massive that it has more than 1,700 TEDTalk video and audio clips. The content comes from people including business moguls to musicians to world-renowned educators. The official TED app has something informative for just about everyone. What the Android app has lacked is Chromecast support. That is until today. Version 2.3.1 of the TED app for Android brings Chromecast support. Now users can mirror TED content from their devices to televisions.

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AT&T unveils deals for Black Friday through Cyber Monday

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Business have been unveiling their holiday plans for weeks now. To dissipate an influx of consumers on individual days, deals are live for specified times or span across days. The latest to tell everyone what they have to offer is AT&T. The carrier will allow eligible purchases online and in retail stores.

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