Images from Samsung’s new “Kids Store” apps store now available

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Before the Galaxy S 5 was announced, we let you guys know about the “Kids Mode” that would be featured on the device.

The owner of the device will create a PIN to control Kids Mode, and from there, settings can be customized— some of these settings include which apps your child can use and who your child can contact. A timer can also be set to limit how much time your child is playing with your device.

We also had some information regarding a Kids Store which will feature applications in different categories which can be downloaded, including both paid and free apps. (PINs have to be entered before buying an app.)

Now, we have some screenshots of the Kids Store for you to check out. Hit the break below for more pictures.

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Lenovo announces new suite of DOit mobile apps

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Lenovo announced a new suite of DOit mobile apps at MWC 2014. The apps will help users share, sync, protect and manage information on smartphones and tablets. According to Lenovo’s Liu Jun, Lenovo hopes to provide “an unparalleled software app experience that makes our devices incredibly simple to use and compatible with virtually any other device a user wants to share and sync with.” » Read the rest

Microsoft possibly looking into bringing Android apps to Windows Phone

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Here’s your crazy story for the day: Microsoft may be figuring out how to bring Android apps to their Windows platform.

Now that Microsoft has a new CEO in place, they’re inevitably going to try out some different new things to give their Windows Phone platform a shot in the arm. According to some close to Microsoft, this radical change would be to embrace Android apps to artificially inflate their app count. Now, we’ve seen BlackBerry try something similar, and it didn’t help them much, but Microsoft has quite a bit more clout to push its own services. » Read the rest

[App Review] Quixey, the search engine for finding the best Android apps

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Google’s Play Store may have faults, but the number of apps available is not one of them. At last count, the Play Store has over 1 million apps, so if you need an app to do something, chances are, you can find it in Google’s selection.

With that many apps, you run into a different problem when searching for apps. Looking up “music” in the Play Store lists tons and tons of different apps that all play your music. It’s nice to have choice, but if you want to be a little more selective, it can be tough to wade through the apps to separate the good from the bad and find the features that you really want in a music player. That’s where Quixey comes in. » Read the rest

American Red Cross releases ‘Pet First Aid’ app to Play Store

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The Red Cross’ ‘First Aid’ app made it to our list of “Best Android apps for medical emergencies, patient care, and First Aid information.” It shouldn’t come as a surprise that its new app, “Pet First Aid,” should be a handy tool for all you pet-loving Android owners out there.

In the app, you’ll get in-depth veterinary advise for both simple and complicated pet emergencies so that you’ll be prepared if something bad were to actually happen. You’ll get step-by-step advice, videos and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge.

This app really is full of information and all pet owners should consider buying the app— it’s only 99 cents, and it could end up saving your pet’s life.

Hit the break for a gallery of screenshots as well as a link to the app in the Play Store.

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[Deal] Twelve Disney games available for just $0.49 in the Play Store for the holidays

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To celebrate the holiday season, Disney is discounting twelve of their apps. At $0.49 per app, it is certainly a deal worth taking a look at and bests SEGA’s sale that started yesterday. And Disney is not offering a random group of apps. Impressive games such as Temple Run: Oz, Wreck-It Ralph, and Where’s My Water? are included. Disney says to “Celebrate the holidays, and download this app for 75% off exclusively on Google Play™! Don’t forget to check out other great Disney Holiday Magic deals!” » Read the rest

Best Android apps for running, working out, biking, and hiking [December 2013]

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Most people work out on the go— whether you’re running, biking, lifting weights, or just counting calories, you will most likely have your phone on you. Why not add some useful applications to your device to help you out, and perhaps, even enhance your activities?

There are thousands of health and fitness apps available in the Play Store, but some users may have a tough time differentiating between the good ones and the great ones. That’s why I have created a list of my favorite health and fitness applications available for your device. Hit the break to get started. Enjoy!

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Google starting to connect Search with apps

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Google has announced some new improvements to Google Search that may make using a smartphone a little easier. When using Google Search, if a result includes information that may be included in an app on your device, the search results will now indicate the app and provide a handy button to launch the app directly from the results. The example Google provides is a search for information on a movie. They point out that detailed information and trivia about a movie may be included in the IMDb app, box office information may be accessed via Wikipedia’s app, and ratings and review information could be in the Rotten Tomatoes app. Google’s search function will now be able to alert you to the fact that the information can be found in an app instead of surfing out to the web.

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