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Dracula Is Already Using Google Music All Access to Make Night-Themed Playlists

Yesterday, at the Google I/O conference, Google unveiled their long-rumored subscription music streaming service and opened it up to the public with a free 30-day trial. The service, called Google Play Music All Access, is poised to challenge the likes of Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora for your music streaming dollars. You can check out my (admittedly long-winded) hands-on walkthrough complete …

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Google Play Game Services

During today’s Google I/O keynote, the company announced Google Play game services – a series of APIs that help developers add more features and value to their Android and iOS games. Much like Apple’s Game Center or Xbox Live, Google Play game services adds a number of features to Android or iOS games that users expect, and developers have been …

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Google Music All Access Goes Live, Here’s What to Expect

If you’re still looking to add a streaming music service to your collection of services (which, admittedly, could be pretty massive by now), Google wants to throw their hat in the ring. Today, Google launched Google Play Music All Access, which is their new subscription music service that puts millions of tracks at your fingertips, and cozies them up to …

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Google Play Music All Access Launches Today at $9.99 Per Month [Google I/O]

Today at the Google I/O conference, the company announced their long-rumored new steaming music service called Google Play Music All Access. It’s built on the concept of music discovery, with an “explore” section with personalized suggestions, featured content, and new releases. You can also search music based on 22 genres, each with curated playlists. There’s also a “Listen Now” section …

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Google Play Services Brings More Google APIs To Apps [Google I/O 2013]

At Google I/O 2013, Hugo Barra, Product Management, Android announced an update to Google Play Services, a service that allows developers to integrate Google services, like Maps, into their third party apps. These updates bring more APIs to Google Play Services. The first update is for developers who use Google Maps in their apps. The Google Maps API was updated …

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Google Gets A Gaming Backbone

Taking cues from Apple’s Game Center (which in turn likely took cues from Microsoft’s Xbox), Google appears to be adding a system-level gaming service to its Android operating system. Leaked late last week, the Google Play Games service, rumored to be officially announced at Google I/O, should add leaderboards, achievements, cloud saves and more. With a variety of Android-powered gaming …

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Nook Inks Deal With Google To Add Google Play To Its Nook HD Tablets

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. The Wall Street Journal reports that Barnes & Noble has entered into a partnership with Google to bring the Google Play store to the company’s line of Nook HD and HD+ tablets. The addition of Google Play will bring over 700,000 apps to the Nook platform – a huge upgrade from the 10,000 …

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Want To Update Your Android App Outside Of Google Play? Well, You Can’t

Google Play is one of the best Android app distribution platforms around. It also has incredible reach what with it being installed on every Android device. Developers would be stupid not to be on Google Play, but some would prefer not to deliver app updates via Google’s service. Well, they can’t anymore. Google recently updated its content policy for developers, …

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Google Wallet Will No Longer Violate Your Privacy

It was revealed back in February that Google Play sent your personal details to developers whenever you bought their apps on the Play store. It caused a small outcry among the Android community, and Congress even got involved. Google is now finally starting to address these concerns. Droid Life reports that Google will be updating the Google Wallet commerce site …

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Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews

Facebook Home, Facebook’s Android homescreen takeover, has been available for just over a week. In that time, we’ve seen the app take on a barrage of negative reviews. But people are still downloading it and trying it out. As of today, Facebook Home on Google Play has surpassed 500,000 installs. We don’t know the exact number of installs, as Google …

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Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store

Well the reviews are in for Facebook’s OS-lite “app family” Android takeover, Home, and it’s not looking great – to say the least. Since hitting the Google Play store on Friday, nearly 4,000 users reviews have been logged (3.955). And out of those nearly 4,000 reviews, nearly half of them have given the app group a 1-star rating. Just over …

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Facebook Home Now Available to Download in the Google Play Store

Facebook Home, Facebook’s attempt to make your Android homescreen all about Facebook, is now live in the Google Play Store. As of right now, you can only download Facebook Home if you have one of these four Android devices: HTC One X, HTC One X+, the Samsung Galaxy S III or the Samsung Galaxy Note II. In the future, the …

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