Win one of 10 free codes for the Humble ‘Indie Hits’ Mobile Bundle

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-19-at-11.29.58-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-464845" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-19-at-11.29.58-PM-728x382.png" alt="" width="668" height="351" /></a></p> <p>Humble Bundles are a great way to get games on the cheap. But while cheap games are nice, free games are even better. We're giving away ten codes for the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/11/humble-indie-hits-mobile-bundle-includes-11-awesome-noodlecake-games-one-low-price/">latest Humble Mobile Bundle</a>, which features 11 games from Noodlecake Studios that are collectively worth around $35.</p> <p><span id="more-464844"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_hb.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-464848" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_hb-668x646.png" alt="" width="668" height="646" /></a></p> <p>Ordinarily, you'd have to pay $1 or more to get Invert, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Alto's Adventure, and Pug's Quest. Paying more than the average (currently $4.40) would...

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[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XZs is down to $399.99 ($200 off) at Amazon

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-19-at-10.54.07-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-464842" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-19-at-10.54.07-PM-728x390.png" alt="" width="668" height="358" /></a></p> <p>People clearly like slow-motion videos, given The Slow Mo Guys' 9.8 million subscribers on YouTube. If you're planning on shooting some seriously slowed-down videos, you don't have many options, and most of them are prohibitively expensive. However, some of Sony's latest phones can shoot 960fps video, with the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Xperia-XZs-Unlocked-Smartphone/dp/B06X9J14CR?tag=androidpolice-20">Xperia XZs</a> being one of them. Now you can pick one up for <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Xperia-XZs-Unlocked-Smartphone/dp/B06X9J14CR?tag=androidpolice-20">$399.99 on Amazon</a>, $200 less than its list price.</p> <p><span id="more-464841"></span></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/05/sonys-960fps-shooting-xperia-xzs-can-now-purchased-amazon-699/">XZs actually started off at $699</a>, receiving a $100 MSRP price drop not long after.<div class="clear"></div>...

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Liam Neeson has a very particular set of skills, and one of them is being a Waze voiceover

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-19-at-10.24.15-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-464838 size-hero-size" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-19-at-10.24.15-PM-728x374.png" width="668" height="343" /></a></p> <p>Waze frequently features celebrity voiceovers, but none of the people behind them had a set of skills as particular as the newest entrant's. Actor Liam Neeson's voice has made its way to Waze, meaning that you can now be navigated by the protagonist of <em>Taken</em> himself.</p> <p><span id="more-464837"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_wazes.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-464839 size-large" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_wazes-668x668.png" width="668" height="668" /></a></p> <p>As they often are, Neeson's voice is being added to Waze for promotional purposes. More specifically, he's pushing his new movie, <em>The Commuter</em>, whose name actually fits in very well with the navigation app's...

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Arena of Valor, one of the biggest mobile MOBAs in the world, is finally available in North America

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_unnamed-6.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-464831" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_unnamed-6-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>You've probably played multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games on Android—there are some popular ones like Vainglory and Mobile Legends. However, the most popular one in the world is only now launching in North America. You can hit the Play Store right now and get Arena of Valor, but you might be more familiar with its names in other markets like Kings of Glory and Strike of Kings.</p> <p><span id="more-464829"></span></p> <p>The gameplay is fairly typical of MOBAs.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/19/arena-valor-one-biggest-mobile-mobas-world-finally-available-north-america/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/19/arena-valor-one-biggest-mobile-mobas-world-finally-available-north-america/'>Arena of Valor, one of the biggest mobile MOBAs in the...

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Google Hangouts on iOS is now optimized for the iPhone X

At long last, Google today has updated Hangouts for iOS with support for the iPhone X. This update comes following a series of updates to Google’s other iOS applications and is one that’s been highly requested since the iPhone X’s release last month… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover With today’s update, Hangouts for iOS […]

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Play Store to require new and updated apps to target recent API levels and distribute native apps with 64-bit support

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_playrules.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-464816" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_playrules.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>The Play Store created some controversy last month after announcing <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/12/google-will-remove-play-store-apps-use-accessibility-services-anything-except-helping-disabled-users/">plans to remove apps that used Accessibility Services for any purpose that didn't directly relate to disabled users</a>. While Google is <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/07/google-pauses-accessibility-app-ban-considers-responsible-innovative-uses-accessibility-services/">reconsidering the best implementation for the Accessibility Services policy</a>, a separate announcement introduces additional policies intended to help make apps distributed through the Play Store more secure and possibly improve performance. Over the next two years, developers will be required to target a recent SDK version in their app updates and provide 64-bit versions...

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Lyft annouces a new partnership with Aira to make ridesharing easier for the visually impaired

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_lyfthero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-419950" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_lyfthero-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Lyft's been on a roll this year when it comes to adding assistive technologies to its ridesharing app. Back in <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/20/lyft-announces-two-new-product-improvements-cooperation-national-association-deaf-partnership/">April</a>, it was still playing catch-up with Uber by adding new features to help the hard of hearing. Now it's working together with Aira, a high-tech assistive service for the visually impaired, to help make grabbing a ride easier for everyone.</p> <p><span id="more-464808"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAQzjd1Y7YM?feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <p>If you aren't familiar with Aira, it's a VR and AR-based assistive service that connects those with visual impairments with trained agents that are...

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How to connect Amazon Alexa and Apple Reminders using IFTTT

In the wake of the HomePod delay, I’ve found myself tinkering more and more with Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speakers like the Sonos One and Echo Dot. The main appeal of HomePod for me is HomeKit control, managing Apple Reminders and Cultured Code Things tasks and entries, and controlling Apple Music and Apple Podcasts playback. I’ve […]

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Google reveals how Chrome’s ad-blocker will work when it goes live February 15th

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_ad-block-chrome.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-419736" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_ad-block-chrome-728x509.jpg" alt="ad block chrome" width="668" height="467" /></a></p> <p>Advertising is the lifeblood of Google, so the company has always had an understandably awkward relationship with ad-blocking software. Google seems to understand why people use ad-blockers, though. There are a lot of terrible ads out there, but blocking them all is bad for Google. That's why Chrome is <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/06/01/google-confirms-will-block-ads-non-compliant-sites-chrome-starting-early-2018/">getting an ad-blocker for "bad ads" soon</a>, and now we know how it'll work.</p> <p><span id="more-464804"></span></p> <p>Google will support the standards set forth by the Coalition for Better Ads in Chrome's ad-blocker.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/19/google-reveals-chromes-ad-blocker-will-work-goes-live-february-15th/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/19/google-reveals-chromes-ad-blocker-will-work-goes-live-february-15th/'>Google reveals how...

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26 new and notable Android games from the last week (12/13/17 – 12/19/17)

<p><img src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_games-02_thumb-2.png" />Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.</p> <p><span id="more-464591"></span></p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-tip"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-tip"></i></div>Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. <p>Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/topics/features-2/best-appsgameslwps-of-the-week/">here</a>.</p></div></div> <h2>Games</h2> <h3>Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty</h3><p></p> <p><strong>Android Police coverage</strong>: <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/14/take-trip-memory-lane-oddworld-new-n-tasty/">Take a trip down memory lane with 'Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty'</a></p> <p>I have been waiting a long time to see <em>Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty</em> come to Android.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/19/26-new-notable-android-games-last-week-12-13-17-12-19-17/" class="read-more">Read...

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[Deal Alert] iOttie car mounts are Amazon’s Deal of the Day and just $14-35 (30% off)

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Amazon.com_iOttie_Easy_One_Touch_Qi_Wireless_Fast_2017-12-19_14-13-01.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-464773 size-hero-size" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Amazon.com_iOttie_Easy_One_Touch_Qi_Wireless_Fast_2017-12-19_14-13-01-728x494.png" width="668" height="453" /></a></p> <p>Not everyone has a car with Android Auto built in. Some of us have to make do with firing up the app when we pile into our car, sorting through a tangle of cables, Bluetooth devices, and clamps with our phones before we head out. If you'd like to streamline that process a bit, or if you've yet to join the Android Auto app-powered ranks, iOttie has four different car mounts that are Deals of the Day over at Amazon and 30% off. <span id="more-464765"></span></p> <p>If you'd like the Caddilac-unit,...

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[Deal Alert] Get a $50 Amazon gift card when you buy a Chromebook before Christmas

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Amazon-Chromebook-50-Dollar-Giftcard-Deal-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-464781 size-hero-size" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Amazon-Chromebook-50-Dollar-Giftcard-Deal-1-728x411.png" width="668" height="377" /></a></p> <p>Amazon is making the holiday season all the merrier by offering customers a <a href="https://www.amazon.com/b?tag=androidpolice-20&ie=UTF8&node=15443256011">$50 Amazon gift card</a> with the purchase of select Chromebook hardware. Google's take on the future of portable computing, Chromebooks run the search giant's Chrome OS, a streamlined operating system built entirely around Google's ecosystem of apps and productivity software.</p> <p>When you consider how affordable the bulk of Chromebooks are to begin with, this Amazon deal is certainly hard to ignore.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/19/deal-alert-get-50-amazon-gift-card-buy-chromebook-christmas/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/19/deal-alert-get-50-amazon-gift-card-buy-chromebook-christmas/'>[Deal Alert] Get a $50 Amazon gift card when you buy...

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