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Microsoft makes its Office for Android tablet preview apps available to all

The Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint previews for your Android tablet are now available to download from the Google Play store, even if you don't have an invite.

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Google bans annoying user testimonials from Play Store app descriptions

The company may pull apps that don’t start yanking the tributes from their Play Store listings.

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Amazon Appstore's Christmas gift to users: $220 worth of killer games and apps for free

Grab Five Nights at Freddy’s, Tetris, and some useful apps like Plex to fill up your free time during the holidays.

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This Android Wear app lets you control your PC with your watch

Unified Remote adds smartwatch support for launching apps and controlling media playback, but it's far from flawless.

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ChatOn shutdown highlights Samsung's software woes

Buyers of its Galaxy smartphones and tablet continue to prefer Google and third party apps

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DirecTV Android app adds 13 new live streaming channels

Watch live and on-demand content from Showtime Showcase, QVC, MSNBC and other new channels.

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Samsung's ChatOn messaging service will be turned off early next year

It’s pulling the plug for international markets in February and canceling the U.S. version in early 2015.

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Minuum Keyboard makes it easier to be a bilingual user with multiple-language support

It's hard enough trying to keep your family's heritage alive in this homogenous world, but at least there's a keyboard app that won't diss you for speaking two languages.

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Google gives Inbox by Gmail handy upgrades for tablets and Android Wear

Keep your phone in your pocket by archiving a message or dictating a reply right from your wrist.

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Hands-on: Coffee for Android Wear lets you text from your wrist without talking

Branching menus of canned text messages let you communicate without letting the whole room know.

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Baldur’s Gate II, Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft bring clever, strategy-based gaming to Android

Just in time for holiday distraction from your annoying relatives, two name-brand game titles hit Google Play Store.

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Google Maps 9.2 adds navigation voice controls, calibration tool

The autocorrect also gets smarter, helping you find that strangely spelled restaurant or town.

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Sound off on the latest live stream with YouTube's new chat feature

You won't have to track down your computer next time you want to chime in on a live YouTube broadcast.