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What I’m Playing: Hurry up and wait!

Among the great games we're playing this week are something slow, something fast, and something in between.

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Don't fear the fun tax, and try Dead Trigger 2

Madfinger Games’ latest free-to-play zombie game may be a bit eager with in-app purchases, but don’t let that stop you.

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Apple's tablet lead shrinks as Android gains momentum

Android tablets drove tablet sales growth in the third quarter of 2013. Apple’s iPad shipments were flat, and Windows tablets continued to struggle, according to two research reports.

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The White House cares about games, but not for the reasons you think

White House advisor Mark DeLoura talked at Gamesbeat 2013 today about video games, violence, and education. The result? Math Blaster 2014, hopefully.

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Twitter puts photos "front and center" on mobile

An update for iOS, Android, and Twitter's mobile site makes tweets more visual, and cuts down the number of taps needed to reply and retweet.

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Perfect Weather is the only weather app iPhone users need

Hitting the sweet spot between form and function, Perfect Weather packs tons of data into a clean, simple interface.

LinkedIn Intro embeds professional profiles into Mail for iOS

Learn more about the people who email you without leaving Apple's default Mail app.

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Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

SAP bets on HTML5, open source for its mobile-app platform

Developers can use their desired tools alongside those from SAP’s platform. SAP is also planning to offer a cloud version of the mobile platform, according to the announcement.

Safari sets the bar for mobile browser usability

It's not perfect, but according to a recent survey from FixYa, Safari is the favorite mobile browser among users.

App Invasion: Halloween Games

These 8 free mobile games are coming for your braaaaains.

BBM app rolls out for Android and iOS -- for real this time

BBM, short for Blackberry Messenger, was once an exclusive feature for Blackberry phones, allowing users to send messages amongst themselves without counting against their texting plans.

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