Up to $105 in paid Android apps for free: Amazing Alex, Plants vs. Zombies, Runtastic PRO, Table Top Racing, many more

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Amazon has now kicked off another large freebie Android promotion. This time around you can grab up to $105 worth of paid Android apps for free on the Amazon App Store.

Along with several other notable and highly rated titles, one standout from the bunch is Amazing Alex from Angry Birds creator Rovio. The physics based puzzle game is regularly listed at $1 and features more than 100 levels:

From cleaning up his room to battling cardboard robots in his backyard, Alex creates amazing chain reactions to get the job done with the maximum amount of fun!

Other notable titles in the sale include Plants vs. Zombies (Reg. $1), Runtastic PRO GPS Running (Reg. $5), Pudding Monsters HD (Reg. $1), Wolfram|Alpha (Reg. $3), Table Top Racing (Reg. $2), Osmos HD (Reg. $3), plus more.

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Best Buy offers another $100 off when you buy an already-discounted Moto 360 with an Android phone

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If you’re in the market for a new smartwatch, now might be a pretty good time to get the Moto 360. In a new deal today from Best Buy, the retailer is offering $100 savings when you purchase both Motorola’s Android Wear smartwatch and a new Android phone. Considering that the Moto 360 is already on sale at Best Buy—and nothing in the small print says the two offers are incompatible—this probably means you can effectively get a Moto 360 for $79.99 (and it looks like you can get another $25 off if you can use the current .edu promotion). Read more

Motorola’s Moto 360 Smartwatch is on sale for $179 or $155 w/ .edu (Reg. $250)

Update (4/15 8:40am): The below Moto 360 deals from Amazon and Best Buy are now over, but you can still find discounts available at Google Play. You’ll also find the Motorola Moto360 Smartwatch Charger for $28.23 Prime shipped on Amazon right now (Reg. $40, lowest we can find).

On the morning when initial Apple Watch supplies have sold out and try on sessions are happening all around the globe, the best Android Smartwatch is down to its lowest price ever. Coincidence? Maybe, but who cares what the reason is. These prices are terrific for anyone looking to jump into Android Wear:

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Note: Best Buy prices are $0.99 more. Also, anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $25 on any Moto 360 Smartwatch.

It’s rated 4 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers and we called it “The best Android Wear smartwatch currently available.”
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Neo smartpen N2 instantaneously sends handwritten words and doodles to its iOS/Android app

Today, NeoLAB officially launched its Neo smartpen N2 following a wildly successful Kickstart campaign that raised more than over $350,000. Even more impressive is that the original goal was just $20,000. After selling some 2,500 pens during the initial round of crowdfunding, those that missed out are able to grab one today. Read more

Former Apple Designer takes on the mothership with new iOS and Android connected timepiece

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It’s high times when it comes to smart watches. With the Apple Watch looming for launch in the next month, the race for your wrist is mid-stride. One former Apple designer is taking next month’s release head-on, putting a focus on creating something that is meant to last longer than this year’s product cycle. Read more

Google really wants you to buy a Chromecast, latest freebie mix worth $80

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If you haven’t yet treated your TV to a Chromecast stick to stream content from your Android devices, Google would really like you to do so. The company has been playing with its mix of freebies again, with $80 worth on offer if you buy between today and 19th April.

Current offers include three-month trial subscriptions to Google Play Music, DramaFever and Sesame Street GO, as well as one month of Qelio Concerts and a free Play Movies rental thrown in – and you can even save a few bucks on Amazon at the moment …  Read more

Free $50 Play Store gift card w/ purchase of Nexus 6, Nexus 9, or Android Wear device

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Google is now giving away a free $50 Play Store gift card with the purchase of a few different devicesIf you head over and grab a Nexus 6, a Nexus 9, or any Android Wear device before 3/31/15, you’ll automatically be emailed the promotional code for the credit—and you’ll be able to go on a shopping spree with your new device. Read more

Considering an Apple Watch? Pebble’s original timepiece might be a better buy for iOS users

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Now that all the Apple Watch details are laid out for consumers, there is a big choice to be made for those interested in purchasing a timepiece with smart functionality. The Apple Watch will start at $349, with most of our readers electing for a $400 model, although early adoption levels seem to be low. If you’re thinking that a lower priced watch is more appropriate, it looks like you’re not alone. With the Pebble Time making a timely appearance on Kickstarter, many have chosen to back the lower priced option. In fact, following the Apple Watch keynote, Pebble saw a 167% funding increase.

Despite all the new releases and hype, the original Pebble is still capable of getting the job done at a more affordable price.

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ADATA found an ingenious home for a microSD card on its new microReader

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MicroSD cards pack gigabytes of storage into a space about the size of your fingernail. That’s why it has become the go-to storage choice for most mobile devices. If your phone or computer doesn’t natively support microSD then you’ll need an adapter or USB reader.

ADATA’s microReader may be your new top choice when looking to access data on a microSD card, especially while on-the-go. Read more

Google Nexus 9 16GB WiFi (white) $320 shipped (Reg. $400)

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Office Depot is currently offering up the Nexus 9 for $319.99 shipped, coming in at an $80 discount from the retail $400 price tag. This device is HTC-made, and Google sells it from the Play Store for $399 in two colors (or 3 colors for the 32 GB variant). This deal is only for the white 16 GB model, but Office Depot is also listing deals for other models as well. The black 16 GB model is available for $349.99, and both the black and white 32 GB models are available for $429.99 (Reg. $479.99).

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Control Siri, iTunes and your iPhone’s camera from afar w/ Satechi’s Bluetooth buttons

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Technology has created a much more accessible world, with nearly everything right at our fingertips. The thing is, sometimes we still just want easier access to a button, switch or that USB port in the back of your computer. Satechi has set out to solve this problem with three Bluetooth-enabled buttons meant to interact with a myriad of devices.

The BT Button Series is a trilogy of stick-on thin circles that pair with a device via Bluetooth and enables the user to complete certain tasks. They come in a slim circle design with an aluminum metal outer edge and are compatible with iOS devices and Android OS 4.4.4 or later. From selfies to Siri, these products have an eye for making digital life just a touch more accessible – head below to find out how.

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Rovio releases new matching puzzle game ‘Jolly Jam’ for iOS and Android

Rovio, creators of the hit game Angry Birds, has announced its latest iOS and Android offering ‘Jolly Jam’. Playing off the popular connect-three matching style of gaming, Jolly Jam has visual cues that will remind gamers of Candy Crush.

This puzzle based game focuses on matching like colors from corner to corner using a drag and highlight style of play. The idea is for users to draw boxes around matching jellies to complete levels with combo attacks and special jellies releasing colorful explosions. With ‘endless’ levels of play, Jolly Jam is highlighted by bright colors and sounds through gameplay.

Jolly Jam is available now for free on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

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