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Changes to Android might disable some root apps

Of the subsets within Android, those who enjoy rooting their device for various purposes remain one of the more loyal. Rooters are fond of the vast customization options allowed them, with many rooting a device straight away after purchase. With the newest version of Android, the rooting community might see a slight setback.

Banking apps may not be secure, report shows 9 out of 10 ‘leak info’

You’d think the app available from your bank would be secure. Though some prefer to use third party financial apps like Mint, the app on offer from your financial institution is believed to be the more secure option. According to a new study, that’s not the case. About 90% of all banking apps were found to be compromised, possibly allowing hackers access to your accounts and information.

Talon for Twitter and EvolveSMS arrive from Klinker Apps

Klinker Apps, the makers of the Sliding Messaging app have dropped two new additions in the Google Play Store this morning. One of the apps is for Twitter and the other for text messaging. The apps are called Talon for Twitter and EvolveSMS, with the former being $1.99 and the latter being free of charge. Both are sitting at version 1.0 and with support for devices running Android 4.0 or later.

‘Google Android Info’ app is a neat reference for all things Android

If you’ve ever read an Android article and thought “what is Dalvik?”, you’re probable not alone. In being open source, there are a lot of things the casual user comes across that might seem foreign. At the end of the day, your experience with your device and operating system are what matters, but if you want a resource for knowing more, we found it. In fact, we found an Android app that tells you all about Android.

Need some new tablet apps? Here are a few favorites

As 2013 morphs into 2014, we started discussing tablet apps, and which we use around here at Android Community. Which apps are in heavy use, and why? With Google making a point to focus on tablet apps, design and utility have been crucial points of contention this year. Some make the grade, others just don’t hold water. Some are pretty bland offerings, while others subtly impress. The choices here might surprise you, so read on to find more. Though the choices are personal, I think you’ll find a few gems here. We've also linked the headers to the Play Store app, so feel free to click them if you find something you like.

Disney discounts Android apps in Play Store promo

The regular low price for apps in the Play Store is $0.99, however it appears Google and Disney must have combined for a special offer. A quick look at the Disney apps in the Play Store show many have been put on sale. The apps are all clearly marked with the red sale banner across the corner of the icon, but the interesting part here is the price -- $0.49.

MTV app arrives with full episodes and companion viewing experience

An official MTV app has recently arrived in the Play Store. The app offers video and will also serve as a viewing companion for times when you happen to be sitting in front of the regular television watching MTV on the big screen. In terms of the video, while available, this isn't an app aimed to please the cord cutting crowd.

Simple.TV DVR app arrives for Android users

The Simple.TV app has arrived for Android. The app has entered the Play Store as version 1.0.0 and with support for a wide variety of devices. Specifically, for those running Android 2.2 or later. But perhaps more important here -- the release of this app gives cord cutters another option when it comes to watching television on a mobile device, which in this case means an Android smartphone or tablet.
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