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Google Play to replace cracked Nexus 5 screens with new devices

One of the worst things that can happen to you as a smartphone owner is dropping your device and cracking the screen. This is annoying because you have to spend money to replace the screen, and those replacements can be expensive. Google Play has kicked off a new screen replacement service that owners of the Nexus 5 smartphone will want to be aware of.

Weak Control adds control to Android devices with mouse and keyboard

An app called Weak Control has hit Google Play in version 1.0 for Android devices running Android 4.4.x or higher. The app works for both tablets and smartphones and requires root permissions. The point of the app is to allow users to control their smartphone or tablet from a Chrome browser using a mouse and keyboard.

WhatsApp Messenger update adds Android Wear support

WhatsApp Messenger has been updated and has added in support for new devices and other improvements. The app is now at version 2.11.362 and the update went live on August 29. The exact size of the app will vary depending on the device you are installing it on.

TeamViewer QuickSupport update brings support to more phones

An app called TeamViewer QuickSupport has been updated this week to bring support for more devices to the mix. TeamViewer QuickSupport is an application that allows mobile infrastructure managers to help users with issues on their Android devices without needing physical access to the device.

Pushbullet update brings universal copy and paste

Pushbullet is a messaging app that has been around for a while that allows you to get notifications of phone calls or text messages right on your computer screen so you don’t have to go and get your phone if it is in another room or charging. The app has been updated with some cool new features for the Android platform to version 14.7.

Nexus 7 bought from Google Play gets 3-month All Access

Do you want a nifty new gadget and an all access pass to thousands of music online? Google believes you want that exact deal, so they’re offering all customers who will buy a 16 GB Nexus 7 through Google Play Store a 3-month free subscription to All Access, the music streaming subscription of Google Play Music.

Google Play Books to add 13 more countries to its roster

Mobile book readers in 13 countries will soon be able to access and buy ebooks through Google Play Books as Google continues to expand their market, this time in Central, North and South America, plus two more European countries. The new app update will bring a total of 58 countries where the ebooks are available, although its support page doesn't show it yet and will take some time to roll it out.
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