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I love a good racing game. My introduction to the PS2 was Gran Turismo 4, and I was so hooked on Need For Speed that it might as well have been meth. For a while, I purchased every Need For Speed game they released and still have a few. There’s nothing like a good arcade racer.

That’s one of the reasons I was really excited to check out Asphalt 8: Airborne. If Asphalt can be easily described as anything, we’ll call it the mobile Burnout that EA wishes it knew how to make. If you’re like me and believe that great racing games rarely ask you to hit the brakes, keep reading after the break to find out why you need to do yourself a favour and pick Asphalt 8 up.

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It’s been a big week for Android. Major new software and hardware announcements have made their ways out of the respective teams at Sony, Samsung, Google and Nestle — just don’t jump to doubting the relevance of the latter on a technology blog straight away. Let’s take a look!

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If you have spent any time online over the past few months, you can’t help but have become aware of the Nexus 7. Even if you weren’t actively seeking out information about the device, you’ve probably absorbed a great deal as if by osmosis.

The latest addition to the Google / Asus Nexus range has been eagerly anticipated for some time now. Taking a leaf out of Apple’s book, the latest version of the Nexus 7 was not given a unique name. Just as the iPad 3 was not actually called the iPad 3, rather, the ‘new iPad’, so there is nothing in the name to distinguish this Nexus from last year’s model if you just look at the name.

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Blogging is no longer an activity which requires a seat in front of a desk, and mobile writing apps are now an essential part of the online writer’s toolbox. A shining Android example in this genre is LightPaper, the Markdown-compatible, feature laden baby of the folks at Clockwork Engine.

Adam Morgan of Clockwork Engine recently spared me some of his time to talk about his company’s work and Android development in general…

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This week has been big for Android’s own with Google’s Vice President for Android Product Management, Hugo Barra, departing from the company. If you’re saddened by that news, at least you’ll be able to get your tablet back from your kids this week with Samsung’s first tablet specifically oriented towards children announced. Let’s take a look at what’s been going on in Android’s last month of August.

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If you’ve been having trouble with your Nexus 7’s multitouch display or have a hankering for comparison shopping while you’re wearing Google Glass, this week might have brought you some answers and solutions. Let’s jump in and take a look at the week’s best news in Android! (more…)

I’m really absurdly picky about my Twitter experience, and Twitter’s app has never quite done it for me. I want access to a couple of different Twitter accounts, and I want the myriad of features that most AppStorm authors have probably begged for.

But what I really want is a beautiful Holo-themed design that’s both simple enough to immediately grasp and interesting enough to pleasantly surprise me with its intricacies. On iOS, I like apps like Tweetbot or Twitterrific. On Android, I originally liked Falcon Pro. The community treated it like the second coming and everybody got it, so now it’s degenerated to a terrible user experience and a fight to make it work. I searched for another client for a while, and finally found Carbon.

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Since the demise of Google Reader, RSS has seriously entered the spotlight. Some Reader clients have died away, whilst others have been upgraded, improved and have become immensely popular as a result. An app that has made it into the latter camp is Press, the first, and only, product of two-man development team, TwentyFiveSquares.

To accompany our review of the latest version of Press, I recently managed to quiz Jordan Beck, one of the co-founders of TwentyFiveSquares, on Press, RSS and future plans….

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Google Glass and Moto X fans, this is your week once again. Stories this week include updates to everyone’s favourite Google-made wearable computer, new accessories for the Moto X flagship smartphone from Motorola and some Nexus 7 defects thrown into the mix. Let’s take a look!

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If you’re a Galaxy Note fan, an international user waiting for Google Play Music All Access or a disgruntled Ouya owner with an affinity for the number 1337, you might have some interest in this week’s Android news. Let’s take a look!

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