AT&T has decided to start thanking its customers by giving them free movie tickets starting this coming Tuesday. From now going forward, AT&T wants to offer you a weekly buy-one-get-one offer for movie tickets at participating AMC Theaters and Regal Entertainment Group theaters. This is just the beginning of AT&T’s Thanks program, as they will soon be offering pre-sale access to concert tickets to their customers as well. If these pure-gratitude perks sound familiar, it’s probably because the nation’s second-largest mobile carrier is following in the direct footsteps of T-Mobile, whose more bombastic approach in their #GetThanked campaign caused quite a bit of hubbub following their 11th “Uncarrier” event. See also: 11th ‘Uncarrier’ move by T-Mobile brings you free movies, food, prizes, and stock8 Unlike T-Mobile’s perks, which extend to all users (pre-paid and post-paid) AT&T is only extending their gratitude program to post-paid customers. Their Thanks rewards also seem notably more restrained than those from T-Mobile, which is promising its users dinner and a movie and a special bonus prize and automatic entry into a lottery for an “epic” Get Thanked prize every single week. However, T-Mobile’s program has immediately run into problems such as their app being faulty and Domino’s Pizza getting so flooded with orders that they’ve backed out of the arrangement entirely. Maybe AT&T’s more moderate approach will see traction without the drama of setbacks. There’s no dedicated app, you just simply retrieve a promo code directly from AT&T. To see if you’re eligible for Ticket Twosdays, click the button below to head on over to the program’s landing page. Also, let us know what you think of AT&T’s Thanks program in the comments. Check out the Promo Next: Best AT&T Android phones20

When Google announced that Android N would officially be known as Android Nougat, we were all wondering what version number Nougat would get. Would it be Android 6.1? 7.0? We finally have the answer. In its new statue unveiling video, Google has confirmed that Android Nougat is, in fact, Android 7.0. See also: Android N gets an official name: Android Nougat!79 Now, the fact that the new version of Android is getting a bump up to 7.0 shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Google told us a while ago that we could expect a big release every year. They didn’t specify whether or not that meant a full digit jump every year, but it looks like that’s what we’re getting. Check out the video of the statue unveiling, then let us know what you think about the naming scheme. Is there a name you would have preferred to see Android 7.0 receive? I know Nutella was a favorite for a lot of users. Either way, an operating system version by any other name would still taste as sweet, so it matters less what we call 7.0 and more what cool features it will bring to the Android ecosystem. Next: What to expect from Android 7.0 Nougat277

Android gaming is getting bigger and better every month it seems and there is always a slew of new titles coming to Google Play. Whether you’re a casual gamer or you want something with a beat more meat on its bones, there’s usually a game coming out to suit everyone’s taste. Let’s take a look at the best new Android games from the last month! Best New Android apps from the last month Best Android games of 2016 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons [Price: $4.99] Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a touching platformer-adventure game where you must use two brothers in tandem to overcome obstacles and find the Water of Life to save their ailing father. It features decent graphics, unique controls, and various puzzles that you must overcome. The key dynamic is using both brothers simultaneously in order to solve puzzles and progress forward in the game. It’s not overly long, but it’s pretty good and it has no in-app purchases.Get it now on Google Play! Heroes of Loot 2 [Price: $4.49] Heroes of Loot 2 is a hack-and-slash dungeon crawler where you must explore a castle, slay bad guys, and potentially even save a damsel in distress. You’ll get to pick two characters from a set of four to take on your quest and each one has different strengths and weaknesses. The game has tons of quests, magic for you to unlock, and some charming retro graphics to boot. The cost may seem high for what it is, but there is a ton of game play here and there are no in-app purchases.Get it now on Google Play! Lifeline: Whiteout [Price: $2.99] Lifeline: Whiteout is a text-based adventure game where you must help guide a man to safety. The core premise is that there is […]

App developers are pushing the envelope on a daily basis trying to improve and enhance our smartphone and tablet experiences. In fact, so many Android apps come out every day that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. It’s difficult to usurp the best of the best but if you’re getting bored with what you’ve got and want to try something new, check out the best new Android apps from the last month! Best New Android games from the last month! Best Android apps, ever! ADW Launcher 2.0 (beta) [Price: Free] After three long years of silence, it seem as though ADW Launcher is making a comeback. The 2.0 version of the launcher is currently in beta in the Google Play Store and features quite a large selection of new features along with a new UI that better compliments today’s Material Design. Some of the new features include a custom widget mechanic where you can create widgets or use widgets that others have created, a bunch of new customization features, and there is now a backup manager. If you want to try it out for yourself, you can join the beta using the button below.Get the beta now on Google Play! Boomerang Notifications [Price: Free] Boomerang Notifications is a fun little app that helps you store your notifications to remind you to do things later on. The basic idea is that you activate the app and when you get notifications, you get the option to put it away in Boomerang until you feel like dealing with it. Boomerang isn’t the first app to do this, but this one is completely free and seems to work well for the most part. It doesn’t work with all notifications, but it works with enough of them to potentially be useful.Get it now […]

Google Keep‘s new feature will help you search notes much quicker. Google has just announced a new update for Google Keep that’s rolling out now on Android, iOS and the web. The note-taking app will now organize your notes by automatically creating topics like food, places, books, quotes and travel for easier searching. Here’s how it works. Don’t want to scroll through your long list of notes? Just tap the search icon at the top, and you’ll see a number of different topics that will bring you to your notes pertaining to that particular category. So if you have a grocery list or recipe saved in Keep, those notes will be added to the Food category. Same thing goes for music-related notes; I have a note saved in Keep telling me to download Pedro the Lion’s Whole EP, and Keep automatically added it to the music category. Very cool! #GoogleKeep organized. Search automagically created topics like books, food and quotes for @Android, iPhones and web — Google Docs (@googledocs) June 29, 2016 See also: Best note taking apps for Android27 As previously stated, the update is rolling out now on Android, iOS and the web. Follow the Play Store link below to grab the latest version! Get it from Google Play

The wait is over! Google has officially revealed that the next version of Android will be known as Android Nougat! Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas! #AndroidNReveal — Android (@Android) June 30, 2016 Aside from the official name, no other details have been disclosed about the new version of Android. We will let you know the details once they start rolling in. Update: Here’s the official Android Nougat statue outside of Google HQ. The time has arrived! #AndroidNReveal — Android (@Android) June 30, 2016

The Android N developer preview gives us a sneak peek into what Android 7.0 Nougat will look like when it officially arrives later this year. Of course, developer previews quite often contain features that won’t make it to the final release but there’s still plenty to get excited about, so let’s dive right in. Here are all the Android Nougat features from the latest Android N preview updates as well as others we expect to see in future. Please note that some features have been officially confirmed by Google, while others, “confirmed” by the developer preview, could still disappear before Android 7.0. All the latest Android Nougat update news Download the new Android N wallpaper Update: Google has officially revealed the Android N name: Nougat. Based on other clues outlined below, we now know the next major Android release will be known as Android 7.0 Nougat. Confirmed Android Nougat features: Android N name Google has revealed the official name for Android N is going to be Android Nougat, not Android Nutella, as many had hoped (just check the comments under Google’s tweet for confirmation). Based on other clues from Google I/O and in developer previews, we now know the next major Android version will be Android 7.0 Nougat. At one point Sundar Pichai said he’d ask his mother or let fans vote for the official Android N name and, true to form, Google did a Google Opinions Rewards poll on dessert names starting with the letter ‘N’. Android N was known internally as New York Cheesecake and during the I/O keynote, users were invited to suggest names for Android N. Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas! #AndroidNReveal — Android (@Android) June 30, 2016 Android Nougat release date Rather than wait until Google I/O 2016, Google decided to surprise us all by releasing the first Android N […]

Update: Android Nougat is now official! Original post: The wait is almost over, folks. Android N is getting an official name today! We’re revealing something sweet today! Follow along here. #NameAndroidN #AndroidNReveal — Android (@Android) June 30, 2016 Any final guesses as to what it will be? I personally think it will be named Nutmeg, but Nutella seems to be a popular choice, too. Let us know what you think it will be in the comments!

When you stop and think about it, the way that most people share links on Facebook is a bit antiquated. Copying the URL from the desired site, then navigating to Facebook and pasting it in the status field? What are we, Amish? Fortunately, Facebook is offering a more modern solution. The social giant has announced that they have created Chrome plugins that let you share current content in just a few clicks, or save what you’re looking at for future perusal. Installing these plugins will add convenient buttons in the upper-right corner of your Chrome browser, so broadcasting interesting content has never been easier. See also: Facebook criticized for heavy-handed Messenger SMS push44 These Chrome plugins come part and parcel with some small alterations to Facebook’s social plugin buttons for use on websites far and wide. The company has streamlined their old engagement buttons for a cleaner design that ditches the Facebook “f” in favor of the ubiquitous thumbs-up “like” icon. Check out the official announcement if you’re interested in learning more. Click the buttons below to grab these plugins for Chrome, then head over to the comments and let us know how well they’re working for you! Get Share to Facebook on ChromeGet Save to Facebook on Chrome

If you’re a subscriber to Sony’s television streaming service PlayStation Vue, then you’re in luck! Soon you’ll be able to stream your favorite programs to your Android devices and control the PlayStation from your smartphone. We got a hint that this would be coming soon earlier last week, but we didn’t have a specific arrival date. Now we’re happy to report that the PlayStation Vue app has just hit the Play Store. Newcomers to Vue might experience some initial difficulties, however. The app doesn’t have a sign-up capability, which is a bit odd for this sort of app. You’ll have to sign up online or through your PlayStation if you want in on these channels. Ratings in the Play Store indicate that this app is still a bit rough around the edges in several regards, but we can hope that the developers will continue to improve it now that it’s arrived on our favorite operating system. Previously: PlayStation Vue coming to Android next week15 For those not familiar with Vue, it’s essentially a television package that streams completely over the internet instead of going through traditional cable providers. Prices for the service range from $29.99 to $54.99 per month, depending on how many channels you want and how many premium movie services you’d like to have access to. Since you can use the mobile app to either control the PlayStation app or to stream videos directly, you technically don’t even have to have a PlayStation 3 or 4 to make use of this service. Click the button below to grab it from the Play Store, and let us know what you think of PlayStation Vue in the comments below. Worth the money, or do you prefer sticking with other streamers? Get it in the Play Store

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