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Amazon Appstore deals: free app promos, discounted apps and more

With Christmas just two days away, Amazon has now taken the wraps off its Christmas week promotion!<p>First up, Amazon will give anyone who downloads an app or game from the <i>newest version</i> of the Amazon AppStore a $5 credit to use on future AppStore purchases — including in-app purchases. To get in on …

Apps

KitKat comes to Nexus Q in unofficial update from XDA developer forums

Remember that bizarre orb-like device that Google unveiled with the original Nexus 7 back in June 2012?<p>Although we’ll most likely never see another …

Android News

MTV app puts Catfish in your pocket

MTV has released a new app that will let you watch all the pregnant teenager reality shows you could want on you Android phone, as long as you subscribe to cable.<p>The new MTV app lets you watch recent episodes of shows like <i>Catfish</i> and <i>Teen Wolf</i> on your Android phone, if you have a cable subscription. …

Apps

Amazon Offers $5 to Android Appstore Customers

Amazon is stepping up its efforts to woo new customers this Christmas after announcing it will give $5 of credit for its app store to Android users who download a game or app from the Amazon Appstore between now and December 28.<p>The offer is good for existing or new users of the latest version (7.5) …

Apple Soars On Tim Cook's 2014 'Big Plans', China Mobile Deal

Apple stock jumped on Monday, finishing up over $21 and 3.8%, as investors reacted to good news from China and hints from CEO Tim Cook about what the new year will bring for Apple.<p>As explained by my Forbes colleague Connie Guglielmo, Apple inked a deal with China Mobile, the world’s largest …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Apple reportedly acquires maps company, note-taking app

While Apple has kept mum on many of its acquisitions this year, a report from 9to5Mac says BroadMap and Catch are two of its purchases.<p>Apple acquired two companies in the areas of mapping and note-taking, according to a post 9to5Mac published Monday.<p>Following a trail of Internet breadcrumbs and …

Note-Taking