Google Play Store

March 1

Six Free Songs from Brit Awards @ Google Play

Posted by on March 1, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Six Free Songs from Brit Awards @ Google Play

Google Play is giving out six free songs in celebration of the Brit Awards. For those of you not familiar, the Brit Awards are the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards.

I am very pleased with this giveaway as the songs are not from obscure artists that no one has ever heard about these days. Rather, you are getting popular songs from major artists. All of these songs were recorded live at the BRITs.

Here is the list of songs you can download for free:

  • Sam Smith – Lay Me Down
  • Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
  • George Ezra – Budapest
  • Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
  • Royal Blood – Figure It Out
  • Take That – Let In The Sun

I only know the first two artists in the list. For me, this is such fortunate timing. While I was introduced to Sam Smith a bit ago, I only found out that he was the artist behind a few of my currently favourite songs. I will certainly be downloading Lay Me Down, as it is not a song I currently have. Sam Smith’s voice is amazing and I love the heart and soul he pours into his music.

Ed Sheeran only came onto my radar a month ago. A friend of mine, who loves music as much as I do, was sending me song suggestions and I was sending him suggestions too. In one way, we were playing “do you know this band” and in another, we were genuinely interested in introducing each other to new music. Ed Sheeran was a first for me as Royal Wood was a first for my friend.

This is a great list of songs, though I cannot vouch for the other artists. I suggest trying them all because free music is great. It does not cost you a cent and you can always delete the file if you do not like the song.

(Expiry: 4th March 2015)

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February 18

Download The Catching Fire eBook for Free @ Google Play Canada

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Download The Catching Fire eBook for Free @ Google Play Canada

Hey Hunger Games fans, check out this offer from Google Play. For a limited time, you can download the Catching Fire eBook by Suzanne Collins for completely free from the Google Play Store. Catching Fire is the second book of the Hunger Game trilogy, and is definitely worth a read. Even better, you can download the Google Play Store on any device to enjoy this freebie.

With my lifestyle it is hard to make time to sit down and read a book. Even though I can be quite busy, I still made time to read the entire Hunger Games trilogy. Actually, I found this book hard to put down. If you have yet to read these books, or perhaps would read them again, then now is the time. Right now the Google Play Store Canada is offering the second book of Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire, for free. This eBook would have normally cost you $12.99. You can download the Google Play Store on any device to take advantage of the offer.

The best part about eBooks is the convenience. Take out your cell phone or tablet wherever you may be and start reading. You don’t have to worry about carrying around heavy books, or finishing your book half way through your train ride anymore. The Kindle edition of this book is on sale for $8.24 Amazon.ca right now, so getting it for free from Google Play is great.

Here is one of the customer reviews on the Catching Fire eBook:

I forced myself to read this book slowly, over the course of three days, because I just couldn’t stand that it had to end. WOW. Given how much I loved The Hunger Games, I didn’t think it was possible for Catching Fire to live up to my expectations. This eBook exceeded them. In all my speculations on where Collins was going to take Katniss and Peeta, I didn’t even get close. I’m going to try very hard to stay away from any spoilers here.

Not only is the Catching Fire eBook available for free, but the other two books of this Hunger Game trilogy are discounted greatly. You can get The Hunger Games eBook from Google Play for just $2.35 instead of the original price which was $12.99. The third and final eBook, Mockingjay, is also on sale from $12.99 down to $6.50. You can choose to get a “free sample” of either of these books, but I warn you,  you will be left wanting more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 8

Valentine’s Day Free $6 Google Credit with Chromecast

Posted by on February 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Valentines Day Free $6 Google Credit with Chromecast

If you own the Google Chromecast, then you can receive $6 free Google Credit for Valentine’s Day. Either head over to The Chromecast offers page online or else access this offer on your mobile device.

The steps are simple. Check for available offers and redeem the offer for $6 worth of Google Credit. $6 is enough to order a movie rental from the Google store for this Valentine’s Day. Snuggle up with your loved one with a few candles, popcorn, chocolate, wine, and a good movie.

I do not have my Chromecast connected to my computer yet, so I redeemed the offer straight from my phone. Here are the steps for mobile phone and tablet users:

  1. Enter Chromecast app
  2. click on your device name
  3. Select 3 ‘dots’ on top right hand corner and click “Check for offers”
  4. Agree to the terms and conditions
  5. select the promotion and confirm

Valentines Day Free $6 Google Credit with Chromecast

You can see the free Google Play credit offer right on the left. This following picture is a screen shot from my phone that I took before I redeemed the offer. This is what the offer will look like on your screen.

While this credit is under the guise of a movie rental, it can be used for music, app purchases, and more. It just goes into the generic pile of Google Play credit you already have. I bought the Google Chrome for $29 around Boxing Day when they still had the free $20 Google credit deal. Add on this $6 of Google Play credit and I will nearly have received as much credit as I paid for the device.

The credit expires in two years from the start of this promotion (5th February 2017), so try not to horde it.

I have never used Google Play credit before, so I am curious if it can be used against in-app purchases. Do any of our Moosers have any experience with this? My partner is addicted to Injustice: Gods Amoung Us. I was thinking of purchasing some in-app credit for him with the Google Play credit I am getting from the Chromecast.

Personally, I love the Google Chromecast and often recommend it to my friends. Just last night I used it to watch about an hour worth of educational (Vsauce) YouTube videos.

(Expiry: 21st February 2015)

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January 6

12 FREE Songs @ Google Play Store (Lorde, deadmau5, Miley, Coldplay, Daft Punk & More!)

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM

12 FREE Songs @ Google Play Store (Lorde, deadmau5, Miley, Coldplay, Daft Punk & More!)

How many of you download your music, shows and movies? Okay, don’t actually answer that but whether you do or don’t, any opportunity at free songs should be one that you shouldn’t miss! Right now, the Google Play Store is offering 12 songs for free by popular artists like Miley Cyrus, Lorde, deadmau5, Paramore and a couple of others.

Once you click over to the Google Play Store’s page to get the free songs, you will see a selection of 12 images. Upon seeing these, I first thought that maybe full albums were available (if only!) but in fact, the cover photos displayed are either for the individual songs available for free or for the full album. If you see the name of the song in the picture, then you will only see that specific song once you click over but if you see the name of the full album, then you will also be able to buy the rest of the songs in that artist’s given album for $1.29 per song.

Here is the full list of all the songs that you can get for free:

  • Get Lucky by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell
  • Let Your Hair Down by MAGIC!
  • Royals by Lorde
  • A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
  • American Kids by Kenny Chesney
  • Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff by deadmau5
  • Delirious (Boneless) by Steve Aoki
  • Ain’t It Fun by Paramore
  • Timber by Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
  • Not A Bad Thing by Justin Timberlake
  • Problem by Ariana Grande
  • Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus

To get these free songs, you will need to first have a Google Play Store account and you will also need to add a payment method. The songs don’t cost anything, so it’s slightly perplexing as to why you would need to even add a payment method, especially since when it prompts you to do so, it will say: “$0.00″ but in any case, at lease you will get them for free! The good news is that if you don’t want to add a credit or debit card to your account, then you can link a PayPal account instead.

Moosers, what is your favourite song out of the ones available for free?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 31

Google Play: FREE Download of Kelly Clarkson Greatest Hits (21 Songs)

Posted by on December 31, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Google Play: FREE Download of Kelly Clarkson Greatest Hits (21 Songs)

I have never considered myself a Kelly Clarkson fan; she was always a bit too country for me. However, her song Because of You strikes a deep chord with me. That song is just one of the 21 songs you will receive for free when you download your free copy of Kelly Clarkson’s Greatest Hits – Chapter One from the Google Play store.

Just for a little price comparing, I looked up the same album on iTunes. The album is on sale for $6.99 at iTunes right now as part of their holiday markdown. So at minimum, you are receive a $7 freebie. Each song would cost you $1.29 if purchased individually, so the highest value you are saving is $27.09 if you were ever to buy an album song by song.

The album includes some popular songs that I recognize:

  • Because of You
  • Since U Been Gone
  • Never Again
  • Mr. Know It All
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

There is also a nice little I’ll Be Home for Christmas to expand your holiday music collection Kelly Clarkson style. I will not list all the songs on this album (as you can just click through and see yourself) but I am rather jealous of this freebie. iTunes cancelled their 12 Days of Christmas, which usually starts on December 26th, so I am not getting an free music, videos, or more from iTunes this year. You android users are really getting the best freebies lately between this and the free Christmas albums that Google Play gave away as well. They also gave away an entire movie – it makes a girl want an android phone!

The album has great reviews including this one:

This album has her greatest hits its just amazing and if there is songs you don’t like you will grow to love them. I did.

Most the negative reviews are from people who do not like her as an artist and then complain about the music. I say if you do not like her, just do not download her album and stop leaving bad reviews.

FYI: you will need to verify ‘payment’ information when you checkout, but you will NOT be charged anything as long as the album says FREE.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
December 17

Freebie Alert: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Free on Google Play

Posted by on December 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Freebie Alert: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation Free on Google Play

Free on Google Play today you can get the HD digital copy of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation just in time for a holiday movie night.

“Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We’re all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here.”

Poor Clark Griswald just wants the best holiday ever. If you have not seen this classic movie from 1989 you are missing the “the most fun-filled old fashioned family Christmas ever”.  The good news is today you can get it free and watch this holiday classic from any tablet, computer or Google play enabled device. To get this deal you will need a Google account.

You’ll also need to link a credit card, debit card, gift card or PayPal account but no charges will take place. Sneaky Google thinks if you have a card on file you’ll rent an extra movie or two.

This PG rated 1989 classic stares Chevy Chase as the dad who just wants a good old-fashioned Christmas. Plans do not always goes as we hope and Christmas just does not seem to run smoothly for Dad Clark, his wife Ellen and two kids. Things get even worse when the obnoxious relatives arrive, but Clark knows his Christmas bonus will still make it the best Christmas ever.

The National Lampoon’s series pokes a lot of comedic fun at family dysfunction and their holiday special does not disappoint.  While the first two National Lampoon films send the family on vacation trips, this one keeps them closer to home. You do not need to have seen the first two films to enjoy the film. This movie stands alone on its own though the rest of the films are classic comedies also.

Users on IMBD love this classic film including this review:

This is the one Christmas movie that I don’t anyone can ever get tired of. Chevy Chase returns in the third installment of the Vacation series as Clarke W. Griswold as he tries desperately to maintain his sanity during the holidays with all of his relatives coming to stay under his roof and enduring all the mishaps along the way. This is the funniest film in the series plain and simple. Chevy Chase has never been better. Christmas Vacation is filled with countless jokes and gags that it’s impossible not to laugh.

This movie is rated PG so I’d use discretion as a parent. There is a fair amount of cursing in the film. I would throw this on the TV after the littlest ones are in bed, grab some spiked eggnog and laugh my butt off.

Expiry: Unknown

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December 7

Canadian Freebie: Three Free Christmas Albums @ Google Play

Posted by on December 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Canadian Freebie: Three Free Christmas Albums @ Google Play

Enjoy three free Christmas Albums full of holiday tunes from Google Play. You will need to sign into your Google account and then click through the links below to redeem your free holiday albums.

All the albums are from various artists so you will enjoy a good variety of voices and artistic flare throughout the three albums. There may even be some names you recognize in the list. I am pleased to see a couple compositions from composer Leonard Bernstein. I went to a concert that sampled his various music where I learned to appreciate his unique compositions. I think my favourite of his music on this album will be Bernstein’s version of Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Andante non troppo.

While I do not recognize many other names, the name of Placido Domingo should be familiar to most people. Placido Domingo was one of the three tenors when Luciano Pavarotti was still alive. On the Christmas Favourites album, Domingo gives us a beautiful rendition of Cantique de Noel (Oh Holy Night).

This is a lovely little freebie from the Google Play store. Enjoy the variety of classic Christmas songs performed by orchestra and operatic singers. You also receive an album of classical songs with a more modern performance. The YouTube Audio Library gives you each song in a vocal or an instrumental version with several different versions of a few songs.

I think this is a fun little freebie for the holiday season. Pick up all three albums and enjoy several hours of free music.

Hey Moosers, what is your favourite Christmas song?

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
November 22

Google Play Store: Get Lorde – Pure Heroine For Only $0.99

Posted by on November 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Google Play Store: Get Lorde   Pure Heroine For Only $0.99

Hey there, Bargainmoosers! If you’re looking to check out Lorde’s album for an extremely affordable price, then you need to consider taking a look at today’s deal on the Google Play Store! You can now download the Lorde – Pure Heroine album for only $0.99! This album currently sells on the iTunes Store for $7.99, so this is quite the deal, folks! You’ll get 10 tracks in total, including the viral Royals song, which you can typically hear on most Top 40 radio stations to this day (even though it was originally released more than a year ago). Plus, you don’t have to worry about any shipping – just order this album from the Google Play Store, and soon afterwards, you’ll be enjoying these 10 songs from Lorde!

It always helps to have some extra music on your portable music player or smartphone. Getting some added variety to your playlists will certainly help you keep things fresh, especially if it only costs $0.99!

On a side note, if you’ve been waiting to find the perfect gift for the holidays, then you should really consider checking out the latest deals that we’ve been posting here on Bargainmoose, especially since Black Friday is coming up on November the 28th! After all, Christmas is on the horizon, so you could save big while getting a gift that someone you care about can really enjoy. Plus, you’ll likely get some nice “brownie points” if you surprise your main squeeze with a gift from their “most wanted” list on Christmas morning!

I’ve included a brief review of Lorde – Pure Heroine from a satisfied Google Play customer below:

Everyone must listen to this! I love that Lorde has a style of her own and breaks away from the so-called mainstream. Download!

This deal won’t last forever, so take advantage of this opportunity to save your hard-earned cash now! Happy hunting, my fellow deal hunters!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 12

Free OS & Android App – Injustice: Gods Among Us

Posted by on October 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Free OS & Android App   Injustice: Gods Among Us

This is a bit of a different post from our usual fair. Usually when we post app deals, they are something that costs money and are now free for a limited amount of time. Instead, I am posting about an app that should cost money, yet it is free for both Apple and Android devices. You following me?

Injustice: Gods Among Us is a title you may be familiar with from the consoles. It will cost you at least $20 to buy it for a console, yet the game in almost all its glory is free to play on both android and OS devices.

I also found this link for downloading Injustice onto your Kindle as well, should you have one of those.

Here is a quick rundown of the game. You collect superhero and super villain cards. Each character has a special ability that may benefit just them, or your entire team. A team consists of three super heroes or villains that fight together in a battle. They fight one at a time, and you tag them in and out, as you like. Each character has three super abilities and an energy bar fills them. You can upgrade these abilities for more damage. Characters can also be made elite by purchasing additional forms of their card – almost a form of layering.

You can also buy (or win/earn) gear cards to equip on your characters. That gear can also be upgraded using money and shards. Shards come from other gears you have shattered so choose your gear wisely. When a gear reaches level 11, it will evolve into a higher gear form with a new ability.

You can battle in an online system against other player’s armies or against the computer where you earn characters and far more experience and gold. Log out and back in each day to earn money, energy crystals, and characters. There are missions each day for online play and ranking well online earns you stuff each week.

This game is mind-blowingly awesome. The graphics are incredible, the superpowers are inventive (try Green Lantern’s level 3), and the addiction level is over the top. While the game has occasional glitches that need to be worked out, this game is so awesome it should not be free. The only reason this game gets any bad ratings from anyone is glitches that pissed people off or people feeling entitled to certain things from a game they are not even paying for. That being said, it still ranks a 4.4/5 on the Google Play Store.

This game is seriously better than any game I have paid for on my iPhone or my iPad. Do not waste your money on paid games… get this free.

P.S. Yes, there are in game purchases if you want. They are not necessary. We rank in the top 4% regularly without in game purchases.

P.P.S. I hate Doomsday.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 2

Google Play Store: Get Daft Punk: Random Access Memories Album For $1.99

Posted by on October 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Google Play Store: Get Daft Punk: Random Access Memories Album For $1.99

Thursdays seem like a good day to listen to some tunes. Friday is almost here, which means that the weekend is merely a few days away! Daft Punk fans, you can now get their 2013 album, Random Access Memories, on the Google Play Store for just $1.99! Each song usually costs $1.29 to download, so this is a pretty great deal. This album currently costs $7.99 on iTunes, and the audio CD is $10 on Amazon. Plus, since this is a download, you’ll be listening to this new Daft Punk album soon after your purchase!

Featuring hit songs like Get Lucky, this album is a real bargain for $1.99. If you’ve turned on your radio at all during the past year, it’s likely that you’ve heard this song a few times.

I was a big fan of Get Lucky when it was first released. Like any song that gets mass radio play, I eventually tired of the song, but I’m curious about the rest of this album, since I enjoy some Daft Punk every once in a while. After all, I first heard of them back when I was in elementary school (this was the late 90’s)!

Another fun song on this album is Lose Yourself To Dance, which is a collaboration with Pharrell Williams. You can preview all of the songs in Random Access Memories by clicking here.

I’ve listed a brief review of this album from a satisfied Google Play customer below:

For the very first time, yesterday, I sat down and listened to the whole album, beginning to end, with no breaks. All I can say is incredible. Wow. My top 2 favorite tracks: “Giorgio by Moroder” and “Contact”

If you want to enjoy some new tunes from Daft Punk today, then check out this deal! Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 10

Google Play Store Freebies: Get Batman Arkham Origins & Assassin’s Creed Pirates For Free (Reg. $5 Each)

Posted by on September 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Google Play Store Freebies: Get Batman Arkham Origins & Assassins Creed Pirates For Free (Reg. $5 Each)

Looking for fun new games to play on your Android device? Then check out Batman Arkham Origins and Assassin’s Creed Pirates as both of these are free for a limited time on the Google Play Store. They usually cost $4.99 each to download.

Click here to download Batman Arkham Origins @ Play.Google.com now

Click here to download Assassin’s Creed Pirates @ Play.Google.com now

For all of you iOS users, don’t despair! Although there is no word on how long it has been free, looking around the App Store on my iPhone, I found that both of these are also currently free there as well with loads of reviewers posting how much they love both. In fact, I gave both games a whirl on my iPhone and  I have to say that I was the most impressed with the graphics and smoothness of the Batman game. For some reason, I initially thought that the Batman game would be more like The Simpson’s Tapped Out but it’s actually very different. Instead, you need to complete missions around Gotham City and luckily, there is a handy tutorial to teach you just how to do that. This is definitely the perfect game for any Batman fan and in fact, when I showed my hubby the game, he said: “this is pretty cool!”

It’s cool, indeed, especially since the next Batman game won’t be coming out until 2015, so at least in the meantime, there is something to keep you Batman fans appeased. Google Play Store Freebies: Get Batman Arkham Origins & Assassins Creed Pirates For Free (Reg. $5 Each)

Assassin’s Creed Pirates is slightly different but the concept is similar. It seems to me like although Batman Arkham Origins can easily be played on a phone, especially one as small as the iPhone, Assassin’s Creed, on the other hand, would be better suited on a tablet. When I first launched the game, it seemed very two dimensional but the very first task throws you right in the midst of the ocean and asks you to navigate a ship. The graphics definitely impressed me the most as I certainly didn’t expect as many details as there was in the scenery. One of the biggest differences between the PlayStation 4 and the third console was the level of details, such as random leaves rolling around, more pronounced waves in the ocean and in fact, I noticed the same kind of details when playing this game on my phone.

Both are definitely worth a download, especially since they’re free. Be sure to let us know in the comments section which game is your favourite!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 4

Google Play Store: Up to 85% Off Android Games

Posted by on August 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Google Play Store: Up to 85% Off Android Games

Google Play Store is hosting their summer sale currently with up to 85% off games for your android device. The list of games just refreshed on the weekend, so enjoy an entire new list of games if you looked at the sale earlier this summer.

There are 22 games on sale, but rather than give you a list that you can easily see for yourself by clicking through the above link, I will talk about some of the games I have played and some I want to play. Unfortunately, Google does not mention the original prices of these games.

The Game of Life$0.50

I grew up with the board game version of this and I loved it. When no one would play with me, I would even play it by myself. Sometimes I had so many kids I had to ‘adopt’ an extra vehicle to tow them all around. I also have the iPhone version of this game, which is a lot of fun. It can be a bit repetitive, but I still do not think I have landed on all the squares. I really like the storybook of your life at the end.

Where’s My Water?$0.99

This game is nuts in a good way. I love how it combines puzzles, coordination, and a need for speed on some levels as well. It is a great game for adults and good for older kids as well. I especially like the hidden duck feature, as you want to spend more time on each level or revisit levels you have already completed just to find them all.

Final Fantasy V$7.99 (50% off)

This game makes me want to steal my husband’s Dell Venue 8 just so I can play it. The graphics look great and I just love Final Fantasy story lines. The game has nearly 6,500 5/5 star ratings alone! If there is one game in this sale that I want, it is most certainly this one.

Duck Duck Moose Reading$1.07

I could not help but mention this game because of the super cute name! It is a phonics reading adventure game for your children with a wonderful zoo theme. It looks like a fun game to help children master reading.

Pick up these games and more in the Google Play Store sale. If you have any game recommendations from the sale list, then please comment!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 5

Word Lens Translator App Now Free On iTunes & Google Play Store (Was $5)

Posted by on June 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Word Lens Translator App Now Free On iTunes & Google Play Store (Was $5)

The internet is currently abuzz with the Word Lens Translator app because it’s now free on both iTunes and the Google Play Store. It was originally priced at $4.99 and since there is no word on when this awesome app will go back to its full price, I suggest you quickly download it as soon as possible.

The World Lens Translator is extremely handy because it uses your device’s camera to instantly translate any printed words. Say you’re travelling abroad and you don’t know what the writing on a certain sign outside means. Simply launch the app, point the camera at the sign and prepare to be amazed because it will translate the writing for you. Plus, the app can also translate words that have been reversed (spelled backwards) or can erase words from the sign.

Upon first downloading the app, you are only able to reverse or erase. However, be sure to download all of the language packs by tapping on the world map icon on the bottom left of the screen as these are all free right now. You can get the following languages: Russian, Portuguese, German, Italian, French and Spanish, although keep in mind that the app is only able to translate to and from English. Here’s to hoping that the developers of the app are working on more languages packs and the ability to cross-translate between all the languages as well!

I tried this app on my iPhone on a granola bar I had lying around and I’m happy to report that it worked really well. The text was instantly translated, though the only tip I have is that you need to make sure to keep your hand steady over the text you are trying to translate.

It’s definitely one of those must-have apps even if you don’t see yourself using it right now because you never known when you might need it. So just download it now for free and tuck it into a folder on your device for future use. Word Lens Translator App Now Free On iTunes & Google Play Store (Was $5)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 1

Google: Chromecast – Stream Websites, Netflix and More from your Android or iOS to your TV for only $39!

Posted by on April 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Google: Chromecast   Stream Websites, Netflix and More from your Android or iOS to your TV for only $39!

Chromecast has come to save you from terrible interfaces and expensive equipment. Stream with ease for only $39!

Chromecast! I’ve been wanting a Chromecast for a long time but they were only available in the U.S. I was going to get one when I went to the states in December but I didn’t end up going. Then I was going to get one when I went to the states last month but they went and released it in Canada. So now I can buy them by the bucket load and have them delivered right to me!

Right, so what is a Chromecast, why do you want one and why is it on a deals site? A Chromecast is a little stick you plug in to the HDMI port on your HDTV or computer monitor. From there you can stream stuff from your Android phone to your TV. Simple as that. Plug the stick in, open up a Chromecast enabled app on your Android phone, hit the Chromecast button in the app and it pops up on your TV. It had been just the Google Chrome browser, YouTube and Netflix that you could be Chromecasted but Google recently opened up the API so tons of apps are becoming Chromecast enabled. There are even a bunch of music streaming services opening it up so you can play music fro your favourite service through your TV sound system.

That all sounds good but why do you, the consumer, want this? Partially for ease of use and partially for the price. We’ll get to price later so let’s talk ease of use. I don’t know how you watch Netflix now but if it’s on your TV, there is a chance that the experience sucks. if you are using a smart TV with a Netflix or YouTube app, for example, I can almost promise that it stinks. Smart TV apps are almost universally clunky, slow and outdated. A lot of Android apps are the opposite of that. They are intuitive and kept up to date. Chromecast let’s you use the touchscreen interface of your Android phone or tablet to control what’s on your TV.

And there is price. Chromecast is only $39. That’s right. $39. Compare that to almost any streaming box like a Roku, Boxee, Apple TV or WD Live TV and it’s going to be cheaper by at least $60. That’s why it’s on this site. Even when it’s not on sale, it’s over 50% cheaper than anyone else. And while another box might have Netflix and YouTube and maybe a few other apps, the Chromecast supports any app that enables it. Making your app Chromecast enabled is supposed to be super easy to just about every video or audio app out there is enabling it. If your favourite app isn’t Chromecast enabled, drop the developer an email and make sure they get on it!

If you want to stream stuff from the internet of your personal media library to your TV Chromecast is, without doubt, the way to go.

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March 6

Google Play Store 2-Year Anniversary: Free Apps & Discounts

Posted by on March 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Google Play Store 2 Year Anniversary: Free Apps & Discounts

Here’s a promotion worth smiling about: in celebration of their two-year anniversary, the Google Play Store has a number of apps available for absolutely free! They also have a couple of deals on movies.

If you’re looking for a truly unique game to try on your Android device, then Badland definitely fits the bill. Requiring a lot of tapping (what app doesn’t?), it’s the kind of game that initially has you wondering if really, there is more to the game, but then once you progress through the levels and the challenges are significantly increased, you suddenly find yourself incredibly hooked.

Here are some of the other apps you can get for free for a limited time only:

And while not free sadly, you can also save up to 50% off the following movies:

Be sure to keep checking the Google Play Store every day for more free apps and deals, although there is no word yet on when their anniversary sale is set to end.

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