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Top 5 News: Flappy Bird APK/tips, KitKat updates, Galaxy voice control

Wow, what a week: Flappy Bird was pulled from the Play Store, we shared the APK so you could still get it and then discovered a trick where you can still install the massively popular game from the Play Store. Android KitKat started rolling out on US carrier-branded Galaxy S4's and there were more HTC One 2 leak pictures than you could shake a blurry camera at. Oh, and a little smartphone called the Galaxy S5 made the news repeatedly. But what did you want to read about the most this week?

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Top Flappy News of the Week. / © AndroidPIT

The Flappy Bird Effect: get the Flappy Bird APK here

No surprises here, the little bird that could, did and then didn't any more was pretty much all anyone in Androidland could talk about this week. After a crazy surge in popularity, the developer of the hit game, Dong Nguyen, decided to pull the game because it was too addictive. We were too addicted though, so we shared the APK so you could still get the infuriatingly difficult on your device if you missed it the first time around.

Flappy Bird has risen from the ashes like a pheonix and is still available for download. / © AndroidPIT

Flappy Bird tips and a trick to set your own high score

Like I said, the game is infuriatingly difficult, so once you've got the game what do you need? A hug? A cup of tea? How about tips to help you get in the zone and flap your way to the best score possible? And if all else fails, we also showed you a trick to go in and edit your score to whatever you want it to be! Just imagine the look on your friend's faces when you show them you scored 237 on Flappy Bird!

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Sure, it's cheating, but I have NO desire to play Flappy Bird long enough to really score 237! / © AndroidPIT

Verizon HTC One Android 4.4.2 update happening now & in Asia too!

Back to the real world, Verizon dropped the Android 4.4.2 update on the HTC One in the US and it also started rolling out ahead of schedule in large parts of Asia too. If you happen to own one of the best smartphones of 2013, you might want to see if your area is on the list and get that update process underway to join the KitKat party.

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The latest version of Android alights on a variety of HTC One's across the US and Asia. / © gsmarena

5 simple tips every Android user should know

Menus. I love them, others...not so much. Anytime we can make your life easier by highlighting the best settings in Android to make your life easier we like to do it. From battery saving settings to advanced menus, geeky statistics and encryption, we've got you covered. Whoever thought a menu could be so interesting when there's not even any food on it?

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There's plenty of good ideas in your Android if you know where to look. / © Matthew Wynn/flickr-com/AndroidPIT

How to control your Galaxy S3 or S4 with your voice

Guilty as charged: I'm lazy. So if I can voice control my way out of actually having to use my hands for anything, I'm all over it. The Galaxy S3and S4 both have some nifty voice commands options on the lockscreen for a variety of lazy controls. I mean, efficient controls. Now, if only I could voice command my way through those dishes mounting in the sink...

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Voice controls work on both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4. / © AndroidPIT
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