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Treat yourself to Amazon Prime this weekend. Photo: Torley/Flickr CC

Treat yourself to Amazon Prime this weekend. Photo: Torley/Flickr CC

At $99 a year, Amazon Prime is a killer deal — especially if you do a lot of online shopping. But it’s going to get even better tomorrow, January 24, when you’ll be able to bag a one-year subscription for just $72 — more than 25% off — to celebrate the Golden Globe Awards.

Amazon has pulled the plug on its Apple Pay rival. Photo: Apple

Amazon has pulled the plug on its Apple Pay rival. Photo: Apple

Amazon jumped into the mobile payments market a few months before Apple Pay launched, but the company is already pulling the plug on its first mobile wallet solution: Amazon Wallet.

Emails were sent out to customers this week from Amazon, alerting them that the service would be shutting down soon. The service was still in beta but it came preinstalled on the Amazon Fire Phone. The move comes just six months after Amazon Wallet made its debut.

Cuuuuute! Photo: Xiaomi

Cuuuuute! Photo: Xiaomi

Isn’t that just the cutest little media streamer you’ve ever seen? It’s Xiaomi’s new Mi Box mini, and believe it or not, there are more than 280 components packed into that tiny little thing, which hopes to compete with devices like the Chromecast for a spot in your living room.

Google Play becomes king of the mobile app platforms. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Google Play becomes king of the mobile app platforms. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Who says iOS has all the apps? According to new data, Google isn’t just kicking butt when it comes to market share, but also mobile apps as well. The search giant’s Play Store now offers a great selection of titles than the App Store, but Apple fans will argue that quality is more important than quantity.

Amazon-giveaway

Amazon is giving away a whole bunch of Android apps again, and just like last time, there are several titles you won’t want to miss. In addition to games like Monopoly, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Riptide GP2, you’ll find AVG AntiVirus PRO, Xtralogic Remote Desktop, and BuildCalc — all completely free.

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