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Android Pay rewards are here! Photo: Darrin Rich

Android Pay rewards are here! Photo: Darrin Rich

Google’s answer to Apple Pay may have been late to the game, but it’s already leading the way with a new rewards program — and it’s awesome.

Dubbed “Tap 10,” the program offers up free Google Play content simply for using Android Pay on a regular basis, and there’s even a mention of Chromecast giveaways.

Google kicks off its 'Best of 2015' promo. Photo: Google

Google kicks off its ‘Best of 2015’ promo. Photo: Google

The year isn’t quite over yet, but Google has wasted no time in highlighting its best Android apps and games of 2015. The list includes hit titles like Fallout Shelter, Clash of Clansand Lara Croft: Relic Run — plus awesome apps like Google Photos, Twitch, and Telegram.

Stagelight makes music making easy. Photo: Open Labs

Stagelight makes music making easy. Photo: Open Labs

One of Apple’s finest apps is GarageBand, which allows almost anyone to create music using only their Mac or iOS device. Sadly, it’s not available on Android — but Stagelight is.

Just like GarageBand, Stagelight makes music creation incredibly simple, with a large collection of virtual instruments, sounds, and loops at your disposal. And don’t worry if you don’t know what you’re doing, because Stagelight’s helpful in-app lessons can teach you.

Google announced Spotify support for Chromecast in late September. Photo: Google

Google announced Spotify support for Chromecast in late September. Photo: Google

Spotify has finally rolled out support for the original Google Chromecast, allowing users to stream their favorite tunes to the TV when it’s time to party. You don’t need to be a Spotify Premium subscriber, either.

Play Music credit isn't available to all. Photo: Google

Play Music credit isn’t available to all. Photo: Google

One of the many perks that come with buying Google’s new Nexus smartphones — alongside great specifications at an affordable price, pure Android software, and instant updates — is a free Play Music subscription for 90 days.

Anyone who buys a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P can enjoy it — unless they’re an existing subscriber.

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