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ABC News app picks up Android Auto support

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ABC News is the latest app to add support for Google's burgeoning in-car system, Android Auto. The app's latest update brings support for the platform, enabling you tune in to ABC News Radio while on your daily commute.

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5 hours ago

Google begins rolling out new branding across web and Android apps

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Following the announcement of its new logo, Google has started updating the logos and icons of several of its apps. On the web, several of Google's services now feature a capital sans-serif G where there was previously a lower-case serif g. Likewise, updates have started trickling out to the company's Android apps to reflect the change as well.

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8 hours ago

Instagram adds some improvements for its Direct messaging feature

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Instagram is once again adding some new features to its popular photo sharing and filtering app. This time, the Facebook-owned company has made a number of improvements in its Direct messaging feature.

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12 hours ago

Amazon Video now allows Prime members to download movies and TV shows

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Amazon has updated its Video app, adding a major new feature that gives Prime an edge over competing video services like Netflix: offline playback. Amazon Prime customers can now download and store movies and TV shows available on through the streaming service, and play them back while away from an internet connection. This is perfect for the traveler who wants to keep up with their favorite shows, but doesn't always have a reliable data connection.

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13 hours ago

Samsung announces new live college sports section in Samsung Milk Music

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Samsung has announced that an update is coming to its Samsung Milk Music streaming application that will allow users to stream live audio broadcasts from their favorite college football and basketball teams. Starting on September 3, users will find a new sports section in the genre dial that will allow them to browse the different live broadcasts.

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1 day ago

Amazon Fire tablets can now access Sling TV service with 14-day free trial

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After becoming available on Amazon's Fire TV products earlier this year, the Sling TV Internet television service is expanding again to include Amazon's Fire tablets as well. The service is available via an app on the Amazon Appstore for the Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HDX 7, Fire HD 7 or Fire HD 6 tablets.

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1 day ago

HTC's Zoe app now lets you create videos locally, increases video length to 3 minutes

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HTC has pushed an update to its Zoe app, which brings along the ability to create highlight videos locally without the need to upload, increases video length to 3 minutes and much more. Zoe is HTC's video highlights app, which started out as a 7-second video clip, then jumped up to 30-seconds, and now it can be up to three-minutes.

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1 day ago

T-Mobile releases 'Stagefright' fix for LG G4, adds slow motion video, too

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The LG G4 operating on T-Mobile US can now download a fix for the "Stagefright" exploit. The update is available both over-the-air and through LG Bridge, and pushes the software version from 10H to 10N.

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2 days ago

Google On app now available for controlling new OnHub Wi-Fi router

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Earlier this month, Google announced plans to sell their own Wi-Fi router, OnHub. Now the company has released its companion app for OnHub, called Google On. It allows owners of the router to quickly set it up, control and improve their network connection and more.

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2 days ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Photofy, Whispering Willows, Active Watch Face and more

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Apps of the wwk

Our weekly app picks

It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!

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4 days ago

Motorola pushes updates for its Camera and Gallery apps with new features in tow

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Motorola has pushed updates for both its Camera and Gallery apps, bringing some new features and functionality to both. For Gallery, Motorola has added the ability to better organize your photos and videos into albums. Additionally, you can now move the albums to an SD card.

As for the Camera app, Motorola has added QR and barcode active viewfinder capability to older phones. This will allow you to both recognize and act on barcodes and QR codes, without needing another app.

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4 days ago

Vine now supplies you with beats for your looping videos

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Vine is allowing its user base to add music to their loops. Featured artists will supply the beats to add a new dimension to your submitted content. Once you've finished capturing a new video on your smartphone, which in itself is now easier with the new Snap to Beat feature, the network will provide a selection of songs that can be added to the looping video.

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5 days ago

App suggestions in Google's mobile search results get a makeover

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It looks like Google has debuted a new look for app suggestions in Google search results on mobile. Now, when searching for a specific category of app, you'll be presented with a colorful list of popular suggestions from Google Play at the top of your results.

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5 days ago

Instagram adds landscape and portrait formats, showcases with new Star Wars mini-trailer

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Instagram has added support for showing landscape and portrait images and videos in its popular photo sharing app. This will offer users a couple of extra options to show off their images and clips besides the current square format.

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5 days ago

Swype adds tons of new emoji and themes, including 19 Star Trek inspired options

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Swype, one of the popular third-party keyboard options on Android, has announced that it's added hundreds of new emoji, along with a bunch of new themes. Of note in those themes, is the addition of 19 Star Trek inspired choices that feature all different characters.

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