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2 months ago

Opera for Android's latest experimental build lets you install web apps on your home screen

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Opera has released a new labs build of its browser for Android that will let you add web pages and web apps to your home screen.

Opera has released a special labs build of its Opera browser for Android that lets users add web pages and web apps to their home screen. This allows you to quickly access sites with the press of a single button.

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2 months ago

You can now sign up for Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account

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Users can now sign up for Facebook Messenger without having a Facebook account, as the company has changed the process to now allow for phone number registration.

All you need is a phone number and a picture to get started on Facebook Messenger now. The company has dropped the previous requirement, which was a Facebook account.

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2 months ago

Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps for Android smartphones now live in Google Play Store

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Android smartphones can now download and use full versions of Microsoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps.

After just over a month of beta testing, Microsoft has now updated the Android versions of its Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps in the Google Play Store to include support for smartphones.

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2 months ago

Todoist receives huge Material Design update with easier task creation

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Todoist received a significant update that brings the task management app in line with Google's Material Design guidelines.

Also new in the update is the introduction of natural language processing for tasks, which allows you to create tasks — single or recurring — by entering phrases like, "Buy groceries tomorrow" or "Go to the park every Saturday."

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2 months ago

Periscope frees replays from their mobile shackles, now available on the web

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Periscope will now let you relive the livestream action with replays on the web.

Twitter-owned Periscope is bringing one of the most useful aspects of its mobile apps to the web: replays. Now, when a stream ends, you'll be able to watch it again from a web browser for up to 24 hours after it concludes.

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2 months ago

Microsoft adds faster ways to earn Bing Rewards on Android and mobile browsers

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You can get your Bing Rewards points faster with a new update to the Android app, along with mobile browsers.

Microsoft is making it easier for Android and mobile web-based users of its Bing Rewards service to earn points and redeem them for items and more with an update to its interface.

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2 months ago

Hulu to add Showtime subscription option so you can watch Ray Donovan for less

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Hulu subscribers will be able to add Showtime's TV shows and movies to their service for one bundled fee.

Hulu is adding a nice subscription option for the users of its streaming TV show and movie service. The company will add a premium tier that will include access to all current and past shows and films on the Showtime paid cable network.

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2 months ago

Social polling app Straw updated to v2.0 with fresh design, StrawCast global stream

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In its biggest update since launch, Straw is adding some polish and new social options

The app, which lets you pose quick polls to get feedback from friends and strangers alike, is hitting version 2.0 with a general design refresh and a few new features. The headline addition is StrawCast, which lets you send your poll to everyone using the Straw app in addition to sending it to your own social networks or contacts of choice. StrawCast is a great way to let the world of Straw users weigh in without any additional comment.

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2 months ago

Instagram adds new location search options along with trending photo features

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Instagram is updating its app to include more search options, along with an improved way to explore and find photos.

Users of Instagram should find some new options when they download the latest version of the photo sharing app in the Google Play Store. It will include some new search features, along with a revamped Explore page.

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2 months ago

Google Play Music launches a free, ad-supported, version in the US

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Google is rolling out a free version of Google Play Music in the US, supported by ads.

Google Play Music now has a new option that allows users to listen to its library of songs for free. The new version is available in the US only at the moment and is supported by ads.

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2 months ago

Dropbox's revamped Android app adds faster photo storage, quicker search and more

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Dropbox will offer Android users a revamped app this week, with a new look and many new features.

The Dropbox cloud storage service is rolling out a newly revamped version of its Android app this week in the Google Play Store. In addition to a new user interface, it also has a number of additional features.

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2 months ago

Latest Periscope update lets you edit your profile and login with your phone number

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Periscope for Android has just been updated. The latest release adds a number of changes, including the ability to update your profile and view personal broadcast history.

Twitter's Periscope lets users of the service to broadcast live to viewers, much like Twitch.tv and the like but on your mobile.

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2 months ago

Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature sheds the beta tag

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After six years of beta testing, Gmail's Undo Send feature is now available for all.

Using Undo Send, you can "unsend" e-mails up to ten seconds after you've hit the send button. For those that have the option enabled, Google will delay sending the mail until after the ten-second cancellation window. If you want to extend the window to recover your messages, you can do so by up to 30 seconds.

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2 months ago

Google now translating 100 billion words a day, rolls out video to showcase Google Translate

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Google has made significant additions to Google Translate that introduced real-time translation of words and text, with the service now processing over 100 billion words a day.

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2 months ago

Swarm taps into Foursquare's roots, rolls out Mayorships again

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Swarm, the check-in app from Foursquare, has just reintroduced a feature that many have missed since its release, Mayorships.

Part of what made Foursquare so much fun, aside from telling everyone where you were, was the ability to claim Mayorship of a specific location, and that has come back to its Swarm app. People would fight over Mayorships, everyone wanted to be Mayor of all the places they visited, and now users can get back to fighting the good fight.

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