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2 months ago

Adobe Acrobat Reader gets Dropbox integration for easier access to your PDFs

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Adobe and Dropbox are making it easier for users on the go to access and work on PDF files store in the cloud with tighter integration between Acrobat Reader and Dropbox on Android.

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2 months ago

Snapchat's new chat experience centers on audio, video, and stickers

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Snapchat is introducing a new, more robust Chat experience, one that makes it easier to connect with your friends both with audio and video, and which aims to allow conversations to flow more organically. This update also allows you to send stickers in a chat, giving you a wider range of ways to display how you feel.

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2 months ago

Instagram rolls out support for video uploads of up to 60 seconds

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Instagram is giving people more freedom to express themselves in video form. The social network is rolling out an update that will support video uploads of up to 60 seconds, well above the previous limit of just 15 seconds.

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2 months ago

Samsung's 'Good Lock' UI is your Galaxy S7, as seen through a fever dream

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Good Lock

Samsung has an optional 'advanced' UI for the Galaxy S7, and it's kind of a mess.

It's not often we see a phone maker offering optional, sweeping changes to the UI of one of its major handsets. Yet that's what Samsung has with the launch of the oddly named "Good Lock" on its Galaxy Apps store.

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2 months ago

Twitter makes images more accessible for visually impaired people

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Twitter has announced a change for its Android and iOS apps that will make photos more accessible to people who are visually impaired. People who add photos to their tweets will soon be able to add alternative text that describes the images they add for those who can't see them, and descriptions themselves can be 420 characters long.

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2 months ago

Google Photos now allows you to undo image edits you don't like

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The latest update to the official Google Photos app will give people the freedom to edit as much as they want to without having to worry about permanently altering the original images.

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2 months ago

SoundCloud launches its own music subscription service

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SoundCloud has rolled out an app update, which adds a new subscription service. Going up against the likes of Spotify and Play Music, SoundCloud Go is free for you to try for 30 days and will set you back $9.99 a month thereafter. Highlights of this new subscription service from SoundCloud include ad-free experiences and the ability to enjoy your favorite music when offline.

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2 months ago

Miitomo, Nintendo's first smartphone app, launches in select markets on March 31

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U.S. and European audiences will finally get a chance to download and use Nintendo's first smartphone app, Miitomo, on Thursday, March 31. The app will be released for both Android and iOS after a successful launch in Japan earlier this month.

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2 months ago

Samsung's web browser now available for the Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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Samsung's browser app is now compatible and available for download on the Verizon-branded Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

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2 months ago

The best streaming music apps for Android

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Streaming Music

Streaming music is big business, but which Android apps should you use?

We know there are plenty of streaming apps out there for Android. Each one comes with pros and cons (as everything else in life does). And the streaming app that best suits your needs might vary from one moment to the next. Say you want to listen to local stations for local news and weather information one moment. You may just want to have some music playing in your office that will be uninterrupted by commercials the next moment. Different apps will better fulfill those different needs.

Join us for an overview of some of the best streaming apps out there.

Article updated March 2016

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2 months ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Steam, PBS Kids, Atomas and more

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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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2 months ago

The Honor 7 gets its Marshmallow update in the EU

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Honor has announced that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is now available over-the-air for Honor 7 owners in the EU. The update comes a few weeks after Honor originally expected, but it's good to see that it's actually rolling out now.

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2 months ago

Developers can submit their Android Experiments for a chance to go to Google I/O 2016

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Google wants to see what developers can come up with in new and innovative software for the Android platform. It has announced a contest where entries submitted to the Android Experiment site will be judged by a panel of Google team members, and the top three winners will get a free trip to San Francisco to attend the 2016 Google I/O conference on May 18-20.

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2 months ago

The best Android launchers

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Android Launcher

There are tons of launchers available for android — these are some of the best!

Launchers are the way Android users customize their smartphone and tablet experience. There's superficial stuff, like changing screen transitions, icons, and fonts, but the best Android launchers out there enable users to tweak the device's behavior to suit their daily usage, so long as you're willing to put the time into defining those customizations. Some launchers act very similarly to the one that came with your device, while others completely change the way you interact with your home screen. You can make your home screens as simple or complicated as you wish, while tweaking every little detail or just taking what's given to you by default — all by installing one single app.

If you're looking for a change of pace from the out-of-box software experience on your phone, consider a new launcher. We've found the best ones available today, and listed all of the pros and cons of each.

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2 months ago

Verizon rolling out Wi-Fi fixes for the Galaxy S7, S7 edge

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Verizon is now pushing out updates for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The updates correct Wi-Fi issues that these phones may be experiencing, and changes the software version number to MMB29M.G930VVRU2APB5 for the Galaxy S7 and MMB29M.G935VVRU2APB5 for the S7 edge.

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