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1 month ago

Pocket for Android gets Material Design update

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Pocket, a handy little app for helping you catch up on reading, has just had a visual overhaul that brings it in line with the Material Design of Android 5.0 Lollipop. That means some very sharp-looking transitions, among other things. There's also Google Now integration, so you can ask "Search for ____ on Pocket" to dig up an article you had saved for reading later.

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1 month ago

Dropbox support coming to Office for Android

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Microsoft has teamed up with Dropbox to offer the users of the free mobile version of Office for Android a quick way to both save and sync their documents and files on their Dropbox cloud storage account. The new feature will be added to the free Office app for Android in an update that's due out in the next few weeks.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 4

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments. Oh, and even though it doesn't look like there's anything directly phone-related, ThinkGeek has an awesome half-off sale on right now.

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1 month ago

Disney Movies Anywhere launches on the US Play Store, brings cross-platform movie streaming

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After launching on iOS earlier this year, Disney is now bringing its cloud movie service, dubbed Disney Movies Anywhere, to the US Play Store. Now available as a native app for Android devices, the service ties in your Google Play and iTunes accounts with a Disney account and lets you watch purchased content on any Android or iOS device, as well as Disney's website.

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1 month ago

HBO GO & MAX GO grab Lollipop support, higher resolution streaming

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HBO GO and MAX GO have gotten updates tonight, both of which bring support for Android Lollipop. Perhaps even cooler, the updates also bring support for higher resolution video playback.

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1 month ago

Gmail update brings Material Design, POP/IMAP support

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Gmail

After it was leaked previously, Google is now starting to push out a new app update for the Gmail client on Android devices bringing a fresh new look with Material Design. In addition to a visual update, the new Gmail app can also be home to all your other non-Google email service providers, meaning that you won't need a separate email client for your POP or IMAP accounts. This means that along with viewing all your Gmail accounts, the app will also allow you to check your Outlook, Yahoo, or other accounts as well.

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1 month ago

HTC drops RE camera app on Google Play ahead of launch

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HTC has dropped its RE camera app on Google Play today. The RE app will work with the RE camera, acting as both a viewfinder and content browser for the device. In addition, the app will also serve as a hub for easily uploading your favorite pictures and videos to a social network of your choice.

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1 month ago

IE web development expands to support Android devices

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Microsoft is giving web developers a way to run Internet Explorer on nearly every major operating system via a new service called RemoteIE, Simply put, it will let them use the browser on OS X, iOS or Android devices, in addition to Windows, via the Azure RemoteApp, without the need for a typical virtual machine.

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1 month ago

Burger King's upcoming app will let you buy a Whopper with PayPal

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Burger King and PayPal today unveiled a partnership that will see the Burger King Android app updated to support making in-store payments via PayPal. The update will be just for US branches of the fast food franchise, at least at first, but will let customers in those locations buy Whoppers, fries and a drink via their smartphone.

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1 month ago

Google's updated calendar app is a gorgeous addition to Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Google Calendar app

It's functional, it looks good, and you're definitely going to want to use this one

There's so much to love in Android 5.0 Lollipop at a system level. And at the same time, we've been downright smitten by the updates Google's individual apps are receiving. It's not just about MaterialYOLO, but rather how everything is finally coming together under a single design language. (That's not to say we don't still have a few issues, but that's another post for another time.)

Today Google is unwrapping the new Calendar app for Android 5.0 Lollipop. And if you're a fan of calendar apps — and who isn't, really? — you're going to want to check this out.

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1 month ago

Table Top Racing now fully compatible with Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Combat racing game Table Top Racing has launched full support for Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop devices. It's also been updated for the latest Nexus devices, including the Nexus Player.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 3

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments. Oh, and even though it doesn't look like there's anything directly phone-related, ThinkGeek has an awesome half-off sale on right now.

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1 month ago

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare companion app now available

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With Call of Duty Advanced Warfare just around the corner, Activision has released a companion app for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. This app enables players to remain connected to the world of COD when away from their console. From managing their clan to participating in clan wars, there are numerous features available in the mobile clients to keep players entertained.

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1 month ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Nova Launcher, Untappd, Vortex and more

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Apps of the week

The apps we're using the most this week

It's Sunday. That means it's time for us to share the apps that we find ourselves opening and using the most during the past week. It may be something brand-spanking-new, or it may be an old favorite that got a sweet update. Or it may be an app from days past that we fell in love with all over again. But there will be apps.

Have a look and see which ones we're using, then dive into the comments and tell us which apps you're using. This works better when everyone participates!

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1 month ago

Gmail 5.0 for Android leaked with new design and support for Outlook and Yahoo Mail

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While the Android version of Gmail 5.0, the next major update for Google's email client, has yet to make an official appearance on the Google Play Store, the app has leaked out, showing its support for IMAP and Exchange email accounts that are used by Outlook.com and Yahoo Mail. And of course, a new UI that's based on the Material Design style found in Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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