Twitter has changed the way things work, switching from favorites to likes and changing the shape from a star to a heart. The company states that a heart is a more universal symbol, one that is recognized and resonates across various languages, cultures and time zones.
Replying to email can be a cumbersome task, and Google wants to once again make it easier with Smart Reply. The new feature will be making its way to Inbox by Gmail, and it aims to reduce the amount of time spent composing replies. Smart Reply will suggest various responses to your emails, reducing the amount of time you need to spend typing the words.
Open Whisper Systems, the team behind the likes of Redphone and TextSecure, has released a new secure messaging app for Android. Called Signal, the app has finally made the jump to Android after being available for iOS for a number of months. Should you be a fan of the older apps aforementioned, you'll enjoy Signal, which is essentially a combination of the two.
Popular browser provider, Opera, is today officially launching a bunch of new features for its Android offerings.
Alongside some new company branding, both Opera and Opera Mini for Android are seeing some tasty new additions that have been in beta for a little while now. Opera is getting installable web apps and video compression while Opera Mini is getting a new tabbed browsing experience.
Marshmallow brought a number of new shifts for Android users, but one of the biggest applause lines was given to the overhaul of app permissions. Before Marshmallow, you had only one way to deny an app a permission it asked for: don't install it. In Marshmallow, you can install an app and allow or deny permissions on a per-app basis. This means that if you don't think this game deserves access to your contacts list, you can deny it access to the contacts list.
And changing an app's approved permissions is really easy, but there is a small hurdle you may have to overcome.
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!
However, with the HTC One A9, it is the first time that HyperLapse has been pre-packaged in a smartphone's stock camera app. HTC has not only made its TimeLapse function, well, functional, it has made it cool.
A new update is rolling out for the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact. The update appears to offer a fix for the "Stagefright" exploit. The update pushes the software for the phones to build number 32.0.A.6.152.
The team at OnePlus are busy launching the OnePlus X, utilizing special events around the world to offer a unique purchasing experience. The company has also been busy working on a new photography app called Reflexion, which is now available for download.
Amazon Music has gained support for its top requested feature, the ability to download songs to an SD card for offline listening. With this, you'll be able to put your own music, or songs and albums from Prime Music on your SD card instead of having it take up your on-board storage.
Apple has released its second app for Android today — and no, it's not Apple Music. For its second release, Apple has pushed out a companion app for managing and controlling their Beats Pill+ speakers.
Amazon's Scary Good Deals offer is a way for you to grab $70 worth of Android apps and games at no cost. We've seen Amazon offer plenty of app deals in the past, but its always great to see them continue. This time around, you can grab Runtastic Pro, LEGO Star Wars Microfighters, Splashtop Remote Desktop and much more, all for free.
Photo-editing app Snapseed has snagged a pretty nifty update today that adds in the ability to edit photos captured in RAW format. This is great news for those who have been taking advantage of RAW photo capture on some newer phones, giving you another option to edit the full, uncompressed photos right on your phone. From Google's Anton Daubert:
Snapped now allows you to edit those RAW photos in the DNG file format right on your mobile device. You can also edit DNGs that were shot on cameras or converted from other RAW formats.
So, if you're a big Snapseed fan, the app just got a little bit better. Daubert also notes that the team has polished the app up a bit to make it easier to navigate, so that should be nice, too. If you want to check out the latest version of Snapseed, you can find it on Google Play now.
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