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2 years ago

Adobe Flash Player 11 update pushed to Google Play

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If you have Adobe Flash Player 11 installed on your Android device, then you're going to want to head on over to the Google Play Store where there will be an update ready and waiting.

The official changelog on the Adobe website hasn't been updated at the time of writing. But, considering active development has been discontinued, there's a high chance it brings a handful of security and bug fixes. In any case, if there's an update there, it's usually a good idea to download it, so head over to the Play Store now and snag yourself a copy.

Download: Adobe Flash Player 11 

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2 years ago

Evernote launches Evernote Food on Android, helps you remember all your good eats

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Evernote has been on a roll as of late rolling out updates to already existing apps and adding new ones to the mix. The latest to land on Android is Evernote Food. If you're a food lover, it's something you might want to take a look at. It's based on the same concept as Evernote itself but as the name implies it revolves around food that you've enjoyed.

Out at a great restaurant and want to share it with others? Snap a pic and have it uploaded to Evernote food and share the details with others with the included function of adding titles, tags and even location as it has Foursquare integration built right in. The app itself looks great especially after you start adding your own items to the mix.

Evernote Food is available on the Google Play Store right now but if you're looking to get a better look at the app in action or see how it can fit into your daily use, there is video below of the app in action for you all to check out.

Source: Evernote Blog

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2 years ago

Facebook for Android updated with fixes for crashes and login issues

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Been having issues with Facebook for Android logging you out or just outright crashing seemingly for no reason? If so, time to grab the latest version that is now appearing in the Google Play Store. As noted in the change log, this one should solve those issues, though we're not going to make any promises. You'll find the update in your apps list or you can just grab it from here.

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2 years ago

Splashtop brings Win8 Metro Testbed to Android tablets

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I'm not entirely sure the level of interest among Android users out there wishing to run Windows 8 on their tablets but according to Splashtop developer interest is high. As such, they've gone ahead and released Win8 Metro Testbed, which will allow you to simulate a Windows 8 environment on compatible Android tablets.

“In response to the high demand from Splashtop fans and the developer community, we have provided a Windows 8 development platform for Android tablet owners,” noted Mark Lee, Splashtop CEO and co-founder. “With Windows 8 Metro both iPad and Android developers can now turn their tablets into a development testbed to evaluate touch gestures and functionality of their app in a Windows 8 environment.”

There is a few constraints with the app you'll need to be aware of though. First, you'll need a copy of Windows 8 installed on a PC or Mac to make use of but you can get that from Microsoft for free right now. Then, you'll need the Win8 streamer app installed available from Splashtop. Finally, you'll need to hand over $25 for the Win8 Metro Testbed app available on the Google Play Store.

Sounds all rather complicated but it's really not if you're already checking out Windows 8. Splashtop did do up a great video showing how to use the app so go ahead, have a look at Win8 Metro Testbed in action below.

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2 years ago

Google Schemer gains photo and landscape support with latest update

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Although it remains a niche app of sorts, Google hasn't forgotten about Schemer in their run of latest Android app updates. A new update is currently showing as available in the Google Play Store with some notable changes included. Landscape support is now baked into the app as well as support for photos on posts. If you're into scheming, you can grab the download right now at the link after the break.

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2 years ago

Redesigned Foursquare app now live in Google Play

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Launch the app, and it basically says it. It's an all-new Foursquare app. OK, maybe not all ​new. You're not going to be lost trying to check into your favorite coffee shop. But, yes, the app now has a much-needed makeover. Big tabs. Big photos. A cleaner look. Better mapping. Better discovery. It's just better.

Snag it at the download link below.

Download: Foursquare for Android; More: Foursquare blog

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2 years ago

Google Shopper updated, promises fixes for crashing issues

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The last update to Google Shopper brought some UI improvements and a tighter integration with Google Offers. It also seems that it brought with it a good deal of issues with the app crashing sporadically for a number of people. Hopefully those issues are now put to bed, as Google has pushed an update that promises to fix such issues. No new features are added in this minor update, which can be grabbed by heading over to the Google Play Store now. 

Download: Google Shopper

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2 years ago

Flipboard for Android gets update to version 1.8.4 beta 2

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Development continues apace for Flipboard for Android, as the app has been updated to version 1.8.4 beta 2. The latest version is a relatively minor update, bringing bug fixes and a handful of new features to the digital magazine app.  Sharing via Android's built-in "share" API is a welcome addition, and we're always partial to the occasional performance improvement, though we've experienced no slowdown in the app so far.

Here's the full change log for Flipboard version 1.8.4 beta 2 --

  • Added sharing via other applications
  • Fixed authentication bug which could cause repeated logins
  • Remember the position in a section if you accidentally leave it
  • Improved stability and performance

Samsung Galaxy S III owners and beta participants on other phones can grab the 2.5MB update to the latest version by firing up the app as usual -- you should get an update notification like the one in the photo above.

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2 years ago

Google Wallet updated with support for new form factors, prepaid topup improvements

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Although Google Wallet had some issues the other day and went down for a while it looks like there might have been a good reason for it. The app itself has just been updated and according to the change log there is improvements to the prepaid top up process but also support for "new device form factors".

The new form factor support entry is a rather interesting one, kind of makes you think there is more to this update then Google is ready to tell us right now. If you have a supported device, you should be seeing the update in the Google Play Store right now available for download.

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2 years ago

Pocket lead developer: Developing for Android is "quite enjoyable"

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We've all seen those reports from app developers on other platforms, saying how developing for Android is a nightmare, and isn't worthwhile (we file those with the "Android is doomed when the next XXX comes out" reports), so it's refreshing to see the other side of the coin. Max Weiner, lead developer for Pocket., (see our interview with the Weiner brothers here) has let us in a little of what goes one behind the scenes at Pocket, and the short version of how they developed one of the best and most popular Android apps to date.

Starting with the Samsung Fascinate he got on contract for a penny, Max and company have certainly done well despite all the promises that they need hundreds of devices to test with and will face countless headaches developing for Android. It's a great read, and we look forward to seeing the rest of their tips for Android developers as the series continues.

Source: Pocket

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