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Google's new photo books are already live in the Photos app for some

Photo books were announced at Google I/O 2017 just three days ago, and could be ordered that same day - but on the web only. However, the feature was said to be rolling out to the Google Photos
[Update: Rolling out widely] Latest Play Store visual tweaks adjust search results and border elements

[Update: Rolling out widely] Latest Play Store visual tweaks adjust search results and border elements

Update 1: 2017/05/20 2:45pm PDT After being first spotted in March of 2017, the updated UI started hitting more users in the last several days, so it looks like Google is now satisfied with the
The ROLI NOISE sound production app is now in early access for Android

The ROLI NOISE sound production app is now in early access for Android

ROLI's modular BLOCKS studio has gained popularity recently, as a way to easily create music. Taps and gestures on the BLOCKS turn into musical rhythms when paired to the iOS 'NOISE' app. Now ROLI is
Amazon releases the Android companion app for its fashion-focused Echo Look

Amazon releases the Android companion app for its fashion-focused Echo Look

We might have previously thought that it was an April Fools' joke, given the timing, but Amazon's Echo Look is quite real. The device, with its camera and fancy machine learning skills, is meant to
The Cartoon Network app for Android now supports Chromecast

The Cartoon Network app for Android now supports Chromecast

Cartoon Network's latest update to the Android app has finally added Chromecast support. Allegedly this has been one of the most requested features for the application, although I am not surprised it
[Update: O DP2 broke notification channels] Android O feature spotlight: Android tells you if an app is displaying a screen overlay

[Update: O DP2 broke notification channels] Android O feature spotlight: Android tells you if an app is displaying a screen overlay

Update 1: 2017/03/31 11:27am PDT Notifications Update 2: 2017/05/21 3:35pm PDT Android O Dev Preview 2 disabled the ability to toggle the categories in Android System's notification channels.

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: OK Golf, Find My Device

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps
Share files of all sizes to and from any platform for free with Send Anywhere [Sponsored Post]

Share files of all sizes to and from any platform for free with Send Anywhere [Sponsored Post]

Sharing files can be a pain. And that pain increases the bigger the file it is, the more unusual the file type, and when you are trying to move the file from one operating system to another.
12 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week (5/16/17 - 5/22/17)

12 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week (5/16/17 - 5/22/17)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Please wait for this page to load in
[Deal Alert] Start off this week with 17 temporarily free and 15 on-sale apps, plus the first 0.10 App of the Week

[Deal Alert] Start off this week with 17 temporarily free and 15 on-sale apps, plus the first 0.10 App of the Week

It's the start of another new week, which means it's time for a new apps post. The weekend brought us quite a few, so we'll dig right in. As always, the free apps will remain in your library unless
SMS support for Hangouts officially ends today, excluding Google Voice and Project Fi subscribers

SMS support for Hangouts officially ends today, excluding Google Voice and Project Fi subscribers

Today is the day that Hangouts finally loses SMS support. We were warned by Google about it months ago when Hangouts started showing a warning that it would no longer support the feature. But, as of
Twitter is testing a new rounded interface in the alpha Android app

Twitter is testing a new rounded interface in the alpha Android app

Joaquim Vergès, best known for his work on the Falcon Pro Twitter client, joined Twitter in 2015 to help improve the company's Android app. He left Twitter in March to work for Twitch, and it seems
Instagram 10.22 adds Location and Hashtag Stories to the Explore tab [APK Download]

Instagram 10.22 adds Location and Hashtag Stories to the Explore tab [APK Download]

Instagram created a carbon copy of Snapchat stories last year, but now the company is making them far more discoverable. In a blog post, Instagram announced that Stories will now be accessible by
[Update: APK Download] Snapchat adds support for group Stories

[Update: APK Download] Snapchat adds support for group Stories

Update 1: 2017/05/23 11:30am PDT If you want to try this out for yourself, you can now grab the update from APKMirror. Perhaps by coincidence, both Instagram and Snapchat have announced new
Splitwise adds support for Paytm in India

Splitwise adds support for Paytm in India

If you've never heard of it, Splitwise is an app that makes sharing bills and payments incredibly easy. You can use it to split bills between groups, keep track of IOU's, and figure out costs for
The latest SwiftKey beta adds support for Cantonese and other new typing languages, plus more keyboard layouts [APK Download]

The latest SwiftKey beta adds support for Cantonese and other new typing languages, plus more keyboard layouts [APK Download]

SwiftKey is one of the top choices for Android keyboards out there. It is my go-to and I strongly prefer it over Gboard for a variety of reasons. Regardless of where you stand, the best options offer
Google Phone v10 enables post-call messages for failed calls, prepares for enhanced incoming calls on RCS and voicemail backup [APK Teardown + Download]

Google Phone v10 enables post-call messages for failed calls, prepares for enhanced incoming calls on RCS and voicemail backup [APK Teardown + Download]

With the dust settling after the deluge caused by I/O 2017, it's time to take a closer look at some of the many other things that came with out last week. Some interesting changes came with a brand
Pinterest adds new features for recipe discovery, filters, and recommendations

Pinterest adds new features for recipe discovery, filters, and recommendations

Pinterest has just added a bunch of new food-specific features to its service and Android app. If you're searching for something to cook up tonight, the Pinterest Android app can give you a ton of new
31 new and notable Android games from the last week (5/17/17 - 5/23/17)

31 new and notable Android games from the last week (5/17/17 - 5/23/17)

multi-page article Page 1 Page 2Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Please wait for this page to
Google Voice updated to 5.2, adds new widgets and call screening [APK Download]

Google Voice updated to 5.2, adds new widgets and call screening [APK Download]

Today Google started rolling out another update to Google Voice, bringing things up to 5.2 The new version of the app brings widgets in three new sizes. It also provides a new setting in the app for
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