All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘android apps’

Groupon Puts Search “Front And Center” In Mobile Apps

Groupon has launched updates to its iPhone and Android apps, which make search “a front-and-center experience,” as the company says. Here’s a look: Groupon has this to say about search’s importance to its business: Search is a critical part of Groupon’s product strategy. Most Groupon merchants now make their deals available on an ongoing basis, and search allows customers to …

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Yahoo Has A New Mail App For iPad And Android Tablets

Yahoo has introduced a new Mail app for iPad and Android tablets. It comes with a new full-screen experience, which lets users flip through their email as if they were reading a magazine (or another tablet app). “With amazing displays, vibrant colors and lifelike images, tablets have changed the way we experience books, photos, movies and more. Yet email, something …

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Chat Heads From Facebook Home Now Part Of Facebook Messenger

Facebook unveiled Facebook Home for Android last week, as I’m sure you recall. There was a lot of press about: the product, what it means for Facebook’s mobile strategy, the Eminem song Facebook used in a video for it, etc. One of the key features of Facebook Home is something called “Chat Heads”. These are images of your friends that …

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Is This The Future Of How We Use Facebook?

On Thursday, after weeks of building up to it (and years of Facebook phone rumors), Facebook unveiled the closest thing to a “Facebook Phone” that exists. This comes in the form of a new “family of apps” for Android, and an actual phone from HTC with the family pre-loaded. The experience is called Facebook Home. What are your first impressions …

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Mobile Twitter Apps Let You Open/Download Apps From Tweets

Twitter announced updates to its Android and iPhone apps, as well as mobile.twitter.com. Each of them (as well as Twitter.com) now shows more types of content in expanded tweets, like photo galleries, apps and product listings. The apps will also display a new link below the content when shared from other mobile apps. These links let the user open the …

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Google Launches Quickoffice For Android, iPhone

Last June, Google acquired Quickoffice. In December, Google launched an iPad app. Google announced today that Quickoffice is now available for Android and iPhone. “One of the easiest ways to share old files and collaborate with others is to convert them to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides,” writes product manager Mark Beaton in a blog post. “However, not everyone you …

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Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support

Google just announced the launch of offline language packages for Google Translate for Android. With the feature, you don’t need an Internet connection to translate your way out of a jam. If you open the app, and select “offline languages” from the menu, you will be able to choose a package for download. You should probably do this while you …

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Google Keep Arrives (In An Official Capacity)

Earlier this week, Google Keep was spotted in the wild, and was quickly pulled down from view by the company. Today, Google announced the product. “Every day we all see, hear or think of things we need to remember,” says Google software engineer Katherine Kuan. “Usually we grab a pad of sticky-notes, scribble a reminder and put it on the …

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Walking Dead ‘Dead Yourself’ App Hits Android

AMC announced that the “Dead Yourself” app, which lets you turn yourself into a walker, has come to Android. AMC says in a blog post: For two months AMC’s Dead Yourself app has been taking the world by storm, turning men, women, children and pets into zombies. Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet: Dead Yourself is now available on Android-powered …

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Gmail For Android Gets One-Tap Reply, Archiving From Notifications

Google has launched an update for Gmail for Android, which includes the ability to reply to and archive messages from notifications with a single tap. Here’s what the feature looks like: “You can combine this with existing notification features like the ability to customize which messages you receive notifications for and set up different sounds for individual labels,” Google software …

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Now Samsung Has Its Own Wallet App

Samsung has unveiled a new digital wallet app in beta. Everyone is calling the App “Apple’s Passbook on Android”. Google, of course, already has some Passbook-like features in Google Now, not to mention Google Wallet. Samsung says, “Samsung Wallet is a convenient mobile app which allows users to store and manage event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards and coupons all …

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Google Drive Android App Gets Video Streaming

Google has launched an update to the Google Drive app for Android. The biggest new feature is support for streaming video files. You must be using Honeycomb or greater to access the feature, but the ability to stream video files you have saved to Drive makes the app a lot more useful in a new way. Google has also added …

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