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Facebook Will Have Quite The Presence At Google I/O Facebook Will Have Quite The Presence At Google I/O
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Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg said that Google and Facebook weren’t talking much. The two seem to be getting closer thanks to Android, though, and that catalyst will be bringing Facebook to Google I/O in May. Facebook announced this week …

Vine Is Coming to Android ‘Soon’ Vine Is Coming to Android ‘Soon’

Android users, do you feel left out by all of the fun your iPhone-wielding counterparts are having with their quirky 6-second videos? Well, you don’t have that much longer to wait until you can join in. Vine, Twitter’s new 6-second …

Want To Update Your Android App Outside Of Google Play? Well, You Can’t Want To Update Your Android App Outside Of Google Play? Well, You Can’t
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Google Play is one of the best Android app distribution platforms around. It also has incredible reach what with it being installed on every Android device. Developers would be stupid not to be on Google Play, but some would prefer …

Looking For A Cheap Linux Board? Try The BeagleBone Black Looking For A Cheap Linux Board? Try The BeagleBone Black

Linux can run on just about anything. That’s why projects like the $25 Raspberry Pi are so exciting. Just about anybody can now own a Linux PC and start writing code. Of course, some may want something a bit more …

Tumblr Launches New Mobile Ads Tumblr Launches New Mobile Ads
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Users of Tumblr’s iOS and Android apps will begin to see ads in their streams – ones that look and feel like organic blog posts inside the apps. The new ad push marks a first for Tumblr – putting sponsored …

Google Now Coming To The Google Homepage? Google Now Coming To The Google Homepage?

It appears that Google has big plans for Google Now beyond the Android operating system. The feature, which serves users relevant information when they are most likely to need it, without them having to search for it on their own, …

Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews
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Facebook Home, Facebook’s Android homescreen takeover, has been available for just over a week. In that time, we’ve seen the app take on a barrage of negative reviews. But people are still downloading it and trying it out. As of …

Google Gets Even More Charitable With One Today App Google Gets Even More Charitable With One Today App
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Google.org is the search giant’s philanthropic arm that helps enforce positive change around the world. Now the company is helping non-profits and charities with a new mobile app. Google launched a new Android app – One Today – in beta …

Iron Man 3 Suits Up On Mobile Devices Next Week

Iron Man 3 premiers in theaters on May 3. Before the theatrical release, Gameloft will be giving mobile gamers a taste of the action with its latest mobile game tie-in. Iron Man 3 – The Official Game – is a …

LinkedIn Updates Mobile Experience, Its Fastest Growing Area LinkedIn Updates Mobile Experience, Its Fastest Growing Area
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LinkedIn says that their mobile platform is the “fastest growing” aspect of their service. On average, 27% of their unique visitors comes through their mobile apps – up from 15% a year ago. In a year, their mobile pageviews have …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Arrives On T-Mobile April 24, Retails For $150 Samsung Galaxy S4 Arrives On T-Mobile April 24, Retails For $150
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AT&T was the first to announce pre-order details for the Galaxy S4 so it was assumed that it would also be the first carrier to get Samsung’s new flagship device. That’s actually not the case as T-Mobile will be getting …

Would You Ever Want a Twitter Phone? Would You Ever Want a Twitter Phone?

Last week Facebook unveiled Facebook Home, their “app family” Android takeover that turns your device into a full-fledged Facebook-first hub. It takes over the homescreen, turning it into a stream for Facebook news feed content and works Facebook messaging and …

Amazon’s Announces Major Android Appstore Expansion Amazon’s Announces Major Android Appstore Expansion

Amazon has just announced that they are making another international expansion of the Android Appstore. They’ve notified developers that they can now submit their apps for distribution in a bunch of new countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South …

Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store

Well the reviews are in for Facebook’s OS-lite “app family” Android takeover, Home, and it’s not looking great – to say the least. Since hitting the Google Play store on Friday, nearly 4,000 users reviews have been logged (3.955). And …

Google Discusses Apps Script And Android Google Discusses Apps Script And Android
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Google uploaded a new video about using Apps Script and Android. Arun Nagarajan from the Apps Script team and Adam Koch from Android discuss:

Google Acquires Team From Funf Creators Behavio Google Acquires Team From Funf Creators Behavio
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Update: Google says it’s just the team joining Google, not an acquisition. Google has apparently acquired Behavio, which received a fair amount of attention at SXSW last year. The startup produced FunF, an “open sensing” framework for Android. This is …

Facebook Home Now Available to Download in the Google Play Store Facebook Home Now Available to Download in the Google Play Store
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Facebook Home, Facebook’s attempt to make your Android homescreen all about Facebook, is now live in the Google Play Store. As of right now, you can only download Facebook Home if you have one of these four Android devices: HTC …

Chat Heads From Facebook Home Now Part Of Facebook Messenger 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. …

Foursquare 6.0 Launches As a True Local Search and Recommendation App Foursquare 6.0 Launches As a True Local Search and Recommendation App

Foursquare has been improving their service in the hopes of “moving beyond the check-in” for some time now. Today, they’ve released the all new Foursquare version 6.0 for both iOS and Android. With this update, search and recommendations (what Foursquare …

Burner, the Popular iOS Disposable Number App, Launches on Android Burner, the Popular iOS Disposable Number App, Launches on Android
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Sometimes you just need to contact and be contacted with a temporary number. And the iOS app that has popularized that practice since last August has just launched on Android. You can grab Burner at the Google Play Store today. …

iPhones Are Not Losing Popularity Among Teens iPhones Are Not Losing Popularity Among Teens
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If this is the look of waining popularity, I’m sure Apple is quite content to let it continue. Piper Jaffray’s 25th bi-annual teens and devices survey just came out. And in continuing what has been a trend over the last …