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Feb
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In between those countless hours spent cutting fruit, flinging birds, and laughing at cats, it might be beneficial to put your mind up to something more productive. Lynda.com already provides a way to learn new skills from the comfort of your desk, but its pre-existing Android app could use some tender loving care. Today, it has received it. Lots of it.

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The new native app that fits on both phones and tables has more courses, a sidebar for navigating through its content, voice search, and support for playlists. Non-members can browse the library, but you need to sign up for most of the good stuff, along with extra features such as offline viewing. The app should be able to run on any Android device running Gingerbread or higher.

What's new:

  • Both Android phone and tablet compatibility
  • Compatibility with Android 2.3+
  • Offline Viewing of courses available for annual premium members
  • Better navigation via side drawer
  • My courses with course history
  • Playlist functionality includes adding, removing, and editing playlists and playlist items
  • Nonmember library browsing
  • Search with voice recognition
  • Sharing courses with social networks
  • Assigned playlists for lyndaEnterprise members
  • Classes for lyndaClassroom members

Source: Press Release

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • frank

    Great to see these learning tools.

    Khan Academy still has no presence in the play store and what else? Codecademy :)

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