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Android Auto Website Expands List Of 2016-2018 Kia Car Models, Plus Software Updates For 2014 And 2015 Models

Android Auto continues to gain momentum as automakers search for a relatively easy and inexpensive way to equip their cars with electronics that work with customers' smartphones. South Korean auto company Kia previously committed to the platform on a handful of its cars, at least according to the official Android Auto website, but that list has been considerably expanded as of the latest update. The latest version lists nearly twenty models that will have Android Auto capability, including several 2014-2016 models that will receive it as an update.

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Facebook Messenger Adds Usernames, Links, And Messenger Codes

Facebook says there are 900,000,000 people who use Messenger on a regular basis. That's a lot of people, so Facebook has come up with a new way to make it easier to find someone. You now have the option of creating a Messenger username, which also works as a link or a scannable code.

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Disney Crossy Road Hops Into The Play Store

Imagine, if you will, a version of Crossy Road with Disney characters. Have you imagined it? Okay, that thing you just imagined exists, and it's called Disney Crossy Road. It's like the original Crossy Road, but with characters from a wide array of Disney franchises.

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Asus Pushes A Huge Update To The Zenfone Zoom And A Pretty Big One To The Zenfone 2 Laser

Owners of some of Asus' camera-oriented smartphones are getting a nice surprise today with the announcement of sizable OTA updates. The OS version isn't changing, but both the Zenfone Zoom and Zenfone Laser 2 are getting big updates with tweaks, new features, and bug fixes galore.

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[Deal Alert] Grab This Magnetic Windshield Car Mount For $3.99 With Free Shipping On iTechDeals

If you've ever looked at both AliExpress and Samsung's accessories store, you'd know that car mounts can range from the super cheap to the super expensive and there are dozens of different designs and concepts used to keep the phone stable despite the vibrations and accelerations of the car. One of my favorite types of car mounts are magnetic: they're usually sturdy, very simple to use, have less moving parts, and are super quick for placing and removing the phone.

If you love these types of mounts or you want to try one out and see if it could work for you, today's a good day to do so.

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[KeyBard] SwiftKey Announces ShakeSpeak, A Predictive Keyboard For All Your Shakespearean Needs

It appears SwiftKey missed April 1 by a few days, as today the company has uploaded a new keyboard app with a difference: instead of using SwiftKey's predictive talents to figure out what your next word will be, it uses none other than William Shakespeare's own words. That's right, England's most famous playwright powers the 'KeyBard,' or rather his words do.

If you start typing a famous Shakespeare quote, such as, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," or, "Now is the winter of our discontent," the app will try and fill them in and complete the sentence.

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[Update: APK Download] Reddit Finally Releases Its Official Android App And Gives Free Reddit Gold For Early Adopters

There's no shortage of Reddit applications for Android on the Play Store, most of which are excellent in terms of design and functionality and cater to different types of Reddit users. But no matter how many third-party clients are available, there's always a special place for official apps, ones that come straight from the site/service/network and provide a home-brew perspective on what the experience should be like on mobile.

Reddit has been hard at work improving its mobile presence, first with a new beta mobile site and second with an official Android app which was leaked a couple of months ago and is now finally official.

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[Deal Alert] The Star Wars Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid On Sale For $129.99 ($20 Off)

A long time ago (like the 1970's, that's a really long time) in a studio far, far, away a mighty marketing Empire was born. Star Wars!
The Empire's formation began with the telling of an epic story. A story so epic that it started on chapter four instead of chapter one (Seriously, why George?).

After years of waiting, a new chapter has finally been added to the tome. In this, the seventh chapter, a new Droid was introduced.

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[Update: Changes Were Reverted By Server-Side Switch] Google+ v7.6 Brings A Bunch Of Improvements To The Notifications Screen [APK Download]

Who doesn't love a good update? That's a rhetorical question, of course. A few app updates rolled out today, including one for Google+ on Android. A look through it shows that this update was pretty well dedicated to polishing things up on the Notification screen. A previously announced feature is finally locked in, and some of the top requests from users have been addressed. As usual, we've got a link at the bottom if you're eager to get this one downloaded, or just keep reading to find out what's new.

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Initial Hands-On With The Huawei P9

The first thing to note about the Huawei P9 is how thin it is. At only 6.95mm, the phone feels very narrow in your palm, negating that 5.2-inch 1080p display. While I have big hands (my normal phone is a Nexus 6P, and I could go bigger), the P9 fits in my hand very well, not feeling too big or too small. Another thing you notice is its weight: it weighs only 144g, which for a phone of this size is crazy. It doesn't feel like it weighs this, though; maybe it's the thinness, or the compact body, but it feels like it weighs much less.

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