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BBM Gets A Material Coat Of Paint In Its Latest Beta, With Private Chats And Message Editing

I never thought I'd live to see the day when BBM adopted an actually decent design on Android. I remember using the messaging service when it first came out on our platform, and it was a horrid experience from the tiny emojis to the clunky interface to the fact that everything didn't look right on Android. But BBM has been improving over the past months, adding Android Wear support, a landscape mode, message retraction, and more.

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Animated Watch Faces Puts Nice Nature Scenes On Your Wrist

Watch faces are a dime a dozen on the Play Store, or more accurately a few bucks each, so there's no shortage of choice when you want to make your wrist gadgetry look good. But if you're always aching for something new and slightly different, Animated Watch Faces might fit the bill.

The app comes preloaded with 24 nature-focused animations, half with an analog clock and the other half with a digital one.

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[Updated] Google Will Unveil Voice Access At I/O, Allowing You To Control Apps Entirely By Voice

Touchscreens are okay, but what about putting those pipes to better use? The description of one of Google's talks at I/O later this month points to an interesting new feature called Voice Access. Basically, instead of touching the phone, you talk to it to control apps. So essentially Star Trek? That'd be rad.

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[Android M Feature Spotlight] This Is Exactly How Doze Reduces Battery Drain

Doze is one of the more interesting features of Android M, and also potentially huge for the platform. Google has said again and again that the new version of Android would improve battery life, but they might have actually done it this time. Doze puts apps into deep sleep when the device isn't in use to save power, and Google's developer docs explain exactly how this will work.

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Humble Mobile Bundle 13 Is Live With Hellraid: The Escape, Worms 3, Puzzle Retreat, And More

There's a new Humble Mobile Bundle available, and that means it's time to get out your wallet and buy some neat games. You get to help out some charities while doing it too. There are six games in the bundle right now, and more are on the way.

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Monday App And Game Sales: Spellcrafter, InstaWeather Pro, QuestLord, And More

It was quite a Google I/O newsfest last week, wasn't it? Now maybe you're looking to wind down with some cheap apps and games. Well, we have those. Read on and save.

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The New Photos App Will Offer To Clean Up Your Device Storage When You Run Low

Google is very into this whole cloud thing, so much so that it's offering unlimited storage of high-quality images and video as part of the new Photos. If you've got all your stuff online, do you really need it locally? The new Photos app doesn't think so, and it can help you save some space.

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Foursquare Gets Android Wear App In Latest Update, Now Provides Personalized Recommendations From A Tiny Screen

Last year the company that made it a thing to "check in" somewhere shed the social network aspect of its service and pushed out a complete redesign. The new Foursquare was less interested in where you've been and more concerned about where you're going. The experience now centers around personalized recommendations, and the latest version sticks those suggestions directly on your wrist.

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The Foursquare Android Wear app lets you search for interesting places in your area and get information on your smartwatch.

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Android TV's App Selection Will Expand Soon With HBO Go, Twitch, FX Now, VUDU, WWE, And More

Even with a major infusion of horsepower with devices like the NVIDIA SHIELD and Razer Forge TV, the biggest thing holding back the Android TV platform is a scarcity of apps compared to more mature alternatives like Roku. It looks like Google is quickly trying to close the gap: in addition to the announcement of HBO Now (currently exclusive to Apple hardware) at Google I/O, a handful of high-profile and formerly unavailable apps are also making their way to Android TV in the near future.

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"OK Google" From Any Screen On The Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Appears To Be Returning, Can Possibly Be Forced Back On

A couple weeks back, we reported on a widespread problem with OK Google "From any screen" (AKA "OK Google Everywhere") on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

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