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[APK Download] Google Messenger v1.4 Adds Location Sharing, Stickers, And Fast Scrolling (And Maybe More)

The Messenger app published by Google received a significant #updatewednesday release this morning, adding support for location sharing, stickers, and quick scrolling. All things, I think we can agree, which are good.

The new location sharing and sticker features, found under the "attach" dialogue, look like this.

You can download new sticker packs (there are currently three), and some of the stickers are even animated. Location sharing is pretty cool - the way it works is quite clever.

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Fleksy Keyboard Updated To v6.0, Goes Free With Optional In-App Purchases

Google's default keyboard has gotten really good, to the point that it's hard to actually charge for a keyboard app even if it has a few tricks up its sleeve. Just like SwiftKey last year, Fleksy has now gone free in the Play Store (and Amazon Appstore). Instead of paying an upfront price, there are themes and extensions that you can purchase if you so choose.

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Disney Releases A Star Wars App With News, A Sound Board, And Other Stuff To Get You Excited For The New Movie

Disney has an unstoppable marketing machine at its disposal, and there's a new Star Wars movie coming out later this year. You can probably see where this is going. Yes, there's a new Star Wars app from Disney that aims to get you all hot and bothered for the new film. It's actually kind of neat, though.

The interface can be themed as light side, dark side, or a neutral droid scheme.

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Live Screen Streaming App From Sony Streams Your Screen Live To Twitch And YouTube, But It Only Works With Z4 Generation [Updated]

Hey you! Yes, you, with the 60-hour-a-week League of Legends habit and the inordinately expensive microphone setup!

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Next Play Store Update Will Include Tweaks To 'Characters' Section Animation And What's New Box [Update: APK Download]

Googler Kirill Grouchnikov likes to show off the little UI flourishes in the Play Store, sometimes even before they are live for users. We like the small stuff, and you probably do too. So you'll be happy to know there are two subtle UI tweaks incoming with the next Play Store update. One is in the kids "character" section and the other is in the What's New box we all know and love.

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The Google Play Music App Has Been Wiping Downloaded / Cached Music Stored On SD Cards, Google Is Fixing It

If you've been wondering of late why exactly your cached and stored-for-offline-playback music in the Google Play Music app is disappearing every time you turn your phone off or reboot it, good news: Google knows that (now). And if you are experiencing that problem, I bet I can guess a feature of your smartphone: it has a microSD slot. And you probably have microSD storage enabled in the Play Music app.

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First Star Wars: Uprising Gameplay Video Doesn't Look Entirely Terrible

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Alaska Airlines Android App Looks Much Less Ugly Following Major 3.0 Update

Alaska Airlines doesn't handle all of the flights to Alaska, but if you're heading to the state, there's a decent chance you will consider riding one of the company's planes. The airline offers an Android app that you can use throughout every step of the process—booking a trip, checking in, boarding, and the like. Only now, it will look much less ugly as you do so. With version 3.0, Alaska Airlines will no longer cause Lollipop devices, and their owners, to involuntarily vomit.

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Hooks Is A Cross Between Pushbullet Channels And IFTTT, Now Available On Android

I'm going to assume that most of our readers have used Pushbullet, or at least have a general idea how it works. Hooks is a new app that offers a more configurable version of Pushbullet channels so you can get notifications when any number of things happens on the internet. So take Pushbullet, add a dash of IFTTT, and you've got Hooks.

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Action Launcher Updated To v3.5 With New Customizable Quickbar Feature

Action Launcher is getting an update as we speak with a completely new feature. It's called the Quickbar, and it finally puts that search bar on the home screen to good use. In v3.5 you can add your own shortcuts and custom actions to the bar for easy access.

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