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[APK Download + Teardown] Google App v4.4 Finally Adds Nicknames For Everyone (Maybe), Also Shows Progress On Trusted Voice And A New 'Seamless Hotword' Experiment

A fresh update to the Google App, formerly Google Search, just started rolling out. Don't get too excited yet, it looks like the only user-facing change today is that Nicknames has finally gone into wide release for the users that didn't already have it. The good news is that a quick teardown shows that Trusted Voice might be launching soon, possibly even with this version. There's also a new experiment in the works called Seamless Hotword.

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Roku App Updated With Voice Search And 'Movies Coming Soon' Feed

Roku announced some new features for its streaming players the other day, and now those features are filtering down to the Android remote app. In the latest iteration, you get voice search and a new "Movies Coming Soon" feed.

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Better Twitter Retweets Are Here, Except Not Yet On Android—Again

Retweeting something on Twitter amounts to taking that person's tweet and sending it out again on your own personal feed. To add something to the message, users have had to do things the old-fashioned way—beginning a tweet with RT and quoting the text manually.

Now Twitter has improved the experience, embedded retweets the way it does photos.

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Slacker Radio's Android App Gets A Big Redesign In The Latest Update... And Ringback Tones

Slacker isn't a music streaming service. Okay, it is, but it has a twist. Okay, I know, they all have twists. But Slacker isn't just about loading tracks. Think of it as Internet radio. Pandora? No, no, it's nothing like that. Users create and customize their own stations, then—okay, I see what you're getting at. Let's start over.

Slacker is a music streaming service, one of the many available in the Play Store.

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Instagram 6.19.0 Brings Color And Fade Tools, Available Now In Google Play

Back in December, Instagram made available some new filters for the first time since the app's arrival on Android. These new tools brought even more creative freedom (I know, that's a matter of opinion - just go with it, OK?) to the app, and most hardcore IG users surely appreciated the new options.

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Today, update 6.19.0 is rolling out to Google Play, and it brings a couple of other new tools to the platform: Color and Fade.

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Adobe Reader Becomes Acrobat Document Cloud, Android App Gets Its First Major Redesign

Adobe Acrobat has been around since the 90s, and its PDF format went on to become the standard way of exchanging documents over the web. Eventually Adobe made the file type open source and competitors began to bring their own innovations to the table, but the company's software remains the most widely adopted way to interact with PDFs.

Last month Adobe announced that it would soon launch Document Cloud, a cross-platform solution that expands to mobile devices some of the features previously only found on desktop clients.

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Mailbox Goes Material Design In Version 2.0

Dropbox's Mailbox email client has always been relatively simple and stylish, but the latest version of the app pushes it further in both directions. For the big 2.0, Mailbox is going material.

The side navigation menu slides out over the action bar, and a floating action button hovers in the bottom right corner. Excess lines have been stripped from various areas of the app, leaving more whitespace and, well, lots of white in general.

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Playworld Superheroes Turns Your Pretend Cardboard Helmet Into A Full-Blown Superhero Costume, Complete With Powers, For $3.99

Playworld Superheroes serves as an example that a game aimed for kids doesn't have to be second rate.

This immersive title gives players a chance to create their own superhero, much the way many of us have done in our childhood years. You create an imaginary costume using whatever household supplies you have lying around―whether that be a cardboard box or some stickers—and apply crayons and glue. Then you watch as the game turns your haphazard creation into a full-blown, customized suit of armor.

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The Humble Mobile Bundle 11 Arrives With Bounden, 80 Days, Kingdom Rush Origins, And More

The latest installment of the Humble Mobile Bundle is now available for purchase, and that means you should get your wallet ready. So far there are six awesome games, with more on the way. It can all be yours for a few bucks.

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The bundle so far offers Bounden, Auro, and Avernium: Escape from the Pit in the basic tier. You can get these paying any amount. Pay above the average and you'll get 80 Days, Kingdom Rush Origins, and Riddick: The Merc Files.

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Razer's Forge TV Bundle Is Up For Pre-Order On Amazon, Release Date Set For May 1st

Let's be honest here: there hasn't been much movement for Android TV since the Nexus Player was released way back in November. Though Sony has committed to using ATV in its upcoming smart TVs, the actual availability of Google's latest set-top box is depressingly low. But two gaming-centric Android TV units are on the horizon, and one of them is from veteran PC accessory vendor Razer. The Forge TV now has an unconfirmed release date (May 1st) and at least one pre-order retailer (Amazon).

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