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IFTTT renames Recipes to 'Applets' and redesigns app in v3.0 update

IFTTT (if this, then that) is one of those services you either love or just plain don't understand. It can be hard to integrate IFTTT into your life, but it's great if you have a lot of smart devices around the house. IFTTT is trying to make the service a little easier to use with the latest app update. Recipes are now called Applets, and the app has them front and center.

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Microsoft Teams, the company's Slack competitor, is now in preview

For companies neck-deep in the Microsoft ecosystem, Slack may not be the best option. To help solve this issue for its Office 365 customers, or perhaps simply to cash in on Slack's popularity, Microsoft has released their new Teams application. Now available in preview for Office 365 Enterprise/Business customers, Teams is tightly integrated with your favorite Microsoft services.

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The Trail from designer Peter Molyneux is now available to all in the Play Store

Peter Molyneux is famous for inventing the god game genre. He's a big name in game design to this day, but his last project, Godus was something of a flop. Now, Molyneux and 22Cans have made The Trail available to everyone in the Play Store. It's been in testing for a few weeks, and the early reviews are very positive.

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LastPass makes multi-device access to your passwords free

They always tell you to use long, complex passwords, and to never reuse passwords on different sites. Sure, but how are you supposed to remember all those? With a password manager like LastPass, of course. There are other options, but LastPass is one of the big names, and now the free version of the service is even better. You can access your passwords on multiple devices without upgrading to premium.

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Adobe releases Photoshop Sketch and Comp CC on Android, bringing on-the-go creativity to everyone

We all long for the day when the full version of Photoshop can be used on a mobile device, but for now we will have to settle for its lesser siblings. Adobe has just released Photoshop Sketch and Comp CC on Android, bringing two graphic design and creation apps to the platform, plus updating Illustrator Draw with new features.

Comp CC is a wireframe and design tool for both screens and print. The app has many different design templates, such as Android phone (1080 x 1920), Android tablets in landscape and portrait orientations, many different Apple devices, and a multitude of paper sizes.

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Google Wallet's web app goes material, looks the same as the Android app

Material is the name of the game at the moment, with apps left, right, and centre adopting the new(ish) design standards and animations. While the Wallet Android app has been material for a while now, the web app has just been updated to adopt the desktop version of material design.

Generally speaking, the new web interface looks much like the Android app. There is a part to send or request money, a navigation drawer with options in it, including choosing what card to pay with and settings. There are a few things on one platform that are not on the other - Activity on the Android app and 'Cash Out' on the web app - but mostly they look the same on either, which is the aim of material design.

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Google Fit v1.61 prepares for hydration logging, gym workouts, and more [APK Teardown]

There's a new update to Google Fit rolling out to [aspiring to be] healthy Android users, but there aren't any obvious signs of changes from just looking at the app. A little digging around under the hood reveals quite a bit is either in the works or just about to launch, including hydration logging and counting reps at the gym. We might also get to track climbing data soon and get notifications for activities that Fit isn't 100% confident about. Oh, and there are some more round icons because it was bound to happen eventually.

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[Update: New Remix IO+ model] Jide's newest Remix IO gadget doubles as a desktop and an Android TV box, now on Kickstarter

Connecting a PC to a television isn't exactly a revolutionary idea. Ditto for a mobile device - it's harder to do now that dedicated HDMI ports are gone, but streaming screens and content via Chromecast has sort of filled the gap. Jide, the company behind the intriguing Android-as-desktop Remix OS products, is trying to take that rather niche idea mainstream with its latest hardware. The Remix IO is a gadget that's equally comfortable on your desktop or sitting inside your entertainment center. It's up on Kickstarter now for as little as $99.

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Chrome now displays images centered, starting with v56 (live in Dev/Canary)

Sometimes, it's the little things that count. In Chrome 55, when you visit a direct link to an image, it was always displayed in the top left corner. This can make zooming and panning on the image difficult, as it is constantly locked to the corner of the screen. This was a minor annoyance at most, but Chrome 56 finally rectifies this issue.

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Wear Dialer for Android Wear lets you place calls from your wrist

Phone calls are not my favorite thing in the world, but I suppose if I have to make one I'd prefer the minimum of effort to be expended. Wear Dialer from HuskyDEV lets you initiate calls from your wrist. That sounds easy.

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