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IFTTT updated with semi-adaptive icon and new sync option, plus more services added [APK Download]

Part of the reason that automation app IFTTT is so popular is how often it's updated to add useful new features and more third-party services. It recently got support for custom rich notifications on Android and Cortana was among the new services added in February. The latest update to the app has just arrived, bringing with it a couple of minor changes, and yet more services have also been added.

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Google Camera mod update brings back HDR+ to Nexus phones [APK Download]

What makes the camera on Google's Pixel phones so good has more to do with the software than the hardware. Google's image processing is far ahead of its rivals, which is why it can boast a competitive Portrait Mode with only a single camera. Thanks to the Camera NX mod, it's possible to get similar results on many other phones, including non-Google ones.

Version 5.2 of the official Google Camera app was released last week, and it actually removes some functionality from 2015's Nexus 6P and 5X. They lose HDR+ (likely because the new version was built with Android P in mind, which neither of those phones will be getting) and Lens Blur (which has been replaced by Portrait Mode on the Pixels).

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Google Play now tracks down which streaming service has the video you're looking for (as long as it's not Netflix) [APK Download]

“Well, maybe it's on Netflix. Um … did you check Hulu? What about Amazon?” While streaming services make it easy to dive right into your favorite shows, sometimes tracking down that program can be way more difficult than it needs to be. Maybe one service has the current season of the show you're looking for, but past seasons are on another. And as licensing deals are signed and expire, shows may drift from one service to another. How the heck are you supposed to keep track of where anything is? Today it's Google to the rescue, as the company starts sharing info on which streaming services carry the media you're searching for.

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Outline is a secure VPN for news organizations and journalists, from Alphabet think tank Jigsaw

Yesterday, Google announced the News Initiative, with wide-ranging objectives such as empowering quality journalism in the digital age and fighting the spread of fake news. There are many facets to the initiative, including making it easier for readers to subscribe to news outlets. To make it easier for journalists to do their jobs, there's Outline. Built by Alphabet incubator Jigsaw (formerly Google Ideas), it aims to provide safer internet access for news organizations and their staff.

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Express Wi-Fi by Facebook connects you to local hotspots in developing countries [APK Download]

Facebook's Internet.org initiative was designed to extend better internet access to developing nations, which it does via its Free Basics service in 63 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America. The platform's latest app, Express Wi-Fi, aims to connect users to connect to public hotspots offered by the company for a fee.

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Movies Anywhere adds FandangoNOW to bolster its growing library

Back in October last year, we heard about a new service from Disney that would offer a one-stop digital library for movie content you had already bought. Movies Anywhere combines your purchases from iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, and Vudu. The platform just announced its latest expansion, adding FandangoNOW to its list of connected retailers.

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Pluto TV 3.5 adds picture-in-picture for Oreo, On Demand resume, and stream quality settings [APK Download]

Free television streaming service Pluto TV updated its Android app to v3.5, adding Oreo picture-in-picture support, the ability to resume previously-watched On Demand content, and settings to configure the stream quality to conserve data.

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Google announces new language support for Gboard, including Korean and Chinese [APK Download]

New languages are coming soon to Gboard. Google announced today that support for more than 20 new languages—including Korean and both traditional and simplified Chinese—will be coming in the next few days.

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[Update: Available now] Google's Tez app will soon be able to process bill payments

A couple of months back, Google introduced a brand new mobile payments app exclusive to India. The country's banking landscape is a little different to many of the territories that currently have access to Android Pay, and so it needed a different approach. Until now, Tez has only been able to pay participating merchants or transfer between users, but it will soon be possible to pay utility bills, too.

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Telegram 4.6 adds extra settings for auto-downloads, albums support in Secret Chats, and more [APK Download]

Telegram received a minor update this weekend, bringing some extra backend goodies for us to enjoy. The last version, v4.5, had a lot more to say for itself, but cleaning things up and improving some of the new features is definitely good.

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