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Action Launcher Gets Huge Update To Version 1.8 With Larger Configurable Grid Size, Icon Scaling, Shutter Improvements, And More

Action Launcher doesn't just tweak the Android home screen paradigm like most other launchers do – it creates new features that change the experience. It was already one of the more interesting launchers in Google Play, but it was lacking some features. Each update fills in the gaps more, and this is a big one.

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Among the most notable additions in v1.8 is the option to configure the home screen grid size.

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JetBlue App Updated To v2 With Virtual Boarding Passes And Streamlined UI

Planning a trip? If you're going to fly JetBlue, your experience will be a little bit better thanks to the new Android app update. Version 2 is live in the Play Store and it includes a few useful changes, among them virtual boarding passes (finally).

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The UI update isn't a dramatic shift, but it cleans up a few bits of design around the booking and flight tracking interfaces.

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MAX GO App Updated To Support HTC One And Samsung Galaxy S4 – Your Softcore Porn Has Never Looked More Clear

Cinemax subscribers rocking the newest devices can finally enjoy their content on the go again. After a few months of complaints, HBO (which owns Cinemax) has pushed out an update that allows users of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 to stream content on those big, beautiful 1080p screens.

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You'll need a pre-existing Cinemax subscription to stream through the MAX GO app, but you can download it and poke around all the shows and movies for free.

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Falcon Pro Officially Updated To Version 2.0 With Multi-Account Support, New UI, And More

After a short beta period, notable Twitter client Falcon Pro has gotten its big update to version 2.0. The headlining feature in this update is the new multi-account support, but there are a few more goodies in there.

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Word Lens Updated To Version 2.1 With Portuguese Translations And Built-In Screenshots

Word Lens is the kind of app that might not get daily use, but when you do fire it up, it can save your bacon with fast offline translations. This is not just any translation app, though. Word Lens uses your device's camera to overlay the text translation using optical character recognition. Well, this app just got a nice little update to version 2.1 with some new features.

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Word Lens now supports Portuguese ⇄ English translations, but it's not included with the app.

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Popular Music App doubleTwist Going Holo In Next Update – Possibly Live May 28th [Update: Version 2.1 Is Out]

It looks like the folks at doubleTwist are hard at work on a new version of their music playback/syncing app for Android, but we're not supposed to know that yet. Someone seems to have jumped the gun a little bit and posted the news on the doubleTwist blog. The post was locked down almost immediately, but not before we spotted it. The news? As the post says, the future is Holo(graphic).

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Yahoo Updates Flickr App To v2.0 With Slick New UI And A Ton More Storage

It seems like Yahoo is really trying to make waves lately with new-ish CEO Marissa Mayer at the helm. Not a day after announcing its acquisition of Tumblr, the company's other vowel-deficient service is getting a makeover, and that includes a new Android app. Flickr, that photo-sharing site of yesteryear, has been updated in Google Play with a new interface. Don't let the old Google Play screenshots fool you – the app has been totally redesigned to match the new desktop site.

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Google Play Books Updated To Allow Uploading Your Own Documents And Books, Plus Additional Tweaks

Google's Play Books service launched last year as a competent reading app, and a necessary pillar for Google Play. But one feature readers have since been asking for is the ability to incorporate their own files into the library, and now Google is adding that option to the service.


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Play Books supports PDF and EPUB files, which can be uploaded through the online library on your desktop. The feature appears to still be rolling out, so don't worry if you get a 404 right now.

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Google I/O 2013 App Gets Last Minute Update To V1.1 – Includes DashClock Support, Higher-Res Photos, Session Feedback, And More

Even if you're not physically attending Google I/O, the official convention app might serve you well. It allows attendees to scan badges, view schedules, and just guide themselves around with vector-based maps. If you're not going to be in Moscone Center tomorrow, you can stream sessions with the app. Waiting just about as long as possible, Google has pushed an update to the I/O app, and it adds some cool stuff.

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Airbnb Revamps Android App In Version 2.0 – Adds Calendar Management, Host Pre-Approval, And A New UI

Had enough of noisy hotels infested with bed bugs and slathered in unidentifiable fluids? Why not rent short term accommodations from a regular human being? That's the service Airbnb provides, and the startup has been making headway in recent years. In an attempt to make the process of finding appropriate lodging more convenient on mobile devices, the company has completely redesigned its Android app and added a few new features.

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The new app is more attractive an Android-y than the old version, which made heavy use of gradients and iOS-style buttons.

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