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Pocket Casts opens beta testing to all users

There's been a lot of chatter about Google Podcasts around here lately, but there are other podcast apps out there. The developers of one such app, the ever-popular Pocket Casts, have announced that the beta for the app, previously only available to some, will now be open to all users.

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17 new and notable Android apps from the last 2 weeks (2/28/17 - 3/13/17)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

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Accu Battery

Today's roundup is presented by Accu Battery from Digibites. Batteries today are ubiquitous with just about every device we use, as they play a critical role in our day-to-day that is difficult to dismiss. This means that it is pretty important to stay on top of your battery usage.

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Pocket Casts Updates To v5.0 With Beautiful Material Interface, Grab Bag Of New Features

App developers of the world, take note: this is how you do a Material Design update. After quietly hammering away this major update in a private beta, the Pocket Casts team has made it public on their stable channel. Already one of the most popular and well-regarded podcast clients on Android, Pocket Casts has paired their new design with a variety of new features and refinements that make the update more than merely cosmetic.

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For comparison's sake, here are a few representative shots of v4.8.4:

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While you won't see it in our screenshots, the developers have really nailed some of the key animations that make Material Design distinctive and intuitive.

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