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Let the Glean Android app curate all the news that interests you

With all the news, events, blogs, and posts out there, it’s easy to drown in all the information, and probably miss the ones that you really wanted to see. Content curation apps like Flipboard, Zite, Feedly, are hugely popular now to help us make sense of the noise, and it wouldn’t hurt to have a new one compete with them, especially one that has been built specifically for Android devices. Meet Glean, who can possibly be your new digital best friend.

Viber brings better video calls, animated stickers, easier sharing

Viber may be one of the most popular messaging apps out there, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect (far from it). As with a lot of apps out there, there’s always room for improvement, and consumers “demand” it actually from them. The latest version of Viber, version 5.5 for Android, brings several new things like animated stickers, easier sharing options, as well as make existing things better, like improved video calls, and the app version for secondary devices like tablets, PCs, etc.

Edit pics like a pro with Polarr Photo Editor, now on Android

When you do your mobile photography, sometimes, all you need to retouch it is a simple photo editing app where you can slide and touch without thinking so much about the details. But then, sometimes, you would love for your editing app to have more power, kind of like what you can do on desktop or software programs, like what the professionals actually use. Polarr Photo Editor is now on Android, and users from other platforms swear that it is one of the best out there, if you’re looking for the latter.

Samsung quietly releases Galaxy S4 Mini Plus, now available

It’s been Samsung’s way to present to the market a smaller, more compact, and budget-friendly version of their flagships when they come out. It’s a testament to the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – the smaller version of the 2-year-old former flagship device – that it has apparently gotten a refresh this year, albeit quietly. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is in most respects the same compact phone, with a better engine.

Helvetica 1 Mondaine smartwatch now listed for pre-order

The era of smartwatches has finally begun. Development may be a bit slow but this year, we've seen more and more companies joining the bandwagon. It's not just phone makers and electronics manufacturers coming up with their own models. Even the top watch brands are getting into the game. Tag Heuer already announced a luxury smartwatch which will come with a hefty price tag later this year. Casio also decided to enter the smartwatch market early next year. We're guessing more watch makers will also decide to join the market before smartwatches become very common.

Kodak Moments app lets you do edit, share, and print directly 

Kodak may not be the photography powerhouse that it was before, but they have been able to transform and rebrand themselves in this digital world, while still trying to maintain the original nature of their business. And now when people are merging both digital pictures and printing memories at the same time, they are in a great position to thrive since they have experience with both. The latest update to their Moments Android app brings both worlds together.

Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact image leaked, hints at fingerprint scanner

We don't really depend on tipsters like @ViziLeaks but admit or not, some leaked images and rumors turn out to be true especially if they come from well-known and prolific tech leakers in gadget town. ViziLeaks recently posted on Twitter a photo of the alleged Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact. The next flagship phone models have been in our minds lately especially since we heard the Sony is working on two new premium phones. We heard the pair will be out before 2015 ends and we're hopeful the Xperia Z5 will not disappoint and will definitely be better than the Xperia Z3+ aka Xperia Z4 in Japan.
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