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Apex Launcher updated with material design

One of the things that many people love about Android devices is the ability to customize the device to suit their needs. An app has been updated called the Apex Launcher that promises to make customizing the homescreen of your Android smartphone or tablet a snap.

Look At Me app to help children with autism in communicating

Technology has brought so many changes in our lives, and yet it sometimes still gets a bad rap for how it has changed the way we communicate. While there are both great things and bad things that can come out of it, we choose to highlight the benefits it can bring. One such project is Samsung's Look At Me app which aims to help children with autism communicate more effectively through exercises and fun games.

App Swap brings instant access to apps with QuickSwipe

App launchers on Android are quickly becoming more popular and a number of similar apps are being released. We recently updated the Aviate app by adding search and here's another one: the App Swap. This productivity app developed by Emmanuel Boudrant, is a simple app that acts as a drawer containing your most favorite and frequently used applications. Apps on the drawer can now be found more easily and quickly. No need to swipe several pages of your apps when you can simply swap up from your navigation bar or home screen to show the App Swap launcher. You can also swipe from the bottom edge of your phone or tablet even without the navigation bar.

Pushbullet Windows App updated, sending SMS now made easier

Pushbullet has pushed yet another update for its Windows app version. This was after Quick Action support, universal copy & paste, Material Design and improved notification, subscribing to Channels, and Play Store beta program were added to the program and a week after the Windows app was also updated with a better user interface. Still in beta mode, the Windows app now includes full SMS support. This means Android phone users can send messages right from the Pushbullet Windows app. No need to open the smartphone because you can read and send messages on the desktop app.

MMO strategy game Total Domination: Reborn hits Android

Total Domination: Reborn is a massively multiplayer online “freemium” game that was originally released on iOS and is now hitting the Google Play Store. The game is now a year old, released back in May 2013, but still boasts of a huge player base, most of them carried over from when the app was released as a Facebook game.

Amazon offers big discounts, great digital content deals this Christmas

Two more days 'til it's Christmas and I'm pretty sure you're not done with shopping for gifts yet. Why brave the crowd in the mall when you can do your shopping online? Amazon is one popular destination this season and the e-commerce website has been offering a lot of great deals from apps to videos to music, gadgets, ebooks, and more. Amazon started the Christmas week right by offering the lowest prices on content you can find on the Amazon App Store, Amazon devices, Kindle Books, Amazon Music, and Amazon Instant Video.

Air Control 2 now available for Android devices

One of the more unheralded heroes of the aviation industry (well, at least in the public's eye) are air traffic controllers. You hear of kids saying that one day they would like to be pilots or flight attendants, but you rarely hear them say that its is their dream to be air traffic controllers. But now you get to experience being one through an Android game and see how difficult but exciting their job could be.

LG to showcase WiFi speakers series in 2015 CES

The 2015 CES is still a month away, but already OEMs are trotting out (on the Internet at least) their products that will be on display during the expo. Aside from the usual smartphones or tablets, get ready for a glut of other devices, specifically wearables and music or video accessories. One of the first out the door is LG, which will be unveiling their Music Flow Wi-Fi Series.

Xiaomi 64-bit smartphone spotted at TENAA, AnTuTu

Chinese smartphone manufacturers will look to build on their considerable growth in 2014 with solid upgrades to their flagship and best-selling models. One of those is China-based OEM Xiaomi, who recently released the Mi 4 LTE just this month. Already, benchmarking outfit AnTuTu has caught a new Xiaomi device that would probably the Chinese outfit’s first 2015 release – and it’s a 64-bit phone.
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