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Tired of the stock Android email app? Here are some alternatives

For some, the stock Gmail/Email apps included on their Android phone just don’t work well. Both are serviceable, but there are times we want a new look, or added functionality. Are there any email apps that are actually better than the included Android apps? We take a few for a spin to find out, focussing on those that can handle multiple mailboxes.

Nickelodeon “Nick” app arrives with full episode streaming

Nickelodeon has had well over a dozen apps available in the Play Store, and as of today, there is yet another. This latest is simply called "Nick" and it has arrived with full episode streaming. The app is free to download and also free to use, though, this isn't one that is going to make the cord cutting crowd happy.

New app ‘Multitasking’ adds windows, functionality to your Android device

In our recent hands-on with the LG G Flex, we were impressed with the multi-window feature. That feature allows for more than one app to run on the screen at the same time. There is also a second utility wherein you can overlay windows on one another, bringing a true feeling of multi-tasking. That’s now come to Android proper in the form of the aptly named Multitasking, an app you can get on your device — right now.

Google URL Shortener app arrives in the Play Store

Those looking to quickly shorten URLs on an Android smartphone or tablet now have another app to consider. The app is called Google URL Shortener, and comes courtesy of Thomas Devaux. And just to clarify that last bit, this is not an official app from Google. Needless to say, it is easy to use, and does exactly what one would expect.

Any.Do updates Cal with ‘Heads Up’, makes meetings easy and productive

Any.Do is updating their popular Calendar app today, adding in a few interesting features aimed at business professionals. Their Cal app, which is already the most beautiful Calendar app on the market, will now have what Any.Do calls “Heads Up”. The update provides users with three screens of reach stage of a meeting, meant to make you more productive, and keep you on schedule.

New app ‘Meet Me Halfway’ finds your happy medium

When meeting up with a friend or colleague, it can be tough figuring out a place to go. Neither of you wants/needs to travel the entire distance to the other person’s location, so where do you go? Unless you’re overly familiar with the area, or like staring at Google Maps, you’re lost. A new app, the aptly named Meet Me Halfway, does the grunt work for you.

App Annie: Game app spending on the rise, digital media spending up 30%

App Annie and IHS have released their latest numbers, and there is one overriding narrative: we love media. Our spending on digital movies, games, and apps rose 30% in 2013 when compared to 2012, with mobile app spending seeing a steady upward trend. Spending in and on apps was dominated by games overall, with some countries a bit lot more into the genre than others.
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