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Motorola Assist update improves driving detection and more

The latest update for the Motorola Assist app has arrived in the Play Store this afternoon. This one will benefit those carrying a Moto X, or one of the newer devices in the DROID family. Perhaps equally important here, this Assist update is focused on driving with highlights going to incoming SMS, your favorite music app and driving detection.

Pandora for Android update brings alarm clock functionality

Pandora for Android has been updated once again. This latest brings a feature we saw added for iOS users about a month earlier -- a built-in Alarm Clock. In addition to the alarm clock functionality, Pandora users will also have a sleep timer and some other "small improvements and bug fixes." The key new feature though, is the alarm clock.

Facebook Home update teased in first look video

Facebook Home originally launched back in April. This was right around the same time the HTC First Facebook phone launched with AT&T and while that handset has long since disappeared from the memories of many, it looks like Facebook is not quite ready to give up on Home. We saw an update back in October that added support for a variety of other social services, and more recently, Facebook has dropped a first look style video teasing the next update.

Fitbit update adds direct sync support for Moto X, Nexus 5 and others

Last month we saw word of a Fitbit beta release program that was going to add sync support for a variety of additional devices, including the Nexus 5. Well, judging from the Fitbit app update that recently arrived in the Play Store, it appears as if the beta testing was a success. The Fitbit app has been updated and with that comes sync support for a handful of new devices as well as improved support for a pair of older devices.