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AlarmPad update adds an easier way to set alarms

Android has its own alarm app and so do many OEMs but that hasn't stopped many from making their own spin on the app. One of those is AlarmPad, which features many addon features, including syncing alarms across devices and dismissing them using NFC tags. The app has just gotten a major update that not only imbues it with Material Design, it also adds a new and faster way to add a one-off alarm.

Opera Max stretches to 21 countries in Asia

If you've been looking for a way to browse to your heart's content on your mobile device and yet not incur the wrath of your carrier, or your wallet, then now might be your day. That is, if you're living in one of the 21 Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern countries that Opera is bringing its Opera Max service to, offering not just speed but also data savings that Opera is known for.

BBC revamps mobile news app

For UK residents (and even for some across the pond), BBC is probably the most widely-read and watched news network. And since studies have shown that news consumption is mostly done through mobile devices, of course, they had to have an app, which they launched back in 2010. 5 years later, they have now revamped their app, giving it a more personal touch and ensuring that it will work better on your smartphone and tablet.

Subway Surfers takes you to Seoul, bring a new character with you

Subway Surfers is one of the Best Android Games of 2014 according to Google. We still haven't figured out the search giant's criteria for determining the best Android apps but it is listed as one of the Top Downloaded Games of the Android Team's The Year in Entertainment infographic also released last December. Game is fairly easy. All you need to do is run, avoid trains, collect coins, and escape from the enemies you meet on your way to the finish line.

Goat Simulator madness continues, new city map added

Goat simulation technology rules! Ah yes, the Goat Simulator which we featured last September has just been updated. Don't be surprised if this game is still available because there are people who still fantasize about being a goat. With this app, your goat dreams can finally come true but for a price. From $4.99, Goat Simulator is now down to $2.99. I'm pretty sure more goat fans will grab this offer and start causing destruction in a world where goat rules.

WhatsApp now available on desktop but only on Chrome (for now)

There are times that some intense conversations are better had with you typing away on your desktop keyboard rather than swiping away on your virtual one. Or there are also times when you can't use your mobile phone but need to keep a conversation going. If you have a WhatsApp account and Google Chrome on your desktop, that's now possible as the messaging service is now available on the Web.

Twitter adds recap of top messages, Tweet translation with Bing

Twitter has got some new tricks up its sleeves to make reading tweets easier and more convenient. The micro blogging site introduced a new feature that lets you view a recap of some of the top Tweets of the accounts you follow. Twitter also announced Tweet Translation, a special feature that offers translation of a Tweet written in a different language. With these two new important features, you won't have to miss any action in Twitter whether you are away or use a different language.

Smart Document Scanner turns mobile device into a pro scanner

There are a lot of document scanner apps available for mobile but only a few are highly recommended by experts in the tech industry. The CES Mobile recently awarded the Smart Document Scanner developed by Softxpert Inc. as part of the top 5 apps by SAP's pick and the People's Choice. The app turns your tablet or smartphone into a portable scanner. Not that desktop scanners are considered passé but a mobile scanner is much more convenient today.

Amazon throws in towel for its Wallet beta app

Mobile payments are becoming the future of transactions and a few companies have tried to jump in to the competition. Amazon released its Wallet beta app 6 months back, but has now thrown in the towel. Amazon announced today that it’s no longer continuing with the Wallet beta app. Don’t try to visit the site as all the links are no longer in existence.

WhatSim Card allows free, unlimited WhatsApp chat even with no WiFi

WhatsApp has got to be one of the more popular instant messaging apps on Android today. Millions of people not just in the United States but all over the world use WhatsApp. The number of users even went up after Facebook acquired the company early last year for $19 billion. Facebook said nothing would change for WhatsApp users but you know that the CEO promised calling features and privacy settings have been updated.
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