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Firefox 38: new UI, Lollipop support, Ruby annotation

The Mozilla Firefox browser continues to be one of the more popular options, whether it's the desktop or mobile versions. The newest update to the Android version brings a few changes, most of them visual, as well as a few minor but important features that will make browsing on your smartphone or tablet a little bit easier. And with a lot of websites now having optimized mobile versions (with some even making mobile a priority), it's crucial that browsers give users a better experience.

Rdio announces Select monthly plan, way cheaper in India

There are numerous music streaming services out there and even before more will be added to the lot, Rdio has introduced a new program called Rdio Select perhaps to keep current subscribers and attract more users. It's a low-cost subscription program that allows users to download a maximum of 25 new tracks everyday with a $3.99 monthly fee. Downloaded songs can be played offline so you can listen to them even when you're mobile and there's no Internet connection.

Create time-lapse videos easily with Microsoft Hyperlapse app

A few years back, in order to create an impressive video with time-lapse editing, you needed one or two high-end cameras, a tripod or two, plus hours of editing the footage you've collected. With the technology and apps available now, the process has been pared down considerably. In fact, Microsoft says you can do it with just your mobile phone, and maybe a steady hand (a tripod or monopod won't hurt). Welcome to the world of Microsoft Hyperlapse.

Boot Linux or Windows 8 from your Android device with DriveDroid

All of us within the Android community would agree that Android as a mobile platform would go a long way even after all the letters in the alphabet have been used up. From this year's Android M until Android Z a decade from now, we'd only see the platform evolve. Google may decide to change the naming convention but it will still be the same mobile OS we've grown to love. Other platforms are expected to be integrated with Android because of its ease. Despite the fact that Android coding can be complicated, developers work hard to add more features and functions to the system.

Make 3D models with VoxelMaker, add shadows and lighting for more drama

Tell me that I’m only getting old but I still don’t understand what’s so fun and exciting about Minecraft. I find the pixel art and graphics cute and interesting but not the fact that I have to create my own world before playing. I don’t find it adventurous but I guess the young geeks would know and could explain to me the what makes it popular among the young generation of geeks and gamers.

Turbo Editor update brings ad free version

Anyone looking for an open source text editor that will run on Android devices may want to check out Turbo Editor. The app has recently been updated and added in some new features that make it more usable. The update brings the app to version 2.0.1.

Meerkat is now officially out of beta for Android

We still haven't heard a peep from Twitter's Periscope since they said they're working on it (that was last month), but its arch rival Meerkat is several steps ahead of them in the Android market. Just a few hours ago, they announced that the live video streaming app is finally out of beta and is officially live on the Google Play Store. The developers have been pretty fast in moving the app from the testing stage to beta and out of it in just a span of a few weeks.