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Slides app added to Google Drive; Docs, Sheets updated

Among Google’s many announcements on the first day of its I/O conference, one of the things that got people (well, at least those who are productivity addicts) buzzing is the introduction of Google Slides, the newest addition to the Google Drive Office Suite. Just like with Docs and Sheets, Slides lets you create, edit and collaborate, this time, it’s all about presentations.

Pebble, Google get into more World Cup action

The group stages of the World Cup are all but over but the footballing action is just heating up as the knockout stage promises to bring even more drama, surprises and yes, even controversy. Brands are all over themselves to get in on all the fun and to provide their customers with the most creative ways to follow the happenings in Brazil. Pebble and Google are just two of those who have updated their features to satisfy users’ World Cup fix.

Lookout reports new malware sneaking into Google Play Store

When it comes to banking and financial information, you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your details, especially when doing online transactions. But what if the threat is coming from a trusted source, who also is not aware that they are posing a threat? Lookout, an antivirus app and service, informed Google that a malware has sneaked its way into the Google Play Store, intent on stealing the usernames of customers.

Samsung rebrands app store to Samsung Galaxy Apps

Don’t start panicking if you don’t see the Samsung Apps icon anymore on your device starting July 1. Samsung has decided to rebrand and rename its app store into Samsung Galaxy Apps. This is a move that seems to be establishing the app store as specific for the Galaxy line of the Korean-based tech company.

Lifelog gets update, some features for Xperia devices only

Lifelog, the activity-tracking application developed by Sony originally for its Xperia devices, has gotten a huge update, going from 1.0.A.1.8 to 2.0.A.0.12. The reason for a huge jump in the build number is that they have made a lot of changes from the previous version. However, some of these added features are available for Xperia devices only.

Disney piles on the hype with Star Wars Assault Team

As sci-fi fans worldwide are bracing themselves for the anticipated resurrection of one of the most hallowed franchises in film history, Disney is only all too willing to add to the hype as they take over the Star Wars universe. A new free mobile game – Star Wars Assault Team – has now been made available for download and is sure to whet the appetite of Star Wars fans young and old.

Facebook Pages Manager launches V2.0 with new look

While Facebook’s mobile apps across all platforms still leave a lot to be desired, recent updates show that they are listening to customer feedback and may be on its way to vastly improve their customers’ mobile experience. The Pages Manager for Android was recently updated to V2.0, boasting of a new user interface and a minimalist look, that may look familiar to fans of the other kind of popular phone.

RunKeeper app adds Korean,Chinese language in new update

As GPS fitness-tracking apps and gadgets keep growing in popularity, some of the players in the market are looking towards markets outside the US. One of the more popular ones, RunKeeper has updated its Android app, adding language support for Chinese and Korean, in a bid to expand its market to the Asian region.

EverythingMe now officially available in global markets

After a rather successful period of limited availability and a partnership with Mozilla to be the primary interface of Firefox OS, EverythingMe is now expanding its availability to practically anywhere in the world. This means that fans of the search-centric contextual homescreen can now enjoy get the app from its official Google Play Store source instead of having to dig around for unofficial APKs.