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Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet upgrade: PS4 remote, camera apps and more

With all the excitement about Sony's new flagship, the Xperia Z3, owners of the previous flagship Xperia Z2, as well as the Z2 Tablet should be forgiven for thinking that the OEM has already forgotten about them. Apparently, the folks over at Sony were working hard on bringing a major software upgrade, and instead of releasing it next year, they've decided to go ahead and give their users an early Christmas gift. New features include the much talked about PS4 Remote Play as well as the social camera apps exclusive for Sony Xperia users.

Pocket 5.7: Material Design, Google Now search integration

Your favorite (well, at least it is our favorite) offline reading service Pocket has received an update which makes it virtually ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Version 5.7 has now adapted its own version of the Material Design while still remaining essentially Pocket-like. The update also brings the ability to search for items in your app through Google Now. Android apps are "cleaning house" like crazy in preparation for Google's major update which is expected to start rolling out in the next few months.

ASUS releases three apps for upcoming ZenWatch

ASUS' first Android Wear smartwatch, the ZenWatch, is not yet out in the market, but ahead of its official release comes three apps to prepare you for your new wearable (well, if you're planning on getting one at least). The ZenWatch Manager, Remote Camera and Wellness apps were created to enhance your ZenWatch experience, although one app can actually be used with other smartwatches on the Android Wear platform.

Activision launches COD: Advanced Warfare companion app

If you’re not the PC or console gaming type, then you probably won’t have noticed that Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – the next addition to the famous first person shooter (FPS) franchise – dropped today and is available for purchase already. And to enhance your console gameplay, Activision has come up with a companion app to add little boosts to your new COD game.

HTC releases RE app to accompany its RE camera

You didn't really think they would release a camera that doesn't have a viewfinder right? HTC's weirdly-shaped RE camera will soon be available in the market, but ahead of its release, an app to help you use it has been released for Android devices. The companion app will serve as a viewfinder, controller, and gallery viewer to the standalone camera. This is part of HTC's foray into the digital imaging market, which also includes the HTC Desire Eye and a collaborative video editing app.

Google gives new life to Calendar, improves Gmail app as well

Even though you may be a heavy Google user, chances are you don't actually use their official Calendar app on your smartphone or tablet because there are more better-designed and integrated apps out there. But they are trying to change people's attitude towards the Google Calendar app, and the latest update features new features and also a new look to entice you to actually use it as your main app for events and schedules. The Gmail app has also been updated and it is now a bit more inclusive of non-Gmail accounts.

Bitstrips + Emoji = Bitmoji and whole lot of avatar fun

If you believe that Bistrips and emojis are two of the greatest things ever that came from the Internet, then this new app is definitely something that will make you search for the best happy emoji. Bitmoji combines two of the things we love to share on social networks and messaging apps, and will make conversations and status updates even more interesting (or so we hope).

AlarmPad gets updated, unlock all features for limited time

What else can you do with an alarm clock app? Well, you add features to it and get people to buy your app. This is what AlarmPad – pretty much an alarm clock app with bells and whistles (geddit?) – adds to your app arsenal. And today, the developers of AlarmPad has given the app some more features, plus a limited time offer to unlock all features.