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Talon for Twitter: new themes and notifications,GIF posting

Just a few months ago, popular Twitter client Talon had a major update, with a new UI tweak, support for multiple languages and allowing multiple image uploads. Just four months later, version 2.6.2 now brings even more changes that just might convince Twitter users to abandon the native client and switch on over to a client like Talon, since you can do so much more here than when using the native app.

WhatsApp beta update now has Android Wear support

As Android Wear continues to grow in popularity in the wearables market, more and more apps have been releasing updates to support this platform. WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, has released a beta update where you can do more than just view their notifications on your smartwatch, giving you the ability to read and even respond to messages.

App Dialer lets you easily search through your apps

If you have a ton of apps on your Android smartphone, chances are, you need all the help you can get to easily look through them and find the one you need. Well, there’s an app to help you with that as the App Dialer is a unique launcher that lets you easily search through all of your installed applications through a simple and straightforward dialer.

Changelog Droid manages and keeps track of app updates

With so many developers updating their apps and with your smartphone having so many apps as well, it’s getting more confusing and difficult to manage all of them. But as with a lot of our problems and needs now, there is an app to help you with that. Changelog Droid helps you keep track of all the changes in your apps, as well as manage the installing and uninstalling of different apps from the Google Play Store.

Redditor creates a new Android game… using Tasker

This is probably a testament to the endless things you can do with Tasker than anything else, but Reddit forum member “derSinologe” has posted on the social network’s /r/Android channel that he has just created a game – well, a simple one at that, but still – just by using Tasker’s settings and his Android phone’s interface.

Ooloo app gives a human “face” to virtual voice-search

While virtual assistants like Siri and Google Now have made our lives a little bit easier (that is, if you have a smartphone), there is still a struggle to actually get the results that you want when using it as a voice-search engine. It can get a bit frustrating when it doesn’t understand what you’re asking for, and of course since it’s technically not human, you cannot properly explain at times. The Ooloo app is bringing a human face (sort of) to the search, creating old-school customer service but in a digital format.

YoWindow Weather reflects conditions through landscapes

Haven’t you ever wished that your weather app would show you what the actual weather conditions are outside instead of just giving you the temperature? Well it isn’t exactly the same thing, but a new Android app called YoWindow Weather gives you artwork and landscapes that reflect what it’s really like outside, depending on the time, day and place that you want to see, in lieu of actual live pictures.

Screen Filter adjusts brightness settings for smartphones

As smartphones screens become better with its higher resolutions and AMOLED displays, this brings about both advantages and problems as well. Yes, you get better looking screens, but it also causes eye strain (and sometimes maybe damage) because it is just too bright, even when you adjust it through your phone’s built-in settings. But of course, there’s an app to help you with that, as Screen Filter helps your gadget become more eye-friendly, and battery-friendly as well.