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Android TV apps now available, months before actual TV

Just hours after the major announcement at the Google I/O conference that the Android TV will be coming to the market this fall, there are now several apps available at the Google Play Store specifically for the reboot of the Google TV. But since the only units available right now are the developer kits that are on display at the conference, all you can do is explore and anticipate how the TV would fit into your digital lifestyle.

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.