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Tile App now available on Android to help forgetful people

A few months ago we talked about the Tile tag that will be the saviour of absent-minded people or those who just seem to always lose their stuff. The accompanying app that will make it easier for you to locate all these lost gadgets or umbrellas or wallets or handkerchiefs, are now available for your Android smartphones and tablets. Of course it will only work if you have one or more Tile tags so if you don't have it yet, you can still read on and maybe you'll get one afterwards.

Major Fleksy update brings virtual keyboard extensions to your phone

Virtual keyboard apps have become an in thing for those dissatisfied with their device's native typing pad. One of the most popular ones out there is Fleksy and we think they're about to become even more popular with their biggest update to date, bringing keyboard extensions, including the (almost) always fun world of GIFs to your fingers. And if "extensions" sounds like such a boring feature, wait til you see what you can now do without leaving the app you're currently typing on.

Microsoft Xim 1.3 share your photos onto the bigscreen

Picture sharing is a great way to communicate with your friends and family and is essentially the core of most social media today. Microsoft Xim is an app that lets you share your photos with friends and family through their own phone. Usually when you have a photo you’d like to share, your friends would gather around you to see. Now you don’t have to worry about the overcrowding, Xim hosts the pictures onto your friends’ phone and lets you browse through the pictures together. Today Xim has come out with a new update that lets you share photos from your phone to the big screen.

Inbox by Gmail now with better Android Wear, tablet support

While Inbox, the separate email app released by Gmail last October, is still in the invite-only stage (remember, that's how Gmail started a long time ago?), the user base is steadily growing, with some eagerly waiting for their friends to let them in on all the email fun. Now the latest update to the app brings you better support for both Android Wear supported wearables as Android-run tablets.

Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for Android updated

The Android version of the Google Drive app recently received an important update. A lot of Android users have been giving feedback to Google and the Internet giant listened to demands. New features include support for important three major Open file formats like .odt (documents), .ods (spreadsheets), and .odp (presentations), search for files right from the app, and access and sharing of custom maps. These enhancements make the recent Google Drive app version a better and more efficient tool for work and productivity.

Pushbullet adds Quick-Action support

Having fun with Pushbullet yet? The app has been getting interesting updates recently: send links to and from phone, Notification Mirroring, Play Store beta program, EvolveSMS integration, universal copy and paste, subscribing to Channels,  Material Design, and improved navigation. The Pushbullet team will just keep on working on the app to make your experience even better. The latest addition is the Quick-Action support that allows you to react to notifications right on your computer.

Instagram adds five new filters, easier access and management

Have you grown tired of rotating your filters from Sierra to Willow to Earlybird and all the 14 existing filters of Instagram? Well you have an early Christmas gift from the photo sharing juggernaut as the latest update brings users five more artistic and creative filters to choose from, to enhance your selfies or food porn pics or artsily framed shots before sharing it with the whole world.

Todoist adds productivity to your wrist via Android Wear

Among the many justifications for Android Wear and smartwatches, getting prompted about your appointments and due tasks rank high, next to a call or message notification. Popular todo list app Todoist, which has been included in Google's 2014 Top Apps, is taking that goal to heart. The latest update to the app brings support for Android Wear, but the integration with your smartwatch does more than just tell you when you're task is due.

SwiftKey releases Frozen-themed virtual keyboards in time for Christmas

It's been a year since Frozen-mania snowstormed its way into the theaters and children's (and adults!) hearts. But it's still not over, especially if your kids still break out into song (okay, admit it, you too) when they hear the opening notes of "Let It Go" or beg you for Olaf plushies this Christmas. SwiftKey says it's better late than never as they release Frozen-themed virtual keyboards for you and/or your kids.

Yatse remote for XBMC/Kodi gets Material Design love

For you to be familiar with Yatse, you have to first be acquainted with XBMC – recently renamed to “Kodi” for copyright and legal reasons. Kodi is one of the most complete media player suites out there, bar none. That is the reason for its popularity in the media enthusiast community, but it’s about time that you get to know it as well. Yatse is the remote app that brings it all together, and it just got recently updated with some Material Design aesthetics.