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Snapchat users experience heavy data usage, battery drain from app

Usually, people complain about privacy issues when it comes to picture sharing app Snapchat. But the latest issue to plague users has nothing to do with pictures being leaked or anything like that, but more on how the latest update to the app has been burning through the background and draining the battery of mobile devices. This is probably due to the latest feature that they have introduced to users which is running in the background even when you're not using the app.

Button Up! is another good, addictive fun puzzle game

Cute as a button. That's how I would describe this new puzzle app called Button Up. The colors and graphics are easy on the eyes but game is a bit confusing at first. I didn't understand the pattern I'm supposed to follow to blast the buttons and drop the yarn initially. Main goal is to drop the yarn in time by creating the perfect pattern. It's not your usual match-the-similar-objects-to-finish-off-a-level because you need to know the correct pattern.

Flipboard finally comes to your desktop

Flipboard is one of the most popular apps, regardless of what platform you're on. Browsing through the personalized magazine on your smartphone or tablet is always a joy, but users have also been wishing they could have it on other gadgets as well. Well, the developers have finally given in, and Flipboard is now available on the web through your laptop, netbooks, or desktop computers.

GroupMe update: Material Design, Calendar feature

While there are a lot of free messaging apps out there, if you have a lot of different groups of friends or loved ones (family, college classmates, workplace friends, party friends), then those that specialize in group messages is the one you're looking for. Microsoft's GroupMe is one of the more popular ones out there and the latest update brings a new design (take a wild guess what it is) and an important feature for those who keep "forgetting" important events that you've talked about.

Blinq keeps you updated with people you’re chatting with

Probably all of us who are living in the digital, mobile world, has experienced this at one point or another. You're chatting with a colleague, acquaintance, or friend, when you suddenly realized you're missing some information about them, and so you have to go to their social networks (if you're connected) to look for that crucial piece. It's sometimes a hassle to move from your conversation to searching for information, so an app will make things easier for you. Welcome Blinq to your life.

Imgur Pro features now available for free

Imgur is one of the most useful imaging apps for mobile. This tool allows one to make GIFs easily from a Vimeo or YouTube video. To make the most of the features, a Pro subscription fee is required but good news to those who've been wanting to use Imgur, the company has dropped the 'Pro' and now the service is free for everyone. The Imgur Pro version will be no more and will simply be known as basic Imgur.

The Score is a groundbreaking dedicated eSports news app

In a highly connected and digital world, it’s a wonder that eSports – that is, competitive video-gaming – has not really come into its own yet, and continues to remain a domain that is mostly known in computer nerd/geek/aficionado communities and little much else. That is to say, it has not yet grown into the awareness of mainstream societies that there are actually players who video-game for a living. Enter this new app – The Score – which is groundbreaking in a lot of ways as it brings up-to-date eSports news to everyone on Android.

Sling TV now available for Android devices

There will probably come a time in the near future (or some say it's happening already) when we will be watching more television on our mobile devices, rather than an actual television set. With the popularity of video streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and others, you get to watch the shows you actually want whenever you want it. The latest to be part of this trend is Sling TV, and it's now available for a host of devices, including Android smartphones and tablets.

Skype update: photo sharing even when offline

Have you ever had that moment when you really really needed to share a picture of your baby's first steps or your cute puppy's antics, but then the friend you wanted to send them to is not online? Well, if you're using Skype to communicate with your loved one, then that will not be a problem at all. The app's latest update now allows you to share photos to offline contacts, among other new features and improvements.

Yarn is a Material Design-infused Hacker News client

First up, we all got to learn what Hacker News is – that is, it is a news website that has social elements (a bit like Reddit) and usually caters to computer programmers, app developers, self-confessed hackers and information tech entrepreneurs. As the readership of this social network, quite inevitably a client like this new Yarn app will be created.