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Emoji Switcher lets you use different emoji versions

If you've noticed that the emojis on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Android KitKat phone are different from iOS and the basic Google versions, it's because they are not from Google. Those are emojis created by Samsung which they plan on including in future mobile devices and the next firmware updates. The recent firmware released by Samsung included a special emoji set that looked a lot different from iOS and Google. They're still cute but it would be nice if we could use the original emotions and the Google emojis that we see on Hangouts. Even LG has its own version.

Yammer update: better Android Wear support, interactive notifications

Whether we like it or not, the mobile workplace has been in full effect for some years now, letting us work from wherever we are. Apps and productivity suites are trying to make our lives easier (or harder, depending on how you feel about always being in work mode). Yammer, the enterprise social networking service from Microsoft, has added more functionalities in their latest update, further integrating Android Wear into its whole gamut of services.

Action Launcher 3.2 now available

If you use the app Action Launcher, you will be glad to hear that the app has been updated. The update will bring it to version 3.2 and that update is rolling out now. There are a number of changes in the latest version including new icon scaling.

Some malware masquerading as legit apps on Google Play Store

Anti-virus giant Avast sounded off an alarm for mobile Android users, saying that for the past months, some malware and adware have been masquerading as legitimate apps downloadable from the Google Play Store. Although the apps they identified have since then deleted by Google, who knows what damage they've done to unsuspecting users who thought they were just downloading a game or an app that would have made their lives easier.

Talon for Twitter Plus update: muffling users, activity timeline, etc

If you use Talon for Twitter Plus more than the micro-blogging giant's native app, then you'll be more than happy with this latest major update, which is actually their first since they launched last October. This new version brings new features that you can't find on the main app itself, like muffling some accounts you follow, and a streamlined Activity page that features all your account's activities that the app can gather from Twitter.

Kovdev icon packs on sale for Android users

If you want to refresh the look of your Android device with some new icons, this is the time to buy. All of the icon packs from Kovdev are on sale on Google Play right now. There are twelve icon packs available in total and they are on sale for 50% off the normal price. Granted the normal price was already low at about $2.

Help Odd Bot Out escape the robot factory

Odd one out. Admit it, those are the first words you think of when you hear the name of the game. There's nothing odd about this app but the main character, Odd, is not like the other robots. Odd didn't make it as a real robot because he failed a standardized test for robots. The result? He ended up in a recycling bin. Odd needs to escape using only physics, electricity, and building blocks. Well, that's not exactly easy because you need to be smart enough to solve this puzzle game.

Anime Studio Story lets you run your own show, build up an anime star

Like anime? You don't have to settle on movies, TV shows, and comics to get your anime fix because you can have your own anime show. The Anime Studio Story is a new simulation app that lets you make your own anime character. You hero is the star of your own show that's all about ruling the rankings. This is a simulation game that lets you experience become a TV producer or a talent manager to an anime star.

LinkedIn’s Connected app now available for Android

If you're not really that satisfied with your built-in phonebook or your current contacts app and if a lot of your contacts are on LinkedIn, then this new app is something you can consider being a replacement for the current one you're using. LinkedIn Connected brings more than just the usual functionality of a phonebook and integrates information that your contacts have added to their LinkedIn profile to help you build a better relationship with those you'll be encountering both online and offline.

Learn basic coding by helping The Doctor in new BBC game

Learning to code can sometimes be a very tedious task, particularly if you're someone not that crazy about details or numbers and figures. But if you think it's a necessary skill you have to acquire, then there are ways to help you out or get you more interested in it. BBC believes more people would want to learn it if it's put into a game format. That's precisely what they've done with the release of The Doctor and the Dalek, a new game for tablets released on Android and other platforms today.