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Type Your Ringtone gives notifications their own voice

Tired of your ringtone or message notification sounding like everyone else's tones? Or are you sick of the usual melodious sounds signaling an app's update or activity? If yes, then Type Your Ringtone might be that little utility that you've been looking for to spruce up your device's sound bites, by having them speak out instead of whistling to a tune.

New update for AllCast brings new interface changes

The last time we got a new update for developer Koushik Dutta’s AllCast – that wonderful little app that allows you to stream media from your device “over-the-air” to media-enabled receivers and TVs – was in May this year, when the developer announced that AllCast was now also available as a Chrome browser extension. Before this, he also tweaked the app's subtitle features when using Chromecast. “Koush” explains that he has been developing new features, and we all get to test them in this new update of the app.

Link Bubble gets an update and a promo sale

Chris Lacy, the same developer who has brought you Action Launcher, has been a very busy body. He has just released an updated version of his new Link Bubble app, sporting a slew of interesting features. And to celebrate the occasion, he is even throwing in a limited time discount for the pro version of the app.

Echo Lock Screen to help organise your notifications

Notifications can be both the best friend and banes of existence of smartphone users who are always connected. They can be annoying at times especially when you’re in the middle of your zone at work and they interrupt your work flow. But if organised and categorised properly, they can help you manage your apps. Echo Notification Lock Screen is aiming to do just that for your Android phone.

Halfbrick’s Band Stars can make your rock star dreams come true

Did you ever secretly dream of becoming a rock star but had no musical ability whatsoever? Did you ever want to form a rock band but no one wanted to join you because of aforementioned lack of a musical bone in your body? A new game from Halfbrick called Band Stars will not be able to turn you into an instant rock god in real life, but at least digitally, you’ll be able to fulfil your dream.

Peek 2.0 arrives, brings in lots of features and fixes

It was supposed to be just one of the cool features of Paranoid Android’s custom ROMs, but Peek is now actually doing well on its own after being released as a standalone app in May. Users will be glad to know that Peek 2.0 has just dropped at the Google Play Store on June 13, and makers of the app have promised a lot of requested features – including a number of fixes – in store for those who get the update.

Facebook Messenger now allows short videos, bigger likes

We really don’t know how far the ubiquitous Facebook is willing to carry its Messenger app, but for now the social networking platform is still churning out updates for its chat and messaging app. In this new update that appeared at the Google Play Store just today, it looks like Messenger app users will now be able to embed short videos into their chat threads, as well as get a “bigger” way to express your Facebook likes.

Beats Music app gets first update since Apple purchase

Streaming service Beats Music, which is part of the Beats headphones company that Apple acquired late last month, now has an update for the Android version. This is the first update they’ve had since the deal was announced and the new features will try to make this service more user-friendly to compete with other music streaming apps like Spotify, Songza and Rdio.