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Xperia Z2′s New Movie Creator creates 30-second videos

Don’t you just wish sometimes that the photos and videos stored in your mobile device would just go and make a short film about themselves, without you having to lift many fingers? Well, if you own a Sony Xperia Z2 (or planning to buy one), then that option is now available with the New Movie Creator app, which will automatically create 30-second videos based on the media in your smartphone.

SwiftKey app improves and fixes features,brings new themes

The competition for virtual keyboards is heating up as apps like Fleksy and Minuum try to corner their share of the digital market. Just a little over a month since it became free for the Android platform, SwiftKey has released an update that brings even more improvement to its existing features, as well as bringing a few minor additions and offering a sale on its own SwiftKey Store.

Instagram launches new Bolt app in 3 markets outside US

Ah, so the “leaked” banner ads in Instagram about a new photo-sharing app are apparently, true indeed. The Facebook-owned Instagram has just announced they are introducing their first stand-alone app called Bolt, but for now, it will only be available in three markets: New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa. It will reportedly make messaging photos to your friends easier by eliminating a few steps in the process.

NPR gets own Android app for easy access to shows,podcasts

Do you remember the last time you actually listened to an actual terrestrial radio? Chances are most of you would say it’s been months, years (younger ones would ask, what’s a radio again?). But public radio pioneer NPR has been able to adjust to the changes that the digital age has brought by bringing their programs online, producing hundreds of podcasts and continually creating digital content in the field of news and culture. Now, they have a new audio app, NPR One, that will make it easier for users to listen to their available digital content.

Facebook pushing mobile users to use Messenger app

As the famous quote says, there are only three certain things in life: death, taxes, and Facebook making major changes. Okay, we made that last one up obviously, but the still famous social networking app has been notorious for constantly making big changes to both its desktop and mobile apps, and not always to the liking of its millions of users. The latest big one is that it is slowly “forcing” Android users to switch to the separate Messenger app as they will disable messaging in the main app soon.

Outlook Android app update: server search,offline access

While most Android users stick to using the Gmail app or even their smartphone’s native email app, that hasn’t stopped other apps from trying to corner a portion of the market by improving their services. Microsoft Outlook users of course have their own Android app, and the latest update just might please them, as it offers better search options and even offline access for downloaded emails.

Beats 1.2.0 adds more customisation,verified badges

With the popularity of music streaming services like Pandora, Deezer and Spotify, Beats Music is like the late-blooming cousin trying to catch up with his peers. With the latest update to its Android app, version 1.2.0 seeks to add even more customisation to its service, as they know that curated and personalised playlists is the way to go when it comes to this market.

Swipify simplifies switching between apps on Android Wear

Smartwatches have definitely made our digital lives more interesting, and maybe at times, simpler. However, it still has many limitations in terms of both hardware and software, so for now, it’s up to app developers to enhance how we’ll be able to use those devices. One such app is Swipify, which makes it easier to launch and switch between apps on the Android Wear platform.

nowPaper 2.0 now has Muzei extension, new wallpapers

nowPaper, a wallpaper collection app, has announced the release of version 2.0, which now includes support for live wallpaper app Muzei, and a collection of new designs that have been inspired by the landscapes and cities from Google Now’s backgrounds. Your Android devices can now sport these amazing-looking designs on your home screen, and you can even set them to reflect the time of day.
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