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Google testing out food picture-taking feature for Maps

Google may have scraped their supposed foodie photo app Tablescape for some reason or another, but that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on getting something running to satisfy the frustrated food stylist/photographer in all of us. They did promise us that some elements or influence of the closed experiment may make its way to some other future apps. Well, it’s not a future app, but it looks Google Maps is the one they’re integrating it with.

Defend the empire, unleash a new age of alchemy in “Blood Gate: Age of Alchemy”

The name Blood Gate alone will definitely give you goosebumps. It's a place where heroes like you are needed. There's darkness, gore, magic---madness all over in this legendary town where heroes can be legends. But first, witness the plague of alchemic destruction so you'll understand why you need to open the Blood Gate and start getting rid Black Dahlia's entire empire.

Save your fluffy friends in Blitzcrank’s Poro Roundup arcade game

Enough of those 80's-retro-pixel art games for now. Let's move on to the...well, some 90's arcade style games. This new game from Riot Games will remind you of your teenage years (not childhood) playing arcade games in the mall until you run out of tokens and you've used up all the allowance your parents gave you. Blitzcrank's Poro Roundup is another side-scrolling game that lets you control Blitzcrank so he could save his fluffy poro friends from the villain.

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4 is a heist movie set in space

Ok, we’re positively tired now of saying that “this episode is the best one yet” for Telltale Game’s “Tales from the Borderlands” – this game just keeps giving us something new or something hilarious, or both, each episode which makes you fall in love with the series all over again. Episode 4 is called “Escape Plan Bravo”, and it’s available for download via IAP if you’ve already installed the game app.

Talon for Twitter update: focus on Android Wear, Android Marshmallow

Not all of us have access to the upcoming new Android version, Marshmallow, but developers are already starting to update their respective apps and programs to make them compatible when it finally does roll out. One of those apps is Talon for Twitter, which only recently rolled out a “massive update” with version 3.0. But here they are again, with version 3.1, bringing more support for its Android Wear app and of course Marshmallow support (sounds like a great new dessert!).

Bring apps and your friends together on Vurb, now on Android

When you’re planning a long-awaited night out with friends you rarely see and only communicate with digitally, there is a lot of planning, back and forth, Googling, researching, and finally laying down final plans/inviting involved. One app that says they can bring all of those tasks under just one app roof is called Vurb, and finally, it is now available for Android users as well. It also comes with brand new features to make it even easier and more necessary for you.

I/O apps for Project Tango now available in Play Store

At the I/O developer conference in May this year, Google presented to the world the progress with Project Tango. If you don’t know or remember what that is, this is the project to bring 3D mapping and rendering capabilities to tablets and smartphones via an array of cameras installed on a device with robust specs. At Google I/O this year, the mothership showed some apps that gave users some cool things to do with a Tango device. Those apps are now available to all via the Google Play Store.

Google Maps updated with easy Street View access

Google Maps is no doubt one of Google's best projects ever since it actually began. It has changed the mapping and navigation industries big time. More enhancements have been made when the Android version was released because more people are no longer at risk of getting lost. Having a digital map on mobile device can be really helpful especially if you're going to or already in a new place you are not familiar with.

Pebble Time, Pebble Steel updates firmware, Android app

As more and more of the units get shipped to backers, and non-Kickstarter supporting people now able to purchase the new models, Pebble will of course look to improving their Pebble Time and Pebble Steel devices. In just one week, they brought version 3.3 of the firmware to both devices and then updated the Android app just a few days later. Both updates brought minor but significant improvements to the new wearables from a brand that is considered one of the pioneers in the smartwatch industry.

Comcast’s Xfinity Share streaming app now available for all Xfinity users

Live streaming now is not just about binge-watching on Netflix or Hulu. With the advent of such apps like Periscope and Meerkat, Facebook’s foray into Live sessions for celebrities, and even gamers streaming their gameplay, users want the ability to share their most important moments with people who matter, and they want to do it live. Comcast a few months ago launched their own live streaming service to limited users, but now, all Xfinity subscribers will be able to use the service and app as well.
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