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Jawbone makes UP app cross-platform for devices, wearables

Fitness company Jawbone has announced that their health app UP will now be compatible across platforms and across different devices as well, including smartwatches and wearables. They will also be releasing an open-device connectivity framework later on to enable OEMs to create products that will be able to connect to the app through Bluetooth, Smart or WiFi. This means that more people will be able to use the activity and lifestyle-tracking app.

Is Google Voice starting to merge with Hangouts?

In what may be the logical conclusion to this story, several Google Hangouts users have reportedly been receiving prompts to migrate their Google Voice to the messaging service. However, there has been no official announcement from Google yet, and even if you choose to "turn it on”, it’s still not working properly which may mean the process isn’t complete yet or this wasn’t supposed to happen yet but someone pushed a button already.

Netflix Post-Play now available for Chromecast in US,Canada

When Netflix introduced the Post-Play feature to its Android apps a few months ago, it brought watching streaming videos to another level. It also further established binge-watching as one of America’s favourite hobbies. But US and Canada viewers were unable to enjoy this on their Chromecast, until now that is, as Netflix announced it has finally arrived in North America.

Android users can now access Amazon Prime Instant Video

It’s taken them a while but online retail juggernaut Amazon has now given Android users access to its Prime Instant Video service through an app. The app itself actually enables the Instant Video streaming within the now updated main Amazon app and gives access to all the movies and TV shows available on their catalog, with a subscription fee of course and available for US residents only.

View Comedy Central shows on Android device through new app

If you’re a huge fan of old, current and new shows on Comedy Central, get ready to laugh your guts out as the cable channel now has an Android app. With hit and award-winning shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, having the channel on demand on your Android device of choice will definitely cure you of boredom (as if we really can afford to be bored on our gadgets nowadays).

Super Monkey Ball now bouncing through your Android device

If you’re a fan of that crazy monkey from SEGA, then the newest edition of the Super Monkey Ball game would make you bounce all around the room. Yes, you guessed it right, it’s called Super Monkey Ball Bounce and it is now available for your Android device in all its bouncy and colorful glory.

Tamagotchi makes a comeback (again) through Android app

Since throwbacks and nostalgia seem to be the in things nowadays, are we really surprised that things from our childhood are coming back to give us that “has it really been ____ years since I watched/listened to/did this” feeling? One toy that some of us may have fond memories of playing with (and killing them eventually) is the tamagotchi. And while the actual toy is indeed making a comeback, there’s also a new way of playing with your virtual pet and that is through an Android app.

Twitter testing “Buy” button for artists, brands, charities

We all knew this day was coming, and now it’s almost upon us. Yes, pretty soon, we can all go and buy stuff on Twitter. The hugely popular social network has announced that it is now road-testing the “Buy” button that would allow users to make purchases while inside Twitter. They are trying it out on a percentage of US-based accounts and on several artists, brands and charities just to see how the public would respond and how easy and secure it is, as they claim.

Textra SMS now has Android L Material Design

The Android L (Lollipop? Lemon Meringue? Lime Key Pie???) is still a month or so away but already several apps have been adapting the the basic look of it. Textra SMS, an alternative messaging app for your Android device, is the first one among the apps of the same ilk to have adapted Android L’s Material Design and from the looks of it, it is indeed a beauty.
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