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Now Browser Extended brings power to lightest web browser

Just because you're lightweight doesn't have to mean that you're weak. This is the philosophy that Now Browser is adopting with its new Extended Program, a new version of what is billed as the lightest web browser for Android that adds a ton of new power features while still remaining small, agile, and simple.

Amazon Appstore introduces live app testing for developers

If you’re an app developer, you would always want to ensure that your product is fully tested before unleashing it into the market. Live testing is probably the best way for you to see if there are any bugs needed to be fixed or if your app is actually working properly. Amazon Appstore is now introducing Live App Testing for their developers, proof that they are indeed serious in getting through to mobile developers and the app market.

Google Now offers flight alternatives, bakes in Field Trip

You’re just a few hours away from your flight to London, when suddenly, you received a notification that it has been cancelled. What do you do next? You are in a strange place and you don’t know anyone but would like to visit some landmarks or tourist spots. Who do you ask? Normally you would just google those information, but Google Now’s new updates allows you to eliminate a few steps in the process and brings you the info you need through its cards.

Humble Bundle app moves out of beta, gets a facelift

With all the Humble Mobile Bundle campaigns past, present, and future, you'd think that the Humble Bundle Android app would be in better shape. Though that was not exactly the case, the latest update to the app pretty much pulls Humble Bundle's Android presence forward to the current decade, shedding off the Beta moniker and falling in line with other Android apps.

Endomondo now supports Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2

Fitness enthusiasts have helped make wearables the gadget du jour this year. With the proliferation of fitness apps in the market, one consideration for consumers is how the app can be used in connection with their gadgets and smartphones. One popular app for the physically active crowd is Endomondo, and the latest update now includes support for Samsung Gear Fit and the Gear 2, as well as compatibility with 17 of Samsung’s Android smartphones.

HTC Zoe hands-on: an attempt at a new kind of sharing

As part of its attempt to expand its reach beyond its own hardware and software products, HTC is releasing its Zoe app for the whole world to see and use. But more than just a fancy way to stitch up photos together into a memorable video reel, HTC is pushing Zoe to become something much more: a social networking platform for sharing such reels, but with a spin on "collaborative editing".

iRBeacon makes controlling home devices easier and smarter

Multiple remote controls at an average house is pretty common nowadays, and so is the pain and frustration of using them and misplacing them. A new crowd-funding product called iRBeacon wants to put an end to your agony and bring a universal remote that is smarter and more adjustable as it uses infrared, Bluetooth and your smartphone to make it easier to control your electronics at home.

Kindle app now has immersive mode,lockscreen audio playback

If you prefer the Amazon book ecosystem for your reading needs, the Kindle app is a pretty good reader to use for your Android devices. But you’ve probably wished at one point or another for bigger improvements to it, especially as compared to other reading apps like Google Books, Kobo, Aldiko, etc. The newest update to 4.6.0 now brings you some of the features you’ve always needed, particularly immersive mode and better controls on settings like brightness, orientation and audio playback.

Google Update: G+ Chromecast support, minor tweaks

Ahead of Google’s normal update Wednesday, APKs of the updates to their first party apps have begun rolling in. Google+ has a pretty substantial update enabling Chromecast support while other Google products like YouTube, Chrome Beta and Google Search have gone through minor enhancements. They are not enough to warrant major announcements probably, but of course we still need to be aware of them.

HTC Zoe will be launched this week for non-HTC Android smartphones

As it continues to struggle in the smartphone market, not having the power to overcome leaders like Samsung and Apple, HTC tries to turn to another business channel as they launch their new business unit, HTC Creative Labs. The first product from this new venture will be launched later this week. It’s a short video app called Zoe and while it looks promising, it would be competing in an already crowded video app market.
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