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Commndr for Google Now removes ‘Note to Self’ voice prompt

Commndr for Google Now was a very welcome addition for users who wanted even more functionality for Google’s personal assistant program for mobile devices. But the “note to self’ prompt before every command was something some people found three syllables too many. The latest update to the app has now removed that prompt and you can go directly to what you want your phone to do without you actually touching it.

ShortPaste app automatically shortens URLs for sharing

With more and more people browsing and sharing stuff from and on the Internet through mobile, it goes without saying that apps need to make the process of copying URLs and sharing them easier. One of the annoying things that users encounter is that the web addresses tend to be so long, that it occupies too many characters already and visually, it also looks not too pleasing to have many strings and slashes.

Now Browser is lightweight and wants to look Material

No, this isn't yet another port of an Android L app for non-Android L devices. Now Browser, which was also called Material Browser, is a totally new app that just happens to take its aesthetic inspiration from Google's latest design thrust. However, that name might be a tad deceptive, as the main selling point of Now Browser is that it occupies only 160 KB of your device storage.

Dino Hunter now available at Google Play Store

If ever you get interested in a dinosaur shoot ‘em up game for your Android device, now is probably the best time as any to download “Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores” from the Google Play Store. From the same guys who want you to shoot up deer in Deer Hunter, this new game is a prehistoric hunting extravaganza for those who want to know what it felt like to hunt these huge lizards.

Wear Mini Launcher gives quick access to smartwatch apps

While smartwatches are supposed to make our lives easier by letting us read notifications and do tasks without opening our devices, it’s still in its early stages and so it’s still a pain to use sometimes. It takes users a few steps to open an app, even with the voice prompt feature. Wear Mini Launcher is a new app created for wearables, specifically to give easy access to locally installed apps on your smartwatch.

Microsoft OneNote for Android beta program opens

We get that Evernote got here first, and is rightly claiming a majority of the market. Maybe that is why Microsoft is opening itself to suggestions from users as it tests out the Android beta for note-taking and archiving software OneNote, as announced on the Microsoft Office blog yesterday. OneNote has made its way over to Android, but it might not be long before we see a better, stand-alone version of Microsoft’s note-taking app.

Selling your phone? Make sure it’s fully wiped first

If you’re the type of person who likes changing your Android phone every few months or so, chances are you’ve sold your gadget through eBay, Craiglist, or some other secondhand online stores. Before selling it, of course you tried to wipe all your data by restoring factory settings and deleting all files on the phone and memory card. But according to avast!, not all your information is completely and securely erased. They conducted a study that showed not all personal information disappears and it is scary if it will fall into the wrong hands.

MindRDR lets you control Google Glass with just a thought

Google Glass might be theoretically freeing our hands from our smartphones, but it still needs our voices or our fingers for some of its actions. But what if you could make it do what you want just by thinking about it? That is what design studio This Place is creating MindRDR for, an app that brings the growing science of telekinesis to Google's smart eyewear.
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