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Activision launches COD: Advanced Warfare companion app

If you’re not the PC or console gaming type, then you probably won’t have noticed that Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – the next addition to the famous first person shooter (FPS) franchise – dropped today and is available for purchase already. And to enhance your console gameplay, Activision has come up with a companion app to add little boosts to your new COD game.

HTC releases RE app to accompany its RE camera

You didn't really think they would release a camera that doesn't have a viewfinder right? HTC's weirdly-shaped RE camera will soon be available in the market, but ahead of its release, an app to help you use it has been released for Android devices. The companion app will serve as a viewfinder, controller, and gallery viewer to the standalone camera. This is part of HTC's foray into the digital imaging market, which also includes the HTC Desire Eye and a collaborative video editing app.

Google gives new life to Calendar, improves Gmail app as well

Even though you may be a heavy Google user, chances are you don't actually use their official Calendar app on your smartphone or tablet because there are more better-designed and integrated apps out there. But they are trying to change people's attitude towards the Google Calendar app, and the latest update features new features and also a new look to entice you to actually use it as your main app for events and schedules. The Gmail app has also been updated and it is now a bit more inclusive of non-Gmail accounts.

Bitstrips + Emoji = Bitmoji and whole lot of avatar fun

If you believe that Bistrips and emojis are two of the greatest things ever that came from the Internet, then this new app is definitely something that will make you search for the best happy emoji. Bitmoji combines two of the things we love to share on social networks and messaging apps, and will make conversations and status updates even more interesting (or so we hope).

AlarmPad gets updated, unlock all features for limited time

What else can you do with an alarm clock app? Well, you add features to it and get people to buy your app. This is what AlarmPad – pretty much an alarm clock app with bells and whistles (geddit?) – adds to your app arsenal. And today, the developers of AlarmPad has given the app some more features, plus a limited time offer to unlock all features.

Sonos revealed to be working on Android Wear controls

Although smart homes and appliances are still in the process of becoming a thing, some manufacturers are already making the jump from smartphone apps to control them to smartwatch apps to control them. Of course, it actually sometimes makes more, sense at least in terms of convenience and speed, to tap on your wrist quickly instead of having to whip out your phone first. Sonos, it seems, is just one of the latest to join the smartwatch bandwagon, though it hasn't exactly jumped in completely just yet.