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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.

Harbringer is the newest one in the Battlestation game series

If you enjoy playing the Battlestation game series, whether on your PC or on your mobile devices, then you will probably want to download the latest one from the developers. Battle station: Harbinger brings more of the same adventure, this time in a real-time space strategy game. Your mission now is to stop just reaching for the stars and instead be in the midst of an actual space opera on your Android device.

Lead your football team to glory in Championship Manager: All Stars 

Now that European football season has already begun, you will spend many weekends with your blood pressure rising because the manager of the team you’re supporting makes seemingly idiotic decisions. Games like Football Manager, where you actually get to manage a virtual football team, has helped fans understand the intricacies and given them the chance to actually affect the changes they want to make, even if it’s just make-believe. A new version called Championship Manager: All Stars is now available for you to practice more.

WWE SuperCard Season 2: more superstars and features

Back in the day, before there were computers or smartphones, kids (and even some adults) collected and played with trading cards of their favorite athletes or celebrities. The concept still hasn’t gone away and has just evolved into the digital landscape. The WWE SuperCard card trading game was one of the most popular wrestling-related apps and it’s now back for a “second season” with more wrestling superstars and newer features to make card-battling even more fun.