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YouTube rolls out a new kid’s app

The sheer number of clips on YouTube is astounding and much of the content there is far from appropriate for kids. So far there has been no real way for parents to ensure their kids see only clips they want them to see short of being with them at all times to see what they are watching. Netflix has long had an app just for kids that removes any movie or content not appropriate for children.

Google intros official AdWords Android app, Canada only

I don't know why it took Google a long time to release an Android app for the AdWords but glad the service is now ready for businesses. AdWords app for Android is available initially in Canada but will be launched worldwide very soon. This app is the perfect tool for those who are managing ad campaigns. No need to use a web browser as you can access your account right on the Google AdWords app.

Dropbox update: open shared links in the app

Dropbox has become an essential tool for people who mostly work from their mobile offices (aka their smartphone or laptop) as it allows you the freedom to access files that you normally would have to get from your desktop or laptop previously. Every new update to the cloud service is awaited by users, and this new one, while not a major update, can be pretty useful, especially if you're in a hurry.

While your time away with Bing Bong arcade game

If you have a little downtime on your hands and you don't want to spend it just scrolling through your Facebook or Twitter feed, chances are, you'd want to just mobile games that are not too complicated but should be addictive enough to keep you occupied. Lately we've seen the rise of the minimalist arcade games, and we're welcoming another one to the fold. Meet Bing Bong, now available for your mobile game needs on your Android smartphone and/or tablet.

Outlook update: better security, swipe gestures, IMAP support

When Microsoft released their Outlook mobile app on Android a few weeks ago, they promised to have updates every week, to make it worth your while even though they might be late into the game already. Well, they're delivering on their promise, as several new features are in their latest update, all with the goal of making life easier for its users and trying to convince always-mobile people to switch to their app.

Divergent: Insurgent experience coming to a Samsung VR Gear near you

The Divergent book series, together with Hunger Games, has helped herald a new age of dystopian YA fever into the pop culture consciousness. The second installment of the movie franchise is still a month away, but to help hype up excitement for it, a four minute video is coming your way through Samsung's Gear VR headset by the end of the month. That is, if you're anywhere near the places where the Insurgent: Shattered Reality experience will go on tour.

Become the Monkey King in new endless runner game

If you're a fan of Chinese movies or even ancient Chinese legends, then the story of the Monkey King will be familiar to you. There have been poems, books written about it, and there is even a blockbuster movie starring Hong Kong superstar Donnie Yen. This new Android game from Ubisoft may have just loosely based its storyline on this legend, but it's no less fun, if you're into Chinese pop culture, endless runners, and becoming animals, at least on your mobile device.

Action Launcher 3.2 now out on Google Play, massive changelog in tow

Developer Chris Lacy has made Action Launcher 3.2 available for everybody today – an initial launch to a beta channel was made early in February. Now, the app is indeed up on Google Play where everybody can gawk at the massive changelog that the app carries. All good news for users you see, as Action Launcher brings out a number of new features, as well as some fixes and minor changes within the app.

0h n0 is a logic game to tease your brain

Usually, when you use the exclamation, "Oh no!", it's for something fairly unpleasant. But in this case, if you like logic puzzle games, then it will be an utterance of joy every time you solve one because it means you might be running out of games to play. The game is, in fact, called 0h n0, and this is an accompaniment game to last year's 0h h1, another brain teaser to both frustrate and excite you, if you like this sort of thing.

Android devices can now stream live NBC shows (selected cities)

If you like keeping up to date with the latest news but you're always mobile, then Twitter and news feeds are your best friends. But what if you wanted to watch actual live streams of ongoing breaking news or programs and you didn't have access to an actual TV set at the moment? A new feature of the NBC app now lets you watch live programming from your smartphone or tablet, although where it is available is still pretty limited for now.