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iOS 7 has popular Apple hacker eying switch to Android

As we all know, last week the team at Apple announced and revealed their all-new and completely redesigned iOS 7. A lot of people love it, some don't, and obviously this is just the early beta stages of their new mobile OS. However, this morning a popular and well received iOS hacker and jailbreak master didn't have very kind words to say about the new OS. In fact, he's considering switching to Android.

Google I/O 2013 summed up in 5 minute highlight video

We know Google I/O is one of those coveted experiences and developer conferences that tons of you want to enjoy. Whether you're a fan or developer of Android, Chrome, YouTube, and more. While sadly not everyone that wants to attend gets to (tickets sell out fast) Google always posts the events online. They were nice enough to live stream the sessions, and now have posted their annual round-up highlight video.

Google Glass labs reveals wink camera and always-on listening mode

Google Glass is still very much in the early stages, and obviously a developer platform with tons of features we may or may not see on the final product. Now that the wearable technology is getting in the hands of thousands of developers we're learning a few more tricks. Things such as wink options to snap photos, and even an "always-on" listening mode that makes using Glass much easier.

PayPal Android SDK release will bring additional in-app payment options

PayPal has announced the availability of a new Android SDK. This release is aimed at developers and PayPal notes that it will be able to offer "everything a developer needs to accept both PayPal and credit card payments." On the flip side though, while the release of the SDK is for developers, it should also serve to improve the payment process for a user looking to pay through PayPal. While there isn't any timeline as to when this will show up in apps, the SDK will be available beginning on May 15th.

Google Play update allows developers to directly reply to user reviews

Google has announced the latest update for the Play Store. This time around the update is dealing with app reviews and it is one that should help to improve communication between the developer and the end-user. The level of communication will likely vary from app to app and developer to developer, however moving forward, developers will be able to directly reply to Play Store user reviews.

Sundar Pichai: Google I/O 2013 will return focus to the developers

With Google I/O just about ready to begin, naturally a big part of what we are going to be seeing over the next few days will be related to the conference. Before it begins though, Sundar Pichai has recently spoken to Wired and the discussion touched on everything from challenges to the dominance of Samsung, the merging of Chrome and Android and of course, Google I/O. Just to clarify though, it still doesn't look like the two Google operating systems are going to be merging anytime soon.

Custom ROM aims to bring Facebook Chat Heads to all

Last month the folks from Facebook had a pretty busy few weeks releasing Facebook Home, the HTC First phone, and of course their new Messenger application with tons of new features. The only thing we really liked from Facebook's new arsenal was their unified messenger system called Chat Heads. Little bobble heads on the edges of the display for seamless communication. Soon we'll be getting that, without Facebook.
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