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Sherpa Virtual Assistant now available for US-based Android users

There isn't any shortage of virtual assistant apps these days. We have the popular and the almost unknown. But that doesn't seem to stop new players from trying to get ahead in that genre. In this case, it looks like US-based Android users now have another option to consider. The app is called Sherpa Virtual Assistant and while new here, it has apparently been a top app in Spain and Latin America.

Facebook Home available now on the Google Play Store

Get excited folks because Facebook Home is finally here for a select few. We all knew that Facebook Home would arrive today, and now it appears to finally be available. This morning we reported that both Facebook and their messenger apps received updates prepping for Home, and now Home has just hit the Play Store - although it appears to be slowly rolling out. Launcher Hands-on: make your Android smartphone “dynamic”

Facebook Home, the launcher, will be available by way of the Google Play Store as of tomorrow. Given that, it seems we have recently been seeing a small surge dealing with launchers. The nice part is that these latest seem to be trying something different. We mentioned one yesterday called Homebase that had a Facebook Home-like theme and as of today we have something that is promising to be "dynamic." This latest is called and we went hands-on to see just how well it lives up to that claim.

Nexus 10 flip covers launch in scarlet and dark grey

Google has officially launched a cover for the Nexus 10. The cover is described as being a 'Book Cover' and attaches directly to your tablet. In other words, this Nexus 10 cover is nothing more than a screen protector. That being said, it is a screen protector that will fit perfectly on your tablet and also one that will turn the tablet on and off as you open and close the cover.

Google Play Store 4 inverted back to Black color theme [Download]

Yesterday our good friends at Google released a new and totally improved Google Play Store with a completely new design. This is a big change from the previous version and they've introduced larger HD images and app artwork, and a card style layout that's easier to navigate. However, the new version went back to the old school white color theme with green everywhere of old. If you want the Play Store back to black, we have you covered.

Cinegram app release means more animated GIFs from Android users

Cinegram, for those not familiar with the name, is an app that will allow you to create and share animated GIFs. The good, or possibly bad news given some of the GIFs that you may end up seeing is the app has just today launched for Android. Yes, this is another case of an app spending quite a bit of time as iOS only. We will not let that get us upset though because as of today we can share in the animated GIF fun that comes with being a Cinegram user.

Homebase lock screen launches Facebook Home theme

Facebook Home will land in the Google Play Store this coming Friday, and while it will be free to download and free to use -- there are some catches. For one, the Facebook Home launcher will give you a fairly different experience as compared to what you are used to seeing on your handset. Not to mention, the Facebook Home launcher will initially only be compatible with select devices. That being said, it looks like there may be an alternative solution available from Widdit Labs.

Burner app brings disposable numbers for Android users

Coming as another app that originally launched only for iOS users, Burner has finally made its way into the Google Play Store. Burner, as the name would imply, is an app that allows you to simulate one of those disposable 'burner' mobile phones. Except in this case, you are burning the number as opposed to the entire phone.