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Android L heads-up notifications feature out in APK format

We told you that the Android L Developer Preview would be picked clean of its standout features, and what do you know, here’s another one. Very conspicuous in that Google I/O keynote for Android L was a new slide-down notification area, this feature apparently called “Heads-up notifications.” You will be happy to know that this is now available for non-rooted devices in APK format.

CyanogenMod adds Protected apps, teases CMHome

Users of one of if not the most popular Android custom ROM might have something to look forward to, either in their nightly builds or M releases. CyanogenMod's weekly report has revealed a couple of very interesting features, including a super hidden app utility, a dedicated search panel for the home screen, new floating notifications, and a reorganized settings app.

Type Your Ringtone gives notifications their own voice

Tired of your ringtone or message notification sounding like everyone else's tones? Or are you sick of the usual melodious sounds signaling an app's update or activity? If yes, then Type Your Ringtone might be that little utility that you've been looking for to spruce up your device's sound bites, by having them speak out instead of whistling to a tune.

Echo Lock Screen to help organise your notifications

Notifications can be both the best friend and banes of existence of smartphone users who are always connected. They can be annoying at times especially when you’re in the middle of your zone at work and they interrupt your work flow. But if organised and categorised properly, they can help you manage your apps. Echo Notification Lock Screen is aiming to do just that for your Android phone.

Peek 2.0 arrives, brings in lots of features and fixes

It was supposed to be just one of the cool features of Paranoid Android’s custom ROMs, but Peek is now actually doing well on its own after being released as a standalone app in May. Users will be glad to know that Peek 2.0 has just dropped at the Google Play Store on June 13, and makers of the app have promised a lot of requested features – including a number of fixes – in store for those who get the update.

Pushbullet Notification Mirroring now syncs with all devices

Just a month or so after its last update, PushBullet is pushing yet another one that brings a much need feature, or fix if you with to call it that. It has upgraded its Notification Mirroring feature so that notifications you dismiss on one device will now also be dismissed on other connected devices, whether it be an Android or a regular computer.
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