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Mailbox gets action buttons on notifications

Dropbox has recently pushed out an update to its Mailbox app on Android that adds a little new feature. These three buttons on email notifications may seem quite insubstantial, but they can potentially ease a user's workflow by reducing the amount of taps required to take action on a new message.

How to: Quickly silence a pesky app

If you’ve got an app that is bugging you, there is a quick and easy way to solve that. Android has a really simple way to silence individual apps, so you never have to be alerted again. It’s also easy to revert back, should you fix a spam email issue or end a conversation with someone who talks too much.  

Plume for Twitter updated with push notifications

There is no shortage of available Twitter apps for Android users. Most seem to have their personal favorite, but regardless of how well an app runs, or how nice it looks, the lack of certain features will end up being a turn off for some. With that in mind, the folks at Plume have released the v5.4 update which brings a notable new feature.

Alcatel One Touch Idol ALPHA hands-on

Alcatel and their entire line of smartphones hasn't slowed down. The company is still releasing them by the truckload, but this year they're going to offer some top-tier models as well with a focus on quality. Instead of all mid-range devices. The One Touch Idol ALPHA we mentioned earlier this week is one of those. With a blend between the iPhone and an Xperia, the Alpha had some cool things going for it worth pointing out.

Paranoid Android HALO 2.0 arrives with multitouch and more

Paranoid Android first came available in beta form back in early-June. Since then we have seen some updates and changes, however it appears as if things have just been updated to v2.0. This is being shown as the first public preview of HALO 2.0 and it is arriving with v3.97 of the Paranoid Android ROM. And in addition to the HALO update, PA3.97 also brought some other changes.
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