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Twitter updated with read message sync across all devices and platforms

Twitter for Android received a rather excellent update today, bringing a feature we've all been waiting for. While the update has multiple changes, the first one is most important. It's cross device/platform sync of read messages. This means once you've read a direct message, it won't be listed as unread online, on your tablet, iPad, or other smartphones.

Samsung SideSync seamlessly blends your PC and Galaxy together

Earlier this month we heard a few comments regarding Samsung SideSync with their Windows ATIV branding announcement, but today we're now getting additional details. Samsung has introduced what they're calling SideSync, which will allow your PC and Galaxy smartphone to work together as one. It doubles as a backup solution, and can you even use your keyboard and mouse on your phone.

Dropbox releases Sync API for Android and iOS

Thanks to the brand new Sync API from the folks at Dropbox all those Android and iOS app developers workload just got a bit lighter. Today the Dropbox developer team has announced their new Sync API that will allow apps to seamlessly and effortlessly integrate sync right into their apps. More details can be found below on the new API.

Swype beta update adds trending words and dictionary sync

That popular 3rd party keyboard we all know and love, Swype, has just received a rather nice update today. Sadly this keyboard still isn't available in the Google Play Store, and instead you'll have to get the latest beta from Swype themselves to enjoy the latest and greatest. The most notable new feature is dictionary sync. Read on below for additional details.

Google reminds us of Android’s cloud sync features in latest video

Google's been using cloud services for a long, long time. Way before Google Drive was even in the discussion. In case some of you somehow didn't know this, Google actually syncs your contacts, calender, photos, apps, books, and recently Google Music. While iCloud is new to the game Google's been doing this since Android was a baby. Simply sign into Google or Gmail and all your contacts automatically sync to your new phone. Today they've released a quick video as a reminder of how awesome Android is.

Google Drive cloud storage services tipped for April release

The masters at Google have been hard at work on what we know as Google Drive. The cloud storage service that is still for the most part unknown, that Google has big plans for in the coming months. We know it's coming soon, but that is about all we know. This cloud storage online file system has been long awaited from Google and now we are hearing rumors of an April release.

SugarSync updated, now syncs videos to your PC automatically

If you've ever used SugarSync you'll know it's one of the easiest ways to automatically add pictures, or files to your PC from your Android device all wirelessly. Being completely free I've used it plenty in the past and today it got a whole lot better. They've just announced AutoSync, now offering the same free syncing capability for videos too.

Dell plans Stage sync update for Streak, Streak 7 and PCs

Right now, Dell's Stage software is a vaguely useful UI and app suite for the company's Streak and Streak 7 Android tablets, along with Dell's notebooks and desktops. In the future, however, it will be a multi-platform synchronization tool, automatically transferring content between the smartphones and PCs. Talking to Android Community at a Streak 7 pre-briefing, Dell revealed that the Stage roadmap includes intelligent sync functionality which will automatically move new photos, videos and other content from your smartphone to your PC when you enter the home network. Remote access tools and streaming are also envisaged. Those without Dell computers won't be left out in the cold, however. Dell is planning to release a version of Stage for other PCs, though it will be functionally limited in comparison to the original. Still, enough to wirelessly sync. Unfortunately, Dell's Windows Phone range won't get included into the syncing fold, at least not initially. The company told us it was looking at the possibility, but right now Microsoft's limitations on OS modification mean it's not allowed.
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