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Chromebook Pixel slated for (modest) refresh

The sleek Chromebook Pixel, source of more than a bit of squabbling when it first came out a couple years ago, will be getting a refresh in the near future, it has been confirmed. The upgrade will be a modest one by the looks of it, though all the details on what, exactly, can be expected haven't yet been revealed. What we do know points toward the need for reasonable expectations: Google makes it clear this is more or less a "proof of concept" device, and it won't be available on the mass level.

Pressenger: send custom message before making the call

Have you ever not answered a call from a friend because you were busy or unable to (or just reasons) only to find out later that the "missed call" was actually something pretty important? Of course your friend could have sent a message (yawn) ahead of the call, but if you had a more fun way to do so, wouldn't you choose an app instead? That's what Pressenger: Pre-Call Message is all about, and the app has a new update to make your before call messages even more interesting (and multi-lingual).

Google mobile search groups content into carousels

It used to be that when you search for anything on Google, whether you're on the desktop or the mobile app, it will just give you a straightforward listing of relevant websites for what you're looking for. But as the search giant began to understand what we actually wanted from the results (or what they think we want), they've begun to tweak the search features, update after update.

Inbox by Gmail update: tablet-ready, more browsers added

If you've been waiting for Google to make more features and updates for their Inbox for Gmail app, then the wait is now over. And if you're still confused as to why they had to create a different email app when the Gmail one was already pretty good, then this is your time to try it out (after asking a friend for an invite of course). The latest update now brings the app to your Android tablets, as well as to browsers other than Chrome.

IFTTT rebrands app, releases three new stand-alone widgets

If you're a true-blue digital native, you know that IFTTT (if this then that, if you want to spell it out) has made our lives a bit easier and has allowed users to concoct "recipes", depending on the triggers that they want on mobile and desktop devices. Now the "Internet of Things glue" has released three new apps under the "Do" brand while also rebranding its own app, now known as just plain ole IF.

Dropbox update: open shared links in the app

Dropbox has become an essential tool for people who mostly work from their mobile offices (aka their smartphone or laptop) as it allows you the freedom to access files that you normally would have to get from your desktop or laptop previously. Every new update to the cloud service is awaited by users, and this new one, while not a major update, can be pretty useful, especially if you're in a hurry.

Outlook update: better security, swipe gestures, IMAP support

When Microsoft released their Outlook mobile app on Android a few weeks ago, they promised to have updates every week, to make it worth your while even though they might be late into the game already. Well, they're delivering on their promise, as several new features are in their latest update, all with the goal of making life easier for its users and trying to convince always-mobile people to switch to their app.

Action Launcher 3.2 now out on Google Play, massive changelog in tow

Developer Chris Lacy has made Action Launcher 3.2 available for everybody today – an initial launch to a beta channel was made early in February. Now, the app is indeed up on Google Play where everybody can gawk at the massive changelog that the app carries. All good news for users you see, as Action Launcher brings out a number of new features, as well as some fixes and minor changes within the app.

Android devices can now stream live NBC shows (selected cities)

If you like keeping up to date with the latest news but you're always mobile, then Twitter and news feeds are your best friends. But what if you wanted to watch actual live streams of ongoing breaking news or programs and you didn't have access to an actual TV set at the moment? A new feature of the NBC app now lets you watch live programming from your smartphone or tablet, although where it is available is still pretty limited for now.