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Talon for Twitter update: focus on Android Wear, Android Marshmallow

Not all of us have access to the upcoming new Android version, Marshmallow, but developers are already starting to update their respective apps and programs to make them compatible when it finally does roll out. One of those apps is Talon for Twitter, which only recently rolled out a “massive update” with version 3.0. But here they are again, with version 3.1, bringing more support for its Android Wear app and of course Marshmallow support (sounds like a great new dessert!).

Google Maps updated with easy Street View access

Google Maps is no doubt one of Google's best projects ever since it actually began. It has changed the mapping and navigation industries big time. More enhancements have been made when the Android version was released because more people are no longer at risk of getting lost. Having a digital map on mobile device can be really helpful especially if you're going to or already in a new place you are not familiar with.

Pebble Time, Pebble Steel updates firmware, Android app

As more and more of the units get shipped to backers, and non-Kickstarter supporting people now able to purchase the new models, Pebble will of course look to improving their Pebble Time and Pebble Steel devices. In just one week, they brought version 3.3 of the firmware to both devices and then updated the Android app just a few days later. Both updates brought minor but significant improvements to the new wearables from a brand that is considered one of the pioneers in the smartwatch industry.

Comcast’s Xfinity Share streaming app now available for all Xfinity users

Live streaming now is not just about binge-watching on Netflix or Hulu. With the advent of such apps like Periscope and Meerkat, Facebook’s foray into Live sessions for celebrities, and even gamers streaming their gameplay, users want the ability to share their most important moments with people who matter, and they want to do it live. Comcast a few months ago launched their own live streaming service to limited users, but now, all Xfinity subscribers will be able to use the service and app as well.

There’s now a place like Home on HERE for Android Beta

As the Wizard of Oz, or rather Dorothy, taught us, there really is no place like home. And before, navigation app HERE literally didn’t have a place like home on their app. But now, at least in the Android Beta version, you now can put your most frequent destination just one click away from every place you go to and from. HERE has made it easier for its users to go home however or wherever they may be coming from.

Turn back time with new Google Photos memory feature

Timehop started it all. Facebook’s On This Day feature followed suit. #ThrowbackThursday is a regular feature on social networks every, well, Thursday. Now, Google Photos is doing its part to bring you nostalgic feels by giving you a trip down memory lane. The opt-in feature will show you photos taken from a year ago, two years before that, and even as long as ten years back, as long as they are backed up on the app.

LINE HERE lets you share your location with contacts, friends

Have you ever been at a sprawling shopping mall with friends and decided to split up and just meet later, but you all got lost for one reason or another? Are you worried that the people you invited to your party will have difficulty following your instructions on how to get to the location? Or did you really just want to keep track of where all your kids, nephews and nieces are? Messaging app LINE has a new way to deal with that, and that is through a new sub-app called LINE HERE.

Yahoo Weather app now brings “near-term weather alerts”

No matter what side of the argument you are on, it’s very obvious that climate change and global warming wreaking all kinds of havoc on our weather. One moment it’s sunny, after a few minutes, torrential rain suddenly hits you. So sometimes it’s hard to plan what to wear, whether or not to bring your umbrella, to walk or ride a taxi, etc. That’s why it’s always prudent to check your preferred weather app, but sometimes it only gives you an hour's or so warning. Yahoo Weather has updated its app and claims to give you “near-term weather alerts.”
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