Update

Motorola Connect update brings new watchfaces for Moto 360

Owners of the round-face Android Wear smartwatch Moto 360 will feel like they have a new wearable as the Motorola Connect update brings a whole slew of new features and options. For starters, you get new watchfaces including winners from a design competition and pretty deep customization options. A "mystery' accessory called Keylink will also now be supported by the app while a health and wellness app for the wearable has also been included in the latest version of the Connect app.

Pushbullet now lets you send messages from your computer

Pushbullet is all growed up (Rugrats reference). You can tell by the fact that it has somewhat outgrown the original simple goal it had when it started. Yes, of course, you still push things, but the definition of "things" has expanded considerably, encompassing not just files and links but also notifications and SMS. The latest update takes that last one even further. Now Pushbullet can let you send SMS right from the comforts of your computer. Via its browser extension, of course.

Pocket 5.7: Material Design, Google Now search integration

Your favorite (well, at least it is our favorite) offline reading service Pocket has received an update which makes it virtually ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Version 5.7 has now adapted its own version of the Material Design while still remaining essentially Pocket-like. The update also brings the ability to search for items in your app through Google Now. Android apps are "cleaning house" like crazy in preparation for Google's major update which is expected to start rolling out in the next few months.

AlarmPad gets updated, unlock all features for limited time

What else can you do with an alarm clock app? Well, you add features to it and get people to buy your app. This is what AlarmPad – pretty much an alarm clock app with bells and whistles (geddit?) – adds to your app arsenal. And today, the developers of AlarmPad has given the app some more features, plus a limited time offer to unlock all features.

Fleksy announces additional funding, Android app update

Virtual keyboard Fleksy announced that they have received an additional $2M funding from several investors to enable them to further develop new features moving forward. They have also released version 3.3.3 on Android, improving on its "core accuracy" plus adding a few new features to the alternative keyboard that aims to make your typing life easier. The best news? The paid app version will be on sale until Friday so if you've ever thought of upgrading, now would be the best time.

Pushbullet update: Material Design, improved navigation

Pushbullet has received a major overhaul, ahead of the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. You don't have to wait for the Google update to experience what it will look like, well at least through this app. It has applied the Material Design, embracing the whole visual language to better improve the app as it seeks to apply the "focus on the user all else follows" philosophy. The update also brings improved navigation and better user control on its settings.

Apex Launcher update: Material Design tweaks, Lollipop drawer

One of the joys of having an Android device is being able to tweak how you use your device by using different customizable apps. App launchers are popular with those who are fond of these personalized touches. And even before the Android 5.0 Lollipop is officially rolled out to various devices, these apps can give you a preview of what life would be like with the major update. One such app, following in the footsteps of other popular ones like Nova Launcher and GO Launcher is Apex Launcher.

Facebook image storytelling now easier with mobile update

Your social media feed may be filled with too many selfies (in which case, you should reconsider your choice of friends), but there is no doubt that storytelling through images has become the new status message. Whether it's through Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc, you would much rather scroll through photos rather than read about your friends' latest vacation stories. A new update to Facebook's mobile app now makes it easier for you to post pictures the way you want them to appear.

Textra update: customizable bubble color, Lollipop support

With free messaging apps on your smartphone becoming even more interactive and fun with stickers, video messages, etc, one of the original purposes of a cellphone is seemingly slowly getting lost or obsolete. You can probably count on your fingers how many times you actually send SMS messages in a day, preferring to use other apps like LINE, Viber, FB Messages, etc. But there are some SMS apps that are trying to bring back the "fun" in texting and one of them is Textra. The latest update will make your texting life more colorful and more Lollipop-y.