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Flynx app hits version 1.1.0

If you aren’t familiar with the Flynx app, it is designed to make it easier to read all the links from your favorite sites in one place. It can open links from places like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Google+, and others.

Web Browser for Android TV works ala Chrome but not quite

Android TV is one platform that has yet to be the standard in smart TVs but it's exciting to think about the future of television. TV-watching (couch potatoing?)  has changed in the past decade, thanks to the introduction of the Internet, mobile apps, and the more hi-tech TV models. There are only a few Android TV devices in the market but the platform is what makes them more attractive to use. Apps are still limited though. You'd think a web browser would be easy to develop since Google already has Chrome but there's no official web browser app yet.

Chrome for Android updated, pull down to refresh feature added

Google's Chrome Team has just updated the Chrome app for Android. The mobile web browser has received a bit of changes that if you're not observant, you won't actually notice. The Internet giant updated the app last January and added updates in line with the Material Design elements and Android 5.0 Lollipop. This time, the development team added the "pull down to refresh" function on Chrome. It's something we've seen in other Google apps already but it's only now that Chrome for Android is getting the feature.

Flynx opens links from your favorite apps

An app called Flynx has exited beta and is now available to download in version 1.0. The app has been quite popular during its beta stage and is designed to make it easier and more convenient for you to open links in your favorite apps.

Flipboard finally comes to your desktop

Flipboard is one of the most popular apps, regardless of what platform you're on. Browsing through the personalized magazine on your smartphone or tablet is always a joy, but users have also been wishing they could have it on other gadgets as well. Well, the developers have finally given in, and Flipboard is now available on the web through your laptop, netbooks, or desktop computers.

WhatsApp now available on desktop but only on Chrome (for now)

There are times that some intense conversations are better had with you typing away on your desktop keyboard rather than swiping away on your virtual one. Or there are also times when you can't use your mobile phone but need to keep a conversation going. If you have a WhatsApp account and Google Chrome on your desktop, that's now possible as the messaging service is now available on the Web.

Dolphin Browser now with flash player for Android Lollipop devices

While it is not that popular of a video platform anymore, there are still some websites that use Flash videos (like Facebook sometimes). And if you use Chrome as your default mobile browser, chances are you won't be able to view said video since Adobe stopped supporting that for Android devices some time ago. So the solution would be to use another browser. The newest update to Dolphin will try to convince you to consider it for your default or even alternative browser.

Ghostery Privacy Browser blocks Android user data from trackers

Whether you like it or not, companies have their eyes on you. They track whatever you do online: what you click, read, buy, or share. Don't be surprised when you see related ads on banners and pop-ups whenever you visit a website because it only means you've been tracked. Most of the time, it gets freaky because you're clueless how these brands know what you've been looking for. It's simple--there are trackers in the world wide web waiting to collect and share your data.

Opera Mini for Android gets updated

The Opera Mini for Android has just been updated. The web browser has been available for Android devices since 2009 but it's receiving a lighter look and feel just before the year ends. This could be Opera's response to Material Design but it's actually more of a transition to a more lightweight browser for devices running at least Android 2.3.
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