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    10 million unique users may not be enough to save the fall of Nintendo's virgin venture into the mobile world. According to SurveyMonkey, daily download numbers have fallen faster and are, on the whole, lower when compared to two recent games from mobile giants King and Supercell. But that's not the only problem Miitomo's facing. It's been perceived as having a less stimulating activity cycle — you ask and answer questions and gain credits to purchase clothes for your Mii avatar. SurveyMonkey said in its Intelligence Blog that on average Miitomo is opened about 2.3 days out of the week. ...

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    The pal that helps you and many other people pay up is updating its Android and iOS apps. Unlike many other apps, it's providing customers with a good idea of when to expect an update. Version 6.0 of the app, said to have "a new look and feel," will head to devices with Android 4.0.3 or later and iOS 9.1 or later. Windows Phone users will end availability for the current version of the app while both Amazon Fire and BlackBerry OS users will not be able to use the app beyond June 30. Joanna Lambert, Vice President of Global Consumer Product and Engineering, said in the company's blog post: ...

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    Google is taking a new view of what its keyboard can be. But you have to get the latest software to take a look at it. If you can get the latest Android N Developer Preview onto your applicable device and also have Google Keyboard version 5.0, there's a whole menu in the settings dedicated to changing the color of the keyboard. Not only can you choose from a few hues, but you can upload your own pictures — taking away one of the biggest tricks up the sleeve for third-party keyboards. Yep, owners of phones with AMOLED displays can enjoy pitch black power savings when they're typing up ...

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    You might think that we wouldn't need Hangouts or Messenger with Allo and Duo coming around, right? Well, Google has confirmed that it will have four messaging applications in its roster. Remember that both Hangouts and Messenger can handle SMS texts while both Allo and Duo, said to use your phone number for identification, may also integrate texting as well. Duo, a dedicated calls app, competes with Hangouts in that aspect. Sure, feature completeness varies across the line with Messenger being a barebones app while Allo and Duo representing the deep end of WhatsApp and WeChat with ...

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    No tapping and no paying has happened just yet for those not on Apple's side in the United Kingdom. Limited availability of the Android Pay app began today in the country. Users now see an entry in the Play Store for Android Pay, but many also saw a cautionary tag telling them that "This item is not available in your country." The few that have snagged an installation and tried card after card found that all of them didn't work — yes, even the Barclays ones that never were supposed to in the first place. [EDIT] Thanks to Domenico Lamberti for sending us this screenshot of the app ...

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    T-minus five days ... and counting. Google's biggest developer conference of the year is happening at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, from May 18 to 20. If you weren't lucky to be chosen to get tickets for the event, you can still grab a chair at one of the 471 (and counting) I/O Extended events. Better yet, you can stream select events live from the Google I/O app or the Google Developers YouTube page. While the schedule is loaded for the three days, we have just three events you should watch out for if you're anything at all like us — curious about mobile and ...

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    Google Translate gets a tiny bit more global and much easier to use. In celebration of its tenth year plus one week, the dev team have updated the app for both iOS and Android, this time adding Word Lens capability to translate Chinese characters you see through your camera's viewfinder. On the Android side, Tap to Translate support has moved beyond Android Marshmallow devices and gone onto all devices above version 4.2. All you need to do is highlight foreign text, copy it and tap on "translate" for an instant read. iOS is also getting Android's Offline Mode in its Google Translate ...

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    Prepare to lose the blues for good. Instagram has debuted new logos for its eponymous app as well as Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse. Skeumorphism has been traded in for a bright "rainbow" palette of yellow, orange, hot pink and purple — colors you might see during a sunset, mind you. A new-look Instagram interface, as seen earlier on some iOS devices, is included in app updates now or soon to be at the App Store, Play Store and Windows Store. It trades muted blues and grays for a stark black and white theme, one that iOS on the whole has adopted. Source: Instagram

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    It's been too long since BlackBerry OS got wide appreciation, especially as we've turned from BB10. But one good vestige of the platform that's made the move to Android was the BlackBerry Hub — a river of communications, calendar and reminder heads-ups and memorandums at a glance. The feature hasn't exactly spread far and wide in the Android world, but it may turn out that a Samsung version of the Hub could reach farther. SamMobile is reporting that the Samsung Focus feature will be launched on the Galaxy Note 6 later this year. The app interface — very faithful to Material Design ...

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    While Amazon intends for you to buy its Echo devices big and small (maybe even smaller) to ask inane questions to and help turn down the thermostat, you can now spend just under $5 and get the power of Alexa voice services on your iPhone. For $4.99, Lexi is a simple app. Tap and hold onto the screen, ask your question, then let go and wait to hear from Lexi. It's a third party app that uses Alexa and works with the typical apps — the App Store page has a review calling out Homeseer compatibility. Hit the download link if even all you want is some witty repartee. Download: App Store Via: ...

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    Google's artificial intelligence may soon be able to snatch dates away from you at the bar. It's been refining its pickup game by reading up on romance novels: "Damn girl, this is the best French toast I've ever had." and: I wanted to peel that dress off of your body myself and I'm pissed I won't get the chance to now. It was difficult picking out passages from Kelly Elliott's Unconditional Love, but those are just two of the many from the 2,685 books that engineers at Mountain View have forced upon the AI's neural network. Andrew Dai and Oriol Vinyals both headed the project at ...

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    You might be able to tap and pay and be done with your supermarket purchase. But if you need to pull out your loyalty card — gotta get them perks — or a gift card, you'll need to unlock your phone, get into the mobile payment app and then file through your various cards to get the card you need and then show it to the cashier. And, even better, if the register's optical scanner doesn't work on your phone, you'll have to input the card number into the system, digit by digit. Sounds like fun for everyone in line, right? Well, it seems that an Android Pay update to version 1.3 might fix ...

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    All of us are born with certain "natural rights" - rights which are are not dependent on the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and are therefore universal and inalienable. Among those are the right to privacy, of which I'm an advocate. Since the world's governments aren't doing a very good job respecting privacy (let alone protecting it like they should be), the responsibility falls to us, individually. Thankfully, technology gives us the tools we need to build solutions that will help deter all but the most determined parties from invading our ...

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    If you're the odd Droid out in one of those iMessage circles, you're probably carrying one more reason to switch over to an iPhone or are desperately looking for an app to fix this issue. Well, developer Eric Chee may have you covered here. At least, part of the way there. You'll need a Mac to route messages from your iCloud account over to your phone and you'll also need to jump through a few more hoops like setting up a couple of projects in the IntelliJ IDE and changing values around. And even after you've successfully executed all the string changes you need, you'll still only have a ...

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    You might know Casey Neistat. He's a logged a bunch of calories. He's ridden on Citi Bikes. He's snowboarded through Midtown. All of that's on YouTube. Neistat co-founded Beme, Inc. as a social technology company. And Beme is the name of the app it has officially come out with. It's been on iOS for a while now as a beta, but it's now finally out for reals. And it's on both the App Store and the Google Play Store. If you're into video blogging, prepare to be shaken. If you're not, you too. Beme doesn't have a viewfinder. It turns off the screen while you're recording a video. All you have ...

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    As clunky as the user interface is, one of the joys of using LG's software atop Android is the fact that you can adjust the height of your keyboard. Feel like going two-handed? Make it short. One-handed day? Make it tall. You just had to use an LG phone to get this magic out of the box. But you aren't limited anymore as Google Keyboard has made the big change in providing five height options in the settings menu for the keyboard. It's not as convenient as dragging the top edge of the keyboard to whatever height you'd like, but it's a start and it's nice to see it included in a full point ...

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    For the many uses of VR that we've yet to discover, we'd figure that some of them are going to be outrageously stupid. Who'd want to walk around town and into stores buying stuff with their headsets on? Seriously. Well, Samsung does have an idea that makes more sense that not only gets kids involved, but it also keeps busy parents close in touch, too. The R&D department are still working on a full release for the company's Bedtime VR Stories where parents, from near or afar, can join their children through an encompassing, whimsical environment. Both of them follow along the story line ...

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    If you like to watch your music in motion and maybe, just maybe, you have up to five other relatives or close groupies that like listening to and watching music, you have a lot of choices to sort through. Simply put, Apple Music on Android has become another choice for you to pick out. If you're not already on Apple Music, yes, it's on Android and yes, it's being updated pretty often. If you sign up for an account now, though, you can get up to six people on a Family account for $14.99 a month — compared with the single-payer $9.99 a month. Once everyone hops on board, they can browse, ...

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    If your legs are as restless as your mind is or you enjoy discovering the place you live and know it like the back of your hand, you might already be signed up as one of Google's "Local Guides." You meet fellow guides and get sweet swag along the way. One piece of swag on the way for Local Guides leveled 2 or above is an invitation to try out "Google's New App for Travelers." Those taking it up will have to fill out a survey to determine how often they use Gmail or Inbox and disclose plans to travel. Accepted testers will get links to the iOS or Android app next week. Source: Android Central

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    Google and Apple are doubling up on each other, at least according to App Annie. The app data intelligence firm has released data for app downloads and revenue it compiled over the past quarter and it shows some trends continuing on from when we last picked them up.   The good news overall? Both downloads and revenues are on the rise for both platforms, but the Play Store still leads in downloads by 100 percent while the App Store gets 90 percent more revenue. India had the best annual download improvement for Google while on the Apple side, it was China. Meantime, Chinese ...

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    It's been a while since we've talked about Google's stock camera app that has been relegated to the realms of Nexus. Those of you on the Android Beta Program have been able to peek into some new features as carried in the app through the Android N Developer Preview. Now, Google has pushed those changes into the Play Store app. The major feature changes include being able to shoot stills while recording video and moving the slow-motion video feature to the pull-out menu. Nexus phones running Android Marshmallow can update the app at the Play Store. If your non-Nexus phone's on Android 6.0 ...

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    Hey college kids! If you're a little late to the whole "finding your first big job" thing, you still have a lot of resources available to you. But if you're not going to deal with the counselor and if all the job sites get a little heavy on the mind, LinkedIn's hoping to simplify things for you with its new app. It's called LinkedIn Students and VentureBeat had a test run inside it. If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, all you need to do is drop in your current school, major and expected graduation date. From there, you'll get several cards, each with their own bits of ...

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    Traffic. It's one of the dreaded metrics in web life. But in this respect, there's some great news for Nintendo — if we're to believe SurveyMonkey Intelligence. In its first full week of global availability, Nintendo's first mobile app was able to grab 2.6 million downloads. Miitomo got downloaded about 370,000 times a day last week, with the iOS-Android count split roughly 2 to 1. Adding on its early tenure in Japan and we see 4 million active users in the first month with 1 million users tapping in on the daily. Those who do make it a habit will typically check in twice or three ...

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    If you're in HTC's new Preview program, you'll be able to find the Boost+ app. It's an app that scrapes other apps off your RAM and trash temporary files (as well as some of those other files, too). There's also an app locking feature, though unlocking your questionable app does require a lock pattern on the bottom half of the screen and, occasionally, an ad on the top. Dime a dozen these things are, we sorta find that HTC's design language makes things barely tolerable. If you're an anti-kleptomaniac, if you're pathologically wired to just wipe everything away ... well, the app's actually ...

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    Have you ever made an app? Do you still make them? We salute you — you make the mobile ecosystem a bright place. Of course, it's toiling and repetitive labor in crafting, then testing, then bugfixing, then testing the app again, then publishing and then perpetually testing, updating, etc., etc. Maybe Google can do a little bit to lighten the load for those devs and its attempt has come in the form of Android Studio 2.0. The headline feature is the official deployment of Instant Run, a toolbar that can instantly implement many code changes without interrupting an active run and requiring ...

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