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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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    Nintendo has launched its Miitomo social networking/light gaming app in the US and elsewhere worldwide for Android and iOS and we are proud to announce that Pocketnow is on the network! You can now ask us questions about what we're wearing, what we've most recently doing and so on! Play pachinko games to get new clothes for your Mii to wear! Pose for crazy pictures with our Mii! Level up with us! I mean, we're going to be there! Well, there-ish, just not active. At all. April Fool's'. Sorry. We really regret it. Miitomo has been characterized as the first step in Nintendo's pivot to ...

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    The Apple Music Android app has been in beta for four-and-some-odd months, but with the iOS release being from June of last year, it feels like the company's been dragging its feet a bit when it shouldn't have to, especially in the face of Google's challenge to potentially kick up more revenue out of iOS. Perhaps Droid dudes and dudettes have too much animosity towards Cupertino for that to make sense. Anyways, the app is now at v0.9.7 and finally gets a home screen widget and a way to redeem iTunes credit for renewing your membership in-app. You can also preview what's on Beats 1 with a ...

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    It's been more than a year since the nation's largest bank deserted Windows Phone's app ecosystem. Speculation went about on how this was in preparation for writing a Windows 10 app. While we can't tie that speculation to Bank of America's rumored comeback to the platform, we now have a supposed due date for when apps will hit screens large and small. Based on a leak of an internal BoA website that Windows Central obtained, the universal app will be released on March 28. It'll have the usual features a banking app should have in 2016 including bill paying, mobile deposit (a first for ...

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    It seems that Android's about to take a step in iOS's direction on app design. And it actually sorta makes sense. Google's design spec now deals with what it calls "bottom navigation," featuring a bar with top-level category options right above system navigation. The bar is intended for three to five destinations and can jump in and out of vision based on scrolling. Ironically, larger dpi screens can get a "bottom navigation" treatment with a bar on the left side, but the bottom-mounted method can also be used. How this new design paradigm might affect the hamburger button that currently ...

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    Spotify users on Windows 10 Mobile are left banded together, wondering if they'll be hearing the same 'ol tune from the music streaming service like they have for many other app makers. The situation began with disappointment yesterday as it notified at least one user that it wouldn't be updating its Windows Phone 8.x app anymore, nor will it be made available on the Windows Store. A Windows 10 app was in the purgatory of "if or when." @WindowsBlogIta @HDblog @MSPoweruser @windowscentral #Spotify drop the support for windows pic.twitter.com/9rn4xK7nlT — Alessandro S. (@S__Alessandro) ...

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    Mobile payments are growing, but Verizon's already grown into the US's number one cellular network. And it thinks it can do plenty of things for and to its customers (like implementing special trackers into their web browsing and not telling them about it). Now comes word that the Verizon Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge units lack Samsung Pay, one of the faster-growing mobile payment systems around. Apparently, Samsung has told reviewers of the devices that Verizon asked for the app to be omitted from them. Verizon, part of the carrier-supported SoftCard coalition, is now partnered with ...

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    If you don't have the latest in mobile technology from Apple, you'd still be able to take advantage of the latest update to Google Photos on iOS. But then again, you'd want to have Google Photos on iOS in the first place. While you can now back up your fancy-shmancy Live Photos to the service and also get the app into Split View on the latest iPads and iPad Pro, there's also some performance improvements in there, too. For those of you with 16GB devices, the app will use less of your cache when storage gets real tight. Also there's some revised navigation paths so that "you can spend less ...

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    There are loud voices in the voice assistants category, but what does it take to make one pop out to you from nowhere for you to take the effort to download? After all, the one you already have on your phone works just fine for you, thanks much. Tell that to Hound, SoundHound's effort at taking complex orders and giving it all it has to respond to them. We first covered the app back when it first got its beta legs in June of last year. The officially published version is available on the Play Store and on the App Store. It allows users to ask such questions as "find me Asian restaurants ...

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    It's been revealed that Brave, a secure web browsing startup founded by a former Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, was the buyer of Link Bubble, a convenient chathead-style browser we've covered here developed by Chris Lacy. The company has relaunched the app with all of its features intact, but with enhancements offered by Brave, including an adblocker on by default, tracker protection and forcing HTTPS addresses. Lacy sold Link Bubble to Brave back in August, back when the company was in stealth mode. Brave also comes in an iOS app, but follows more traditional browsing motifs. Download: ...

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    In Blancco Technology Group's introduction to its "State of Mobile Device Performance and Health" report, it starts off with the following sentence: Mobile devices have taken the world by storm. No, duh. The problem is that the storm also can damage those mobile devices in one way or another. This trend report has been making the rounds today with a big spotlight number: 85 percent of performance issues found on mobile devices were running on Android. The remainder, by the way, went on iOS. Breaking down the Android number by brand, Samsung tops the list at 27 percent, Lenovo comes to 21 ...

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    If you're not young nor a well-to-do hipster nor very eager to delve into your personal feelings, cute animal photos, thought experiment escalations to the nth degree and GIFs of attractive men taking showers while being captioned saying something they're not actually saying ... you're probably not on Tumblr. That said, for the few who fall in the Venn Diagram between "those on Tumblr" and "those on Windows Phone," the news that Tumblr has withdrawn its Window Phone app from the Windows Store is not good. One of the social media platform's support team members responded to Sabri Yuga ...

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    And now, a case where obscurity by encryption can be used a weapon. Ransomware is one of the faster-growing threats to consumers and enterprises — in terms of prominence — and, more often than not, it has culprits getting away with their demands without even having to pore through their victims' information. After 10 days off of fussing with paper records, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center announced it had coughed up $17,000 to the hackers that essentially locked the hospital out of its own computer system. Now, we're learning about the approach of this Russian-originated "Xbot" ...

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    I'm not paying y'all $9.99 for my search not to be working, what is the problem @AppleMusic? ? — Terra (@Ms_Marshall) February 1, 2016 Apple Music, after the debut, the trials by fire and the death glares, now has a core base of users. And they are mad. Mad because of a problem that Spotify does not. Many users on Twitter and in Apple's support forums are complaining of the search function either not delivering results properly or at all and/or blanking out when called to deliver an artist profile or track. In one case, partial search terms would be autocompleted by the search engine and ...

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    While Rudy Huyn has had a lot of success and adoration tending to major social apps in the Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile atmosphere, he came to a very frustrating brick wall with Snapchat and its beef against Microsoft. Huyn does siphon his rage into fuel for upkeeping his most romantic (relatively speaking) of his apps. Users of 6tin, the Tinder of Windows 10 Mobile, can now exchange GIFs with one another and even search up users by name. The features, along with a couple others, debuted on the iOS version in the past several days and Huyn had hoped to update 6tin within 24 hours of ...

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    As Spotify struggles with competition and licensing agreements with the music industry, it has decided to not only go into podcast distribution, but video as well. The company is introducing video content to its Android app in the US, UK, Germany and Sweden starting this week. The iOS app will get the update late next week. Spotify is licensing short-viewing content from content creators including the BBC, ABC, Turner Broadcasting, Comedy Central, Vice, ESPN and Maker Studios — the producers of Epic Rap Battles. Tastemade and other companies are planning on producing original, ...

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    Has the thrown shade been retracted or is this just a case of being lazy? Kickstarter has been the source of several major smartwatch, smartphone and VR projects that we've perched over in sheer delight. It has broken records and have broken up the mobile industry just a tiny bit. And now, a revolution: the Android app. No, seriously, it's 2016 and Kickstarter just debuted an Android app. The company released its iOS app on Valentine's Day 2013. From the start, the iOS app allowed project creators to manage their messages, post updates and track stats. The barebones Android app has no ...

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    It comes out of nowhere and looks like a scam: a notification telling you that someone has stolen your Twitter account. It actually came from a new social media app that was a mix of Risk! and Foursquare in which users would "buy" a friend's Twitter account — not the actual account, but in the form of a "trading card" within the app's social sphere — and then be able to "sell" or "trade" it along with making status posts on behalf of that account. Still, Stolen! was an iOS app up until today, when it was taken down its owners, Hey, Inc., at the request of lawmakers and after consumer ...

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