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    Microsoft's SwiftKey has completed its first major order of business since its acquisition — make a keyboard all about the emoji. Swiftmoji, now available for iOS and Android, brings smartened emoji suggestions on top of the word suggestion bar, not relegated to a panel of icons you have to pull up and dig through. There are over a thousand of these little things out there and plenty of keyboards to type them up with. As far as we know, few put an algorithm to good use for them. Download: Android, iOS Via: Android Central

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    There are plenty of places to get your apps these days, many of which are not the Google Play Store. Thing is, if you hand off your phone to your friends or family and they start wreaking app havoc on you from all corners of the internet, you would like to know where those apps came from. Well, you might get to know without the help of said friends or family if you're getting on the latest preview for Android 7.0 Nougat. A new "App details" listing in the App Info page under a "Store" subhead now lists where the APK came from. For many, it'll be the Google Play Store. Sure, sometimes ...

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    It took less than a month for Facebook to integrate Apple's new interaction medium, 3D Touch, into its iOS app. It has taken Menlo Park ten months to do the same for its Messenger app. You can now give a hard tap to contact icons for a quick peek at their digits, screennames and addresses. You can also preview conversations, enlarged photos and moving videos, stickers, links and locations. It took Facebook some 34 whole-point revisions to its app in order to make 3D Touch happen. Just as a matter of curiosity. Download: App Store Via: The Verge

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    Another piece of Google Voice has bit the dust, thanks to an update in Hangouts. If and when you get version 11 of Hangouts, you'll see that SMS and Hangouts-based conversations have been split. You'll have to talk to John Doe in separate threads for the different technologies. Why the change? Google said that the merged conversation feature "caused user confusion and had low usage." You can still read all of your SMS and send messages via Hangouts if you're still on Voice. Google's still pushing users to its new Messenger app for SMS conversations. Source: Google Via: Digital Trends

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    Pokémon GO is available in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Unfortunately for many Pocket Monster fans in other places, that's where it will stay for the time being. You know how your hordes of friends have been complaining about the servers not keeping up and about them not getting into the app? That seems to be the big problem that gamemaker Niantic Labs is facing in keeping its app roll-out going. Thank you for your patience. We have been working to fix the server issues. We will continue rolling out #PokemonGO to new countries soon. — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) ...

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    We have to ask how you'll fare this weekend, the first full weekend of availability for Niantic Labs' Pokémon Go! Prepared for long days walking from one side of the city to the other? Or are you memeing it up, pointing and laughing at the people who end up crossing town to catch that Flareon? Maybe you're just sticking your fingers in your ears at this point. Whatever the case, if you even have the slightest interest in downloading Pokémon Go, make sure you get the .APK from a safe place, especially if your country hasn't seen the release yet. Yep, we're talking about you sideloaders ...

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    In the midst of its possible sale/not-sale to Apple, hi-fi music streaming service Tidal is chugging on with its own app development. In its latest update, it has made official support for Chromecast, meaning that you can plug your Chromecast Audio or compatible Google Cast device. Finally, you can put your house party onto them FLACs and WAVs! The update is available for Tidal's iOS and Android apps. Download: Play Store, App Store Via: The Verge

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    Is it too short, too late? Or does Bitly have what it takes to own its first-party link-shortening app on Android? Well, it has happened. Version 1.0.1 of the Bitly Android app was launched yesterday. Pretty simple enough: you pop a link into the app or via a highlight and you'll get served a bit.ly link. You can then share that link with whoever you want. You also get traffic information for links as well. There are no big automation cogs, nor is there a way to favorite links or sort them into folders for quick and easy future sharing, unlike other apps. Bitly has a work in progress here, ...

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    Smart albums have come to the place you wouldn't think an album would ever come to. Snapchat is planning on introducing a new feature called "Memories" where you can save a personal hive of Snaps or even whole Stories and even partition some Snaps for "My Eyes Only". You can sort out your saved Snaps through keywords and compile them into new Stories with Memories. And if you happen to share a Memory or two with your friends, they'll see a special border on it, letting them know it's a Memory. Hear that? Snapchat is on-boarding nostalgia in its app. The BØRNS we hear is a nice touch, too. ...

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    If we were at a job right now, you'd think the number of retirements happening recently were actually just layoffs in disguise. Major profile departures by PayPal and Amazon have already shaken the Windows Phone/Mobile ecosystem this year. This time around, we're talking about CNN. It has notified Windows Phone 8.1 users that the "application will be retired on Monday, July 18th" and has encouraged them to move on to its website. Cable News Network brought its Windows Phone app online in 2012 and still will support its desktop app for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It still feels like we're a ...

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    It's been a few weeks since Windows Phone owners have been able to download the Amazon app. We now know that Amazon's planning on retiring the app. In-app prompts are telling users that the Windows Phone app will be retired on July 25 and that they should instead go to the mobile website. Amazon has yet to release a Windows 10 app, though its Audible subsidiary has for PC and Mobile. Source: Windows Central Via: MSPoweruser

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    It's midday on another Tuesday which means another T-Mobile Tuesdays event going to the dogs. Specifically, the dogs at the T-Mobile servers. Users are taking to Twitter to tweet tempestuously about how for the fourth week in the #GetThanked campaign they weren't able to access their stash of free perks. Some users were told by the app to come back on Tuesday, even though today is a Tuesday. I sure wish this T-Mobile Tuesdays app was working, @TMobile getting a bit ridiculous that every Tuesday I can't access my rewards. — David V (@The0DD1) June 28, 2016 Is T-Mobile Tuesdays a joke that ...

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    If you're on Google's cellular amalgamation called Project Fi, you may now have a little more spectrum to work with. A few weeks ago, the company announced that its subscribers would soon have access to the US Cellular network in addition to T-Mobile's and Sprint's. It's now official with updates to the Project Fi site's literature and the Project Fi app. We've got a link to the download below because, you know, it saves you the hassle of a few extra taps if you want it now. And if it isn't there just yet, give it a bit of time. Or just head to APKMirror. Not buggin' ya or anything. ...

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    It's been three Tuesdays and not one of them has passed by for the Un-carrier without some sort of brouhaha. T-Mobile's dealing with an ailment of its own corporate goodwill and it all has to do with perks, perks and more perks And none of them could be given away. T-Mobile Tuesdays is experiencing very high volumes right now. Hang tight and thanks for being patient. — T-Mobile (@TMobile) June 21, 2016 The T-Mobile Tuesdays app suffered another server stress-out as customers tried to connect to promo codes for a free Frosty from Wendy's, some free Major League Baseball merch, a free ...

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    As Spotify crossed its own little milestone yesterday, it's important to note Instagram's today. The Facebook subsidiary announced that it has crossed 500 million total users. Better than 60 percent of them use the app daily and more than 8- percent of the base comes from outside the US. The app crossed this mark shortly after its interface redesign and the launch of its new feed curation algorithm. Facebook bought the image-sharing social media platform in 2012. Sibling acquisition WhatsApp revealed a couple months ago that it had a billion total users. Source: Instagram Via: Neowin

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    The second T-Mobile Tuesday, just like the first one, was rocked with another controversy over who got pizza and who did not. Customers who went into the T-Mobile Tuesdays app yesterday did get a promo code for a free medium two-topping pizza, but when they attempted to ordered carryout from a local Domino's Pizza location, they were told on the mobile app that the offer may "be unavailable at your local store." Online, the story was clearer — the location had taken in all it the redemptions was allowed to on the deal. While it's understandable that tight bottom lines at franchisee ...

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    Apple Music's user interface is changing for the simpler. There are new sections for the app including Recent Music, For You and Browse. For You contains a "Discovery Mix," something like a "Discover Weekly" playlist for Spotify, a list of recently played music and daily curated playlists and albums for different styles and moods. One of today's playlists? "Fasion Runway Strut". Browse brings you up to date with new tracks, new artists and top charts. Radio brings you the Beats 1 stream, its schedule and a back-catalog recent marquee shows for the station. Personal stations are also here. ...

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    Microsoft is finally going to catch up to the Joneses on the mobile payments frontier with the release of its Wallet 2.0 app for Windows 10 Mobile. There's one big addition that arguably should've been working since 1.0 and that's the ability to Tap to Pay using NFC. Windows Central was able to get an internal build of the app onto a Lumia 950 for trying out the Tap to Pay functionality. As with other mobile payment systems, cards' compatibilities with the system will vary, so it'll be interesting to get a list of those cards. Tap To Pay did work as advertised: the phone will wake from ...

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    All that demand that shut the T-Mobile Tuesdays app down for most of its first Tuesday out has proven very useful for the Un-carrier to boast about. Who knew that free pizza, ice cream and a movie every week would draw people to downloading something? When you’re the #1 free app & #1 trending search in the @appstore. Get ready for next #TMobileTuesdays #GetThanked pic.twitter.com/SYEJjHOWBN — T-Mobile (@TMobile) June 8, 2016 Yep, T-Mobile Tuesdays is number one in the free section and the trendiest search item on the App Store right now. Over on the Google Play Store as of this ...

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    Apple's App Store makes so much money from fewer downloads than Google's Play Store. So, why change a revenue sharing model with developers that has worked for eight years? Because Phil Schiller is betting that it will end up making Apple more money. Schiller revealed to The Verge that developers can soon activate app access subscriptions on their products from any category — including games. Apple will continue to take 30 percent of the revenue, but if a customer keeps a subscription for more than a year, that cut shrinks down to 15 percent per transaction. App makers would have ...

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    If you're freaked out by the number of ways your activities can be tracked by our almighty digital overlords (and any despot hacker), you may have to start screaming with the addition of another method to Google Maps on Android. Actually, it's just a port-over from the web version of Maps. That feature and a few others have been picked up in an XDA code inspection of the app's version 9.26.1 APK. Keep in mind that these code strings can be changed or removed before any chance of activation. For one, you could soon be sharing when you're going to get "there" with all the people you need ...

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    Quick. Fast. Instant. But unlike noodles, news articles shouldn't take two minutes to load. That's why companies like Facebook and Google have been offering up speedy-loading optimizations to content providers — with a share of the click revenue, of course. Google has been keeping its Accelerated Mobile Pages to Android users, but not anymore — version 15.1 of its iOS search app now has it. Users just need to look out for that lightning bolt next certain "top stories" to get informed instantly. Google Now cards also serve up sports highlight videos, too. Restaurant entries get a ...

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    Version 4.8.0085 brings some major feature adds to the S Health app, major enough that you'd think it'd be worth the bump to 5.0. Alas, if you like to compare your bests and literally document your data while keeping your blood sugar in check, you've got it in this update. The Android app introduces step count comparisons with your friends and your age range with goal "challenges". More of your steps will get counted if you don't happen to be wearing your Gear Fit as the step count now also takes in accelerometer data from your phone. You can quickly start a pulse check by placing your ...

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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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