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Field Trip's point-of-interest notifications come to Android Wear

Along with the pop-up notices, you can also search for nearby spots directly on your smartwatch.

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Say it with ink, courtesy of new Google Handwriting Input app

The new keyboard option recognizes handwriting in 82 languages, working on both Android phones and tablets.

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Android for Work reports to the office in Play Store debut

Google's new business-friendly service promises to keep your personal and work life files and data separate on the same device.

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Play Store 'Designed for Families' program will feature kid-friendly Android apps

A “Designed for Families” version of the Google Play Store will launch in the next several weeks.

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WhatsApp for Android gets Material Design overhaul in newest update

There are floating action buttons, new emoticons, and plenty of other hidden tweaks for the hugely popular messaging platform.

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Opera Mini overhauls interface, adds private browsing in version 8.0 update

The release adds in a few swipe gestures and increases your potential data savings.

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Brain games: These 3 free apps make you even smarter than you already are

These apps promise to increase your concentration and communication skills, and reduce stress and anxiety.

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Amazon's Kindle for Android adds popular highlights, book instructions, and more perks

The Word Wise feature steps up your vocabulary by giving hints to more challenging words found in your book.

Google reworks Snapseed, makes minor tweaks to Play Store, Calendar, and Play Movies apps

The Google-owned Snapseed brings in a ton of new editing capabilities after going stagnant for a while.

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Google app update 4.4 lets you give all your contacts a nickname

There are more tweaks indicating that a 'Trusted Voice' security feature is in the works.

Instagram's Android-first update adds two nifty new photo editing tools

Here's a good reason to brag to your iPhone-loving friends today: You've got the new Color and Fade filters and they don't!

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Mailbox for Android finally gets a Material Design makeover

The Dropbox-powered email app sports an even cleaner look and Lollipop-friendly features in its version 2.0 update.

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The best Android apps for following Major League Baseball

Find out how to stream the games, follow your fantasy league, and not miss any of this season's action.