Don't-Miss App Stories

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Reply to WhatsApp, Hangouts, other messaging apps on your computer with Pushbullet update

The Hangouts implementation is a little wonky, but it's another step at tying your phone and computer closer together.

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Pebble smartwatch adds Android Wear app support

The company has also added the ability to set up pre-defined replies to notifications.

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Google launches WebView beta channel for developer tinkering

This move could lead to smoother in-app browsing and fewer of those pesky bugs.

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Nokia's Here Maps drops beta tag, adds 3-D venue maps and improved routing

You can now download offline maps in the background so it doesn't slow down your use of the map's other features.

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Amazon's latest free app blowout gives away $140 in paid Android apps

Score the ad-free version of Trivia Crack, Runtastic Pro, and several other cool games and productivity apps.

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Google is working on a new way for you to pay without even whipping out your phone

The service will apparently use Bluetooth and require you to shout out your initials for the transaction to go through.

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Stocard brings loyalty cards to Android Wear, but misses the location mark

Why keep your loyalty cards on a keychain when you could have them on your wrist instead? Probably because the old-school way is still less stressful.

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Odysee photo apps yanked after Google acquisition

The backup service could be just what Google needs to make a bigger push to manage all your images and videos.

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These 3 video editing apps give you pro results straight from your phone

Want to create a slick-looking movie? You don't need a PC with lots of processing power. Today's best apps let you do it on the go.

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Google’s new ‘Local Guides’ reviews bring a human touch to Maps

The new feature is designed to encourage more reviews inside Google Maps, discouraging you from jumping to Yelp or other services.

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Google Play Music update adds new navigation drawer, other Material Design flourishes

It finally gets a back button on the lock screen, so you can cycle back to hear that great song over again.

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Under Armour snaps up MyFitnessPal to become largest health tracker

MyFitnessPal and Endomondo give Under Armour access to a valuable new pot of health data.

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Microsoft reportedly buying slick calendar app Sunrise to bolster productivity push

Sunrise's software pulls data from third party services like Microsoft Exchange