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Google's second free Android app is another kids' title, hinting at push for younger audience

Toca Hair Salon 2 puts kids in charge of a virtual salon to create as many wacky hairstyles as they wish.

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Inbox auto-suggests reminders from your email, syncs them with Google Keep

Google's adding its language understanding technology to another of its core services.

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Samsung launches app to record your mobile gaming highlights

Game Recorder+ lets you create Twitch-style clips, as long as you're using a Samsung device.

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Uber driver deemed an employee by California Labor Commission

The company was ordered to reimburse a single driver $4,152, but the decision could completely blow up Uber's business model.

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Amazon may soon look to you for package delivery

Amazon has caught the crowdsourcing bug and wants to control its shipping costs with independent drivers.

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Uber delivery service fails to get Apple, Starbucks onboard

The ride-sharing app wants to move into on-demand delivery, but logistical issues scared away two big would-be partners.

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Pushbullet launches Portal, an app to transfer files between Android and your PC

While Pushbullet is capable of doing the same, Portal simplifies the process by focusing on this one task.

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Microsoft: Cortana is coming to Android in July

It’s the blockbuster hit from Microsoft that you’ve been waiting for. Maybe.

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Google Play joining the giveaway game with a free app of the week

The first freebie is a child-friendly game, courtesy of PBS Kids.

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Spotify for Android 3.0 update adds swipe-to-skip gesture, revamped player design

Sadly, there's still no sign of that nifty running feature and new start page.

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Inbox adds compose and reminder home screen shortcuts

Grab the version 1.9 update to speed up your ability to launch a new note-to-self.

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With iOS 9, developers will be able to limit their apps to newer devices

New functionality means that devices like the iPad 2 and iPad mini will be blocked from installing certain apps

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Hands on with Google's on-the-spot, 'geocontextual' search talents

Voice search is becoming more like a conversation, as Google uses your location and follow-up questions to deliver the information you want.