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creative libraries

First look at Creative Cloud Libraries, connecting Adobe's desktop and mobile apps

Sharing content, brushes, and color palettes between Adobe apps has never been easier, and Creative Cloud's newest mobile apps let you fill your Libraries with inspiration from anywhere.

android developer

Google clears path for 64-bit apps with new Android emulator

Developers now have a key tool for getting their apps ready for Android L.

play store material design

Flatter design and new animation highlight Google Play Store's Material Design makeover

Android's app storefront gets its turn for an extreme makeover.

Chrome

Chrome for Android reaches version 38, adds new APIs and more Material Design

The stable branch of Google Android browser gets a modest update aimed at developers, and prepping for Android L.

play movies

Google Play Movies adds pre-ordering

Part with your money before the latest flick is even available.

google play store games

Google seeks Play Store revenue boost with app trials, says report

Google continues to look for ways to boost Play Store earnings.

operaminigears

Samsung Gear S smartwatch gets Opera Mini, adding to its list of big-name apps

If Opera Mini's willing to squeeze itself from smartphone size to 2-inch smartwatch size, it's a good sign for the app ecosystem of a watch that's not even out yet.

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Free spreadsheet apps can show you the money, but paid versions spare you from ads

If you must look at a spreadsheet on a smartphone (prepare to squint!), these four free apps could work. Note that paid upgrades offer useful perks, and a fifth app we tried is well worth its small price.

dropbox android save to sd card

Dropbox adds 'export files to SD card' option to Android app

Take your files from the cloud directly to device storage with new update.

google play newsstand material l

Google Play Newsstand gets a Material Design makeover

One by one, Google's apps are getting fresh coats of paint ahead of Android L's launch.

tivo

TiVo's Android app now lets you stream recorded TV shows

You can now watch your backlog of programming on your Android phone or tablet.

msnnew

Bye, Bing: Microsoft's Windows apps rebranded as MSN

The future of Microsoft's online services is here---and it's MSN. Say goodbye to Bing unless you're using Cortana or doing a search.