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new google play ratings

Google Play Store now reviewing all new apps, and updates, requires age rating

The company pledges the review process won't logjam new apps and updates.

htc fun fit app

HTC new Fun Fit app pits you against Facebook friends

The new app is part of HTC's larger fitness ambitions, which include a partnership with Under Armour.

google now weather

Google working to open Google Now to all apps, not just a chosen few

Google's digital assistant may also let you know it's going to be an hour wait for the Haunted Mansion next time you're at Disneyland.

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Twitter cofounder Biz Stone on Jelly’s spectacular failure and the yet-to-be-determined success of Super

At a SXSW session, Biz Stone explains why Jelly failed and how its demise made room for his next app, Super.

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Google's Chrome, Play Music, Messenger, and Device Assist receive minor updates

Google's weekly app updates are minor this week; just a few small features and interface tweaks.

cyanogen

Cyanogen OS version 12 coming soon, adds Boxer as default email app

It cuts another string tying the Android variant to Google, part of a plan to completely break free.

samsung proxpress printer

Samsung wants developers to create Android apps for its printers

A new SDK lets developers access printer features and integrate cloud services

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Sony to power off PlayStation Mobile on July 15

Download your games and other purchases while you can, so they're not lost forever.

google drive photos

Google Drive to take over image backup duties from Google+ photos, report says

A dig into the latest version of Drive for Android reveals this new feature and other clues to the future of Google's storage solution.

gmailios

Google overhauls Gmail app with key iOS 8 features

Google has added a number of iOS 8-specific features to Gmail including the ability to reply or archive messages from the lock screen.

softcard tappy

Softcard's mobile payments app is shutting down in March after tech sale to Google

The carrier-backed payment initiative will be no more on March 31, ceding the field to Samsung and Google.

Android on Chromebook

Google is ditching Chrome support for Ice Cream Sandwich devices

If you're still on Android 4.0, it may be time to start looking for a new phone.

contacts preivew 4.5

The new Contacts Preview drags Google's address book out of the Netscape era

You can finally eliminate all of those annoying duplicate entries in one fell swoop.