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Tired of Facebook? Try these three social apps instead

Tired of Facebook? Try these three social apps instead

Are you tired of using social media channels like Facebook to share pics, or schedule a get-together? Sometimes, you just want to create your own little bubble, apart from the larger one that is social media. If you’ve been looking for a way to go “off the social grid”, here are three apps you and your friends can use to forge a new path.

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Gmail changes for Android leak via Google+

Gmail changes for Android leak via Google+

A few pictures of a revamped Gmail for Android have surfaced, showing a slight update to the app. It reminds many of the Google+ update that slid in recently, and seems to get away from the slide-out menu in favor of drop-downs. A floating compose button is also eerily similar to the Google+ Android app.

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Oral B introduces ‘Smart Series’ connected toothbrush

Oral B introduces ‘Smart Series’ connected toothbrush

Oral B, a brand you likely interact with a few times a day (or at least should!), have released their Smart Series Electric Toothbrush. Claiming it’s the first of its kind, Oral B’s smart toothbrush uses Bluetooth 4.0 to communicate with an accompanying smartphone app. The goal is to get us brushing smarter, or as Oral B puts it, to “improve brushing efficiency”.

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DuckDuckGo Search and Stories app arrives for Android and iOS

DuckDuckGo Search and Stories app arrives for Android and iOS

DuckDuckGo is known for being the search engine that will allow you to search anonymously. More specifically, DuckDuckGo does not track your searches and they offer search results in a clean and clutter free way. Not to mention, they offer quite a few other perks such as calculations and conversions. But for today it looks like there is now a new mobile app available for Android and iOS users.

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Facebook details Android app beta program

Facebook details Android app beta program

Google announced a new setup during I/O that would allow developers to launch a beta app testing program through the Play Store and it looks like Facebook has become the latest to get that up and running. Facebook has only recently announced the beta program, which is open to all who want to participate. Aside from the announcement of the beta program, Facebook has also shared some details on how they plan to update moving forward.

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Samsung’s fictional Unicorn Apocalypse game comes to life

Samsung’s fictional Unicorn Apocalypse game comes to life

It looks like the Unicorn Apocalypse game featured in Samsung's commercials is actually a real game. Samsung held a contest to get developers to create a game that matches the "Unicorn Apocalypse" theme portrayed in its commercials. Developers were given the freedom to create the best unicorn game they could come up with. The winner of the contest, who turned out to be Liquid Gameworks, received a grand prize of $25,000.

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Tasker for Android updates with completely new UI

Tasker for Android updates with completely new UI

The popular automation utility for Android, Tasker, essentially turns your smartphone into a superphone of sorts. It can do any number of things (except make your bed for you), and it's arguably one of the best utility apps that you can get on Android. Even better, though, is that the app updated today with a new, cleaner look.

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