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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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1Password for Android is here, does justice to its namesake

1Password for Android is here, does justice to its namesake

One of the best password managers around is now available for Android. 1Password, long an iOS mainstay, has a brand new Android app. Full featured and comparable to the iOS version, 1Password for Android is free to use until August.

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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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Vine finally comes to Android for 6-second video fun

Vine finally comes to Android for 6-second video fun

It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here (as previously suggested). For those using Android that are just dying to get in on recording your own 6-second looping videos, Vine is now available for your perusal. However, the app is launching with limited features for now, but the dev team says that "frequent updates" will be coming soon.

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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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Simple online banking app comes to Android

Simple online banking app comes to Android

Online banking startup Simple, which is designed to replace traditional personal banking with an online-only experience, announced the availability of an Android version of their mobile app. The app allows customers to see their balance, find nearby ATMs, deposit checks, as well as view, categorize, and organize their past spending.

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AppSales for Android keeps track of all the holiday app deals

AppSales for Android keeps track of all the holiday app deals

Thanks to the holidays, tons of Android apps are going on sale, some of which are already on sale, but you're probably frustrated at how you can't keep up with all of the good deals at once, especially since some deals only last for 24 hours or so. However, a deal-aggregation app called AppSales looks to take the pain out of curating deals.

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Google releases Snapseed for Android, updates iOS version

Google releases Snapseed for Android, updates iOS version

Just a couple of months ago, Google acquired photo-editing app Snapseed. The company is now releasing an Android version of the app, as well as updating the iOS version. The best part, however, is that they've dropped the price of both versions to no cost at all, bringing advanced photo-editing tools to iOS and Android users for free.

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