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Google Play updated for Tablet-sized screenshots

Google Play updated for Tablet-sized screenshots

Those of you working with a tablet in the Android universe know that it's been a long, hard road from the first Samsung Galaxy Tab. Here in 2013 we're finally about to see tablet-sized thumbnails for apps for the first time - before now, it was all teeny tiny smartphone-sized business. Just as soon as developer jump onboard and start delivering the shots, we'll be seeing the good stuff!

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Google Voice app update fixes SMS reliability issue, hints at something new

Google Voice app update fixes SMS reliability issue, hints at something new

When you want to make a phone call over the Internet, you likely think of Skype or perhaps even Facebook's voice messaging service, which is currently in its infant years. Rarely does one think of Google Voice, which is disappointing considering how fairly robust and capable the service is. Still, despite its less-than-stellar popularity, Google has rolled out a bug fix update for the service.

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Tumblr app for Android gets revamped

Tumblr app for Android gets revamped

Tumblr has just launched a revamp of its Android app, implementing the beautiful, Holo UI into the app, and improving user experience with a bunch of new features. It's strange that the Android app is getting revamped before the iOS app, but it's a nice change of pace. Unfortunately, the revamped app still doesn't have support for GIFs, which is something users have been wanting for ages.

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Google Now gets new features in latest Search update

Google Now gets new features in latest Search update

Google has been rolling out new functionality to quite a few of its services lately, including full-size photo support for Google+, improved auto-complete predictions in Gmail, and data autosync for Chrome for Android, to name a few. Now we're seeing another update, this time for Google Now. With this update, Android users will find additional Google Now settings in Google Search, including real-time package tracking.

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Chrome for Android now syncs autofill data and passwords

Chrome for Android now syncs autofill data and passwords

Google has officially updated its Chrome for Android app to include password and autofill data syncing for your mobile device. Those features were available for beta users last month, but now everyone can enjoy them. The app syncs the autofill and password data stored on your computer, further integrating the browser on both devices and making Google Chrome an even more compelling choice for users.

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Symantec: Over 200 Google Play apps integrated with one-click billing fraud

Symantec: Over 200 Google Play apps integrated with one-click billing fraud

The Google Play store is no stranger to malware-infested apps or scam related apps, so we can add this one onto its list. According to its research, Symantec states that there are over 200 apps in the Google Play store that scam people into paying money in order to view adult-rated videos. They have discovered that there are at least 50 developers involved in the scam, and their apps have been downloaded at least 5,000 times in the past couple of months.

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