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Sony Xperia TL and Xperia J receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

Sony Xperia TL and Xperia J receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

The latest devices to receive the honor of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are Sony's Xperia TL on AT&T and the Xperia J. The carrier announced the news this morning for the Xperia TL, while Sony made their own announcement for the Xperia J. The update obviously come with a handful of new features, including improved notifications and overall bugfixes and speed boosts.

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Gmail Offline and mobile web app get refreshed UI

Gmail Offline and mobile web app get refreshed UI

Google released a new version of Gmail on iOS back in December, bringing with it a new redesign that gave the app a more modern feel. Other features like improved search and integration with Google Calendar were also a big hit. However, the company never bothered to offer the same features in the Gmail mobile web app or in offline mode, until now.

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Fantastical for iOS updates with time zones, event invites, UI tweaks

Fantastical for iOS updates with time zones, event invites, UI tweaks

One of our favorite apps for iOS of 2012, Fantastical, received quite a substantial update today. The app now comes with support for time zones, multiple alerts for events, event invites, as well as a slew of small user interface tweaks that make navigation a lot easier and quicker. Flexibits, the developing team behind the new app, announced version 1.1 earlier this morning.

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Twitter updates mobile app with improved search, video support changes

Twitter updates mobile app with improved search, video support changes

Twitter has updated its mobile app for both iOS and Android with a few improvements, as well as some subtractions. The company improved the app's search results, where Twitterers will see more topic and user suggestions for search queries, which are based on what's happening in real time. Twitter also removed support for several video sharing services on the mobile app.

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Google+ updates with larger cover photos, new “Local reviews” tab

Google+ updates with larger cover photos, new “Local reviews” tab

Google has been working hard to keep its Google+ social network going strong, and the company announced a few small updates today that make for some big changes, literally. Google+ now offers larger cover photos, which can be displayed at 16:9 when fully viewed, and the service supports up to a 2120 x 1192 resolution for cover photos.

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Google Maps for iOS updates with Google Contacts, local search improvements

Google Maps for iOS updates with Google Contacts, local search improvements

Google Maps for iOS received its first major update today. Google Contacts are now integrated into the app, so it'll now show your contacts' addresses on the map when you search for their name. Plus, local search results have been improved, allowing users to narrow down options by choosing from categories like restaurants, etc.

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PSA: Chrome for iOS update crashes on jailbroken devices

PSA: Chrome for iOS update crashes on jailbroken devices

Yesterday, Google released an update to its Chrome web browser for most of the major platforms, including Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android. However, it appears that a lot of users have been experiencing crashing issues with the new update on iOS, including many of our readers, as well as myself. It turns out that the update doesn't quite work well on jailbroken iDevices.

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Google Chrome updated on Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android

Google Chrome updated on Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android

Today is a big day for Google's Chrome web browser. It received an update on four major platforms, including Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android. While Windows and Linux users aren't getting huge updates for their versions of Chrome, both iOS and Android are getting their own new features that they'll definitely enjoy.

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YouTube for iOS updates with “send to TV” feature

YouTube for iOS updates with “send to TV” feature

The YouTube app for iOS updated today with a cool new feature that allows your iOS device to pair with a select number of smart TVs and set-top boxes in order to push videos from your device to the television. YouTube says it's just another way they're working to make it "super easy to watch YouTube on any screen." The update is available now.

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Yelp for iOS updates with improved iPad business page, social features

Yelp for iOS updates with improved iPad business page, social features

Yelp updated its iOS app to even version 6.5, and it comes with a healthy amount of new features that users should enjoy. For starters, the business page on the iPad is streamlined with easier and quicker access to business hours, menu items, and phone numbers. The new update also makes the Yelp's search more social by showing which of your friends are checked in to businesses right from the search results page.

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Amazon optimizes Cloud Player for iPad, warns users of Kindle iOS update

Amazon optimizes Cloud Player for iPad, warns users of Kindle iOS update

Amazon has pushed out a couple of updates to its mobile apps today, one of which is a native, optimized version of Cloud Player on the iPad that comes with a new look and a new setting to adjust cache size. Furthermore, the company pushed out an update for the Kindle iOS app, but due to ebooks being deleted upon updating the app, Amazon is warning users not to update.

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Spotify for iOS updates with overhauled interface

Spotify for iOS updates with overhauled interface

You may remember when Spotify for Android received a big overhaul during the summer last year. This time around, iOS is getting the same treatment. At first glance, it may look like the app didn't see a huge UI improvement, but a few new features were added that make all the difference when it comes to navigating around the music-streaming app.

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