Action Launcher 3 updated with custom apps grid, editable labels, and more

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Developers do listen to their users, especially the independent developers. Chris Lacy, the man behind Action Launcher 3, has pushed an update to the very popular Android launcher that has plenty of features requested by users. Among the new features are sizing the apps grid and editing labels for apps. The apps grid also resumes where the user left it when reopening. Lacy posted a video with the update’s announcement proving that there are sixteen noticeable changes; however, that number exceeds twenty when considering everything that the developer has done with v3.4.

Users that have not purchased Action Launcher 3 will also get more out of free version of Lacy has moved some features over to enhance the experience.

Hit the break for a video showcasing the features and download links.


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Adobe updates Lightroom app with support for RAW files, other improvements

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Adobe has announced several updates to their Lightroom CC platform, including some improvements specifically targeted at Android devices. Lightroom CC is Adobe’s answer to the ever increasing cloud-based service world and makes use of the Adobe Creative Cloud, combined with Lightroom features, to make life easy for image editors. For Android users who have the mobile Lightroom app, they will find they can now edit DNG, or RAW, files on their devices. The ability to produce DNG files is new to Android Lollipop if a device has a camera sensor capable of producing the file format. Users will also be able to open, edit and save files to their microSD card storage on Android devices. Adobe also added support for tablet devices where Lightroom was previously only usable on Android smartphones.
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Samsung S Health app posted to the Play Store

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Samsung has not been a manufacturer that makes many apps available to the Google Play Store, but the recent addition of the Samsung S Health app may be a sign that things are changing. Over the past couple years manufacturers have increasingly used the Play Store as a distribution channel for their proprietary apps, a move that saves consumers time in waiting for updates to be released as part of a device update. Samsung seems to have resisted that move, possibly due to their own app store being available to owners of their devices as well as their desire to maintain some control over their ecosystem.
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Retirement of old API results in Google TV versions 1 & 2 losing access to YouTube app

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YouTube is an app that many of us take for granted, it seems to be available on virtually every electronic device from smartphones and tablets to gaming consoles and smart televisions. According to an updated support document, though, the range of supported devices will shrink a little from the end of April thanks to the retirement of YouTube’s old Data API.


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Humble Bundle teams up with Tin Man Games for latest mobile bundle

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Gamers listen up because Humble Bundle has a new mobile bundle that might be one of their best ever. They teamed up with Tin Man games for a chance at not only an amazing deal on 10 games, but a chance to grab some merchandise as well.

This bundle works like any other bundle in that you can pay what you want and receive a few games. Those games include An Assassin in Orlandes, Siege of the Necromancer, Slaves of Rema, and Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106. But you know there’s always more right? Just pay more than the average price ($6.19 at the time of this post), and receive 4 more games: Sultans of Rema, Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Witch, Curse of the Assassin, and Trial of the Clone.


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Dead Trigger 2 players can win prizes by creating their own animated storylines

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Dead Trigger 2 has been around for a fair amount of time now, receiving new content such as the Valentine’s Day update to help keep it fresh. In case you were getting antsy for even more, Madfinger Games has teamed up with Plotagon and come up with a way for users to create new animated storylines using the existing characters.


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Chrome team discusses latest Chrome 42 update for Android

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Last week Google released an update to Chrome for Android taking it up to version 42. At the time it was noted that a couple new features were added, including support for push notifications and quick home screen icon creation. The Chrome developers have followed up on that release with some more information about how and why they see these additions as a step forward for the browser.
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