[Deal] Nova Launcher Prime goes on sale for just $0.99

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You’ve no doubt heard of Nova Launcher already. In fact, we’ve mentioned it quite a bit in our ongoing best icon packs series and even listed it in our favorite Android launchers post. The base version is free, but a Prime version with a ton more features will set you back around $5. But, we have good news! The Prime version of the launcher has gone on sale for the holidays, bringing the price point down to just $0.99.

Vine to branch out with new camera app

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Almost two months ago, in late October, Vine announced plans to shutdown the video service. Although not much was said about the reason for the change, some guessed it might have been due to a lack of monetization options. Since then, Vine has been working on how exactly they would go about shutting things down and in the course of that work got feedback from creators. The result of that work is a plan to transition things to a new, dedicated app called Vine Camera.

What’s Periscope? Twitter intros Go Live feature right from a Tweet

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Twitter is getting into the live video craze with a brand new feature that will allow users to create and tweet live video footage directly from the Twitter mobile app. Facebook has been pushing its live video pretty hard, and the whole concept has gained a ton of steam over the past few months, so Twitter had to jump in eventually.

Except, Twitter basically already did this with Periscope. Since 2015.

Android users on Rogers in Canada will get RCS support very soon

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Google’s plan for messaging on Android has been convoluted for years, but their latest push has been for RCS in standard messaging applications. You would think they’d want to roll things into Allo, but, you know.

Last month, Google turned on RCS in their Messenger application, starting their plan to standardize rich communication services for the entire world.

[TA Deals] Pick up some heavily discounted Windscribe VPN subscriptions

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Windscribe is a fantastic VPN option for anyone that wants to secure their internet browsing history and habits. With that being said, it wouldn’t really be such a great option if it was just your standard VPN solution, so Windscribe goes a step further by also allowing you to get around some geoblocking restrictions from certain sites and services, as well as blocking ads from most sites. Not only does it improve your security, but it actively improves your browsing experience, too.

Gboard, the updated Google Keyboard, finally shows up for Android

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Earlier this year Google released a new version of their keyboard app and in the process rebranded the app to Gboard. At the time the new app was part of a string of app updates pointing toward Google’s apps being more integrated and perhaps being a harbinger of the Google Assistant technology. One bad feature of the Gboard app was that it was only released for iOS devices. Half a year later and finally Android fans may be getting access to the super-powered keyboard as a leaked APK points to the update hitting later this week.

These are the most viewed ads of 2016 on YouTube

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It’s been a wild year full of laughing, shouting, crying, and every other emotion-induced action you can think of. Many of them are noticeable in advertisements. When they click with you, they likely click with millions of others worldwide. That’s why viewership on YouTube for ads is as strong as it is. People from every part of the world can find and watch the ads everyone is talking about.

A list compiled by YouTube shows us the most viewed advertisements of 2016.