Pushbullet now works with all texting apps for replying from a computer


Today, you can use Pushbullet to reply to text messages from any computer. Prior to today, you could use this feature when using the EvolveSMS texting application. Now users of any texting app can use it in conjunction with Pushbullet.

The functionality is simple. A notification will appear on the user’s computer and the new Reply button will be ready to go. Click on it and you can type your reply. Hit Enter to send it. It “doesn’t get easier than that” as Pushbullet says.

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Dropbox Pro gets price cut, storage increase and new features


Dropbox has announced some major revisions to the Dropbox Pro paid subscription version of their service. The update brings some enhancements related to security in response to customer requests. Dropbox is also simplifying their pricing and increasing the storage available. Previously, Dropbox Pro was priced at $9.99 per month for 100 GB of space. Users could bump that up to a maximum of 500 GB of space for $50 per month. Now, Dropbox is keeping the pricing the same but users get 1 TB of storage space instead.
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TeamViewer QuickSupport update brings in compatibility for HTC, LG, and Huawei devices


TeamViewer QuickSupport is an application that brings technical support for your mobile device. While it can take place on a computer, TeamViewer QuickSupport also has the capability of showing exactly how to do something directly from the device will remote support. The app already supports devices from Samsung, Sony, ASUS, Lenovo, ZTE, and Alcatel One Touch / TCL. Today, TeamViewer QuickSupport’s support is now compatible with HTC, LG, and Huawei devices. In addition to these well-known hardware manufacturers, the app will also support Intel, Casio, and i.Onik products.

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New ‘Swing Copters’ update makes gameplay easier, less frustrating for users


Flappy Bird creator Dong Nyugen hasn’t yet added his hit game back to the Play Store, but his new game, Swing Copters, has been getting a ton of popularity in the past few weeks.

However, the game has received reviews asking him to make it easier, as many have said that it’s been too difficult to rack up even one point while playing.

In an update released today (now version 1.1), Swing Copters has been improved so users can better predict the character’s movement, thus making it easier to play the game. There are also unspecified bug fixes.

If you deleted the game on its first go-around, now may be a good time to pick it back up (if you’re into this kind of stuff). Hit the break for the link to the game in the Play Store.

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Google News & Weather app gets redesigned for first time since Android 2.3 Gingerbread


The Google News & Weather application has been bundled with stock Android for quite some time. While it can be considered useful, Google has left it relatively the same since the days of Android 2.3 Gingerbread back in 2011. Today, the Google News & Weather app has been completely redesigned to represent the company’s vision for the operating system and its design language.

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NPR One and WatchABC add Chromecast support


Just when I was complaining about not enough Chromecast apps as compared to the Fire TV, along comes a couple of new ones. Google just announced that both NPR One and WatchABC are ready for casting. Both apps give you ability to watch on demand programs around the clock.

With the NPR One app, you can enjoy various programs such as Morning Edition, Snap Judgement, and Wait Wait….Don’t Tell Me!

With WatchABC, you can watch just about any favorite ABC show like Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Dancing with the Stars. However, you will need to sign in with a participating TV provider account which include, AT&T U-verse, BEK TV, Charter, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, Yadtel, and Verizon FiOS.

DirecTV where are you?

source: Google+

Pick up a free smartphone with your next Burger King meal

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If you eat at Burger King often, you might want to take them up on their latest limited time offer. Instead of a half price sandwich, the fast food chain is actually giving away a free smartphone through their website. Unfortunately, this one isn’t “happy meal toy” free, but typical “two-year contract” free.

On the Burger King promotion site, you can select from a handful of free devices, then choose to upgrade your current phone or add a line to your Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint account. The order actually takes place through Amazon, so the only thing Burger King really does is offer to send you a link to their Burger King app on your new toy, which seems like a lot of hassle to go through just to tell people to install your app.
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Nova Launcher Beta updated to include new drawer animations


Nova Launcher Beta has been updated once again, this time bringing new app drawer animations among a lot of other bug fixes. Some of the new animations included are circular opening, slide up motion, and a lot more. In addition,app drawer search now shows recently installed and updated apps without search query.

To download the beta, you have to be part of Nova’s beta community. To do that, head to the Google+ community, add yourself, opt-in to the beta program on Google Play, and finally download the beta from Google Play.

You can check out download links and a changelog past the break.

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Google pulls all Swing Copters knock-offs from Play Store

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Fans of Flappy Bird may have been excited to download its sequel, Swing Copters, and then were either greeted by a cheap knock-off or disappointed to find that they had to sift through dozens of clones that were released before the official app even saw the light of day. Thankfully, Google has taken matters into their own hands and have removed all of the clones from the Play Store. 
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Pebble officially gets ESPN app for live scores

pebble espnESPN has announced that they are officially bringing their application to the Pebble Smartwatch. The app will cover scores from many major professional games, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL, plus college football and basketball. It’s just in time for football season to kick back up.

The app will be available in the Pebble store and will let you keep up with your favorite teams and sports without having to take your phone out of your pocket. Definitely a must-have for sports fans.

source: ESPN