Swiftkey updated with support for 184 new emojis on Android 6.0.1


Swiftkey has today pushed out a stellar little update for its incredibly popular third-party keyboard  via the Play Store. The upgrade brings compatibility for the 184 new emojis which are currently only available on devices running Android 6.0.1, together with currency input for several countries that weren’t previously supported, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Estonia and Germany. All other changes come in the form of bug fixes and stability improvements, which are aimed at improving the overall stability of the application.

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Update coming soon to Pandora featuring new ‘Browse’ section loaded with music that you’ll love


Right now, as I write this, I have Pandora on in the background spinning me some great new tunes. Pandora is just an incredible tool for discovering new music without much hassle. Soon though, Pandora is going to be even better at dishing out fresh music that you love to listen to. A new ‘Browse’ section is coming to the app, and Pandora is claiming it will be “your ultimate personalized discovery destination.”

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Amazon to launch new music-streaming service to compete with Spotify


According to a report published by The New York Post, Amazon is currently planning a music-streaming service it hopes will rival Spotify. The company is believed to have had several meetings over the course of the past few weeks to negotiate licensing terms for an audio platform that would offer a significantly larger catalogue of content than the market’s leading providers. At this point, the project is no more than a plan on a blackboard, but if the deal is sealed with record labels within the next couple of months, we could be looking at an early-2017 launch.

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Google My Tracks app reaches end of route on April 30th


Google has announced that their My Tracks platform will no longer be available after April 30, 2016 for users who were hoping to use it to track their journeys. My Tracks is a mapping and logging app that could be used to record data like path, speed, distance and elevation changes for users who were engaged in outdoor activities like walking, running, or biking. According to Google’s support page for My Tracks, where the announcement was made, Google plans “to invest our efforts into other, more wide-reaching, mapping projects.” Read more