Kik messaging service updated to include live location tracking from Glympse

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If you use Kik Messenger, we have some good news for you.

Due to a recent partnership between location tracking service Glympse and Kik, you’ll now be able to share your location with the person you’re chatting with. You can also request a location from a friend through the app, using Glympse’s software.

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[APK Download] Google Play update version 4.8.22 brings usual bug fixes

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Over the last few weeks, Google Play has been updated a few times. Some have brought design alterations and others have been for bug fixes. Version 4.8.22 that has started to roll out is also the latter. Just the usual bug fixes are found with this update. Details are not usually issued regarding bug fixes; however, it is good to know some bugs have been squashed.

Source: Android Police [Download Link]

Android L inspired overhaul to Play Store in the works

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New screen images appear to show Google is hard at work on overhauling the Play Store to incorporate their Material Design from Android L. We have already seen hints of Material in apps like Google+, Docs, and Sheets, so it should be no surprise that Google is working on other apps to be consistent. There is no word on when this may roll out, but Google is probably targeting the new media and graphics heavy interface to be released in time for the Android L official release. » Read the rest

Google launches Google Slides in the Play Store

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slidesShortly after Google announced some major improvements to separate Google Drive applications for Android, it launched Google Slides to the Play Store.

The app has all the functionality you’d expect, including the creation and real-time collaboration of presentations, browser/device syncing, sharing capabilities, the ability to open, edit and save PowerPoint files, work offline, add and rearrange slides, automatic saving, and the ability to present straight from your device.

Hit the break for the link to the app in the Play Store as well as a gallery of screen shots.

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[Deal] Nexus 7 purchase through Google Play includes 3 months of All Access

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Need a new tablet at a great price? The Nexus 7 still holds the title as one of the best overall tablets, even when not considering price. But now through September 30, purchasing the Nexus 7 through Google Play will include 3 months of All Access for free. After that, you must cancel your subscription or pony up the $9.99 per month price.

Not too bad, Google. Are you interested in purchasing the Nexus 7? Or are you waiting for something else? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Google Play [Details]

Google adding native “help page” interface on its Android apps

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If you’ve ever needed to go to the “help” section in an Android app by Google, your usual course of action would be to head to the hamburger menu on the left side of the screen, and click on the “Help” tab. Once you tap on it, you are directed to a web page.

It’s a bit old-fashioned to be directed to a web page from an app, and it’s especially old-fashioned if Google is the company that developed the app. In an effort to update things, Google will soon direct users to a native help page within both the Google Wallet and YouTube applications.

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