Google Wallet app receives a new update, introduces “Orders” feature

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Google announced today that it’s rolling out a new update to its Google Wallet app that will bring a new feature called “Orders”.

With Orders, users can now easily track their online purchases as well as receive notifications of status updates regarding the shipping and delivery of their purchases. In addition, you can view receipts of your past online purchases.

Google said it will fetch the receipts you receive in your Gmail in order to find out the orders that you’ve made online.
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WhatsApp sends update to Google Play with new privacy settings, other additions

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Popular messaging app WhatsApp, recently acquired by Facebook, updated their Android app to add some new privacy settings and other enhancements. WhatsApp beta testers have had access to the new features for several days. The privacy settings let users limit who can see their status, profile photo, and “last seen.” More information on what is new, along with download links, are available after the break.
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Talon for Twitter gets updated to version 2.0 with several new fixes and features

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Talon for Twitter is seeing a pretty big update today that brings it up to version 2.0, and like the app’s other updates, this one does more than just fix bugs. The changelog for this version includes UI tweaks, new features, and a brand new widget for the users that have been requesting it.

In the UI for Talon, you’ll now see a floating compose button on the side of the app, instead of in the action bar. This compose button appears whenever you stop scrolling through your timeline and makes it easier to quickly start writing out tweets. While composing tweets, you’ll also be able to tweet to multiple accounts, a feature that’s been absent before now. The entire timeline UI has been cleaned up a bit, too, and it just looks much cleaner than it did before.
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AllCast adds support for DLNA server casting

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Apps designed to help users stream content to their Chromecast devices continue to update on a fast pace and AllCast has been no exception. The latest update adds support for DLNA servers. Unlike some other apps that force content to be streamed via an Android devices, Koushik Dutta’s latest update enables content on a DLNA server to be delivered straight to the Chromecast device.
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Follow-up update to Google Play Music adds playlist-related radio stations

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Yesterday we filled you in on Google Play Music’s latest update, which added support for offline listening of radio stations after “pinning” them while you have service. The navigability of the interface was also improved.

Today, Google followed up with the update with yet another update. This improvement allows users to listen to radio stations based on user-created playlists. It’s a nice feature which will serve as a way for users to discover new music based on their current interests.

Hit the break for the link to the app in the Play Store.


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Aviate Launcher updated with custom icon pack support

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Are you a fan of Aviate Launcher? You’ll be glad to find out that the developers behind Aviate Launcher recently released a new update which adds support for custom icon packs. This means that you can now use the same icon packs that you use with other launchers.

To enable custom icons, swipe left through Aviate to get access to the spaces menu and go to settings. Once you’ve opened the settings, you can tap on the “Set Icon Pack” button. You will then be brought to a menu where you can set an icon pack, download new packs, or go back to the default Android icons. It was reported on their blog that most icon packs that work with the popular launchers such as, Nova and Apex, should work fine with Aviate Launcher as well.

This is a major update for Aviate Launcher and if you haven’t grabbed the latest version yet, click on the download link after the break.


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Flipboard adds Google+ sign-in, CNN content, snaps up Zite for future improvements

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Flipboard has been busy and the results have surfaced over the past couple days as they announced their acquisition of Zite, a partnership with CNN, and even released an update to their app that adds better support for Google+ users. The purchase of Zite and the addition of CNN content to the app are likely linked to each other as Zite was formerly a part of CNN.
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Google Text-to-Speech 3.0 update brings high quality voices

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Another update from Google, joining an update to Google Play Music and Google Play Games, brings some enhancements to Google Text-to-Speech as it ratchets up to version 3.0. Perhaps the most significant change included in this latest release is support for high quality voices. The files are significantly larger for new voices with the female U.K. voice weighing in at 276MB. The larger files sizes do create some delays loading the voices and getting output in certain situations.
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Update to Google Play Music makes it possible to go offline with radio stations

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Google began rolling out an update to Google Play Music today that will be especially helpful to users who find themselves without any kind of connection to the Internet. Radio stations can now be pinned and can be listened to even if you are offline. Other items included in the update should make the interface a little easier to navigate.
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Google Play Games updated to v1.5, apk file also available

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Google’s Play Games application has been updated to v1.5. You are now able to view invitations and see what the people in your circles are playing. The settings have also moved from the Action Bar to the sidebar. Lastly, you can view invites in “Matches” and “Find Games” (formerly “Recommended Games”) will show recommended games.

APK download link is available below thanks to Android Police.

APK File: Google Play Games v1.5
via: Android Police