Updated Dropbox app now allows folder sharing among friends

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Dropbox has updated its Android application today to add in a much-wanted feature; folder sharing on mobile devices. Previously, you’d have to wait until you were near a laptop or desktop to publicly share folders with friends, but this newest update lets users invite others and manage shared folder permissions, all on the go. They’ve also added the ability to upgrade to Dropbox Pro through Google Play instead of just the web.

It’s not a major update, but improvements are always welcome. You can find the download link below.

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Google Calendar gets an update that improves accepting event invitations from within Gmail

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Google is continuing their wave of app updates, with Calendar being the latest to receive an update. It’s not a major update, but now if you’re invited to an event from within Gmail, you can respond to the event right there. Previously, trying to respont would put you in the calendar app to actually make your decision, but now you just get a simple little toast notification of whether you reply yes, no, or maybe. It’s a simple change, but it’s just big enough to make the integration between the two apps feel much more polished.

Google Calendar was one of our picks for the best available Android calendar apps, and this little tweak makes it that much better. You can check out that list here, and then grab the download below, courtesy of Android Police, if you don’t want to wait for Google’s staged rollouts.

source: Android Police

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Netflix for Android finally gets support for profiles

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After lagging behind other platforms that have had support for profiles since the feature was introduced by Netflix earlier this year, the Netflix for Android app is finally getting an update that includes this feature. The updated version was posted to Google Play yesterday and should start showing up on user’s devices to be updated. The new version also includes an enhanced search function with support for people and related titles along with some bug fixes.
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HTC One Mini to receive Android 4.3 soon, update appears in Europe

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Good news for HTC One Mini owners coming in today— the device will be receiving Android 4.3 shortly as the update as been spotted in Europe in multiple countries.

With the update comes all of the the usual Android 4.3 goodies, as well as the ability to turn off Blinkfeed which is certainly nice. Video Highlights and Music will also see an update, making the final file size a whipping 630.55MB.

Let us know if you’ve already received the update and how it’s working out for your device.

Source: AndroidSpin

HTC One from Verizon finally getting Android 4.3, should be receiving Android 4.4 in January

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While the HTC One Google Play edition is now receiving Android 4.4.2, the Verizon variant of the device is just now getting Android 4.3.

Talk about pathetic update times…

It certainly isn’t “news” that Big Red is so slow at updating its phones, but at least they’re being active in getting these updates done at all.


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Skype updated on Android, includes handy picture-in-picture option

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When I updated my Skype app this morning on my Nexus 7 I didn’t think to look at the “What’s New” section of the app’s Google Play page. “Must be another regular bug-fix update,” I thought…

Very wrong, I was.

In one of the most useful updates that Skype has probably ever had for its Android app, the popular video-chatting program now offers picture-in-picture video-chatting so you can now multitask on your device while you communicate.

That’s right— you can now browse the web, check email, watch YouTube videos, etc. all while you video-chat on Skype. You can also drag the thumbnail PIP around the screen to place it wherever it’s convenient for you.

And that’s not all! The update also included pinch-to-zoom navigation for when you’re browsing contacts, and also upgraded video and instant messaging. All those regular bug fixes I had initially suspected are even included as well.

Overall, the update is very Windows 8-like, and I certainly can’t complain. As computing power on our mobile devices gets increasingly better and better, we’ll start to see updates like this from other applications as well. Multitasking will soon become as mundane as it now is on our PCs.

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


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HTC One Google Play edition receiving Android 4.4.2 update

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Nexus device owners received Android 4.4.2 last week, and now the Google Play Edition of the HTC One is getting the update as well.

HTCDev also posted the framework support files (468.4MB) for the new build— if you’re not comfortable flashing anything to your phone, you might be better off waiting for the OTA update. (It really isn’t a big update so you’re not missing out.)

Got the update already? Let us know it the comments.

Source: HTCDev

Verizon Galaxy S 4 Mini gets 4.3 update with Galaxy Gear support

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Verizon’s Galaxy S 4 Mini is receiving an update today that brings it up to Android 4.3, complete with Galaxy Gear support. This helps the Mini catch up to the bigger Galaxy S 4, which has been on 4.3 for a few weeks. Aside from the Galaxy Gear support, you’ll also get a few extra Verizon bloat apps, improved LTE connectivity, and Verizon changed Driving Mode to Hands-Free Mode. Sometimes I’m pretty sure Verizon will change something just to say they changed something.

Aside from those changes, you’ll get the updates that come with a new version of Android, even though 4.3 was primarily an under-the-hood release. Considering some features, like auto-complete in the dialer, were already implemented by Samsung in TouchWiz, you probably won’t see much of a difference there.

Let us know if any of you have gotten the update.

source: Verizon Wireless

Google News updates mobile web app with real time updates, new design


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Google recognizes that more and more people are using their mobile devices as their primary news sources. To keep up with the changing times, Google has updated its mobile web app for Google News.

The page updates in real-time, which is a nice little addition— manually refreshing is no longer required.

Google laid out some of the main new features for us. Hit the break for details:


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