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Google+ opens to all adults, major Android app update detailed

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After several months of people begging for Google+ invites and users speaking endlessly about the merits of Facebook vs. Google Plus, the doors to Google’s hot social network are finally open. Anyone,…

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Google+ Android app adds Hangout video chat for Android 2.3+ phones

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Another popular feature from the Google+ social network has trickled down to the Google+ Android app. Hangouts, the group video chat platform that allows up to 10 friends to communicate with each other, is now…

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Bump grinds its way to 50 million users, celebrates with infographic detailing user patterns

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Tech media spends so much time covering social networks, online communication, and all things digital or virtual that it can sometimes be tough to remember that people actually meet in real life. But even when…

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fring turns group video chat feature into an interested-based “Playgrounds” app

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I’ve seen many Google+ users ask when the Google+ Android app would support Hangouts, and my guess is that it’s not high on the priority list for now. That doesn’t mean that users have to wait…

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SpeechTrans – A dream app for international travelers [App Review]

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One of the most wished-for devices is a universal translator. It could make talking to someone in another language far more convenient than using a translator or staring at each other using awkward, broken phr…

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Google Voice now supports Honeycomb tablets

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Google Voice has been updated several times this year, each one more disappointing than the last for the people who have been waiting for the ability to use it on their Honeycomb devices. Google has finally made…

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INQ brings its Facebook widgets to more phones [App Reviews]

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INQ earned some attention when it announced the Facebook-centric Cloud Touch phone in February. The device, while not high-powered, was potentially appealing to young consumers who spent a great deal of tim…

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tumblr for Android 2.0 is twice as good. Reading and creating is much easier now

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Blogging platform Tumblr has just made its Android experience much better in the 2.0 update posted to the Android Market today. Though I actually enjoyed using the app before, the company boasts of an even bett…

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Busuu – New languages can be fun, interesting, and wrought with payments [App Review]

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Busuu is a language learning app which helps users dive right into a multitude of languages with a nice interface. The app certainly won’t replace classes, but it’s a good start for learning a few o…

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DeskSMS Android app sends and receives text messages through your desktop [App Reviews]

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One of the greatest virtues of Google Voice is the ability to manage SMS messages from the desktop. Being notified on a computer when my phone receives a new text message, and being able to respond directly from t…

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Facebook’s Messenger app will support Android & iOS video calling, too

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The first question people asked after Facebook debuted its Skype-powered video calling service – after, wondering if Google Hangouts made the company nervous – was if the social networking gia…

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Facebook launching a mobile messaging app called Messenger

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Update 2: I realized that I didn’t talk about availability. This is currently only out in the US and Canada. Facebook says that it will be rolling out to the rest of the world in the near future. A while back…

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New Skype update brings video calling to a slew of handsets

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Great news for you Skype users out there. Android’s Skype client just gave itself a sizable update, officially bringing video calling to a number of new devices. Actually, the new version more than dou…

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GroupMe update shows G+ Huddles aren’t the only game in town

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Since the Google+ Android app introduced Huddles, many Android early adopters abandoned their previous group messaging app. However, an update from GroupMe reminds everyone that Google hasn’t won y…

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Go Launcher becomes an even better home launcher with Facebook & Twitter widgets [App Review]

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With each update it seems my favorite Home replacement launcher, Go Launcher EX, greatly expands its functionality. Recently, Go Launcher has received upgrades to its own store, the Go Store, in the form of Wi…

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