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Facebook has just released a ‘Lite’ version of their app on the Google Play store that is meant to use less data and work on even slower mobile data networks. The app is aimed at low-end Android devices and targeted towards users in developing markets like Nepal and Bangladesh where 2G mobile data is still prevalent.

Instagram for Android is now available in beta form. Photo: Instragram

Instagram for Android is now available in beta form. Photo: Instragram

Love sharing your snaps and getting your hands on new software before its public release? Then you’re definitely going to want to sign up for Instagram’s new beta testing program on Android, which lets you try out upcoming features long before they hit Google Play.

You can now rearrange your Instagram filters to make your favorite easier to find. Screenshots: Instagram

You can now rearrange your Instagram filters to make your favorite easier to find. Screenshots: Instagram

Instagram is today rolling out new updates on Android and iOS that bring an updated design, new features, and five new filters that Instagram says are its best yet. Inspired by the global community, the new filter set is the first Instagram has added in two years, and it’s designed to compliment the capabilities of modern smartphone cameras.

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Blend a top-notch activity tracker and smartwatch together and you get Striiv’s newest and greatest creation yet, the Fusion. Its sleek minimalist design delivers essential personal stats and notifications, while tracking activity and sleep progress, making it an ideal companion all day, and all night.

The Fusion is usually priced at $100, but for a limited time only thanks to Cult of Android Deals, you can get it for just $54.99.

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Photo: The Verge

The rise of the phablet has shown that bigger equals better when it comes to smartphones, and the same is apparently true of advertising.

Putting that theory into practice is Google, which this week debuted a jaw-dropping ad on one of the world’s largest advertising video screen billboards, in New York’s Times Square.

The eight story screen advertises Google’s major products, including Android and Google Maps. The campaign is set to run through the New Year. Made by Mitsubishi Electronics, the screen boasts more than 20 million pixels and runs an entire block, as well as wrapping an extra 30 feet around each corner. In all, it measures over 77 feet tall by 323 feet long, with a true resolution of 2,368 x 10,048.

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