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Image: Instagram/Hyperlapse

Image: Instagram/Hyperlapse

Instagram today brought added more features to its new Hyperlapse app for iOS, less than a month after it made its App Store debut. And yet, an Android version is still nowhere to be seen. It’s not that Instagram doesn’t want to bring Hyperlapse to Google Play, however — it’s that Android doesn’t currently offer the APIs it requires.


Changing your app icons on Android is as easy as installing the right third-party launcher and a new icon pack. But what if you don’t want to use a third-party launcher? If you have a rooted Samsung device running a TouchWiz ROM, then you can use a simple app called WizIconizer to replace your stock icons with new ones.


Pushbullet has acknowledged a major security concern with its popular Android app and promised to make improvements in future updates.

The company is working hard to implement the OAuth authorization framework to provide users with limited and revocable API keys that will make their data more secure — but it insists that your data is safe in the meantime just as long as you don’t share your existing key.


With Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Google introduced a new Notification Listening API that allows third party apps to access all your notifications. This has allowed the developers of PushBullet to offer an extremely nifty option of mirroring all your notifications to your PC.


Google has confirmed that its latest Android camera API contains support for RAW images and burst mode, and that these features will be available to third-party developers in the future.

The company has also acknowledged the complaints about Nexus 5 camera performance, and it promises improvements are coming soon.

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