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Google's headquarters in Mountain View. Photo: View

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. Photo: View

Fancy a .app web address? You’re going to be buying it from Google. The search giant has splashed out just over $25 million on the entire .app web domain, which is around $19 million more than any other company has paid for a top-level domain so far.

YouTube Kids is coming to Android this month. Photo: Google

YouTube Kids is coming to Android this month. Photo: YouTube

Google is launching a brand new YouTube app that makes its hugely popular online video service a more suitable place for little ones. Aptly named YouTube Kids and available only on Android initially, the app will also promote kid-friendly content to make it easier to find.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

HTC’s awesome Gallery app for the One M8 is now unofficially available on other Android smartphones. Root access is not necessary; it’s as easy as downloading the app’s APK file and installing it manually on your device.

WATCH will work with iOS as well as Android. Photo: Alcatel Onetouch

WATCH will work with iOS as well as Android. Photo: Alcatel Onetouch

Alcatel Onetouch wanted the world to see its new smartwatch so badly that it actually previewed the device last week ahead of its official unveiling. But at CES in Las Vegas today, the company confirmed a few juicy details we didn’t already know — such as compatibility with iOS devices, and the WATCH’s $149 price tag.

Who will you wind up sitting with? Photo: James Vaughan/Flickr CC

Who will you wind up sitting with? Photo: James Vaughan/Flickr CC

Have you ever wished for an app that lets you know exactly who you’ll be sitting next to on a flight — right down to perusing your would-be neighbor’s Facebook profile to see what you have in common?

A new social check-in feature for airline app Quicket lets you choose a seat on an airplane, then immediately check who you’ll be paired with, complete with an optional link to their social media page.

Yes, it’s possibly the year’s creepiest app feature, and one that’s not even trying to hide its reason for existing. Check out this excerpt from its press release:

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