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The apps you buy for Nexus Player will have been approved by Google. Photo: Google

The apps you buy for Nexus Player will have been approved by Google. Photo: Google

Developers may be free to release (almost) whatever they like for Android, but with Android TV, things are going to be a little different. Google will screen and approve Android TV apps before publishing them in the Play Store to ensure a good experience for its users, according to its guidelines for developers.

Photo: Beam Messenger

Photo: Beam Messenger

If you have an iPhone, you’ve probably had the experience of waiting in agonizing anticipation as a friend or loved one takes frickin’ forever to type the next iMessage. And just like a watched pot never boils, an unsent iMessage (…) never seems to get sent… especially when someone has stupidly walked away from their iMessage with text in the field without clicking ‘Send,’

If you’re always waiting for people to get done with sending you messages, well, there’s an app for that. It shows you what people are texting, as they texting it.


Given that Android Wear watches are essentially just tiny Android devices, they’re capable of running regular Android apps. But side-loading them can be a tricky process if you’re not familiar with ADB. Fortunately, there’s now a tool that makes the whole process super simple for all.


The OnePlus One is the first device to ship with CyanogenMod 11S right out of the box. While based on the CyanogenMod 11 sources itself, CM11S packs in a few more goodies that makes it stand out from the former.


Buying a home can be seriously stressful, but mobile app Zillow has been providing folks with great real estate information on local homes for a while now. I’ve used it several times to compare prices across homes I was interested in buying, as well and to just check out the kind of home my friends can buy, because I’m pretty nosy like that.

The Zillow app just updated with a fantastic new feature, too: instant mortgage pre-approval. This is a huge deal, as being pre-approved can make sure that your offers on homes, especially in hot markets like San Francisco and New York, are taken seriously. Pre-approved home loans are a great way to make that happen.

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