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    Signal 4.29.0 beta is up with an improved camera UI and more chat colors

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    Date: 14 Oct 2018
    Author: Eray R
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    Signal, the open source, simple and secure messaging application with more than five million installs on the Play Store, received a series of updates in the beta channel, with the latest one being version 4.29.0 dated from October 12.

    The improvements are focused around taking pictures with the included camera. It was quite limited before, with the camera preview window showing up only in the bottom half of the screen, so you were missing quite a lot of the scenery. The new camera UI works in full-screen, still has a shutter button and a button to toggle between the main camera and the selfie shooter. There are a couple of simple photo editing tools available, but they are very limited.

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    Chrooma Keyboard adds Business Suite paying for plugins like Translator and Google Now integration

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    Date: 11 Oct 2018
    Author: Eray R
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    Chrooma Keyboard, "the best Android app released in all of 2016" according to Android Authority, is inevitably the most unique keyboard app for Android. The selling point of it is, of course, the adaptable theme and to be precise, the way it changes its color in certain apps, to better streamline the used colors in the UI.

    What happened?

    A new update hit beta users in the Play Store, adding a number of new features, which are part of their new Chrooma Business Suite package, available for purchasing. It includes add-ons such as Translator, Event Creator, Encrypt message and Google Now integration, and each of them can be bought for roughly a couple of dollars, but of course, prices are different depending on the country you live in.

    Let’s see what are the newly added plugins for in detail, so you can decide if they are worth it, or not:

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    Microsoft Launcher v5 adds Feed UI and integration with Windows 10 PCs

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    Date: 09 Oct 2018
    Author: Eray R
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    Recently, an announcement from Microsoft revealed that Microsoft Launcher is getting a new update with huge improvements to Feed, which now has been divided into three tabs - Glance, News, and Timeline.

    This is available for Microsoft Launcher beta users, but will eventually come to the stable channel soon. The new Feed side-bar (reminiscent of Google Now, which is being re-branded as Discover), as we mentioned earlier, now comes with three tabs and each of them has serves a different purpose. If you log in with your Microsoft account, you get even more goodies, and here they are in a summary:

    • Glance - Glance combines all of the data important to you like calendars, contacts, documents, and more.
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    Facebook is testing a new UI, Dark Mode and Voice Assistant for Messenger

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    Date: 06 Oct 2018
    Author: Eray R
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    This week there were some pretty important leaks about the new UI overhaul which is coming to Facebook Messenger for Android, revealed by the talented leaker Jane Manchun Wong, who you can find as @wongmjane on Twitter.

    This article includes information about:

    • A new user interface
    • Dark Mode
    • AR Stickers
    • Emoji reactions
    • New actions
    • Photo Effects
    • "Add friend" pop-up

    To begin with, the new interface looks very different compared to the current one. Some highlights are the white action bar-status bar combo, the bold titles and the improved Assistant UI, which now has its own shortcut in the main page. It is positioned next to the camera and the new message buttons on the right side, while the user avatar has been switched to the left side, and below are the search bar and the Stories bubbles.

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    Pocket beta v7 got a complete redesign with revamped listening

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    Date: 06 Oct 2018
    Author: Alexey S
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    Pocket is a popular "read it later" app where you can save articles from websites and read them when you are offline or just later. My list is 5 years old and some of my saved articles are totally irrelevant to my current interests but I always have something interesting to read.

    As many of you know, Pocket is one of the apps which still have an active beta testing community on Google+. Devs were silent for a while and finally, we got a huge update with many interesting changes.

    Full changelog:

    It's been a while since we posted here.

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