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Swiftkey X Android App Now Even MORE Predictive

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The SwiftKey app for Android is supposed to be intelligent. It gradually learns your typing habits and your favourite words to help speed up your typing, then gives you a predictive text experience that is more personalized than that lousy autocorrect. The keyboard picks up all the special and uncommon words you frequently use and stores them in a library, then offers them up as word suggestions the next time you begin to spell the word.

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Infographic Compares Major Smartphone App Stores

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I guess it's not even all that fair to call them smartphone app stores anymore, since tons of people are using the iPad and other tablet devices to download apps too. Whatever the case, this handy infographic culls together some interesting data from the six biggest mobile app stores out there right now. Not surprisingly, the Apple App Store is still very much on top in just about every measurable regard.

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Google unleashes next-gen Android Market

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Up until now, the only real way you could access Android Market was through your smartphone, but that's changing. Google has just revamped its Android Market website and it pretty much lets you do everything you'd do on your phone, only through your PC instead.

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Android Market reaches 200,000 apps

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Everyone is still trying to catch up to the ever-growing flood of apps available through the iPhone's App Store, but Google Android is certainly starting to pick up steam. According to some unofficial reports from AndroLib, Android Market is now loaded with over 200,000 of those little programs for your favorite Google-flavored devices.

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Angry Birds developer creates Bad Piggy Bank in-app payment solution

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One of the issues that some people encounter when using Android Market is that they have to use a credit card to buy apps. There's also a lack of in-app mobile payment solutions, which can take away certain opportunities from the developers to make some extra cash. Rovio, the same folks that brought us Angry Birds, are addressing these concerns with their creation of the Bad Piggy Bank.

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Discover new apps with Appsfire for Android

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Browsing through Android Market seems straightforward enough, but it's easy to miss a gem of an app among that ever-growing list of options. Offering an alternative way to casually browse for some new applications on your Android phone or tablet is Appsfire, which is an app itself.

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Google’s Android Market about to get an extreme makeover

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I don't think that Google has to do very much to spark some new interest in the Android Market, because the app developers are already recognizing the huge potential that it offers since it opened up to global markets, but that's not stopping the search engine giant from giving the app marketplace a small overhaul. Even Google needs a new wardrobe from time to time.

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Android gets Angry Birds game for free (not a demo)

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you've probably noticed that Angry Birds is one of the most popular games today on the iPhone and the iPad. You fling birds with a giant slingshot. What isn't there to like? Well, now Android devices can get into the slinging action and, better still, they can do it for free.

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