SwiftKey App Going Freemium With Version 5.0

SwiftKey is a very popular keyboard app for Android devices and is about to get even bigger when it goes live in the iOS app store for the first time shortly.  This app use to have two choices: a limited timed trial app and a premium paid version. Now there's one app that's available free to all, though there are a few paid add-on options. These add ons will purchased in the Swiftkey store and include over 30 themes to choose...

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PayPal added as a payment option for Google Play content

Put your credit card and Google Play gift cards away; you can finally pay with PayPal. Google today announced that Android users can pay for apps, books, video, and music purchases with their PayPal account. Rumors of this happening have been around for years, but the time has finally come. While plenty of people were perfectly happy to pay with a credit card, Play gift certificate, or their carrier not everyone has that option....

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Google Maps goes offline and adds lane guidance, Uber tips, and saved places

Google Maps being able to access local maps information without a data connection isn't a new feature, but it is one that Google has downplayed before the recent update that makes it much easier to use. In the latest version of Google Maps for Android and iPhone, offline support is just one of many features. You can now tap onto an area of a map and select "Save map to use offline" to return to those maps even when a cellular...

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Google Opinion Rewards expands Google Play credits program to UK, Canada, and Australia

Google today announced that Google Opinion Rewards, the brief survey app that it launched last year as a US exclusive, is expanding to more countries today. Why should you care about surveys? Well, because answering them leads to rewards that can get you free apps, games, and other content from Google Play. Since Google Opinion Rewards launched, I've probably made about $10 US for less than 5 minutes of work. The way the app works is...

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BBM Voice and BBM Channels added for Android and iPhone

BlackBerry Messenger has been updated to support two new important features, including the ability to make free voice calls on Android and iPhone devices. Now anyone with an Android, BlackBerry, or iPhone can place free voice calls to other BBM users provided they have Wi-Fi, which offers the best connection, or a strong data collection. Another new feature is BBM Channels, which are basically groups built around a specific topic....

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