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Android App Updates 1/31/14: Minuum, Google Wallet, TegraZone, and More

January 31, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Minuum Keyboard Updates with new Look

Minuum Keyboard got a nice update yesterday. It brings a fresh new look along with some improved predictive abilities. Which is nice to have especially on a keyboard like Minuum. Since Minuum takes your entire keyboard and puts it into one row at the bottom of your screen, taking up much less space on your phone. You can grab Minuum on the Play Store now.

Google Wallet Updates with new Automated Loyalty card info and location alerts

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Google Wallet still hasn’t really taken off like many of us have wanted it too. The newest update makes adding your loyalty cards even easier. Your loyalty program info will auto-populate, so you can add more and type even less in the app. So the next time you’re near a merchant whose loyalty card you’ve saved, you’ll get a notification reminding you to shop and earn rewards.

Google Updates All the Forgotten Apps

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This week Google updated a lot of the apps that most of us have probably forgotten about. Including My Tracks, Google Fiber, Google Shopping Express, Google TV Search and Voice Search for Google TV. My Tracks added insert photo markers, calculate calories burned and added multiple tracks to Google Earth. While Google Fiber improved Netflix and Vudu control, Power TV on & off via HDMI-CEC, Status icons in guide and more. Google Shopping Express added order status can now be viewed from the featured screen along with some UI and bug fixes. Search for TV added better handling for diacritic characters, display date/time badge when no thumbnail is available and more. Finally, Voice Search for TV added match app names more aggressively and supporting catchup TV content search provider.

Android Device Manager Updated with Password Prompt

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THis week, Android Device Manager was also updated to add a password prompt when opening the app on your device. Which makes it a bit more secure when you’re trying to locate another one of your devices. So not just anyone can find your other devices. Not a bad update if you ask me.