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Google Updates Gmail App With Better Google Drive Integration



While sharing documents and files between Gmail and Google Drive has been a nearly seamless experience on the web for some time, integration between the two apps on the mobile side has been lacking— until now.

Google rolled out an update to Gmail’s iOS app Thursday that makes it easier for users to view and share documents and files between Drive and Gmail.

Gmail users on iOS can now view and save files on Google Drive directly from the…

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GamePop’s ‘Android Gaming for the TV’ Gets Major Cash Push From Samsung



Cross-platform mobile software company Bluestacks has just snagged a major new investment from Samsung.

The $13 million investment from Samsung will be focused on Bluestacks’ GamePop product, a white-label solution allowing cable providers and television manufactures to offer a wide range of Android mobile games on traditional televisions

“This is a huge win for the mobile generation,” Rosen Sharma, BlueStacks CEO, told Mashable. “We…

10 Apps That Will Help You Sleep Better



We’ve all heard it before — the general rule of thumb is that a good night’s sleep consists of about seven to eight hours. But with late-night work, stress or Netflix binges, achieving the perfect amount of shut-eye can be difficult

From guided meditations to nature sound playlists, there are a handful of apps out there to help you get the sleep you need and want. You probably already sleep next to your smartphone, so why not take advantage of what these apps have to offer?

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HTC to Unveil Nexus 7 Successor and 2 More Tablets, Report Says



Out of all the new products and announcements Google made during its I/O developers conference last month, many were surprised that the company failed to mention its highly anticipated Nexus 8 tablet.

Now, a new report claims HTC is preparing to unveil the Nexus 7 successor, along with two other Android tablets

The report, which came from the usually dependable @evleaks Twitter account, suggests that the next Nexus tablet —…

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Nvidia Shield Tablet Is All About Gaming



Nvidia, a company typically known for its graphics cards and mobile processors, launched a tablet called the Shield on Tuesday, designed specifically for gamers along with a wireless controller.

The product is a follow-up to Nvidia’s existing Shield device, launched at last year’s CES (now called the Shield Portable). The tablet can sync with the previous Shield so users will be able to play games with even more portability; for example, you can prop the tablet up on a table and sit back a…

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5 Can’t-Miss Apps: Feedworthy and More



Between Apple’s deal with IBM and news of Microsoft’s massive job cuts, you may have overlooked some of this week’s best new apps

Luckily, Mashable creates a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes a new Reddit client, an app to optimize your phone’s battery life and a new game based on Guardians of the Galaxy.

Check out the gallery, above, to see all the apps that made our list…

Nokia’s Venture Into Android Deserved to Die



The Nokia XL is an enigma. It’s a handset simultaneously feels like an inevitability and an impossibility. A product that finds Nokia momentarily embracing the Android operating system, whilst outwardly rejecting it with a skin that purposefully call to mind the company’s allegiances to Windows Phone. It’s a phone that attempts to balance the company’s legacy of affordable devices with its current focus on premium hardware.

Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took his customarily (and largely…

Google Maps App Will Show Cyclists the Flattest Route



It’s about to get easier for cyclists to use the Google Maps app to plan the best route.

Google is rolling out an update to the Android version of Google Maps that will incorporate elevation information into cycling directions and improve voice commands during navigation.

The new feature will enable cyclists to see a quick overview of the elevation changes for suggested routes and allow users to compare the elevations between multiple…

Google Will Stop Labeling Freemium Games as ‘Free’ Apps



Games like Candy Crush will soon be losing their “free” label in the Google Play Store.

Google agreed that it will change the way it labels apps in Google Play so that games with in-app purchases will no longer be listed as “free.” The change is in response to meetings with the European Commission, which has expressed concerns over how Google and Apple represent freemium apps to consumers

The EU Commissions said in a statement it “had made real progress”…