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First off, we're using the Android 6.x Marshmallow APIs, which means you you might be asked to allow the app to do something — say, access your SD card — while you're using the app. That's a good thing!
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- Fixed the wonky swipe gesture in the news header
- Improved user experience in the article screen
- General performance and stability improvements