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5 Android Apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Posted by wicked May - 29 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off


anytime gallery for wear android apps weeklySponsored by: Anytime Gallery for Wear

[Price: Free / $1.99]
Anytime Gallery for Wear is a gallery application that allows you to sync photos between your phone and your Android Wear smartwatch. In the free version you can sync up to 20 photos and if you go premium, you’ll be able to sync an unlimited number of photos. It’s a simple app that seems to work well and even includes support for pinch to zoom on the Android Wear device. It’s a fun little app and a great way to see your pictures on your wrist. Give it a try and show your support for Android Apps Weekly!
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Here are your headlines from this week!

For even more Android apps and games news, updates, and releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s newsletter. There we have the complete list of everything that’s happened this last week. If you’re so inclined, you can also sign up with your email address and we’ll beam this info to you every single Friday.

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[Price: Free]
First up this week is FORM Watch Face and this is probably the most ridiculous Android Wear watch face of all time. It’s developed by the same guy who brought us Muzei Live Wallpaper. It works like this. The watch face will display whatever background is on your phone to your watch. Then it will let pretty much any Android Wear watch face sit on top of that. It’s a nifty idea and totally free to use.
Get it on Google Play
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google spotlight stories android apps weeklyGoogle Spotlight Stories

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Google Spotlight Stories actually isn’t new because it used to be a Motorola-specific app. This is actually a storytelling application that lets you view immersive short stories using 360-degree video, 2D, and 3D animations. You can buy additional stories if you want and it really does bring something special to the table. Beware that not all devices are supported but it is free to download.
Get it on Google Play
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periscope best new Android apps and gamesPeriscope

[Price: Free]
You may have seen this already if you watched our best Android apps and games from May 2015. Periscope is a live video streaming app released by Twitter. It allows you to stream live from your smartphone camera to all of your Twitter followers. You can also watch old streams, stream privately, and it enjoys full integration with Twitter. It’s an interesting app that does things a little bit different.
Get it on Google Play
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microsoft hyperlapse android apps weeklyMicrosoft Hyperlapse

[Price: Free]
Microsoft Hyperlapse is an interesting camera application that helps you create stop-motion videos. It actually came out last week but we couldn’t try it out because of the lack of device compatibility. This week it got some more devices added to the list. If you want to try it out, you’ll have to become a tester on Google+ and then download it. It’s a pretty fun little app and worth a shot. You can learn how to do it here.
Get it on Google Play


playboy now android apps weeklyPlayboy NOW

[Price: Free]
Last up is a new app from Playboy called Playboy Now. Despite its namesake, the app actually contains hardly any nudity and is pretty much safe for work. It’s actually a news app that gives you updates on celebrities, night life, and other activities and events one might read about from Playboy. That said it does still carry a Mature 17+ rating in the Play Store. It’s worth a shot if you like Playboy.
Get it on Google Play
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Wrap up

If we missed any important Android apps or games news, tell us about it in the comments! Do note that next week will be a special Google I/O episode, so stay tuned for that!

Google improves app discovery, intros “Family star” icon

Posted by wicked May - 29 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off

Admit it or not, searching for a particular app on the Google Play Store can be frustrating at times. You search for “App X” and it won’t come up on top of the search results. You think Google should know better but it’s not the case as app search isn’t a priority and there are too many apps. With now one billion active users every single day and with almost 50 billion installs over the past year, Google wants to improve and help developers be discovered. Announced during the Google I/O 2015 keynote, more tools will be added to help devs like developer profile pages as landing pages.

Google also said it will improve app search and bring more family-related apps. The latter is expected to show apps that are safe, educational, and age-appropriate. You know how googling for things can sometimes lead to irrelevant information or sometimes, not come up with anything useful at all, but Google search is still the best way to discover new software. Problem is, it’s easily overloaded especially when you try to search for apps. With these changes, Google is expected to show more relevant collections of suggested apps on the Google Play homescreen.

Install rates usually double when targeted app collections are pushed rather than generic sets according Google. The tech giant also said that third-party ad networks will be supported together with its own.

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Google will start curating apps to be added to the Family Zone. These are apps and programs that are more suitable for the younger Android users. Soon enough, parents and other adults will see a “Family Star” icon that indicates app is age-appropriate, thanks to the filters set by Google.

To make things more fun for the kids and the parents as well, Google has introduced special pages that feature children’s favorite characters from Dora to Star Wars to Pororo to Peppa Pig among others. I’m sure your kid will love fave character helping him find apps, books, and movies that are interesting.

These changes will provide parents tools and information to help them make decisions for their kids. One can never know if an app or game is child-friendly but a “Family Star” icon can give the adults peace of mind. Parental controls have been updated too so streaming, purchases, and downloads are restricted.

Google is expected to launch this new family discovery experience in the next few weeks.

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HBO Now coming to the Google Play Store – from Google I/O 2015

Posted by wicked May - 28 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

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One of the most popular television stations that have made it hard for would-be cord cutters to let go of their big cable bill is HBO. This may all change soon, with HBO Now coming to the Google Play Store, allowing you to enjoy your favorite HBO shows on your Android device or Chromecast.

We are fans of Game of Thrones around here, particularly  with the ongoing seasons of the TellTale Games Game of Thrones series. Recently, Season 4 was released of the game, and we are now looking forward to catching season 5 and more of the television show on our Android tablets.

For more info, make sure you hit up the HBO Now website, or stay tuned for more access through the Google Play Store.

We have ongoing coverage of Google I/O 2015, hang out and see what is new from Google this year.

13 best new Android apps and games from May of 2015

Posted by wicked May - 27 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

We’re reaching the end of May and a lot of exciting things are about to happen, including Google I/O which usually brings about a lot of big Android things. We’re heading into the lull of summer but there were still some amazing apps and games released this month. Let’s take a look at the best Android apps and games from May of 2015.


Bleep new Android Apps WeeklyBleep

[Price: Free]
Bleep is a free messaging service from, believe it or not, BitTorrent. The premise of the app is very simple, it stores all of the encryption keys and messages on your device instead of the cloud. This helps prevent hackers from intercepting and decoding your messages and gives you a very secure, private way of messaging other people. The interface is also pretty nice.
Get it on Google Play


Broken Age new Android Apps WeeklyBroken Age

[Price: $9.99]
Broken Age is a game from Double Fine Productions that has you playing the stories of two teenagers and you can switch between their stories at will. The game includes gorgeous hand-drawn graphics and an all-star cast of voice actors including Elijah Wood, Jack Black, and many others. It’s a bit expensive at $9.99 but there are no in-app purchases and it’s a good looking game.
Get it on Google Play


chrome dev channel new android appsChrome Dev

[Price: Free]
Chrome Dev is the developer channel release of the Google Chrome Browser. This is very popular with the tech nerd community because it gives you a glimpse of the latest features that could be coming to Google Chrome. If you like living on the bleeding edge of development, this app is for you but do beware that there will be bugs because this is essentially the Chrome Browser test bed.
Get it on Google Play
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GoatZ new android appsGoatZ

[Price: $4.99]
GoatZ is a parody of the popular DayZ game that is based on the popular Goat Simulator game. You play as a goat as you take out zombies, get hit by cars, and cause other, goat-related mayhem. The graphics are good and the game is buggy but it’s kind of meant to be. It’s pretty funny and there’s a lot to do. There are also no in-app purchases and plenty of zombies.
Get it on Google Play


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[Price: Free]
This year’s Google I/O is fast approaching and those interested in keeping up will need the official Google I/O app in order to do it. The app is done completely in Material Design and features the ability to live stream sessions, see what’s going on, check events, and engage with the event. Everyone who is going will have this app but it’s still useful for everyone.
Get it on Google Play
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[Price: Free]
Layout from Instagram is a new photo manipulation application that allows you to turn your photos into collages. Despite its origins, you don’t actually need an Instagram account to use it and you can post the collages you make almost anywhere. It’s a fun little app for those who like collages and it even comes with a variety of effects. It’s also totally free to use.
Get it on Google Play
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meerkat new android appsMeerkat

[Price: Free]
Meerkat is one of two new streaming applications out this month that allow you to live stream footage from your smartphone camera. Meerkat allows you to stream footage to your Twitter followers straight from your camera. People can only watch it live and video doesn’t get saved afterward. It’s a fun concept that’s already seen some controversy but it’s fun to play with.
Get it on Google Play
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[Price: Free]
MixRadio finally released an Android app this last month. The UK-based streaming service is kind of like Pandora in that you can subscribe to stations and listen to music. It also takes the music you listen to and tries to guess what kind of music you might like. It’s good for music discovery and radio-style streaming. It’s also free to use and it has a decent interface.
Get it on Google Play


periscope best new Android apps and gamesPeriscope

[Price: Free]
Periscope is the other video streaming application that was released this month alongside Meerkat. Unlike Meerkat, Periscope allows for video replaying so people can watch your streams over and over. Otherwise, the concepts are pretty much the same. Both rely on Twitter integration and both stream live from your phone camera. Also like Meerkat, Periscope has already seen some controversy.
Get it on Google Play
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seabeard best new Android apps and gamesSeabeard

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Seabeard is a puzzle adventure game where you walk around, solving puzzles, and beating up bad guys. The graphics and design are reminiscent of a Nintendo game and there is quite a bit of stuff to do. The main premise is to build a trading empire and most missions revolve around that idea. It’s great for kids and adults, is free to play with in-app purchases, and it looks nice.
Get it on Google Play


Snake Rewind new Android Apps WeeklySnake Rewind

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Snake Rewind is the long awaited spiritual sequel to the hit game Snake that we used to play on the mobile phones of old. The mechanics remain largely untouched and while some may not like the controls, I didn’t think they were that bad. The graphics are decent and the game is free to download. It’s a Snake game through and through and it’s a good burst of nostalgic joy.
Get it on Google Play


snl new android appsSNL Official Apps

[Price: Free]
Saturday Night Live is one of the best sketch comedy shows of all time and they released their official application this last month. Included is the upcoming line up of hosts so you know who is doing what and when. There is also access to archival footage from years past so you can relive the hilarity over and over again. It’ll even eventually recommend sketches the app thinks you might like.
Get it on Google Play
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[Price: $2.99]
Last up this month is Sunburn, a new game out of Noodlecake Studios. This retro style game has you exploring the harshness of space as you attempt to save your crew mates after a space ship wreck. You have to find them all without dying and without running out of oxygen. In includes 50 levels and Google Play Games services. It’s a fun little game and there are no in-app purchases.
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Get free first episodes of 12 Comedy Central shows on Google Play

Posted by wicked May - 26 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

Are you tired of all the dark, violent, heavy TV shows that you’ve been watching lately on HBO, AMC, and even network TV? So maybe it’s time for a little laughter and levity in your video watching life. Comedy Central is giving you a chance to sample 12 of their exclusive shows by offering their first episodes for free on Google Play (US only). This will let you determine if you’d watch the rest of the shows’ other episodes and other seasons, which are on sale as well.

Comedy Central has been on basic cable for more than 20 years now and has brought us comedic gems, from animated shows (Dr. Katz, South Park), talk shows/news programs (Politically Incorrect, The Daily Show), re-runs (Whose Line Is It Anyway, Saturday Night Live), and of course original programs. Now they’ve chosen 12 of their shows, both old and new ones still on-air and you can watch their first episode for free from Google Play.

Some of the shows included are critically acclaimed sketch comedy Key & Peele, Drunk History where celebrities get to talk about historical events while sloshed, Chappele’s Show with controversial stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle which ran until 2006, and cult favorite Reno 911. The other shows are a mix of popular and lesser-known ones like Adam Devine’s House Party (you know, the guy from Pitch Perfect), Tosh.0, Strangers With Candy, Workaholics (again, that guy from Pitch Perfect), Kroll Show, Nathan For You, Big Time in Hollywood, and This Is Not Happening.

The free episodes are up on the Comedy Central sale page on Google Play. If you get hooked on the shows, then entire season are on sale too.

5 Android Apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Posted by wicked May - 22 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off


transformers battle tactics Android apps weeklySponsor: Transformers: Battle Tactics

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Transformers: Battle Tactics is an online game where you assemble a team of Transformers and duel it out online versus other players in real time. The premise is fairly simple. You build a team that can have Autobots, Decepticons, or both and then you take that team online to face other people. In battles your Transformers have their own stats and you have extra bonus powers to help you along the way. There are a whole bunch of ways to build your team and use your powers to your advantage. DeNA also throws events fairly frequently where almost every player gets a little something. It’s a good time and free to download so it won’t hurt to give it a shot.
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Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your headlines for this week:

  • Last week we talked about Sega’s plans to remove games that didn’t fit their standard. This week, three apps got the chop including After Burner Climax, Jet Set Radio, and Super Monkey Ball 2. On top of that, 16 games were removed from the Apple App Store. We expect the removals to continue.
  • A new Humble Bundle is out now and this time it’s all about developer Artifex Mundi. You can pay whatever you want and get three games, pay the average and get four additional games, or pay a flat $9 and get all nine. These games would cost $41 if you bought them individually and it’s a great way to give to charity.
  • There is now evidence to support that Google will begin its “Designed for Families” program at Google I/O this year after developers received an email asking them to opt in by May 28th. For those who don’t know, “Designed for Families” is essentially a family friendly version of Google Play that will feature apps and games for all ages.
  • According to a report from Bloomberg, Google may be launching a new photo sharing service at Google I/O this year. It would be totally separate from Google+ photos and would let you share to other social media like Twitter and Facebook. We’ll tell you more when we find out more.
  • In our last bit of news this week, Spotify has announced a slew of new features. Among them is a new Now start page, Spotify Running which is music to specially picked for exercising, video clips, news clips, original content, and a lot more. If this hasn’t already rolled out, it will be soon.

For even more Android apps and games news, updates, headlines, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s newsletter! There we round up everything that happened this last week and it’s the best way to stay up to date in the world of apps. If you’re so inclined, you can sign up using your email address and we’ll beam that straight to your inbox every single Friday.

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[Price: Free]
Twitch released a sort-of update this last week that includes some security fixes, on-demand video, and the usual array of bug fixes and performance improvements. The interesting part is that instead of just releasing an update, Twitch has actually released a whole new application that starts at version 4.0. This is due to the security fixes that could not be implemented properly if it’d just been updated. So in order to get it, you’ll have to delete your current installation and download the new one which is linked using the button below.
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ire blood memory android apps weeklyIre: Blood Memory

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Ire: Blood Memory is the first action RPG out of developers Tenbirds and this one is rather interesting. It adheres to an old-school feel which means it’s tough as nails, you will die a lot, and that’s perfectly okay with us. The game also features the ability to summon companions, and a combat system that requires actual thinking, strategy, and your environment. It’s definitely no Dark Souls, but it’s pretty fun.
Get it on Google Play


layout by instagram android apps weeklyLayout from Instagram

[Price: Free]
Layout from Instagram has actually been around for a long time as an iOS exclusive but no longer because it has been released for Android. This application allows you to create collages from your photos and then post them to Instagram. Some other features include the ability to find pictures with faces in them, integrated Instagram filters, and more. The best part is you don’t actually need to use Instagram to use this application. In fact, you don’t need an Instagram account at all. It’s worth a shot if you like collages.
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sunburn android apps weeklySunburn

[Price: $2.99]
Sunburn is a new game out of Noodlecake Studios, the developers responsible for Mikey Shorts, Punch Quest, and many others. In this retro-style game, you play as a ship captain that has lost your ship and your crew. You must navigate the harshness of space using your jetpack and find your crew without being hit by a comet. You must also do so before you run out of oxygen. It’s $2.99 with no in-app purchases and it’s a pretty decent little retro game.
Get it on Google Play


mixradio android apps weeklyMixRadio

[Price: Free]
MixRadio has finally made its way to the Google Play Store. The UK-based streaming service is a competitor to Pandora and attempts to create playlists of music based on your tastes. The idea is that the more you listen, the better it gets at predicting what you like but you can listen to curated playlists as well if that’s your thing. It also supports offline mode, has over 35 million tracks, and a fairly modern design.
Get it on Google Play


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps or games news, let us know about it in the comments!

NSA planned to use the Play Store to implant spyware on target smartphones

Posted by wicked May - 21 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

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It’s no (longer a) secret that the NSA has planted its feelers deep into the very foundation of the Internet. Allegedly, the US spy agency has even obtained access to Google’s data centers, though it’s not clear whether this happened with Google’s cooperation.

When it can’t legally force its way onto private systems, the NSA does its best to sneak in – case in point, a pilot program called Irritant Horn, that saw the NSA and its allies attempt to hijack the connection between a target smartphone and the Play Store (then called Android Market).

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The information about Irritant Horn comes from documents provided by Edward Snowden to The Intercept and CBC. The program, which appears to have been in its early stages in 2011-2012, had NSA analysts use a type of man-in-the-middle attack to implant spyware on Android devices connecting to the Android Market or Samsung’s apps store. Basically, besides the requested app, the targets were served malicious software that allowed spooks to eavesdrop on everything that happened on the device. The NSA even explored using the capability to modify the target device, for propaganda or disinformation purposes.

It’s not clear what came to be of this program, though it’s very likely that NSA is still actively working on finding and exploiting this, or similar, vulnerabilities.

The Intercept/CBC report also mentions a seemingly unrelated exploit discovered by NSA in UC Browser, an Android browser with more than 100 million downloads. UC Browser, according to the NSA document, “leaked” information about user activities and sent it back to servers in China (UC Browser is owned by Chinese tech giant Alibaba). According to analysis by Citizen Lab, a Canadian research group, UC Browser leaked “users’ search queries, SIM card numbers and unique device IDs;” Citizen Lab alerted Alibaba about the vulnerability, which has reportedly been fixed in an update to UC Browser from earlier this month. Alibaba claims that the leak was not intentional, though the edited NSA document leaves room for interpretation.

This is the latest in a series of controversial reports that questions the NSA’s active exploitation of weaknesses in the computer systems of American companies. Some argue that the NSA should privately disclose vulnerabilities in order to protect the interests of US citizens, while others think the end justifies the means.

For more details, check out The Intercept.

Raccoon APK downloader gets a new release, UI tweaks

Posted by wicked May - 18 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

The Google Play Store, as much as some will hate to admit it, makes it easier for Android users to search for apps and install them – because that’s what it’s for. Some people may argue to a point on which apps appear first on any given search string, but truth be told, the Google Play Store does what it should be doing. But for people who need to download the individual installers – APK files – for one reason or another, there’s Raccoon APK downloader, and it’s getting a new release.

Who could possibly need to download Android installer APKs on another platform? Why, we’re glad you asked. A lot of people, actually. Some may prefer to not use their precious data limits on downloading apps, so they wait until they get home on their desktop PCs and laptops to download them, and Raccoon allows them to do just that. They can also choose to download the APKs and “sideload” the apps on a separate platform – like a Linux or Chrome platform.

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So that is what Raccoon is useful for. The new release, version 3.4, basically resolves a useragent issue that causes “App not found” errors on the program. That’s fixed now. The developer has also added a feedback dialog, for cases when you need to report bugs. Plus, the new version has some minor UI tweaks.

So if you were ever wondering if you could download only the installer files off a Google Play app listing, the answer is yes, and Raccoon APK download will do that for you. You might want to give this a try.

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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Posted by wicked May - 15 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off


NYTimes Android Apps WeeklySponsor: NYTimes

[Price: Free with subscription]
The NYTimes recently went through a lot of trouble to overhaul their application. Included in the massive update was a complete design overhaul that follows the standards of Holo and Material Design and it does look great. Add to that the world class news coverage, a few good features like Twilight Mode and the ability to customize your news reading experience, and you have an application that’s definitely worth checking out. It is subscription based but you can try out the application for free and read a few articles every month without buying anything so it can’t hurt to try it out. We’d like to thank The New York Times for their support of Android Apps Weekly.
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Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your headlines for this week:

  • Corbin Davenport has made headlines before by getting emulators to work on Android Wear and he’s at it again. This time he used a Mini vMac II emulator and managed to get the old Macintosh II OS running on Android Wear. As you can guess, it’s buggy and terrible, but it does work and that’s awesome.
  • Earlier this week, Google announced that they are going to shut down editing in Map Maker. This comes in the footsteps of the now infamous edit that shows an Android peeing on an apple. This decision is likely to prevent things like that from ever happening again.
  • Sega made an announcement that they will be removing games from the Play Store that do not meet their standards. It’s really just some housekeeping but some believe that the games aren’t good enough while others believe the games aren’t making enough money. We don’t know which games are getting canned yet.
  • The Google Play Store got a new feature this week. Developers can now allow users to pre-register for apps and games that aren’t out yet. If you pre-register, you’ll get a notification when that app or game becomes available. There are a few titles using it already and this can help generate buzz for their new content.
  • In our last headline this week, Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing five games by the end of 2017 with the first coming out this year. We have no clue what kind of game it’s going to be but Nintendo did say that they weren’t porting old games to mobile. I guess we’ll see how this pans out when the first game gets released.

For even more Android apps and games news, updates, and releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s newsletter. There you can find the full range of stuff that happened over the course of the week. If you’re so inclined, you can even sign up with your email address and we’ll send you the newsletter to your inbox every single Friday so you can stay up to date.

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HeroCraft Z Android Apps WeeklyHeroCraft Z

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
HeroCraft Z is a new RPG released by NGames. It features decent graphics powered by the Unity3D engine, a full campaign mode, and the ability to assemble and build your own team. There are some online components as well that include a PvP arena. You can collect over 50 companions with various abilities for strategy. It’s a Freemium game through and through, but it is free to play and isn’t half bad.
Get it on Google Play


Snake Rewind Android Apps WeeklySnake Rewind

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
After a few weeks of waiting, the highly anticipated Snake Rewind game is now available on Google Play. As you’ve heard, this is a revamp of the classic Snake game that adorned the cell phones of old and the mechanics remain largely intact. The controls are a bit wonky as they rely on position based tapping and there are in-app purchases which feels a bit weird, but overall it feels like a positive experience and a good source of nostalgia with a cheap price tag.
Get it on Google Play


Bleep Android Apps WeeklyBleep

[Price: Free]
Bleep is a new messaging application from, believe it or not, BitTorrent. The idea here is privacy. Messages are stored on user devices and not in the cloud like normal while every message sent is encrypted and the encryption keys are store on user devices and not in the cloud. There are various ways to sign up, the UI isn’t half bad, and you can invite people using your public key similar to Blackberry Messenger. If you need privacy, this is a great way to do but do beware of those release day bugs.
Get it on Google Play


Trumpit Android Apps WeeklyTrumpit Photo Messenger

[Price: Free]
While Bleep focuses on security, Trumpit totally doesn’t. The premise of this photo messaging app is that photos you send shows up on the recipient’s device above the lock screen. They can then interact with it if they want or swipe it away quickly and go back to using their phone. It’s a fun premise, especially if you love sharing photos with people. Of course, I can see this going very badly if you know someone who likes to take inappropriate photos. In any case, it’s totally free and worth a shot. Just beware of any release day bugs.
Get it on Google Play
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Seabeard Android Apps WeeklySeabeard

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Last up is a game called Seabeard which is a new game that saw some moderate success on iOS. Our own Andrew Grush likened the game to a kind of mix of Zelda: Windmaker and Animal Crossing. It features colorful, cartoon graphics a lot of content for you to do, and plenty of other features. It’s been noted that in-app purchases are a tad heavy but with a little bit of patience, you can get passed that obstacle. It’s free to play and it’s available right now.
Get it on Google Play


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps or games news, tell us about it in the comments below!

HTC Zoe app gets Chromecast support in new update

Posted by wicked May - 14 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

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The HTC Zoe app got a handful of new features in a new update on the Google Play Store. Now you can watch your Zoes on a Chromecast-enabled device, reorder content, and streamline uploads.

While the update isn’t as revolutionary as a Flickr overhaul, the new HTC Zoe update brings with it some fascinating new features. Now you can watch your Zoes on Chromecast-enabled devices, such as your TV. There’s nothing like capturing heartwarming moments and sharing them with the whole family.

Another feature added is the ability to reorder content. You can choose which images and videos to include in your Zoe, and you can even move stills around to order the way you want them to be shown. Finally, uploads can be streamlined, easily allowing you to retry the upload if the Internet connection dropped or the upload simply failed.

Have you tried the new update? Are you excited for Chromecast support? Let us know in the comments.

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