If there’s anything that should be on the list for an ideal game, internet connectivity (or the lack thereof) should certainly be on there. You can’t always have connection to a data connection or be fortunate enough to have a decent amount of data to use. “Turbo Rush” is one such game that not only provides entertaining gameplay, but also allows you to play it in any situation. The game is based on the idea of a car, which you steer, speeding through the streets full of obstacles.
The app opens with a short tutorial telling you how to control. It’s very easy, with the only actions needed being swipes to the right or left, obviously depending on which way you want to steer. Once you’ve read that, you go straight into the game. It took me a few minutes to get fully used to the game. There also aren’t any settings to change controls, you can change only the volume and music on/off.
As previously stated, the game is based on the idea of a car, which you steer, speeding through the streets full of obstacles. The obstacles change depending on what environment you’re driving in, but I’ll get to that shortly. The game is somewhat reminiscant of Subway Surfers, but feels like something new and different. You can’t see obstacles until you’re close up as the road is very “curved”. This provides challenging gameplay while you collect up coins. These coins can be used to unlock a new level, it’s basically the same difficulty but with a different car and environment. Some obstacles include tyres, hay bales and rocks. It would’ve been great to see some more interactive obstacles, like a child running across the road or a car coming in the opposite direction. Perhaps we’ll see that in an update.
Adverts make an occasional appearance but aren’t in-your-face and annoying. The developers took their time with graphics and coding as the game is smooth and lag free.
What we liked:
- Great graphics
- Entertaining gameplay
- Different places
What could be better:
- Options for difficulty
Is it for me?
Almost everyone should enjoy it. It’s easy to use and entertaining. Suitable for anyone, everywhere.
Turbo Rush is a game that has pleasing graphics, good gameplay and entertainment to the max. I enjoyed it and it seems to stand out from other games.
mypa is a new app available for Android devices that presents users with an “intelligent calling screen” that hopes to make the incoming call and contacts screens on your smartphone useful. mypa says the most important question that may spring to mind when you have an incoming call is “what unfinished business” do you have with the caller? Their app hopes to help you answer that question.
When a call comes in, the app shows information like the last time you communicated with the contact, what was the conversation about, is there some task that is supposed to be completed, or is there a pending point of discussion. The whole idea is to help you be more prepared with a quick glance at the screen in the few seconds you have before answering an inbound call.
On the back end, mypa also gives users tools to generate actions and tasks that result from a call. Quickly setup a meeting, schedule a follow-up, or create a task to be completed.
mypa can also more intelligently manage your contacts by doing things like finding duplicates, identifying bad email addresses, or helping you find where someone works.
You can get mypa from the Google Play Store using the link below.
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If you’re a big user of the Android eBay app then you’ll probably be interested in their latest version 4.0. The catch is that it’s currently in a closed Beta.
Not the normal Beta that allows testers via the Play Store; nope, this one requires you to fill out a form and have your account specifically activated to access the eBay Beta app. Not even sideloading the APK works as it asks you to login and will kick you out without an authorised account. Not sure what the deal with the secrecy is here, but clearly eBay are taking a different direction with their Beta program.
Want to get in on the closed Beta for version 4.0 of eBay? Fill out the form here.
What’s new in version 4.0? Guess you’ll have to sign up and find out!
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Password management app LastPass is receiving an update to their subscription model which could result in users being able to use the service for free if they are willing to limit themselves to one type of device. If they decide they want to expand to include other devices, an upgrade option to premium is then available. LastPass says the move was prompted by a desire to make LastPass “accessible for all users, including mobile-only users who need help managing their passwords and apps.”
The new system works based on the device that you get started on. For example, if you set up a new account using your smartphone, then LastPass can sync across all smartphones that you may use. Similarly, users can get started with a tablet or from the desktop. Since most users probably only have a single smartphone, the ability to sync across similar devices may not be too helpful, but the new model does mean that a user could stay on the free tier if they limit their use to just their smartphone.
If a user decides they want the cross-device support that comes with Premium, they can either go and subscribe for $12 per year or activate a 14-day free trial.
If you want to give LastPass a try on your Android smartphone or tablet, use the Google Play Store link below.
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Fresh off their acquisition by AT&T, the DIRECTV app for Android has received an update that brings some handy new features along with a slightly refreshed user interface. DIRECTV has made some changes that make it easier to use all of your devices – smartphones and tablets – along with the DIRECTV receivers to start, stop and resume programs on different devices.
DIRECTV says the new homescreen should make it easier for users to find and watch or even record shows. A quick peek at the screenshots show some prominent access to options to watch a show on your smartphone or tablet, although your device can also serve as a remote control.
One new feature that will be welcomed by sports fan is direct access to ESPN Live which can be streamed to any receiver or device. In the past, accessing ESPN Live meant having to fire up the separate WatchESPN app, so having access while within the DIRECTV app will cut down on the app switching requirements.
Although cable and satellite companies have been advertising the ability to “switch” screens easily, the reality has not always been so smooth. DIRECTV says they have made improvements so it will be easier for users to start a show on their device and switch it to their receiver hooked up to a big screen or vice versa. This is true not just for regular shows, but also for On Demand content now. DIRECTV also added a restart button so users can launch a show from the beginning in case they start watching it late.
You can grab the new DIRECTV app if you are a subscriber from the Google Play Store using the link below.
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Are you the type of gamer who is looking for a game that kills time? Pharoah Jump was designed for you, but there are some serious drawbacks to this app.
As I grow older, I realize that I am not as good at games as I once was in my college days. I’m not old by any means (35), but for gamers I might as well be dead. I don’t play console games anymore, and I definitely do not play PC games as those are way too advanced for me. All of my gaming is done on my Android devices. So given my epic gaming past, I still love games, but only the games where kids can’t tell me I suck and shouldn’t be playing. I am a true gamer at heart, although I am past my prime.
Pharoah Jump is exactly what you would expect from the title. It is an Egyptian based game, where you(the Pharaoh) jump up, bounce off objects while collecting coins. If you have played Doodle Jump, you know what kind of game this is. The graphics are great. You get to see the great Pyramids, Pharaohs, and other monuments. In addition, the game does live up to its name of “jumping” upwards while avoiding enemies and collecting coins. So all in all, there isn’t much to this game and it was designed to be the game for quick entertainment. Not much effort is needed when learning how to play this game.
Download Pharaoh Jump from the Play Store and hit start. There are no tutorials to learn from, and you only tap the screen to generate a red laser that shoots down from the sky. I never learned its purpose. You control the jumping Pharaoh by tilting your device to the left and right.
Who will enjoy Pharaoh Jump?
Anyone who likes quality graphics and doesn’t mind being bombarded with ads.
What we liked:
What could be better
- Too many ads
- In-app purchases to open second and third levels
Pharaoh Jump Summary:
As much as I wanted to play this game, I was disappointed at how much the developer, Immanitas Entertainment, put forth in getting you to click on an advertisement or to buy in-app upgrades to free up different levels.
To open up the second map, you would need to purchase 10k gems. Sadly there is not an option to buy 10k gems. You have to buy 35k gems which costs $4.52. I don’t know why the developer would think their app was so great that they could charge money while Doodle Jump is free.
If the in-app purchases don’t get you, the ads will. You get ads as soon as you open the app. Once you close the ad, you can then play the game. As soon as you fall and lose, another ad pops up. I spent the first few times learning how to play the game while getting annoyed at the amount of ads I was getting bombarded with. This type of game can be fun, but the ads and in-app purchases just kill the game for me. If Immanitas Entertainment wants to improve this app, they really need to focus on the user versus their wallet.
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Spicing up your homescreen to your liking has always been one of Androids selling points. The sky, along with your imagination, is always the limit when it comes to decorating your Android device. Thankfully, we have plenty of talented and artistic developers out there that create beautiful widgets and skins for our devices. A new Zooper Widget theme that I recently stumbled upon certainly has that creative style that I think you all can appreciate. The app is called Zoopreme and is available on the Google Play Store for $1.00. If you’re already familiar with Zooper Widget Pro, then this will be very easy to apply.
As you can see by the various screenshots, Zoopreme adds color and style to your homescreen. Of course, a nifty wallpaper and custom icons are needed to completely these looks. You may even be able to find a lot of these wallpapers on the developers (Erik Blue’s) Google Plus page that I will link right here.
If you guys decide to nab this app, let me know what you think! Do you guys have any favorite Zooper Widget themes that you use? If so, let me know in the comments section! Links and a QR code will be available below.
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VoxWeb is bringing their Orange Line to the Android platform with the release of their app to Google Play. VoxWeb is an app that let’s users attach an 11 second audio clip to any image. The idea of the audio clip is to take the place of whatever caption a user might type out. This can result in a more intimate peek into the picture taker’s thoughts about an image or it can capture the sounds of the atmosphere of whatever is being captured. VoxWeb helps users identify images that have an audio component attached by underlining them with an orange line.
Besides the ability to attach audio to images using the VoxWeb app, users can also access the VoxWeb social platform called “Life.” Users can browse what is being posted by other VoxWeb users, keeping an eye out for the orange lines. Users can also send their speaking pictures directly to other users they are friends with who also use the VoxWeb app.
VoxWeb is currently rolling out globally, although that process is expected to take 6-8 weeks. You can check out VoxWeb in the Google Play Store using one of the download links below.
source: VoxWeb (PR)
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Have you already installed Windows 10 on your trusty slate? Well, Microsoft released its mobile productivity apps for the new shiny new version of the OS, too. Touch-friendly versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available for download from the Windows Store. The new version of OneNote is available as well, but it’s pre-installed on Windows 10. On top of those gesture-friendly interfaces, the apps play nice with OneDrive for easy cloud-based storage and save changes automatically so you don’t have to worry about losing any work. Of course, if you want the productivity suite on all of your desktop and mobile devices (especially when Office 2016 arrives in September), you’ll need to splurge for an Office 365 subscription.
One of the ways that Motorola has tried to entice buyers for their smartphones is by providing them with unique capabilities relative to the standard device. This is accomplished through a variety of apps that operate on top of, yet separate from, the Android operating system. One of those apps, Moto, got an update today that adjusts the phone based on your location.
The new version of Moto will learn places you visit like home, work or even a movie theater. Users can then set the phone to automatically silence itself or switch to vibrate while you are at that location.
Moto does require a compatible Motorola phone. You can check for the list of compatible devices by visiting the Play Store using one of the links below.
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