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12
Dec

Google CEO speaks up against ‘intolerant discourse’


Following a slew of tech CEOs coming out against anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric, Sundar Pichai published his first essay on Medium tonight. Like Mark Zuckerberg and others his words stand in contrast to those of Donald Trump and others who suggest the country close its doors to immigrants from certain places or religions. According to Pichai, “Let’s not let fear defeat our values. We must support Muslim and other minority communities in the US and around the world.”

Let’s not let fear defeat our values

The exec did not mention Google by name in the post (or say why he posted it on Medium, with only a link to it from Google+), but did try to explain why he’s saying this now, and why he waited.

I debated whether to post this, because lately it seems that criticism of intolerance just gives more oxygen to this debate. But I feel we must speak out — particularly those of us who are not under attack. Everyone has the right to their views, but it’s also important that those who are less represented know that those are not the views of all.

Noting his own story of moving to the US from India, he called for America to remain a land that provides opportunities to and gains strengths from immigrants. While saying that Google is “urgently working to become more diverse,” (oh?) he pushed for a mix of backgrounds that he says will lead to a better outcome for everyone.

Any series of essays and internet videos are unlikely to extinguish Presidential campaigns that rely on fear mongering, bombastic statements and dog-whistle racism to garner attention, but it’s good to have an idea of where everyone stands on these issues.

[Image credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

Source: Sundar Pichai (Medium)

11
Dec

Google Wallet lets you text your friends money


Google has updated both the iOS and Android versions of their Google Wallet app and have added in a really cool feature in my opinion. That feature is that you can now send money to most anyone by a simple text message. Yes, that’s right. Just like with Gmail where you can send money via an attachment to your best friend or your favorite family member, you can now send a text message to someone and it can include cold, hard cash. Not literally, but they will of course get paid.

For me this is pretty huge because I do a lot of payment stuff via Google Wallet, both sending and receiving. Most of the time I do this from home, as it’s just a bit easier to do it on the PC. But now, I can simply send a text message to one of my contacts and they will get money. This means while I’m sitting at my favorite restaurant, I can just send my best friend money who is dining with me and he can pay for our meal before we leave.

Google Wallet Featured Image

Google announced this earlier and while it’s not available for everyone right now, they are rolling it out slowly over the next several days. Unfortunately, I’m still on the waiting list so I don’t have the option/feature yet, but hopefully I will and then I’m going to be sending money via text messages like crazy.

No email? No problem! Now you can send money to anyone in your contact list using just a phone number.

When you send money to a phone number, the recipient will get a text message with a secure link. They can simply enter their debit card to claim the money and it will be available in their bank account within minutes.

To start using this feature, look for a new version of the Google Wallet app on Google Play or in the App Store in the next few days.

So now that this new little feature is rolling out to Google Wallet, what’s next? A lot of people thought Google Wallet wasn’t going to survive and was possibly going away soon’ish. Are you one of those that thought that or not? Regardless, tell us your thoughts on this new feature in the comments section below and let us know if you’ll be sending us some money via a text message so we can keep an eye open for that!

Source: Google Blog

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8
Dec

Google Chrome becomes safer for Android users


After the latest update, Google Chrome for Android has received Safe Browsing – something that has been available for the company’s desktop software for years. The new security feature will protect mobile devices against malware, unwanted software and social engineering websites.

You don’t need to update your Chrome browser to get this Safe Browsing client, as it comes bundled up with Google Play Services version 8.1 by default. If you have Chrome version 46 and up, you can relax because now you will see a red warning page if you stumble upon a page that is a privacy scare or consumes data and eats your battery.

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“Social engineering—and phishing in particular—requires different protection; we need to keep an up-to-date list of bad sites on the device to make sure we can warn people before they browse into a trap. Providing this protection on a mobile device is much more difficult than on a desktop system, in no small part because we have to make sure that list doesn’t get stale.”

Google Blog

To double check that you are protected against phishing attempts and online scares, all you need to do is, go to Chrome’s Settings > Privacy menu and ensure that Safe Browsing is enabled.

Source: Google

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7
Dec

Google Safe Browsing comes to Android and Google Chrome in latest Play Services update


Google_ChromeGoogle Safe Browsing currently protects over a billion users on the web by blocking tons of malware, social engineering, and bloated software. It’s been available on desktop platforms for years, but now Google is bringing that extra layer of security to mobile devices, too.

Google Play Services 8.1 brings support for Safe Browsing, and the first app to support it is, of course, Google Chrome. It’s on by default, and just like on the desktop version of Chrome, if you try to visit a malware-infected site with Safe Browsing on, Chrome will block the website and prompt for your permission before going any further.

While Chrome is the first official browser to support this, I’d imagine we’ll see other third-party apps and OEMs start to bake it into their own web browsers, too.

source: Google Security Blog

Come comment on this article: Google Safe Browsing comes to Android and Google Chrome in latest Play Services update

7
Dec

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


Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your big headlines from the last week:

  • Telltale Games is chugging right along as they picked up yet another popular IP to turn into one of their now-iconic episodic adventures. This time around, they’re making a Batman game. If their prior efforts are any indication, this game will likely be really good and true to the story of Batman. The game is expected to be released in 2016.
  • Google Play has released their picks for the best apps and games of 2015. It’s a pretty standard list and a lot of them may only be there because of their popularity or their close ties to Google. In either case, there are no real bad eggs on the list and we encourage you to check them out!
  • The Room 1 and 2 are among the best and most interesting puzzle games ever to land on Android. As it turns out, the developers have been fervently working on The Room 3 and that should be out Monday, January 11th, 2016. Needless to say, this app guy will be buying that on day one because it’s probably going to be awesome.
  • Google has released a new type of advertisement that allows people to play-test games in the advertisement without actually downloading the game. The hope is that the player will enjoy the experience and download the game after trying the in-ad demo. On paper, it seems really awesome but you know people are when it comes to advertisements.
  • Google has announced that by the end of January, they will have completely absorbed Songza into Google Play Music. As a result, the Songza service will be shutting down permanently. There is a silver lining as Google will be helping Songza users migrate over to Google Play Music to continue using those features.

For even more Android apps and games headlines, updates, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s Android Apps Weekly newsletter. There you’ll find all the stuff we didn’t have the time or space for here today. If you’re so inclined, you can use the form below and sign up for the newsletter to get it sent straight to your inbox every week!

Signup for our newsletter

Email Address
  • Android Weekly
  • Apps Weekly


lego ninjago Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

[Price: $4.99]
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is a new action-adventure game from the popular LEGO franchise that has you playing as a group of ninjas who have lost their memories. Your job is to get those memories back and then defeat the evil Ronin to save the day. It’s a fun little game to play and, as with most LEGO games, it’s about as kid friendly as this subject matter can be. It’s also a pay once game with no in-app purchases!
Get it now on Google Play!


linkedin Android Apps WeeklyLinkedIn

[Price: Free]
We don’t normally do app updates in this section anymore but LinkedIn made such a huge change to their app that it’s worth talking about. Especially when the app was as bad as LinkedIn’s used to be. The new design features sprinkles of Material Design and it also appears to take some design cues from Facebook. The app centers around the core functions of the service and it’s so much easier getting around. If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, it’s worth a shot now.
Get it now on Google Play!
linkedin Android Apps Weekly


rayman adventures Android Apps WeeklyRayman Adventures

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Rayman Adventures is the latest adventure-platformer game out of the once iconic Rayman franchise. This one features a bit more exploration than prior titles and the point will be to collect all of the Incrediballs. Interestingly, Ubisoft is going with a Freemium pricing model which is in stark contrast to the pay-once games that didn’t have in-app purchases. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but so far the user reactions have been positive.
Get it now on Google Play!


storehouse Android Apps WeeklyStorehouse

[Price: Free]
Storehouse is a unique photo sharing application that creates a kind of webpage with up to 50 of your photos for easy sharing. The basic idea as far as I can tell is that it lets you create a collection of photos which it then arranges on a webpage type of layout. You can then send that link to your friends who can then view it on their mobile devices or on the computer if they so choose. It’s fun to use and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Get it now on Google Play!
storehouse Android Apps Weekly


cardboard camera Android Apps WeeklyCardboard Camera

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Cardboard Camera. This app is meant to be used in conjuction with Google Cardboard and it helps you create VR photographs. In other words, it lets you take photos that are meant to be viewed in complete VR. The app works surprisingly well and some of the stuff you can create with this is really awesome. It’s completely free to download and use and is now another great reason to grab at least a Google Cardboard device.
Get it now on Google Play!
Cardboard Camera Android Apps Weekly


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps and games news or new releases, tell us about them in the comments below! Thanks for joining us this week and we’ll see you next week!

7
Dec

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


Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your big headlines from the last week:

  • Telltale Games is chugging right along as they picked up yet another popular IP to turn into one of their now-iconic episodic adventures. This time around, they’re making a Batman game. If their prior efforts are any indication, this game will likely be really good and true to the story of Batman. The game is expected to be released in 2016.
  • Google Play has released their picks for the best apps and games of 2015. It’s a pretty standard list and a lot of them may only be there because of their popularity or their close ties to Google. In either case, there are no real bad eggs on the list and we encourage you to check them out!
  • The Room 1 and 2 are among the best and most interesting puzzle games ever to land on Android. As it turns out, the developers have been fervently working on The Room 3 and that should be out Monday, January 11th, 2016. Needless to say, this app guy will be buying that on day one because it’s probably going to be awesome.
  • Google has released a new type of advertisement that allows people to play-test games in the advertisement without actually downloading the game. The hope is that the player will enjoy the experience and download the game after trying the in-ad demo. On paper, it seems really awesome but you know people are when it comes to advertisements.
  • Google has announced that by the end of January, they will have completely absorbed Songza into Google Play Music. As a result, the Songza service will be shutting down permanently. There is a silver lining as Google will be helping Songza users migrate over to Google Play Music to continue using those features.

For even more Android apps and games headlines, updates, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s Android Apps Weekly newsletter. There you’ll find all the stuff we didn’t have the time or space for here today. If you’re so inclined, you can use the form below and sign up for the newsletter to get it sent straight to your inbox every week!

Signup for our newsletter

Email Address
  • Android Weekly
  • Apps Weekly


lego ninjago Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

[Price: $4.99]
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is a new action-adventure game from the popular LEGO franchise that has you playing as a group of ninjas who have lost their memories. Your job is to get those memories back and then defeat the evil Ronin to save the day. It’s a fun little game to play and, as with most LEGO games, it’s about as kid friendly as this subject matter can be. It’s also a pay once game with no in-app purchases!
Get it now on Google Play!


linkedin Android Apps WeeklyLinkedIn

[Price: Free]
We don’t normally do app updates in this section anymore but LinkedIn made such a huge change to their app that it’s worth talking about. Especially when the app was as bad as LinkedIn’s used to be. The new design features sprinkles of Material Design and it also appears to take some design cues from Facebook. The app centers around the core functions of the service and it’s so much easier getting around. If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, it’s worth a shot now.
Get it now on Google Play!
linkedin Android Apps Weekly


rayman adventures Android Apps WeeklyRayman Adventures

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Rayman Adventures is the latest adventure-platformer game out of the once iconic Rayman franchise. This one features a bit more exploration than prior titles and the point will be to collect all of the Incrediballs. Interestingly, Ubisoft is going with a Freemium pricing model which is in stark contrast to the pay-once games that didn’t have in-app purchases. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but so far the user reactions have been positive.
Get it now on Google Play!


storehouse Android Apps WeeklyStorehouse

[Price: Free]
Storehouse is a unique photo sharing application that creates a kind of webpage with up to 50 of your photos for easy sharing. The basic idea as far as I can tell is that it lets you create a collection of photos which it then arranges on a webpage type of layout. You can then send that link to your friends who can then view it on their mobile devices or on the computer if they so choose. It’s fun to use and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Get it now on Google Play!
storehouse Android Apps Weekly


cardboard camera Android Apps WeeklyCardboard Camera

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Cardboard Camera. This app is meant to be used in conjuction with Google Cardboard and it helps you create VR photographs. In other words, it lets you take photos that are meant to be viewed in complete VR. The app works surprisingly well and some of the stuff you can create with this is really awesome. It’s completely free to download and use and is now another great reason to grab at least a Google Cardboard device.
Get it now on Google Play!
Cardboard Camera Android Apps Weekly


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps and games news or new releases, tell us about them in the comments below! Thanks for joining us this week and we’ll see you next week!

7
Dec

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


Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your big headlines from the last week:

  • Telltale Games is chugging right along as they picked up yet another popular IP to turn into one of their now-iconic episodic adventures. This time around, they’re making a Batman game. If their prior efforts are any indication, this game will likely be really good and true to the story of Batman. The game is expected to be released in 2016.
  • Google Play has released their picks for the best apps and games of 2015. It’s a pretty standard list and a lot of them may only be there because of their popularity or their close ties to Google. In either case, there are no real bad eggs on the list and we encourage you to check them out!
  • The Room 1 and 2 are among the best and most interesting puzzle games ever to land on Android. As it turns out, the developers have been fervently working on The Room 3 and that should be out Monday, January 11th, 2016. Needless to say, this app guy will be buying that on day one because it’s probably going to be awesome.
  • Google has released a new type of advertisement that allows people to play-test games in the advertisement without actually downloading the game. The hope is that the player will enjoy the experience and download the game after trying the in-ad demo. On paper, it seems really awesome but you know people are when it comes to advertisements.
  • Google has announced that by the end of January, they will have completely absorbed Songza into Google Play Music. As a result, the Songza service will be shutting down permanently. There is a silver lining as Google will be helping Songza users migrate over to Google Play Music to continue using those features.

For even more Android apps and games headlines, updates, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s Android Apps Weekly newsletter. There you’ll find all the stuff we didn’t have the time or space for here today. If you’re so inclined, you can use the form below and sign up for the newsletter to get it sent straight to your inbox every week!

Signup for our newsletter

Email Address
  • Android Weekly
  • Apps Weekly


lego ninjago Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

[Price: $4.99]
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is a new action-adventure game from the popular LEGO franchise that has you playing as a group of ninjas who have lost their memories. Your job is to get those memories back and then defeat the evil Ronin to save the day. It’s a fun little game to play and, as with most LEGO games, it’s about as kid friendly as this subject matter can be. It’s also a pay once game with no in-app purchases!
Get it now on Google Play!


linkedin Android Apps WeeklyLinkedIn

[Price: Free]
We don’t normally do app updates in this section anymore but LinkedIn made such a huge change to their app that it’s worth talking about. Especially when the app was as bad as LinkedIn’s used to be. The new design features sprinkles of Material Design and it also appears to take some design cues from Facebook. The app centers around the core functions of the service and it’s so much easier getting around. If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, it’s worth a shot now.
Get it now on Google Play!
linkedin Android Apps Weekly


rayman adventures Android Apps WeeklyRayman Adventures

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Rayman Adventures is the latest adventure-platformer game out of the once iconic Rayman franchise. This one features a bit more exploration than prior titles and the point will be to collect all of the Incrediballs. Interestingly, Ubisoft is going with a Freemium pricing model which is in stark contrast to the pay-once games that didn’t have in-app purchases. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but so far the user reactions have been positive.
Get it now on Google Play!


storehouse Android Apps WeeklyStorehouse

[Price: Free]
Storehouse is a unique photo sharing application that creates a kind of webpage with up to 50 of your photos for easy sharing. The basic idea as far as I can tell is that it lets you create a collection of photos which it then arranges on a webpage type of layout. You can then send that link to your friends who can then view it on their mobile devices or on the computer if they so choose. It’s fun to use and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Get it now on Google Play!
storehouse Android Apps Weekly


cardboard camera Android Apps WeeklyCardboard Camera

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Cardboard Camera. This app is meant to be used in conjuction with Google Cardboard and it helps you create VR photographs. In other words, it lets you take photos that are meant to be viewed in complete VR. The app works surprisingly well and some of the stuff you can create with this is really awesome. It’s completely free to download and use and is now another great reason to grab at least a Google Cardboard device.
Get it now on Google Play!
Cardboard Camera Android Apps Weekly


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps and games news or new releases, tell us about them in the comments below! Thanks for joining us this week and we’ll see you next week!

7
Dec

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


Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your big headlines from the last week:

  • Telltale Games is chugging right along as they picked up yet another popular IP to turn into one of their now-iconic episodic adventures. This time around, they’re making a Batman game. If their prior efforts are any indication, this game will likely be really good and true to the story of Batman. The game is expected to be released in 2016.
  • Google Play has released their picks for the best apps and games of 2015. It’s a pretty standard list and a lot of them may only be there because of their popularity or their close ties to Google. In either case, there are no real bad eggs on the list and we encourage you to check them out!
  • The Room 1 and 2 are among the best and most interesting puzzle games ever to land on Android. As it turns out, the developers have been fervently working on The Room 3 and that should be out Monday, January 11th, 2016. Needless to say, this app guy will be buying that on day one because it’s probably going to be awesome.
  • Google has released a new type of advertisement that allows people to play-test games in the advertisement without actually downloading the game. The hope is that the player will enjoy the experience and download the game after trying the in-ad demo. On paper, it seems really awesome but you know people are when it comes to advertisements.
  • Google has announced that by the end of January, they will have completely absorbed Songza into Google Play Music. As a result, the Songza service will be shutting down permanently. There is a silver lining as Google will be helping Songza users migrate over to Google Play Music to continue using those features.

For even more Android apps and games headlines, updates, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s Android Apps Weekly newsletter. There you’ll find all the stuff we didn’t have the time or space for here today. If you’re so inclined, you can use the form below and sign up for the newsletter to get it sent straight to your inbox every week!

Signup for our newsletter

Email Address
  • Android Weekly
  • Apps Weekly


lego ninjago Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

[Price: $4.99]
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is a new action-adventure game from the popular LEGO franchise that has you playing as a group of ninjas who have lost their memories. Your job is to get those memories back and then defeat the evil Ronin to save the day. It’s a fun little game to play and, as with most LEGO games, it’s about as kid friendly as this subject matter can be. It’s also a pay once game with no in-app purchases!
Get it now on Google Play!


linkedin Android Apps WeeklyLinkedIn

[Price: Free]
We don’t normally do app updates in this section anymore but LinkedIn made such a huge change to their app that it’s worth talking about. Especially when the app was as bad as LinkedIn’s used to be. The new design features sprinkles of Material Design and it also appears to take some design cues from Facebook. The app centers around the core functions of the service and it’s so much easier getting around. If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, it’s worth a shot now.
Get it now on Google Play!
linkedin Android Apps Weekly


rayman adventures Android Apps WeeklyRayman Adventures

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Rayman Adventures is the latest adventure-platformer game out of the once iconic Rayman franchise. This one features a bit more exploration than prior titles and the point will be to collect all of the Incrediballs. Interestingly, Ubisoft is going with a Freemium pricing model which is in stark contrast to the pay-once games that didn’t have in-app purchases. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but so far the user reactions have been positive.
Get it now on Google Play!


storehouse Android Apps WeeklyStorehouse

[Price: Free]
Storehouse is a unique photo sharing application that creates a kind of webpage with up to 50 of your photos for easy sharing. The basic idea as far as I can tell is that it lets you create a collection of photos which it then arranges on a webpage type of layout. You can then send that link to your friends who can then view it on their mobile devices or on the computer if they so choose. It’s fun to use and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Get it now on Google Play!
storehouse Android Apps Weekly


cardboard camera Android Apps WeeklyCardboard Camera

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Cardboard Camera. This app is meant to be used in conjuction with Google Cardboard and it helps you create VR photographs. In other words, it lets you take photos that are meant to be viewed in complete VR. The app works surprisingly well and some of the stuff you can create with this is really awesome. It’s completely free to download and use and is now another great reason to grab at least a Google Cardboard device.
Get it now on Google Play!
Cardboard Camera Android Apps Weekly


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps and games news or new releases, tell us about them in the comments below! Thanks for joining us this week and we’ll see you next week!

7
Dec

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


Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your big headlines from the last week:

  • Telltale Games is chugging right along as they picked up yet another popular IP to turn into one of their now-iconic episodic adventures. This time around, they’re making a Batman game. If their prior efforts are any indication, this game will likely be really good and true to the story of Batman. The game is expected to be released in 2016.
  • Google Play has released their picks for the best apps and games of 2015. It’s a pretty standard list and a lot of them may only be there because of their popularity or their close ties to Google. In either case, there are no real bad eggs on the list and we encourage you to check them out!
  • The Room 1 and 2 are among the best and most interesting puzzle games ever to land on Android. As it turns out, the developers have been fervently working on The Room 3 and that should be out Monday, January 11th, 2016. Needless to say, this app guy will be buying that on day one because it’s probably going to be awesome.
  • Google has released a new type of advertisement that allows people to play-test games in the advertisement without actually downloading the game. The hope is that the player will enjoy the experience and download the game after trying the in-ad demo. On paper, it seems really awesome but you know people are when it comes to advertisements.
  • Google has announced that by the end of January, they will have completely absorbed Songza into Google Play Music. As a result, the Songza service will be shutting down permanently. There is a silver lining as Google will be helping Songza users migrate over to Google Play Music to continue using those features.

For even more Android apps and games headlines, updates, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s Android Apps Weekly newsletter. There you’ll find all the stuff we didn’t have the time or space for here today. If you’re so inclined, you can use the form below and sign up for the newsletter to get it sent straight to your inbox every week!

Signup for our newsletter

Email Address
  • Android Weekly
  • Apps Weekly


lego ninjago Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

[Price: $4.99]
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is a new action-adventure game from the popular LEGO franchise that has you playing as a group of ninjas who have lost their memories. Your job is to get those memories back and then defeat the evil Ronin to save the day. It’s a fun little game to play and, as with most LEGO games, it’s about as kid friendly as this subject matter can be. It’s also a pay once game with no in-app purchases!
Get it now on Google Play!


linkedin Android Apps WeeklyLinkedIn

[Price: Free]
We don’t normally do app updates in this section anymore but LinkedIn made such a huge change to their app that it’s worth talking about. Especially when the app was as bad as LinkedIn’s used to be. The new design features sprinkles of Material Design and it also appears to take some design cues from Facebook. The app centers around the core functions of the service and it’s so much easier getting around. If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, it’s worth a shot now.
Get it now on Google Play!
linkedin Android Apps Weekly


rayman adventures Android Apps WeeklyRayman Adventures

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Rayman Adventures is the latest adventure-platformer game out of the once iconic Rayman franchise. This one features a bit more exploration than prior titles and the point will be to collect all of the Incrediballs. Interestingly, Ubisoft is going with a Freemium pricing model which is in stark contrast to the pay-once games that didn’t have in-app purchases. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but so far the user reactions have been positive.
Get it now on Google Play!


storehouse Android Apps WeeklyStorehouse

[Price: Free]
Storehouse is a unique photo sharing application that creates a kind of webpage with up to 50 of your photos for easy sharing. The basic idea as far as I can tell is that it lets you create a collection of photos which it then arranges on a webpage type of layout. You can then send that link to your friends who can then view it on their mobile devices or on the computer if they so choose. It’s fun to use and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Get it now on Google Play!
storehouse Android Apps Weekly


cardboard camera Android Apps WeeklyCardboard Camera

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Cardboard Camera. This app is meant to be used in conjuction with Google Cardboard and it helps you create VR photographs. In other words, it lets you take photos that are meant to be viewed in complete VR. The app works surprisingly well and some of the stuff you can create with this is really awesome. It’s completely free to download and use and is now another great reason to grab at least a Google Cardboard device.
Get it now on Google Play!
Cardboard Camera Android Apps Weekly


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps and games news or new releases, tell us about them in the comments below! Thanks for joining us this week and we’ll see you next week!

7
Dec

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


Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your big headlines from the last week:

  • Telltale Games is chugging right along as they picked up yet another popular IP to turn into one of their now-iconic episodic adventures. This time around, they’re making a Batman game. If their prior efforts are any indication, this game will likely be really good and true to the story of Batman. The game is expected to be released in 2016.
  • Google Play has released their picks for the best apps and games of 2015. It’s a pretty standard list and a lot of them may only be there because of their popularity or their close ties to Google. In either case, there are no real bad eggs on the list and we encourage you to check them out!
  • The Room 1 and 2 are among the best and most interesting puzzle games ever to land on Android. As it turns out, the developers have been fervently working on The Room 3 and that should be out Monday, January 11th, 2016. Needless to say, this app guy will be buying that on day one because it’s probably going to be awesome.
  • Google has released a new type of advertisement that allows people to play-test games in the advertisement without actually downloading the game. The hope is that the player will enjoy the experience and download the game after trying the in-ad demo. On paper, it seems really awesome but you know people are when it comes to advertisements.
  • Google has announced that by the end of January, they will have completely absorbed Songza into Google Play Music. As a result, the Songza service will be shutting down permanently. There is a silver lining as Google will be helping Songza users migrate over to Google Play Music to continue using those features.

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lego ninjago Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

[Price: $4.99]
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is a new action-adventure game from the popular LEGO franchise that has you playing as a group of ninjas who have lost their memories. Your job is to get those memories back and then defeat the evil Ronin to save the day. It’s a fun little game to play and, as with most LEGO games, it’s about as kid friendly as this subject matter can be. It’s also a pay once game with no in-app purchases!
Get it now on Google Play!


linkedin Android Apps WeeklyLinkedIn

[Price: Free]
We don’t normally do app updates in this section anymore but LinkedIn made such a huge change to their app that it’s worth talking about. Especially when the app was as bad as LinkedIn’s used to be. The new design features sprinkles of Material Design and it also appears to take some design cues from Facebook. The app centers around the core functions of the service and it’s so much easier getting around. If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, it’s worth a shot now.
Get it now on Google Play!
linkedin Android Apps Weekly


rayman adventures Android Apps WeeklyRayman Adventures

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Rayman Adventures is the latest adventure-platformer game out of the once iconic Rayman franchise. This one features a bit more exploration than prior titles and the point will be to collect all of the Incrediballs. Interestingly, Ubisoft is going with a Freemium pricing model which is in stark contrast to the pay-once games that didn’t have in-app purchases. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but so far the user reactions have been positive.
Get it now on Google Play!


storehouse Android Apps WeeklyStorehouse

[Price: Free]
Storehouse is a unique photo sharing application that creates a kind of webpage with up to 50 of your photos for easy sharing. The basic idea as far as I can tell is that it lets you create a collection of photos which it then arranges on a webpage type of layout. You can then send that link to your friends who can then view it on their mobile devices or on the computer if they so choose. It’s fun to use and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Get it now on Google Play!
storehouse Android Apps Weekly


cardboard camera Android Apps WeeklyCardboard Camera

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Cardboard Camera. This app is meant to be used in conjuction with Google Cardboard and it helps you create VR photographs. In other words, it lets you take photos that are meant to be viewed in complete VR. The app works surprisingly well and some of the stuff you can create with this is really awesome. It’s completely free to download and use and is now another great reason to grab at least a Google Cardboard device.
Get it now on Google Play!
Cardboard Camera Android Apps Weekly


Wrap up

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