Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 24 Jan 2016 4:55 pm
Our weekly app picks
It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.
Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can...
Some changes are coming to Google Play Games this year, and they'll affect both users and developers. As announced on the Android Developer Blog, the changes are intended "to reduce sign-in friction and unnecessary permission requests for players by moving the Games APIs to a new model."
Here's the deal:
Google Play is currently hosting a sale which saves you up to 50 percent on in-app purchases of select apps. There are around 60 apps currently participating in the deal, from titles like Mobile Strike, Agar.io, Sim City Buildit and many others. The games here are all free to play, but they have in-app purchases to allow you to unlock additional content or help you move through the levels...
Your Android or iPhone plays a cursory role in renting one of Silvercar's Audi A4s, but the experience is great nonetheless.
"Uber for xxxxx" is still a pretty popular marketing crutch these days. Think of it as shorthand for "on-demand something or other." And you can (roughly) call Silvercar "Uber for rental cars." I recently gave it a shot on a personal trip with my family. (Read: Silvercar...
Your one stop shop for all things Marvel: Contest of Champions
How many time have you gotten into the argument between which Marvel characters were superior over others, or gotten into hour long conversations over your dream team of Marvel characters? If either of these things sound familiar in the least, or you're a long time fan of fighting games, then you've definitely gotta take a look at...
Galaxy Apps — Samsung's app store — makes it easy to find and download apps and games right to your Samsung phone or tablet!
If you want the most out your device, you'll want to download apps that reflect your interests and needs. Perhaps you'd also like the ability to sync certain apps with those already built into your phone or tablet.
How to find apps in Galaxy Apps
How to download apps...
Google is trying to make it a little bit easier to stay current on the weather conditions, as the company begins rolling out a new weather experience for Android phones and tablets. Finding out the current weather conditions has always been a voice command away, but Google is looking to make this information even easier to access.
Android users have been waiting patiently for Kickstarter to release an app for their platform, and today is finally the day. The crowd-funding service has launched its app in the Google Play Store, three years after it did the same for iOS users.
That means Android smartphone and tablet users won't have to use a web browser to search and back projects on Kickstarter. The native app has...
Important settings in Galaxy Apps, the Samsung app store
Downloading all the apps that'll fit on your phone or tablet is probably the best part of owning a Samsung mobile device. It's great to pump it full of games and other apps that interest you and it's great to keep these apps up-to-date and working at full capacity. Here are some settings that you should take into account when using...
The latest SwiftKey beta introduces a new stats panel for users to find out even more information about their usage of the keyboard. You've been able to see how many keystrokes you've saved, and some other details, but now the company is looking to provide even more insight on usage habits.
Creating a Samsung account and delving into the world of Samsung exclusives is a great way to get the most out of your Galaxy phone or tablet.
Samsung offers a wide variety of exclusive apps and games that are designed specifically for your Samsung device. Want access to exclusive offers, perks, and customer support? Create a Samsung account. Here's how:
How to create a Samsung account...
Microsoft wants to help people who have issues waking up in the morning with a new app called Mimicker Alarm. The Android-exclusive app includes three games that users can complete after they hear their alarm go off on their smartphone so they can be more active in the morning.
Uber is reportedly making big plans to expand its company from ride-sharing to food delivery. A new report claims that Uber will launch its UberEats app and food delivery service sometime in late March in 10 U.S. cities.
Someone brought this up in our comments recently, and it's worth a quick mention here. As far as we know, there's no way for developers to delete your review of their app in Google Play. They can reply to your review, but not delete your review. And that makes sense for any number of reasons.
Developers do get a little extra information when you leave a review, however. And that's a good thing...
Microsoft is adding a couple of new and useful features to its Skype messaging app for Android. The biggest new addition is the ability for users to open Word, PowerPoint or Excel file attachments from directly in the Skype app.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 19 Jan 2016 3:31 pm
Pingpad is a social productivity app that's an amalgamation of Google Docs, Evernote, and Slack. With the its latest update, the app is taking on Trello as well by adding task management features through which you can assign, track, and organize tasks within a group.
Starbucks customers will soon be able to get a better music experience from the Starbucks app, thanks to a new partnership with the Spotify streaming music service. The new deal will let Starbucks app users save songs they hear while in their local Starbucks coffee shop. They will also be able to create a Spotify playlist of Starbucks-curated songs.
Much hay is being made about Google testing out app installations direction from search results. All it's doing, however, is speeding up the process.
Mobile apps are funny things. We're quick to install them. And quick to blame them should something go wrong. Stolen data. Unclear permissions. Too much data being collected. Apps being hijacked by nefarious actors, repackaged and distributed...