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1 month ago

Best Android games of the week: Surgeon Simulator, Unpossible, and more!

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Surgeon Simulator

It was a great week for Android games with lots solid ports from iOS. We've got some strategy releases, a twitchy action title, and a little something for the casual gamers out there.

If you're looking for something other than games, be sure to take a look at our favorite new Android app releases this week. Otherwise, forge on to our top five new Android games.

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1 month ago

Weather Channel Android app gets major redesign in latest update

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The highly popular Weather Channel Android app got an update late on Friday in the Google Play Store, presenting its users with an all new user interface and other features.

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1 month ago

The best Android apps of the week: HTC Zoe, TapPath, and more!

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Well everybody, we survived another week. It was hard, and at times we couldn't tell if we would make it, but here we are. For all of the trials and tribulations, we have these, the five very best Android apps to hit the Google Play Store in the last seven days. This week was dominated by stuff for the artistic types delving in photography, drawing, and video, though there's one handy new utility tucked away in the batch.

Stick around, because tomorrow will be running through the best Android games launched over the last week.

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1 month ago

The beginner's guide to Plex

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Plex

Plex is an amazing tool to access your media content on all your devices, here's a quick beginners guide to getting up and running

Plex is one of those services that has been around for some time, but that many of us might have passed over for some reason. Be it a lack of understanding of what it actually does, thinking it couldn't possibly be useful to you or something else entirely. Truth is, Plex could be just what you're looking for to help you manage your media collection.

Sure, Google Play Music does a good job at managing your music, but what about everything else? What about your movies and photos on top? You just might want to take a look at Plex.

It's some time since we looked at it in detail and as a Plex noob, I've set it up from scratch to see how easy it is to get going and use the service. This is less a review and more a beginners guide. Let's take a look.

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1 month ago

The Mobile Nations apps suite: Collect 'em all!

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Mobile Nations apps

It's time for the weekend, and therefore it's as good a day as any to remind folks the Google Play Store has a new look to it. That and we have an excellent Android Central app that you should check out if you've yet to do so. And that's not all — we've also got them for all the Mobile Nations sites!

Everything's running off the same code base, so if you're looking for the latest in Windows Phone news, you'll find the same experience as you would in the Android Central App. That means the latest news and reviews, access to our forums and podcasts — and you can comment on stories, too.

We're still working on notifications — that should be the next major update you see in the coming months. We're also still working on integration search. We know, we know, that's been a long time coming, but it's also the sort of thing that takes time, because we need it to work between all of our sites, on multiple platforms.

Ready to give our apps a shot? Here's where to download:

Thanks for trying them out. And if you're so inclined, leave a review!

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1 month ago

Glympse announces Pebble app for simple location sharing

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It seems like it's tough to find a platform that Glympse isn't yet on, and with the expansion today to Pebble it's one more off the list. Building on its other smartwatch integration with Samsung's Gear line and Android Wear, folks using Pebble can now load the Glympse app onto their watch and quickly share their location with friends and family.

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1 month ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 15, 2014

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Who doesn't like saving money? Here are some of the best deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets we've found today.

Feel free to drop a comment with any you find!

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1 month ago

Afterlight photo app finds its way to Android

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Afterlight is a great new app for Android photographers now available in the Google Play Store. Afterlight enjoys a ton of popularity on iOS thanks adjustable filters, fine-tuning tools, textures, and cut-out frames.

For $0.99 you get 59 filters, 66 textures, and 77 artistic frames. If those aren't enough, you can always pick up more through in-app purchases.

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1 month ago

AT&T begins Moto X 4.4.4 rollout to everyone after successful soak test

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It was only a matter of time after Motorola started pushing out an Android 4.4.4 soak test that non-testers would have the update, and it seems that now's the time for the widespread updating of devices. We've received a couple tips now and seen posts in our forums that indicate AT&T is rolling out the update to those who weren't part of the pre-release soak test.

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1 month ago

Humble Mobile Bundle 6 adds three more Android games and revamps its app

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Last week, the Humble Bundle team launched their latest "pay what you want" deal for up to six Android games. This week, the team has added three more games to the mix and also revamped its Android app to boot.

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1 month ago

The best puzzle games for Android

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We're always poking around for great puzzle games on Android, and these are some of the very best available in the Google Play Store. You'll find a nice range of starkly abstract to friendly and cartoony, physics games and logic games, and just about everything else in between.

Of course, these are just our top ten puzzle games for Android; feel free to drop a comment and let us know what you're playing.

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1 month ago

HTC Zoe app released as beta — we've got a first look!

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HTC Zoe app

App provides a one-stop shop for sharing and remixing your video stories

HTC today is releasing its long-awaited Zoe app — used for sharing and letting your friends remix your video highlights — to Google Play in beta form. It's available for devices running Android 4.4, and not just HTC devices at that.

First, some background: Zoes were born in 2013 with the HTC One M7. They began as 5-second video clips that added a dimension to the Video Highlights HTC's gallery app would create, using photos, videos and Zoes to tell a story. (Samsung has done the same sort of thing on its phones in the past, and Google+ now does it on the server side, using your uploaded content.) Zoes also gave around 20 still images you could pick from. So they sort of were moving pictures, almost like animated GIFs, but not really.

With Sense 6 and the HTC One M8, Zoes changed a bit. They became a little more difficult to take, with the button for them moved off the main camera display. They also dropped the 5-second limit and require you to hold down the record button. Do it for more than a fives seconds or so and suddenly you're taking a traditional video, from which you can use whatever part you want in a video highlight. Same idea, we suppose, but that 5-second limit gave a better sense of context and purpose, much like Vine's time limit does. And the nomenclature became more muddied as well. Video Highlights are now Zoes, sort of.

HTC never did really get the sharing right, either. It initially tried an in-house Zoe Share site, but your content there would die out after six months, and it just never took off. But now, we have a proper Zoe app, which until today had lived as a stub app.

Let's take a quick look.

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1 month ago

Surgeon Simulator teaches bad medicine on Android

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Surgeon Simulator has made its debut in the Google Play Store today. Surgeon Simulator is a morbidly hilarious game where players have to perform life-saving operations with all the ineptitude that touch input has to offer.

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1 month ago

WWE SuperCard game for Android combines wrestling with card battles

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Publisher 2K Games, who currently own the rights to release video games based on World Wrestling Entertainment's properties, have just launched WWE SuperCard for Android, which is supposed to combined the hard hitting action of pro wrestlers with the rather nerdy world of collectible role playing card games.

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1 month ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 14, 2014

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Who doesn't like saving money? Here are some of the best deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets we've found today.

Feel free to drop a comment with any you find!

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