Current users can carry on as normal, also get an extended trial period
You probably know Beats Music launched yesterday. With an Android app, 7-day trial and special deals for AT&T customers and all. It was a pretty big deal for Dre and his posse. Looking at user feedback around the Internet, it looks like it was a pretty big deal for customers, too.
Maybe that is part of the reason why Beats had to stop taking new customers so they could fix a few things. In a post on their blog, and in a message they sent to subscribers, they say "Due to the extremely high volume of interest in our service some users are experiencing issues." They go on to say that most people aren't affected, but they still want to slow things down a bit while they get out the wrenches and make some adjustments. Hopefully, these fixes will help the Android app, as we're seeing some wonk with fetching lists and streams, as well as some general UI bugs.
Users who claimed their name already still will have it, and Beats will let you know how to proceed. For the rest of us, they say to install the app and register, and they'll get things sorted ASAP. They are even throwing in another 7-days of free trial for folks who registered this week to make up for the hassle.
Making the next Spotify or Pandora is hard — even if you're Dr. Dre or Trent Reznor. We'll wait and see how things progress.
You're going to need some help in the new world in PvZ2 — we've got a few tips to get it for you.
We're not going to name names, but a few of us here are more than a little addicted to Plants vs. Zombies 2. And for good reason — it's one of those mindless time sucks that you can put down as easily as you pick it up. That's a good thing. And PvZ2 took us out of Dave's backyard and into three new worlds — Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas and Wild West — in which to kill zombies. With plants. All in search of a precious taco, or something.
Anyoo. If you're like me — erm, us — you've by now completed those three worlds and are awaiting a fourth. (Is that some sort of Futurama-like city?)
And before you go moving on to some other game of the month, we've got one tip that's going to make that fourth world a whole lot easier once it's available.
Android gamers who want a World of Tanks-like experience on their phones and tablets can’t do much better than Tanktastic from G.H.O.R. Corporation. Tankastic features online multiplayer, multiple game types, and tons of tanks – all in an easy-to-swallow free to play game.
Just because they’re at the top doesn’t mean the Tanktastic team is resting on their laurels, though. The game recently received a massive update, and we’ve got exclusive details on the new features it brings – plus news of a contest to win MOGA controllers!
Enpass is an Android application that is purely designed to store your passwords and important information. And it offers a couple of main attractions — firstly it’s a real beauty on the eye and super easy to use, and secondly, it allows for two cloud syncing options. As well as a backup and restore feature using the web, you can also sync your passwords with Dropbox. Of course, you don't have to sync at all, but bear in mind that if you were change to a new Android device you would lose your saved information.
Once you launch the application you will need to create a password to enable you to access the app each time. Within the settings you can alter the auto-lock time - just in case you leave your phone unattended.
£4.99/€5.99/$6.99 gets you one fine looking, action packed game
Having been first announced for mobile back at E3 2013, Square Enix has today made Deus Ex: The Fall available for Android devices through the Google Play Store. This latest title to bare the Deus Ex name is the first for mobile and has been designed from the ground up for the touchscreen environment while still offering a premium level of gameplay.
Deus Ex: The Fall is set in 2027 – a golden era for science, technology and human augmentation, but also a time of great social divide and global conspiracy. Powerful corporations have seized control from governments and command the drug supply needed by augmented humans to survive. In this chaos Ben Saxon, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent physical augmentation, is desperate for the truth behind the drug conspiracy. Betrayed by his private military employers, the Tyrants, not only is his own life at risk but for all augmented humans, time is running out…
So, it all sounds pretty good, and our iOS using buddies have told us good things about it. Only one thing remains, and that's to grab the nearest Android device, hit up the Play Store link up top, then lock and load!
Update: Despite being live in the Play Store at the time of writing, it appears to have been pulled again. We'll update when the link up top goes live again.
A short but sweet change log wraps up today's update
Dropbox got updated today, with one very small, but very irritating bug being fixed — the broken camera auto-upload. Previously, users on Android 4.4.2 were forced to open the app and manually upload their pictures, as background uploading was not working as intended. In addition, now you can choose to upload only pictures to your Dropbox, and eave the videos on your phone to take care of later.
While this bug affected very few devices, we're glad to see such a timely fix. Go grab it.
Motorola just made it easier to switch from an iPhone
Back in October we saw iCloud-to-Google data transfer hit the Moto Maker process, and today Motorola has added it to the stand-alone Moto Migrate app.
Using the app, you can easily transfer data from your old iPhone to your new Moto X, Moto G, Droid Maxx, Droid Ultra or Droid Mini. The process looks pretty straightforward — simply supply the necessary credentials, and the app lets you know how long the heavy lifting will take. While the data transfer from another Android device will include photos, videos, text history, call history and SIM contacts, the transfer from iCloud only includes contacts and calendar events.
We're not sure there are a rush of people switching from an iPhone to a new Motorola model, but for those that do it just got a little easier.
See what your AC editors are playing on their Nexus 7 tablets when they should be working
I'm not going to lie. A job that involves playing great games on an equally great tablet like the Nexus 7 is amazeballs. We look through and evaluate hundreds of new apps each month, and plenty of them are games. Then we get choosy, and make sure you know about the best ones. It's a responsibility we take seriously, but it's also pretty fun.
Of course, it also means we each have our favorites. You'll see games here that we may have already talked about a little, but they are the ones we love to play and keep going back to. We wanted to share the list with you guys and gals. Jump through the break and have a look, then tell us your top games in the comments!
$9.99 a month for regular subscriptions, or $14.99 family plans if you're on AT&T
We've been hearing of Beats Music for some time now, and today the new music streaming service finally launches to the world. Well, launches to the world so long as you're in the U.S. With the weight of Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor behind it, Beats Music is well poised to make waves in the space, and simultaneously launches on Android and iOS, with Windows Phone not far behind.
We'll be taking a proper look at Beats Music over the next couple of days, but if you're interested in trying it out for yourselves there are a few key pointers. Subscription costs $9.99 a month, but there's at least a 7-day free trial first so you can check things out before handing over your cash. AT&T customers can get the best deal, with a family plan of up to 5 people on 10 devices costing just $14.99 a month. So if you have music hungry kids, this could work out to be a great deal for you.
The Android app is now available, and you can grab it at the Play Store link up top.
Another great set of apps ready to make their way onto your device
It's Saturday, and that means we've got another great list of apps for you to check out in our Apps of the Week column. Each weekend the writers here at Android Central show off a single app that has been installed on their phone or tablet in the last week. Some are new, some are old but in any case they're still installed and that means they work for us.
Read along with us after the break to see how this week's list breaks down. You may just find an app or two that will work for you on your own phone or tablet.
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