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1 month ago

Disney Movies Anywhere review: unifying your kids' content

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Disney movie magic on screens of every size!

One complaint many a faithful Disney fan (or their DVD-buying parents) have had with buying Disney DVD combo packs is that the digital copies that came with those DVDs for a long, long time were iTunes-only. In February, Disney Movies Anywhere brought those digital copies out of your iTunes library and into their app ... which was an iOS exclusive. So, when you bought Frozen and your kids wanted to watch it in the car on the way to Grandma's, you still had to have an Apple device in order to appease their Elsa cravings.

Well, you can put the iPad down. Disney Movies Anywhere has finally come to Android.

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1 month ago

Best Android apps and games of the week: Civilization Revolution 2 and more!

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Civilization Revolution 2

We're going to try something a little different for our best apps and games of the week round-up this go-around. Instead of providing brief overviews of the top apps and games released in the Google Play Store over the course of the week, we're going to dive deep into the top three, and filling out the end with a short list of additional download links of you're hungry for more.

We figure if all you need is a description of what's available, the Google Play Store descriptions and trailers can handle that. Instead, we're going to focus on delivering expert opinions. After all, that's what you're here for, right?

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1 month ago

Civilization Revolution 2 finally makes its Android debut for turn-based strategy fans

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A few months after its launch on iOS, 2K Games finally released a version of its mobile exclusive turn-based strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 for Android devices this week. The game is priced at $14.99.

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1 month ago

The Nike+ Running Android app is the latest to support Google Fit

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The Nike+ Running app for Android is the latest one that works with the recently launched Google Fit. allowing users to tie in their running progress to Google's own health and fitness app program.

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1 month ago

Nokia's latest HERE Maps beta for Android now works with Lollipop

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Nokia has released a new beta version of its HERE Maps app for Android devices that, among other things, allows it to work with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The beta version will also soon be available on Samsung Galaxy Apps Store.

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1 month ago

Hearthstone will launch for Android tablets in December alongside new expansion

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Blizzard Entertainment gave a more specific release date today for the long awaited Android tablet version of their hit online trading card game Hearthstone, The company announced during the Blizzcon 2014 keynote that it will launch for those devices sometime in December. That's also the time frame that Blizzard is targeting to release a new expansion to the game, Gobins vs Gnomes.

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1 month ago

You can fight the Capitol in The Hunger Games: Panem Rising game for Android

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Just a couple of weeks before the release of the highly anticipated film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 in movie theaters, Kabam has released a new tie-in game, The Hunger Games: Panem Rising, for Android devices.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 7

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

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1 month ago

Burger King's official app for Android now works in the UK and Ireland

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Burger King has announced that its mobile app is now available for customers in the UK and Ireland. The app itself provides access to personalized discounts at participating restaurants, a handy store locator to find the nearest Burger King and there's even a complete guide to all products offered by the fast food chain.

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1 month ago

Google wants you to know how to build a successful Android app

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So you've got an app idea, but how do you make it a successful app idea? Google is here with a handy guide that aims to help you with everything you need to know about having an app that's successful on Google Play. With over a million apps to choose from and hundreds of millions of customers, it can be a bit overwhelming for both the seller and the buyer. So now in Google Play Books you'll find "The Secrets to App Success on Google Play: A guide to useful features, tips, and best practices that will help you grow a successful app business on Google Play."

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 6

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments. Oh, and even though it doesn't look like there's anything directly phone-related, ThinkGeek has an awesome half-off sale on right now.

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1 month ago

Runtastic's new app promises to help you sleep better

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The guys behind Runtastic, a well-known fitness app, have launched Sleep Better, a dedicated app for keeping tabs on how you sleep and providing custom alarms to wake you up at the ideal point in your sleep cycle.

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1 month ago

HTC puts its weather app on Google Play

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HTC today has put yet another of its system apps onto the Google Play Store. This time it's the weather app, and all this really means is that it'll be able to update the app as it sees fit, without having to wait for a full maintenance release — and thus having to deal with the carriers in the process.

So far we've seen it updated on the HTC One M8 as well as the new Desire EYE. Chances are other HTC devices will be added in short order, so stay tuned.

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1 month ago

Sony Xperia Z1, Z2, and Z3 running early release of Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Sony is hard at work getting Android 5.0 Lollipop onto their flagship devices, and thanks to the recent release of the code from Google, they're sharing builds for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2, and Xperia Z3. The public rollout is due early next year, but for now developers and eager early adopters can load it up, give it a shot, and provide feedback to improve the final release.

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1 month ago

Google Hangouts introduces free international voice calls in India

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Folks in India can now make free voice calls to U.S. and Canada using Google Hangouts for Android, web, or iOS. As always, you can make free calls to other web users free, and for other countries, you can make calls for a nominal fee.

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