If you happen to be the lucky owner of a Tesla Model S and have been holding out hope for an Android Wear app to control it, you'll certainly want to check out the Tesla Command app for Android Wear. Android Developer Matthew Patience has come up with the app and while it only allows for some basic functions such as locking and unlocking the doors, opening and closing the sunroof and honking the horn, there's more features already planned.
Google has now set up a section of its Google Play Store devoted to games that can be played offline, in an apparent attempt to give Android device owners a choice between those types of games and others that require an online connection.
Warner Bros. Interactive has released Batman: Arkham Origins for Android. Originally released last October for iOS devices, Origins puts you in the role of the Caped Crusader in his earlier days as he faces off against villains such as Black Mask, Deathstroke, and the Joker.
Firefly Online, the upcoming game based on the cult hit sci-fi TV show that was announced a year ago for Android and other platforms, will be made with the help of the cast of the original series, who will handle the voice over roles of their characters.
Aviate is a popular launcher acquired by Yahoo earlier in its development, and through a short closed beta, it's become a very mature option for those looking for a polished overall Android experience.
The main gist of it is that Aviate builds collections of your apps based on different types of activities. You can, of course, tweak those collections manually as well, and Aviate can offer suggestions to fill in collections (though this is really just a form of advertising rather than intelligent suggestions). Aviate figures out where you are and what time of day it is, and serves up relevant collections in custom-built interfaces called Spaces so you can better handle those activities. For example, if you plug in your headphones, it offers you quick access to media controls and your favorite music apps. Hit the road, and you'll be offered shortcuts to navigation home and to the office. It's a great idea on paper, but let's see how it pans out.
Just in time for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, an official action game has just gone live in the Google Play Store. Players pick one of the four classic turtles, and use specific swipes and taps to lay the beat-down against Shredder's minions in a number of different ways.
Tapping the screen when an enemy is about to attack launches a counter, while upward swipes send baddies into the air, and horizontal ones deliver devastating attacks.
Madefire, a company that sells digital comics from DC, IDW, Dark Horse and other publishers, has finally released an app for Android devices via Google Play that could serve to give Amazon's ComiXology app a run for its money.
Training camp for the Minnesota Vikings is underway, and while they're getting down to business, football fans will be able to enjoy a first-person view thanks to Google Glass. There aren't too many details just yet about how we'll be able to catch the show just yet.
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