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1 week ago

Xbox One SmartGlass Android app updated with remote game purchases and more

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Microsoft has updated the official, non-beta, version of the Xbox One SmartGlass Android app with a number of new features, including a way to remotely purchase digital games for the game console from an Android smartphone or tablet.

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1 week ago

The best reading apps for Android

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Android Reading apps

So much to read, so little time! These apps offer the best reading experience!

It's still summertime. You may be out and about a little bit more than normal. We hope you'll still find some time to relax with a good book. You may not always have space to carry a book around in your bag, but your Android device is certainly more than capable of helping you read on the go.

Check out some readers we think are pretty awesome. These will help you read not only books, but some will help you stay caught up on news and some of the best magazines out there as well.

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1 week ago

Tasker 101: the basics

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A nice task/profile for a long nap...

You have Tasker; we'll show you how to use it

We've covered what Tasker is and what it can do for you, but as most anyone who uses Tasker will tell you, the hardest part of Tasker is getting started. The learning curve is a bit steep, but we're here to help you get the basics down and get you building your own Tasks and basic profiles.

So, grab the app and let's get started.

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1 week ago

Noke padlock will allow owners to unlock it via Android app

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There will always be a need for padlocks to secure doors and other items and today a company called FŪZ Designs revealed a new kind of lock, the Noke, that supports Bluetooth and can be opened with the help of an Android app.

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1 week ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 18, 2014

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below.

As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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1 week ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Lettrs, Sky Force 2014, VSCO Cam and more!

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AC editors' apps picks

These are the apps we love, and we think you'll love them, too

Everyone loves apps. With a million or so available in Google Play, finding the good ones can be hard. Allow us to help a little bit.

We spend all day digging through apps and end up trying most of them. It's a tough job (really) sorting out the best, but we love doing it. Here are the ones that tickle our collective fancy this week. Have a look, try them, and let us know which ones you love, too.

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1 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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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