Google Play Music Gets Free, Ad-Supported Radio Streaming in US

Google just announced that Google Play Music now has free, ad-supported radio streaming in the US. That means anyone can login to Play Music, pick a curated playlist, and enjoy free tunes.

The lists could be workout jams, those made to help you wake up happier, something to boost your energy, or hits that will help you wind down for the night. Google has a “team of music experts” who craft each station song by song, “so you don’t have to.”

The free streaming service is available today on the web at music.google.com and will rollout to Android and iOS later this week.  (more…)

Dropbox Update Brings Redesign, New Features Like Faster Search

Dropbox on Android received a big update today that ushers in a new design for the storage app, along with a handful of new features.

In the redesign, Dropbox is giving you a taste of Material Design, with FAB, new slideout drawer, and cleaner UI. As Dropbox states, the “fresh look” is “right at home on the latest versions of Android.”

As for new features, Dropbox has added in the ability to take a photo from within a folder, should you want to save a photo directly to that folder. This could be really handy for not only snapping photos of events or gatherings, but also for those who snap photos of bills or other documents. They also improved search and made sharing controls more consistent across the app.  (more…)

Swarm Gets Mayorships, Like It had When It was Relevant as Foursquare

Foursquare used to be this social check-in app that friends and fellow Foursquarians took to to not only share their locations, but also because the whole experience was one big game where the world competed against one another. You wanted badges for checking in at certain types of restaurants and you wanted to be the mayor of your most-visited spots. Then one day, Foursquare punched itself in the face one-too-many times and decided it wanted to be Yelp, so it created this silly companion app called Swarm that was supposed to replace the check-in portion of Foursquare.  (more…)

This Icon Pack is Hot: Glif

You need your weekly fix of icons, don’t you? This week’s hot icon pack is called Glif. I don’t think there is any hiding the fact that this icon pack is a playful take on an old-school comic book. Each uniquely designed icon sports black outlines, slightly washed colors, and a “glistening” white stripe.

At this time, Glif is still very much a work-in-progress. After an update that was issued last week, the pack is closing in on 400 icons, so we are obviously a long way from the 3,000+ that other packs contain. Still, the designer (onyxdev) seems to be incredibly focused on getting out as many icons as he can and is openly accepting submissions for icons you need themed.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Baldur’s Gate, KEMCO Lineup of Games, FaceLock Pro, and More

To keep you busy over the weekend, a massive list of apps and games is available on sale through Google Play, with most of the bunch being RPG games from publisher Kemco. In total, there’s over 10 RPG games to choose from, all priced at just $1.

If those RPG titles are not your style, you can pick up Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition for a little over $4, down from its usual price of $10. In addition, Talisman can be picked up for $1, as well as Threema and Sentinel 4: Dark Star, all for a dollar.

See the full list below.  (more…)