Thanks to the holidays, there is a massive list of apps currently on sale through Google Play, most of them being big and popular names. For starters, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is listed at $2, GO Launcher Prime for $4, The Bard’s Tale for $1, and another indie title called HEAVY sword for $1. And if you have yet to pick up SwiftKey Keyboard, you can do so now and save yourself a dollar. (more…)
Shortly before Google released Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” into the wild, they announced that a change was coming to how the OS tolerated SMS apps. In the past, you could have any number of apps on your phone set to receive SMS messages. From the stock messaging app to third party beauties like Sliding Messaging, the whole SMS world was wide open and a free-for-all of sorts. So with Kit Kat, Google has tried to tighten that all up by limiting the OS to allowing one app to essentially send and receive SMS and MMS messages.
As is the case any time a change like this happens, we want to make sure you know how to handle it going forward. Google has actually built in a system setting for Android 4.4 that allows you to toggle between SMS apps that are installed on your phone, you just need to know where to find it. Let’s open the beginners’ guide and take a look! (more…)
With the holiday weekend coming up, it’s time to prepare and find yourself a few games to help keep you occupied while relatives occupy your home. Or maybe you’re stuck in the car for a long road trip? Either way, app sales are always winners. Today, the OG Cut the Rope HD game is on sale for a dollar, as well as Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia. In addition, you can pick up HD Widgets to help spiff up your homescreen, as well as the popular Paperland live wallpaper app for a single dollar.
Check the list below for all of deals taking place. (more…)
Last month, Nike introduced the world to its new fitness band, the FuelBand SE, as a follow-up to its original wearable activity tracker. I was excited at the time even though the story of the original FuelBand in relation to Android users is not a pretty one, to say the least. With the introduction of the newest version and its brand new feature-packed iOS app, I had high hopes of Nike seeing the light or at least recognizing that Android is the most popular and widespread mobile operating system on the planet. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to care because Android manufacturers aren’t Apple. I didn’t make that up, their VP of Digital Sport actually said that. So once again, there is no Android experience for the Nike FuelBand SE, only a web portal that fails to provide access to any of the new useful features that are included in the iOS app.
But you know what, I still bought the damn thing. (more…)
We received great news this morning, as Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be making its way to Android in the next month. The game has apparently undergone a complete overhaul, with Rockstar’s developers adding in dynamic and detailed shadows, optimizations for touchscreen devices, and an enriched color palette. If they include the same optimizations they went through for Vice City, then we should be in for quite a treat. (more…)
The official Sonic Dash, published by SEGA America, is finally available on Android. It’s been making the iOS rounds for a bit, but we finally got it. Sonic Dash is pretty easy to explain – just picture Temple Run being played with a character that isn’t boring. In this title, you whizz around massive levels filled with coins you must gobble up, but watch out for those baddies. You go through loops, hit power ups, jump, duck, swerve, fight boss characters, and pretty much all of your other classic Sonic controls. (more…)
This year’s edition of the Assassin’s Creed series takes place in the clear water of the Caribbean Sea, but why limit all the fun just to consoles? Ubisoft has been readying a mobile version of the game simply called Assassin’s Creed Pirates and the release is sooner than we thought. You can set sail on your tablet or phone starting the first week of December. (more…)
Today, SwiftKey is pushing an update out to their users that promises a set of new features along with some needed bug fixes. Keyboards can be awkward to use if you are not right-handed and the SwiftKey team feels your pain. In this latest update, they have included new left-handed options for those who need them. (more…)