Last week in Barcelona and New York City, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5, the world’s first smartphone to feature a dedicated heart rate monitor built into the device. While few people were claiming this to be the best thing since sliced bread, we had a few people take to our comments section, claiming they’ve had this on their phones since the Gingerbread days.
At first we were skeptical, but once I made my way over to Google Play, I was blown away by just how many heart rate monitor apps there actually are. The app we downloaded and used for this post is called Instant Heart Rate. (more…)
VUDU, a service that offers newly-released movies and TV shows through its website, is about to get Chromecast streaming support. If you don’t know about VUDU, the company currently offers the largest selection of movies in 1080p the day they are released on DVD. If you know Netflix and other streaming services, then you’ll know that it sometimes takes quite a while to see those new titles pop up on their servers. (more…)
Folks can head on over to Google Play and pick up the widely-used Goo.gl URL Shortener for their Android devices, perfect for turning that way-too-long link into something more consumable for Twitter and other social networks. Let’s face it, your long links are annoying and people dislike you for it. (more…)
According to a recent job listing by Microsoft, and sources close to the project, the company hopes to release an Xbox Live-like gaming platform for Android and iOS. As of right now, Xbox Live handles in-game achievements, finding friends who game, matchmaking, and so much more on Xbox consoles and Windows Phone devices. (more…)
A new photo editing application called Glitchr is out on Google Play, made for those of you who love the old school look of NES and Gameboy titles. On top of adding just a retro look to your photos, you can also add a 3D effect, plus other interesting effects such as VHS and ASCII. Remember VHS? (more…)
Outside of buying (and winning) the Oscars and putting their new flagship in your face across all forms of media over the coming weeks, Samsung is also going to try and lure in potential Galaxy S5 owners with all sorts of freebies. According to a landing page on Samsung’s website titled “Galaxy Gifts,” buyers of the Galaxy S5 could potentially walk away with over $500 in free app subscriptions as “thank you” for their purchase. (more…)
Another Friday, another dose of app sales. It’s been another good week on Google Play, as we have plenty of sales to go around for the weekend. A few highlights of this week’s list are Ryan Kelly’s Umbra icon pack, the mystery-puzzler The Room, and Gameloft’s Gangstar Vegas.
We also have InstaWeather Pro, TowerMadness, Wipeout, and Sine Mora in case you thought that those first three were the only good ones on here.
The full list is placed down below for your wallet-saving pleasure.
Despite the fact that Tiny Wings (to Tim’s dismay) hasn’t made it over to Android, we still have no shortage of quality games for some downtime. We come across way too many to feature them all, but some of them bait us and keep us playing — think Flappy Bird.
The games below are on this list for a variety of reasons, ranging from sweet graphics to addictive storylines, but all are definitely worth a look. Here are the best Android games of February 2014 in the eyes of DL. (more…)