Google to Rename All Access to Google Play “Music Key,” Introduce YouTube Music Key Alongside

According to a new leak, Google may look to rebrand Google Play Music All Access soon. Not only rebrand, but introduce an entirely new service alongside it. Thanks to information posted by Android Police, more details are being leaked which cover a possibly upcoming service called YouTube Music Key. Upon YT Music Key’s unveiling, Google will rename All Access to Google Play Music Key, then promote the two services alongside one another for one monthly fee.  (more…)

This is Swing Copters, Dong Nguyen’s Follow-up Creation to Flappy Bird

We know many folks may be completely over the Flappy Bird saga, but thankfully, the newest game from its developer, Dong Nguyen, goes under a completely new name, which grants us permission to talk about it.

The game, which has been previewed by Touch Arcade, is titled Swing Copters. To explain it, imagine Flappy Bird has been placed on its side, facing upwards. Now, instead of a bird, you are a helicopter. You goal is to get your chopper through the swinging saws using your finger as a controller.  (more…)

Last App Switcher is a “Last Channel” Button for Your Phone

You know that last channel button you have on your TV remote that lets you quickly go back and forth between two channels? Imagine that same button for you phone. Android does technically have a feature like this, but instead of switching between two apps (or “channels,” for example’s sake), you are given multiple apps that you must search through and then select.

With a new app called Last App Switcher (LAS for short), you can quickly toggle between the app you are currently using and the app you were using right before it; no more selecting which app you want to see through the multi-tasking bar.  (more…)

Mom Creates “Ignore No More” App to Make Kids Call Parents Back

A mother who was tired of her son ignoring her calls has created an application which will be every child’s worst nightmare – an app which forces the kid to contact their parent for access to their device.

The app is called Ignore No More, which allows parents to lock their children’s devices remotely, then unlock once their demands have been met. To put it simply, the parent can place the phone hostage until the kid contacts the parent.  (more…)

Cabinet Beta Features Material Design UI for On-device File Management

For those looking to continue the outfitting of their phones with more Material Design aesthetics, a file manager by the name of Cabinet Beta should be the perfect fit on your device.

As for what is special about Cabinet, the fact that it features Material Design is a main selling feature, with its well laid out UI and easily navigable drawers for searching. But to top off its features, Cabinet also supports root access, as well as remote server access via SFTP.  (more…)

Blur is a Fully Featured New Launcher From the Klinkers – Introduces App “Pages” Where Google Now Would Be

There are countless third party launchers available on Android. So many, in fact, that I’m not sure how you can decide which is the best for you. I tend to find one, get it setup properly, and then stick with it for years on end because familiarity with a launcher is something that makes life with an Android device much easier. But then every so often a new player comes along that may end up causing me to consider a switch. That new player is called Blur, an app from the Klinkers, who are known for apps like Talon, EvolveSMS, and Sliding Messaging.  (more…)

Wally Showcases Material Design in Wallpaper Heaven

Wally, a wallpaper app for Android that pulls from Wallbase.cc, popped up on Google Play at the end of last week as a great example of a developer putting Material Design to use. The app utilizes rippling touch animations, transitions that fade behind layers, floating buttons, and page swipes that colorfully slide from section to section.

Oh, it also has a solid wallpaper collection, with Muzei support, for those looking to spruce up their home screens. You can browse and save/set wallpapers, filter through a variety of options, and even search by text and color.

The app is free.  (more…)