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…)

Surgeon Simulator Hits Google Play, Priced at $5.99

A new game has finally made its way to Android, after what seems like a million requests from impatient YouTube commenters. The game, titled Surgeon Simulator, is far from an actual realistic simulation game, but does deliver the thrill of slicing open a patient, bashing their ribs in with a hammer, and removing their worn out organs for new ones. If this was the way surgery was actually performed, I’d suspect Dr. Nick from The Simpsons was the resident surgeon at the time.  (more…)

Google Rolls Out New YouTube App for TVs, Makes It All More Easy to Find

Google announced this morning that they have begun rolling out a new YouTube app for TV that has been designed for the big screen. They started initially with the XBOX One, but will roll the new app out to other streaming devices over the following weeks.

The new app makes everything easy to find and navigate, thanks to slideout guide on the left side, just like the one you will find on phones and tablets. Once signed in, you can access your subscriptions or recommendations, open playlists and as Google suggests in their blog post, essentially turn your TV into whatever you need it to be.

If you want to play with the new YouTube for big screens, head here(more…)

ASUS to Possibly Launch Android Wear Device at IFA

According to ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, who held an investors conference on Tuesday, a new Android Wear device may be debuted at this year’s IFA in Berlin, Germany.

Shen mentioned to investors that once announced, ASUS will followup the smartwatch with aggressive marketing efforts, but should not expect to see great revenue returns on the device or sequel device for roughly nine months.  (more…)

Coin Shipping Info Comes to Backers Next Week, Android App on September 25

Coin, the crowdfunded credit card that wants you to leave all of your other cards at home, is inching closer to its “Summer” shipping date. In an email to backers that was sent out this morning, the Coin team announced that next week, backers will receive a “Claim your coin” email that will allow them to fill out recipient info. Once that happens, you can start to monitor your estimated shipping date through either the iOS or Android app.  (more…)

HTC Releases Zoe (Beta) App, Like an Unneeded Mash-up of Instagram and Vine and Filters

HTC released their brand new Zoe app this morning to Google Play, an app that is like a mix between Instagram and Vine and filters and clip sharing and, yeah. Actually, it’s HTC’s Highlights feature from the One (M7) and (M8) that has been renamed to Zoe, which used to be a mini-clip camera feature that was used to make up Highlights which are now Zoes. Confused? Yeah, you should be.

The app’s life is early and in beta at this time, as is noted by HTC in their announcement post. In other words, don’t expect it to be flawless.  (more…)