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EA announces SimCity BuildIt, coming soon

EA announces SimCity BuildIt, coming soon

EA Games has announced that it will soon be bringing SimCity BuildIt, a new game in the SimCity franchise, to Android and iOS. We’ve only got a very brief description about the game so far: The choices you make evolve your city in a variety of ways. Meet your citizens’ needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens’ wrath. Pinch, zoom, and rotate 360 degrees as you manage your city in the palm of your hand. With countless buildings and vivid, 3D-quality graphics, it’s the most advanced mobile building simulation game. There’s no official release[Read More...]

by 3:57 PM on September 12, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
HTC adds Lockscreen to Google Play as latest app to separate from Sense

HTC adds Lockscreen to Google Play as latest app to separate from Sense

HTC has been slowly adding their Sense apps to Google Play over the last six months, starting with Blinkfeed just prior to the launch of the HTC One M8 back in March. Now HTC has spun off their lockscreen to Google Play launching it as an update to existing Sense 6 devices. There’s not much to see here in the way of description, HTC simply says of their app: Swipe right to BlinkFeed, swipe left to Widget Home and swipe up to previously used app. Frequently-used information such as notifications, clock and weather are also available on lock screen. No[Read More...]

by 2:54 AM on September 12, 2014 1 comment Apps
Gameloft releases Spider-Man Unlimited into Google Play

Gameloft releases Spider-Man Unlimited into Google Play

Gameloft has seen some success with the last two movie tie-in games for the Amazing Spiderman, but today’s release won’t cost you a cent to try out. Gameloft has followed their usual freemium model and released Spider-Man Unlimited into Google Play for Free, with the usual ‘Offers in-app purchases’ addendum. The game contains a cell-shaded graphic style, which lets you take on the role of Spiderman in an endless runner style game, that Gameloft are calling an ‘arcade web-runner’. Spider-Man Unlimited contains a narrative to go with the game, with two issues containing different villians – The Green Goblin (Issue[Read More...]

by 5:34 PM on September 11, 2014 4 comments Apps
Humble Mobile Bundle 7 launches with six games for a low-low price

Humble Mobile Bundle 7 launches with six games for a low-low price

The good folks over at the Humble Bundle are back again, this time launching the Humble Mobile Bundle 7, offering six games, with the promise of more to come, for one low-low price. If you don’t want to pay much at all, you can grab The Tiny Bang Story, Color Zen Premium and Heroes of Loot, or if you pay above the average price, which at this stage stands at US$3.90, you can grab Kingdom Rush Frontiers, Horn and Sorcery! as well as any more games that will be added to the bundle in the future. As usual you can[Read More...]

by 8:27 AM on September 11, 2014 1 comment Apps
Google launches Hangouts Dialer, enables data-based calling and updates Hangouts as well

Google launches Hangouts Dialer, enables data-based calling and updates Hangouts as well

Google has finally decided to start integrating Google Hangouts with its older sibling Google Voice. We started hearing murmurs about this yesterday but it seems we’ve woken up this morning to the news that it’s done. A new app, called Hangouts Dialer, has landed on the play store and it enables some cool new features inside Google Hangouts. Primarily, it gives users the ability to make phone calls from within Hangouts. So what, you might think. Well, here’s what. Users can place a call to any phone number in the world, with calls to the US and Canada being free of charge.[Read More...]

by 6:06 AM on September 11, 2014 11 comments Apps, News
Latest Netflix for Android update adds Post-Play support for Chromecast

Latest Netflix for Android update adds Post-Play support for Chromecast

Were all doing it, well a lot of us anyway, circumventing geo-restrictions and watching a vast array of movies and TV from the US on Netflix, a large portion on Chromecast. Now Netflix has finally updated their app to include Post-Play support for Chromecast which they Netflix Binge-watchers celebrate! Netflix has finally added Post-Play support for Chromecast to their Android app. As promised back in June, Netflix will be updating over the next few days to add Post-Play for Chromecast users. When you’re watching a TV show and inevitably reach the final credits, you will get the small window that[Read More...]

by 8:13 AM on September 10, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
imo app UI updated in preparation for Android L

imo app UI updated in preparation for Android L

With the imminent arrival of Android L not to far away, free video calls and chat app imo has just been updated with a UI makeover inspired by Google’s Material Design guidelines. According to imo’s blog: “We created better visual hierarchy in the app through the use of deliberate colors choices, edge-to-edge imagery, new icons, and new typography using different weights and styles of Roboto. We also increased spacing for better scannability and comprehension of content.” The updated app generally features new fonts, increased spacing and more white space. The contact lists have small improvements including increased row height and The[Read More...]

by 9:35 PM on September 9, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Google kicks off National Child Protection Week with tips on keeping your kids safe online

Google kicks off National Child Protection Week with tips on keeping your kids safe online

This week is National Child Protection Week, an awareness initative from the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect(NAPCAN), which has been running annually for the last 20 years. Google is supporting National Child Protection Week by offering tips and reminders on some tools they provide to keep your kids safe while surfing on-line. Of course nothing is better than being with your child while they’re on the net, but eventually the helicopter parenting has to let your child fly solo. Google launched the Google Safety Centre earlier this year, and shared tips like these to help you[Read More...]

by 4:52 PM on September 8, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play, Google Services
Chrome for Android gets the material design treatment

Chrome for Android gets the material design treatment

Google has released version 37 (yes, thirty seven) of Chrome for Android, and while it contains the usual bug fixes and other improvements that we typically see in a Chrome release, perhaps the most noticeable change is the implementation of Material Design into the Chrome layout; you’ll notice when you start Chrome next that it looks rather different. Other new features include improved single sign-in, so that signing in to Chrome automatically signs you in to a number of Google sites as well. The rest are bug fixes and performance improvements which should become more obvious as use goes on. I’ve[Read More...]

by 8:12 PM on September 7, 2014 6 comments Apps, Google Services, News
Meet Home Tube – a kid friendly YouTube player

Meet Home Tube – a kid friendly YouTube player

After teasing us earlier this week, Aussie developer Chris Lacy has this morning released his latest app – Home Tube, a third-party YouTube player designed specifically for use by kids. Chris has a child himself and after letting his child use his Android devices, he found his YouTube suggestions being a little skewed by the choices his child was making – that is unless he’s developed a love for Dora the Explorer repeats. So, Chris created Home Tube, it’s a YouTube player, as well as a Launcher that you can set and then hand off to your child, safe in[Read More...]

by 9:17 AM on September 6, 2014 0 comments Apps
Chrome for Android updates with Material Design inspired look

Chrome for Android updates with Material Design inspired look

Back in July Google began introducing the Material Design inspired look to Chrome, updating Chrome Beta for Android with Material Design. Today, they’ve announced the stable version of Chrome for Android will also get the update. The new Chrome for android – Version 37.0.2062.117 – won’t fully bring the Material Design experience to handsets sans the Android L update, but rather brings a Material Design inspired look. The update brings about many new animations, as well as a new incognito tab with corresponding updated incognito icon. The full list of updates according to Google include : Signing in to Chrome[Read More...]

by 10:58 PM on September 4, 2014 2 comments Apps
Photo editing app Over makes its way to Google Play

Photo editing app Over makes its way to Google Play

If you’re like me and where in a previously an iPhone user but have since moved over to Android and love photo editing but have found it hard to find a photo editing app that adds wonderful texts and stamps over your photo’s, then you’re in for good news as the popular iOS photo editing app, Over, has become available to purchase on Google Play. The app, which is available to purchase for $2.14 on Google Play, does come with the basic fonts and artwork stamps however if you need additional fonts and artwork stamps, these can be purchased for[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on August 31, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Messaging app Whatsapp updated with full Android Wear support

Messaging app Whatsapp updated with full Android Wear support

Popular cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp has released an update to its Android app which now includes rich wrist-based notifications for Android Wear users. While we’ve had notifications for a while now, the new update brings a host of new features, including: Full, long message viewing Nested/stacked messages with sliding navigation between them Reply via voice Incoming messages can be dismissed with just a swipe, like a Hangouts message for example. I’m not a huge WhatsApp user, but you might be, so let us know what you think of the new update.

by 12:10 PM on August 31, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps