Like most people I’m pretty keen to a) get my hands on a Chromecast dongle and b) test the heck out of it. A Beta app for Android called Remotecast has appeared on Google Play that appears to be a central point for controlling all media that your Chromecast is playing.
It still in Beta and the developer advises that it will be at least until the end of August, but in terms of features the app will apparently let you :
- Control applications respecting standard ChromeCast controls
- Control the Volume of your ChromeCast devices
- Pause/Play media
- Seek in track/video
- Quick launcher to ChromeCast app by sliding thumb to the right
- Double Tap on the large image to open the associated app
While we can’t test the capabilities out yet, we’re still looking at finding out when Chromecast will launch outside the US.
Check it out in Google Play or at least favourite it to try out down the track. It’s available for devices running Android 4.0 and upwards.[app]com.benlc.camcast[/app]
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Free Apps of the Day
Welcome to a new kind of infuriating and satisfying sphere painting. Change the shape and color of the white ball to match the picture on the side of the box. Drag and drop the ball over the tools or just tap them with your finger. Can you recreate the factory balls for all 44 levels?
$0.00 – was $0.99
NewsLoop is your personal news reader app that brings together the best of local and international news and lifestyle content from over 400 publishers in 30 categories.
Note: This app appears to be free normall, no saving here.
$0.00 – was $0.00
It is the third of the orbox sliding-block puzzle games. Like it’s ancestors this game requires you to navigate the orbox through each puzzle. When you push orbox to any of 4 directions (left,right,up,down) it will keep move until it hits the wall. So you have to think your way to complete the missions.
The game has variety of missions. Find exit, blow all the bombs, activate sensors, collect stars, break ice, and any mix between of these.
It is a fun coffee break game, you will not have to over-think yourselves, the various missions and the different objectives are what will make you keep playing.
The levels are well designed and it brings good mind satisfaction when solving them. Such a mental reward.
Orbox C has somewhat a sci-fi style powered by catchy electronic music. Shiny animations please the eye.
Game has plenty of levels, over 100. Later on it will become pretty challenging and will require a logic thinking instead of trial-an-error.
Orbox C is a great choice for puzzle/logic games lovers. It trains analytical ability, logical reasoning, and short-term memory.
$0.00 – was $1.99
PDF Max: The #1 PDF Reader!
PDF Max is the 5-star rated, full-featured PDF reader used by millions of iPhone/iPad users world-wide and now available for your Android. It was designed for those people who’re looking for a full-featured, touch-based optimization & professional PDF application with all features you need for an everyday PDF app in one place so that you do not need to spend extra money for other apps.
$2.16 – was $4.20
Blitz Block Robo
Blitz Block Robo is an action puzzle game with a fresh new take on the typical match puzzler. Simple, yet challenging, control the game grid by sliding blocks, matching colors of any amount to earn points or chain together with special blocks for massive combos.
$1.04 – was $1.99
Ark of the Ages
Ark of the Ages, a fully 3D action RPG, is now available to download and play!
Featuring a fun touchscreen-based battle system, an enchantment system using photos to power-up characters, and a companion system where strength is increased with the number of friends, the game is loaded with new and innovative features.
$1.08 – was $1.99
Mahjong Artifacts® (Full)
Trial: Mahjong Artifacts®
Love Mahjong Artifacts? Don’t miss Mahjong Artifacts: Chapter 2 – now out on Google Play!
Escape from the rush of modern life into immersive ancient atmosphere of Mahjongg Artifacts! The prequel to Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 and a new fan-favorite comes with three game play modes which take you through five exotic cultures. It also comes with innovative game play twists, like Special Tiles that allow you to use new strategies to clear layouts, Bonuses for skillful play and Trophies for special accomplishments.
Story Mode features epic quest for lost relics, in Classic mode you can choose the layout you want to play, and in the breathtaking Endless mode you remove tiles from an ever-rising tower of game pieces.
$3.23 – was $4.99
World Conqueror 1945
World Conqueror 1945 is a new style strategy game on the background of WWⅡ(Super Risk). In the game depending on troops you can compete for territories such as lands, cities and oceans, further for resources, develop economy and military, conquer enemies’ capitals and destroy the enemies.
During the game you need to operate and distribute the three basic troops reasonably which include soldiers, tanks and artillery.(Soldier troop with high yields but general attack, tank troop with high attack and continue action when complete destroying the enemies, artillery troop attacks soldier troop and tank troop while they cannot strike back),judge on the current situation correctly at any time for the AI is outstanding. The attributes of arms are different from each country. For example, the tank of Germany is most powerful but with high price, the cannon of the Soviet Union is excellent, the navy of Britain is best.
The troop will gain experience by combat, and get the medal with enough experience. The troop owning the medal is with higher combat effectiveness than the normal troops and will become a Troop Ace.
$0.99 – was $2.58