Archive for the ‘Android Apps’ Category

Along with the many, many enjoyable new titles that manifest themselves over at the different app stores on a daily basis, developers have sought to appeal to nostalgic gamers with a series of remakes, spin-offs and ports of those older, yet still much-loved classics. The King of Fighters ’98 is one such title, and in case you hadn’t already guessed, has just been released for those rocking an iOS on an Android device. Details, as well as the information on where you can download the game, can be seen below.

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Gaming doesn’t get more mobile than the folks at Gameloft. The company has been making mobile games for what seems like forever, and with the arrival of high-end smartphones and tablets, it has become the go-to place for highly realistic, highly fun games.

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You can now download the latest version 4.9.13 of Google Play Store APK which brings with it a bunch of changes and bug fixes that users have been facing for quite a while.

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Saving links to be read later may seem like a simple, forgettable feature but as apps like Instapaper and Pinboard have already proven that there’s plenty of use for such a feature. Now, two years after buying Instapaper competitor Spool, Facebook has launched its very own read-it-later service.

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Mobile gaming has been growing at an impossible rate ever since the iPhone and Android smartphones arrived, and Gameloft is one developer that has made a handsome business out of games that are built for smartphones and tablets. One of Gameloft’s most successful and indeed most popular games, Modern Combat, has received a launch trailer for the latest game in the franchise.

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As TV shows go, Game of Thrones is among the most popular, and given that most movies and series spawn games to supplement the experience, it was only a matter of time before a Game of Thrones title emerged. Today, the time has come for Game of Thrones Ascent to make its grand introduction at the Google Play Store and Apple’s iTunes Store for Android and iPhone respectively, and if you’re captivated by the show, you’ll almost certainly want to check this one out.

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It’s a polarizing fact that, to many, celebrity is everything, and when we consider those who command the lion’s share of the media spotlight, reality TV queen Kim Kardashian is right up there. But while, in tech circles, she doesn’t really get much of a mention, her new iOS and Android game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood has taken the charts by storm, and the free-to-download app, it is reckoned, could rake in an eye-watering $200 million per year.

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Snapchat has just added a cool new feature allowing users to add location-specific filters to snaps before sending them out. The image and video-sharing IM service, which has a popular following among college-age users, has seen its user base soar in recent times, and having added IM-like chat features in a large update earlier on in the year, has now baked in a geofiltering service as an extension of those traditional, Instagram-esque overlays it recently rolled out.

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For better or worse, lots of people get their movies via torrents. One of the things that often puts people off the process is the unwieldy way of getting movies down the pipe and then onto a TV. Popcorn Time beta, which is an app for Android, seeks to rid users of the headaches usually associated with BitTorrent by making it possible to stream torrents on the fly. It’s been a popular app since its introduction, but the new beta 2.0 release is sure to take things to a new level.

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Although the FIFA World Cup has almost drawn its conclusion now what with Germany and Argentina battling out the finale this weekend, this hasn’t stopped the recent wave of football / soccer-related apps. In fact, given that fans in Europe and across much or the footballing world are just a couple of weeks away from the commencement of the new season, perhaps this is the best time for these apps to begin appearing, and Nike has jumped right in by releasing a new app for Android and iOS providing fans of The Beautiful Game with a one-stop source for content and social interaction.

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Rovio Entertainment has long since offered free versions of every addition to the still-popular Angry Birds series, but for those on iOS, Angry Birds Star Wars II has just gone completely FREE. Moreover, the Finnish mobile gaming giant has also rolled out a total of 30 new levels by means of an update, so if you’re up for yet another dose of the world’s most well-known casual game, we’ve got both details and download link right here!

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There’s been so much talk, conjecture and wild speculation about the iWatch over the last 12 months that it’s impossible to actually focus on the individual parts of the actual product. Will it be an intelligent watch akin to the Pebble or Galaxy Gear? Are we all barking up the wrong tree by thinking it’s a watch when it’s actually a wearable packed full of health related sensors? Apple’s next product release is fast approaching, meaning that we shouldn’t have to wait much longer for the big reveal, but if you’re of an impatient disposition then why not head over to the Google Play Store and get the iWatch now?

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Google made a whole bunch of exciting announcements at I/O in June, and today signals the first wave of deliverance on those promises. Following the news that Chromecast users will be able to beam the contents of their Android smartphone or tablet to their TVs through the new Android Mirroring feature, it is now also possible for Android Wear enthusiasts to utilize their wrist-worn gadget as a remote shutter for their device’s camera.

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Google’s Android Wear platform is nearing maturity, and following the I/O developers conference, devices are already beginning to ship. Thus, it should come as little surprise to see the Play Store stocking up with content related to the wrist-based OS, and having already seen a few standalone apps, custom watch faces have also started popping up.

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Google’s new Android L may only be at preview stage, with the fact that it hasn’t even been given a proper name yet being a testament to this, but nevertheless, we’re already seeing some encouraging signs of improvements that have been made. Namely, the company is shooting for an all-new “Material Design” language, which is set to give the interface a more layered, vibrant feel, and although we’re still quite away from the end user release, I’m sure many of you cannot wait to run Android L on your devices. If you don’t fancy going ahead and installing the preview on the Nexus 7 or Nexus 5, then thankfully, there’s a theme floating about that allows you to achieve a similar look on your current handset.

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Great news for all Android Wear device owners out there: Google has just added to the momentum of the Wear freight train initiative by introducing the official Android Wear companion app for tablets and smartphones. The new app has been designed and developed to act as an intermediary piece of software that connects the user’s phone or tablet with the Android Wear hardware, which at the moment will be either the Samsung Gear Live or the LG G Watch. The app is available to download immediately from the Play Store.

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When Google announced Android L at Google I/O, one of the software’s biggest headline new features was its heads-up notifications. Allowing developers to give their apps notifications that fall down from the top of the screen rather than simply living in the status bar, heads-up notifications are similar to the way iOS handles incoming notifications, and are surely an improvement over what came before. Unfortunately, with the early versions of Android L only available for Nexus devices, everyone else is left out in the cold.

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With Google having rolled out the early developer preview images of Android L, it was inevitable that the various treasures therein would be plucked out by the modding community and distributed around to those in ownership of devices running older versions of the search giant’s ubiquitous software. Although the Google Keyboard 3.1 found within Android L was initially proving problematic, those in the know have fixed it all up, and it’s now primed and ready for installation on any device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or above.

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If you’re big on mobile gaming, you’ll be pleased to learn that some of the best titles from Electronic Arts and SEGA, makers of many great Sonic games over the years, are both running a great deal on their respective catalogs for iOS and Android. Below, we’ve got a list of all the titles benefiting from the discount, so if you want to stock up on some fresh, challenging games this weekend, be sure to join us after the fold!

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Yo, the brainchild of an Israeli developer who managed to scoop an impressive $1 million in VC funding for his app that simply lets you say “Yo!” to your friends, has enjoyed a very encouraging start in its first couple of days as an iOS and Android instant messaging app. But even though its position at fourth on the App Store’s list of freebies is good news for Yo founder Or Arbel, the launch has proven a bit of a double-edged sword, with a number of security bugs allowing a hacker to, for example, discover the phone number of a fellow Yo user.

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