Anyone who uses social media will have noticed a glut of new videos with the grain and fuzz of an '80s/'90s VHS camcorder video. You can join in the retro party with the app that everyone's using: VHS Camcorder from Rarevisions. The app has all the features the old camcorders had, including clunky zoom, the date in the corner and a whole host of skins that let you choose exactly the type of grain you want. The app is currently only on iOS but an Android version is in the works. Via slashgear
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The latest Android Humble Bundle comprises games that can also be played on Steam on PC and Mac systems, giving a wealth of on the go mobile and DRM-free desktop gaming options. Announced so far in this bundle are the games Crimsonland, the dark and disturbing Neverending Nightmares, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians and Fotonica for whatever price you want to pay. If you pay above the average (currently a measly $2.69) you also get Tiny Keep, Crowntakers, Monster Loves You! and more games yet to be announced. As usual proceeds are split between charity, the developers and the site and it's another cracking deal. Happy gaming! Get your games here.
Games Workshop Android bundle: pay what you want for Warhammer Quest – the other nine games are a bonus
The excellent Warhammer Quest for Android is available on a Humble Bundle pay what you want deal, along with nine (and counting) other Games Workshop games. Also available for any price over a dollar are Warhammer 40,000 titles Carnage, Storm of Vengeance and Space Wolf, as well as The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault and Warhammer: The App. If you pay above the average price you also get Talisman Prologue, Chainsaw Warrior: LotN, Warhammer: Snotling Fling and more games yet to be announced. Check out the bundle here.
Today's the day - the Xiaomi Mi Note is out in Southeast Asia and to sweeten the deal, Xiaomi and 21st-century smartphone taxi service Uber have teamed up for swift delivery. In the available regions, a Xiaomi icon will be displayed on the Uber app and tapping it will get the phone bought and sent round with a speedy Uber driver. Via gizmodo
The Humble Neo Geo Android Mobile Bundle collects some of the arcade-compatible system's most iconic games - all for the starting price of a dollar. The basic set comprises Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Blazing Star, The King of Fighters '97, Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug X. If you pay above the average (currently $4.66) you also get Fatal Fury Special, Samurai Shodown II, Metal Slug 3 and more games which will be announced before the week is out. If you want to wear your retro love on your chest, a $29.99 bundle gets you the games and a 25th anniversary Metal Slug t-shirt made especially for this bundle. As usual a portion of proceeds go to charity. Check out the deal here.
Do you like tinkering with settings and gestures? Gravity Screen, a new app for Android devices, is the one for you. Gravity Screen is designed to allow lock and unlock solutions that work by setting the phone to lock and unlock when it's picked up or put down face up or down, or put in a pocket. An endlessly customizable app, it can also be programmed to stop dimming with a shake or wake up when it detects motion. The settings can be adjusted for angles and there's a comprehensive Q&A section in the app for fine-tuning. A free version is available now from the Play Store. Via gizmodo
While the technology we carry in our pockets is just amazing - it’s easy to take it for granted and fly into a rage when touchscreen commands get a bit laggy for a few milliseconds. Rather than taking a step back and trying to get some perspective, we can rest assured that somewhere in the world Google has a robot tapping and swiping screens in a never-ending effort to eliminate this first world problem. The Chrome TouchBot is an OptoFidelity-made robot that is dedicated to gauging latency on Android and Chrome OS touchscreen devices. Its findings are recorded and hardware and software are adjusted accordingly. Via engadget
Vault-dwellers, if you've not got your Pip-Boy ordered yet you're out of luck - the special edition of Fallout 4 that comes bundled with a working wrist wearable Pip-Boy has sold out. The special edition went on sale at $120 and includes a Pip-Boy that works with Android or iOS phones to display game functions and work as a real-time second screen for the game. For even the most cynically Fallout fan, this is a pretty cool product. As Bethesda's Todd Howard said at E3: ""As far as stupid gimmicks go, I chose the best f***ing one." As it's essentially just a holder for your phone though you can still get the live Pip-Boy action by downloading the Fallout 4 companion app for iOS and Android once the game is released on November 10. Via techradar
As an added extra to the Fallout 4 hysteria, Bethesda also announced a new Fallout mobile game, Fallout Shelter. Free on iOS and coming soon to Android, Fallout Shelter is a vault building and management game that fits the similar mold as Tiny Tower and its ilk. While it's free to download there are the ever-present in-app purchases, but we've not got to that part yet as a quick try is still mired in tutorial pop-up. On first impressions it looks gorgeous, has a nice amount of humour and seems to be a detailed look at vault life. Via androidauthority
Social network / chat app LINE is huge in Japan and famed for its endless fun and cute graphics. Now it's moving into audio streaming with the introduction of LINE MUSIC, which carries more than 1.5 million songs and will launch on both Android and iOS. J-Pop fans might like to seek it out as the selection may be more than the likes of Spotify carry. Also on LINE MUSIC is the regular selection of international music and classical, as well as anime themes and more. LINE MUSIC is set to up the amount of tracks to 30 million by next year. Music streams in high quality 320kbps with a good connection, and goes down to 64kbps on low quality. The focus is on sharing and music is integrated into chat screens. LINE MUSIC is currently available for free for two months, after w