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Get your dev kit for Google Android 5.0 Lollipop and where to run it first

October 20, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android News, App News with No Comments.

Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop will be out in a few weeks - in the meantime get to work on your app idea in time for the launch with the Lollipop developer kit and test releases. Elsewhere, slashgear has chalked up a list of the first devices that will feature the new OS. These include the new batch of Nexus tablets, a host of Motorola produces, including the Moto X and Moto G, and a huge list of Sony Xperia devices. Via engadget and slashgear

Humble Mobile Bundle 9: Syberia, Neuroshima Hex, Bardbarian and more

October 13, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

The latest Humble Mobile Bundle 9 for Android is out and the first round of games in this pay-what-you-want bunch is Syberia, Neuroshima Hex and Bardbarian: Golden Axe Edition. Pay more than the average (currently $3.29) and get Leo's Fortune, Out There and First Strike. More games will be announced soon and automatically added to bundles. Signing up for the newsletter on the main page also bags you Devil's Attorney completely free. Via Humblebundle  

Humble Bundle for Android & PC 11: Pay what you want for 10+ games

September 24, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

The latest Humble Bundle for PC and Android features a new gaggle of great games available in the usual pay what you want style. Unlockable on Steam and DRM-free, this batch includes the excellent Thomas Was Alone, Bridge Constructor Playground and Cubemen 1 and 2. Paying above the average (currently $5.55) gets you the board game port Small World 2 and DLC, as well as Blackwell 1-3. For $11+ you also get the crazy fun of Surgery Simulator and Anomaly Defenders. There are more games to be announced and all games come with soundtracks. Via humblebundle

Free Checky app for Android and iOS keeps your phone addiction in check

September 21, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

Gone are the days of idly twiddling your thumbs - any free moment you'll no doubt instead find your phone in your hand and you're flicking through Facebook, Twitter or any of the other terminal distractions. New app Checky counts how many times you check your phone in a day and displays, no doubt to much dismay, the number of times it's found its way into your hands. The app is free so worth getting just out of curiosity. It could be the start of a new free time in your life. Via gizmodo

Incognito-enabled BitTorrent P2P chat client Bleep goes alpha on Android

September 18, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

Want to truly chat off the record? BitTorrent's Bleep is a chat client that features incognito mode, which sidesteps any form of registration or or info entry. Signing up is an option too, and can be done with an email or phone number. The Bleep alpha is now available for Windows, Mac and Android, which both support voice calls and text messages. Via ubergizmo

SwiftKey for iPhone and iPad launches on Wednesday

September 15, 2014 by Tom in App News with No Comments.

Wednesday September 17 will see the release of the popular Android keyboard app, Swiftkey, on iOS devices. Lauded as the best custom keyboard tool on the market, SwiftKey will make the transition to Apple iPhones and iPads, allowing a new degree of customisation - one Android users have already grown used to. SwiftKey Cloud will also be available, allowing personal dictionaries and preferences to be saved across devices. It can also trawl your emails, tweets, etc. to find out how you write and customise autocorrects to your style and quirks. Via slashgear

Adventurers wanted for new Android Humble Bundle

September 13, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

Humble Mobile Bundle 7 brings a slice of action to adventurers this time around, with the likes of Kingdom Rush Frontiers and Sorcery! on offer in the pay-what-you-want deal. The full list of Android games (so far, more will be added), is The Tiny Bang Story, Color Zen Premium, Heroes of Loot, and if you pay above the average (currently $4.05), Kingdom Rush Frontiers, Horn, and Sorcery!. Kingdom Rush Frontiers is worth the (self-named-)price alone - it's arguably the best tower defense game out there. Sorcery! is a winner too - it's from Steve Jackson, the man who made the Fighting Fantasy book series. The adventure begins at Humble Bundle

SimCity coming to mobile devices soon – expect caveats

September 10, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

EA has announced SimCity is coming to mobile. SimCity BuildIt will be released on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. We all have a favourite version of SimCity, so the chance to have our own towns in our pockets should be an exciting one. This news, however, is marred by the series' recent history and the modern model of mobile gaming. Broken SimCity 4 aside, the series has been pretty solid. With this, however, all we can expect is a free-to-play game that is constantly clawing at your wallet for in-app purchases for town top-ups. Remember EA's mobile version of Theme Park, in which a roller-coaster will cost upward of $60? EA's sullied mobile output and practices point that this is another SimCity game to avoid. Let's all load up our emulators and run a SimCity 2000 ROM

Humble Bundle for Android Sega Special

August 23, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

Get your Sonic on with the latest Humble Bundle for mobile. Bundled into the pay-what-you-want deal is Sonic 4 Episode 1, ChuChu Rocket! and Virtua Tennis Challenge. For those who pay more than the average amount (currently $3.84 at time of writing), here's also Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic 4 Episode II, Crazy Taxi and more games yet to be announced. Sonic 4 was a better crack than previous years' efforts at making the hedgehog exciting again but it'd be great to see the original and Sonic 2 announced too. Via humblebundle

Flush your Android device and give it some space

August 20, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android News, App News with No Comments.

Limited storage causes constant warnings and reminders about low memory. For those tired of the messages, this comprehensive guide to freeing up space on Android devices could come in useful. From apps that cleanse to finding pesky hidden chunks of data, this set of top tips compiled by gizmodo should set your Android device up with some breathing space in no time. Via gizmodo

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