Introducing Digit Drop — a Game Anyone Can Play

Introducing Digit Drop — a Game Anyone Can Play

Feb 26, 2017

A new game from Nabhan Maswood caught our eye… here ‘s to Digit Drop.

It looks like a math-based game, and the developer says anyone can play it.

Per Google Play:

Digit Drop is a game about adding.

Simply add up digits to the given number above the board, and then BAM…Digit Drop.

The more digits you use in a Digit Drop the higher you score.

All digits get saved to your Digit Vault to be used in buying Power Ups!

This puzzle game is unlike any number game you played before. The faster you add the higher your overall score will be. Think it’s too hard to beat the clock? Try out Endless mode.

The game is free (with in-app purchases) on the Play Store.

Water Enthusiast App Nautivity Launches

Water Enthusiast App Nautivity Launches

Feb 26, 2017

Nautivity. just launched on the Play Store.

The app serves as a portal for a social network geared towards folks that love water sports.

NAUTIVITY., the all in one water sports safety and performance app which gives sea-goers a
number of valuable resources at their fingertips, has announced the launch of a social
network for fellow users.

New NAUTIVITY. users downloading the app, which has revolutionised the offshore
experience for many, will now automatically be able to register for the social network,
maximising the benefit of the service. It’s expected that as well as discussing uses for the
app, members of the network will also have the opportunity to talk about hot topics
pertaining to water-based pastimes, and connect with each other to make new friends.

The app is free on Google Play.

Trip Planning App Trippn Launches on Google Play

Trip Planning App Trippn Launches on Google Play

Feb 26, 2017

Trippn is here.

The app allows users to create and use walking guides in any number of cities — 30,000 locales, according to the app itself. It’s great for group trips too, as one can share the created itinerary with others.

Need wi-fi? The app allows users to find hotspots in the listed cities, as well as great deals.

Trippn also has a communication feature, which we hear will be expanded upon in the future.

Here is the list of features from the app listing on Google Play.

– Plan a day on your vacation or a night out in over 30,000 cities
– Trips are personalized to your selected interests
– Pick from the highest rated spots in your area
– View and share your itinerary with step-by-step directions
– Find the closest hotspots when you’re already out
– Find the best deals in town
– Chat with other users traveling to your destination

The app is free and ad-driven by default; the ads can be removed via in-app purchase of $1.99.

[via Trippn site]

Hangouts Gets Update

Hangouts Gets Update

Feb 26, 2017

Google Hangouts hasn’t been sidelined just yet; it just received an update.

The main note has to do with users being able to find contacts in a faster manner; it also got some bug squashed.

WHAT’S NEW

16.0
• Easier to find the right contacts quickly
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Hangouts is free on Google Play.

Financial App Mint Removes Venmo Integration

Financial App Mint Removes Venmo Integration

Feb 26, 2017

Intuit’s Mint: Budget, Bills, Finance just got a fresh build, and this one has some changes.

First, the app no longer works with Venmo, the PayPal-owned money sending app.

The entire changelog (per Google Play):

WHAT’S NEW

Targeting SDK 25
Venmo integration removal
Bug fixes

Mint remains free on Google Play.

Microsoft Word Adds Whiteboard Functionality via Update

Microsoft Word Adds Whiteboard Functionality via Update

Feb 24, 2017

Popular mobile app Microsoft Word has added some interesting functionality: the ability to manipulate via Office Lens.

Per Google Play:

• Capture whiteboards: Use the functionality of Office Lens to capture, clean up and crop pictures of a whiteboard and add them to your documents.

The app remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

AccuWeather Update Brings New Features

AccuWeather Update Brings New Features

Feb 24, 2017

Premium weather application AccuWeather just received an update.

Amongst the news things featured are new buttons which have been added to the temperature in the notification bar and a brand new custom widget.

Officially:

• Updated Daily / Hourly Graphs with scale and new button to expand/collapse day and night list on the Daily screen.
• New Feature: Tap map screen to get location and current temperature
• New Feature: Watches and Warnings map layer added (US Only)
• Refresh button and timestamp have been added to Temperature in the Notification bar
• Custom Widget blacked out issue fix
• Other Bug Fixes

* Please try our New Custom 4×2 Widget that Will let you know when to take Umbrella or Jacket.

AccuWeather comes in two flavors: a completely free version and a premium build which costs $2.99 (the premium version offers additional IAPs).

Wonder Knights : Pesadelo Launches on Google Play

Wonder Knights : Pesadelo Launches on Google Play

Feb 24, 2017

Buff Studio has a new game out for Android device users: Wonder Knights : Pesadelo.

Love RPGs? Shooting games? Ah, this one might be he one for you.

Wonder Knights is suitable to fans of classic shooters and RPGs. Played using auto-mode or by using a virtual gamepad, the game includes multiple modes of play featuring randomly generated stages and story-based stages of 4 maps with a total of 180 levels. Form a party of 3 heroes and train, promote and upgrade your characters for battle! By successfully clearing stages, you have access to cool rewards. Collect coins to summon valuable treasure chests containing extended playtime and other cool items. Wonder Knights comes with collectible heroes, a host of quests to complete and great achievements to obtain. With its many hero skills, various game modes, strategic team battle and powerful gear to collect and upgrade, Wonder Knights is a must-have in your game collection today.

Wonder Knights: Pesadelo is available for free (with in-app purchases ranging from $0.99 all the way up to $84.99).

Check out the trailer:

Crowdfunding Spotlight: LYNQ 6-in-1 Charging Hub

Crowdfunding Spotlight: LYNQ 6-in-1 Charging Hub

Feb 24, 2017

It’s becoming a bit of a standard; so many gadgets, so many cables, so little space.

Think about it: smartphone (maybe two), tablet, chromebook, headphones (or two), cameras, portable router… the list of personal electronics that need juice can be endless. A gathering of two or three techies challenges electrical socket allocation after a few hours of being in the same room.

An impromptu count of the mobile gadgets I have charging at my personal workspace: 12. Wow.

Here’s a newly Kickstarted product that looks to solve a few first-world problems: The LYNC 6-in-1 Charging Hub. This smallish cylinder appears to be compact, snazzy and ultra-functional.

It coyly starts out as a Qi-enabled wireless charger; the top surface houses a coil perfect for stuff that can take advantage of it.

Nice.

Secondarily, it adds 4 USB-C compatible ports, so that you can tether that many extra devices that need/use such. It also helps organize extra length of cable.

Cool.

But wait… there’s more…

It works as a bluetooth speaker; you connect wirelessly to a bluetooth audio source, and boom… it’s party time. And then, it even allows for wired audio output via the integrated audio in.

It can be used as a conference call/speakerphone too, and has space to keep pens as well.

At this point, mobile accessories are dime a dozen dozen… literally. You can find a plethora of helpers anywhere. The true prize is finding one that fulfills the promise of varied functionality. This piece proposes several different opportunities to fix a few problems in one tidy package.

If the LYNQ Hub catches your fancy, there are several tiers one can support. The first early bird category can be had for $99; after that, there are several tiers that run up all the way through to a 50-pc, $4,399 “Distributor” level.

But get to it. At the time of this article, the project has already hit $25,997 raised of a $50,000 goal with 32 days to go.

We look forward to this one coming to market.

LYNQ - Front

[via LYNQ Kickstarter]

Google Messenger Becomes Android Messages, Improves Signup on Supported Carriers

Google Messenger Becomes Android Messages, Improves Signup on Supported Carriers

Feb 24, 2017

When Google Messenger first arrived on the scene a while back, it was mostly well received; it worked well as an SMS/MMS substitute on Android-based devices with access to the Play Store, and it’s adherence to Android’s design principles made it vibrant option.

Now, the app takes one more step towards becoming a platform standard like Gmail; now, it has been rebranded as Android Messages.

The icon stays the same, but the new build boasts a simpler sign-up for enhanced features on supported carriers.

We did like the original iteration when we first looked at it a couple of years ago; it remains free on Google Play.

[Our Android Messages Review]

Google Maps Gets Another Update

Google Maps Gets Another Update

Feb 24, 2017

If the number of times an app gets an update is an indication of how much it is improving, Maps – Navigation & Transit has to be pretty good.

Indeed, it is getting yet another update.

This new build now allows users to share reviews; also, the virtual compass points in the direction you’re driving (instead of where the phone is physically pointing).

The app remains free on Google Play

Nova Launcher Tweaks Features and Adds New Ones via Update

Nova Launcher Tweaks Features and Adds New Ones via Update

Feb 24, 2017

Everyone’s favorite launcher Nova is getting a refresh that adds and improves features.

On deck with version 5.0.2 are shortcut handling improvements, Korean localization, new animations and more.

More specifically (per Google Play):

Fancy shortcut menu animation
Shortcuts accessible from app drawer icons
Improvements for handling of shortcuts
Improved app search in Korean
Fixes and optimizations

Nova can be had for free; there is also a premium version available for $4.99.