MARVEL Future Fight gets uncanny with new addition: the X-Men

MARVEL Future Fight gets uncanny with new addition: the X-Men

Jun 7, 2017

MARVEL Future Fight is getting an august addition: the X-Men!

Hey, and we are talking about some of the best… Storm, Cyclops, Magneto and the big guy… Wolverine.

And others.

Per the changelog:

WHAT’S NEW


Featuring the debut of X-Men in Marvel Future Fight! 7 mutants have joined the battle: Wolverine, Magneto, Jean Grey, Storm, Cyclops, Rogue, and Beast
1 New Epic Quest: “Rise of the X-Men”
Join Wolverine and experience a thrilling, action-packed adventure!
2 New Uniforms
Crystal (Royal Suit Uniform)
Gwenpool (Gwen Poole Uniform)
Misc. UI/UX Improvements

Looks good.

This game caught our attention when we tried it out; it remains free on Google Play.

Check out the trailer and artwork below.

MFF_Main Image

[Our MARVEL Future Fight Review.]

Nova gets Dots and more via update

Nova gets Dots and more via update

Jun 7, 2017

Everyone’s favorite third-party launcher Nova is getting an update.

Here’s the changelog:

Dots! Android O style notification badges
Round searchbar style
Performance improvements
Minor fixes for Android O

Nova Launcher is $4.99.

New multiplayer animal simulation The Cheetah arrives on Google Play

New multiplayer animal simulation The Cheetah arrives on Google Play

Jun 6, 2017

Swift Apps had a great coming out party with canine simulator The Wolf, and now,it taking on the big cats with the just-released multiplayer RPG The Cheetah.

Here are the game details (per Google Play):

Become one of the fastest animals on Earth today! Explore wide and hot savannas as a cheetah and develop your skills to become the best of best. Encounter different kinds of wild enemies and prey, ally with other cats or try to compete with them – the choice is yours in this RPG! You can try yourself in one of two modes: CO-OP or PVP – everything in Online Real-Time Multiplayer. Play with people from all over the World!

Online Real-Time Multiplayer RPG
Stunning 3D graphics
Beautiful environment
Realistic animals
Character development and upgrades
Cooperative multiplayer hunting and PVP Battle Arena modes
Smooth performance

The game is free (with in app purchases) on Google Play.

thecheetah1

Upcoming game Flipping Legend due out this month

Upcoming game Flipping Legend due out this month

Jun 4, 2017

Noodlecake and Hiding Spot Games have a new game on the wire: Flipping Legend.

Per the presser:

In Flipping Legend you take control of one of many heroes, each with a custom look, ability set and skill tree. By tapping left or right you flip forward on a diagonal to the next square. Land on an enemy to take them out and add life back to your ever draining heart bar.

But beware there are many dangers on your journey. Spike pits, enemies projectiles, lava, ghosts are out to get you. Move too slowly and have your heart meter run out and its game over. Flipping Legend is all about mastering speed and pattern recognition.

Once you start to level up your character an entire custom skill tree is available to you that powers you up and allows you’re adventure to last longer. There is also a custom loot system where you can unlock gold and new skins by collecting different chest types.

Due date? June 14th.

Ah… the trailer:

YouTube rolls out updated app version

YouTube rolls out updated app version

Jun 3, 2017

YouTube is getting a new build which should make it more usable; now, users can get to their content and lists more easily.

Per Google Play:

A new design makes it easier to use YouTube:

• Find your watch history, uploads, purchases, and playlists in the new Library tab

• Reach tabs more easily and switch between them from any screen

• See more videos with a smaller navigation bar

• Switch accounts, view notifications, and manage settings by tapping your avatar

The new design will gradually be available to everyone.

YouTube is available for free on Google Play.

Check out the trailer for upcoming game Dead Age: Video of the Day

Check out the trailer for upcoming game Dead Age: Video of the Day

Jun 2, 2017

Headup Games has a new coming out soon called Dead Age.

We got the trailer.

And what should we expect with the upcoming game? Per the presser:

Survive the zombie apocalypse with turn-based combat and permanent death! Manage survivors, go on dangerous scavenging runs, build alliances, craft equipment, make difficult story-influencing decisions, defend your camp against undead hordes and experience non-linear rogue-lite elements. In addition, each new playthrough in this Indie Survival-RPG offers different random missions and survivors to meet.

Just after the zombie outbreak you were fortunate enough to join a group of survivors and hole up in their camp. But that doesn’t set you out of danger! Food supplies are running low, injured survivors must be tended to and materials need to be scavenged to keep the camp intact. The zombie threat increases steadily and gangs of hostile survivors keep you on the defensive.

Okay, okay… here’s the trailer

[via Headup News]

You can now create an account directly in Google Voice app

You can now create an account directly in Google Voice app

Jun 2, 2017

Another Google Voice update!

This one adds the ability for folks to create an account right in the app.

WHAT’S NEW

May 2017:
• Sign up flow – create a Google Voice account in the Android app
• Home screen widgets – long-press on the home screen to add a widget
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Google Voice remains free on the Play Store.

Root Explorer update extends Dropbox interoperability

Root Explorer update extends Dropbox interoperability

Jun 2, 2017

Premium file management utility Root Explorer is getting an update that adds some welcome fixes, especially for those of its users that also rely on Dropbox.

Version 4.1.4 reportedly updates Root Explorer code so that app works with Dropbox’s new API.

Specifically (per Google Play):

WHAT’S NEW

Version 4.1.4
• Updated Dropbox code to use their v2 API. This update is essential for all Dropbox users in order to keep Dropbox functionality working after June 28th.

Root Explorer is an app we really got to enjoy when we formally tried it.

It costs $3.99 on Google Play; there is also a free version available for folks who would like to get their toes west before diving in.

[Our Root Explorer Review]

Duolingo’s Japanese Course Rollout is live!

Duolingo’s Japanese Course Rollout is live!

Jun 1, 2017

Duolingo is adding its most requested language.

Fans of the free language learning utility will be happy to know that the gradual unveiling of Japanese is on now.

Per the press informational:


– This course pioneers a new way of teaching Japanese, focused around useful themes like food, travel, activities and topics of interest like Japanese anime and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
– The course teaches all three Japanese character alphabets and is designed to help users pass a basic proficiency exam by the end
– It is by far our most requested course ever. No matter what Duolingo does or says on social media for the past few years, someone will always ask about Japanese!

It’s free with in-app purchases.

duo

[via Duolingo]

My App Addiction: Mint

My App Addiction: Mint

May 31, 2017

Making ends is very important, but managing the made money is almost more important. In an electronically mobile world, real cash takes a backseat to binary data, and it is quite important to know how things shake up.

For those of us who started working before direct deposit became standard, making the switch from physical checkbook to digital ledger might not have been instinctive, but it was necessary.

I cut my digital teeth on SplashMoney; that program was fantastic on Palm OS, and gave me the baseline for what to expect from mobile financial management software. By the time I worked my way to connected smartdevices and on to Android, I was in need of something pretty strong.

I found Mint: Budget, Bills, Finance.

With Mint, I’m able to figure out what’s where when with a high degree of certainty. It tunnels in securely to my relevant accounts, and updates quickly when accessed. It can be secured with PIN, and even with fingerprint authentication on devices so equipped. It is made to work with financial instruments from several banks: BoA, Wells Fargo Chase, Amex, and a whole lot more. PayPal, Loan originators, investment firms… it is harder to find an institution that doesn’t work with the service.

One thing that keeps this application useful is how often Intuit updates it. Recently, it added some great features; expanding the Bill functionality was great. Now, you can keep track of bills right within the app, and the added interoperability with Google Calendar is a big plus.

Mint is a full-fledged web app, so it can be accessed from any computer with web access.

I haven’t been in a physical bank for years. My main institutions are thousands of miles away. No sweat… an app like Mint leaves me very un-tethered.

Just the way I like it.

You can now make photo books directly from Google Photos

You can now make photo books directly from Google Photos

May 31, 2017

If making photo books is still somewhat of pleasurable tradition, Google Photos’ latest update will be quite welcome.

WHAT’S NEW

Create and print photo books
• Beautiful hardcover and softcover books—perfect for every occasion.
• Make it in minutes, not hours, with automatic photo curation and easy customization.
• Made in the USA from premium, responsibly-sourced paper.
Archive photos
• Hide photos from your main photos view, like receipts, screenshots, and notes
• Archived photos are still visible in search, albums, and in the new Archive view

Photos remains free on Google Play.

Gmail adds smart reply feature

Gmail adds smart reply feature

May 31, 2017

Gmail is making it easier to reply to emails on the go.

The latest update adds “Smart Reply,” which allows you to start a reply from a few short templates.

Per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

• Save time with Smart Reply: Tap one of the three options to start your response — hit send when done.

The app remains free on Google Play.