Authoritarian thriller ‘Beholder’ adds features via update

Authoritarian thriller ‘Beholder’ adds features via update

Jul 31, 2017

Beholder (from Creative Mobile Publishing) is all about Big Brother and choice.

Don’t do it!

Or should you?

It’s shadowy — both physically and gameplay-wise — with great CYOA elements, and now, it’s getting an update.

The newest build brings cloud support (yay!); now, it is possible to pick up and play the same game across connected Android devices. Also notable in this update is that the app is slimmed down (according to the changelog, it is 260 mb smaller now).

There is also a new animation added, which allows players to see the lead character moving to a selected action.

Finally, there are bug fixes.

Now, we were somewhat smitten with Beholder when we took it for a spin way back when; we’d be selfish if we kept such goodness to ourselves. It comes in two flavors: free and full for $4.99.

[Our Beholder review]

Tiny Rails gets additions and fixes via update

Tiny Rails gets additions and fixes via update

Jul 30, 2017

Tiny Rails has hit version 1.4.3! Big shout-out to Tiny Titan Studio.

The latest build (which, if we may, seemingly underscores the developer’s drive to ensure the game remains as smooth as possible) adds a host of fixes and new stuff.

Amongst the fixes are corrections to grammar and spelling, as well smoothing out an issue with regards to players be unable to arrive at stations. Gold and gem earn calculations get a fix too.

The engine has what is described as “more appropriate” sound effects.

All in all, a fun game is getting better; it’s still available for free (with optional in-app purchases).

[Google Play link]

While on sale, realMyst gets an update

While on sale, realMyst gets an update

Jul 28, 2017

We just pointed out that realMyst, the full-fledged mobile port of popular PC game Myst is on sale. Now, right in step with that promo, the game itself is getting an update.

But wait… we do wanna note, again, that this one is on sale. For only $0.99, down from $6.99. Not a bad price for an excellent game at all.

Simple stuff, really… one pertinent change involves gamepads; the inversion feature no longer flips on the x-axis.

The Play changelog also notes the patching of a major save bug.

And yes, it’s still on sale. It’s our civic duty to encourage y’all to get in on this. While you’re doing that, check out our game review.

[Our realMyst Review]

Deliveries Package Tracker update brings fixes and more

Deliveries Package Tracker update brings fixes and more

Jul 27, 2017

Deliveries Package Tracker is easily one of our favorite apps; with modern conveniences like two-day shipping and the like, it pays to be able to know when what will be here. Or there.

The developer usually does a good job of refreshing the app, and its latest update looks to make usage smoother, especially for the users of some specific services.

Version 5.3.3 brings a host of fixes for specific services, including UPS, HongKong Post Post Switzerland and a bunch more:

Fixed issues with Australia Post, Boxberry, Chronopost, Correos Express, Delhivery, DHL Active Tracing, EspeedPost, Hongkong Post, Mondial Relay, Parcel2Go, Post Polen, Post Switzerland, TNT, UPS and Zásilkovna

The app is free and ad-supported; said ads can be removed via in-app purchase. If you’re so inclined, the site has a web service that can be synced to the Android app.

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[Our Deliveries Package Tracker Review]

Ketchapp’s graphical thriller ‘Rider’ adds content via update

Ketchapp’s graphical thriller ‘Rider’ adds content via update

Jul 12, 2017

When we took a look at Rider, Ketchapp’s latest, we weren’t ashamed to note that we enjoyed the gameplay and visuals.

Thankfully, it looks as though its developer isn’t satisfied with just resting on its laurels; judging by the recent batch of updates, we are sure the game will be relevant for quite some time.

It’s latest update adds new content, including new bikes, stars and more.

Here are the details:

– Win Stars by completing Levels
– Collect 5 new Special Bikes
– Play new obstacles in Endless Mode
– Various improvements and fixes

Great stuff that should keep us all engaged.

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


[Our Rider Review]

Hulu Streaming App adds signup options, sports event info and more

Hulu Streaming App adds signup options, sports event info and more

Jul 10, 2017

Hulu: Stream TV, Movies & more just received an update that should make it a bit more useful to streaming customers.

Some of the update covers adding airdate info to sports events in the My Stuff section and Live TV subscription info.

Per Google Play:

-Link to additional content at the end of collections on home
-Original airdate in sports events in My Stuff
-Live TV subscription via sign up
-Bug fixes and performance enhancements
-UX improvements

The app is free on Google Play.

HAWK: Freedom Squadron gets a bunch of goodies via update

HAWK: Freedom Squadron gets a bunch of goodies via update

Jul 7, 2017

Hold your breath… HAWK – Force of an Arcade Shooter. Shoot ’em up! is getting an update.

So what do we have? Well, per the Google Play-hosted changelog, we hear that there is a new plane and new season in story mode.

Here are the exact details:

Hello, bro!
Update is here!
New season in story mode! First 10 levels are already available!
1 new plane!
You can now use only a bare bones jet (no BRObots or equipment) in Trials mode, but the difficulty is made lower to make up for this.
Downloading on the first launch and after level 20 is no longer required!
And many bug fixes!
See you in battle!

The game certainly caught our fancy when we gave it a try; it’s still free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

[Our Hawk Review]

Rider update brings new levels, new bikes and more

Rider update brings new levels, new bikes and more

Jul 7, 2017

We really enjoyed Ketchapp’s new one Rider; it’s simple, glossy and easy to get into.

Now, the app is picking up some new content via an update which is should be available now. The update adds a bunch of new levels (sixteen, to be exact), new bikes (a whopping ten), new obstacles in Endless Mode and the ability to see one’s ghost when racing Levels.

The changelog also notes tweaks to gameplay and bug fixes.

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

[Our Rider Review]

Ingress Scanner gets a retrofit via update

Ingress Scanner gets a retrofit via update

Jul 6, 2017

Few games are as cool as Ingress. It’s little brother, Pokémon GO comes close, but Niantic’s first augmented reality thriller still holds a place in the hearts of geeks (like me) worldwide.

Now, agents will find their scanners — hosted on mobile devices — has been upgraded.

Directly from the changelog on Google Play:

Agents,
The Ingress Scanner has been updated to version 1.120.2. The following changes have been detected:
– Recent information revealed the development of a dual variant Portal Mod: The ITO EN Transmuter (+)/(-), which may be capable of transforming the hack output of Portals. The Scanner has been retrofitted to support their discovery and use. Additional classified modifications to Scanner codebase.

Ingress remains free on Google Play.

WordPress tweaks search, video upload and more

WordPress tweaks search, video upload and more

Jul 4, 2017

For mobile creators, WordPress can be an invaluable tool; it works great on mobile devices, and it’s Android port continually adds and tweaks features via update.

It’s latest build adds a bit more.

First users can now search media in additional ways; more specifically, one can search by media title, description and type.

Here, another new feature reveals itself: tabs in the Media Browser page for All, Images and Unattached media pieces.

Another enhancement is the ability to optimize video for quality and size before uploading it; this feature can be enabled in Site Settings.

Of course, we also get the ubiquitous bug fixes.

All are available in the latest version, available for free on Google Play.

Last Day on Earth: Survival adds notifications, new localizations and more

Last Day on Earth: Survival adds notifications, new localizations and more

Jul 3, 2017

Kefir! has its fingerprint on a few popular games, and its latest — Last Day on Earth: Survival — seems to fit the fold quite nicely. It’s a survival game in the mold of Minecraft, but with a different view and more conventional graphics.

In this one, you keep busy. Think apocalypse… with zombies running around. You need to be able to build shelter, rummage for food and supplies, and fight off the undead and human marauders alike. Crafting, hunting, survival.

Now, even as we are giving it a go, it is getting enhanced via update.

The current build adds push notifications related to traveling on the global map and increases the durability of armor. Additionally, more folks different places can get in on the game, as new localizations have been added to the game — specifically Italian, German and French.

Also, per the changelog, there are changes in the recipe system.

Last Day on Earth: Survival is free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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Chrome for Android gets an update

Chrome for Android gets an update

Jun 29, 2017

Android’s flagship browser, Chrome, is seeing an update that adds some enhancements.

There are changes to the way one can manage downloads; it’s also easier to manage browsing data.

New in Chrome 58:
• View and manage in-progress downloads on the Downloads page
• View and clear your browsing data more easily on the redesigned History page
• Long-press a link to open it in a new Chrome tab (from Chrome Custom Tabs)
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Chrome remains frees on Google Play.