Power Rangers: Legacy Wars update packs in new characters and more

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars update packs in new characters and more

Jun 25, 2017

As far as movie tie-ins go, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is pretty good. It has a great franchise as its source material, an engaging current big screen wave to rid on, and is actually pretty fun in its own right.

And now it looks to get better with a new build that brings a host of goodies to its playing fanbase.

Version 1.3.5 unveils new characters, including Zordon’s robotic assistant Alpha 5. There are now new match options, re-balancing of game mechanics and a more.

Officially (per Google Play):

New Characters
– Alpha 5 from Power Rangers (2017) & More
Friendly Match Options
– Host can set Friendly Match Rules which auto levels warriors and player levels.
– Host can also select the arena to play in based on their current league progression
Training Mode AI
AI opponent will now be leveled to the player’s current warrior levels
Additional RPG Elements
– More ways to level up and customize your Rangers and Villains

It remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play; check out the moves on the one new character below:

Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore receives ‘Gladiator’ update

Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore receives ‘Gladiator’ update

Jun 24, 2017

Deep Silver’s engaging space shooter Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore is getting some new content — via an update that is available now.

Yes…

Dubbed the “Gladiator” update, the new build offers a new event which allows players to underscore their abilities.

The new Gladiator update adds a spectacular event mode to the acclaimed sci-fi shooter, giving players the chance to show their piloting skills in fast-paced challenges and be rewarded with exclusive spaceships. It also marks the return of fan-favorite space scoundrel Mkkt Bkkt as the organizer of these semi-legal future sports events.

Can’t wait? Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

Check the mint update trailer:

Twitter’s new build brings refreshed look

Twitter’s new build brings refreshed look

Jun 24, 2017

Twitter for Android is getting an update that is available on Google Play right now.

The changelog (per Google Play):

WHAT’S NEW

– Bolder headlines and rounded designs throughout the app make it easier to identify and focus on what matters.

– We’ve refreshed the icons, making them more intuitive so that you can more easily follow along and join the action on Twitter.

Indeed, the app has a subtle new feel to it; it maintains the minimalist style. Overall, it maintains the clean look and performance.

Twitter remains free on the Play Store.

Evernote beta adds fingerprint functionality and more

Evernote beta adds fingerprint functionality and more

Jun 22, 2017

Preeminent note utility Evernote is becoming potentially easier to use for people that have devices that have fingerprint authentication built in.

Now, immediately after the update, one is prompted with the option to add a fingerprint pinlock. This option can also be accessed from Evernote app Settings (in Account Info); here, all you have to do is scroll down to “Set up passcode lock” and set a 4-digit code.

When this is done, one can then attach it to one’s fingerprint authentication already set up on equipped devices.

The new build also adds in the ability to choose how users save photos. When you take a photo in the app, the app prompts you to save it as a photo, document, color document, a Post-it Note or a business card.

The new build also notes improvements to the syncing process.

Evernote remains free; there are premium subscription offers in-app. The new features are available now, and are included in the free bracket.

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Dawn of Titans gets a whole new feel via update

Dawn of Titans gets a whole new feel via update

Jun 22, 2017

If you’re a Dawn of Titans fan, you should be getting notified of its current update, which is live now.

The new release — dubbed “LANDS: AWAKENING update” — brings a host of changes and tweaks. One should notice some of the visual changes right off the bat. When it comes to gameplay, the resources system has been overhauled a good deal.

The Lands section is where some of the the most pertinent changes have been applied; a bit more interaction is required to get the best out of them. Troops have been buffed, and mechanics enhanced.

All in all, big changes have created a new experience, mostly. At the very least, the new update should have players rethinking their strategies.

Here’s the full changelog (per game website).

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

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[Our Dawn of Titans review]

[via Dawn of Titans website]

PayPal makes sending money abroad easier via update

PayPal makes sending money abroad easier via update

Jun 7, 2017

PayPal is becoming a bit more potentially useful for more people with its latest update, which includes the ability to send money to a host of countries worldwide.

Here are the update details (per Google Play):

We’ve made it even easier to send money to friends and family abroad. You can now support your loved ones in 62 countries around the world by sending money, paying bills, and reloading phones through Xoom. Tap ‘Send Money’ to try it out!

PayPal remains free on Google Play.

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.

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]

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.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf gets a whole new campaign

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf gets a whole new campaign

May 31, 2017

HeroCraft’s Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is getting a major content update, headlined by a new campaign.

Here are excerpts from the press release.

HeroCraft are delighted to announce the big content update for Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, which is delivering a new PvE campaign – The Saga of the Great Awakening, where you fight against a new, powerful enemy – the ancient and mysterious Necrons!

There are different ways to unlock The Saga of the Great Awakening, depending on how far you are into the game. Veteran Space Wolves (those who successfully completed mission 3.7 in the main campaign) can unlock the new chapter with in-game currency for 20,000 credits.

They can also get unique Legendary cards and some in-game resources for $5.99 and unlock the new campaign as a bonus. New Space Wolves recruits (those who just downloaded the game and haven’t completed mission 2.1) will be able to get either Rare ($7,99), Epic ($29,99) or Legendary Packs ($49,99), with a big pack of in-game resources (including in-game currency, boosters, cards) and to unlock the new campaign as a bonus.

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