Super Mario Run garners an update

Super Mario Run garners an update

Apr 25, 2017

We waited a long time — ages, it seemed — for Super Mario Run to arrive on Android, and now that it’s here, we’re happy to see improvements by way of updates.

The current builds tweaks some stuff and adds others; a cool addition is the ability to use a Mii characterization as an icon. The number of toads in one’s kingdom has been increased as well, and Google Play achievements are also included.

More specifically (per Google Play):

WHAT’S NEW

■The maximum number of Toads that can live in your kingdom has increased to 99,999.
■Player icon improvements. You can now display your customized Mii character from Miitomo to really show off your fashion sense! (Note: Miitomo is required to use this feature. Miitomo is not available in all countries/regions.)
■You can now find friends from your Nintendo Account.
■Google Play achievements have been implemented.
■Other changes and improvements.

Super Mario Run is available for free (with in-app purchases on Google Play).

Mixvibes’ Remixlive gets an update

Mixvibes’ Remixlive gets an update

Apr 24, 2017

Remixlive – drum & play loops is a musical dream; the app allows creatives to simulate track laying and mixing on mobile devices.

It’s getting an update:

WHAT’S NEW

// IMPROVED IMPORT OF SAMPLES
You can now set manually the bpm when importing samples, or change it after.
You can specify & change key of samples, especially for imported samples.
// TUTORIALS:
You asked them, we are doing them: NEW sidebar section containing tutorials.
The tutorials are on the sidebar menu on the left, just below the Import Sounds section.
Free to ask questions in the comments section of our video tutorials.

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

Chrome Remote Desktop adds audio-listening functionality and more

Chrome Remote Desktop adds audio-listening functionality and more

Apr 24, 2017

For folks on the go, Chrome Remote Desktop can be a lifesaver; the app/utility allows users to tap in remotely to Windows and Linux machines with Chrome browser installed from Android devices and Chromebooks.

We certainly have an affinity to it, to say the least.

Now, the app gets a bit more useful with some new additions and tweaks to the Android application.

The latest build allows users to listen to audio hosted on Linux and Windows computers, it also adds new disconnection methods, and adds some other touches.

Per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

• Listen to audio from Windows or Linux computers.
• Remove unwanted connections by long-pressing on the computer name.
• Smoother pinch-to-zoom and two-finger scrolling.
• New Help & Feedback screen.

It remains free on Google Play.

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Clue gets update, teases upcoming new feature

Clue gets update, teases upcoming new feature

Apr 19, 2017

I’m kinda old school in that I like my board games. That love is helped along with the recent wave of digitized board games, and Hasbro’s Clue recently got the treatment courtesy of Marmalade Game Studio.

Now, we can find out who dispatched Boddy/Black… on the go.

Of course, we had to take it for a formal run.

In any case, the recently released game is now receiving an update. The new build adds social networking connectivity — specifically Facebook. Also added is a ranking system, power-ups, leaderboards, rewards, push notifications and more.

Still, it was the last note in the changelog that really had us smile. In our review, we noted it is a pretty faithful recreation of the original, but almost begs for a multiplayer mode.

Well, according to the update notes, that is coming. Soon.

Per Google Play:

– New end of game ranking system
– Weekly Leaderboards
– Ability to connect to Facebook
– Daily Rewards
– 4 Hint Card power ups
– Push Notifications
– Improvements to environments with particle effects
Multiplayer COMING SOON!!!

We’ll be eagerly waiting; the game remains available on Google Play for the one-ime price of $3.99.

[Our Clue Review]

Supermarket Mania Journey gets time-limited event update

Supermarket Mania Journey gets time-limited event update

Apr 17, 2017

G5’s popular time management simulation adventure Supermarket Mania Journey is getting an update that brings a time-limited event — and the update is available on both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

The new event, dubbed the Spring Flower Festival Event, brings 16 new levels and newer content.

Here’s the changelog:

Spring always brings something new and wonderful. This time it’s a lot of gifts and surprises in the fresh update of your favorite game Supermarket Mania® Journey!

SPRING FLOWER FESTIVAL EVENT – Collect butterflies to travel through 16 new levels on the colorful map and get the spring avatar, unique spring statuette, useful booster pack and other valuable items!

BONUS PATHS – Complete additional levels in a row to get a cart full of prizes!

GAME CENTER SUPPORT – Earn achievements and let your friends join in on the fun.

The game is developed and published by G5 Games.

Check out the trailer:

Collaboration tool Slack gets an update

Collaboration tool Slack gets an update

Mar 29, 2017

Slack is one app the refuses to rest on its laurels. The collaborative app is getting another update:

Highlights:

• You can now share a message or a file from one channel to another. Which is nice.

• Some of the slash commands you’re used to using from Slack (like /away, /dm etc) are now supported inside Threads.

• Fixed: You’re no longer shunted into the cold vacuum of the browser to view search results when we can just as easily display them in-app.

Pocket Casts receives an update

Pocket Casts receives an update

Mar 29, 2017

If you listen to podcasts on Android, you probably know Pocket Casts, the popular mobile aggregation app.

Well, it’s getting an update, and if the actual update doesn’t tickle you, the formal changelog introducing version 6.2.4 should:

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the releases of our app. Maybe slightly less inevitable and more fun though? I mean the same amount of people are betrayed, killed off, and then come back but I digress! 6.2.4 brings you:

– Syncing improvements (specifically around swiping to mark as played)

– Various fixes to playback, chapter support, remove silence

– Better show notes formatting

Tune in next week when [insert cliffhanger here]

That, people, is how you write a changelog.

Pocket Casts remains free on the Play Store.

Root Explorer gets improvements via update

Root Explorer gets improvements via update

Mar 29, 2017

Popular Android file manager Root Explorer just received an update that makes the app more appealing to users working with big files and folks making use of USB on-the-go (OTG).

Per Google Play, the new build (4.1) brings:

USB OTG support for Marshmallow (Android 6) upwards

• Moving large files within SD card on Nougat (Android 7) now happens instantly.

Root Explorer comes in two flavors: free and a fuller featured premium version that costs $3.99.

Google Drive gets Quick Access Panel and more via update

Google Drive gets Quick Access Panel and more via update

Mar 29, 2017

Google Drive continues to gain ground, and it’s lightest update should help in that regard.

Per Google Play:

* Find the files you’re looking for faster with the new Quick Access panel
* Surface your Drive files when you search in the Google app

* Bug fixes and performance improvements

Google Drive is free on the Play Store.

Tiny Rails update brings new locales, photography feature and more

Tiny Rails update brings new locales, photography feature and more

Mar 27, 2017

Tiny Titan Studios has just released and update to its popular game Tiny Rails.

First, the game now boasts new Latin America locations; it also has a new feature which allows players to immortalize adventures.

More specifically (per Google Play):

Update 1.2.0 brings your crew to Latin America! Help some old friends and discover the sights and sounds of Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America… but watch out for the return of an old enemy, too!

Easily capture and share your train’s adventures with the new photography feature as you collect new cars and locomotives, like the brand new Aztec Engine.
– Hotfix – added fix for data loading issues on some Android versions

Version 1.2.0 is available now; Tiny Rails remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

Feedly receives an update

Feedly receives an update

Mar 27, 2017

Feedly, the well regarded news aggregator that helped ease the loss of Google Reader, is getting an update.

The new build has changes for team users, pro users and regular users.

Welcome to Boards! Save the most important stories you read. Share them and fuel your team’s success.

All users

* Ability to save important stories in boards, organized by project, markets, customers, etc.

Pro users

* Add notes

* Add highlights

Teams users

* Share boards and collaborate

Feedly remains free on Google Play

Toodledo for Android gets new additions and fixes via update

Toodledo for Android gets new additions and fixes via update

Mar 24, 2017

Toodledo for Android is getting an update

6.4.0

+ Adds Context and Tag filters to the show menu

+ Fixes a bug that caused the saved search menu to be blank for some people

+ Fixes some bugs with saved search, filters, external keyboards and timezones

+ Fixed copy/paste into task title

+ Keep the tray open to the section you are in

+ Allow syncing more than 1000 notebook entries

+ Fixed a bug with “Untitled task” appearing when it shouldn’t

The app remains free.