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).

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.

Evernote Gets an Update

Evernote Gets an Update

Feb 21, 2017

Collaborative note-taking application Evernote is releasing a new build that looks to be even more useful to its users.

Sharing functionality is the major talking point of this update (per Google Play):

WHAT’S NEW

We know sharing your work is important, so we’ve made some improvements.
Now, it’s easier to
* Send notes with other apps
* Share a link to a note that people can open even if they don’t have an account
* Invite others to collaborate
* See who else can access your content
The Shared section has gotten even better–filter the list of shared content to spend less time searching. Just enter a word from the title of the note or notebook or the name of who shared with you. Voilà!

Evernote remains free (with optional paid tiers) on Google Play.

Galaga Wars Adds PAC-MAN Ship via Update

Galaga Wars Adds PAC-MAN Ship via Update

Feb 17, 2017

If you’re human, you should like space shooters… and as such, you’ll like Galaga Wars.

Enough said.

Now, our nifty arcade look-back is getting an update, and a cool one indeed. Headlining the new build is a new, unlockable ship: PAC-MAN… yep, that Pac-Man.

It seems like Galaga Wars gets even old school-ier.

Per the update:

With this update, you can now hunt the elusive Maple enemy. This special alien appears in sectors, and when killed, drops precious Credits. You can use these Credits to unlock the Pac-Man ship!

We certainly enjoyed our formal spin with the game; this update makes it even better.

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

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[Our Galaga Wars Review]

Tapatalk Gets an Update

Tapatalk Gets an Update

Feb 16, 2017

Tapatalk – 100,000+ Forums application is a popular app that internet forum readers rely on. Now, the prominent application is getting an update that is available now.

The current build brings some fixes with regards to forum functionality.

Per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

version 6.4.6
-Fixed Unread not working properly.
-Fixed Some tabs not being displayed in the forum home screens.

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

MARVEL Future Fight Update Brings New Content

MARVEL Future Fight Update Brings New Content

Feb 15, 2017

Superhero-laden MARVEL Future Fight is getting an update that brings a whole lot more playable missions and characters.

On deck are Inhumans… fresh from the MARVEL archives. There is a also a new reward system.

Per the press release, the newbies are as follows:

– Moon Girl – An Inhuman genius. She races into battle with her trusty friend, the giant red T-Rex Devil Dinosaur, and her arsenal of homemade inventions.
* Karnak – An Inhuman philosopher adept at hand-to-hand combat, with the uncanny ability to find the flaws and weak points of any enemy.
* Gorgon – An Inhuman warrior who has served the Inhuman Royal Family for years. With his beastly legs, he stomps the ground causing massive shockwaves to defeat his enemies.
* Inferno – An Inhuman and member of Gorgon’s team dedicated to protecting the Inhuman race. His Inhuman ability allows him to produce and manipulate fire from his body to defeat his enemies.
* Crystal – An Inhuman princess and sister of Medusa, the Queen of the Inhumans. She is able to control the elements of fire, water, earth, and air.
* Maximus – The younger brother of Black Bolt, King of the Inhumans. He is a brilliant scientist who uses his inventions, including the Chorus Sentry, in battle. He is greedy, short-tempered, and conniving, constantly seeking to usurp his brother’s throne.
* Dormammu – Lord of the Dark Dimension. He is the eternal rival of Doctor Strange, and is unbeatable within his own dimension. He is a god-like character equipped with powerful physical and magical abilities.

Netmarble Games Global Chief Seungwon Lee is excited about the new material.“The Inhumans have been becoming increasingly popular across pop culture and now players of MARVEL Future Fight will have a slew of new content to explore,” he says. “Not only will they be able to play as Inhumans characters, but they’ll also experience a thrilling storyline surrounding the conspiracy of Maximus the Mad.”

We took MARVEL Future Fight for a spin a while back and liked it; it remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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[Our MARVEL Future Fight Review]

Netflix Adds Device-Specific SD Card Functionality

Netflix Adds Device-Specific SD Card Functionality

Feb 9, 2017

Netflix added a great feature last year: the ability to download some content for offline viewing. One ding? Well, the downloaded content had to reside on the host device’s onboard storage.

In other words, if you have a device with an external SD card, you couldn’t use that storage; you had to keep that content on precious stock storage.

Now, Netflix has added the ability to use said SD card storage.

YAY!!!

There is one snag though: said new feature is only available on select devices.

The app remains free on Google Play; it requires a subscription.

Flipboard for Android Gets New Design

Flipboard for Android Gets New Design

Feb 9, 2017

Seems so long ago…

Remember when folks on Android felt bereft without the then iOS-exclusive Flipboard? With good reason, by the way; Flipboard was a visually stunning news and social networks aggregator that really allowed folks to customize content on the go.

And now, the venerable application is getting a major overhaul.

The new Flipboard is here… and it promises to be “faster, easier, [and] more personalized than ever.”

We’re excited to introduce the all-new Flipboard, the one place to organize the world’s stories around all your passions. Here’s what’s new:
– Completely redesigned app that gives you quick access to the topics you care most about from a new Home carousel.
– New Smart Magazines for all your passions curated by Flipboard, the world’s best publishers, subject matter experts, and our community.

The new update is available now; the app remains free on Google Play.

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[via Flipboard Blog]

G5’s Mahjong Journey Gets 90 New Levels via Update

G5’s Mahjong Journey Gets 90 New Levels via Update

Feb 8, 2017

If you’re into mahjong (and packing a device running Android or Fire OS), G5 has got some great news: its skill game Mahjong Journey just picked up a lot of new content via an update on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

Per the update informational:

The new update brings ninety — yes, 90 — new levels in Greece and Italy, as well as new tile sets.

-90 NEW LEVELS IN ITALY AND GREECE – Discover picturesque Lake Como, the famous Coliseum, the ancient Acropolis of Athens and other breathtaking locations.

-TWO NEW TILE SETS – Test your skills and pair up more than 80 unique tiles.

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

Chrome for Android Adds Offline Functionality and More

Chrome for Android Adds Offline Functionality and More

Feb 4, 2017

Android’s preeminent browsing application Chrome is getting an update that adds a bunch of refined functionality.

The new build brings the ability to download content for offline access, the ability to share downloads, search improvements and more.

More specifically (per Google Play), we get:

WHAT’S NEW

New in Chrome 55:
• Easily download music, videos, and even full web pages for viewing offline
• View and share your downloads within Chrome
• See misspelled words highlighted in text fields
• Improvements to contextual search UI
• Bug fixes and significant memory savings

Of course, Chrome remains free on the Play Store.