Author Archives: Ida Torres


Secret Files Tunguska: adventure, travel, conspiracy all-in-one

Becoming a globe-trotting adventurer has become easier the past few years, at least when it comes to mobile games and apps. We live vicariously through the make-believe characters we play and we get to live out our derring-do personas on our smartphones or tablets. One new game does just that with Secret Files Tunguska, now available on Android devices.

Updates to gReader, Moon+ brings Material Design to apps

With Android 5.0 Lollipop slowly rolling out to various devices in the next few months, more and more developers are continuing to optimize and adapt some of the design and features to their apps. The Material Design guidelines that Google has been pushing for their products as well as the latest Android update is making its way to a lot of apps, two of those being RSS reader gReader and ebook app Moon+.

Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka to have Android One soon

When Google announced Android One last September to reach the emerging market in several Asian and African countries, there was much expectation that this will pave the way for a lot more people to have access to affordable but mid-level smartphones and be more connected to the rest of the world. The tech giant has now announced that after officially rolling out in India the past few months, they are also moving on to other countries in the region speicifically Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Evernote brings Context for premium and business users

If you're a heavy Evernote user and rely on it for note writing and saving articles from the web relevant to your work or interests, then the newest augmented intelligence feature from the service should be extremely useful to you. Context will help connect you to things that will help you finish your research, paper. proposal, blog post, or whatever it is you're doing currently on the app.

Deezer update: lyrics you can read or sing-along to

With the continued popularity of Spotify (despite Taylor Swift's break-up with them) and Google creating YouTube Music Key, competition in the music streaming service has never been tougher. Another competitor, Deezer, is stepping up its game in the latest update as it gives users the chance not just to listen to songs they like but sing-along to the ones they love with the new lyrics feature.

Looney Tunes make a comeback on mobile devices with new game

While Looney Tunes is not that popular anymore compared to their heyday of the past few decades, there is still a certain generation that looks on the animated shorts and characters with nostalgia, and they still have an appeal to kids who didnt' grow up on Bugs Bunny, the Road Runner, Tweety Bird and the others. A new Android game might just renew interest in the animated characters in an endless runner game with a slight twist to the usual ones of its type.

Coffee messaging app lets you text easily on Android Wear

While smartwatches have made our communication and digital lives a little bit easier, it is still very limited, with most of the wearables just showing us notifications of incoming calls, messages or app activities. But acting on those notifications is not yet that great. Thank goodness for app developers because now, you can actually respond to messages without needing to take out your phone or looking silly talking to your watch with Coffee app for Android Wear.

Minuum update: multiple languages at once, material design

With the global community becoming smaller and more connected due to the Internet and digital technology, more and more people are becoming bilingual or even multi-lingual, in either business and/or in their personal lives. Sometimes, when communicating with other people, they even use two or more languages at the same time. Virtual keyboard Minuum is giving this kind of users an easier time by giving the app simultaneous multilingual capabilities.

Exiles dares you to make your escape from an “alien” world

Science fiction and role-playing games fans, listen up. Crescent Moon, the creators of Ravensworld: Shadowland brings you a new Android game that is set in a world where you have to escape from colonizers with a corrupt government (not too far fetched from the present day yes?) out to stop you. Welcome to the world of Exiles.

Monster Dash returns: more monsters, weapons, better Barry

The Barry Steakfries Trilogy, which consists of Jetpack Joyride, Age of Zombies, and Monster Dash, have long been a cure for boredom and also a cause of unproductivity. Monster Dash is now finally available on Android and has been upgraded with even more monsters to kill, better weapons to kill them with, and a more dashing Barry to kill them all.
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