Android

Galaxy Tab S Android 5.0.2 preview

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets will want to check this out. A preview of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop has been offered up to show you what you can look forward too when the new OS rolls out to your device. The updated OS brings with it some new features and a new look.

Learn the ins and outs of Grudgeball, Regular Show style

If you're a fan of the Cartoon Network's The Regular Show (because come on, a lot of adults watch the CN, admit it), you'll have a lot of fun trying to play with the whole gang as they battle it out in the Chaosphere. But even if you don't know anything about the animated series, you can still find Grudgeball: Enter the Chaosphere entertaining enough with its combination of dodgeball, volleyball, and hot potato in one crazy game.

Red Baron: War of Planes takes to the skies

If you are a fan of flight sims and air combat games, you will want to have a look at a new game app that has launched on Google Play. The game is called Red Baron: War of Planes and it is set in the WWI era. Players will fly in five different warplanes to battle the enemy.

Kill the monster with kindness (we mean sheep) in new Android game

What do you do when a large monster from the sea suddenly attacks your coastal city and it's up to you to save the trapped citizens? Probably one of the last things you'll do is to fling sheep at it, but that's exactly what you need to do to beat this monster in a brand new Android game called, what else, Monster vs Sheep. And if you enjoy flicking things on your smartphone or tablet, then this should be a fun ride for you.

iA Writer finally arrives on Android devices

There are a lot of note-taking and writing apps out there in the market, but there are times when you have a writing deadline or a very important article or report to write, where you don't need any distractions from the app's other features. Our iOS friends have been enjoying one such minimalist app for the past years, but now it has finally arrived for Android devices, and a blog post from the developer might also signal a new appreciation of Android for those who have been on the "other side".

Google Play Music bumps upload limit to 50,000

We've got another reason to love Google as Google Play Music now allows saving of up to 50,000 tracks online to be accessed anytime and anywhere. Uploading music files to Play Music has always been possible but there was a 20,000 song limit. The company has recently doubled storage space up to 50K. The new song upload limit makes audiophiles like me very happy. No need to pay for extra storage because Google is offering this for free. How generous of Google!

Google Calendar for Android gets updated

As usual, Google has been busy working on its native Android apps, improving them with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Material Design elements in mind. Next to be updated is the Google Calendar app with more improvements and new features like viewing more events at a glance, pinch-to-zoom, 7-day week view, and adding of Google Drive files to events. There's also a new calendar option to show week numbers in settings.

Chainfire updates CF.lumen, now available for non-rooted devices

Anytime you want to change the hue or color tone of your display either for convenience purposes or if you just want to impress your friends – and you can basically be sure that stock Android will not allow you to do this – time to install Chainfire’s “CF.lumen” app. This was once a “root only” app, but now an update has brought a workaround for non-root devices.

AOL OnePoint Mobile helps keep online identity protected

With so many websites that require registrations and logging in, you are bound to have numerous usernames and passwords. That's okay because because people are assured of secure transactions most of the time but remembering all those online passwords can be quite a challenge. Honestly, I don't write down my passwords. I just try to store them in my memory. If I have no choice and am given a difficult to remember code, I write it on Notepad. Not a good idea I know but it's the most convenient way for me.