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Train to be a “security expert” with new Cryptoy app

If you're the type of person that is fascinated by spies, covert operations, coded messages and the likes, you might want to consider going into the cybersecurity or even just security industry. And to train yourself for such a career, maybe you'd need an app for that. Cryptoy is one such app, teaching you the ways of encryption and decoding secret messages.

BBM for Android update: Lollipop, stickers and longer timer

Just in case you've somehow forgotten, BlackBerry Messenger is still alive and is on other platforms as well, giving the loyal BlackBerry users a free messaging connection to those on Android, iOS, etc. The latest update brings a host of other features that has been available in other messaging apps but is now just being adapted by BBM. Still, better late than never.

Android Community Weekly Digest: Dec. 14, 2014

Things have been relatively quiet on the mobile front this week, seemingly the great quiet before the storm. Of course, that doesn't mean nothing of importance passed us by. This week saw one of the biggest updates to Android Wear: official support for watch faces. We've also seen a good number of games land on Android. India also continues to be mired in controversy . This is your latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from December 8 to December 14, 2014

8-Bit Crusaders battle to save kidnapped goddesses from the evil witches

Here is another time-waster Role-Playing Game on Android: Crusaders Quest. Watching the trailer takes me back to my childhood days of endless arcade gaming. This one, complete with the music and the pixelated graphics, will remind you of the 90s. It's a new RPG from NHN Entertainment Corp. that allows you to lead 200 heroes and defeat monsters and witches. Goal is to save the kidnapped Goddesses from the forces of evil.

Pump up your adrenaline levels with MMX Racing

Monster trucks are cool but you can't drive one anywhere in the city. Your only chance to drive one is on a mobile game like the MMX Racing. You can customize your own truck to your preference. If not a truck, you can drive a muscle car, pickup, SUV, or jeep. Upgrade every part of your vehicle to achieve the kind of monster you want for racing. MMX Racing will definitely pump up your adrenaline as you try to finish the challenging tracks and courses that will require you to jump a lot.

Google Translate adds 10 more languages from Africa, Asia

How many times has Google Translate "rescued" you from a potentially difficult situation when you badly needed to know how to say "how much is this?" or "can I ask you out on a date?" in another language? It's always handy to have the app on hand, especially when you're traveling to another country where communication may be difficult. They have now added 10 more languages to their system, which includes languages from Africa and Asia.

Android team says 2014 was a good year for entertainment

Year 2014 has been great for Android and the rest of the entertainment industry. Google released the Best Apps and Best Games on Android for 2014 last week. We said it's too early to tell and we didn't know the criteria for choosing the best but folks at Google, particularly the Android team, is so busy right now rounding up things and making lists just before the year ends. Google said 2014 was a big year for entertainment. New addictive games have popped up. More movies, songs, and stories have kept us interested and entertained.

Action Launcher 3 launches with new Quicktheme feature

As promised, or forewarned, Chris Lacy's Action Launcher 3 has just been pushed to Google Play Store. Claimed to be more than just a simple "Action Launcher 2 with Material Design", this version is said to be a complete re-write and re-design, but still with the core features that have drawn users to it. It is, however, not without controversy, especially surrounding the new and perhaps slightly confusing pricing scheme that have also drawn a bit of ire against the developer.

Microsoft releases new apps for Android

Microsoft has just released a slew of new apps for Android: MSN Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, News, Weather, Sports, and Money. Looks like the Redmond developers have been busy working on apps for a different platform it’s actually confusing. Not that there’s a law against who can and can’t make apps for Android but sometimes you’ll wonder why. But then again, Microsoft could just be very generous and kind that it’s bringing important programs to the mobile platform.
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