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Pac-Man franchise gets cool endless runner for 35th anniversary

The 35th anniversary of one of the coolest gaming franchises in history is coming up – we’re talking about Pac-Man, your dot-eating, ghost-chomping, yellow circular friend from the 80s. For this landmark anniversary, franchise owners Bandai Namco has tapped mobile gaming outfit Hipster Whale – creators of Crossy Road – to put their spin on the legendary game, and out came Pac-Man 256.

Android Community Weekly Digest: May 24, 2015

Things have been rather slow this week, though it feels more like the calm before the storm. Indeed, we're hearing a few whispers about Google might be bringing to the tablet at I/O 2015 nex week. That, of course, doesn't mean that nothing noteworthy happened this week, like the launch, sort of, of the YotaPhone 2 in the US and LG's continued attempts to milk everything it can out of the G4 brand. This is your latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from May 18 to May 24, 2015.

Count finance manager app brings new features in update

Managing your finances can still be tricky, even given the many digital tools that are now available for us. From the simple act of writing down purchases, scanning receipts, adding payment schedules to your calendar, to the more complicated apps whose features are all about finances, we have a lot more tools now to help us. Count finance manager is one of those more "complicated" tools, and the latest update brings even more features to the table, making tracking and budgeting kind of a breeze.

Switcheroo wants you to take control things using Bluetooth LE

We've seen the emergence of smart houses, where almost all appliances can be controlled by a smartphone. But that would mean buying all new stuff, which will definitely cost a fortune. And also, there are some things lying around which may seem to be "uncontrollable" by any gadget in the market now. But a Kickstarter project called Switcheroo is trying to help you make your house or office smarter with just the help of a small circuit board and your smartphone of course.

Atlantic Fleet lets you experience being a Royal Navy sailor

Atlantic Fleet is a new simulation game from Killerfish Games that requires the player to plan tactics and strategize to survive in the Battle of the Atlantic. It's the World War II and you are tasked to take command of those submarines, surface ships, and other carrier and land-based aircraft. There is a struggle for control of the shipping lanes. Are you up to the challenge?

Find the answers you’re looking for with the Light app

If you don't trust Wikipedia or if you're not in the mood to wade through search results on Google but you need immediate answers to life's burning questions, then your solution would be to go with an app. And what better way than to go to the light. We mean, the Light app. It is a new Android app that aims to give you the answers to questions in various fields, from trivia, to facts, to word meanings, to pop culture, etc.

tinyCam Pro update brings background video recording 24/7

Surveillance cameras are now becoming common among digital natives, as they stay away from their homes for longer periods of time, either for work or travel or just socializing. But you probably don't spend all your time away just staring at your camera feed right (unless you have that really weird compulsion). One of the more popular apps that help you monitor what's going on in front of your IP camera is bringing a solution to that problem, so you wouldn't need to always be watching.

TeamViewer QuickSupport allows remote tech support on your phone

In this day and age of advanced technology, each one of us who own a gadget or two will need tech support at one point. It may be easy to search for manuals, instructions, and troubleshooting but an app that contains such information is more than useful. But one that can actually remotely fix your phone , now that's even better. That's the idea of the TeamViewer QuickSupport, to provide technical remote support for mobile devices from any computer from anywhere in the world.

Bundle groups your photos and lets you share them privately

One of the biggest problems that people who are slave to their smartphone cameras face is how to make sense of all the photos you take and store on your devices. Yes, there are a lot of photo back up and cloud services out there now, but organizing them is still a hassle, especially if it's for an event, a vacation, or a party. One new app simply called Bundle will try to help you solve this dilemma and even make sharing it privately easier.

Facebook Messenger adds “chat ID” for first-time chat buddies

All of us who use Facebook Messenger have probably experienced this once or more than once. A message from an unknown person suddenly pops up and he/she seems to know you or have met you recently, but for the life of you, you have no idea who they are and so you don't know whether to talk to them or not. Sometimes you ignore them and miss an opportunity or sometimes you do talk to them and waste precious minutes of your life.
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