It's Update Wednesday again and this time, Google is adding something new to the usual pack. Aside from pushing out updates to Chrome Beta, Hangouts, Drive, and My Tracks, the Android maker has also published its e-mail app on Google Play Store.
For people who are never satisfied with their smartphone’s built-in calendar app and are always on the lookout for the next best one, Sunrise’s newest integrations can offer them something other apps don’t have yet. The recent announcements of apps they’ve partnered with include Songkick, Evernote, Github, Asana and Tripit.
Subscription services for movies and TV shows have been on a roll in the US market, with the advent of Netflix, Hulu and even networks like HBO. Oyster is paving the way for this kind of book acquisition and finally, it has made its way to the Android platform, with a 30-day free trial that is sure to get bookworms’ hearts racing.
Samsung has its own TouchWiz homescreen exclusive to its smartphones so it comes as a bit of a surprise to see a new homescreen launcher replacement that has been funded by the manufacturer's startup accelerator. But will Terrain Home actually be able to make a name for itself in the crowded homescreen marketplace? Perhaps it could, if the subset of features it seems to have picked off from other launchers resonate with you.
It seems like Link Bubble's "background loading" idea is catching on, at least on non-mainstream Android browsers. Javelin Browser, the rather curious gesture-based browser we encountered last March, is just one of the few to add this functionality, boldly calling it a "true multitasking" feature.
Despite the fact that sports giant Nike seemed cozier with Apple and its iOS devices, they released this week an Android version of the app for their smart band. The Nike+ FuelBand app lets users of the FuelBand SE connect their gear with their mobile phone of choice in order to monitor their progress with their health and fitness goals.
If there were any doubt that Facebook will be taking on Snapchat, the public launch and availability of its new Slingshot app and platform should banish all that. But rather than just copy it feature by feature, Facebook is putting in a rather curious twist to the ephemeral messaging trend by focusing on a more social and reciprocal aspect.
CyanogenMod's core team might now be an "Inc.", but they haven't lost their sense of commitment to the community. The makers of the popular custom ROM has just released Cyanogen Theme Showcase on Google Play Store, making the fruits of their work on CyanogenMod 11S available to the wider Android community.
Lumosity, the brain training app is now available from the Google Play Store. The Lumosity app had previously been available on the iOS side, and citing how "nearly half of all new Lumosity user registrations and game plays come from mobile" -- it looks like the company has opted to launch for Android.
Tired of your ringtone or message notification sounding like everyone else's tones? Or are you sick of the usual melodious sounds signaling an app's update or activity? If yes, then Type Your Ringtone might be that little utility that you've been looking for to spruce up your device's sound bites, by having them speak out instead of whistling to a tune.