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Amazon, Apple makes family sharing easy, Google misses out

With almost everyone owning a smartphone or tablet these days, these mobile devices have become more than just individual, private experiences but sometimes even familial ones. Realizing that families would sometimes want to manage their mobile experience as, well, a family, Amazon and Apple have revealed features in their new operating systems that makes all that not only easy but even more engaging as well.

Shazam update makes it easier to purchase music on Google Play

Most people have probably heard of Shazam before. Shazam is an app that you can install on your Android device that makes it easy to identify music and TV programs in seconds. If you hear a track on the radio you like but you aren’t sure what the song is called or who the artist singing is, Shazam is the app you want to identify the music.

Heli Hell game lets you blow stuff up

A new game launched on Google Play this month called Heli Hell. As you might guess from the name of the app, it's a helicopter game where players control an attack helicopter as it makes its way over a bunch of enemy ships and bases blowing stuff up.

Google adds four more countries to paid content on Newsstand

Four countries are now the recipients of an advanced birthday gift from Google. Well, that is, if they actually were hankering to be able to access paid content from the Google Newsstand. India, the Netherlands, Russia and Spain were added to the list of countries that can now buy newspapers and magazines from the Newsstand, joining a very “elite” number of countries that can do so.

Droid Protector App Lock saves you from prying eyes

Ever wished for a lock app feature on your Android smartphone? This is something a lot of smartphone owners want to have on their devices—for their apps to be locked to prevent prying eyes and snoops. You know how easy it is to check a particular app when borrowing a phone. Simply tap on the app icon and you’ll be able to see one’s private e-mails, photos, or access his Facebook, mail, or any other social networks.

Sony PartyShare app turns your Xperia device into a jukebox

Sony definitely knows how to bring life to a party. The company recently launched a new music app that can turn your Xperia phone into a jukebox. This app is ideal for hosting parties as it allows up to a maximum of ten users to broadcast a party, share a music playlist, and stream photos in real-time.

WearFaces makes Apple watch face for Android smartwatches

The more I looked at it, the more I was convinced I knew it from somewhere – it took a friend to look at my browser and say “Hey, that’s the Apple Watch, isn’t it?” For the record, I wasn’t looking at the newfangled smartwatch from Cupertino – I was looking at a smartwatch face designed by UhrArt and uploaded to an Android smartwatch via the same dev’s WearFaces app. The app allows for different watch face designs, and one of them mimicked that “colorful” design from Apple.

Red Bull Air Race app now on Android

What do you get when you pump a person full with Red Bull (it’s an energy drink, if you’ve lived out in the boonies until today) and then let them race airplanes that fly ridiculously close to the ground? Nothing good in real life, but these are the images that flood the head when you understand that Red Bull has been sponsoring an air race since the early 2000s. In the interest of safety (we kid, of course), it has transferred that experience on to your Android devices.
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