Google Play Weekly Episode 2: Nintendo DS Emulator, app turns devices into Chromecasts, and more!

August 23, 2013
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    Google Play Weekly

    Welcome back to Google Play Weekly, now with improved audio! It’s our second episode and, as promised, a much better episode than the first one. This week we talk about Nox, an awesome icon pack, Timely, a wonderful (if misguided) clock app, a Nintendo DS emulator, a Google Play Store update, and a whole lot more. Watch the video below and check the links below that to see what stories we covered this week.

    Google Play Weekly Video

    Stories mentioned

    Finally, here are the app links for this week’s trending apps. These are 5 apps which have been making a big splash in the Play Store recently. They may be brand new or a couple of weeks old, but people are starting to notice them. Note, all links will take you to the Play Store.

    Thank you for joining us this week and we’ll see you next week!

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    Comments

    • http://us.playstation.com/ps4 Mark Cerny

      cheapcast is so misleading

      it turns your device in a chromecast screen, not an actual chromecast i can plug in my tv and stream from my main device

      • Baz

        Surely if you have any device with HDMI out, that’s exactly what it does?

    • Billy

      Do you have a rss feed?

    • Howard Z

      I tried spy camera pro today per your recommendation and using your link to the play store. I was very disappointed as it uses airpush notification for adds, and also disabled the play store app. The only way I found to uninstall it was via system settings – > apps.

      After I uninstalled it, the play store could be opened again.

      Based on my experience, I do not recommend installing this app.

      • JosephHindy

        Hmm I’ve had it installed on my Nexus 4 for about 6 days now and I’ve had no problems opening the Play Store. The ads are annoying but devs gotta get paid yknow? Really, it didn’t seem that bad to me.

        • Johnny

          Dev doesn’t need to get paid, he just ripped the open source code off of Spy Cam OS app. If you want the same thing ad-free, look for it on the play store, put a link in the post above…

    • Johnny

      Spy Camera Pro is one of the many rip-offs of an XDA Forum member Jimmy Halim, Spy Cam OS (Open Source). As the name suggests, it’s an open source spy camera app, and that open source has been used shamelessly to create many ad-pushing, spam filled apps.
      If you want, head over to the xda thread or the play store and you can enjoy all the features with no ads and constant feature updates.

      *Just BTW, i have nothing to do with this app, am not a developer or even a friend. Just a person who’s pissed off that open source developers don’t get the credit they deserve.

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwork.spycamera&hl=en

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1934513

      • JosephHindy

        It’s not a rip off if it’s open source. Open source means it is open and can be used by anyone for any reason. Calling it a rip off is like calling Ubuntu a rip off of Debian, or Linux Minut a rip off of both of them. You can’t rip off open source, that’s why it’s open source ;)

    • Rohit Naik

      ..Lets Bring everyone on Whatsapp
      Please be free to share the video among your friends

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHcZ47z_el4

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