Temple-Run-Brave

In yet another game and movie tie-in, Imangi has teamed up with Disney to release Temple Run: Brave, the sequel to the wildly popular game Temple Run. In Temple Run: Brave, you will be taking on the role of the bright-haired Merida. She’s the main character on the upcoming Disney animated feature Brave, who happens to be a skilled archer. Instead of running away from evil monkeys, you’ll be running for your life to avoid the wrath of the demon bear Mordu. Aside from the usual run, jump, and slide that fans of the game are accustomed to, there will be…

social

Ever since the explosion of Facebook and Twitter, social apps have become one of the most hotly sought after and downloaded categories for apps. From helping you to find new places in town to just chatting, this group of apps has it all for you and your friends. Despite the recent purchases of startup app companies (Instagram, Beluga, Meebo) by Google, Facebook and more, there are still plenty of notable social apps left in the market. For the sake of introducing new apps, we have decided to exclude the most popular social apps (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, and Spotify). LinkedIn…

facebook-app-center

We have enough app stores ready to deliver all the digital content we’d be interested in enjoying on our mobile devices, so we don’t really need another one, do we? That’s rather a rhetorical question, especially since Facebook has finally launched its own app store, conveniently called App Center. However, the store, available at www.facebook.com/appcenter, is not a store in the true sense of the word. Instead, it’s more like a list of “high-quality” apps available on Android and iOS, which Facebook wants you to discover. In case you suspect these apps require some sort of deep, or not-so-deep, Facebook…

foursquare-5-android

Foursquare Labs have finally released a major overhaul to their popular check-in application, foursquare. The app is no longer (just) about checking in at your favorite places, as the developers have “re-imagined the entire app to make it even easier for you and your friends to share and catalog your experiences and find new places to go.” foursquare 5.0 is available for download from Google Play right now, ready to improve your whole check in experience. In addition to let you check in whenever you arrive at a location that supports foursquare, the new app version will now let you…

Sony-SmartWatch-2

Sony has recently released a firmware update to its SmartWatch, which was expected to correct certain issues with the device including the device’s inability of showing the time in standby mode, but it looks like the update brought other unexpected problems. The Verge notes that after installing update 1.2.33, several SmartWatch owners complained right on the Google Play page of the product that the update has crippled their devices. Apparently the SmartWatches on software version 1.2.33 can’t maintain a proper connection, and therefore can’t be synced with the smartphone. It appears that Sony has issued a secondary update, version 1.2.34,…

google-play-logo

For a while now, digital stores that offer mobile applications for various platforms have introduced a new way for developers to make money and customers to enjoy extra content – in-app purchases. But in-app purchases aren’t always hassle-free and if you don’t pay extra attention to what you’re doing, you will probably not enjoy the extra purchased content. Google Play offers Android developers and users, the in-app purchases feature, and we’re about to make your app content purchasing a lot easier. In order to understand the differences between various in-app purchasing models, Extreme Tech divides them into two main categories:…

carmageddon-mobile-ios-android

Carmageddon may not mean much to most people nowadays, but back in 1997, when the official car racing / car-crashing / pedestrian-killing game was launched for PC, it certainly made an impression with gamers. At first sight, it’s a simple racing game, in which the player has access to various cars and has to complete various courses. But once inside, you’ll quickly find out that you don’t have to be the fastest pilot in the parking lot to win any race as long as you’re willing to completely destroy the competition and/or run over any innocent pedestrian you can find….

apple-ipad-microsoft-office-online

There are plenty of apps in the Google Play store that let users access and edit Microsoft Office documents on their Android smartphones and tablets, not to mention Google’s own Google Docs suite, but we’re still waiting for Microsoft to finally launch the official Office suite for mobile devices. For some reason, the software company failed to release an Office version for iOS and Android devices, even though various independent developers created their own apps that let mobile device users work on their Office documents on the go. A new report from The Daily claims that work on the mobile…

Google-Translate

Not everyone is a natural-born linguist that can easily master 10 languages. But for those moments when the ability to communicate in another language is essential, there’s Google Translate for Android, an app that offers more or less the same experience as its web cousin. What’s in store for version 2.4 of the app?  Google has listed the following things: Simpler, more beautiful design Esperanto translation Many new text to speech languages Google Translate for Android has received the Holo treatment — making the user interface more simple and practical to use. It looks like the company is following the…

Galaxy-Nexus-docking-station

So you got your Galaxy Nexus from Google Play Store recently and couldn’t help notice that the GSM phone is looking rather bare and lonely. How about some accessories to spruce things up a bit? If it’s accessories you want, it’s accessories you get. Google is now selling a few official accessories for the Galaxy Nexus on its digital storefront. There are no phone cases and the likes there, at least for now, but you’ll be right at home if you’re in the market for some docking solutions for the Galaxy Nexus. Road warriors will be keen to get the…