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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Google Play Weekly

In this week's Google Play Weekly we talk about iOS apps on Android, OEM skin apps anywhere, Portal, Half-Life 2, and some Android apps you shouldn't miss!
May 16, 2014
Welcome back to another episode of Google Play Weekly! This week we talk about a huge Google Play Store update that included a lot of awesome stuff. Plex supports camera upload now. A research project called Cider has iOS apps running on Android. Half-Life 2 and Portal were released for NVIDIA Shield. PortedAPP lets you run OEM skin apps on any device. Finally, here are five Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week!

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Bright Weather

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
First up this week is an app called Bright Weather and it’s done by the same developers who brought us the insanely popular Beautiful Widgets. At its core, Bright Weather is just another weather app. You can find weather in your area or around the world, view local forecasts, view radar, and some more unique stuff like a weather almanac. What makes the app nice is the design which includes new background images daily and more interactive elements than usual. It’s free in the Play Store right now.

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Make It Rain

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Next up is a run little time waster game called Make It Rain. In this game you swipe up on a pile of money to make money, then you spend it on other things that make you money. Every action in this game only serves to make you more money. Except the FBI spin wheel, which actually just takes away your money. It’s a lot of fun in short runs and it’s definitely something a little different. It’s also free.

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Monument Valley

[Price: $3.99]
Monument Valley is an optical-illusion based puzzle game that’s both fun to look at and to play. The level design in this title is one of a kind and while the game is pretty short, very few people seem to be regretting spending the $3.99 the game is going for in the Play Store. The music, game play, and art work all seem to seamlessly blend together in a stunning presentation that you can enjoy with your eyes and your ears. If you have $4 to spend, give this one a shot.

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Per-App Modes

[Price: $1.99]
Next up is Per App Modes which is one of the best root apps ever. It was updated to version 2.0 which added bug fixes, performance improvements, a polished up UI, multi-selection support, and many other smaller UI and performance tweaks to make things better. For those who may not know, Per App Modes is a root app that lets you set the maximum and minimum CPU speeds on various apps along with other variables. This can help improve performance on heavy games, save battery on less CPU intensive apps, and give you more control over how your device acts. It’s a $1.99 and if you’re root user, you should go give this one a look.

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Grab My Charger

[Price: Free for a limited time]
Last up this week is an app that’s perfect for travelers called Grab My Charger. The premise for this app is simple. It uses your phone’s GPS and an alarm to make sure that you grab your charger when you leave. It seems useless for normal folks but if you’re traveling, leaving your phone charger behind sucks. So what you do is set the alarm when you plug in your charger and if you leave without it, the app will send you a notification. It’s free for a limited time so check it out now!

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