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5 Android Apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly
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Anytime Gallery for Wear is a gallery application that allows you to sync photos between your phone and your Android Wear smartwatch. In the free version you can sync up to 20 photos and if you go premium, you’ll be able to sync an unlimited number of photos. It’s a simple app that seems to work well and even includes support for pinch to zoom on the Android Wear device. It’s a fun little app and a great way to see your pictures on your wrist. Give it a try and show your support for Android Apps Weekly!
Here are your headlines from this week!
- Last week we talked about the latest Humble Bundle. This week, as a gift, anyone who gets the Artifex Mundi Humble Bundle will also receive Steam keys for Mac, Windows, and Linux so you can play on mobile or on your computer. It’s still a nice way to give to charity and a good way to get some cheap games.
- An interesting new development may add Quick Reply functionality to any messaging based notification. Developer MohammadAG is working on a root-free app that will add Quick Reply functionality to almost anything without you being required to do anything. It’s not out yet but it looks very promising.
- Microsoft did a whole bunch of things this last week so we’re going to group them all together. They announced a Windows 10 companion app that will help you sync your Android phone to your Windows 10 computer for improved functionality. They also announced an app called Microsoft OneClip that will be a cross-platform clipboard app which could be nice. Cortana for Android has been officially announced although there is no release date yet. Lastly, Microsoft announced a partnership with 18 OEMs that will see Microsoft Office pre-installed on tablets.
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First up this week is FORM Watch Face and this is probably the most ridiculous Android Wear watch face of all time. It’s developed by the same guy who brought us Muzei Live Wallpaper. It works like this. The watch face will display whatever background is on your phone to your watch. Then it will let pretty much any Android Wear watch face sit on top of that. It’s a nifty idea and totally free to use.
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Google Spotlight Stories actually isn’t new because it used to be a Motorola-specific app. This is actually a storytelling application that lets you view immersive short stories using 360-degree video, 2D, and 3D animations. You can buy additional stories if you want and it really does bring something special to the table. Beware that not all devices are supported but it is free to download.
You may have seen this already if you watched our best Android apps and games from May 2015. Periscope is a live video streaming app released by Twitter. It allows you to stream live from your smartphone camera to all of your Twitter followers. You can also watch old streams, stream privately, and it enjoys full integration with Twitter. It’s an interesting app that does things a little bit different.
Microsoft Hyperlapse is an interesting camera application that helps you create stop-motion videos. It actually came out last week but we couldn’t try it out because of the lack of device compatibility. This week it got some more devices added to the list. If you want to try it out, you’ll have to become a tester on Google+ and then download it. It’s a pretty fun little app and worth a shot. You can learn how to do it here.
Last up is a new app from Playboy called Playboy Now. Despite its namesake, the app actually contains hardly any nudity and is pretty much safe for work. It’s actually a news app that gives you updates on celebrities, night life, and other activities and events one might read about from Playboy. That said it does still carry a Mature 17+ rating in the Play Store. It’s worth a shot if you like Playboy.
If we missed any important Android apps or games news, tell us about it in the comments! Do note that next week will be a special Google I/O episode, so stay tuned for that!