Tag Archive: Apps


Best Android Apps for March 2014

We’ve got the best social, utility, and customization apps for Android launched in the last 30 days right here

In our ongoing quest to bring y’all the bestest the Google Play Store has to offer, we’re going to start rounding up our favorite Android releases every month.

Often these round-ups will include big releases that you might have missed throughout Android Central news stories or our picks of the week, but we’ll try to dig up  [Read More…]

Rhapsody brings Chromecast support to Rhapsody and Napster apps

Rhapsody has added Chromecast support to both the Rhapsody and Napster streaming applications today, and now users can push their tunes right to their televisions.

    

Google searches on mobile can now link directly to apps worldwide, supports 24 new apps

Creating a seamless experience for moving between search results and your own apps

Google has been experimenting with new ties between keyword searches on mobile and Android apps, and now that functionality is being expanded pretty dramatically. Back in 2013 Google started partnering with a selective few big names like IMDb, Wikipedia and Open Table to have an “Open in app” button placed in Google search results when performed on your Android phone. This means you  [Read More…]

Spotify releases an all new design across its apps

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Spotify are today releasing an update which you’ll notice will change the look of the music streaming service across all of their applications and platforms.

Called “Cat” internally, the design is said to be inspired by iOS 7 and is focused on placing emphasis on the content. That includes frosty panes, clean sharp icons, and circular album art.

“We have this metaphor of stepping into  [Read More…]

Apps of the Week: Cut the Rope 2, Shattered Planet, HTC Power to Give and more!

More great apps than you can shake a stick at

Here we are again wrapping up another great month of Apps of the Week columns. This week is no different than any other, though, as we’re still bringing together a selection of app picks from each of the writers here at Android Central and putting them on display all in one place. There are no restrictions at play here — if it’s an app that we  [Read More…]

Apps crashed most on Gingerbread, but Android is consistently more stable than iOS according to report

Samsung Galaxy S4 was most stable device, while the iPad 2 was the least stable

It’s probably no surprise, but Android 2.3 Gingerbread was the least stable version of Android when it comes to causing app crashes. That’s all improved since, however — according to a report from Crittercism, which monitors app usage on over a billion Android and iOS devices, the stability of Android apps surpasses that of iOS across the board in all software  [Read More…]

Twitter enhances photo experience for mobile apps

Twitter this week is updating its mobile apps for Android and iOS with enhanced photo features. First, users can now attach up to four images to a tweet when composing a status update. What’s more, users can also tag up to ten friends in a photo; friends will be notified if tagged. For what it’s worth, tagging pictures does not affect your 140-character status limit. Feel free to upload and tag away! Whereas the iOS version of  [Read More…]

LastPass now autofills passwords in Chrome, other apps

This, folks, qualifies as a Big Deal. LastPass (Premium) — one of our favorite apps for managing passwords — has updated its Android app and will now autofill passwords. It works for Chrome on Android 4.3 and up, and other apps starting with Android 4.1. It needs your help, though, as it crowdsources app associations with the update. [LastPass blog]

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HTC Sense 6 apps hit Google Play ahead of new HTC One launch

BlinkFeed, HTC Service Pack and SenseTV listed on Google Play

We’re just hours away from the expected arrival of the new HTC One (M8), and we’re starting to see signs of the final preparations being made for the phone’s launch. HTC has this morning released three new HTC Sense apps onto Google Play — HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Service Pack, and HTC SenseTV.

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Firefox 29 beta allows to install web apps as native Android apps

Mozilla Firefox is one of the famous and most used browsers in the world, and just like Google Chrome, Firefox is also available on Android as well. One of the best features Firefox offers is that you can install apps from Firefox Marketplace, and then when you run them, the app would open up in a browser window. But with Firefox 29 beta, things will be a little changed as Firefox Marketplace will allow you to install web apps  [Read More…]