Tag Archive: Play


Google Camera gets an overhaul, released into Play Store for KitKat devices

Google’s official camera app has received an update today with a few new things. We’ve got a new background blur effect that has become all the rage with SLR wannabes like the HTC One M8 and a new UI with extra-big capture button. It’s also worth noting that the aspect ratio of the shot is properly reflected in the preview now, a longtime issue with the old stock Camera app. And the much maligned radial menu  [Read More…]

Enter ‘Weekly Photo Contest: Focus and Blur’ to win an HTC One M8 Google Play edition!

With more ways than ever to get the sharpest or smoothest shot possible, we’re ready to see what you can do with your phone camera this week.

With today’s release of the Google Camera app, more than a few people are thinking about the great things that are possible with camera hardware and software in today’s leading smartphones. You have more options than ever to take amazingly crisp and clear pictures, or selectively apply an artistic  [Read More…]

Google releases standalone camera app to the Play Store

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It has been a trend for companies to put their standalone apps in the Play Store for quick updating. Google usually does this type of thing with all of their apps. One, however, has never been included in the Play Store… until today. They’ve finally added their camera app to Google Play.

The camera comes with a much-needed interface update, as well as a  [Read More…]

Get a head start on Mother’s Day shopping with Play Store sale

Even though it’s not for another month, Google is holding a Mother’s Day sale on the Google Play Store, offering major discounts on certain books, as well as magazine subscriptions.

How to install the Google Play Store on the Kindle Fire

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The Kindle Fire is a great little tablet, at a fantastic price point and is perfect for those hooked into the Amazon ecosystem. The Kindle range runs Android, albeit a very customised Android to a point where it is almost unrecognisable. As part of this customisation and integration into the Amazon ecosystem, the Google Play Store is nowhere to be seen. Luckily, with a bit  [Read More…]

Google Play Music now playing in SONOS

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Well, that just about seals it for me. Google Play Music is now available in SONOS, meaning you can stream your entire library of uploaded music to your various connected speakers.

As one of the only holes I could see in the SONOS experience, the inability to play the tracks in My Library has been a  [Read More…]

The Walking Dead game shambles its way onto Google Play

The Walking Dead by Telltale games has hit the Google Play store, offering dramatic, action-packed gameplay. All five episodes plus the extra 400 Days DLC are available through a single in-app purchase, and you can enjoy the first episode for free.

For those unfamiliar, The Walking Dead is an outstanding comic and television series about a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. Though the game here has little to do with those series, you’ll  [Read More…]

Award-winning abstract action game Impossible Road now available on Google Play

An obscenely difficult tilt Android game launched today called Impossible Road. Basically, you have to guide a ball called “The Vessel” down an infinite, winding track without falling off the edge. You get scored based on how many checkpoints you cross along the way, though it’s possible to skip them if you fall off the edge but land further down the track. It’s a lot harder than it sounds. Let’s just say if you’ve ever played  [Read More…]

Sony Lifelog app now available in Google Play for Xperia Z2, expanding to other Sony phones

Sony’s Lifelog application is now available in Google Play for the Xperia Z2, and will be coming soon to Xperia devices running Android 4.4.2.

The Lifelog application, and the Sony Smartband (available at Newegg) work in tandem to keep track of your movement, and capture your physical, social, and Internet activities right from your wrist.

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HTC One M8 Google Play edition unboxing and hands-on

Some of HTC’s custom software survives in the latest member of the GPe ranks

Behold, the HTC One M8 Google Play edition. Same M8, less HTC. Look, there’s not a lot here you haven’t already read in our comprehensive HTC One review. Same 5-inch display. Same loud speakers. Same tall but sleek form factor. The difference here is software.

And as has been the case with other GPe devices, things get a little interesting here. While  [Read More…]