Looking for a better way to multitask? Rovers Floating Launcher has you covered

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I, like many of you, am always looking for a faster way to launch applications on my phone. There is the standard multitasking button that shows the recently used apps, but the key is the application had to of been recently used to launch it again. You can keep your favorite apps in the dock for quick access, but are forced to leave the app you are in just to return to the home screen in order to launch the next app. Plus, you are limited to just apps. What if you wanted to be able to launch any app, shortcut, or action right away from any screen? That is where Rovers Floating Launcher comes in.

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Vessel Beta is now on Android

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Vessel is the new way to watch early web series, music videos, and full TV segments and now it is here for Android in beta. Previously, Vessel was on iOS, but due to popular demand the company has decided to listen to customers and create an Android app as well. Vessel costs only $2.99 per month after trying it for free for the first month. There are no commitments and you can cancel at any time. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can also watch some free videos as well.

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Rovio’s Bad Piggies reaches 100 million downloads, receives celebratory update

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Most of us have probably played at least one of the games from the popular Angry Birds franchise developed by Rovio, who has just announced that its Bad Piggies game has reached over 100 million downloads. That’s a pretty big number that includes download figures from Google’s Play Store, Amazon’s Appstore and Apple’s App Store. To celebrate, Rovio has updated the game to version 1.6, the details of which are below.

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Sony updates the Folding@Home App to support non-Sony phones and Android Lollipop

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Many of us have allowed our home PC’s to be used for the Folding@Home project that utilises the PC’s idle time to investigate the mechanisms of protein folding, aiding medical research into Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases among others. Owners of Sony smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat have previously been able to run the relevant Android app on their devices, and now Sony has updated the app to be compatible with Android 5.0 Lollipop as well. Perhaps even more importantly, even non-Sony smartphones can run the app thanks to this latest update.

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Relive the classic game of Pong with Soccer Pong

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I know some of our younger readers may not have heard of Pong. It was introduced in 1972, and it was the Pac-Man of that era. It was the simplest of simple in terms of game play and graphics, but we couldn’t get enough of it.

For those of you that are old enough to remember, it’s time to relive those memories with a new game called Soccer Pong. If you don’t remember, that’s okay, because you can relive your parent’s memories and wonder how we made it through life without Call of Duty.

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Recruiter medals added to Google’s Ingress game

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Google’s Niantic Labs is pushing out an update to its massive-multiplayer GPS game, Ingress, bringing recruiter medals to its players. As can be inferred, these medals are given to players for inviting new gamers to the battlefield.

Agents, the name given to players of Ingress, can access the Recruit tab from the OPS menu inside of the app, which will walk you through adding your recruits. They must be first time players, of course.

The medals you can earn from recruiting are as follows: Read more

Hangouts Dialer Update Brings Dialer Recognition To Links

hangouts_dialer_update_picture1Today’s update to Google’s Hangouts Dialer app now let’s you select the app to place a call when you click on phone number links inside of other apps, like Google Maps or Search. You can choose to use the option once or make it your default dialer app.

Another feature of this update will allow you to add people or places to your contacts from your Hangouts Dialer call history. Read more