New App: ‘Rockmelt’ news reader released to Google Play

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Rockmelt, a news reader for Android, was recently released to the Google Play Store and immediately received rave reviews. The application offers an interface much like the one provided in Google Currents, and features a stream of news stories categorized by themes/interests or specific news sources that you can “follow.”

Content is gracefully placed on the screen and the interface is simple enough for even the biggest smartphone newbies to understand. The search feature allows users to search for specific news sources instead of just picking categories, which will help readers narrow down their selection of incoming content. And of course there are plenty of social media features, allowing users to post content directly to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Check out a video, a screenshot gallery, and the link to the app in the Play Store after the break.
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EA Brings iOS Hit Monopoly Hotels to Google Play, Lowers Price of Need For Speed: Most Wanted to $0.99

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Today EA brought their freemium iOS hit Monopoly Hotels to Google Play. In the game you play a hotel mogul, building various themed rooms and catching money from the sky to build your hotel up. Upgrading your rooms brings VIP guests like Mr. Potato Head and G.I. Joe to your hotel. Achievements can be unlocked via in-app purchases, but EA has built a game that is fun no matter how you choose to play it. 
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Facebook Home Now Live in Google Play

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Facebook Home is live in the Play Store. If you need a refresh on what Facebook Home is: check it out here and here, and come on back. The app only works for a handful of devices at the moment, but I would expect the numbers to grow soon.  The only device I have that can even download it on is the Asus Transformer TF300T. However when I click on the app, I get: “Thanks for installing Facebook Home. Your device is not supported yet. You’ll get a notification when Facebook Home is ready for your device.” There are probably going to be a few more devices that get the same treatment, but at least it shows that work is being done to get the app on more devices.

Enough of the yapping head on past the break for my denial screenshot and the link.

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Humble Bundle With Android 5 Adds Three New Games

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Whether you are an avid or casual Android Gamer, Humble Bundle with Android 5 has just the thing for you. As previously reported on March 05, Humble Bundle is a highly popular, fairly new power player on the Android gaming scene.  Though the Humble Bundle 5 package has only been on the market for a few days now, they have already managed to raise over $1 Million in donations. In celebration of their success, the video game gurus over at Humble Bundle have just announced the release of an additional 3 awesome game titles to their already impressive lineup.
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Die Hard game premieres in the Play Store

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The latest installment in the Die Hard series reached theaters today, but the game also landed in the Google Play Store. Based on the movie, the player takes the role of Jack McClane, the son of the famous protagonist of the Die Hard series, John McClane. In the game, it is your mission to save the world from nuclear warfare as you travel throughout Russia to take down the bad guys.


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“Press” is a beautiful new RSS reader that syncs with your Google Reader account

If you’re looking for a beautiful RSS reader that syncs to your Google Reader account, look no further. “Press” is a gorgeous new app released by TwentyFive Squares that features a heavy emphasis on good design and simplicity. The app was built using Android’s new design philosophy so it already looks natural on your Android phone or tablet, but TwentyFive Squares took the design language a step further and added some nice textures, shadows, icons and typography to really push the app over-the-top when it comes to great design. Press is simple and easy to use and utilizes the two panel navigation that has become so popular with Android apps as of late. Articles look great and you can change the article layout and font if you so choose. The only flaw in the app is that once you are reading an article, there is no easy way to navigate to the next (via swipe gesture or otherwise), so you have to back out to the main menu. The developer has acknowledged this issue and is working on a solution. There is also no widget in the current release, but we’re sure that will be addressed soon as well. The app is $1.99 in the Google Play store for a limited time. Hit the break to see a video, screenshot gallery, and QR code to get the app.


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Featured Play Store Newbie: Eggventure Jump [Arcade & Action]

Eggventure was pretty popular on BlackBerry AppWorld and now it has made its way to the Google Play Store. Created by WallWizz, it’s similar to Doodle Jump and Mega Jump. You will start by playing with Eggskimo Eddie. You must guide him upwards and collect as many coins as you can by using your phone or tablet’s tilt controls. You can eventually use the coins you collect to buy different characters like Sheriff Scramble and Boiled Berg The Brave. Each character brings their own special abilities, and there are six characters in all. Coins can also be used to purchase power ups such as wings and jetpacks.

Eggventure offers endless gameplay and you will get a different experience each time you play it. There’s even a global scoreboard so you can see how you rank against everyone else. Eggventure is fun for all ages, but it appears more geared towards the younger audience. It’s simple enough that anyone can play and it’s a great time killer. It’s absolutely free so give it a try. Check out the video trailer below and hit one of the download links to get started.

Features:

  • Collect coins and upgrade your superpowers! Unlock new characters, grab crazy powerups, and evade traps to boost yourself to the edge of the Universe and beyond!
  • Six cute egglings, each with unique power-ups and backgrounds.
  • Many upgradeable power-ups like jetpack, tiny wings, coin magnet.
  • Global scoreboard.
  • Boost your powers even more and unlock characters with in-app purchases.

 

 

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Featured Play Store Game: My Kingdom for the Princess 3 [Gaming-Casual]

 

Interested in building a fairytale kingdom and win the love of a princess? Then look no further than My Kingdom for the Princess 3, which is the third installment of the series. The first two didn’t make it’s way to Android, but iOS users know how popular they were. It was created by one of the top developers, Nevosoft. We’ve covered a lot of game from these guys so it’s no surprise that you will find fantastic landscapes and interesting gameplay. This one is all about time management, simulation, and strategy.

The premise is that three heroes are fighting for the beautiful princess Elizabeth’s hand. All three of them happen to be brothers and it will be up to you to decide who gets the prize. It’s quite simple, just perform multiple tasks, survive treachery, and save the country from ruin. Can you handle that?

Nevosoft does promise some surprises:

Your workers are more diligent;

  • Buildings bring in more resources;
  • five magical artifacts;
  • Unexpected bonuses;
  • More charming mini games;
  • New colorful interface;
  • Unique trophies;
  • Beautiful comics;
  • Well balanced levels, that gradually become more challenging;
  • A wonderful new castle to build – this time with a bear!

You will find both free and paid ($3.99) versions of My Kingdom for the Princess 3. The free version includes a decent amount of the 60 levels that are on the paid version.  Check out the trailer video below and hit one of the download links to get started.

 

 

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Featured Play Store Newbie: Crazy Machines GoldenGears THD [Brain & Puzzle]

The award winning Crazy Machines has finally made its way to the Google Play Store, and some Tegra 3 enhancements came along for the ride. Crazy Machines was developed by Fakt Software and published by Viva Media. It’s a “Rube Goldberg” style puzzle game where you experiment and build wacky contraptions with some really cool physics action and a healthy dose of explosives and fire.

To give you idea of some of the issues you will need to solve, you might need to figure out how to get a wind-up mouse to the other side of the room. You could use nitro, a boxing glove, dynamite, or who knows what else. Other examples include figuring out a way to free a pinball trapped in the magnetic waves of a magnet, ignite dynamite without exploding the combustible nitros near it, and moving a balloon in zero gravity without popping it. There are 60 different parts in your inventory and each puzzle can be solved in a completely unique way. The possibilities are endless.


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