Earlier this year we took a look at some of the most popular weather apps in the Play Store for 2015. These tended to come from weather information providers or large news outlets and a common theme amongst them was the attempt to incorporate Material design into their apps. Some were more successful than others, but all tended to fall short. A new weather app, Weather 360 from developer 6thSolution, hopes to change that and they made their Material design efforts a highlight of their marketing efforts. Read more
Popular Android launcher, Nova Launcher, has just updated their app to version 4.1.0. The new update brings some awesome new features. One of them is the much talked about “Normalize Icon Size” which automatically shrinks large icons so they match all the other icons.
Amazon just pushed an update to its Echo application for its digital assistant speaker. The update brings new skills and some new jokes.
While more and more people are “cutting the cord” when it comes to what they watch on their televisions, the big networks are still trying to produce new shows in hopes of keeping viewers sticking with the classic television model. Even as they do that, technology is still creeping in and if not changing behavior, it can provide some unique insights. An example is the Peel Smart Remote app that can be used as a virtual remote control. Besides the functionality of the app, Peel is also collecting data that may reveal trends in viewership, like which new network shows are grabbing the interest of viewers. Read more
Fans of the Jurassic Park franchise will want to head over to the Play Store right now. Why? Google Play has dedicated an entire section to the franchise’s books, films, and apps. The best part about the section is the deal that offers the four Jurassic Park films, including the most recent summer blockbuster, in high definition for just $35. If purchased separately in the same format, you would have to pay about $60.
[Google Play] [Jurassic Park Collection – Google Play]
Telltale Games has released a trailer for the first chapter of Minecraft: Story Mode. The first episode is called “The Order of the Stone” and sets the backdrop for the scheduled five chapters. Read more
Today, Microsoft and ASUS expand on their joint patent deal. The deal is a broad cross-license covering things like “Android-based phones and tablets and Microsoft software, devices and services.”
Do you like playing Jetpack Joyride and like the Back to the Future movie? Well today is your lucky day. You can now surf through the streets of Hill Valley in Jetpack Joyride with their new update. The new update brings new levels, new vehicles, character costumes, and more.
Imgur in a new update to its native Android app has brought better GIF performance and a whole host of new functionality.