July 28, 2014

In Brief: Other Android stuff worth knowing (Sept 7)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits, which for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner.  Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies.  If you have something that you think is worth a mention on AndroidGuys, be sure to reach out to us via the contact page.

[dropcap1 variation="red"]C[/dropcap1]arry  a personal inventory of your household items with your Android smartphone using Playcolors Home Inventory.  View items by location, add photos, tag, and more so that you don’t lose track of that book you finally got us to borrow.

[dropcap1 variation="orange"]A[/dropcap1] new startup in Virginia looks to take on multiple companies (Paypal, Square, etc) with their new initiative and service.  Caled PaidThx, they believe you “should be able to send and receive money whenever you want, wherever you want. Whether you owe a few bucks to a friend or want to donate to your favorite cause, it should be as simple as the swipe of a finger and shouldn’t cost you a penny.”  Users will be able to send and receive money to whoever they want, regardless of banking institutions.  Interested in the beta?  Sign up now

[dropcap1 variation="yellow"]S[/dropcap1]tar Splitter 3D is free to play and features 60 quests and missions as well as 80 types of equipment and weapons, special armor, and satellite-droids for your ship can protect you and attack the enemies. Download from Google Play today and explore the outer reaches of the universe.

[dropcap1 variation="green"]S[/dropcap1]ing and record your favorite Karaoke songs with the free PureSolo Karaoke app. Browse tracks across pop, rock, hip-hop, R’n’B, standards and more. Once complete your song, share your recordings directly to Facebook and Twitter!  Just don’t take your phone into the shower, silly.

[dropcap1 variation="olive"]H[/dropcap1]ave you seen Gameloft’s new title, Cosmic Colony? Just landed in Google Play and it is on the way to 100,000 downloads already!

Join veteran Planetnaut Breck Powers as you help him build the ultimate space colony and explore the galaxy for the good of humanity! Create and expand your space-age settlement, explore the surrounding planetside, and fend off invading space pirates who want to disrupt your idyllic little space town. Space!

[dropcap1 variation="teal"]A[/dropcap1] new blog post from Flurry shows us where Android and iOS adoption is soaring the fastest. Don’t look now, but China is fast approaching the United States!

[dropcap1 variation="blue"]T[/dropcap1]each children the importance of standing up to a bully with Awesome Upstander, a side-scrolling adventure game.  Go around and rally the troops to stand up to the school bully, collecting bananas, air fresheners, and rolls of toilet paper.  Once your group is large enough, you can show that jerk who is the boss.

 

[dropcap1 variation="deepblue"]S[/dropcap1]canLife 4.5 has introduced a pair of new features for those of you who like to scan and read barcodes with your Android phone or tablet.  Download the free app from Google Play.

  • The Hub - When you open the app, and it gives you easy access to everything in ScanLife – your history of scans, live scan activity from around the world, the ability to customize your scanner screen from Settings, and of course the scanner itself from a super cool animated iris.
  • The QRcard - You can make your very own QR Code that links to your contact information.  Just enter your details and the code is generated.  Now you save or display it in the app so people can save your details in seconds – like a digital business card but better and with no paper!

[dropcap1 variation="purple"]A[/dropcap1] previously unreleased book from the 1960′s written by the creators of The Berenstain Bears has just arrived on Android.  It’s called Nothing Ever Happens at the South Pole and it’s on sale for $1.99 right now.  Oceanhouse Media has a strong record of Dr. Seuss, Berenstain Bairs, and Little Critter titles for Android so we say check it out.

[dropcap1 variation="hotpink"]G[/dropcap1]oing rollin’ with the homies tonight?    You’ll need to make sure you’re dressed in the right outfit, and up on the latest fashion trends.  Stay up with designers, trends, brands, and more with StyleTag.  Put together a totally bangin’ ensemble and share that thing on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr.