September 18, 2014

In Brief: Other Android stuff worth knowing (Sept 11)

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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"]S[/dropcap1]hoparoo has partnered with Unilever to make it even easier to earn money for schools, now offering double rewards for products like Ragu, Skippy, Country Crock, Knorr, Breyers, Hellmann’s, Dove, Axe, Degree, Suave, Vaseline, or Ponds.  Use the free app to snap photos of your receipts from a variety of retailers and  you can help your local school!

[dropcap1 variation="orange"]T[/dropcap1]he developers of popular game Trial Xtreme, Deemedya m.s. ltd., have a new title coming that features a chubby cat with stolen sausage links.  The endless runner sees players “zipping and leaping across rooftops, tippy-toeing over power lines and dashing along ledges.”  Keep your eyes peeled for.

[dropcap1 variation="yellow"]G[/dropcap1]AMEVIL’s latest game, Kingdom Royale, is one of those games that will appeal to fans of Lord of the Rings and Final Fantasy.  Details include quests, turn-based gameplay, skills, and strategy.  In other words, this isn’t one you’re going to finish in a few minutes.  Are you a fan of Elves, Humans or Orcs?

[dropcap1 variation="green"]F[/dropcap1]ind yourself hauling a big rig back and forth across the country?  Download Truck Stops Pro ($3.99) and locate truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations, CAT scales, Blue Beacon and other potential overnight parking locations.  Sorry, it doesn’t keep Smokey off your six.

[dropcap1 variation="olive"]W[/dropcap1]ork with a bunch of Microsoft Office documents and need some help while on the go?  Consider Softmaker Office as it promises to do things that other Office-related apps cannot.

Seamlessly reads and writes not only the old Microsoft formats DOC, XLS, and PPT, but provides the same full-fidelity experience with the new formats DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX that have been introduced with Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010.

 

[dropcap1 variation="teal"]T[/dropcap1]hose of you who need to get your sleep cycles on track are encouraged to check out Azumio’s new app, Sleep Time Alarm Clock.  Available as a free download, the app helps users track, change and improve sleeping behaviors by sensing subtle movements (thanks accelerometer!) while in bed. The app learns your patterns, can trigger your alarm up to 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled time, and wake you at a more appropriate time.  Just ’cause you set the alarm for 6:00AM doesn’t mean your body wouldn’t appreciate getting up at 5:47AM.

[dropcap1 variation="blue"]S[/dropcap1]lacker Radio has added a trio of new albums for Premium users to listen to anytime, on-demand.  The latest albums include:

[dropcap1 variation="deepblue"]W[/dropcap1]hy waste time looking up phone numbers or contacts when you can simply call them the way that seems natural? CallmyName is a FREE & friendly name-dialer that allows you to call/reach/navigate to millions of businesses & people by their call-names as well as to your phonebook local entries.  What’s more, you can also SMS, email, navigate to via Google Maps, watch Google+info and more!

[dropcap1 variation="purple"]G[/dropcap1]row up playing Rampage at the arcade and roller skating center?  You’ll probably dig the new game, Demolition Dash, which just landed in Amazon’s Appstore.  The $2 game features Endless Run and World Rampage modes and employs physics-based gameplay, high-quality sound effects, and other stuff that makes for a fun time!

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