October 1, 2014

APPTEASERS: 15 great Android apps you should know this week (August 8)

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APPTEASERS is a collection of apps and games that are new to Android, recently updated, discounted, etc. Whatever the case, we think they’re worth exploring and are willing to bet that many of you would enjoy a few of them.

We understand that we won’t get every single app that crosses our path but we hope to filter things a bit and pass them along to you, dear reader. What you’ll find below is a quick plug for apps and games, occasionally using the developer’s own words to describe the title.

Note that this column is not intended to be a list of “must have” apps but more of a random assortment of titles you might not already know about. No, these are not always new titles. Yes, they can be from big name developers and little indie teams as well.

Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ as we showcase different apps over on our social network streams.

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Momonga Pinball Adventures

Bounce from world to world in this pinball game that includes 9 storyline levels and 45 challenges. Log in with your Facebook account and see how you stack up against other players around the world! Also fun, the three mini-games! $.99

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Find The City

You’re given the name of a city and you need to find it as quickly as possible. The closer you are, the higher the score. Starts out relatively easy with capital cities but it gets harder all the time. There are hint arrows in some levels; bet you cannot find all 10,000 cities by yourself. Can you complete all ten levels? FREE

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Zombie Bird: Vampire Sharks

Help Lil’ Lars the Zombie Bird through various levels but stay away from the vampire sharks, alien ghosts, chainsaws, and other obstacles. You’ll want to collect as many coins as you can along the way; have fun with the way you can fly off the screen and back on in another spot. $1.99

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PocketBook Reader

Read, search, highlight and more with ebooks that encompass a variety of formats. All of the standards are here, including PDF (Adobe DRM), EPUB (Adobe DRM), DjVu, TXT, FB2, and FB2.zip. Looks as nice as other ebook apps we’ve reviewed, if not better!  Future features are promised to include text-to-speech, gesture mode, and support for additional formats. FREE

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Pinger: Text Free + Call Free

Popular free texting/calling app recently introduced a new feature that sees the upcoming support of GIF Chat – video-messaging which combines personal, animated GIFs. Users can record up to 6 seconds of video, set the speed, add text, and choose the number of loops before it disappears. FREE

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1941 Frozen Front

This turn-based strategy game takes place over WW2 and sees you fighting through the eastern front. Features realistic sounds, tons of weapons, tanks, artillery, and more on both German and Soviet sides.  Play over multiple campaigns and missions; bonus points for the aiblit to log in with Google Play games services. FREE

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Discovery Channel

You’d have to live under a rock not to know that this is Shark Week. Download the official app for Discovery Channel and keep up with full episodes or clips from shows such as Deadliest Catch, Gold Rush, MythBusters, and more! Also handy for finding out when the next airing of your favorite series is so that you can set the DVR. housands of clips and selected full episodes from Discovery Channel shows like Deadliest Catch, Gold Rush, MythBusters, and more! FREE

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Tetris

You are playing the most popular puzzle game of all time, aren’t you? Well, get with it. This is the all-time classic with a number of additional great features and modes. Enjoy Marathon Mode and its One-Touch, Drag and Place, or Swipe controls or check out Tetris Galaxy and take on multi-levels to clear the screen. Yep, you can log in with Facebook and see how you stack up against the world. FREE

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The Walking Dead: Assault

Your name is Rick and you’ve just woken up in the hospital. Everything’c cool except the world is overrun by a bunch of Zombies. Now it’s up to you to help your friends, including Shane, Carl, Andrea, and Lori. Indeed, this is the Android version of the strategy tile with enhanced sound and visuals, and some extra features for the Google platform. $2.99

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Player FM

Stream or synchronize your podcasts or search from more than 300 topics with one of the sharpest looking players in the space. Intuitive and easy to learn, the app features full histories, social sharing capabilities, and auto-deleting. Let’s not get too wordy here, this is one you need to check out.  FREE

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My Tracks

One of our favorite apps from Google, we like to track our runs and bike rides using this free utility. Simply push the button and you’ll be recording your times, distances, elevations, and more. Once you’re done, share that stuff with friends and family across social networks, email, or other apps. Not only that, but you’ll be able to export to Google Maps and/or Google Drive. FREE

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GEICO

Log in and pay your bill, check your plan, or simply pull up a copy of your ID card for the kind officer knocking at your window. Not a GEICO user? This app can also give you quotes or help you find a local representative to meet with. Handy to have in the event of an accident or those times when you need to file a claim or get roadside assistance. FREE

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Ibotta – Cash, Not Coupons

Imagine that instead of receiving your standard rewards, rebates, or coupons that you could get good old fashioned cash instead. It’s the same brands and places that you’re already going so why not turn that into the green stuff?  Ibotta pays cash for buying products at over 40 stores like Target, Walmart, Kroger, Safeway and more.  FREE

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Monster Job Search

Free utility to help you get back into the workplace and on your feet again. Or, maybe this is the app that helps you land a dream job. Maybe you just use it to shop your resume around to see who bites. Use this one in a variety of ways, all tied around the official Monster website and service.  Features include application history, resumes, helpful cover letters, and more. FREE

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Photo Editor by Aviary

There’s a reason that nearly all of the top 10 paid apps in ‘Libraries & Demo‘ are from Aviary – it’s a killer photo editing application. You don’t have to purchase any of the add-ons or extra bundles to enjoy one of our favorite apps for tweaking and sharing images. If you’re ready to check out great Instagram alternatives, this is one that you’ll surely enjoy. Add effects, frames, stickers, and more to your photo and share with the world! FREE

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