October 1, 2014

Editor's Picks: 15 of our favorite Android apps and games (May 28)

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Hello SMS

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This is a replacement messaging app that can be used in place of the stock android app. It provides a better looking and better messaging experinece due to its design and layout. Hello SMS uses tabs to organise your chats so you can easily swap back and forth between messages. It has a clear layout that is not cluttered and can be navigated with ease allowing you to quickly type multiple messages with ease.

We would recommend this app just based on looks alone as its really nice, but the tabs feature is something different and not seen in many other SMS apps. It is a very functional way of managing your messages. – READ MORE

8tracks radio

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8tracks radio takes the hassle out of searching for music to listen to. Search for music by artist, genre, mood, and even activity. Search by artist or DJ are options as well. Find the right workout mix or some tunes to wind down for the night.


8tracks features music mixes curated by people all over the world. 8track allows viewing and leaving comments for the DJ. You can even become the DJ by using 8tracks.com to create mixes for your friends or the world.

The app is free with no song limits and no audio ads, so get listening now.

Zombie Gunship

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Still sticking with the recent zombie trend? Perhaps mowing down zombies fits your fancy. Well we’ve got an app for you! You get to be the gunner of an AC 130 gunship with the objective of saving all the living from menacing zombies. That’s right, you take to the skies to defeat hordes of zombies!

There are multiple levels with different objectives, but essentially you have to kill zombies using a variety of weapons on the gunship of which you can upgrade as you progress. Its very much like the gunship missions in “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” where you target through night vision and thermal image to locate the zombies. This is a great game that will waste hours of your time, but not get boring either. We highly recommend it!

Manga Rock

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Some of us haven’t gotten through our manga phase yet, and for us there is Manga Rock. Manga Rock takes the trouble out of manga apps. Everything is right there where you need it. You can choose which sites to source from, and the app pulls mangas from all the sites you select.

The reader is user friendly and easy to use. You can also download mangas to your device for viewing offline! The selection is so wide, and they are updated so frequently that its rare you will miss anything new. If you like mangas, give Manga Rock a go!

Bandsintown

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Bandsintown really has one purpose and that is.. Well.. To tell you what bands will be in your town and when. Once signed in you set your location, as well as any other locations you want to keep track of, and that’s it! You can scroll through lists of what bands are coming to your locations, or you can have notifications emailed to you.

You can follow your favorite artists, and it will tell you when they will be near your location. The app even scans the music on your phone for suggestions of what artists to keep track of! It really is a handy app, and you will never miss a concert again.

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