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Crowdfunding project of the week: LAER laptop sleeve keeps all your devices charged

It’s Sunday and this means we are ready to bring you another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’, where we highlight some of the hottest tech coming from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. There’s no time to waste, so let’s jump right in.

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Keeping devices alive has become one of our biggest worries. This is exactly why I don’t mind carrying horrifyingly bulky battery cases or packs around. ARROE has something else in mind, though. They want to turn your laptop sleeve into the ultimate charging hub.

LAER not only protects your laptop from the daily dangers of being carried around. It will also keep all your devices alive with the integrated battery and set of ports made to support every gadget out there. It has USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports, not to mention Qi wireless charging. Yes! You can just place your Qi-compatible device on top of a circular charging area and begin juicing up.

Travel a bunch? No problem. Make sure to keep a charge with the included outlet adapters. It even has Bluetooth, which makes it possible to control it with an app. And TrackR support will help you keep more peace of mind when in fear of loss or theft. The package is as complete as it can get and we can’t help but recommend it. Just keep in mind you will have to wait a bit until its March 2018 estimated shipping window.

Those interested can sign up for as little as $ 100, which seems like a reasonable price for all you get. This package will only get you a 5,000 mAh battery, though. If you want a secondary 20,000 mAh pack you will have to pay at least $ 140. Who is signing up?

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Crowdfunding project of the week: Vintage Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker

Welcome to our ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’, where we highlight some of the coolest gadgets coming from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. You can’t be browsing through hundreds of campaigns, so we do all the hard work for you. Let’s jump right into this weeks featured project!

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Are you a vinyl fan? We know plenty of audiophiles are all about it. Today’s speaker will represent your love for records while giving any room an awesome vintage touch. In essence, this is simply a Bluetooth speaker; it is its design and materials that make it special. An actual vinyl is shaped to look like a horn loudspeaker, while the rest of the body highly resembles a classic gramophone.

Where things get fun is in customization. You can choose the album, as well as the label. Pledging $ 195 will get you a speaker made with an album representative of your genre of choice. Options include 60s Rock, 70s Rock, The 80s, Disco, Jazz and more. Pledge $ 205 and you get to create your own custom label or design the album artwork. You can even submit your own favorite album to be built into the speaker. If you don’t have it, pledge $ 250 and the team will find it for you.

It is not the cheapest Bluetooth speaker around, but you are buying more than just a speaker. This will be a representation of musical history and your own taste. Are any of you signing up?

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Is your Android phone rooted? [Poll of the Week]

Last week’s poll summary: Out of over 14,300 total votes, 45% of our readers said they need at least 64 GB of on-board storage in their smartphones. 29.4% said they’d be okay with just 32 GB, and 15.7% said they need a massive 128 GB of local storage in their phones. Only 5.5% of our readers said they can get by with 16 GB, and 2.6% said they’d be okay with only 8 GB of storage space.

Rooting may not be as popular in the Android world as it once was, but there are still a number of great reasons to go down this path. With a rooted Android phone, you can get rid of carrier bloatware, create backups, overclock or underclock your device, and much more. There are also device-specific reasons for rooting your Android device, such as remapping your Galaxy S8’s Bixby button to open Google Assistant without the need for a separate app.

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Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

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But as the Android operating system progresses over time, many would argue there’s much less reason to root. Google and other OEMs have been doing a good job at bringing what used to be root-only features to Android. For instance, many people used to root their devices to get more customization options out of the phone’s software, but now manufacturers are including built-in theming engines in with their Android skins. Plus, rooting your Android device opens up a number of compatibility issues, especially when it comes to mobile payment and banking apps.

So, is your Android phone rooted? Why or why not? Be sure to cast your vote in the poll attached below, and let us know your thoughts on rooting in the comment section. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 182nd edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:

  • Capcom is apparently working on bringing four more classic games to mobile. One of them is 1942, a classic top-down shooter that many people enjoyed back in the day. So far, Capcom has botched six Megaman releases this year so we’re hoping that this attempt goes a little bit better. We don’t have a time frame a release date just yet. We just know that they’re working on it.
  • Twitch received an update this week. In the update is a new thing called Pulse. Pulse is a lot like Facebook’s Timeline except for video streamers. It’ll make it easier for affluent members of the community to share clips, highlights, and even stuff like schedules. Followers can see these things and interact more. It adds a bit of nuance to Twitch’s otherwise cut and dry experience. It should be rolling out right now.
  • Google Play announced their first original podcast this week. It’s called City Soundtracks. It’s essentially a podcast version of VH1’s Behind the Artist. Each episode will focus on one artist and their hometown. Most are calling it an attempt for Google Play to promote its own service from within. However, it does sound genuinely interesting. It launched on March 8th with three episodes. It’s on Google Play now if you want to try it out.
  • Fireproof Games announced that a new Room game is coming. It’s called The Room: Old Sins. Like its predecessors, it’ll be a mix of an escape game and a puzzle game. There isn’t a lot of information available yet. However, we know it’ll take place in a house and will feature a very creepy dollhouse. There isn’t a definitive release date just yet. We just know that they’re working on it.
  • Word around the digital grapevine is that Spotify is preparing a lossless Hi-Fi option. Some users have reported seeing a prompt to upgrade to the new service. The prices ranged from an additional $ 5 to $ 10 for some. The likely explanation is that they’re testing to see what prices people like. This will put them directly in competition with Tidal as the only two companies that do lossless streaming. Also, Spotify announced that they’ve hit 50 million paid subscribers.

For even more Android apps and games news, updates, announcements, and releases, check out this week’s newsletter by clicking here! There you can find a bunch of stuff we didn’t have space for here, like a big Pokemon Go update that’s coming soon, Google Maps promoting the new King Kong movie, and Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers actually working on Android. You can subscribe to the newsletter using the form below if you’d like and we’ll send it to you every Sunday. Also, check out the Android Authority app for even faster apps and games news!

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Splitter Critters

Price: $ 2.99
Splitter Critters is a unique puzzle game. You play as a few cute little critters and your job is to get them to the end of any given level. You do so by chopping up the level in such a way that they can proceed. That can involve chopping up the landscape so they can walk or even hacking up the place so that various obstacles can be overcome. It’s cute and surprisingly creative. You can pick it up for $ 2.99 and it has no in-app purchases or advertising.


Price: Free / up to $ 5.49
Cornerfly is an Android customization app. Its sole purpose is to make the corners of your screen rounded. You know, like you’d see on the LG G6 or the Galaxy S8. You can also configure the app for any individual application if you want to. The best part is that it doesn’t require root to use. You can use it for free. However, going pro will allow you to customize the corners and it’ll remove the advertising. It’s a little thing, but sometimes the little things can be fun. It’s free to download if you want to check it out.


Price: $ 3.99
Unworded is a narrative puzzle game. In this one, you’ll be tasked with little puzzles where you build objects out of letters. You’ll do stuff like use a J to make the handle for an umbrella or use an H to make smoke stacks on a boat. Along with the puzzles is a little narrative story that gets told to you as you complete levels. It’s an entertaining game, although we would’ve liked to see a bit more complexity in some of the puzzles. It’s $ 3.99, but there are no in-app purchases to get in your way.


Price: Free / $ 6.99 per month
BritBox is a new video streaming service. It’s for US residents only and that’s unfortunate. However, those with access can pick up a ton of TV shows, movies, and programs created in the UK. As a service, it seemed to work fairly well. We watched several shows without any buffering or lag problems. The UI isn’t much to look at, but it’s still pretty easy to move around. About the only real downside is a lack of super hit shows like Top Gear, Dr Who, Weakest Link, and some others. It’s $ 6.99 per month if you’re interested.


Price: Free / $ 2.99
Shadowmatic is a new puzzle that focuses on shadows. It works by placing a random object in front of a bright light. Your job is to twist and turn the object around until the shadow turns into a picture of something. The game includes over 100 levels, achievements, an arcade mode, hints, and more. You can get the first 14 levels for free and then you’ll be asked to pay $ 2.99 for the rest of the game through an in-app purchase. It’s fun, kid friendly, and the graphics in this one aren’t half bad.

If we missed any big Android apps or games news, tell us about it in the comment section below. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to check back next week for the next one!

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Crowdfunding project of the week: Long is a 36,000 mAh battery pack that isn’t huge


Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have tech geeks spending money left and right on cool gadgets. This is because there is so much creativity in the industry, but financial limitations could keep smaller companies under the radar. Big players are no longer the only ones bringing the goods and we know there are great crowdfunding projects out there, but there are also some we could live without.

This is why we have created the ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’ series, where we feature the coolest of the bunch. Today we are taking a look at a portable battery pack named Long. Shall we jump right into the details?

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We have seen plenty of portable battery packs, right? All sizes and prices. So, what is it that makes Long special? Let’s start with its capabilities: this thing has 36,000 mAh of juice inside. To put that into perspective, a Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 3,000 mAh battery.

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I have used such large batteries in the past. My favorite happens to be the LUXA2 P-MEGA, which has a 41,600 mAh battery inside. The only thing is that Luxa2’s battery is huge. It literally looks like it could be one of those compact PC towers. In comparison, the Long battery pack is still larger than what most of us are used to, yet portable and much thinner than previous competitors.

The inventors say this thing will offer “a few days” of charging, which is completely believable. And don’t think it can only handle smartphones and tablets. The Long protable charger is actually designed to power up laptops and other larger devices.


The surprises don’t end there. Wait until you hear this – the darn thing is going to be free. The guys at Long are hoping this will be a distribution item, as opposed to a retail product you can just go and buy. This means that, if all goes according to plan, some laptops will probably come with one of these.

But of course, this is a crowdfunding campaign, so there is a price right now. You can get a Long battery pack for as low as $ 40, which is really a steal for what you are getting. Their $ 10,000 goal is not close to being met yet, but the Indiegogo campaign is new and still has 2 months to go. Will you be signing up?

Check out Long on Indiegogo

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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

varagesale Android Apps WeeklyVarageSale

[Price: Free]
This week’s Android Apps Weekly show is brought to you by VarageSale. VarageSale is a Craigslist kind of application where people can post things they want to sell and you buy them. Unlike Craigslist, you’ll be required to create an account before you can interact with the site which is a mechanic we liked a lot. From there, you simply search around, find the stuff you want, and then buy it.
During our testing, we found all kinds of stuff from cloths to electronics and even an engagement ring. You can browse various categories in areas near you and you can even leave seller feedback which helps show which sellers are the most reliable. It has a lot going for it and it’s definitely worth a shot if you’re getting ready to sell stuff or just want to look around. It’s totally free so check it out and show your support for the Android Apps Weekly show!

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Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Let’s take a look at the biggest headlines from the last week:

  • We managed to get a hold of the official Reddit beta application last week and wanted to show you what it was going to look like. It seems to have a modern design full of Material Design along with a few other fun features. We don’t know when it’ll be released but it seemed to work pretty well to us.
  • SoundCloud announced a new stations feature that will give users a chance to listen to music similar to how they do on Pandora. This comes not long after announcing signing deals with a couple of major labels and announcing that they’ll be turning into a legitimate streaming service to battle the likes of Spotify.
  • Nintendo has announced that people can start signing up for the closed beta of Miitomo, their first Android game, starting on February 17th. We know a lot about the game already and how it will emulate social media to an extent. However, we won’t know everything until we get our hands on it and that may be sooner than later.
  • Even though most of Apple’s apps have received a slew of terrible ratings in the Play Store, they seem to be doing pretty good. How good? Well, Tim Cook announced this week that even more Apple apps will likely be making their way to Android. We don’t know which ones yet, but our guess is likely iCloud and other productivity apps.
  • Perhaps the biggest app news from the last week was Microsoft purchasing SwiftKey for $ 250 million. There hasn’t been a lot of information from either company but the popular guess is that Microsoft is after SwiftKey’s legendary predictive algorithms and AI. For now, nothing is changing, but after seeing what happened to Sunrise Calendar and Accompli, we wouldn’t blame you if you were a bit worried.

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sundance vr Android Apps WeeklySundance VR

[Price: Free]
Sundance VR is a newer application released with the idea of showing you full VR content including short films, music videos, and other types of VR stuff. It’s a newer app and there aren’t a lot of selections yet so you may not find the app overly enjoyable right now. However, if you own Google Cardboard or you’re interested in VR, I would keep this app in your crosshairs because it should get a decent selection of unique VR content eventually.

Get it now on Google Play!

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lego ninjago skybound Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Skybound

[Price: Free]
The latest LEGO game has hit the Google Play Store and like many were before it, this one is entirely free with no in-app purchases. This one continues the Ninjago series where the prior game left off and includes a lot of the same graphics and mechanics as prior Ninjago games. There is a stealth element where you can hide in the shadows instead of engaging in fights and the controls are very simple. It’s a great title for kids or adults and is especially great if you’re low on money.

Get it now on Google Play!

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marvel avengers academy Android Apps WeeklyMarvel Avengers Academy

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Marvel Avengers Academy is the latest adventure/simulation game out of TinyCo. They are the same developers who did Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. The game lets you play as your favorite Avengers as teenagers who are just beginning to find their abilities. You’ll battle bad guys, level up your characters, and even do teenager stuff like go on dates. It’s a mixture of adventure and simulation so there will be some management here and there and then some action here and there. It’s free to download but does have in-app purchases.

Get it now on Google Play!

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promo codes Android Apps WeeklyPromo Codes

[Price: Free]
Promo Codes is a new application that is meant to take advantage of the new promo codes feature in Google Play. It’s very simple. Developers sign up for the service and once per day, people using the app can check and see if they get a free promo code. If they do, they get a paid app for free. If not, well, better luck tomorrow. It’s a fun and unique way for developers to utilize their promo codes and even if the users lose out, they get to see a fun new app every day. This should be on every smartphone. Get it.

Get it now on Google Play!

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adventures of mana Android Apps WeeklyAdventures of Mana

[Price: $ 13.99]
Adventures of Mana is a classic RPG that was originally released on Game Boy in the early 1990’s. Don’t worry, though, because Square Enix has updated the graphics and soundtrack to make it look way better than it did back then. The story line and content remains intact and you’ll play once again as the hero trying to keep the Dark Lord Glaive from reaching the sacred Mana Tree and destroying all life. It has simple, touch-based controls. There is also a steep price tag but at least there are no in-app purchases.

Get it now on Google Play!

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Kickstarter project of the week: Pocket is a wallet and a portable battery pack


Kickstarter is teeming with innovation, but it’s also drowning in a bunch of experimental products that won’t really take off or improve your life. This is why we created the ‘Kickstarter project of the week’ series, where we hand pick the best projects we see hitting the popular funding website.

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So, which is the lucky winner this weekend? I came across this nifty little gadget that is named Pocket. This accessory only does a couple things, but it does them very well. In a nutshell, it is a wallet that doubles as a battery pack.

As a wallet, it is actually quite a nifty product. It is thinner, made of plastic and seems to be quite resistant, but it is also helpful. The spring-loaded card slot fits 6 cards, and another one can be placed on the outside (good for NFC payments). On the other side we will also find a band for conveniently storing bills.

Best portable chargers and batteries featureSee also: Best Portable Battery Packs16

Now, what about that battery part? Packed inside this little gadget is a 1300 mAh battery. And you won’t be needing to carry any extra cables here. The Pocket comes with a couple charging cables integrated. One has a microUSB tip, while the other sticks to Apple’s Lightning connector.


1300 mAh is arguably a small amount of juice, but we must consider this unit is super small. Plus, it will never really get in the way. There wouldn’t be a need to remember putting it in your bag or think about it, so you won’t even feel like you re carrying anything extra. It’s always with you! Considering all this, 1300 mAh is nothing to scoff at. It just can’t really give you a full charge on an average smartphone.

Interested? You will need to back this project with at least $ 75 to get your hands on one. This is a good discount over the expected $ 99 retail price, right? There were cheaper offers available to early backers, but those are gone now.

Back the Phorce Pocket on Kickstarter


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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Yes, we’re giving Sunday a shot. Here’s hoping you like it!

jump'n'roll Fallout Pip-Boy Android Apps WeeklySponsored by Jump’n’Roll Eyeball

[Price: Free / $ 1.99]
This week’s episode of Android Apps Weekly is sponsored by Jump’n’Roll Eyeball. This is a 2D, side-scrolling platformer where you play as a giant eye with legs. Your goal is to maneuver obstacles and avoid danger to complete the levels. The game play is simple to learn but challenging to master as you’ll be both jumping and rolling a whole bunch.

Despite its simple look, the game can be quite difficult at times. It also comes with Google Play Games leaderboards so you can keep track of who has done it best. It’s a great little time waster and it’s free to download with a single $ 1.99 in-app purchase to remove ads. Give it a shot and show your support for Android Apps Weekly.

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Let’s get to those headlines!

  • Facebook has mandated that many of their employees must switch to using Android devices over their iPhones. The idea behind the switch is so more of them understand what the Android experience is like. Here’s hoping their batteries die as quickly as ours when using Facebook and the app gets some much needed improvements.
  • Scott Games has announced that there will be another Five Nights at Freddy’s game except this one will be an RPG. A trailer has been put out but otherwise not a lot of details are available right now. There’s no time frame on release yet but there will be a free demo to play eventually.
  • In a surprising move. Activision has purchased King, developers of Candy Crush Saga, for $ 5.9 billion. We’re not entirely sure why but this gives Activision a gigantic mobile presence that it did not previously have. For now, everything’s going to stay the same but expect to see some stuff next year as a result of this.
  • The latest Humble Bundle is now live! It currently includes six games with a seventh coming soon. Some of the games include Ys Chronicles 1, Block Legends, Rocket ROBO, and more. You can pay $ 1 and get three games or pay the average and get everything. Give it a shot and don’t forget to give to charity!
  • Microsoft made a lot of people angry this week with some unsavory changes to their OneDrive policies. Free storage has been dropped to 5GB and unlimited storage is gone. This is due to people backing up their pirated movie collections and using way too much space.

For even more Android apps and games news, updates, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s newsletter. There we’ll have all the extra stuff we didn’t have time for this week! If you would like, you can sign up with your email address and we’ll send the newsletter to your inbox once per week!

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Custom Quick Settings Fallout Pip-Boy Android Apps WeeklyCustom Quick Settings

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
First up this week is Custom Quick Settings. This is an app for Marshmallow users that allows you to create custom tiles in your Quick Settings menu. One of the lesser documented features of Marshmallow is the ability to do exactly this and the developer has put together this nifty app to make it easier for everyone. It’s free to download and it does not require root.

Get it now on Google Play!

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dead effect 2 Fallout Pip-Boy Android Apps WeeklyDead Effect 2

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Dead Effect was one of the most popular first-person shooters on Android a long time ago. Now its successor has arrived on the Google Play Store. It’s a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic shooter complete with horrific beasts, zombie-type monsters, and plenty of things for you to shoot and kill. The graphics are pretty good and the mechanics seem to be solid for a touch screen shooter. It’s free to download with in-app purchases, just be careful of those early bugs!

Get it now on Google Play!

beats pill Fallout Pip-Boy Android Apps WeeklyBeats Pill+

[Price: Free]
Oh boy, here we go again. Apple has released their second application in as many months. This one is called Beats Pill+ and it’s a simple application that can be used by Android owners to control their Beats Pill speakers. Like the last Apple application, it seems to work well and do its job but the Android community’s louder members wanted to let Apple have it yet again. For what it’s worth, the app is free.

Get it now on Google Play!

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fallout pip-boy Fallout Pip-Boy Android Apps WeeklyFallout Pip-Boy

[Price: Free]
The long-awaited companion app from Bethesda called Fallout Pip-Boy has been released to the Play Store. In a show of good sportsmanship, the company released the app to everyone, even if you didn’t pick up the optional armband. The app itself lets you interact with your Fallout 4 game and check out stuff like stats, inventory, map, radio, and there are even some mini-games. It’s free and if you’re getting Fallout 4, you should definitely have this.

Get it now on Google Play!

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signal private messenger Fallout Pip-Boy Android Apps WeeklySignal Private Messenger

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Signal. This app gained quite the following after Edward Snowden put his official endorsement into the application. It’s a messaging app with a plethora of security and encryption features to help keep those prying eyes away from your messages. It’s completely open source which is good and includes group chatting, phone calls, and more. If you want security, give this a shot.

Get it now on Google Play!

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Wrap up

If we missed any great news from the Android apps and games scene, tell us about it in the comments!

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This week’s Android Apps Weekly is sponsored by Security Suite Free Antivirus! This simple and minimal antivirus application scans your applications and files to make sure there are no threats to your device. It’s unique deep scanning feature spots malware inside of applications even if it’s hard to find and it’ll even open up and check on ZIP files. On top of that, the app provides real-time protection while browsing the web and will scan files as you download them and apps as you install them. Along with that, you’ll find links to test the service for yourself, a host of video tutorials, and a gorgeous, Material Design inspired interface complete with video tutorials on how to use it. It’s totally free and it’s available right now in the Google Play Store.

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Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your headlines for this week:

  • Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it was bringing 360-degree videos to your news feed. This is likely to keep pace with YouTube which has supported VR style videos for some time. The feature is already rolling out for Android and on the web with iOS getting it later for once.
  • Google Play is giving away a ton of free music this week with their “Very Best of” collection of music. Some of the free music you can get is 311, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Sly & The Family Stone, and many others. Check it out while you still can!
  • Both the Max Payne and Grand Theft Auto series of games are currently on sale in the Google Play Store. These are two franchises known for their high quality game play and long stories. You’ll want to take advantage of this deal if you can, while you can.
  • Monument Valley developers ustwo have announced that they’ll be releasing a VR game called Land’s End. It’s done up with the same awesome design the company is known for and it’ll be launching on October 30th. The only issue is that it’ll be exclusively for the Samsung Gear VR.
  • The latest Humble Bundle is out! This time around you can find games such as Real Boxing, Great Little War Game 2, Tiny Guardians, and more. The average price is less than $ 5 right now and this is a great lineup of games even for a Humble Bundle. Check it out!

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fifa 16 ultimate team Android Apps WeeklyFIFA 16 Ultimate Team

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
FIFA 16 Ultimate Team is the latest iteration of the popular FIFA franchise on mobile and it’s now available to everyone on the Google Play Store. The game features graphical enhancements from last year’s version along with updated rosters, a new engine for better controls and AI, and more. It boasts 10,000 players from 500 licensed teams and, of course, the all-important Ultimate Team functionality returns. It’s free to play and it’s already fairly popular.

Get it now on Google Play!

stick with android Android Apps WeeklyStick with Android

[Price: Free]
In response to the perceived insult that was Apple’s Move to iOS, another Android developer released Stick with Android. The premise is simple, you click the button and you get to stick with Android. Of course, the app doesn’t really do anything, but it’s a tongue-in-cheek gesture to mock Apple’s application. If you want to check it out, the link is below. It’s worth reading the 5-star reviews at the very least.

Get it now on Google Play!

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khan academy Android Apps WeeklyKhan Academy

[Price: Free]
Khan Academy has been around for a while but the application has been in beta. With their most recent update, the application has been released to the public to decent reviews so far. For those who don’t know, Khan Academy is a learning platform where you can brush up on old knowledge and obtain some new knowledge. Included is 10,000 instructional videos and complete syncing between your device and their web interface. It’s also free.

Get it now on Google Play!

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outlook groups Android Apps WeeklyOutlook Groups

[Price: Free]
Outlook Groups is a new application out of Microsoft that is meant to be used with their newly released Microsoft Office 2016. With it you can engage with other people with an Office 365 account and you can do things like participate in email conversations, share photos, collaborate using OneNote, and edit Office documents with other people. It’s provides a great deal of functionality and it’s worth a shot if you have or plan to get Office 2016.

Get it now on Google Play!

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eternity warriors 4 Android Apps WeeklyEternity Warriors 4

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Last up this week is Eternity Warriors 4. This is the latest iteration of the popular Eternity Warriors franchise. In this hack-and-slash RPG, you’ll engage in a quest to defeat bad guys and collect tons of loot. The title features guilds, PvP battles in an arena, and the developers are adding new events to play through on a pretty consistent basis. It has some release day bugs but we imagine those will get ironed out sooner or later.

Get it now on Google Play!

Wrap up

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Android Authority this week – June 21, 2015

Folks, this week the world of technology set its sight on Los Angeles, where the E3 show brought us a wave of exciting announcements. And this edition, Android Authority was on the ground to bring you the best mobile gaming related coverage. But it wasn’t all just fun and games. OnePlus released details about its next “flagship killer;” Sony introduced the souped up Xperia Z4v to the States, making us question the logic behind its strategy; Google had a handful of app updates; Samsung introduced budget-friendly smartphones and tablets; and a new chapter of the Snapdragon 810 saga unfolded.

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One of the biggest themes we spotted at E3 is virtual reality. There were a handful of VR-related presences at previous shows, but this year VR just exploded. From cheap headsets that work with your smartphone, Cardboard on steroids of sorts, to flagships like Oculus Rift and Sony’s Morpheus, VR headsets were everywhere. We also saw a variety of software, accessories, and controllers designed for VR, suggesting that the ecosystem is finally close to becoming consumer-friendly. Now, the big question: is the buzz real or is it just another fad that nobody will remember a couple of years from now? We’ll find the answer over the next months.

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Like VR, mobile gaming seems on the cusp of greatness. Sure, mobile games are already hugely popular, but looking at games like Dawn of Titans, with their console-like graphics, it’s clear that we’re still just scratching the surface when it comes to mobile gaming. And that’s very exciting.

Back to our daily focus, we’re heading into the “silly season” of the Android world. All the big flagships are out already, and with a few exceptions, OEMs are now silently working on their fall releases. Hopefully, OnePlus and their knack for drama, the next Moto X, and the inevitable Note 5 rumors will save us from boredom!

This week we have a special giveaway, we are giving away 3 Android phones: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6. LG G4! Enter here.

The stuff you shouldn’t miss

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Top news of the week

And here are the top news in the Android world this week:

All things E3 2015

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Sony Xperia Z4v

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful: the Verizon Xperia Z4v has a gorgeous QHD display to offer its potential purchasers. Many Sony fans around the world look on it with immense envy.

OnePlus 2 teasers and rumors


Google app updates

Google Clock AA

Samsung aims for the budget crowd


The Snapdragon 810 saga continues

Snapdragon 810 v2 Memory Bandwidth

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