Android games http://www.stuff.tv/taxonomy/term/39/0 en-GB Apple and Google scrapping to secure game exclusivity http://www.stuff.tv/apple-and-google-scrapping-secure-game-exclusivity/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new battle is being fought in the OS war – and it’s all about restricting access to the most popular games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hitman GO, currently exclusive to iOS" alt="Hitman GO, currently exclusive to iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hitman-go-exclusive.jpg?1398080299" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a bid to increase the appeal of their respective mobile operating systems, Apple and Google are apparently scrabbling to snap up exclusive game rights for the most popular titles.</p> <p>The <em>Wall Street Journal</em> reports that, in order to secure total or timed exclusives for iOS or Android, the companies are offering game publishers tempting enticements. Apparently this doesn&rsquo;t mean cold, hard cash but rather other incentives, such as premium positioning in app stores.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Exclusivity: here to stay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The upshot for users is that games are often unavailable on their platform &ndash; and not for any technical reason. We all know how frustrating that can be. At present, for instance, Square Enix&rsquo;s hot new turn-based <em>Hitman GO</em> is exclusive to iOS.</p> <p>Such practices &ndash; and the increasing fervour with which Google and Apple are courting mobile game publishers &ndash; are a measure of how important mobile gaming has become. Games are the most lucrative area of the app market at the moment, and that doesn&rsquo;t seem likely to change anytime soon. So the bad news is: exclusivity is almost certainly here to stay.</p> <p>[<a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304626304579510020273541060?mg=reno64-wsj&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304626304579510020273541060.html">Wall Street Journal</a> via <a href="http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2014/04/21/apple-and-google-are-reportedly-wooing-mobile-game-makers-as-they-seek-exclusivity">The Next Web</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple-and-google-scrapping-secure-game-exclusivity/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android games Apps and Games iOS games Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:36:44 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435861 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 best apps for the HTC One (M8) http://www.stuff.tv/htc/10-best-apps-htc-one-m8/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just acquired the beautiful new flagship smartphone from HTC? Here are the first apps you should download </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One (M8)" alt="HTC One (M8)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-m8_0.jpg?1396939297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The HTC One (M8) is a wonderful phone, and we suspect many of you will be splashing your hard-earned readies on one soon (if, indeed, you haven&rsquo;t done so already). With that in mind, we&rsquo;ve compiled a list of essential apps and games to get you started.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M8) review</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Threes! (£1.20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This ingeniously simple puzzle game has spawned a legion of shameless rip-offs (including <em>2048</em>, which has, somewhat tragically, become more popular), but while these clones might have half-inched its essence, they can&rsquo;t match its charm. <em>Threes!</em>&rsquo;s music and visuals are almost as important as its number-crunching tile-shuffling, and it&rsquo;s quite simply a joy to play &ndash; then compare your top score to your friends&rsquo; and realise that you have a lot to learn.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vo.threes.exclaim" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-threes-maddeningly-addictive-perfect-puzzle-game/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try Threes! &ndash; a maddeningly addictive, perfect puzzle game</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Threes!" alt="Threes!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/threes.jpg?1396939297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pocket (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Previously called Read It Later, Pocket is a brilliantly useful app if you&rsquo;re the sort of person who comes across interesting web articles all the time &ndash; but doesn&rsquo;t have the time to read them. Now you can simply stick them &ldquo;in your Pocket&rdquo; for perusal at a time when you do have a few moments to spare, and because Pocket works in the cloud, you can add pages using one device and read them from another.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pocket" alt="Pocket" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pocket_3.jpg?1396939297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VSCO Cam (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Take full advantage of the One (M8)&rsquo;s classy UltraPixel camera with this wonderfully tasteful photo editing and sharing app. VSCO Cam lets you tweak a wide variety of criteria (exposure, contrast, sharpness, colour temperature etc.) as well as crop images and apply a series of adjustable filters that are far more subtle than Instagram&rsquo;s equivalents. Finished images can then be shared to social media (including Instagram and Facebook) or VSCO&rsquo;s own eminently elegant Grid platform.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vsco.cam" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="VSCO Cam" alt="VSCO Cam" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vsco-cam.jpg?1396939297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wunderlist (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A smarter way to make a to-do list, Wunderlist syncs across all your platforms and its lists are shareable, meaning you can easily set up group tasks as well as personal agendas. Should you upgrade to the paid Pro edition, you can break down complex tasks by adding subtasks, and make your lists richer and more detailed via attached images, PDFs, videos and even soundbites.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wunderkinder.wunderlistandroid" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1440" height="900" title="Wunderlist" alt="Wunderlist" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wunderlist_0.jpg?1396939297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cut the Rope 2 (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Given the original <em>Cut the Rope</em>&rsquo;s popularity, it seems amazing that it&rsquo;s taken so long for a sequel to emerge. But emerge it finally has &ndash; and it&rsquo;s free, albeit with in-app purchases sprinkled throughout to sour your fun somewhat. With enough new in-game elements to justify a download even for seasoned rope-slicing veterans, it&rsquo;s a physics-based gem.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zeptolab.ctr2.f2p.google&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jwyCaO9J9Qw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Arcus Hyper Local Weather (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Arcus uses the Forecast.io API &ndash; as seen on iOS app Dark Sky &ndash; to predict weather in a specific location with unnerving accuracy. About to leave the house and not sure if those clouds are ominous enough that you need to pack a brolly? Consult Arcus and it&rsquo;ll tell you exactly what&rsquo;s going to happen over the next hour: when the rain will start, when it will stop and how heavy it&rsquo;s going to be. Because of its hyper-local focus, we&rsquo;ve generally found it far more useful than more wide-ranging weather apps.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arcusweather.darksky" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Arcus Hyper Local Weather" alt="Arcus Hyper Local Weather" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/arcus.jpg?1396939297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reddit Now (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Reddit is a rich source for all sorts of great stuff on the web, but reading the web version on a phone is a total pain in the eyes. Enter Reddit Now, which makes subreddits far more visually appealing. You can swipe along the top bar to move between different subreddits, and if you login with your own Reddit account you can customise the layout as well as comment and post from your phone. It&rsquo;s ad-supported, but you can remove those by shelling out &pound;1.50.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.phyora.apps.reddit_now" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1280" height="768" title="Reddit Now" alt="Reddit Now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/reddit-now.jpg?1396939297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android Device Manager (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Android version of Find My iPhone, Device Manager is an official Google app that allows you to locate a misplaced phone or tablet (as long as it&rsquo;s associated with your Google account, that is). You can view the device&rsquo;s location on a map in order to find it, and if you can&rsquo;t you can remotely reset its screen lock code or erase all data on board. One of those apps you&rsquo;ll hopefully never have to use &ndash; but one that everyone should have on their Android phone.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.adm&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="768" height="1280" title="Android Device Manager " alt="Android Device Manager " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/android-device-manager.jpg?1396939297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hungry Oni (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A cutesy, twitchy puzzler in which you control Oni, an ogre who eats items falling from a tree. Controlled simply with your thumb, the game allows Oni to eat only items coloured the same as the tree leaves &ndash; and these can be changed by consuming special rainbow leaves. It&rsquo;s a basic premise, but as you rise through the levels things become thumb-testingly frenetic.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.futuretrostudios.hungryoni&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Rm2aQ_bYazI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WhatsApp (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Facebook paid out US$19 billion for this messaging app, and once you&rsquo;ve started using it you can (sort of) understand why: it&rsquo;s robust, supports swift cross-platform IMs and group chat, incorporates emoji and allows you to attach all sorts of useful &ndash; or just fun &ndash; things to messages including sound clips and location data. And it&rsquo;s free. You just have to cross your fingers that Facebook is doing something totally innocent with all your data.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="480" height="800" title="WhatsApp" alt="WhatsApp" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp1.jpg?1396939297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android apps Android games Apps and Games HTC One (M8) Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:50:39 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1434986 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Portal coming to Android, Kenya catching poachers with drones and Lego unveils Simpsons minifig range http://www.stuff.tv/lego/fully-charged-portal-coming-android-kenya-catching-poachers-drones-and-lego-unveils-simpsons-mi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keep yourself clued in with our daily round-up of the best tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Portal coming to Android" alt="Portal coming to Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/portal-on-nvidia-shield.jpg?1395905581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Portal coming to Android and Nvidia Shield </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Heart-warming news for Android gamers and owners of the Nvidia Shield handheld console: <em>Portal</em> is coming to Google&rsquo;s OS.</p> <p>In a blog post, Nvidia revealed that Valve&rsquo;s beloved FPS/puzzle hybrid would &ldquo;soon&rdquo; be joining the <a href="http://shield.nvidia.com/play-android-games/">300-plus Android games</a> fully compatible with the Shield console. We can imagine the Shield&rsquo;s hardware buttons and pads might come in very handy when navigating the game&rsquo;s myriad brain-mangling levels, because touchscreen controls might not give you the precision required.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/03/25/portal-shield/">Nvidia blog</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/video-review-nvidia-shield/video">Nvidia Shield video review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya to catch poachers with the help of drones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Could 2014 be the year when drones shrug off their image as faceless tools of war and government oppression? Well, probably not &ndash; but for the first time it seems UAVs are getting press for their many non-creepy uses. First Mark Zuckerburg wants to use solar-powered drones to bring internet access to as-yet unconnected parts of the developing world, and now this: Kenya will be using unmanned surveillance aircraft to fight the poaching of elephants and rhinos.</p> <p>The Kenya Wildlife Service has announced that it&rsquo;s to begin a pilot scheme of using drones to patrol Tsavo National Park, one of the world&rsquo;s largest national parks and home to elephants and rhinos, which are poached for their ivory and horns respectively. So far in 2014, Kenya says it has lost 18 rhinos and 51 elephants to poachers &ndash; and there are hopes that the drones will not only put the criminals off but help catch those that persist. The Wildlife Service has not yet revealed which type of drone it&rsquo;ll be using, how many or the cost of the scheme, but did say they&rsquo;d be imported from another country.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/25/us-kenya-poaching-idUSBREA2O1D020140325">Reuters</a>]</strong></p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/arselectronica/7406755896/in/photolist-chvytS-gsft48-9VU4Z2-abCshV-9PZyo5-jbVCyB-aaXJ6A-e8W4Fp-ei1iWe-dw8RoW-e8W7Qr-bTgkR8-7LHNCc-7MBfCE-he2fDs-he2857-he3mCX-he3ka6-he25V7-he3iUv-aCZh7M-eaj51q-eB7vuf-aCnpCz-8wm6hS-eTL3W4-aDMhfF-abjMPo-eTKZXP-bxsAxf-9yqXXk-fedAFZ-bxsAvS-dUZoQs-dhh8ff-ahSARb-9NPUSg-7C326c-bLnhJM-bxsAxW-aDSnJY-aDSnKS-aDc14f-aDRaAW-aCZMiv-aDRaDs-aDMheV-aD89Ca-aDMhcc-aDMhkk-aDMhdH/">Ars Electronica</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Drones" alt="Drones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/drones.jpg?1395905581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Lego Simpsons minifigs in all their glory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It seems the &pound;180 <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/lego-announces-180-simpsons-house-set/news">Lego Simpsons house</a> was just the beginning of a beautiful brand collaboration. Lego has just pulled the wraps off a full range of <em>Simpsons</em> minifigures, and they&rsquo;re pretty special (in fact, if you check out the Simpson family themselves, the quality of detail is even better than on those in the house set). Each of the 16 figures will cost US$4 (&pound;2.50) and will be released before a special Lego edition of <em>The Simpsons</em>, airing in the US on 4th May.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://lego.gizmodo.com/the-new-16-lego-simpsons-minifigs-are-awesome-and-i-wan-1551815125">Gizmodo</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="648" title="The Lego Simpsons minifigs in all their glory" alt="The Lego Simpsons minifigs in all their glory" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-simpsons-minifigs.jpg?1395905581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xbox One to tell you when you’re being a jackass online </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft has detailed its plans for Xbox Live&rsquo;s reputation system on Xbox One &ndash; and it&rsquo;ll give you and everyone who views your Gamercard a quick heads-up to how nice or nasty you are online via a colour system. Green will mean you&rsquo;re a good player, yellow will mean your attitude &ldquo;needs work&rdquo;, while red will mark you out as a player to be avoided.</p> <p>Your overall reputation will be determined by an algorithm that rewards you for putting in hours of &ldquo;good play&rdquo; (in which you&rsquo;ve been unreported by fellow gamers) and punishes you for disruptive behaviour. However, the odd bad report isn&rsquo;t going to sour things too much, because it&rsquo;ll take a concentrated succession of negative feedback from multiple players to do that. This means there should be less scope for butthurt n00bs you&rsquo;ve just fragged to get their revenge via reporting you.</p> <p>Players with &ldquo;avoid me&rdquo; ratings will begin to experience penalties, such as the revocation of Twitch broadcasting capabilities and reduced matchmaking pairings.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://news.xbox.com/2014/03/xbox-one-leveling-up-reputation">Xbox.com</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/26/microsoft-reputation-warnings/">Engadget</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="529" title="Xbox One to tell you when you’re being a jackass online" alt="Xbox One to tell you when you’re being a jackass online" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-one-reputation.jpg?1395905581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android games Lego Xbox One Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:03:40 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1434370 at http://www.stuff.tv The 5 best mobile cricket games in the world http://www.stuff.tv/android/5-best-mobile-cricket-games-world/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup gets underway, we&#039;ve rounded up the best touchscreen takes on the connoisseur&#039;s bat&#039;n&#039;ball sport </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Shot!" alt="The 5 best mobile cricket games in the world" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-mobile-cricket-app-games-world-cricket-championship-001.jpg?1395365368" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Batsman against bowler. The thud of leather against willow. The clatter of yet another English wicket falling.</p> <p>Yes, the 2014 T20 cricket world cup in Bangladesh gets underway in earnest this week, so why not&nbsp;get in the mood for it by having a slogabout on one of the many cricket game apps. </p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5) Cricket Unlimited </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Play Store and App Store are stuffed with cricket games which look great but don&rsquo;t play very well, and Cricket Unlimited is one such example. Your batsman is fixed in place and although you can swipe in any direction to send the ball thataway, the lack of foot movement makes it feel a bit samey. It&rsquo;s also too easy: just press the Power Boost button before a shot and you&rsquo;re pretty much guaranteed a boundary. Bowling is similarly flawed - you choose the power, pitch and direction of a ball, but there&rsquo;s no distinction made between bowling type.</p> <p>Odd decisions abound too &ndash; CPU players attempt crazy runs, blatant LBWs are turned down and in one game, J.Ruahut (there are no real player names here. Presumably that&rsquo;s Joe Root) was given out stumped despite not having moved from the crease. Still, there are plenty of game options available and it&rsquo;s a decent enough way to pass 10 minutes. Just don&rsquo;t expect it to hold your attention for much longer than that.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;✭✭✭✩✩</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cricket-unlimited/id711398179?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Cricket Unlimited for iOS&nbsp;(from &pound;free)</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xtpl.cricketunlimited" target="_blank">Download Cricket Unlimited for Android&nbsp;(from &pound;free)</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature">25 fantastic free Android games</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Cricket Unlimited" alt="The 5 best mobile cricket games in the world Cricket Unlimited" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-mobile-cricket-app-games-cricket-unlimited-001.jpg?1395365368" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4) IPL Cricket Fever 2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>IPL Cricket Fever 2013 is one of about a dozen cricket sims made by IndiaGames, and frankly we can&#39;t see much difference between them all. Still, this is probably the pick of them, bringing the razzmatazz of India&#39;s IPL to your mobile in some style. So you get cheerleaders, a multitude of modern flamboyant shots such as the scoop and the helicopter and more ads than a Saturday night on ITV. Seriously, you have to skip two before the game even starts.</p> <p>Once it does begin, you get a fairly good game, with a reasonable amount of batting and bowling control, nice graphics, genuine player names and even rudimentary commentary at key moments. Unfortunately, a few key flaws cost it dearly. When batting, there seems little relationship between the shot you play and where the ball ends up - even Chris Gayle would struggle to hit some of the shots that are possible here - and when bowling the CPU runs itself out about once an over.&nbsp;And while you can earn power-ups to boost your speed and six-hitting ability, the constant demands for in-app purchases begin to grate quite quickly.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;✭✭✭✩✩</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ipl-cricket-fever-lite-2013/id623162506?mt=8" target="_blank">Download&nbsp;IPL Cricket Fever 2013&nbsp;for iOS (from &pound;free)</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.indiagames.cricketfeverchallenge" target="_blank">Download IPL Cricket Fever 2013 for Android&nbsp;(from &pound;free)</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="IPL Cricket Fever 2013" alt="The 5 best mobile cricket games in the world IPL Cricket Fever 2013" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-mobile-cricket-app-games-ipl-cricket-fever-2013-001.jpg?1395365368" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3) International Cricket Captain 2012 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>ICC is the only game here that really nails the most important thing about cricket: stats. It&#39;s a management sim rather than an arcade smackabout &ndash; think Football Manager not FIFA - so you&rsquo;ll spend your time in it organising training, picking squads and setting tactics. And to do all that, you&#39;ll want to immerse yourself in the numbers. Lovely, lovely numbers.&nbsp;Within the game you&rsquo;ll find all-time averages for almost every professional player alive, meaning you could happily spend hours looking at it without actually starting a game. And what happy hours they&rsquo;d be.</p> <p>Once you drag yourself away from the stats and start playing, you have the option of skipping through matches or following them via text updates, with key moments presented as TV-style highlights. And although you&rsquo;re not technically controlling the players, you can have a major impact on the on-field action by setting batting and bowler aggression levels and positioning fielders. Alright, so &pound;4.99 is on the pricey side &ndash; especially given that all of the other games here are available for free, albeit most of them in Lite form &ndash; but what price many contended hours spent geeking out over averages? Just one question - can we have ICC 2014 now please?</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;✭✭✭</strong><strong>✭</strong><strong>✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cricket-captain-2012/id554163563?mt=8" target="_blank">Download International Cricket Captain 2012 for iOS (&pound;4.99)</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-threes-maddeningly-addictive-perfect-puzzle-game/news">Threes! The most maddeningly addictive puzzle game ever</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="International Cricket Captain 2012" alt="The 5 best mobile cricket games in the world International Cricket Captain 2012" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-mobile-cricket-app-games-international-cricket-captain-2012-001.jpg?1395365368" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2) World Cricket Championship </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Looking for a realistic arcade cricket game? Then WCC is pretty much your only choice. You get full control over your batting, with footwork, shot selection and timing all coming together in the way they should - hitting and hoping is very much a last resort. A clever confidence meter that builds up the longer you&#39;re in also plays a major role; attempt an ambitious shot too early in the innings and you&#39;ll soon be trudging back to the pavilion.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bowling isn&#39;t quite so rewarding, but you still get plenty of control over the deliveries and there&#39;s a real thrill when you send down three dot balls then tempt the batsman into chasing a wide one. Or at least we got a thrill from it. Maybe we&#39;ve been playing a little too much app cricket lately.</p> <p>The graphics are slick and detailed, animation is excellent and the whole thing has a quality, well-produced feel, with commentary, replays and the ability to edit player names. But be warned - it&#39;s hard. Stupidly so at first. Persevere, though, and you&#39;ll be rewarded with an entertaining, playable cricket sim that gets almost every aspect of the game right.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;✭✭✭</strong><strong>✭</strong><strong>✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/world-cricket-championship/id486287740?mt=8" target="_blank">Download&nbsp;World Cricket Championship&nbsp;for iOS (from &pound;free)</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextwave.wcc_lt" target="_blank">Download World Cricket Championship for Android&nbsp;(from &pound;free)</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/world-cricket-championship-lite/3f7c288d-c9d7-4861-ab67-d704bcfc662c" target="_blank">Download World Cricket Championship for Windows Phone 8&nbsp;(from &pound;free)</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="World Cricket Championship" alt="The 5 best mobile cricket games in the world World Cricket Championship" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-mobile-cricket-app-games-world-cricket-championship-002.jpg?1395365368" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1) Stick Cricket </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Twenty20 of the cricket apps world, Stick Cricket shows tradition and realism the door and welcomes in big-hitting fun for a thrill-a-second party. Gameplay is simple: you control an endearingly angular stick figure with the sole aim of chasing down the opposition&rsquo;s total. They fire down deliveries; you smack them towards the boundary. And that&rsquo;s it &ndash; no bowling, no fielding, no running, no appeals, no fancy replays. Nothing except the ball whizzing towards you and the bat sending it skywards. Well, if you can hit it &ndash; timing is everything here, and it&rsquo;s all too easy to miss the cherry altogether or whack it straight down a fielder&rsquo;s throat.</p> <p>A variety of game modes (including a really tough World Cup sim) keep it fresh, and there are in-app purchases to add more. You can also buy new bats to improve your timing &ndash; although we&rsquo;d steer clear of the slightly overpriced &pound;20.99 SC Elite Limited Edition. So essentially it&rsquo;s a one-trick pony &ndash; but a really exciting pony that you won&rsquo;t tire of riding.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;✭✭✭</strong><strong>✭</strong><strong>✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/stick-cricket/id406781620?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Stick Cricket for iOS (&pound;free)</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sticksports.stickcricket" target="_blank">Download&nbsp;Stick Cricket for Android&nbsp;(&pound;free)</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature">iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stick Cricket" alt="The 5 best mobile cricket games in the world Stick Cricket" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-mobile-cricket-app-games-stick-cricket-001.gif?1395365368" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/5-best-mobile-cricket-games-world/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/5-best-mobile-cricket-games-world/feature#comments Android Android apps Android games Apps and Games iOS iOS apps iOS games Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:20:24 +0000 Marc McLaren 1434064 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try Threes! - a maddeningly addictive, perfect puzzle game http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-threes-maddeningly-addictive-perfect-puzzle-game/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iOS and Android puzzle game that proves bad things don’t always come in threes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Drop everything and try Threes!, a maddeningly addictive, perfect puzzle game" alt="Drop everything and try Threes!, a maddeningly addictive, perfect puzzle game" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/threes-on-nexus-4.jpg?1395209668" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Threes!, eh? What&rsquo;s that all about?</strong><br />Well, it&rsquo;s an iOS and Android puzzle game that proves bad things don&rsquo;t always come in&mdash;</p> <p><strong>You&rsquo;ve already done that joke. It&rsquo;s in big text at the top of the page</strong><br />Sorry. We&rsquo;re recycling a bit, copying and pasting, in order to fit in more games of Threes! Since getting hold of this puzzler when it was recently released for iPhone and iPad, our daily priorities have roughly been, in this order: breathing, eating, sleeping, Threes!, other stuff. Now it&rsquo;s on Android, too, there&rsquo;s no escape; but we&rsquo;re pretty sure we can cut down on that breathing thing, to squeeze in more Threes! time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But it really doesn&rsquo;t look like much. It&rsquo;s just a match game, right, where you slide tiles about?</strong><br />Yes, but that&rsquo;s how it gets you. You&rsquo;re all: &ldquo;Well, how dangerous can this be? It&rsquo;s JUST a simple puzzle game. I can put it down ANY TIME I CHOOSE. I don&rsquo;t HAVE to stay up until four in the morning, getting the best score among my similarly addicted chums.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>So what sets Threes! apart from all the other puzzlers out there?</strong><br />The underlying mechanics are ingeniously simple, but give you almost endless scope for improving your strategy and gradually boosting your scores. At its core, it&rsquo;s a basic match game: you merge a 1 and 2 to make a 3, and then pairs of cards are merged to double their face value. As you swipe, though, every card on the tiny four-by-four grid slides in that direction; and on every move, a new card enters the grid in a random empty space on the edge you swiped away from. It&rsquo;s game over when you get stuck, and so you must think many moves ahead. It&rsquo;s a bit like chess, but with oddly cute cards spouting catchphrases.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="Pairs of 192s and 12s gaze lovingly at each other, anticipating being merged" alt="Pairs of 192s and 12s gaze lovingly at each other, anticipating being merged" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-happy-faces.jpg?1395209668" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Cards with&hellip; catchphrases? Are you drunk again?</strong><br />There&rsquo;s no time for that these days! Haven&rsquo;t you been listening? But the cuteness and catchphrase things are yet more great aspects of Threes!, in that there&rsquo;s personality infused throughout what could have otherwise been a dry (if still absurdly addictive) game. The little cards are each formally introduced the first time they appear, and when a pair arrives on-screen, they chirp at each other, in anticipation of being merged. Oh, and then there&rsquo;s the clever scoring system, where each tile&rsquo;s worth three times its predecessor&rsquo;s value. So a 3 is worth 3, but a 6 is worth 9, and a 12 is worth 27. Get a 768, and that&rsquo;s worth 19,683 points! It really urges you on to figure out how to reach those big cards &mdash; with just &lsquo;one more go&rsquo; after having already had several &lsquo;one more goes&rsquo;.</p> <p><strong>&hellip;</strong><br />Hello?</p> <p><strong>&hellip;</strong><br />Are you there?</p> <p><strong>Busy. Playing Threes! Go away</strong><br />Ah, OK. Well, there&rsquo;s an infographic with more about Threes! below, if you want to know some interesting facts and find out how you&rsquo;re doing compared to everyone else&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="No more moves, and our final tally is 8,451. We can do better. *plays more Threes!*" alt="No more moves, and our final tally is 8,451. We can do better. *plays more Three" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-final-score.jpg?1395209668" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>&hellip;</strong><br />&hellip;</p> <p><strong>&hellip;</strong><br />&hellip;</p> <p>*tumbleweed*</p> <p><strong>CODA:</strong> The world economy nosedives as everyone becomes glued to Threes! Stuff apologises for the inconvenience and upcoming dystopia, where oil or water won&rsquo;t be currency, but instead still-powered-up devices with working copies of Threes! installed. To help bring about the end of civilisation, grab your own copy: it&rsquo;s <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/threes!/id779157948?mt=8" target="_blank">$1.99/&pound;1.49 for iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vo.threes.exclaim" target="_blank">$1.99/&pound;1.20 on Google Play, for Android</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1650" title="Infographic" alt="Infographic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-infographic.jpg?1395209668" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android games Apps and Games iOS games Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:27:04 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1433728 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact http://www.stuff.tv/sony/10-best-apps-sony-xperia-z1-compact/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here are the first apps you should download for Sony’s pocket powerhouse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Here are the first apps you should download for Sony’s pocket powerhouse" alt="Here are the first apps you should download for Sony’s pocket powerhouse" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony%20xperia%20z1%20compact%20main.JPG?1394244353" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony&rsquo;s Xperia Z1 Compact is an excellent smartphone, eschewing the &ldquo;big is better&rdquo; mentality of most high-end handsets for a &ldquo;less is more&rdquo; approach. It&rsquo;s a bona fide top tier phone that, thanks to its relatively dinky 4.3in screen, isn&rsquo;t a struggle to squeeze in your jeans pocket.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve recently bought an Xperia Z1 Compact, you&rsquo;ll probably want to fit it out with some top notch apps &ndash; and to that end, we&rsquo;ve scoured the Google Play Store to find some of the best around.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5by (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Great for passing the time when you&rsquo;re at a loose end, 5by is a video recommendation and playback app which curates and suggests short clips depending on what you feel like watching: comedy, sport, science and tech news etc. It&rsquo;s also fully compatible with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review" target="_blank">Google&rsquo;s Chromecast</a>, so you can beam the videos wirelessly to your TV.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fiveby.jupiter" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="720" title="5by (Free)" alt="5by (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5by-android-app.jpg?1394244353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Stickman Golf 2 (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A simple but maddeningly addictive casual game in which you play increasingly outlandish holes of 2D golf. It&rsquo;s a little like Worms, a little like Angry Birds and not very much like actual golf (more fun, if you ask us).</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.ssg2" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VkiTNqJSn9Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agent (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A collection of apps &ndash; or &ldquo;Agents&rdquo; &ndash; that&rsquo;ll make you life a little bit easier, Agent features a battery-saver; a setting that automatically silences your phone every night when you go to sleep; a Drive mode that reads SMS messages aloud and auto-responds to calls while you&rsquo;re in the car; a setting that helps you remember where you parked said car; and a meeting mode that syncs with your calendar and ensures your phone won&rsquo;t bother you at any times when you&rsquo;re scheduled for a meeting. Great stuff considering it&rsquo;s free.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tryagent" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="858" title="Agent (Free)" alt="Agent (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/agent-app.jpg?1394244353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dots (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unquestionably the most tastefully designed smartphone game around, Dots is Candy Crush Saga&rsquo;s cousin who works at an East London creative agency, eats only grass-fed beef and ride a fixed-gear bicycle. Essentially, you join dots into chains &ndash; the longer these are, the more points you rack up. The minimalist looks and simple, clever use of audio mask a compellingly complex game where, if you want to score big, you need to plan several moves ahead.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nerdyoctopus.gamedots" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dots (Free)" alt="Dots (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dots-app.jpg?1394244353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VSCO Cam (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xperia Z1 Compact boasts a fantastic 20.7MP camera, and the VSCO Cam app makes a worthy alternative to Sony&rsquo;s own photography software. Featuring some tastefully understated and adjustable filters (its black and white filters are streets ahead of Instagram&rsquo;s), it allows for a decent degree of photo editing and offers one of the best sharing platforms around in VSCO Grid.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vsco.cam" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/355YBCwcQAY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WhatsApp (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want to see why Facebook paid over &pound;11 billion for WhatsApp? Then download its ubiquitous messenger app, which allows you to communicate with your contacts &ndash; or whole groups of them &ndash; in far more ways than IM: voice messages, photos, video clips, emoji and location data are among the things you can send in an instant.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="WhatsApp (Free)" alt="WhatsApp (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp-messenger_0.jpg?1394244353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yahoo Weather (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A decent weather app is a must for anyone living the unpredictable UK, and Yahoo! makes one of the best free examples around. Its beauty lies in its simplicity: the main page shows only the current temperature, conditions and daily high and low, but scroll down and you get an hour-by-hour breakdown of the next seven hours, plus a five- or ten-day forecast. If you wish, you can add other locations too.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.weather" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yahoo Weather (Free)" alt="Yahoo Weather (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yahoo-weather-app.jpg?1394244353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AntennaPod (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It might not be the most elegant-looking of podcast feed wranglers, but the open-source AntennaPod works well and won&rsquo;t cost you a penny. You can add podcasts to your feed via OPML import from another podcatcher, browse the gpodder.net or Miro Guide directories or enter feed URLs manually. Then, every time you refresh the latest episodes of your favourite podcasts will appear for easy download and playback.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.danoeh.antennapod" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="840" title="AntennaPod (Free)" alt="AntennaPod (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/antennapod-app.jpg?1394244353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Table Top Racing (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A mash-up of Super Mario Kart and old-school favourite Micro Machines, Table Top Racing offers a triple whammy of great visuals, decent driving mechanics (for a touchscreen) and addictive gameplay (as with Angry Birds, you&rsquo;ll want to three-star every level). Fantastic freebie fun.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playrisedigital.ttr" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YkRknpaYm2o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kindle (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&rsquo;ll doubtless be familiar with the Kindle app already, but we&rsquo;ve picked it because it&rsquo;s ideally suited to the Z1 Compact: thanks to the phone&rsquo;s waterproof build, you can bring it into the bath with you and get stuck into your current novel.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.kindle" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle (Free)" alt="Kindle (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kindle-app-android.jpg?1394244353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/10-best-apps-sony-xperia-z1-compact/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android apps Android games Smartphones Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:40:28 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1433437 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 best apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-101/10-best-apps-samsung-galaxy-note-101-2014/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Got Samsung’s latest S Pen-equipped tablet? Get thee to Google Play and download these apps first! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 best apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)" alt="10 best apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-10-1-2014.jpg?1392199551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2014 edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has one of the sharpest screens of any tablet around, its 2560 x 1600 resolution besting even the iPad Air&#39;s Retina display on pixel count. Like any Note device, it also comes with Samsung&#39;s smart S Pen stylus. We&#39;ve selected ten fantastic apps and games that make great use of the tablet&#39;s screen and pointer combo, so if you&#39;ve just got your hands on one, these are the software nuggets you should be installing straight away.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SketchBook Pro (£3.03) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>AutoDesk&rsquo;s drawing app is probably the best available for a tablet, and works particularly well with the Note range thanks to its ability to detect pen pressure. The brush library offers over 100 presets, you can create large canvases (up to 6.5MP in size) and it supports an incredibly &ldquo;dynamic symmetry&rdquo; feature &ndash; check the video above to see it in action.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adsk.sketchbookhd">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ell2nR8f9Wo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deus Ex: The Fall (£4.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first Deus Ex title for mobile, The Fall is strikingly similar in gameplay and graphical quality to Xbox 360 and PS3 title Deus Ex: Human Revolution &ndash; no mean feat on a tablet. Expect deep-running conspiracies, augmented humans punching each other through walls, cover-based shooting action and lots and lots of crawling around in ventilation shafts. Well, it wouldn&rsquo;t be Deus Ex otherwise, would it?</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squareenix.dxm">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fw3w68YrKwc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Map Note (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A brilliant app for quickly sharing directions with your friends, Map Note allows you to scrawl directions (or words, or faces, or naughty pictures) over a live view of Google Maps&rsquo; map and satellite views. The resulting image can be shared with friends via email, SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp and more. It&rsquo;s designed to work specifically with the Galaxy Note range&rsquo;s S Pen stylus.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.base2apps.mapnotes">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ge9o82Ttrak" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the first apps anyone should install on a tablet, particularly a large one like the Galaxy Note 10.1. In exchange for a monthly fee of &pound;5.99, Netflix gives you access to hundreds of movies, documentaries and television shows, including excellent original series like House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. The film selection isn&rsquo;t amazing, but you probably won&rsquo;t care: the best thing about Netflix is that it lets you binge-watch TV series all weekend long. In bed.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient&amp;hl=en">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature">25 fantastic free Android games</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Netflix (£Free)" alt="Netflix (£Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netflix_3.jpg?1392199551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scribble Racer (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The object here is simple: keep your S Pen (or finger) on the track while the screen scrolls faster and faster, and try to collect bonus pick-ups while you do so. Surprisingly addictive, it was designed specifically with Galaxy Notes and S Pens in mind.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wolfgangknecht.scribbler&amp;hl=en">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Scribble Racer (£Free)" alt="Scribble Racer (£Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/scribble-racer.jpg?1392199551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How to Draw – Art Lessons (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s not much use in turning to SketchBook Pro or the Note 10.1&rsquo;s own drawing app if you don&rsquo;t know how to wield a stylus properly, but How to Draw will help you improve your skills. A series of tutorials takes you through the basics of drawing, leaving you something of an old master with an S Pen.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.drawart.net.free&amp;hl=en">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="How to Draw – Art Lessons (£Free)" alt="How to Draw – Art Lessons (£Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/how-to-draw.jpg?1392199551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MX Player (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Much favoured by video-obsessed Android users, MX Player works with almost any file type (not to mention subtitle formats) and unlike most video player apps features hardware acceleration and multi-core decoding, enabling it to take advantage of the Note 10.1&rsquo;s powerful processor. It also features a &ldquo;kids lock&rdquo;, meaning you can start up a video and hand it off to your children safe in the knowledge that they won&rsquo;t be able to quit out of the app and start making buying games at Google Play.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad&amp;hl=en">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/10-best-samsung-galaxy-note-3-apps/feature">10 of the best Samsung Galaxy Note 3 apps</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="MX Player (£Free)" alt="MX Player (£Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mx-videoplayer.jpg?1392199551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> comiXology (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A fantastic way to buy and read comics and graphic novels on a tablet, comiXology features over 45,000 items in its library including Batman, Spider-Man, Judge Dredd, The Walking Dead and Disney favourites. New comics are added the same day as the print edition is released. The reading experience is a notch above simply scrolling through pages of images thanks to Guided View, which scans through pages intelligently, zooming into bubbles and scenes to add an almost cinematic feel.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iconology.comics&amp;hl=en">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HDeqiwyjk1I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SIGNificant Signature Capture (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ignore the terrible name &ndash; this is a genuinely useful app and well suited to the Galaxy Note 10.1&rsquo;s specific set of abilities. It allows you to add your real signature to important documents, even PDFs, and can forensically verify your John Hancock by its acceleration, speed and rhythm.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xyzmo.signature&amp;hl=en">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SIGNificant Signature Capture (£Free)" alt="SIGNificant Signature Capture (£Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/significant-signature-capture.jpg?1392199551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FlipaClip (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dragging the humble flip book into the 21st century &ndash; and from your biology textbook to your tablet &ndash; FlipaClip was designed specifically with Samsung&rsquo;s S Pen in mind. Make a series of drawings and animate them, and unlike with that textbook it doesn&rsquo;t matter if you make a mistake, because you can easily edit any of the individual frames or add extras. Finished clips can be shared via Facebook, Vine, YouTube and Instagram.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vblast.flipaclip">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-101-2014/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="FlipaClip (£Free)" alt="FlipaClip (£Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/flipaclip.jpg?1392199551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-101/10-best-apps-samsung-galaxy-note-101-2014/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android apps Android games Apps and Games Galaxy Note 10.1 Samsung Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:31:39 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432291 at http://www.stuff.tv Play to Cure – Genes in Space: fly a spaceship to help cure cancer http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-play-cure-genes-space/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Play this sci-fi shooter and you&#039;ll help scientists with their research into cancer. Fire up the lasers! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Play to Cure – Genes in Space" alt="Play to Cure – Genes in Space" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/genes-in-space.jpg?1391602961" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Casual games are often called &quot;time-wasters.&quot; Not this one.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/play-to-cure-genes-in-space" target="_blank">Play to Cure&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Genes in Space</a> puts you in the cockpit of a spaceship, flying through asteroid fields in a bid to collect as much &quot;Element Alpha&quot; as you can. So far, so familiar&nbsp;&ndash; but the route you&#39;re following is based on genetic cancer data.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The game itself is pretty basic; you&#39;re presented with a map showing concentrations of Element Alpha, and plot a route between the densest pockets of the space dust. Then it&#39;s into your spaceship, where you attempt to follow the course you&#39;ve mapped, flying between waypoints and zapping asteroids.</p> <p>Levelling up is based on how much Element Alpha you&#39;ve scooped up; between missions you can sell your cargo to upgrade your spaceship.</p> <p>We noticed a couple of bugs on our playthrough &ndash; Javascript errors and the occasional bit of lag. Once they&#39;re ironed out, though, Genes in Space will be a fine little on-rails shooter &ndash; and you can swoosh about space safe in the knowledge that you&#39;re doing something productive on your morning commute.</p> <p>Play to Cure &ndash;&nbsp;Genes in Space is free to download for iOS devices at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/play-to-cure-genes-in-space/id784643890?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>, and for Android devices at <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.guerillatea.elementalpha" target="_blank">Google Play</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature">iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CeEDAchrc1U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-play-cure-genes-space/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-play-cure-genes-space/news#comments Android games Apps and Games Hot Stuff iOS apps Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:50:25 +0000 Stephen Graves 1432017 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto X: the 10 best apps to download first http://www.stuff.tv/moto-x/motorola-moto-x-10-best-apps-download-first/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Got your hands on Motorola’s fantastic flagship phone? Then get thee to Google Play and grab these apps right now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1278" height="855" title="Motorola Moto X: the 10 best apps to download first " alt="Motorola Moto X: the 10 best apps to download first " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-x-front-homescreen.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We thought we may never get it, but six months on from its US launch, Motorola&#39;s excellent <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Moto X</a> flagship phone has landed in Blighty. Affordable, packing some killer features and with a highly customisable exterior, it&#39;s the finest smartphone Moto has made in years. If you decide to pick one up, here are 10 superb apps to get you started.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto X review</a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (£4.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So you&rsquo;ve finished <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review" target="_blank">GTA 5</a> but are thirsting for more sandbox action in Rockstar&rsquo;s skewed version of the Sunshine State? Why not snap up the newly-released mobile edition of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which features remastered hi-res graphics, three cities to explore and over 70 hours of gameplay?</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rockstargames.gtasa" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (£4.99)" alt="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (£4.99)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-san-andreas_0.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SwiftKey Keyboard (£2.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X&rsquo;s touchscreen keyboard is perfectly serviceable, but if you&rsquo;re a frequent message- or email-scrivener you may want to invest in SwiftKey, widely regarded as the best third-party keyboard app.</p> <p>Why? Well, SwiftKey possesses eerily clever word prediction technology that quickly learns from its user (based not only on your SwiftKey use, but from your Facebook, Twitter and Gmail activity too) as well as incorporating current buzzwords. It makes for a blindingly fast typing experience.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SwiftKey Keyboard (£2.99)" alt="SwiftKey Keyboard (£2.99)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swiftkey.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RunKeeper (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of most popular apps for tracking your workouts, RunKeeper uses GPS to plot the routes of your runs, walks and bike rides and delivers reams of stats for you to pore through (you can check your pace, time, distance travelled and calories burned). It also jives nicely with most of the popular fitness apps and services including FitBit, MyFitnessPal and Withings.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="RunKeeper (Free)" alt="RunKeeper (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/runkeeper.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X is all about exterior customisation, but why stop there? Nova Launcher also allows you to customise the UI and homescreen in a number of ingenious ways: set up gesture-based actions to quick-start your favourite apps and services; organise apps into tabs and folders; hide apps you rarely use; and never miss an email, text or call thanks to visible unread counts.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60)" alt="Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nova-launcher_0.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dots (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A beautifully minimalist and (seemingly) simple game, Dots gives you 30 seconds to join up as many of the same-coloured dots as you can, with more points awarded to longer lines and shapes (oh, and you can&rsquo;t join dots diagonally). It&rsquo;s a bit like Candy Crush Saga, but you won&rsquo;t feel dirty/taken advantage of/slightly evil for playing it.

</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nerdyoctopus.gamedots&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature" target="_blank">25 fantastic free Android games</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dots (Free)" alt="Dots (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dots_1.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WhatsApp Messenger (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A catch-all messenger service allowing you to send text messages, photos, videos, map locations, even audio clips, WhatsApp works so well because it&rsquo;s cross-platform, reliably stable and insanely popular &ndash; so most of your friends and family probably already use it.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="WhatsApp Messenger (Free)" alt="WhatsApp Messenger (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp-messenger.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snapseed (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now owned by Google, Snapseed is a handy little photo editing app that gives you plenty of scope for improving the shots turned out by the Moto X&rsquo;s camera: you can tweak various criteria (brightness, contrast, saturation and ambience among them), straighten wonky photos, crop out unwanted parts of images and even adjust specific areas of a picture. Naturally, there&rsquo;s a bunch of arty filters and frames you can slap on to boot.

</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Snapseed (Free)" alt="Snapseed (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snapseed-on-android_0.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agent (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An app collection rather than a single-function tool, Agent fulfils five handy roles: it conserves battery life; it can quickly silence your Moto X for meetings and the like; it&rsquo;ll remember where you parked your car; it&rsquo;ll auto-respond to calls and texts while you&rsquo;re driving; and it&rsquo;ll only let important texts and calls come through to your phone while you&rsquo;re sleeping.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tryagent" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Agent (Free)" alt="Agent (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/agent.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vector (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are fair number of parkour-inspired games knocking around, but Vector is our favourite on Android &ndash; and it&rsquo;s free to boot. Set in a Matrix-style world where humanity lives enslaved in some kind of virtual reality, it tasks you with completing each level in the fastest, smoothest way possible.</p> <p>Swipes and gestures are used to steer your silhouetted free runner over, under (and sometimes through) obstacles. The animation is seamless and the structure &ndash; which gives you a star rating after each level, a bit like Angry Birds &ndash; will keep you coming back for more.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nekki.vector&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vAbN2dIdOvE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jelly (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new way to find answers to your questions, Jelly (co-founded by ex-Twitter man Biz Stone) lets you send out a picture to your social network contacts. If they can&rsquo;t help you find the answer, they can forward it to their own contacts until somebody does. It&rsquo;s still early days for Jelly, but it&rsquo;s an intriguing service and one which should improve as it gains more users.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jellyhq.starfish&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/9-brilliant-budget-apps-your-new-moto-g/feature" target="_blank">11 brilliant budget apps for your new Motorola Moto G</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/O5wLT7hKNO8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android apps Android games Moto X Motorola Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:54:45 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431829 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony Xperia Z1: the 10 best apps to download first http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z1-10-apps-download-right-now/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here are the perfect apps to make the most of Sony’s waterproof photo star of a smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Z1: 10 apps to download right now" alt="Sony Xperia Z1: 10 apps to download right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony%20xperia%20z1.JPG?1394634738" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just bought a Sony Xperia Z1? Lucky you &ndash; as our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/honami/sony-xperia-honami-z1/review" target="_blank">review</a> points out, it&rsquo;s a stonker of a smartphone with a fantastic camera and one of the most life-proof builds in mobile. Here are ten ideal apps (eight of them free) to get you started.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adobe Photoshop Express (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Photoshop on mobile may lack its desktop brother&rsquo;s ubiquity and do-it-all complexity, but it&rsquo;s still a fine image-editing app &ndash; and free to boot.</p> <p>Snaps taken with the Z1&rsquo;s camera can be cropped, straightened, rotated and flipped, and adjusted via slider for parameters like colour, contrast, clarity and tint. Alternatively, just tap the auto-fix button and the app will tweak everything using its own algorithms.</p> <p>There are also over 20 filters to apply, and the ability to share photos directly to all the usual social media suspects.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.psmobile" target="_blank">Download Adobe Photoshop Express</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adobe Photoshop Express (Free)" alt="Adobe Photoshop Express (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ps-express.jpg?1394634738" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Press (£1.93) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Quite possibly Android&rsquo;s finest RSS reader, Press automatically pulls in stories from all your favourite websites, enabling you to swiftly browse through up-to-date headlines. It&rsquo;s a looker too, and because it&rsquo;s a paid app its clean layout isn&rsquo;t spoiled by unsightly ads.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twentyfivesquares.press" target="_blank">Download Press</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7rxks0xKues" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flickr (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Photo sharing service Flickr has been around for eons (in internet terms at least) and over the past couple of years flirted with fading into near-obscurity &ndash; but owner Yahoo! recently gave it a much-needed shot in the arm by handing every user a free terabyte of storage space.</p> <p>The mobile layout is much improved too, with a cleaner look and the ability to watch slideshows of your (or anyone else&rsquo;s) shots, or simply swipe through them.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.flickr" target="_blank">Download Flickr</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Flickr (Free)" alt="Flickr (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/flickr_0.jpg?1394634738" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Stickman Golf 2 (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A simple but maddeningly addictive casual game in which you play increasingly outlandish holes of 2D golf. It&rsquo;s a little like Worms, a little like Angry Birds and not very much like actual golf (more fun, if you ask us).</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.ssg2" target="_blank">Download Super Stickman Golf 2</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VkiTNqJSn9Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MapMyHike (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xperia Z1 is tougher than 99 percent of its rivals &ndash; one of the few flagship smartphone models you could take out on a hike and not have to clad in some kind of watertight kevlar case.</p> <p>This app, from the makers of MapMyRun, is designed for hikers and thus tracks time, distance and elevation as you yomp through the wilderness. And because it plots accurate maps of your routes, it&rsquo;s a great way to remember the best ones for next time.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapmyhike.android2" target="_blank">Download MapMyHike</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="MapMyHike (Free)" alt="MapMyHike (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mapmyhike.jpg?1394634738" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Instagram (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Instagram needs little introduction: it&rsquo;s the app that created a social network from square-format, artistically-filtered smartphone photographs (and now video clips). A great way to get more use out of the Z1&rsquo;s excellent camera, not least because your contacts&rsquo; shots will likely inspire you to try new things.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android" target="_blank">Download Instagram</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Instagram (Free)" alt="Instagram (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/instagram.jpg?1394634738" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It won&rsquo;t suit everybody, but if you want maximum scope to customise your Xperia Z1&rsquo;s home screen Nova Launcher is the app for you.</p> <p>It lets you create folders in the app drawer (woo!), create custom tabs to organise apps more effectively (double woo!), but its sexiest trait is that it gives you the ability to set actions and app startup to certain gestures. It also shows missed call, SMS and email counts on the home screen.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download Nova Launcher Prime</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60)" alt="Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nova-launcher.jpg?1394634738" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reddit is fun (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Reddit is one of the web&rsquo;s greatest repositories of interesting links, images, videos and memes &ndash; but it&rsquo;s not the easiest thing to view on your phone.</p> <p>This app aims to change all that, and largely succeeds. The UI is much more phone-friendly than the browser layout, making subreddits pain-free to browse, and you can sync it all up with your Reddit account. And despite being in beta, it&rsquo;s largely stable and glitch-free.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andrewshu.android.reddit" target="_blank">Download Reddit Is Fun</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Reddit is fun (Free)" alt="Reddit is fun (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/reddit-is-fun.jpg?1394634738" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VSCO Cam (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A longtime iOS favourite that has now made its way to Android, VSCO is a neat and very stylish alternative to Photoshop or Snapseed.</p> <p>It allows for fine-tuned editing thanks to its arsenal of slider-adjusted tools, and its filters are a little more restrained than those of most rivals apps.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vsco.cam" target="_blank">Download VSCO Cam</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/355YBCwcQAY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We picked Netflix as our final app because it suits the Z1 well: not only does the smartphone have one of the best screens in the business, its waterproofing means you can sit in the bath and watch Breaking Bad.</p> <p>While the app is free, a Netflix subscription is required to use it &ndash; but at &pound;5.99 a month it&rsquo;s a steal for the amount of movies and TV shows it gives you access to.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient" target="_blank">Download Netflix</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature" target="_blank">25 fantastic free Android games</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Netflix (Free)" alt="Netflix (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netflix_2.jpg?1394634738" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia Z1: 10 apps you need </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make the most of your waterproof phone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android apps Android games Sony Xperia Z1 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:08:14 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431656 at http://www.stuff.tv 25 fantastic free Android games http://www.stuff.tv/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fun doesn’t have to require funding. Got an Android phone or tablet? Then these are the greatest games… gratis! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="25 fantastic free Android games" alt="25 fantastic free Android games" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/angry-birds-star-wars-2.jpg?1390968578" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are hundreds of fantastic games available for Android, and a lot of them are available for absolutely nothing.</p> <p>Whether ad-supported or based on a (boo and indeed hiss) &ldquo;freemium&rdquo; model, these titles are free &ndash; and guaranteed to make your morning commute a little less painful.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iFighter 2: The Pacific 1942 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A &ldquo;bullet hell&rdquo; vertical scrolling shoot &lsquo;em up very much inspired by the 1980s arcade classic 1942, iFighter sees you steering a US fighter through waves of Japanese planes, ships and ground-based enemies, with each stage culminating in an epic boss fight. Power-ups to boost your armaments are spread throughout the levels, and the coins you collect can be spent to upgrade your starting plane.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.epicforce.iFighter2" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iFighter 2: The Pacific 1942" alt="iFighter 2: The Pacific 1942" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ifighter-2.jpg?1390968578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plants vs Zombies 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A popular game franchise that has veered down a somewhat controversial freemium path, Plants vs Zombies 2 is what&rsquo;s known as a &ldquo;tower defence&rdquo; game: you build towers and emplacements (or in this case, plant flowers, shrubs and veggies) to fight off hordes of incoming enemies (in this case, shambling hordes of undead). The badgering about micro-transactions can be a pain, but it doesn&rsquo;t kill off the essential brilliance of PopCap&rsquo;s game.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.game.pvz2_na" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wCw3hl29_RY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winter Walk </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A supremely simple game &ndash; you&rsquo;re a Victorian gentleman on his daily constitutional, and must hold your finger on the screen every time the wind threatens to dislodge your top hat &ndash; Winter Walk succeeds through the sheer force of its charm. Lovely stuff.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.monsterandmonster.winterwalk" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Winter Walk" alt="Winter Walk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/winter-walk.jpg?1390968578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Colosseum Heroes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now around two years old, Colosseum Heroes isn&rsquo;t the kind of title that&rsquo;ll win any awards for its originality or brains: it&rsquo;s a side-scroller bash &lsquo;em up where you hit things, collect rewards and then use these to buff up your character (your choice of either gladiator or vampire) with new abilities, equipment and spells. It&rsquo;s unforgivingly difficult too &ndash; just make sure you don&rsquo;t chuck your Nexus 5 across the room when your hero falls for the 10th time.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamevil.colosseumheroes.marketfree" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Colosseum Heroes" alt="Colosseum Heroes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/colosseum-heroes.jpg?1390968578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Words With Friends </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Scrabble by another name (well, with apparently just enough differences to prevent legal action), Words With Friends is an evergreen smartphone staple thanks to its simplicity, the fact that you play &ldquo;with friends&rdquo; (but only one per game) and the fact that it never rushes you: you have several days to take your turn, so it can be played whenever you have a spare minute.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zynga.words" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Words With Friends" alt="Words With Friends" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/words-with-friends.jpg?1390968578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pixel Dungeon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An old-school &ldquo;roguelike&rdquo; game of subterranean fantasy exploration with lovely pixel-art visuals, Pixel Dungeon&rsquo;s automatically-generated levels deliver a different experience every time. Can you fight through the dungeon&rsquo;s monsters and navigate its traps in order to find the Amulet of Yendor?</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.watabou.pixeldungeon" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pixel Dungeon" alt="Pixel Dungeon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pixel-dungeon.jpg?1390968578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Temple Run 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Probably the best-known of the &ldquo;endless runner&rdquo; games (its developers have even sold the movie rights to a Hollywood studio) Temple Run 2 tasks you with sprinting for as long as possible, avoiding obstacles and staying a few steps ahead of the monkey-demon creatures in pursuit. Coins and power-ups keep you alive, while new unlockables keep you coming back time and time again.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imangi.templerun2" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qPMIQobB3ZM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hopeless: The Dark Cave </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At turns cute and disturbing, this game sees you playing as gun-toting yellow blobs in the centre of a pitch black cave. Things run towards your little pool of light in the middle and you have only a moment to react: monsters must be shot before they can grab you, while other yellow blobs need to be left to join you and increase your powers. But the tension is such that you&rsquo;ll sometimes find yourself blasting would-be blobby allies...</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.upopa.hopeless" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XB6eL2N4--s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dead Trigger 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of a new breed of first-person shooters that are actually fun/possible to play on a touchscreen, Dead Trigger 2 (and its predecessor) are some of the best-looking games on Android. OK, so it doesn&rsquo;t rival Halo for design or fluidity of control, but this gore-flecked zombie apocalypse adventure is surprisingly deep for a smartphone title.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.madfingergames.deadtrigger2&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_Wkb9cB9v1Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cut the Rope </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another longtime mobile favourite, Cut the Rope tasks you with solving increasingly elaborate physics-based puzzles with a well-timed swipe of your finger.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zeptolab.ctr.ads" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1JpdW-D6c14" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Candy Crush Saga </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We think Candy Crush Saga is evil &ndash; its micro-transaction model is designed to sucker you into paying real money for extra turns and other bonuses once you&rsquo;re totally and utterly addicted &ndash; but at the same time it is free to play, and incredibly diverting.</p> <p>Basically a rip-off of Bejewelled but with sweets swapped in for precious stones, it&rsquo;s simple, nigh-on mindless fun. But fun it most certainly is, and ideal for filling small amounts of spare time.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.candycrushsaga" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Candy Crush Saga" alt="Candy Crush Saga" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/candy-crush-saga.jpg?1390968578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Stickman Golf 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A stormingly addictive casual title that spliced together Angry Birds, Worms and Tiger Woods, Super Stickman Golf 2 is one of those sweet spot-nailing games that has the potential to dominate your life &ndash; or at least tiny portions of it on a daily basis. It&rsquo;s golf, but not as you know it.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.ssg2" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VkiTNqJSn9Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flatout – Stuntman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Quite possibly the meatheaded game in our list&nbsp;&ndash; but no less enjoyable for that &ndash; Flatout &ndash; Stuntman eschews story, themes and powerful imagery in favour of, well, big stupid car crashes. Drive your car into something and, when your &ldquo;stuntman&rdquo; flies through the windscreen, try and direct him or her into as many objects as possible. The more painful and bone-shattering the results, the more points you&rsquo;ll rack up. Get a high enough score and you&rsquo;ll unlock the next level.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.team6.FlatoutStuntman" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5PDA9PP7Xo0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pocket League Story 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If Football Manager was Japanese, pixel-art cute and set in an alternative universe where players were far less greedy and far more professional, it&rsquo;d be Pocket League Story 2. Kairosoft&rsquo;s typically retro management title is twee-tastic, it&rsquo;s true, but quite adorable with it. And it&rsquo;s guaranteed to take up plenty of your time as you become gaffer to a tiny new soccer club with big aspirations. Can you take them to glory by boosting their stats and improving the club&rsquo;s facilities?</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.kairosoft.android.soccer2_en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pocket League Story 2" alt="Pocket League Story 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pocket-league-story-2.jpg?1390968578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Galaxy On Fire 2 HD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A spaceship shooter with a 20-hour campaign and some of the best visuals Android has to offer, Galaxy On Fire 2 is about as close to Elite as you can get in a modern mobile game. Yes, there are ads and in-app purchases, but neither spoils the experience of making your way through this grand space opera.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.fishlabs.gof2hdallandroid2012" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tZ0aWxNRk0c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Badland </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Quite beautiful, is Badland. It&rsquo;s a physics-based auto-scrolling game where you &lsquo;push&rsquo; a bat-like creature through a series of atmospheric, silhouetted levels (and yeah, before you say it, we know its look is &ldquo;heavily inspired&rdquo; by Limbo). It sounds simple but the capricious physics engine and devilish, hazard-stocked levels make it frustrating tough at times &ndash; but if you get stuck there&rsquo;s always the brilliant local multiplayer mode to fall back on, which lets up to four people play simultaneously on a single device.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogmind.badland" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7nkxyKo09Qs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angry Birds Star Wars II </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s no shortage of free Angry Birds games out there (seven at our last count), but we thought we&rsquo;d go with one of the newer instalments in the physics-based catapult-birds-to-smash-down-blocks-and-kill-pigs series.</p> <p>Based around the much-maligned Star Wars prequel trilogy, it features bird types inspired by Jedi and droids and a number of familiar locations. But the &ldquo;just one more go&rdquo; gameplay mechanics are much the same as with older Angry Birds games.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsstarwarsii.ads&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6DKNKI27GdA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Real Racing 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Real Racing 3&rsquo;s console-level visuals look so good that we&rsquo;re still amazed we can play it on our smartphones. Throw in the easy-to-use motion-controlled steering (which actually works and doesn&rsquo;t make us want to throw our phones at the wall in frustration) and you&rsquo;ve got yourself one of the most polished racers in the Google Play Store.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.r3_row&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e_MCEtPrh2c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plague Inc. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There aren&rsquo;t many games where you get to play the bad guy, and in Plague Inc. you get to play the baddest guy of them all: a virus that kills off (if you play your cards right) the entire human race.</p> <p>Choose where your plague starts and develop it to spread at the correct rate &ndash; all the while keeping one step ahead of those working on a cure &ndash; and chuckle to yourself as the world descends into absolute chaos and awfulness. The apocalypse has never been so much fun.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.miniclip.plagueinc" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0rLPsnc6S_4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Looking less like a game than a Damien Hirst piece worth more than your three-bedroom house, Dots is probably the most tasteful-looking game in this whole list. Where others are brash and plagued by ads and exhortations to buy add-ons, Dots feels like the work of a bearded graphic designer who probably works in a downtown loft with exposed beams and white walls. And drinks single-origin coffee.</p> <p>The game itself is beautifully simple: you connect dots of the same colour to make them disappear, with each round having a 30 second limit. Making longer connections (or shapes such as squares) gives you more points, so there&rsquo;s an element of skill in setting up the board for future moves.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nerdyoctopus.gamedots&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dots" alt="Dots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dots_0.jpg?1390968578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vector </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A side-scrolling parkour game that owes big debts to the likes of Canabalt and Mirror&rsquo;s Edge, Vector manages to be stylish, addictive and maddeningly tough all at the same time.</p> <p>The game sees you as a free-running Neo-in-The-Matrix type character pursued over rooftops and through buildings by taser-wielding agents. Complete a level by finishing ahead of your pursuer to progress &ndash; but if you&rsquo;re anything like us, you&rsquo;ll probably feel obliged to keep playing until you achieve a three-star rating on each one...</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nekki.vector&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vAbN2dIdOvE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battle Nations </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A huge hit on iOS, Battle Nations is now available on Android. It&rsquo;s a blend of turn-based strategy and Farmville-esque world building, but before that puts you off we&rsquo;ll say it also offers a surprisingly engaging plot and that the Farmville-style elements avoid the worst excesses of that much-hated game.</p> <p>The tactical combat is superb (you can play online against friends or randomly chosen opponents) and if the slow pace of the game&rsquo;s overall progression irritates you, in-app purchases can speed things up.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.z2.battlenations.google" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Eqi8gKRRftk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jetpack Joyride </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The premise is simple. Strap on a Jetpack, and travel as far as you can through a hostile laboratory while destroying panicking scientists and avoiding lasers, missiles and more. A simple on-rails side-scroller, bolstered by tonnes of addictive upgrades and customisation options, it&#39;s easy to pick up and play for two minutes, and even easier to play for two hours.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.halfbrick.jetpackjoyride" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Jzxi8nid9BQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ingress </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When people tell you that video games turn their players into lazy shut-ins, tell them about Ingress, a massively multiplayer augmented reality strategy game built around the concept of geocaching, it uses your phone&rsquo;s location &ndash; a fact that forces you to get out of the house and visit points of interest in the real world.</p> <p>Visit these &ldquo;portals&rdquo; in the real world and you&rsquo;ll progress the game. They&rsquo;re often tied to genuinely interesting locations (monuments, sculptures, street art etc.), which has the effect of helping you get to know your local area far more deeply. You can even submit your own locations for in-game portals.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.ingress&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/92rYjlxqypM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reaper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Action games are never particularly easy to play on a touchscreen, but Reaper is among the best: a cartoonish, side-scrolling hack-and-slasher with RPG elements and quests, it&rsquo;s a blood-drenched blast.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.hexage.reaper" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kPMR7Ml42xI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 25 free Android games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fun without the funding </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android apps Android games Apps and Games Gaming Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:20:58 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431523 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try: Lyne, a beautiful new puzzle game http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-lyne/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Knot your brain while calming your soul in a game that is deceptively simple but surprisingly complex </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="926" height="695" title="Drop everything and try: Lyne" alt="Drop everything and try: Lyne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lyne-main.jpg?1389967711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So this game’s “deceptively simple but surprisingly complex”? I bet it’s a puzzle game! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yep.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So what does this one do? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You get a grid on which various shapes are placed. All you have to do is join strings of identical shapes (starting and ending with those that have a white centre), without crossing any of the lines. Because as we all learned from Ghostbusters, you never cross the lines (streams).&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1560" height="1170" title="Drop everything and try: Lyne" alt="Drop everything and try: Lyne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lyne-3.jpg?1389967711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That all sounds a bit familiar… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It does. Lyne doesn&rsquo;t really do anything new, and we&rsquo;ve seen a bunch of somewhat similar titles elsewhere. But innovation isn&rsquo;t always the hallmark of a great game &mdash; sometimes just doing something brilliantly, with oodles of style, polish and panache, elevates your creation above its contemporaries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And I take it that’s the case here — or are you just hallucinating again after too many games of Boson X? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s no funny business going on here (as you&rsquo;ll be all too aware from our terrible puns) &mdash; we really are in awe about how lovely Lyne is.</p> <p>As you drag paths across the shapes, they lazily spin and emit a little robotic panpipe noise. The strict grid &mdash; all 90- and 45- degree angles &mdash; results in a beautiful kind of stark minimalism, but also sets a framework that allows the game to start off easy but gradually become more complex.</p> <p>The first level&rsquo;s just about connecting two shapes, but you&rsquo;re soon battling junction boxes that require you to enter them a specific number of times.</p> <p>And for a game primarily designed for the touchscreen, Lyne feels pleasingly tactile, with shapes and paths responding immediately to your touch, and enabling you to temporarily pause one route while you try to figure out another.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-boson-x/feature" target="_blank">Drop Everything and Try: BOSON X</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1370" height="1028" title="Drop everything and try: Lyne" alt="Drop everything and try: Lyne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lyne-1.jpg?1389967711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touchscreen? Uh-oh. I bet this is only available for the bloody iPhone, right? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nope. Lyne <em>is</em> on the iPhone (and iPad), but the developer loves everyone equally, because it&rsquo;s also available for Android, Windows Phone, and also for Windows, Mac and Linux computers. OK, so maybe he doesn&rsquo;t love <em>everyone</em> equally &mdash; sorry, Amiga owners, but it really is time to switch platforms.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OK, sounds good. But what if I get stuck, or, conversely, eat ‘brain food’ and fly through the entire game in six seconds. What then, eh? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The developer&rsquo;s wisely avoided the painfully linear progress model found in many puzzle games &ndash; instead of completing one level to unlock the next, they&rsquo;re made available in batches of 25.</p> <p>Also, of the hundred or so we&rsquo;ve so far tried, all are possible to complete in a minute or two if you&rsquo;re willing to experiment and rapidly iterate.</p> <p>But if you are some kind of genius with a penchant for minimal puzzle games starring geometric shapes, you&rsquo;re also in luck: once you&rsquo;ve completed the first two sets of puzzles in Lyne, you unlock daily procedurally generated challenges.</p> <p>Bucking the trend of modern mobile games, you also don&rsquo;t have to pay extra for them. Now we really do wonder if we&rsquo;re hallucinating&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3106" height="2329" title="Drop everything and try: Lyne" alt="Drop everything and try: Lyne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lyne-4.jpg?1389967711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where to get it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can download Lyne for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thomasbowker.lynerelease" target="_blank">Android</a> (&pound;1.60/$2.50), <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lyne/id731753333?ls=1&amp;mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> (&pound;1.99/$2.99), <a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/lyne/bf04e86a-cf61-491e-b095-a257fb725f5e" target="_blank">Windows Phone</a> (&pound;1.99/$2.49) or <a href="http://www.lynegame.com" target="_blank">Windows/Mac/Linux</a> ($3).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2312" height="1734" title="Drop everything and try: Lyne" alt="Drop everything and try: Lyne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lyne-end.jpg?1389967711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You might also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-pingtune/feature" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: PingTune</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-pindrop/feature" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Pin Drop</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/drop-everything-and-try-mixcloud/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Mixcloud</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: BBC Playlister</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-walk/feature" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: The Walk, the pedometer app with a riveting plot</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/media/drop-everything-and-try-streamnation/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Streamnation</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-boson-x/feature" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Boson X</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-new-star-soccer/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: New Star Soccer</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/drop-everything-and-try-seene/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Seene</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-waiting-line-3d/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Waiting In Line 3D</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/windows-8/drop-everything-and-try-star-wars-tiny-death-star/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try Star Wars: Tiny Death Star</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-super-tory-boy/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Super Tory Boy</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drop everything and try: Lyne </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-lyne/feature#comments Android games Apps and Games Gaming iOS games Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:06:19 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1431341 at http://www.stuff.tv Huawei's Tron jumps on the Android mini-console bandwagon http://www.stuff.tv/android/ces-2014/huawei-jumps-android-gaming-bandwagon-its-tron-mini-console/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OUYA ought to watch out - this mini-console is snapping at its heels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Huawei Tron" alt="Huawei Tron" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Tron%20Huawei%201.jpg?1389380527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re still a bit iffy about the whole Android gaming console concept but (check out our review of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/ouya/review">OUYA</a>) but apparently Huawei thinks it&rsquo;s an area worth looking at. Its Tron mini-console, showed off at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature">CES 2014</a>, seems quite compelling.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The OUYA Competitor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Running on a skinned version of Android Jelly Bean version 4.2.3, the Tron mini-console consists of a cylindrical hub and a Bluetooth controller that looks like it took a couple of design pointers from the Xbox 360&#39;s. Despite the movie inspired name, we don&rsquo;t see anything from the design that looks anything Tron-like. It would have been nice if there were some flashing blue neon lighting on it. Or maybe it wouldn&#39;t.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s kitted out with some decent specs too. Powered by the Tegra 4 chipset, the Tron has 2GB of RAM and will come in 16 and 32GB configurations. Don&rsquo;t worry about saving space on it though: you&rsquo;ll be able to buff up to 64GB via a microSD slot located at the base of the console. There are also the usual suspects like Ethernet support, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 and Wi-Fi. 4K video playback is also going to be possible.</p> <p>Huawei hasn&rsquo;t mentioned anything about pricing yet but we wouldn&#39;t expect it to top the US$99 price tag of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/ouya/review" target="_blank">OUYA</a>. It&rsquo;s going to be a China-only release in the second quarter of this year, but Huawei did mention that they do have plans for market expansion.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/09/huawei-tron-android-gaming/" target="_blank">Engadget</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature"><strong>CES 2014 - the biggest news, live from Las Vegas</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature"><strong>2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make 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Apps on Christmas and Boxing day" alt="Amazon&#039;s giving away £40&#039;s worth of Apps on Christmas and Boxing day" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/AMAZON-APP-GIFTS.jpg?1388057657" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Merry Christmas tech-heads and gadgeteers, Amazon&#39;s got a little festive treat for you.</p> <p>It&#39;s offering a tasty selection of free apps and games to treat your shiny box-fresh Android device to, split across two bundles - one on Christmas Day, and the other on Boxing Day, and they&#39;re all completely free.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kindle Essentials Bundle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?rh=i%3Amobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hidden-keywords=B008RA3X5E%7CB004XNGKBS%7CB00H1MDH3W%7CB008IJT0CE%7CB004US3PVO%7CB00BD6EJRK%7CB0055S348W%7CB004EFYZ1C%7CB00B7S5FDG%7CB00HAPRVWS&amp;sort=relevancerank" target="_blank">The Kindle Essentials bundle</a>&nbsp;(available to download for free on Christmas Day) includes a number of &lsquo;essential&rsquo; apps including Printershare Mobile Print, for wireless printing and Photo Studio Pro for photo editing on-the-go.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kindle Essentials Bundle - 25 December </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dynamix-USA-LLC-PrinterShare-Mobile/dp/B0055S348W/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387455213&amp;sr=1-1-spell&amp;keywords=pritnershare+mobile+print" target="_blank">PrinterShare Mobile Print</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;8.45)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/mikrosonic-SPC-Music-Sketchpad-2/dp/B004US3PVO/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387454953&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=spc+music+sketchpad" target="_blank">SPC &ndash; Music Sketchpad 2</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;3.49)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Another-Monster-Starring-Grover-Edition/dp/B00B7S5FDG/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387455396&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=another+monster+at+the+end+of+this+book" target="_blank">Another Monster at the End of This Book</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;2.58)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Photo-Studio-Kindle-Tablet-Edition/dp/B00BD6EJRK/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387455030&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=photo+studio+pro" target="_blank">Photo Studio PRO</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;2.56)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ben-Lee-Handrite-Notes-Notepad/dp/B004XNGKBS/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387454749&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=handrite+notes+notepad+pro" target="_blank">Handrite Notes Notepad Pro&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;2.44)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Relax-Melodies-Premium-Ambience-Meditation/dp/B008IJT0CE/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387454881&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=relax+melodies+premium" target="_blank">Relax Melodies Premium</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;1.99)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Noctua-Software-Stellarium-Mobile-Sky/dp/B00H1MDH3W/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387454827&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=stellarium+mobile+sky+map" target="_blank">Stellarium Mobile Sky Map</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;1.58)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apalon-My-Alarm-Clock/dp/B008RA3X5E/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387454659&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=my+alarm+clock" target="_blank">My Alarm Clock&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;1.21)</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greatest Hits Bundle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?rh=i%3Amobile-apps%2Cn%3A1661657031&amp;sort=relevancerank&amp;hidden-keywords=B008MEM24S%7CB0051HNMTI%7CB0073LWEXK%7CB009KEN87O%7CB00BNGFGIQ%7CB00AK0X5VQ%7CB007TKT2SK%7CB00881PTRC%7CB00A8SPNYW%7CB004TTMYQG&amp;ie=UTF8" target="_blank">The Greatest Hits bundle</a>&nbsp;(available to download for free on Boxing Day)&nbsp;includes a selection of the&nbsp;top downloaded Free App of the Day offerings including Business Calendar, which lets you&nbsp;synchronise with your Google calendars and&nbsp;Ultimate Hangman HD.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greatest Hits Bundle – 26 December </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Appgenix-Software-Business-Calendar/dp/B004TTMYQG/ref=sr_1_8?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-8" target="_blank">Business Calendar</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;3.99)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hemisphere-Games-Osmos-HD/dp/B00AK0X5VQ/ref=sr_1_10?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-10" target="_blank">Osmos HD</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;1.99)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Disney-Wheres-My-Perry/dp/B008MEM24S/ref=sr_1_2?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-2" target="_blank">Where&#39;s My Perry?</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;1.82)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yippee-Entertainment-Ltd-Chimpact/dp/B00BNGFGIQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-3" target="_blank">Chimpact</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.99)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Noctua-Software-Voxel-Invaders/dp/B009KEN87O/ref=sr_1_5?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-5" target="_blank">Voxel Invaders</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.84)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daily-Workout-Apps-LLC-Ab/dp/B0051HNMTI/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-1" target="_blank">Daily Ab Workout</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.63)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fire-Maple-Games-Lost-City/dp/B0073LWEXK/ref=sr_1_7?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-7" target="_blank">The Lost City</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.63)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/SpinVector-S-p-A-From-Cheese/dp/B00A8SPNYW/ref=sr_1_6?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-6" target="_blank">From Cheese</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.63)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digitalchemy-LLC-Fraction-Calculator-Plus/dp/B007TKT2SK/ref=sr_1_9?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-9" target="_blank">Fraction Calculator Plus</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.62)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/EnsenaSoft-S-A-de-C-V-Ultimate/dp/B00881PTRC/ref=sr_1_4?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-4" target="_blank">Ultimate Hangman HD</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.61)</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazons-giving-away-40s-worth-apps-christmas-and-boxing-day/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazons-giving-away-40s-worth-apps-christmas-and-boxing-day/news#comments Amazon Android apps Android games Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:34:19 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430375 at http://www.stuff.tv The 12 best Google Nexus 5 apps to download first http://www.stuff.tv/google/10-best-google-nexus-5-apps/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make the most of your Nexus 5 to this smattering of hand-picked apps. Go on, it deserves it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="12 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="12 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-nexus-5-review-main-2_0.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Nexus 5</a> has settled in well. It&#39;s become&nbsp;accustomed&nbsp;to the warmth of your pockets, your loving hands, and your inquisitve cat Mr. Tibbles.</p> <p>It&#39;s ready for a life of loyal servitude, so get things off&nbsp;to&nbsp;a solid start by setting it up with some of these apps&nbsp;to&nbsp;ensure that all its needs are met from day one.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snapseed (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This comprehensive photo editing app throws up a whole host of tweaking options to ensure that you can squeeze the very best out of the snaps taken with the Nexus 5&#39;s 8MP camera. Filters, borders, adjustments - you name it, it&#39;s got it.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1067" height="800" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snapseed.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SwiftKey Keyboard (£1.49) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is probably the best &pound;1.49 you&#39;ll ever spend. SwiftKey&#39;s disturbingly accurate predictions only get better over time as it learns your writing style and you can even choose to swipe across the keys if you prefer that to traditional tapping. The latest version even lets you split the keyboard layout up, arranging both sides in whatever position is comfortable for you.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swiftkey-4.3_0_0.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Call of Duty: Strike Team (£4.33) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We know how it is. You have to leave the house to get supplies in between head-shotting enemies. But that doesn&#39;t mean you can&#39;t practice in the self-checkout queue. Call of Duty: Strike Team slips CoD&#39;s bullet-riddled action into your pocket, taking advantage of the Nexus 5&#39;s razor sharp full HD screen and powerful Snapdragon 800 processor, serving up explosive first and third-person shooting action.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.activision.callofduty.striketeam" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="720" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/call-of-duty-app.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DashClock Widget (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>DashClock will super charge your Nexus 5&#39;s lock screen by injecting it with extra notifications, all of which can be customised. From upcoming calendar appointments to local weather, Gmail messages and more, you&#39;ll have all the important info you need at a glance.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.nurik.roman.dashclock&amp;hl=en" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1198" height="898" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dashclock.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re a Netflix subscriber then this app&#39;s a no-brainer. Bury yourself in Breaking Bad as you walk to work, lose yourself in House of Cards on a park bench &ndash; block out the real world however you see fit. The Nexus 5 is a card-carrying 4G member now too, which means less time buffering and more time enjoying your favourite shows.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="333" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netflix-app_0_0.jpg?1388053426" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hola (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This handy little app&#39;s compression skills speed up your download speeds and help to reduce your mobile data too usage too - a feature you&#39;ll definitely appreciate if you&#39;re not on an unlimited plan. Not only that, but it&#39;ll unblock any locked content too. Can&#39;t access some shows on Netflix as they&#39;re US-only? Let Hola work its behind-the-scenes magic and they&#39;re all yours.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hola" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hola.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBM (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yep, BBM has left the confines of BlackBerry and has landed on iOS and Android, taking both the App and Google Play stores by storm within hours of its launch. If you&#39;re an ex BlackBerry user with friends still in the BlackBerry camp then it&#39;s definitely worth checking out, especially as it&#39;s a very solid messenger service in its own right.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bbm" target="_blank">Get it now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbm.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BaconReader for Reddit (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Indispensable for Reddit addicts, BaconReader&#39;s slick interface and controls offer a fluid, fast on-the-go Reddit experience which is infinitely better than viewing the site in a mobile browser. Say hi to the passionate Nexus 5 fans on <a href="http://reddit.com/r/android" target="_blank">r/Android</a> for us, won&#39;t you?</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onelouder.baconreader" target="_blank">Get it now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1067" height="800" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bacon-reader.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re not forking out &pound;10 a month for Google Play&#39;s music service then there&#39;s a good chance that tenner is going to Spotify instead. If it is then clearly you&#39;re going to want to access your meticulously crafted playlists while you&#39;re on the move, with offline listening available for those train-in-tunnel moments.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spotify.mobile.android.ui&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1060" height="795" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify-app-android.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MX Player (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our go-to Android video player, MX Player plays almost any file type you throw at it (plus most subtitle formats), offers hardware and software acceleration, and features a plethora of quick gesture controls. Ideal for showcasing the Nexus 5&#39;s big, crisp 5in display.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mx-videoplaye_0.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yahoo! Weather (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yahoo! might be struggling to find its place in today&#39;s world, but its free weather app certainly deserves a spot on your new phone: it&#39;s elegant, uncomplicated and useful. Using your Nexus 5&#39;s location, it&#39;ll tell you the current weather conditions plus daily high and low temperatures, all backed up by a lovely picture drawn from (the Yahoo!-owned) Flickr&#39;s Creative Commons library. Oh, and you can manually add other locations, should you wish to keep tabs on the rain in Bahrain or the snow in Oslo.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.weather">Get it now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yahoo! Weather" alt="Yahoo! Weather" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yahoo-weather_1.jpg?1388053426" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pocket (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Formerly known as Read It Later, Pocket is an app that&#39;ll suit anyone who constantly comes across web articles they want to read &ndash; but only at inopportune moments. With Pocket, any article (or page, more accurately) can be saved to a cloud-synced list, then accessed on your various devices at any time. Great for catching up on your, ahem, favourite tech site&#39;s news and reviews pieces while you&#39;re on the train to work. Or the toilet, for that matter.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro">Get it now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pocket" alt="Pocket" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pocket_2.jpg?1388053426" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/10-best-google-nexus-5-apps/feature#comments Android apps Android games Google Lists Nexus 5 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:23:50 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429063 at http://www.stuff.tv