Best Android apps this week

Paper Monsters, Predators and photo editing make up the cream of this week's Android app crop

Look Away Now

99p Google Play

There's nothing worse than some blabbermouth letting slip the footy scores you're trying to avoid – and Twitter has made the problem ten times worse. Fortunately, Look Away Now has come to the rescue – it blocks mentions of scores, goals and other spoilers from football matches from your social media feeds. You can set it to block everything from scorelines to more cryptic mentions like player names and club slang. You can also choose which teams you want blocked out, be it just yours or all games, and even how long you want them blanked out for.

Pixlr Express

£Free Google Play

Another week, another photo editing app arrives on Google Play. But Pixlr Express, from the makers of the popular Pixlr-o-matic on iOS, is definitely worth a look. It has more than 600 effects, overlays and borders to personalise your images, meaning you aren't restricted to the handful that everyone else is using. There are filters galore, adjustable lighting effects, colour tweaking and fixing tools for things like red eye and teeth whitening.

The Heineken Cup

£Free Google Play

Rugby fans can keep up with all the latest news for both Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup games across Europe with this app – all in real time and completely for free. Alongside live scores, you can also find out team lineups, the latest news, upcoming fixtures and match reports once it’s all over. There's also the league table so you can see how your team is getting on at a glance.

Paper Monsters

62p Google Play

Paper Monsters received heaps of praise on iOS and now Android users can see what all the fuss is about too. You play in Paper World, a universe made out of paper and cardboard, which has been taken over by Lord Papyrus and his evil minions. Of course, your role is to stop them, and you take the form of what can only be described as a smiling cardboard box boy, jumping, bouncing, porting and flying your way to victory over 28 side-scrolling levels.


£1.87 Google Play

Go huntin', shootin' and fishin' for human prey in this action game based on the Predator franchise. You play as one of the alien hunters, stalking and butchering a gang of luckless human mercenaries who've been abducted and dumped on your alien game reserve. Over 31 environments, you’ll have to use all your strength, stealth and alien technology to pit your wits against homo sapiens – and to defend yourself against rival Predator clans in the process.

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