Amazons new Echo Show

I hope we see Googles answer to this at Google IO next week.

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Free App Friday – Get them while they are free

Chameleon Run

Chameleon Run is a unique, fast and challenging autorunner with a colorful twist. Jump, switch and run through expertly crafted levels that will have you running back for more.

Your goal is to switch your color to match the ground as you run and jump from platform to platform. Sounds easy right? Well think again!

Features

– Fast paced running, jumping and switching colors
– Fun jumping mechanics like “double jump” and “head jump”
– Pixel perfect physics
– Stylish, super smooth and colorful graphics
– Non-linear levels with 3 special objectives in each one
– Compete for the fastest time on each level
– Simple two button controls

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Vincelot: A Knight’s Adventure

Dive into a fairytale adventure with Vincelot the small knight! Take part in the tournament, visit Princess Paula in the castle and play great mini games. You will discover many exciting things and animations in the kingdom of Dragonstone!

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Accompany Vincelot on his fairytale journey through the different locations around castle Dragonstone! While travelling, you’ll get to know many funny characters and even visit Princess Paula’s birthday party. As in a hidden object story book, there are funny, hidden elements to discover. Who discovers the clumsy knight first?

5 ADVENTUROUS AND ARTISTIC MINIGAMES

Dive into the colourful middle age and explore Vincelot’s world! Show your skills in archery, find Princess Paula’s favorite balls’ hiding spots or direct the funny band of bards. As a crest painter you can let your fantasy run free and decorate the throne room with your art and many colours. The king and the princess will love your designs!

In each scene there are knightly challenges waiting for Vincelot and the player – exciting mini games! Carefully hand drawn characters and game elements inspire the kids’ fantasy and guarantee a pleasant atmosphere. The controllings are designed to be easy to learn for small squires, but also challenging for big knights.

INTUITIVE CONTROLS

The colourful sceneries and the varied mini games are carefully aligned to the needs of young and old fairytale fans and become an educational and exciting fun for everyone. A calm fairytale narrator supports the story without annoying or disturbing the player. Soothing music and lovingly designed animations round off the experience and turn it into an unforgettable adventure in the fantastic world of the middle ages. So don’t hesitate and explore the exciting fairytale world of Vincelot!

* Colourful, interactive children’s book
* Explore the knights’ tournament and Dragonstone Castle!
* More than 100 cute, hidden animations
* Funny characters in hand-drawn 2D graphics
* Child-oriented controls and gameplay
* Funny sounds and medieval music

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A Dark Room

awake. head throbbing. vision blurry. come light the fire.

– Official Android release of A Dark Room (registered trademark).
– No ads.
– No micro transactions.
– No data usage (playable without wifi)).
– No elevated permissions.
– Made with love by indie game developers

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Looking forward to this feature in Google Maps

For me, the ability to share your location in Google maps has been a long awaited feature.  When I am traveling and want to share my ETA with family or plan to meet someone somewhere, I currently use Glympse. The problem is that to use it with others I have to convince them to put an app on their phone and create an account in order to share my location. Having this feature baked right in to every phone is a great advancement, by eliminating the need for an extra app.

The update should be available soon.

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Next time you’re on your way or running late, you can share your real-time location and trip progress from navigation as well. During your next trip, tap the “More” button on the bottom on the navigation screen, and then tap “Share trip.” When you share your trip with people, they’ll see your expected arrival time and can follow your journey as you head toward your destination. Sharing automatically ends when you arrive.

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Location sharing on Google Maps is rolling out soon worldwide, and you’ll be able to quickly let your friends and family know where you are and when you’ll get where you’re going. The answer to “where are you?” is only a tap away.

source – Google

Duo gets audio calling and Allo gets file sharing

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Google Duo – Audio Calling

Duo is a easy way to communicate via video with friends and family on Android and iOS.  With the latest update, you will also be able to voice call. This will be a nice update, particularly for situations where you are in a public area or have limited bandwidth.

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Google Allo – Sending Files

Allo is a great way to communicate with friends. Since its launch in September, it has continued to add new features, making the app more and more useful.  Today Google updated the app to enable file sharing, I don’t have much use for that feature now but it will be nice once they enable Allo on the Desktop.  The next step is to allow Allo to be my default SMS client.

source – The Keyword (Google Blog)

Keep your kids safe – Google Family Link – Coming Soon

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Family Link

With the Family Link app from Google, you can stay in the loop as your kid explores on their Android device. Family Link lets you create a Google Account for your kid that’s like your account, while also helping you set certain digital ground rules that work for your family — like managing the apps your kid can use, keeping an eye on screen time, and setting a bedtime on your kid’s device.

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Manage the apps your kid can use

Kids will need to ask before any app is installed on their tablet or phone.  This allows you to approve or block access to any app that you deem appropriate or not.

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Keep an eye on screen time

Being able to monitor what apps and sites your kids are using is an important part of keeping them safe.  With Google Family Link, you can do just that with weekly and monthly reports. You can see what apps your kids are using the most and are able to set daily screen time limits for each device.

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Set device bedtime

Set times when it is appropriate for your kids to have access to their Android device. Remotely lock your kid’s device when it’s time to play, study, or sleep.

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Get started by applying to get early access – Request access

I have requested access to the program and will post an update as soon as it is granted!

Deal – Free premium Apps and Games – Get them before they become paid again

Aralon Sword and Shadow 3d RPG

That which is done cannot be undone, but it can be avenged.

From the Creators of the award winning Ravensword: The Fallen King,The Elder Scrolls Artist Mark Jones, and
Developer Galoobeth Games, comes ARALON: SWORD AND SHADOW, an Epic 3d Role-Playing Adventure.

A 3d RPG inspired by that classic vein that focuses on a compelling story, a unique hero, and an open 3D world ready for exploration. Journey through the Kingdom of Aralon and unravel its mysteries.

Features:

– Over 30 hours of gameplay
– Gorgeous and dynamic 3d environments
– 3rd and First Person play modes
– Full Day/Night cycle and dynamic lighting effects
– Epic Soundtrack and realistic sound effects
– Customizable characters, including hairstyles, armor, and different faces
– 4 Character Classes
– Unique Skill Trees for each class
– 3 Playable Races: Humans, Elves, and Trolls
– A primary quest and multiple, optional side-quests
– Hundreds of items to acquire and wield
– Comprehensive Inventory System
– Battle various enemies that use different fighting tactics
– Faction system, herb gathering, crafting potions and
magical items, dual-wielding, lockpicking, pick-pocketing, and more
– Swimming, Fishing, Campfires
– 8 Different Mount Types, including horses, dragons, and more
– Fully animated 3d characters
– Achievements
– Pets and henchmen to help you in your quests
– Save system with 6 different save slots

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Game Studio Tycoon

Build a gaming empire! In Game Studio Tycoon you begin as a new game dev looking to make it big in the gaming industry. Over the next 40 years you will be able to develop games of all sizes on over 40 different platforms! Do you have what it takes to be the best in the business?

Features:
– Play through 40 years of gaming history
– Run a studio! This business isn’t just about making games, it about staying afloat! Have total control of your company including how much investors should own of it.
– Develop on over 40 recognizable consoles from the past and near future!
– Manage a team of game devs to make the best games possible!
– Research new game types and platform options!
– Hire contractors to help improve your games!
– Awesome pixel graphics!
– Tons of replay value – no two playthroughs will ever be the same!
– 3 Save slots
– Appropriate for all ages

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Bloons TD 5

Five-star tower defense with unrivaled depth and replayability. Now with rewarded leaderboards for even more fun and challenge!

Build awesome towers, choose your favorite upgrades, hire cool Special Agents, and pop every last invading Bloon in the best ever version of the most popular tower defense series in history.

Bloons TD 5 delivers hours of fun and challenging play to fans and new players alike, with awesome features like this:

– 21 powerful towers with Activated Abilities and 2 upgrade paths
– 50+ Tracks
– Two-player co-operative play on custom co-op tracks
– 10 Special Agents
– 10 Special Missions
– 250+ Random Missions
– New Bloon enemies – tougher Camos, Regrower Bloons, and the fearsome ZOMG
– 3 different game modes
– Freeplay mode after mastering a track
– 3 difficulty settings and family-friendly theme so anyone can play

And that’s just the beginning – regular updates will keep Bloons TD 5 fresh, fun, and challenging for many months to come. Now it’s time to pop some Bloons!

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Reed

Reed – it’s a tiny creature and the last creation of an old supercomputer.
The old supercomputer is dying by losing all of his cubes and he’s getting much slower without them.
Without supercomputer, world is going to end.
Could you help him and save the world ?
Can you collect all the cube that could be found in levels that are not so easy to pass ?

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The objective.

The game is all about rotating pieces properly, so that there would be no loose ends.

The content.

Entire content of the game consists from most exceptional fan-made puzzles, which were carefully selected by the developer team. This is why each and every puzzle will surprise you and bend your imagination in extraordinary ways. Animals, superheroes, real-life objects or beautiful abstracts – you can find it all here.

Nature of the game.

Although the nature of the game is quite meditative, it flexes the player’s mind in a manner, so that it improves both short-term and long-term memory, along with logical thinking capabilities.

The length.
The game currently presents about 12-14 hours of top-notch puzzle experience. Please note that to ensure the infinite play, the content will be frequently updated. Make no mistake – every puzzle you see will blow your mind

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Collect or Die

STORY:
Welcome test subject and thank you for volunteering to the ‘Collect or Die’ science program.

As a volunteer we would like to invite you to our technology & learning centre where you can enjoy tea and cake before taking on some light physical and mental testing. Please note that although fun and learning are the primary goals of the test program, serious injury may occur. To ensure the safety of test subjects all progress will be monitored via our state of the art CCTV and VHS recording equipment.

Good luck volunteer!

GAMEPLAY:
Collect or Die is a fast paced retro platformer set in a run down science facility. The goal is simple, help stickman collect every coin in each test chamber or watch him die trying! Of course its not as easy as it sounds, with tons of obstacles ranging from saws and thwomps to lasers and sentries, things can get tricky fast!

KEY FEATURES:
– Dynamic ragdoll physics & dismemberment.
– 40 levels across 4 stages (more coming soon).
– Leaderboards & Achievements.
– Variety of traps & hazards.
– Awesome stickman action.
– Tilt Controls with adjustable sensitivity.
– Lots & lots of coins.

RAGDOLL PHYSICS:
Dynamic ragdoll physics and dismemberment mean that every death is unique with some unexpected and hilarious results. Death is no longer a bore, watch your stickman die in brutal and violent ways.

AWESOME STICK FIGURE ACTION:
Everyone loves a stickman right? Well, stick figures have never looked so good, even if they are covered in blood & gore most of the time.

CHALLENGING GAMEPLAY:
Collect or die is a hardcore retro platformer designed to make you rage… its not impossible but only the best will manage to collect them all. Do you have the skill to survive?

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AceSpeeder3

The racing game that run through the future world in the anti-gravity machines.
You can experience the overwhelming speed and realistic motion.

– Beautiful visuals and powerful sounds
– Anyone can enjoy simple operation
– 10 unique machines
– 35 wide variety of courses
– 3 of the game rules

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Deal – Free premium games and apps – get them before they become paid again

The Passenger

Short and experimental adventure game
Get involved in a world where you will be solving logical puzzles, brain teasers and mini-games.Discover a relaxing experience designed specialy for mobile devices with an original and innovative Point-and-click graphic adventure game.Enjoy beatiful 2D hand-drawn backgrounds and character animations.
Original soundtrack composed specially for the game that will involve you in the appropiate atmosfere.

You won’t find any lengthy boring dialogs in this indie puzzle / adventure game.

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TA: Little Red Riding Hood

Step into a bizarre fairy-tale world and set out on a Little Red Riding Hood adventure that only App Games can bring to life!

Hop from one dangerous island to the next by jumping at just the right moment. You needn’t worry. There are markers that lead the way to a successful jump. Be sure to grab all of the red apples and bonuses you can on your epic and twisted adventures.

The rich graphics, amazing game play, cool audio and visual effects, and superb backgrounds adds a depth to TALRRH not often seen in mobile video games of this type.

TA Little Red Riding Hood Features:

• Fantastic gaming
• Sweet jumping action
• Superior graphics and actions
• Excellent game effects that will amaze you
• Mesmerising game set in a twisted fairytale world
• Awesome backgrounds that will draw you in and blow your mind
• Very easy to understand and extremely engaging casual adventure game

TA Little Red Riding Hood is a spellbinding adventure game that you won’t want to miss out on. Share this all-ages family fun adventure game with your friends and family, they will thank you!

Be brave Little Red, be brave and succeed!

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Reed

Reed – it’s a tiny creature and the last creation of an old supercomputer.
The old supercomputer is dying by losing all of his cubes and he’s getting much slower without them.
Without supercomputer, world is going to end.
Could you help him and save the world ?
Can you collect all the cube that could be found in levels that are not so easy to pass ?
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Danmaku Unlimited 2

The sequel to the critically acclaimed vertical shmup blasts onto Android!

Danmaku Unlimited 2 brings a modern, original take on the classic Japanese arcade genre rarely seen on mobile devices! Climb the ranks as you pilot the powerful Senko fighter to destroy legions of enemies in a hailstorm of bullets!

Continue the saga as you fight to uncover powerful relics from the old war and unravel the secrets surrounding the Valkyrias!

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Infinity Loop Premium

The objective.

The game is all about rotating pieces properly, so that there would be no loose ends.

The content.

Entire content of the game consists from most exceptional fan-made puzzles, which were carefully selected by the developer team. This is why each and every puzzle will surprise you and bend your imagination in extraordinary ways. Animals, superheroes, real-life objects or beautiful abstracts – you can find it all here.

Nature of the game.

Although the nature of the game is quite meditative, it flexes the player’s mind in a manner, so that it improves both short-term and long-term memory, along with logical thinking capabilities.

The length.
The game currently presents about 12-14 hours of top-notch puzzle experience. Please note that to ensure the infinite play, the content will be frequently updated. Make no mistake – every puzzle you see will blow your mind

 

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Swiftly Switch Pro

Do you feel difficult using your phone with one hand, do you want to experience the true multitasking on mobile? If the answer is yes then Swiftly Switch is for you. This handy tool helps you switch between recent apps, favorite apps, access navigation bar, control panel and contacts quickly by one hand from screen’s edge of any android device.

FEATURE:
App switcher: switch between recent, last app, favorite app just by one gesture
Navigation bar: easily acces home button, back button and notification from edge screen
Control panel: on/off wifi, bluetooth, rotation, screen brightness, volume,… within one gesture
Shortcut: support wide range of shortcuts (include tasker’s action)
Direct call/sms: the fastest way to make phone call/sms to your favorite contact
Unobtrusive: design as pie control pattern, it only appears when you want to
FREE, no ads, no root require

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Swiftly Switch Pro

Save your money and get this app

I don’t know when the last time I paid for an app was, (and no I am not getting them illegally somehow).  By signing up for google opinion rewards you can make between $0.10 and $1.00 for answering surveys that usually take less than a minute of your time.

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Over time the rewards can add up!

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If you like free apps, books, and movies, you should get the app and start letting google pay for your stuff.

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