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Kick off the weekend with 24 temporarily free and 48 on-sale apps

August 18th, 2017

Happy Friday, everyone! The weekend is nigh upon us, which means that it's time for me to give you the final app sales list for the week. There's a few goodies below (in bold), plus the huge Telltale Games sale. And before you go, be sure to head back to Wednesday's post, too.

Free

Apps

  1. Mobile Counter Pro - 4G, WIFI $2.00 -> Free; 1 day left
  2. Apprendre l'Anglais $4.49 -> Free; 2 days left
  3. Knots 3D $1.99 -> Free; 2 days left
  4. Crank Cycling Computer Pro BLE $24.99 -> Free; 3 days left
  5. Pregnancy Food Guide PRO $0.99 -> Free; 5 days left

Games

  1. Infinity Loop Premium $1.49 -> Free; 5 hours left
  2. Cube.IO Pro $0.99 -> Free; 1 day left
  3. Dead Forest | Horror | Full $0.99 -> Free; 1 day left
  4. Dinosaur Hunt Survival Pro $1.49 -> Free; 1 day left
  5. Dungeon Survivor $0.99 -> Free; 1 day left
  6. oO $0.99 -> Free; 1 day left
  7. Explore Daniel's Neighborhood $2.99 -> Free; 5 days left
  8. Treisia Story PLUS $5.00 -> $0.99; 5 days left
  9. Buff Knight Advanced - Retro RPG Runner $0.99 -> Free; 6 days left
  10. Zombie Raid: Survival $0.99 -> Free; 6 days left

Icon packs & customization

  1. Penguins 3D Pro Live Wallpaper $0.99 -> Free; 1 day left
  2. Annabelle UI - Icon Pack $0.99 -> Free; 2 days left
  3. Paper Windmills 3D Pro lwp $0.99 -> Free; 2 days left
  4. Next Launcher Theme Evergreen $0.99 -> Free; 5 days left
  5. AMETAL Icon Pack $1.99 -> Free; 6 days left
  6. Rebel Icon Pack $1.99 -> Free; 6 days left
  7. ROYCE Poweramp skin $1.99 -> Free; 6 days left
  8. Titan Silver Icon Pack $1.49 -> Free; 6 days left
  9. Blue Rebel HD Icon Pack $1.99 -> Free; 7 days left

Sale

Apps

  1. Profile Analyser Pro $3.49 -> $1.49; 1 day left
  2. Pencil Sketch Ad-Free $1.99 -> $0.99; 4 days left
  3. Remote for PowerPoint PRO $2.99 -> $0.99; 4 days left
  4. Monk $1.62 -> $0.99; 5 days left
  5. Scanner Pro $2.99 -> $1.49; 6 days left
  6. Fakebook Pro: Real Book and PDF Sheet Music Reader $2.98 -> $1.99; Time left not specified
  7. Multi Mount SD-Card $1.50 -> $0.99; Time left not specified
  8. SkySafari 5 $2.99 -> $0.99; Time left not specified
  9. SkySafari 5 Plus $14.99 -> $6.99; Time left not specified
  10. Yoga (Offline) $1.49 -> $0.99; Time left not specified

Games

  1. Escape games : RoomBreaker $3.49 -> $1.99; 1 day left
  2. Paranormal Territory $1.99 -> $0.99; 1 day left
  3. Preschoolers ABC Playground $4.99 -> $0.99; 2 days left
  4. Lost Lands 3 (Full) $4.99 -> $1.99; 5 days left
  5. Ra² $3.49 -> $0.99; 5 days left
  6. Lowriders Comeback 2: Cruising $1.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  7. My Town : Beach Picnic $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  8. My Town : Beauty Contest $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  9. My Town : Beauty Spa Saloon $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  10. My Town : Car wash fix & drive $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  11. My Town : Cinema $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  12. My Town : Dance School $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  13. My Town : Daycare $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  14. My Town : Fire station Rescue $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  15. My Town : Grandparents $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  16. My Town : Hospital $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  17. My Town : Hotel $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  18. My Town : Preschool $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  19. My Town : School $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  20. My Town : Stores $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  21. My Town : Wedding $2.99 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  22. Siralim 2 (Roguelike RPG Game) $4.99 -> $2.49; 6 days left
  23. Survival Island 3D PRO $1.49 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  24. Survival Island 2 PRO $1.49 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  25. Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World's End (Full) $4.99 -> $1.99; 6 days left
  26. Cyber Knights RPG Elite $2.99 -> $0.99; 7 days left
  27. Heroes of Steel RPG Elite $3.99 -> $1.99; 7 days left
  28. Ninja Hero Cats Premium $2.99 -> $0.99; 7 days left
  29. The Dew $1.49 -> $0.99; 7 days left
  30. The Witness $19.99 -> $13.60; Time left not specified
  31. Telltale Games sale - End of the month

Icon packs & customization

  1. Clock Widget Ark $3.49 -> $0.99; 5 days left
  2. GO Locker theme Black Cobra $1.99 -> $0.99; 5 days left
  3. [substratum] OrangeKitten PRO $1.49 -> $0.99; 6 days left
  4. Black Red HD Icon Pack $1.49 -> $0.99; 7 days left
  5. Future ctOS - UCCW skin/theme $1.50 -> $0.99; Time left not specified

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  1. Luna VIP Betting Tips $99.90 -> $49.90; 6 days left (um....)
  2. Unlock With WiFi $4.99 -> $0.99; Time left not specified (why, though)
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Kick off the weekend with 24 temporarily free and 48 on-sale apps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Instant Apps now on 500 million Android devices

August 18th, 2017

Instant Apps now available on 500 million Android devices.

Instant Apps are a way for developers to provide a lightweight, modularized portion of their full app experience when a user opens specific search results. The user has to enable Instant Apps in the Settings menu before the feature will work, however. Announced at Google I/O 2016, the feature was made available to all developers after this year’s I/O.

Android Police reports the feature is now available to 500 million users, so developers should feel encouraged to start building for the feature. Instant Apps are available for any user running Android 6.0 and later, or 45.8% of all Android users. While that’s not a majority, that’s still a very large number of users and will continue to grow in the future.

Have you stumbled across an Instant App you like yet? Let us know down below!

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Best Cases for LG G6

August 18th, 2017

What are the best cases for the LG G6?

Whether you have an LG G6 already or it’s on its way, you’ll probably want to have a good case around for those times when you can’t guarantee it’ll stay safe from bumps and scrapes. Now that we’re a few months removed from the G6 launch, there are tons of options available to fit your needs and budget.

Here’s our breakdown of some of the best cases you can find for the LG G6.

Caseology Geometric
Spigen Rugged Armor
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro
Trianium Clarium Series Case
Spigen Thin Fit
UAG Plasma
Incipio DualPro

Caseology Geometric

Caseology’s Geometric case is the perfect blend of protective and comfortable, offering two layers of protection — an inner silicone and outer TPU shell — that is covered, on the back, with a grippy geometric pattern.

While all the ports are easily accessible, including the G6’s rear fingerprint sensor, the case lips over the front of the phone, protecting it from the front and back. Available i…

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2’s minimal bezels blend with the night sky in video released by Philippe Starck

August 18th, 2017

You might be forgiven for overlooking the existence of a phone in the image above. The telltale sheen of curved glass coupled with the tiny bottom bezel are pretty much the only things that give it away. If you do spot it, this might just be your firs…

Tekken is coming to Android and you can pre-register for the release today

August 18th, 2017

That’s right, Bandai Namco has just announced that they’ll be releasing an all new Tekken game for Android sometime soon. You can pre-register for the title today on this Tekken Mobile website. While I’m sure plenty of you 90’s fighting game fans will be overjoyed with this announcement, the question remains, how will Bandai Namco monetize this mobile version of their popular franchise? Will this be a premium release, or will it be more of the same free-to-play content we have all come to expect?

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Tekken is coming to Android and you can pre-register for the release today was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Where to buy the Essential Phone

August 18th, 2017

It’s hot, it’s hyped, and it’s now on sale.

If you’re looking for a high-end phone, it’s hard to ignore the gravity of the Essential Phone right now. When a company run by Andy Rubin releases a phone, people take notice — and they’ll also have to take out their wallet, because the Essential Phone is a cool $699.

It’s available in the U.S. and Canada, with a variety of retailer options and a few good deals. Here are all of the details.

U.S.

The U.S. is obviously Essential’s dominant launch market, where you have multiple retail options.

Amazon

Amazon has both black moon and pure white colors available for pre-order, though it isn’t offering a time frame on the latter’s delivery. Pricing is set at $699 with free shipping for Prime members.

See at Amazon

Best Buy

Best Buy is listing both the black moon and pure white colors of the Essential Phone, but won’t actually let you place an order for the white model just yet. Pricing is set at $699, and you can finance that with …

Alt-Right network Gab removed from the Play Store

August 18th, 2017

Google has removed alt-right social network Gab from the Play Store.

Google has removed alt-right social network Gab from the Play Store, the social network shared on Twitter. This comes days after Nazis protested in Charlottesville, VA, leaving one woman dead after a protester drove a van into a crowd of counter protesters. Two police officers also perished when a police helicopter crashed during the protests.

Gab stated the application was removed for violating the Play Store’s hate speech policy. That policy states:

We don’t allow the promotion of hatred toward groups of people based on their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.

Android holds around 53% of the market share for mobile operating systems in the U.S, which is not large enough for this to be an antitrust concern. Nor is it a First Amendment issue, as some commenters on Twitter have pointed out. The First Amendment only forbids the gover…

Which Amazon Music subscription should you get?

August 18th, 2017

Amazon has a really good music service that you might have overlooked. Here’s what you need to know about Amazon Music.

Fun fact you might not be aware of: Amazon has a really good music service. It’s called, as you might expect, Amazon Music. And just like Apple Music or Google Play Music or Spotify or Pandora or whatever, it, uh, plays music. Lots and lots of music.

That’s not really the exciting part. The real reason you might want to consider Amazon Music comes down to the options, and the myriad ways you could end up listening to it.

Let’s dive in.

See at Amazon

Where to get started with Amazon Music

The quick links:

Android
iOS
On the web
Mac and Windows
What are the different plans for Amazon Music?

Amazon has four plans for its music service. Here’s how they break down.

Prime Music: This one is free. If you have Amazon Prime, you have Prime Music. It only has 2 million songs, so at some point you’ll hit a wall if you try to listen to something a little more obscure. …

YouTube feed now has “Breaking News” section across all platforms for many

August 18th, 2017

Most of YouTube’s server-side rollouts are fairly limited, but this latest one seems to be pretty widespread. There’s a new “Breaking News” section within the YouTube feed that has appeared for many, and it’s exactly what you’d expect – a collection o…

[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: Win one of 8 AUKEY audio bundles with the EP-B40 Latitude wireless ear buds ($25 value) and SK-M30 wireless speaker ($50 value) or use an exclusive coupon to buy now [US]

August 18th, 2017

We’re giving you a chance to upgrade your audio game in one fell swoop. First, say goodbye to wires if you haven’t already. Next, you get two wireless audio devices that aren’t just wireless, but good in their own right. Even better is that if you are…

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