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Top Android Apps and Games of the Week #42

|October 19 2013 |Android Phones, Android, applications, Games, Android Tablets


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Call Recorder
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Spuul
SwiftKey Beta
Dream of Pixels
Humble Bundle 7
Mr. Ludo

Welcome back to yet another exciting journey to this week’s new and updated apps/ games in the Play Store. We’ve got a wide variety of apps from security to utility to entertainment, whilst games will rekindle our childhood memories-

Apps

Call Recorder- Total Recall 2

Call Recorder | Total Recorder 2 (Free)

Some conversations on phones are so important that we would like to record them. So, if you’re wishing to get this facility on your Android smartphone, then this app is for you. The app records audio from both sides of the call in a good quality. It offers a plethora of options for recording and sorting audio, customize recording options like recording delay, and even upload the recordings to services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Unfortunately, the app works on limited number of the devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Sony Xperia Z, etc. For other devices, rooting is required.

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The app is being offered free through trial mode for 30 days, and after that one has to purchase it.

Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-Malware (Free)

It’s said that ‘Prevention is better than Cure’, and this stands true for our smartphones and tablets as well. Malwarebytes is a popular computer software, which is now making its way to Android to keep it secure against malware, malicious apps, and more. It scans all the apps, and files being downloaded to tell if they are legitimate or not. It even gives details about the popular apps which might be accessing our personal data like contacts.

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With such a robust feature set, this app is a must have for everyone.

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop (Free)

Unlike computers/ laptops, our phones, and tablets can be carried everywhere. But, still there are few tasks and applications, which can only be performed on a full computer. So, wouldn’t it be incredible if we access our computer remotely from the comfort of our mobile phone or tablet? Well, Microsoft’s Remote Desktop app makes it possible by using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect to your Windows based computer. One only needs to enable this setting in their computer and then enter the relevant information like its IP address in the Android app, and you’re good to go.

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The app can control almost the whole computer, however, it will have to be kept open for this app to run.

SpuulSpuul (Free)

If the majority of your time on your Android device is used for media consumption, then this Indian app can be a perfect choice for you. This app lets you stream movies as well as TV shows on Wi-Fi or 3G/ 4G connection. While many of the films (both Bollywood, Hollywood and regional languages) and TV shows can be watched for free, premium subscribers gets some additional benefits. This update also offers premium subscribers the ability to sync movies to watch them offline.

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The subscription will cost you $4.99 per month or $49.999 annually. Some movies can also be rented individually for watching.

SwiftKeySwiftKey Beta (Free)

Swiftkey has been featured in this section time and again for its clear focus on making typing on Android smartphones better and efficient. This update is being touted as ‘Layouts for Living’ by the developers since the app is now unifying its experience for both phones and tablets. To make it easier for the user to type comfortably on any screen, the app now has three modes: Compact, Full and Thumb. Moreover, the keyboard can be moved anywhere on the screen making it easier for users to focus on the text being written.

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These features are currently made available in Beta 4.3 version of the app, and if you want to give it a spin, then head to beta.swiftkey.net.

Games

Dream of PixelsDream of Pixels (Free)

All of us would have played a simple yet extremely addictive Tetris game in our childhood. The game worked on the concept of blocks which have to be kept on each other in such a manner that they form a combination and thus get destroyed. What if, the entire concept of the game is reversed? In the Dream of Pixels game, we’ve to deconstruct the falling blocks as quickly as possible before it hits the ground. The game has a very beautiful visuals with 5 unique modes offering varying difficulty levels.

Humble Bundle 7Humble Bundle 7 (Pay what you want)

While not a game per se, what Humble Bundle 7 brings to us is a slew of Android games, namely Worms Reloaded, Ticket to Ride, Greed Corp, The Bard’s Tale, Incredipede and Anodyne. These games in actual will cost more than $75, but in this bundle we can pay as much as we like. Not only Android, all of these games works cross-platform on Windows, Mac and even Linux. If we pay more than the average price for this bundle, we will be some more games in the bundle.

Hurry up! as this bundle will last another 10 days!

Mr. LudoMr. Ludo (Free)

While Tetris was a digital game of our childhood days, the Ludo was one of the best board games to be played with friends. This Android game brings those fun elements along with some modernities. The game is set in the office settings where office politics comes into play, both figuratively and literally. The game can be played with up to four players online/ Facebook’s friends in various environments.


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