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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This is the app roundup. The game roundup from this week can be found here.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Featured App

PassWallet - Password Manager

Today's roundup is brought to you by PassWallet (formerly Password Wallet) by HandyApps. Passwords are hard, thanks to the thousands of logins required for modern digital living. Sure, you could have the same passcode for every service, if you enjoy throwing your life into chaos when you lose your phone or get your identity stolen. HandyApps' PassWallet puts all your passwords behind a single PIN, with 256-bit encryption, floating windows for easy copying, cloud sync, a stealth mode, and entries for just about any information you could want. With this app, there's no reason to be anything less than safe. The app below is a 30-day trial - the full version is a one-time purchase of $4.99.

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PassWallet is a password manager app that safely and securely stores your most sensitive data conveniently in your mobile phone or tablet. We believe PassWallet to be the most stealthy, most secure and most convenient password manager ever developed for the Android smartphones and tablets! PassWallet password manager keeps sensitive data safe by hiding it in a secret hidden vault. In addition to password management, PassWallet is also capable of being hidden. No one will know you have installed the app. The app does not appear in your app drawer. All data stored in PassWallet is encrypted with tough 256bit AES encryption - the same encryption level used by the military.

✓ Stealth access mode that hides app launcher icon
✓ Most popular templates including web logins, credit cards and ID documents.
✓ Unique floating window function for easy data transfer to other apps
✓ Sync between multiple devices via Dropbox or Google Drive.
✓ Secure password generator built-in
✓ Import and export data to .CSV files
✓ PassWallet will not appear in your recent apps list
✓ Quick launch websites with password auto-copied to clipboard

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Apps

Google Play Games

Android Police coverage: [Update: APK Download] The Google Play Games App Is Now Live In The Play Store

If you're a gamer and you download one app from this week's roundup, this needs to be it. Want to browse the games that use Google Play Games framework? How about checking on the in-game activity of your G+ friends? Maybe you just want to show off those oh-so-precious achievements you earned (including a certain code). It's all there, plus the ability to join multiplayer games.

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Google Play Games app is the easiest way for you to discover new games, track achievements and scores, and play with friends around the world. It brings all your gaming on Google Play together in a unified Android experience.
KEY FEATURES

  • Discover great games
  • Play with your friends, and see what they're playing
  • Join multiplayer games
  • Track your achievements
  • Compare scores with other players

  

 

Chromecast

Android Police coverage: Google Releases Official Chromecast Android App, Gets Your New Media Streaming Device Up And Running

Got a new Chromecast dongle? Good. But since the gadget doesn't have any inputs on the device itself, you'll need this app to set it up, at least for the first run. There are also quick links to Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play Movies, in case you didn't already have them installed already.

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Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. No remotes required. Cast your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button.

Krome

Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Krome Pushes All Your Android Notifications To Desktop Chrome

This is undeniably cool: Krome takes the notifications from your Android phone or tablet, then flings them across the interwebs to your Chrome desktop browser. It requires a bit of tinkering with the corresponding Chrome extension, but now you can check your relevant information without touching your device. Krome is the best friend to the office worker with a nosy, micro-managing overseer. It's only available for Windows users at the moment.

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Krome is a simple app that allows you to sync your Android notifications with Chrome on your PC. Just install this application on device, download Chrome extension and you are ready to go. After configuration you can disable selected applications from showing notifications in Chrome. Krome also allows you to reply to SMS messages right from your browser - just click button below notification, write your reply and click send.

Permission Manager

Android Police coverage: App Ops: Android 4.3's Hidden App Permission Manager, Control Permissions For Individual Apps! [Update]

Jelly Bean 4.3 has a nifty new permissions manager, but it's a bit hard to get to. If you've got a shiny new Nexus 7 or any other device that's been updated, this app will give you a quick link to the permissions screen, allowing you to enable and disable individual app permissions willy-nilly. You don't even need root to get access to this particular menu.

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Android 4.3 only. Quick shortcut to the hidden Permission Manager in Android 4.3. Does not require root or any special permissions.

Quad Drawer, quick app drawer

Android Police coverage: [New App] Quad Drawer From LevelUp Studio Is A T9 App Launcher With A Ton Of Features

It's strange how some people don't want to give up their T9 inputs (or, if you're from a certain subset of professions, 10-key skills). This app launcher seems to be the best among the new crop of T9 launcher-drawers: fast, functional, and customizable. It's also pretty gorgeous, with two Holo-friendly themes. Of course, that's to be expected: Quad Drawer comes from the same talented developers who make Plume and Beautiful Widgets.

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Quad Drawer, your apps, quicker. How much time do you spend searching your apps on your device? A lot for sure. Now, Quad, the app drawer solves your problem. Quad Drawer is the quickest way to launch apps. It’s a simple app drawer: using the predictive keyboard, just type a few letters of the app you’re looking for and Quad will bring it to you. You want to go quicker? You don’t want to return to your homescreen to launch your app drawer? We solved that. Go to your settings, and activate “Floating window”. Now, you can access Quad Drawer from any app by touching the floating icon.

Wyze Launcher (beta)

Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Wyze Launcher Intelligently Organizes Your Apps For You, But It's Not Yet As Wise As It Seems

Want a launcher that does your work for you? Then give Wyze a try. It attempts to intelligently organize your apps based on your usage, to greater or lesser success. There's clearly some impressive sorting going on behind the scenes, especially after you set some categories, but this beta version still needs a bit of human direction every now and then. At least it looks pretty slick while it's doing its thing.

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Presenting Wyze Launcher, a smarter way of organizing the applications on android devices. Salient features include; Simple, stylish and neat launcher application that automatically categorizes apps into Main, Apps, Games and other functionality based categories. Main tab consists of core applications (e.g. Browser, Calendar, Mail, Messaging, etc.) which are separated from the lot to help easily access these primary apps of a device. Smart search functionality helps find applications on your device quickly.

Sparky Lock Screen

Android Police coverage: [New App] Sparky Lock Screen Is Beautiful And Lightning Fast, Light In Features In The Right Way

Most of the customization in the Android world focuses on the homescreen, but Sparky aims to make the lockscreen a little more visually appealing as well. The beta version is only for phones, but offers a variety of unconventional, animated themes. It's not exactly an ideal solution for the security-conscious, since there's no option for a pattern or PIN lock. The full version is a reasonable two bucks - here's a lite version if you'd like to try it out.

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We developed some of the most creative and eye-candy Lock Screen themes ever and we kept it simple to use. Sparky Lock Screen lets you completely change your smartphone Lock Screen.

  • State of the art themes: design, creativity and usability.
  • Easy and fast: one touch setup.
  • No extra download needed.
  • Optimized performance.

Popup Widget

Android Police coverage: Popup Widget Lets You Use Widgets On Your Homescreen Without Having To Look At Them

If you're a subscriber to the minimalist school of homescreen décor, this app is for you. It allows you to set shortcuts that automatically open widgets without having them visible - you can even make the shortcuts themselves invisible, if you like. It's great for cultivating an ultra-clean homescreen without sacrificing the widget functionality. Note that it's a little buggy with popular alternative launcher Nova, at least for the moment.

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You can create a shortcut to a widget. The widget will appear with a cool animation when clicking the shortcut. Now this supports more features than ssLauncher, 20 or more internal background skins and changing animation speed and effect.

Main benefits of using popup widget:

1. less memory use of launcher
2. better scroll performance of launcher
3. protect widget from touch miss

Team Red Cross

Android Police coverage: [New App] Team Red Cross Gamifies Local Volunteer Activities, Schools Other Apps With Impeccable Holo Design

The Red Cross has created some great disaster aid apps for Android, but this gamified volunteer app takes the cake. It encourages you to volunteer in the same way that Foursquare encourages you to get out and visit new places... by giving you non-existent rewards for it. (In a cool way.) Then you can share it on various social networks, and guilt encourage your friends to join you. It doesn't hurt that the app itself is gorgeous - this is Holo design done right. Opportunities will depend on your local area, of course, but anyone can throw a few bucks towards the organization.

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Team Red Cross wants you. Join Team Red Cross to help provide care and comfort to your local community when the unthinkable occurs. Each year, more than one million Americans volunteer with the Red Cross. These volunteers assist victims of fires, floods, storms, and other disasters. The more severe the disaster, the more volunteers we need--sometimes at a moment’s notice. Everyone has something special to offer...including you. Team Red Cross is looking for people with various backgrounds, talents, and skill levels. Make a difference, support your community and join Team Red Cross.

XPrivacy

Android Police coverage: [New App] XPrivacy Gives You Massive Control Over What Your Installed Apps Are Allowed To Do

Normally I'd put a quip here about how this will be really useful for the tinfoil hat crowd, but recent events have put me squarely among their ranks. So, XPrivacy is perfect if you want to try out an app that has permissions that exceed its needs (and you don't have access to Android 4.3). It feeds fake data into fields like contacts and location, and can also block Internet and drive access for at least some apps. You can set the behavior on a per-app basis, of course, because some apps are more trustworthy than others. The app requires the Xposed framework to operate.

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XPrivacy can prevent applications from leaking privacy sensitive data. XPrivacy can restrict the categories of data an application can access. This is done by feeding an application with no or fake data. There are several data categories which can be restricted, for example 'contacts' or 'location'. For example, if you restrict access to contacts for an application, this will result in sending an empty contact list to the application. Similarly, restricting an application's access to your location will result in a set location being sent to the application.

Citybot Smart Travel Guide

Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Citybot Smart Travel Guide Could Turn You Into The Friend Everyone Vacations With

We've shown off quite a few "travel guide" apps before, but this one might just take the cake, so long as you're traveling to one of its relatively limited supported cities. It's got the usual list of activities, restaurants, and aggregated info from web services, but the best bit is probably the itinerary: punch in a bunch of things you'd like to do, and Citybot will give you an automatic schedule and guide you through it.

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Citybot’s Smart Travel Guide is a FREE travel app that let’s you create your perfect visit. Citybot supports New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin and New Orleans. Citybot uses smart data to make travel planning fun again. See links to reviews from around the web including TripAdvisor, Yelp, Lonely Planet, as well as Instagram photos. Quickly and easily find attractions and restaurants while traveling.

SCR Screen Recorder Pro ★ root

Android Police coverage: Hands-On With SCR Screen Recorder, The Only Screencasting Tool For Android That's Compatible With Tegra Devices

Speaking as a professional Android blogger, recording screen video on Android is a bee-yatch, and doubly so on Tegra devices. At least one developer seems to have gotten this worked out, but of course you'll need root permissions to get it all working. At the moment SCR is in the beta stage, but it seems to work very well all the same. The full version is a pricey six bucks (but worth it if you need the functionality). Here's a trial version that's time-limited with an embedded watermark.

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Record great quality screencasts directly from your phone or tablet. SCR Screen Recorder uses hardware accelerated video encoding to achieve best quality screen recording on any device. It's the only video recorder on the market supporting Tegra device including Nexus 7. This is an early BETA preview version so it may not work on all devices and ROMs. Before you buy consider testing a free version to ensure that your device is already supported.

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MSN

Android Police coverage: [New App] Microsoft Replaces MSN For Android, Reminds Us That The Site Still Exists

Yes, yes, there's no love lost between Microsoft and Google, but they both have to play in each other's sandboxes every now and again. The new and improved MSN app is pretty good, giving users access to news channels, movie showtimes, stocks, weather, and all the other stuff you might find on the browser homepage of your uncle's Dell laptop. The interface apes Windows Phone, but manages to look pretty good all the same.

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Microsoft's MSN for Android Phone was rebuilt from the ground up to bring you a clean, simple and fast way to stay in the know. MSN is built for touch, you can navigate the new MSN with a flick of your finger. Simply swipe through our top channels and when you’re finished reading one article, swipe to the next. This is MSN, reimagined for your Android Phone. (Requires Android version 4.0 or later)

Flash Blink

We've seen apps that use a device's camera flash as a substitute for a notification LEF before, but Flash Blink appears to beat them all for features. First of all, it includes the always-popular flashlight function, plus a ton of customizable alerts for pretty much every kind of notification. Third-party services are supports as well, and there's a "sleep mode" that will turn off the LED flash for a pre-set amount of time. I'd recommend eight hours.

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Flash Blink was born March 20th 2012, and the first of it's kind. Now its all new, used and loved by android users all over the world. Now available on play store. Flash Blink intimates you about any incoming notifications on your android device by triggering the flash light LED present behind the screen of your device. So now you can get notifications through camera flashlight. It includes for the following:

  • Incoming calls
  • Sms
  • Alarm
  • Third Party Applications

BitTorrent® Sync

Imagine BitTorrent Sync as Dropbox... without the box. It's a syncing tool that uses the official BitTorrent protocol to copy and update files between any PC and Android device you care to throw at it. It's all synced without actually storing files on a centralized server, using the familiar peer to peer methods that have been the favorites of pirates and Linux distro consumers for years. Users can verify Android devices via a QR code and share with individual peers at will.

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BitTorrent Sync is a brand new product from BitTorrent that lets you sync an unlimited number of files and folders of any size across all of your trusted devices. BitTorrent Sync for Android gives you access to all of your synced folders when you’re on the go, and introduces a new mobile-to-mobile sharing feature for easily sending your photos and videos to your friends. Please note that BitTorrent Sync is a personal file syncing application. It is not compatible with torrent filesharing applications.

App Override

App Override gives users a bit more control over apps on an individual basis, allowing them to force screen orientation, font size, CPU speeds, and a few other variables that are normally system-wide. Some options require root, and you'll need SuperSU instead of Superuser for your rooting solution. It also looks like there are a lot of other little quirks as well, but the idea is solid.

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App Override was created to extend the control of the user over his/her applications. It allows you to set custom configurations on the set of applications that you choose. For now only, only the following can be set:

  • Screen Orientation
  • Font Size
  • Input Method
  • Screen Time-out
  • Minimum CPU Speed
  • Maximum CPU Speed
  • Sound Mode
  • WiFi

Fuelzee - Cheap Gas Prices

Good Lord, but gas gets expensive in the summertime - it costs me $15 to go to the movie theater and back. Fuelzee tries to help out here, by giving you a map with lists of the local gas prices, as reported by other users. Report your own prices for your fellow users, and the app will give you some coupon-style discounts on gas station fodder. As usual with this sort of thing, the utility depends upon a good pool of active participants, but it helps that there's already an iOS version.

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Fuelzee helps you find cheap gas prices based on your location and rewards you at the same time. You can check-in or report gas prices to earn points when passing by a gas station. Points can be redeemed for rewards in the gas station or at local businesses. We make buying gas fun.

  • Find nearest or cheapest gas prices
  • See gas stations on map view
  • Get directions to gas stations
  • Earn points for checking in and reporting fuel prices
  • Redeem points to get rewards on food, drinks, candy and fuel
  • Share gas prices and rewards with friends through social networks

Roommates

Hunting for apartments is hard. Hunting for roommates is even harder. This app aims to soften the blow with classified-style listings, focusing not only on location and budget, but interests and personality types as well. The entries are semi-anonymized for the privacy-conscious, and there's even a matching service modeled after some dating sites. A chat function helps you make the final connection, as it were.

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Wish there was a simpler way to find a roommate? Roommates by Apartment List is the first app designed for finding compatible people to live with. It's an easy introduction and a way to safely chat, get offline, and meet potential roommates.

Here's how it works:
1) Create a profile by connecting with Facebook and answering a few questions.
2) Roommates shows you profiles of others looking for housing in your target area.
3) Anonymously decide if you might want to meet each person or not.
4) When there's mutual interest, Roommates makes the introduction.
5) Chat with your matches within the app, talk specifics, and get to know each other.
6) The rest is up to you but we recommend grabbing a drink or coffee before seeing apartments.

Tales from the Watering Hole

We've featured children's book apps before, but this one seems to be considerably more dense than the others, to say nothing of the fact that it also appears to be original. As usual, this sort of thing works best on tablets, and tablets that you might not mind losing to a sudden drop on the kitchen tiles at that. The anthropomorphic characters get full voice acting, and at least some of the sale proceeds go to The Watering Hole Foundation.

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How do African animals spread rumors?What games do animals play? Why do crocodiles have tears? In this delightful, kid-friendly, super-fun app experience, African animals tell their stories in highly interactive and animated storybooks, as well as have their portraits available in original art watercolor style Painting Pages, Games, and Puzzles. Unique and playful animated illustrations and natural sounds make the animals come alive.

Minecraft Skin Studio

Android Police coverage: [New App] Minecraft Skin Studio Comes To Android In All Its Pixelated Glory

I've never gotten into Minecraft, but for those of you who have, here's an easy way to create character skins on the go. You can update the new skins to desktop versions of the game, but unfortunately, Minecraft Pocket isn't supported. You can also import and export from the Minecraft.net service, and share you pixelated creations via the standard social networks.

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Now you can create, upload and share Minecraft skins on-the-go. Get creative and design an epic skin for your character. Why stick with plain old Steve when you can choose from almost 500,000+ community created skins or design your very own personalized skin using our easy to use studio.

  • Design your own Minecraft skins, upload to Minecraft or share with the world.
  • Browse Minecraft skins
  • Upload to Minecraft.net or download and modify. (PC/Mac version only, Pocket + Xbox is *not* supported)
  • Over 500,000+ skins to choose from.
  • Fully native Android app, designed from the ground up especially for Android.

WeMo

Belkin released its WeMo "smart" light switches, and like any smart appliance, you need some method of controlling them. The official app will let you control the switches on both local WiFi and mobile networks, create rules for activation, and integrates with the If This, Then That (IFTTT) web service.

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WeMo app controls the WeMo Switch, WeMo Light Switch and WeMo Motion. Turn electronics on or off from anywhere. Control your room lighting from your smartphone. Motion Control your electronics. Compatible with Android phones or tablets running Android 4.0 and higher. Introducing WeMo. Belkin’s WeMo system is a family of simple, ingenious products that use your Android phone or tablet and your home Wi-Fi® network to connect you to the things and people you love. WeMo is your home at your fingertips.

Awoken - Lucid Dreaming Tool

I've always wanted to try lucid dreaming (the skill of being self-aware while in a dream state), but none of the tools and tricks have worked for me. I'm not the only one, which is why apps like Awoken exist. It gives you a series of hints and triggers to help cultivate lucid dreaming, which requires some minimal "training" while both asleep and awake. Insert Inception reference here.

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Do you want to learn Lucid Dreaming? Awoken is the tool to do that.

  • Reality Checking: Reminders to analyze your surroundings, so you can learn to check if you are dreaming.
  • Dream Clues: low audio cues that can trigger your lucid dreaming by playing a special Totem Sound you choose.
  • Dream Journal with optional pin-protection: Have a silent notification ready each morning to start recollecting your dream. Keep your journal entries in a searchable list and protect your dreams if needed.
  • Pausing your training: Learning lucid dreaming takes some time. Sometimes you want to pause your training for just a few days.

Yarrly

This is a meme generator app, pure and simple. The hook is that it's designed around the "reaction image," a two-panel format usually accompanied by some (hopefully) funny text in Impact. The Yarrly app lets you supply images from storage or take them yourself, then add the appropriate (or as it might be, inappropriate) text. Easy sharing rounds out the features. Oh, and there's a pirate theme, for no discernable reason. Yeah, really.

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An anonymous, remixable photo app for android. Take a photo > react to it > add text > create. > share it > other people remix it > you remix their remix > lols ensue. Yarrly is super simple because you don't need to log in. So no pesky passwords, email addresses, Facebook connecting or anything else. It's totally anonymous: the second you open it you can instantly create fun and awesome photo panels. You can share the link to your Yarrlys via email, SMS or any of your existing social networks; Facebook, Reddit, Twitter or anything else you have on your device.

 

Locket - Swipe in. Cash out.

Do you love ads? Are you thrilled at the prospect of having ads displayed on your lockscreen? How about getting paid to look at ads on your lockscreen? Yeah, me neither. But for those poor, misguided souls who are, Locket will give you a tiny amount of credit for each time you use its custom lockscreen app, glancing at special offers while doing so. You won't make much (maybe a twenty buck a year for a regular user) but I suppose every little but helps. Every tiny, infinitesimal bit.

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Meet Locket, the app that pays you for unlocking your phone. Locket is free and pays you just for having ads on your lock screen. With one swipe, you can either open the ad or unlock your phone the way you always do. No matter what, you get paid. Real money. Up to hundreds of dollars per year. (Featured on TechCrunch, ABC News, PCMag, Engadget and more.) So what are you waiting for? Download Locket and let that be the last time you unlock your phone without getting paid.

BOINC

BOINC is a distributed computing platform, similar in design (if not in implementation) to Folding@Home and other systems. Of course, donating CPU and GPU cycles to scientific research on your desktop is a bit different than on a mobile device, potent though they may be, so BOINC only works while your device is charging. If you've got a powerful tablet and you're in the habit of leaving it charged at home, this may be a way to putt those kilowatt hours to better use.

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Use your phone or tablet to study diseases, predict global warming, or discover pulsars. BOINC harnesses the unused computing power of your Android device and runs jobs for scientific research projects. You can choose from projects in several areas of science, from leading academic institutions. BOINC computes only when your device is plugged in and charged, so it won't run down your battery. It transfers data over WiFi, so it won't use up your cell phone plan's data limit.

GameKeeper - Game Tracker

Glorious PC gamers like your truly keep their game collections in Steam (except for Blizzard, and EA, and well, shut up) but console gamers might need a bit more help keeping their vast collection of cartridges and discs in order. This app does just that, offering the same sort of cataloging service seen for movies and albums in similar apps. An impressive collection of variables are included, most notably automatic box art fetching.

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Manage your game collection faster and easier than ever with Game Keeper. Organize everything, from the Amiga to the Xbox 360 and Wii U. Find everything you want to know about your games and consoles. Never lose your collection with our backup system, find your collection's worth with our price database and get awesome deals with our eBay support. You can add games automatically or manually if you, for some reason, can't find them in our database.

Liveleak Official

Android Police coverage: [New App] LiveLeak Releases Official Android App That Is Every Bit As Ugly As The Website

LiveLeak is a YouTube competitor focused on current events and (ahem) some of the things that more mainstream video sites might not accept. It's also ugly as sin. The official Android app matches the website feature for feature, unfortunately ugly UI included. Those of you who have accounts can log in to upload or comment, but that's about all at the moment - the developers claim there's more coming soon.

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The official FREE app of LiveLeak.com allows you to browse, search, upload and comment. This is version 1.0 and offers limited content at launch. We'll be adding a LOT more soon.

Samsung Hub

Android Police coverage: Samsung Ditches Media And Music Hubs, Replaces Them With The Samsung Hub (Now In The Play Store)

Did you know you can buy media directly from Samsung on your Galaxy phone or tablet? No? Apparently you're not alone, and Samsung is hoping to highlight its Play Store competitors for video, music, and books by having a similarly consolidated storefront. For being a Samsung product, it's surprisingly good-looking (it reminds me a lot of the old Zune HD interface). The new Samsung Hub can even be installed on non-Samsung devices, not that you'd want to. It's getting slaughtered in the early Play Store reviews.

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Samsung Hub makes it easy to find, sample, and purchase movies, TV shows, books, games, and music, from one user-friendly location on Samsung devices. Media Hub and Music Hub are upgrading to Samsung Hub on the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The Samsung Hub icon will replace Music Hub and Media Hub, and be the point of discovery for music, TV shows, movies, books and games. Service may vary based on carrier.

Samsung WatchON (Video)

Android Police coverage: Samsung's WatchON Play Store Entry Expands To The S4, New Tablet App For The Galaxy Note 10.1 And Tab 2

Samsung's WatchON combines a universal remote (for those newer devices with an infrared port) and a standard TV Guide app. The company has released versions to the Play Store, separating them from the larger device updates as Google has done with its core apps. It's still only available on Samsung hardware.

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WatchON™ is all the entertainment you love; on all the screens you love. Breakthrough app for Samsung Galaxy S4 that’s as easy as changing a TV channel (also available for Samsung Tablets: http://alturl.com/kud3k) Pause and play your favorite entertainment content from one app; in every room (*with select 2012 and 2013 Samsung Smart TV) Offers more personalized recommendations across live TV and on-demand video, in one app.

Live Wallpapers

Quadrants LWP (Jellybean 4.3)

Inspired by the default Nexus 7 Jellybean 4.3 wallpaper, this live wallpaper shows elegant vector polygons that drift across the screen and slowly morph. They can be pressed to emit glowing particles. The colors are highly customizable. Uses antialiasing so edges are crisp on even the highest resolution devices.

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Jelly Bean 4.3 Nexus Wallpaper

An unofficial recreation of the new Nexus 7 wallpaper with enhanced Live Wallpaper effect

Featuring:
• A calming sea of floating diamonds
• 2 different background styles
• HD background for high resolution devices
• Daydream enabled

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Plasticine town Live wallpaper

Live Wallpaper. Plasticine town.Introducing the new work made of plasticine - "Plasticine town" Live wallpaper. Your phone or tablet now will not be bored, because you can enjoy the magnificent town. Be sure to install this beautiful town on your phone or tablet.

  • Funny colorful cars and buildings made of plasticine(clay);
  • Time of day (Realtime, Morning, Day, Evening, Night);
  • People walking on the streets;
  • Car | Different types of vehicles (Car, Bus, Motorcycle, Airplane);
  • Car | Car sounds;
  • Weather | Auto-generated weather;
  • Weather | Custom settings of weather;

Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

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  • the app's launch date has to be no longer than 2 weeks ago
  • it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop

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Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Melissa Peterson

    The Wyze Launcher (beta) permissions seem kind of sketchy, it wants access to directly call phone numbers and there is no explanation for it in the description.

    • Christopher Lee

      That's their fault, but it's hardly uncommon for any launcher replacement that provides widget access. It's used for the direct call widget (and other similar tools).

      • Melissa Peterson

        Okay, I had also emailed them and they said it was for the direct call widget. I don't use that, so I couldn't understand why it had that permission.

  • Ben Enos

    I tried out Locket and also used the referral link to refer two friends to the app which was supposed to give me $1 credit for each person who installed it. I never recieved my $ for either of them, sent several emails to the company and also posted several comments/replies to the developer on the comment section of the play store. Was promised that I would get the $ time and time again but still didn't get it. It's a scam, plain and simple. Developer obviously doesn't care and if u look at the play store comments you will see lots of other people who have had the same exact issue. I uninstalled and flagged the app. Don't waste your time with that one.

  • Yalla Tschikowski

    If youre looking for something like Krome but free, try to look for Desktop Notifications. It also works on Linux.

    • http://www.mojdroid.pl www.mojdroid.pl

      Krome works on Linux and ChromeOS too. And on Mac from Chrome Canary version. It depends on Chrome itself, not on OS

      • Yalla Tschikowski

        Ok cool. Never tested it just it says "It's only available for Windows users at the moment." in this article.

  • Metroview

    No WTF app this time around?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      There was one but it was deleted before we could publish it.

      • http://about.me/sarmedsiddique Sarmed Siddique

        The dev must have realized "WTF did i make!"

  • Andy Austin

    Update: (a) is a problem with Samsung Touchwiz:
    http://developer.samsung.com/forum/thread/samsung-devices-and-accessibility-services/77/204387

    My problem with (b) still remains.

    Krome (on Galaxy Note II)

    Only after you have bought it do you learn that:

    a) Enabling the Krome service in accessibility options means every action (such as folder open and close) will be spoken on your device. Talkback is switched off so surely this should not happen.

    b) Krome "can collect all of the text you, enter except passwords, including personal data and credit card numbers.passwords. It may also log your user interface interactions with the device."

    So it acts as a keystroke logger (with the exception of passwords).

    No thank you, I don't want a piece of software acting as malware. Collecting personal data and credit card numbers? Does the developer seriously expect this is ok?

    I think Android Police should really check apps out thoroughly before they recommend them.

    • http://www.mojdroid.pl www.mojdroid.pl

      Oh, why you are so suspicious. Do you checked other apps like that or even other Accessibility Services? They all show that comment.

      Also, if you want to be safe, you can wait for next update. It will bring Android 4.3 support and also, for older devices, I limit permissions only to changed notifications (you will be able to check that by reading manifest). None of them have access to that what you type.

      Talkback is a bug in Samsung firmware, but I think 1.9 update fixes it too!

      And for last words - Im very sad for your bad words :/

      Damian, developer or Krome

      • AndroidIci

        When is the 4.3 update coming out. I first tried it, but refunded it as it wouldn't work, couldn't connect.

        Thanks.

        • http://www.mojdroid.pl www.mojdroid.pl

          If you cant connect, write to me on mail. I help every person individually.
          Update? Soon. If everything will work, then propably tommorow

  • Krzysztof Jozwik

    I guess it's a day late but Hero Forge finally came out of Beta, definitely worth trying out, amazing puzzle / battle gameplay. I've been playing the Beta since I saw it on here, and the devs are incredibly active.

  • http://www.stuffchip.com/ stuffchip

    Nice collection...Plasticine live wallpaper is simple yet lovely...