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11 new and notable Android apps from the last week (4/18/17 - 4/24/17)

11 new and notable Android apps from the last week (4/18/17 - 4/24/17)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see
Should Progressive Web Apps be allowed in the Play Store?

Should Progressive Web Apps be allowed in the Play Store?

When the iPhone was first released, there wasn't an App Store. During the announcement at WWDC 2007, Steve Jobs said that web apps would be the only development platform for the iPhone. The decision
Local reviews are now translated to your preferred language automatically

Local reviews are now translated to your preferred language automatically

Google's local reviews can be a useful way to decide where to go and what to see when traveling, but what if you don't speak the language where you are? You can fumble with Google Translate to copy
Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 7.0 Nougat

Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 7.0 Nougat

Update season for carrier locked Samsung Galaxy devices is in full swing. Having just updated the Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ to the latest version of Android, Verizon now turns its attention to the
Amazon launches 'Subscribe with Amazon' to sell third-party subscriptions

Amazon launches 'Subscribe with Amazon' to sell third-party subscriptions

Amazon has been selling Prime subscriptions for years, but Amazon has to, like, do stuff for you when you're a Prime member. Wouldn't it be nice if Amazon could sell subscriptions for other companies
Google unveils new YI HALO VR camera for their Jump platform

Google unveils new YI HALO VR camera for their Jump platform

Back in 2015 at I/O, and just after announcing Cardboard, Google rolled out Jump. At the time the hardware that accompanied it was the GoPro Odyssey, a big circular contraption containing 16 GoPro
Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders top previous S7 record by 30%

Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders top previous S7 record by 30%

After the fallout from the total recall of the defective Samsung Galaxy Note7, many observers worried that the company's reputation could be permanently damaged, leading to a lack of confidence in
[Update: Winners] Giveaway: Win one of three NCAA football helmet shaped Bluetooth speakers from Nima Athletics - total value $700

[Update: Winners] Giveaway: Win one of three NCAA football helmet shaped Bluetooth speakers from Nima Athletics - total value $700

If you love your team, you know that there's no such thing as too many logos around your house or tailgate. That's why I know you are going to love this giveaway if you're a big college football fan.
You can still remap the Galaxy S8's Bixby button, but it's a messy hack

You can still remap the Galaxy S8's Bixby button, but it's a messy hack

Samsung announced the Bixby assistant several weeks ahead of the Galaxy S8 launch. We were told at the time this feature would let you control apps by voice and get contextual information. It doesn't
I went to a protest that had its own app

I went to a protest that had its own app

Technology has become part of our culture and how we organize. We make use of Google Calendar or Outlook to coordinate schedules, send invitations to events via Facebook and Google+, and we settle bar
Try your hand at Card Thief, a stealthy new solitaire game from the creator of Card Crawl

Try your hand at Card Thief, a stealthy new solitaire game from the creator of Card Crawl

Card Thief is a new solitaire game from the creator of Card Crawl. Unlike Card Crawl's dungeon crawling themed gameplay, Card Thief is focused more on a stealthy risk/reward mechanic. You will be
Google Fit v1.64 for Wear 2.0 can now identify strength training exercises and automatically count reps [APK Download]

Google Fit v1.64 for Wear 2.0 can now identify strength training exercises and automatically count reps [APK Download]

Google Fit stands as one of Google's only flagship apps on Android Wear, and may be the only one of its apps that matters more on a watch than it does on a phone. There's a new version of the app
[Update: Play Services 11 responsible] Google might be testing changes to shared network ongoing cast notifications

[Update: Play Services 11 responsible] Google might be testing changes to shared network ongoing cast notifications

Update 1: 2017/04/24 12:20pm PDT Our own Artem can confirm that the change is part of the update to Google Play Services 11. If you want to check it out but don't have that update, It looks like
[Update: Manual flashing] Android 7.0 Nougat update incoming for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note5

[Update: Manual flashing] Android 7.0 Nougat update incoming for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note5

Update 1: 2017/04/24 6:40am PDT If you're too impatient to wait for the OTA you can now flash the Nougat firmware yourself - see instructions here. Thanks, Rami Saba. T-Mobile customers may have
[Deal Alert] Ring Video Doorbell Pro down 20% to $199.99 on Amazon

[Deal Alert] Ring Video Doorbell Pro down 20% to $199.99 on Amazon

The market for camera-equipped doorbells is taken by three brands these days: Ring, Skybell, and August. Of the three, Ring has an interesting proposition thanks to a fleet of other products (stick-up
[Dick Jokes] Samsung burns another customer, this time with an emoji

[Dick Jokes] Samsung burns another customer, this time with an emoji

I'm not sure if I should file this in the inappropriate and/or sleazy category or if it's just careless enough that it might slide on the right side of awful but funny. The story goes like this:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium to be released in June in Bronze Pink

Sony Xperia XZ Premium to be released in June in Bronze Pink

This isn't the first time we've been through this rodeo: Sony announces a new device in 2 or 3 colors, then a couple of months later tries to grab back some headlines by launching it in a new color.
[Deal Alert] Get a Nextbit Robin for $136.99 ($163 off) from eBay

[Deal Alert] Get a Nextbit Robin for $136.99 ($163 off) from eBay

The Nextbit Robin was released to the general public last year, after it finished its Kickstarter campaign at over $1.3 million. It was an interesting phone, and over the past few months, we've seen
[Deal Alert] Get a refurbished UE MEGABOOM for just $129.99 at Best Buy ($170 off MSRP)

[Deal Alert] Get a refurbished UE MEGABOOM for just $129.99 at Best Buy ($170 off MSRP)

Here at AP, we're quite fond of Ultimate Ears' MEGABOOM Bluetooth speaker. In our review of it from back in 2015, we found that it was tough, sounded great, and had a nice companion app. The only
Livestream's Mevo camera now supports YouTube Live

Livestream's Mevo camera now supports YouTube Live

Last year, Livestream (yes, there is a company called Livestream) released the Mevo camera, a small device designed for live broadcasting on the go. It was the first camera with integrated Facebook