While a few days ago we were singing the praises of all the novelties of the latest version of Firefox, today it’s the turn of its number 1 rival: version 57 of Google Chrome arrives with several new features, foremost among them a savings in the memory and CPU consumption. The most popular browser in the world has always had a serious problem with draining system resources, and though they’ve been talking about fixing this for a while, they haven’t gotten far in doing it to be honest. Though from Chrome 55 onward the smartphone version was considerably optimized, there was still a lot of room for maneuver, especially on the desktop. Or at least that was the case until this latest update appeared, bringing internal improvements along with it.
Okay, so today we’re going to recommend a saga that’s not exactly new but is back on people’s radar again for various reasons. In 2014 the studio Stolen Couch Games released Castaway Paradise, an adorable strategy game for Android (and later PC) that was openly inspired by Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS, which at that time everybody was talking about. Now, this very week, Stolen Couch Games is back with a spinoff called Castaway Home Designer – which is exactly the same maneuver that Nintendo did in 2015 with its own Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer. Way to be smart about taking inspiration from the masters, eh?
YouTube‘s already got a parental control mode, but it’s true that for most people this restriction is excessive as it blocks practically any content that’s unsuitable for the littlest kids. To offer a less strict alternative they’ve rolled out the new Restricted Mode, which automatically hides content based on user appropriateness ratings.
The Legend of Zelda is one of the most important sagas in the history of gaming, no doubt about it. It has tons of different games that have appeared over the years for the various Nintendo consoles (plus that CDI meme-game), and nobody can deny Zelda’s extraordinary influence on the world of interactive entertainment. Today, to celebrate the release of the latest title for Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we’ve pulled together this list of five free Android games inspired from this irresistible saga.
Ever since December 15, 2016, we Android users have been hating on iOS gamers as they gleefully enjoyed Super Mario Run, the first original Mario game from Nintendo for smartphones and tablets. Three loooong months later, the exclusivity period is finally over and the game is out on Android with the same features: an endless runner in full Nintendo regalia that translates the Super Mario Bros universe to a control system and plot suited to touch and portable screens.
We’re still in the throes of the battle for domination of the world of Android keyboards and each new update from one of the aspirants to the throne raises the stakes of the struggle. This time it’s SwiftKey who’s rolled out an update implementing quite an interesting customization element: the sound of keyboard taps.
When you think about hit video games the first thing to come to mind is usually the big names like Call of Duty or FIFA. And if we limit ourselves to mobile gaming, obviously we’re talking about titles like the ones among our most played Android games: Clash Royale, Candy Crush Saga, Pokémon GO, etc. We don’t even have to explain games like this, as their titles are now household names around the world even among non-gamers. What’s surprising, though, is the continued success of a game that started a good while and is still keeping at it in 2017: a train simulator called TrainStation.
These days lots of people have dozens of apps installed on their Androids. Whether it’s to test out a new update or pick a favorite app among several options, what’s clear is that we often end up with unused apps floating around on our smartphones and tablets. Keeping track of your apps’ data consumption is important not just to so you can keep the number of apps you have under control, but also manage what the apps you use every day are doing. And though the default data manager on Android is certainly not bad, lots of times you need highly detailed info, which GlassWire does a splendid job of providing.
It was a total disappointment to find out that FTL, that brilliant space-age roguelike, wouldn’t be coming to Android. Broke my heart, for one – but also had the effect of opening an opportunity for similar games to move into that space. Which is exactly what Star Jumper has done. This premise of this free game is the randomness of dangers of the universe, a place full of spaceships dying to destroy you.