After a short break caused by a medical problem, we’re back with our usual weekly selection of the best new Android apps that have made their way on the Google Play Store. Because of the short absence, I’m sure that you are looking forward to downloading some new apps and games on your Android smartphones and tablets. And don’t you worry, we have an awesome list this week!
Nike+ FuelBand (Free)
After a long wait, Nike has finally unveiled the fitness tracking Nike+ FuelBand application for Android users. By using it, you can measure your everyday activity and turn it into NikeFuel. At the moment, the app has been optimized to work with the following smartphones – Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, Nexus 5, HTC One and the Moto X. You can also enable Move Reminders for the Win the Hour contest and for extra fun, compete for the top slot on your Friend leaderboard.
Parallels Access (Free)
The official Parallels Access app has been launched for Android app and we covered the news a few days ago. By using it on your Android smartphone or tablet, you can thus remotely access all your Windows and Mac applications and files. To use the app, there’s a one time payment of $19.99 which will let you use it on up to 5 computers. So, if you’re looking to be productive, this is the app that you need to install.
Facebook’s answer to Snapchat is here and it comes under the name of Slingshot. So, if you use Facebook on a frequent basis and you also like the functionality of a photo messaging application like Snapchat, this is the answer. If you just shot a photo or video, you can “sling” them to your friends very easily. And to unlock new shots, you will have to sling something back.
Oyster is one of the best apps for book lovers and it now brings unlimited access to over 500,000 book titles. If you don’t think you want to switch right away to a paid subcription, there’s a 30 day free trial that you can make use of. You can search and explore titles by genre and personalized recommendations and it’s also possible to share books, quotes, and your activity to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
One of the best web apps to train your brain activity and attention, Lumosity, has now landed for Android users. The app has been designed by neuroscientists and this is the main feature that sets it apart from other similar games. By playing Lumosity games on your Android smartphone or tablet, you can improve your memory, attention and keep your brain activity at its peak!
Google I/O 2014 (Free)
Google’s I/O conference kickstarts tomorrow and if you want to follow the event live on your mobile Android device, then you should go ahead and install the official app. You can explore the conference agenda, with details on themes, topics, speakers and partners; add events to a personalized schedule and also get reminders before events in “My schedule” section.
Fox Sports Go (Free)
Following live sport events on Android devices is really cool and handy and you now can make use of the recently launched Fox Sports Go app for that. Those from the US will get FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, the regional FOX Sports Network, FOX College Sports and FOX Deportes, but you will have to login with details of your TV provider. With this app, you will be able to follow such events and competitions as NFL, NBA, NASCAR, UFC, College Football, College Hoops, UEFA Champions League Soccer
Power Director (Free)
CyberLink’s PowerDirector software is one of the best video editors and it has now become available on the Android ecosystem, as well. By using it, you canimport and edit videos, add effects and titles, and export HD video directly to Facebook or YouTube. However, at the moment, the app is available only for Android tablets with a screen size of at least 7 inch. This app brings true video processing to Android tablets, but make sure you have a powerful processor.
We use our smartphones and tablets to access more and more websites, and sometimes it becomes a real hurdle to make sure your passwords are safe in the online environment. By using the recently launched 1Password Android app, you can generate strong, unique passwords and sync and secure wallet items to PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. You can also protect your data a single Master Password and make use of the Tamper-proof Authenticated Encryption using AES-256 and Encrypt-then-MAC.
NFL Fantasy Football (Free)
The all-new 2014 NFL.com Fantasy Football app for Android users is here, so if you’re a true fun, you need to rush and get it downloaded right away. By using the app, you can start playing fantasy football right away and this is also the first app to come with video highlights of your plays. You will get instant official news and injury updates, and you will be able toaccess and control all of your NFL.com Fantasy teams and leagues.
Microsofts’s Outlook Web app for Android users is here and it lets you interact with your email, calendar, and contacts. You can triage email, manage your schedule, and sync contacts on the go and make sure your business data is always protected. The app comes with many settings for your email inbox, as well as tools for having a truly efficient schedule everday.