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Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your headlines this week:
- Microsoft has officially bought Sunrise Calendar for $100 million.
- Today Calendar developer Jack Underwood has implemented some hilarious anti-piracy measures in his app.
- Google Drive is giving away 2GB of free storage. Microsoft is giving away 100GB of free storage (for 2 years).
- Joe Danger is coming out on Google Play and Amazon Appstore sometime in 2015.
- Xposed Framework is coming to Lollipop “soon”, according to the developer.
Don’t forget to check out this week’s newsletter for a complete list of headlines, updates, and new Android apps and games releases! Why not subscribe while you’re there? And now here are five Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week!
Skype received a big update this last week that allows you to send photos to offline contacts that will receive upon getting online again. Along with the photo sharing, there were also some bug fixes and performance improvements but otherwise it’s same old free video and chat platform we all know.
The popular Nokia alternative to Google Maps received an update this last week for both Android and Windows Phone. The update includes significant improvements to a whole bunch of places around the world including support for new countries, better graphics for rivers and lakes, and updates to other countries.
[Price: Free app / $20/month subscription]
DISH turned heads this last week with the release of SlingTV. This gives you 20 television stations for $20 a month including ESPN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, and others. You can also get some additional sports and kids channels in $5/month packages. Sadly, no major hockey channels but the service looks good.
Limbo is a new 2D horror game where you must solve puzzles, dodge obstacles, and search for your lost sister. The graphics are minimal black and white and the design plays a huge part in the atmosphere of the game. It’s $4.99 but currently rocks an astounding 4.9 rating in the Google Play Store.
ScreenPop Lockscreen Messenger
ScreenPop Lockscreen Messenger is an app that does exactly what the name says it does. It’s a photo-based messaging service where messages are delivered directly to your lock screen. It’s an interesting concept that looks really fun but do keep in mind that there’s almost no security. However, messages disappear as soon as you unlock the device or reply.
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