5 Android apps you should not miss this week

Apex Legends Mobile Cinematic Scene 7

Joe Hindy / Android Authority

Welcome to the 470th version of Android Apps Weekly. Listed here are the large headlines from the final week.

  • YouTube Music has an annoying censorship bug on Nest Hubs. It doesn’t allow you to play music with delicate album artwork. You get the identical warning on the telephone app, however you possibly can often bypass it. Sadly, there are restricted methods to bypass it in your Nest Hub. Hit the hyperlink to be taught extra.
  • A former Fb worker says Fb can deliberately kill your battery. It does so by a course of termed damaging testing, the place the app acts out, tanks your battery, and Fb collects the info with it. It doesn’t occur to a ton of individuals, however it could actually occur to anybody.
  • Samsung up to date Good Lock this week, simply in time for its Samsung Galaxy S23 launch. The replace added an choice to replace each put in plugin without delay. Beforehand, you needed to replace every one individually. It’s a minor quality-of-life enchancment, nevertheless it’s a welcome one.
  • ChatGPT is getting extra critical. Now you can spend $20 per 30 days for a extra highly effective model of OpenAI’s bot. It’s solely accessible to US prospects proper now, however it might increase later. The bot can be inflicting waves at Google, inflicting the corporate to ramp up its personal AI work.
  • Apex Legends Cell is shutting down after lower than one 12 months. EA made the announcement only a month after half of the Web, together with us, dubbed it the very best new recreation of 2022. EA cites challenges with the content material pipeline. It is smart, since most of the newer updates have included a bunch of bugs that the builders simply can’t appear to squash. Oh effectively, it was a pleasant run.

Pompom: The Nice House Rescue is a platformer. You play as Pompom and also you progress by the sport by leaping by and round obstacles, avoiding enemies, and resolve puzzles to progress. It pays ode to the 16-bit period of gaming, so that you’ll see quite a lot of parts, together with graphics, from that period. There are additionally a bunch of weapons and instruments you’ll get that will help you in your means. The precise gameplay has some runner parts the place you run ahead robotically, and that’s not a 16-bit period type, however the recreation continues to be enjoyable.

Memori Observe

Worth: Free / $2.49

Memori Note screenshot 2023

Memori Observe is a note-taking app with an emphasis on reminding you of issues. You write down what you need within the app, ask it to remind you about it at a random time, and it’ll do exactly that. The app additionally has coloration coding, a tags and filters system, and we predict it appears fairly good with its muted colours. There are additionally some backup settings if you wish to switch notes to a brand new gadget. We’re undecided how effectively it’ll do long run, nevertheless it undoubtedly has the potential.

Satan Hunter Idle

Worth: Free to play

Satan Hunter Idle is an motion idle recreation. Your character hacks and slashes its strategy to level-ups, loot, and sources. You utilize these sources to strengthen your character to allow them to return out and hack and slash extra dangerous guys. That’s the first gameplay loop, and it performs equally to traditional video games like Buff Knight. The sport’s over-the-top artwork type makes it really feel like much more is occurring, and the participant does get to regulate some elements of fight. The promoting is annoying, however you possibly can pay to take away all of them. Apart from that and a few early bugs, the sport is respectable for its style.

Rewind: Music Time Journey

Worth: Free

Rewind Music Time Travel screenshot 2023

Rewind: Music Time Journey is an app for music rediscovery. It’s mainly a giant timeline that you just scroll by to see what the music world seemed like in any given 12 months. It’s a neat strategy to rediscover previous hits, and remind your self of stuff you used to hearken to. Once I examined this one, I used it to assist fill out my YouTube Music library a bit of bit since I had forgotten a number of the songs I used to hearken to. This isn’t one thing you’ll use long-term, nevertheless it’s a neat little app anyway.

Checkers Conflict

Worth: Free to play

Checkers Conflict is an internet aggressive recreation the place you play checkers. It’s not a sophisticated expertise. You get right into a recreation with an opponent. The 2 of you’re taking turns till one in every of you runs out of items or concedes the match. You may also invite your mates and play in opposition to them as effectively. Another recreation options embody 8×8 and 10×10 board choices, bots to play in opposition to to enhance your ability, and a rewards system the place you acquire numerous issues. The matchmaking system is imperfect, as it’s in virtually all on-line video games, nevertheless it’s one of many few aggressive checkers apps on cell.


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