Welcome to challenge 462 of Android Apps Weekly. These are the large headlines of the final week:
- Google merged its Waze and Maps groups this week. The corporate did this as a cost-saving measure, since each apps do the identical factor. On the plus facet, consolidation might help each purposes. On the draw back, Waze could lose a big quantity of its independence. Click on the hyperlink for extra data.
- Amazon desires to offer customers $2 monthly to spy on their telephone utilization. The corporate desires to study extra about how individuals use their telephones and the effectiveness of its advertisements. It isn’t open to everybody proper now, and it is definitely not some huge cash. Nevertheless, it might entice some individuals to take action.
- Google Chrome is operating low on energy and hungry for reminiscence. The 2 new financial savings options are rolling out as we converse, and we must always see them totally carried out within the coming weeks. Reminiscence saver places tabs to sleep when not in use, and battery saver kicks in when your machine’s battery is beneath 20%.
- Google launched a brand new spatial audio characteristic this week. It ought to land on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 telephones. Apps that assist the characteristic embody Google TV, HBO Max, Netflix, and YouTube. The listing is not so long as Apple’s spatial audio providing, nevertheless it’s a begin. Click on the hyperlink for extra data.
- Google Images is testing a brand new search characteristic. The characteristic helps you discover individuals by their faces. Some customers have observed that the Google Lens button has additionally been changed with a search characteristic. The best way it really works is you contact somebody’s face and Google Images reveals you extra photographs with that face. It is sort of neat, truly.
Auto Scroll Video for TikTok
Auto Scroll Video for TikTok is precisely what the title says. It robotically scrolls by TikTok so you do not have to. works superb. You obtain it, give it Accessibility permissions, after which set it in settings. From there, it opens robotically while you open TikTok and begin scrolling. It’s adjustable for shorter or longer movies while you meet them. It is positively an early days app and will use some tweaking. That stated, it is a good suggestion and in any other case fairly clear.
Value: free to play
Airship Knights is an idle RPG sport. Mechanically, it’s much like many others. You get new characters, degree them up, and use them to progress by the sport. Fight is usually automated. The sport has an enthralling premise, even when the voice performing is a bit amateurish. There may be additionally a PvP mode together with loads of places to unlock. It is first rate so far as idle RPGs go, however individuals who do not like idle video games will not like this one both.
ZomokMe is an expense tracker particularly for on a regular basis bills. Means that you can enter your purchases and bills. Plus, you may also hand out checks to your pals in case you’re splitting one. In on a regular basis use, it is fairly straightforward to make use of and you’ll positively see your spending as you go. You must create an account to make use of it, which is not supreme, however in any other case it really works superb. The one actual disadvantage is that it has a social component that does not actually work if your pals do not join too.
D-Day Zombie Hunter 2
Value: free to play
Zombie Hunter D-Day 2 is the official sequel to the favored Zombie Hunter D-Day. The primary sport befell 80 days after the apocalypse and the second takes place 160 days after the apocalypse. Meaning the video games are positively linked. It’s an FPS sport the place you face zombies and monsters whereas attempting to keep away from dying. There is a shooter arcade high quality to the sport the place you do not actually transfer a lot. The principle sport is to shoot the zombies from an virtually mounted place.
Another options embody offline assist, a weapon fusion mechanic, and tons of zombies to shoot. It is free to play, nevertheless it’s not terribly grasping with its in-app purchases. It is going to be a hit and miss sort of sport for many, nevertheless it’s not a foul arcade shooter.
Paint MS model
MS Paint Model is a cellular port of the Microsoft Paint utility. It consists of the instruments you click on and use. It does not really feel nice with a finger, nevertheless it’s fairly good to make use of with a stylus or S Pen, in case you have one. The app appears like an early construct. There are some bugs, particularly with the menu system not working correctly. We predict possibly the developer ought to have examined a bit extra earlier than launch. Nonetheless, when you get it working correctly, it is a enjoyable little drawing app that appears like previous Home windows.
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