The usual practice the world over is that when you purchase an item and later find out that it is faulty, you return it and get a refund or replacement. Most companies are more than willing to return faulty merchandise just to avoid bad publicity. One would expect the same to be true for digital goods such as Android apps but sadly, this isn’t so. Google’s official policy only allows Android app refunds within 15 minutes of making a purchase.
n a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad as its Villain of the Year 2013. Obad was discovered during the summer and it was quickly recognized as a sophisticated piece of malware. The technical name for the Trojan is Backdoor.Obad and this nasty little fellow is capable of sending SMS to premium-rate numbers, as well as downloading other malware programs.
One of Ouya’s most popular exclusives has now made its way into the Play Store. On its original platform, Knightmare Tower captivated gamers with its addictive mix of simplistic gameplay and adorable visuals, placing players in control of a knight with a rocket thrusting him by fiends and through ceilings in a quest to rescue multiple princesses in need. Now the game is available for a mobile device near you.
Clash of Puppets may sound like it has a lot in common with Clash of Clans, but that’s not the case at all. In fact, this game comes from a completely different developer. Clash of Puppets isn’t a strategy game, nor does it have multiplayer options. Instead, Crescent Moon Games’ latest title is a 3D platformer filled with plenty of hacking, loads of slashing, and even some blasting.
Recently launched onto Google Play for Android, the Zombie Killer Squad is made up of two very-well-known YouTube personalities, Syndicate and SeaNanners. The game is an endless runner, taking the best parts of Temple Run and combining them with games such as Into the Dead. As you run through an environment made up of crudely-designed buildings and buses, you shoot zombies while riding horses and over-sized cats.
Legend has it that back in the day – before we had our fancy gadgets and detailed up-to-date weather forecasts – we had the ‘Old Timers’. These were the people who could predict the weather by just looking at the sky, smelling the wind or simply observing Nature. Sadly, those days are long gone.
Just in time to help you unwind after a few days with the family, Badland has arrived in Google Play with a ton of free content. This is an atmospheric side-scrolling game that has some action elements along with a little dash of platforming. It’s also incredibly pretty. In Badland you simply press on the screen to make your little fuzz-ball character flap its… wings?
Black Friday is upon us, and besides great deals on Android smartphones and tablets, the craziest shopping day of the year brought us a bunch of hot deals on apps. Android apps may not offer huge savings like hardware deals do, but who doesn’t like sales, even if it’s just a few dollars. With that said, we’ve rounded up some of the deals currently going on the Google Play Store. Happy shopping!
My favorite in terms of offline functionality was OsmAnd by a long shot, and right now you can buy the full version for half price. If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you had a better offline map, now is the time to treat yourself.
Android will become such a well regarded mobile operating system among consumers. The ground breaking software, which now powers millions of smartphones and tablets around the globe, is one of the most lucrative work ever come out of Google’s camp.
The official Sonic Dash, published by SEGA America, is finally available on Android. It’s been making the iOS rounds for a bit, but we finally got it. Sonic Dash is pretty easy to explain – just picture Temple Run being played with a character that isn’t boring. In this title, you whizz around massive levels filled with coins you must gobble up, but watch out for those baddies.