Joe Hindy / Android AuthorityWelcome to the 470th version of Android Apps Weekly. Listed below 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 study extra.
A former Fb worker says Fb can deliberately kill your battery. It does so via a course of termed detrimental testing, the place the app acts out, tanks your battery, and Fb collects the information with it. It doesn’t occur to a ton of individuals, however it may well 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 directly. Beforehand, you needed to replace every one individually. It’s a minor quality-of-life enchancment, but it surely’s a welcome one.
ChatGPT is getting extra severe. Now you can spend $20 per thirty days for a extra highly effective model of OpenAI’s bot. It’s solely out there to US clients proper now, however it could broaden 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 sensible, since lots of the newer updates have included a number of bugs that the builders simply can’t appear to squash. Oh nicely, it was a pleasant run.
Pompom: The Nice House Rescue
Worth: Free / $5.49
Pompom: The Nice House Rescue is a platformer. You play as Pompom and also you progress via the sport by leaping via and round obstacles, avoiding enemies, and remedy puzzles to progress. It pays ode to the 16-bit period of gaming, so that you’ll see a number 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 method. 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 remains to be enjoyable.
Worth: Free / $2.49Memori 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 colour coding, a tags and filters system, and we expect it appears to be like 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 unsure how nicely it’ll do long run, but it surely 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 assets. You utilize these assets 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 points of fight. The promoting is annoying, however you possibly can pay to take away all of them. Aside from that and a few early bugs, the sport is respectable for its style.
Rewind: Music Time Journey
Worth: FreeRewind: Music Time Journey is an app for music rediscovery. It’s principally a giant timeline that you simply scroll via to see what the music world appeared like in any given 12 months. It’s a neat strategy to rediscover previous hits, and remind your self of stuff you used to take heed to. Once I examined this one, I used it to assist fill out my YouTube Music library a bit bit since I had forgotten among the songs I used to take heed to. This isn’t one thing you’ll use long-term, but it surely’s a neat little app anyway.
Worth: Free to play
Checkers Conflict is a web-based aggressive recreation the place you play checkers. It’s not an advanced expertise. You get right into a recreation with an opponent. The 2 of you are taking turns till one in every of you runs out of items or concedes the match. You too can invite your mates and play towards them as nicely. Another recreation options embrace 8×8 and 10×10 board choices, bots to play towards to enhance your ability, and a rewards system the place you accumulate varied issues. The matchmaking system is imperfect, as it’s in virtually all on-line video games, but it surely’s one of many few aggressive checkers apps on cell.
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