Welcome to the 295th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here's the big news this past week:
- Apple is in hot water this week. It allegedly compromised user privacy and sold iTunes and Apple Music listening data. The lawsuit says you can buy a list of people who are a certain age group and listen to certain types of music. Of course this is just allegations and the lawsuit is only for people in Rhode Island and Michigan.
- The British GCHQ wants more power about your text messages and companies fighting back. The Ghost proposal will force text programs to include law enforcement without anyone knowing. Of course, this is a huge privacy issue and most companies don't want to deal with it. A group signed an open letter to sign something with signatories such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, WhatsApp, the EFF, and many others. Click on the link to learn more.
- Flipboard announced a data breach this week. A third party had access to the program's databases several times between June 2, 2018 and March 23, 2019 along with April 21 and 22, 2019. The offense allowed third parties such as user names, passwords and email addresses. We advise you to change your information as soon as you have ever used Flipboard.
- The World Health Organization says gambling disorder is now a recognized mental illness. It's basically the same as gambling addiction, but with video games. Symptoms include ignoring real life playing video games, prioritizing games, and playing despite negative effects. There are some critics who do not believe the WHO has made significant, strong evidence of a conclusion. You can read it all on the link.
- There was a huge revival of Pokemon information this week, including several new announcements. The biggest one is Pokemon Home, a cloud service that lets you store Pokémon Go Pokémon, Nintendo DS and 3DS Pokémon games, and Nintendo Switch Pokémon games. In addition, Pokemon Sleep and Pokemon Go Plus have also been announced. Finally, we have some news about Pokemon Masters, a new Pokémon game. As usual, press the link to see all the details.
- Google Play had two major policy changes this week. The first one banned marijuana delivery Services in areas where dagga is legal. You can still order from these apps, but it requires redirecting to an external site to work. In addition, Google Play added a much stricter policy for children's apps and games. The new policy includes stricter advertising regulations as well as other things.
Toy Story Drop is a new match-three game with a Toy Story theme. You know how these games work. You move blocks around until they match and disappear. The game features hundreds of levels, different throwbacks for previous Toy Story movies as well as Toy Story 4. This is a movie promotional game to make people more excited and functioning as a useful arcade game. puzzle for fans of the series. The free elements are irritating, but it is otherwise properly overall.
Firefox ScreenshotGo Beta is a new program for sorting and finding old screenshots. It finds screenshots with different things like text. In addition, you can extract text from screenshots for use in other applications. You'll also get a floating screenshot, various sorting options, and more. It's definitely a blessing for those with a ton of snapshots in their gallery. The app is also completely free and surprisingly stable for a beta release.
Warriors of Waterdeep received a global award this week. It's a new RPG with turn-by-turn combat mechanics and lots of customization. You form a team of heroes from a large pool and fight it against the bad guess. The game also includes tons of booty, a story, and various challenges. The free elements are a striking annoyance in this one and the game promotes its $ 9.99 a month subscription service. We definitely don't recommend this one to everyone, but the mechanics are solid if you don't mind entering the account.
Adobe Premiere Rush also recently received a broad version. The program operates as an all-in-one vlogging program with a host of video editing features. You can shoot video with the integrated camera, edit the footage in the editor and then upload when it's all off the app. In addition, you get multi-track support and cloud synchronizing support. There are a few key features missing, as some niche features such as high-speed settings, but Adobe needs to add those things in a future update. The premium version runs for $ 9.99 a month.
Talion is a new MMORPG by Gamevil. It plays like many MMORPGs on the phone. You enter a large, open world, do all the quest, and fight all the bad guys. The game has your usual MMORPG pillars like online PvP, customizable characters, co-operative boss attacks and more. The graphics are also useful, but almost unique. It suffers from some early server issues, so maybe giving a week before you download and start playing.
If we missed any great Android apps or game news or releases, please let us know in the comments!