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Welcome to the latest edition of Android Apps Weekly, brought to you by Tech Leaks. Here are the top stories from the past week:
- The second Android 14 developer preview was released this week, featuring improved stability, performance, and better support for third-party app stores. Google is also working on Android 15, which will be codenamed Vanilla Ice Cream.
- Google I/O 2023 is happening on May 10th, 2023. This annual event is expected to feature software updates and hardware launches.
- Google One is now offering VPN services to all subscribers, along with dark web monitoring to enhance security.
- Facebook has announced that Messenger will now be accessible within Facebook again, reversing its decision to make it a separate app nine years ago.
- Scammers are using AI voices to steal money from unsuspecting victims, with over $11 million lost in 2022 alone.
Paranormasight is a mystery-horror visual novel from Square Enix. The story follows a protagonist seeking out curse bearers to bring his friend back to life. The story branches based on player choices, with some choices leading to character deaths or other changes. It’s a captivating story, and Square Enix may have a sleeper hit on their hands. The game is priced at $14.99, discounted from its base price of $17.99.
Weather by Globin.dev
Price: Free / $0.99 per month / $3.49 per 6 months
Weather by Globin.dev is a simple weather app with a clean UI and basic information like current temperature, hourly forecasts, daily forecasts, and weekly forecasts. It also includes atmospheric pressure, UV index, and other details. The app is free with ads, but users can opt for a subscription to remove them.
Doctor Who: Lost in Time
Price: Free to play
Doctor Who: Lost in Time is an idle game featuring characters from the popular TV show. Players gather resources to upgrade things in various iconic locations from the show, while helping to save the timeline of events. The game is well put together, although the mechanics aren’t anything new. Fans of Doctor Who and idle games will enjoy it.
Price: Free / $0.49 per month / $4.99 once
TrueShot is an app for beautifying screenshots, allowing users to add a background gradient and other effects. The app is free with a single $4.99 purchase, with an optional $0.49 subscription.
Uncharted Waters Origin
Price: Free to play
Uncharted Waters Origin is an open-world game where players sail the high seas, take on bad guys, trade goods, and more. The game uses the real world as a map and historical data for things like weather patterns. The world is beautifully rendered, although the characters could use some work. Overall, it’s a deep game with plenty to do.