Featured: Top New Android Apps August 23rd

Applications certainly make our smartphones the robust devices that they are by bringing all kinds of capabilities to our fingertips. If you enjoy checking out the latest in app releases here's a handful which might serve a purpose for you.


Smigin is an education app, but more specifically it's an app aimed at helping users translate things easily while traveling. It is not an app for helping you learn a language, but it can help you with speaking it when traveling in another country thanks to its simplified phrase building.


If you like keeping things consolidated where you can, then Vurb might be for you. The app aims to merge your favorite people, places, and things into one app interface, allowing you the ability to do tons of things which you might normally do with multiple apps. You can find things like Foursquare or Yelp reviews, order Uber and Lyft rideshares, it even has integrated messaging and group chat features.


Veooz is a news app in a sea of news apps available on Google Play, but it boasts an easy user experience by eliminating any kind of setup needed by the user. You can get access to the news you want in various ways, and it has a handful of different customization and personalization options. It also features a material design UI which is always nice.

HTC Motion Launch

This one will only be useful to HTC users, and it isn't really a new app since it comes pre-installed on HTC devices, but now that it's in the Play Store along with a handful of HTC's other applications it can be updated on its own when HTC wants to introduce improvements or new features without having to update the entire device software. If you're not familiar with the app it's basically the launchpad for configuring the device's off-screen gesture controls.


If you're into AMC's hit shows, you need this app. It's an easy way to stay up to date on popular series shows from the channel, featuring full-length episodes allowing users to stream right to their device. To get the most out of the app you'll need your cable provider logins.

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