Android App Reviews

Top 5 Bitcoin Apps for Android

Top 5 Bitcoin Apps for Android

Bitcoin is a phenomenon of the digital age, a currency without borders or regulation, a form of money that is totally anonymous – and, as a result, it has been taking off slowly but surely over the last five years, especially among geeks and tech-enthusiasts. If you have an Android smartphone then there are applications, widgets and utilities which can help you manage your bitcoin stash, send funds and keep a close eye on what the market is doing. Here’s my Top 5.

The Best Apps for your new Android smartphone

The Best Apps for your new Android smartphone

If you’ve had a new Android-powered smartphone for Christmas then you may still be wondering which applications to grab to make the best use of it. Fear not, for we’ve listed our favourites below, along with download links and, if the item is commercial, free alternatives, in case you’re still feeling cash-strapped.

The Top 5 Pool and Snooker games on Android

The Top 5 Pool and Snooker games on Android

Continuing our series of ‘top 5’s, a game genre that is close to my heart, having experience of both pool and snooker at a competitive level – and bringing the baize and balls to an Android smartphone for playing anytime, anywhere is very tempting indeed. The more realism the better, the better the opponent the better, and so on. As with other game genres, there are dozens of titles vying for attention but as usual I’ve been through them and hand-picked just the very best.

Top 5 Golf Games for Android

Top 5 Golf Games for Android

Computer golf has been a tradition going back 30 years, right back to the days of CGA and EGA monitors on PCs. And with palmtops/PDAs and then smartphones, golf games have been available and popular at every stage. Seems that ‘a good walk spoiled’ is better when powered by a CPU and without the fresh air! On Android in 2015, I’ve sorted through over 30 golf game titles to bring you just the very best and most interesting.

The Top 5 Android Driving and Racing games

The Top 5 Android Driving and Racing games

Ah yes, just about the most popular game genre ever – and the subject of my next Android Beat ‘top 5’. You see, there are hundreds (literally) of car and driving titles, the vast majority of which are horribly flawed in one way or another. Crude graphics, appalling gameplay, over-zealous freemium grabs, and so on. Luckily, I’ve done the hard work for you – in a variety of sub-genres, here are the five you’ll want to load up.

The Top 5 Android flight simulation games

The Top 5 Android flight simulation games

Some genres of game transcend computing platforms, persisting from generation to generation. ‘Flight Simulator’ was one of the very first PC games and similar ways to get up in the virtual air have existed on every computing platform, desktop or mobile, ever since. Android offers a wide range of possible titles in the Google Play Store – but where should you start? What, in my (fairly experienced) opinion, are the top 5 flight games on the platform?