Did you get too wrapped up in all the new Game of Thrones hype to pay attention to the new apps and updates of the week? If so, it’s not a big deal. We remembered to keep track of it all for you.
Every week we round up the most important app updates along with some of the coolest new apps to help you stay in the know. Here’s what stood out to us this week (and if you’ve really been busy lately, take a quick look at last week’s roundup, too).
Everyone loves Disney, and Apple gets it. Disney and Pixar animations are now available on the Clips app, making all of our dreams come true. The “stickers” can be added as overlays to users’ short videos. So if you haven’t downloaded the mobile video editing app yet, you might just want to give it a try with the cute new stickers from your favorite childhood movies. Sorry, Android users. This one’s only for the iPhone faithful, for now.
Alexa on Android
Android users, get excited! Virtual assistant Alexa is now available on your Amazon shopping app. Before this update, Android users had to rely on a standalone Alexa app. It’s been available for iPhone users for four months now, so it’s about time the Android faithful get it, too.
The update includes a new Selective Brush that lets artists selectively paint any enhancements onto any part of their images. There’s also a new Details Tab to help users control sharpening and noise reduction. And the update gives the iPad a larger, touch-based interface. The update is pretty straightforward, so hopefully artists can keep doing what they love a little faster.
Mozilla took a note from user requests and decided to update the Firefox experience. For iOS users, there’s a new tab interaction, which means you’ll see a list of recently visited sites and highlights from previous web visits. You’ll also get a new Night Mode and a built-in QR Code Reader. Android users can look forward to full screen videos, a shortcut to open Firefox Focus, and better support for downloads. Firefox is trying making all of these updates in an attempt to deliver a better, faster, and more responsive site. It sounds like a move in the right direction for Mozilla, so if you’re a Firefox user, be sure you’ve got the latest update.
Do you ever feel like you need a specific place to gush about everything that’s happening on your favorite TV shows, movies, or trailers? You can do this on social media, but there’s also all the other clutter not related to your entertainment there. Stardust is a free new app to gather all of your fellow fans and relive every second of that last episode of Game of Thrones. You can follow people interested in the same topics, post and share reactions, and create your own profile so other people can follow you. This is a great place to interact with fans like you and get a heads up on what might be the newest craze.
The right mental prep can be a helpful part of your morning routine. It can keep you confident and ready to tackle anything that gets thrown your way. Primed Mind is a mindset coach. You can start visualizations and learn new goal-setting techniques. The app includes a personal mindset coach named Elliot, who takes you through all the exercises. There are six categories confidence, growth, determination, health, communication, and recovery to choose from based on your personal goals. Signing up for “Primeium” at a monthly cost gets you access to even more audio sessions.
The Escapists game on the App Store and Google Play Store just got an update. Here’s the premise: You’re in prison and you’ve got to escape any way you can can. You can dig a tunnel under the prison or dress up like a guard while you try to make a break for it. The game gives you different tools to help your escape, but you have to hide them from the guards if you want your plan to work. There are lots of prisons and camps your character might end up in, so there’s a good change of scenery available if you want it. The game will set you back $3.99, but it looks fun enough that the price just might be worth it.
And that’s a wrap for this week. Don’t forget to check back next week for the latest roundup.