Our highlights this week include a sequel to Beach Buggy Blitz, a fantastic YouTube app for Windows Phone and a way to create your own photo filters.
One of the cooler YouTube apps around, Tubecast is both a YouTube client and a casting app – and it’s got quite a few features. Not only is the app compatible with DLNA, Airplay and Chromecast, it’s also capable of playing and casting 60 frames per second video. I’m pretty sure YouTube’s official apps don’t support that yet. The only downside is that the higher resolution clips can take an absolute age to load at times though.
Tubecast is available for free on Windows Phone, with the free version being limited to 20 casts (watching on the app is still free though).
Sure, Shift is a photo filter app, but there’s a reason why it’s received quite a bit of attention upon its release. The app has preset filters, but its real strength is in the ability to customise filters completely, changing colours, brightness and more. And you can save your customised filters for later use as well.
Shift is free on Android and for R12 on iOS.
I prefer VLC media player but MX Player is a fantastic player too – and it’s just received a major update. The update overhauls the visuals, bringing it in line with Android 5.0’s Material Design theme – but all the great video functionality is present nonetheless.
The new version of MX Player is available for Android, with a beta available for Windows Phone 8.1 too.
Biz Builder Delux
Coming from simulation game wizards Kairosoft, Biz Builder Delux is the latest title from the prolific Japanese developer. Biz Builder Delux charges players with becoming entrepreneurs, as you build a successful store or chain of stores. Be it a videogame store or fast food eatery, there are plenty of choices to make.
Biz Builder Delux is R48 on Android.
Inspired by Cards Against Humanity, Evil Apples is a card game with a similar twisted vibe going for it. This nifty game features 1200 black cards and 250 red cards (the red cards essentially being question cards) – Android Central reckons it’s not quite as good as Cards Against Humanity but remains fun anyway.
Evil Apples is free on Android and iOS.
Beach Buggy Racing
Most mobile gamers know about racing game Beach Buggy Blitz, standing out thanks to its lush visuals at the time. But a sequel was also released a few weeks ago, bringing 15 tracks (thank goodness) and six different game modes.
Beach Buggy Racing is available for free on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.