The Best of Google’s Apps and Games – 2014

The results are out. Google announced the best of its Apps and Games for the year 2014 recently. The list seems to be somewhat similar to the ‘best of 2014’ list released by Apple earlier this month. Coming to the games, Candy Crush continues to be the most sought after games. It was the most downloaded game of the year. The tech giant has put apps into a number of categories. The categories include mobile photography, education, social, health and fitness etc. As per the list released by Google, ‘Health and Fitness’ is growing real fast in the apps category as a result of which, the developers are speeding up the process of making the apps compatible with Google’s Android Wear line of smart watches.

What’s the most downloaded?

The most downloaded Google apps by category are Duolingo in the education category, MyFitnessPal in the health and fitness category, Pandora in the music category, Flipagram in the photography category, Facebook in the social category, Netflix in the entertainment category, NFL Mobile in the sports category and TripAdvisor in the travel category, Health and Fitness falls into the year’s fastest growing app category.

The most downloaded Google games are ‘Candy Crush Saga’, Don’t Tap the White Tile’, ‘Farm Heroes Saga’, ‘Subway Surfers’ and ‘Clash of Clans’. In the Achievements category, Google play games users unlocked 3.5 billion achievements in this year.

Google has good news for all the Android users. The Android users can now find the top-rated apps of the year on the Google Play Store. The Google Play has a section called ‘The Best Apps of 2014’. This section features a total of 64 apps that include popular apps like Shazam, Uber, TuneIn Radio, Skype Qik, Group Video Chat and Secret. However, only a few apps among these 64 apps can be downloaded free of cost. Some of the paid apps are Ultimate Guitar Tabs & Chords, Facetune, Afterlight, Amazing World Atlas, 7 Minute Workout Challenge, djay2 and Over.

Compared to last year, the number of Google games that have been downloaded has exceeded the number of Google apps that were downloaded by about sixty percent as per the q3 results in 2014. The popularity of Google games has contributed to a good growth in revenues in the third quarter of the year 2014. Looking at the popularity of the games and apps, it is expected that Google would very soon announce few more Android apps and games that would be compatible with Chrome OS. It is easy to hire an iPhone developer or an Android developer today and making useful and quality applications are so much easier today.

Free Games For Psp – How To Find Them

Even with so many games available on many platforms, like the PC, the Sony Play Station Portable (PSP) remains the popular contender for hand-held gaming consoles. Portability, superb performance, and expandable features are the key. But the serious gamer usually just wants more games. And the serious gamer who’s a little tight on cash wants to get his hands on as many free games for the PSP as he can. But is it really that simple? It can be, once you know what to look for. This article is a guide in looking for free games for the PSP on the Internet.

There are hundreds of websites out there where, they say, you can download free games for the PSP, along with other things like movies, themes, wallpapers, music, and even homebrew applications that add stuff to your PSP, like notepad and a calendar. The problem is that not all these websites offer the same quality user experience and the same options.

Totally free

Ah this must be good, you’re saying. Not really. The good? You can download from websites like these free games for PSP, without paying anything. The bad? Limited range of games offered. Depressingly slow download speeds. Website filled with ads that slow down things. And after you download anything, it’s certain your PC has a spyware or six.

Pay once and after that, monthly

Maybe you’re beginning to think this is better. Hold your breath. These websites offer free games for the PSP, ‘free’ because you don’t pay for the games; you pay for the joining free. If you don’t join, you can’t download. After that, you can’t continue to download if you don’t pay the monthly membership fee. Worse? Some sites slam with your download fees for every single download. No thanks.

Pay once, and once only

Is this really a good deal? Actually it is. You pay only the one-time joining fee and afterwards you get access to a wide variety of games. No fee per download, no fee monthly, no hidden charges, no spyware, no depressingly slow download speed. Of course, the slag here is that you still pay something, which means the access to the free games for PSP is not entirely free. But think, it eliminates threats to your PC, downloads fast, offers a horizon of games, and you get to shell out money only once.

Even better, some of the sites like these offer downloads of free software that allows your PSP to play numerous games, more than your current firmware probably allows.

That’s it. Now you know how to go about in looking for free games for the PSP on the Internet.

Download Free PSP Games – The Secrets

Although the PSP has been around for a couple of years now, one of the most common questions I still see when contributing to gaming forums is “where’s the best place to download free games”.

I’m going to attempt to set the record straight on this one because many people, especially in the past few months, have been the victim not only of fraud but also of viruses and spyware that have infected their computer in the download process.

I personally know three people who as a result of downloading files off a certain website have been forced to pay to get their computers ‘re-formatted’ – which happens to be the same cost as buying a brand new device; sometimes more!

The fact remains, wherever there is popularity, there are scammers; and the online world of the PSP is no different!

Even so, you shouldn’t be put off by these stories because with the correct guidance you’ll save a huge amount of money if you know how to find reputable websites that offer this service. In fact, you’ll never have to pay for another game ever again if you follow the few simple steps I’m about to lay out.

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been carrying out some in-depth research on this topic and have discovered a few things to watch out for when looking to download free PSP games.

1. To begin with, it is crucial to be able to recognize a rogue PSP site if you want to keep you computer from being infected. As with anything online, the general rule is, if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is!

If you visit a website that immediately bombards you with pop-overs, pop-ups, pop-unders and those flashy banners which say ‘You’re the 1,000,000 visitor – click here to claim your free laptop’ it’s a pretty good indication that you should look elsewhere.

I even came across a number of sites that claimed that the only action you had to take to access the downloads was to enter your name, phone number and email address into a subscription form. Well, no prizes what’s going to happen after you do that. Spam anyone!?

The other the thing you should check is the contact page of the website to see if there’s a company name and address. To obtain a license to give away this variety of material, you obviously need to be a well-established company. If there’s nothing there, continue your search.

2. Overall, choosing a provider that offers free PSP games can be rather overwhelming. There are literally hundreds of them on the internet and trying to evaluate which site will be the most beneficial for you can be difficult.

At first glance, most of these websites look the same although if you delve a little deeper you’ll discover that some have far more to offer than others. As well as PSP games, some of the better sites also offer, and for no additional cost, the following benefits:

  • Movie Downloads
  • TV Series Downloads
  • Music Downloads
  • Wall Paper
  • PSP Game reviews

Of course, you may assume they all provide these and you’re correct in thinking that most try to put across the impression that they do. However, once you get your membership and gain access to the site you’ll soon discover that there’s an extra fee to pay – and sometimes it’s substantial.

3. In conclusion then, you should expect an initial one-time fee of around $50 for a lifetime access to unlimited PSP game, movie and TV downloads.

Again, there is variation but the findings in my research into the best PSP websites will certainly point you in the right direction.