21 of the best Android app and game sales this week

The best Android apps and games aren’t often cheap but do go on sale. This week, we’ve selected some of the Play Store’s most notable titles, so you can get some of the best apps for less. This week’s sale highlights include AppLock Pro and Sleep as Android, with brilliant Android Games like Bloons TD6 and Dicey Dungeons also available for a good deal. For those interested in saving even more cash, Play Pass includes various great apps and games with a subscription.



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Apps

The most useful app on sale this week is AppLock Pro, a handy tool for preventing unauthorized app access. While it’s a convenient way to discourage nosy intruders, don’t forget about passkeys, the new replacement for passwords on phones and other devices.


Here are all the other great Android apps on sale this week, from EvoWallet to Sleep as Android. They are the most useful Android apps you can grab.

Twilight Pro

$9.99 $4.99

EvoWallet MoneyTracker Premium

$1.99 $0.99

Mindroid Pro

$9.99 $4.99

Engineering Tools: Mechanical

$0.99 $0.49

WiFi Signal Strength Meter Pro

$1.99 $0.99

PowerLine Pro

$6.99 $3.49

Baby Sleep Pro

$6.99 $3.49

Pocket Note Pro

$3.99 $0.49

Sleep as Android

$49.99 $24.99


Games

The top game on sale this week is Bloons TD 6 ($6.99 $3.99), the latest entry in the classic tower defense game series. However, if the price drop isn’t enough to entice you to pick it up, it’s included for free as part of a Netflix Games subscription.

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Galaxy AI

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Samsung Galaxy AI: Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for January 17 is gearing up to be a major platform for showcasing generative AI on smartphones. While the anticipated Galaxy S24 phones are expected to bring hardware upgrades such as high-resolution cameras and vibrant displays, the primary focus this year appears to be on software innovations, particularly Samsung’s new AI initiatives.

Recently unveiled, Galaxy AI is described as a comprehensive mobile AI experience for Galaxy devices. Although specific details are limited, Samsung indicates that Galaxy AI will drive features related to communication, productivity, and creativity upon its early 2024 launch.

The timing strongly suggests that Galaxy AI will make its debut with the Galaxy S24 line, introducing an AI enhancement not present in its predecessor Galaxy phones. One of the teased Galaxy AI capabilities is the AI Live Translate Call, offering real-time audio and text translations during phone calls made through Samsung’s native calling app. Noteworthy is the on-device processing, ensuring private translations, a departure from cloud-based solutions.

Similar to Bixby

Galaxy AI appears to share similarities with Bixby, Samsung’s six-year-old digital assistant, but with better features. Bixby is expected to continue managing Samsung’s connected home devices, while Galaxy AI takes centre stage as the AI interface for Galaxy phones.

Considering Qualcomm’s AI phone demonstrations and Samsung’s claims regarding the Exynos 2400, generative AI could emerge as a standout feature for Galaxy AI. Drawing inspiration from technologies like ChatGPT, known for creating text, images, video, and more from prompts, Samsung may integrate user-friendly generative AI directly into Galaxy S24 cameras, messaging apps, and other functionalities.

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how ethical marketing solutions are changing the game, ET BrandEquity

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Today’s environmentally conscious consumers pay more attention to companies that demonstrate shared moral beliefs and improve people’s lives. Besides their positive social impact, these business practices allow companies to establish emotional bonds with their audience, thereby gaining a competitive advantage. Ethical and sustainable practices within the brand messaging and marketing campaigns of businesses will attract customers with certain mindsets, create loyal customers, and ensure long-term business success.

This fundamental shift is based on the notion that ethics is a set of moral principles that guide both individuals and organizations. Beyond merely conveying information, ethical advertising stands for equity, justice, and truth in both messaging and the user experience. Ethical marketing strives to preserve human dignity in addition to being genuine and honest. Within this ethical system, influencer marketing emerges as an ever-changing factor in narrative creation. Brands can convey their ethical message more effectively when they collaborate with influencers who embrace their dedication to sustainability. Influencers diversify the target demographic for sustainable advertising while acting as true advocates, strengthening the relationship between the business and its consumers.

Importance of Ethical Marketing

Ethical marketing positively influences consumers, building trust and loyalty and creating a good reputation for the company. Consumers, in most cases, favour brands that adopt healthy and eco-conscious marketing. Ethical marketing involves planning the implications of decision-making based on fraudulent strategies that may cause damage to confidence, reputation, lawsuits, and loss of money. In the modern world, businesses utilizing questionable means are more likely to deal with negative PR as a result of the magnified effect of social media.

However, sustainable advertising through ethical means is fruitful. Sustainable marketing helps society and the environment and promotes a “win-win” situation. Influencer marketing is an addition to this effect that multiplies it by promoting sustainable advertising in an

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CEO of ‘Fortnite’ game maker casts Google as a ‘crooked’ bully in testimony

SAN FRANCISCO — Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney on Monday portrayed Google as a ruthless bully that resorts to shady tactics to protect a predatory payment system.

His portrayal came in testimony in an antitrust trial focused on Epic Games’ attempt to upend Google’s store for Android phone apps.

Sweeney’s more than two-hour stint on the witness…

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Google and Taito’s AR Space Invaders game is out now on Android and iOS

I’m not sure if World Defense is going to skyrocket into a Pokémon Go-sized hit, but the core concept of blasting a virtual alien by pointing your phone at the world around you seems like it could be fun. The game seems like it could be a good showcase of Google’s ARCore technology, which helps power the game. And you can take a silly AR selfie in a Space Invaders-themed outfit, so there’s that.

But we’ll have to wait and see if there’s enough to Space Invaders: World Defense to keep people interested after the novelty wears off. If you want to check the game out, you can get it on Google Play and the App Store.

Update July 18th, 12:21AM ET: The app is out now on iOS.

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Top 5 Android and iOS apps of the week: Mood & receipt tracking, and a cyberpunk game

As usual, we have tried each of these apps out for you to ensure that there is nothing to be suspicious of. If you’re looking to dip your toes into the app bargain bin, be sure to check out our free apps of the week edition which has plenty of apps and games — for free!

Neopunk (Android)

Set in a dystopian future where all hope seems to have been lost, you play the role of the protagonist—an agender mercenary who has decided to climb up the career ladder by moving into Kaanalos City. This is not a forgiving city, where the seedy underbelly reeks of criminal overlords and lawlessness. As a mercenary, you find yourself knee-deep in trouble after being summoned to solve a murder.

You eventually find out that things are not what they seem, and it is a pretty open world in the sense that you can spend most, if not all, of your time, investigating different leads to solve the mysteries. However, Neopunk’s game design offers a way to explore other aspects. Things begin to get interesting as you interact with the numerous local characters.

  • Price: $2.99 / Ads: None / In-app purchases: None / Account required: None

Somehow, the gig economy is still well and alive in Neopunk, where you can even deliver pizza to help support yourself. The graphics are decent enough to make you believe in the environment, but you can forget about the ray-traced beauty of Cyberpunk 2077 and rely on simple animation and lovely hand-drawn portraits when interacting with others. The range of enemies is wide-ranging from mutants to robots. Overall, the game might take a few hours to complete, but it is nice to revisit different areas once you’re done and see what else can be

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