Andrew HaywardContributor, Greenbot

Andrew Hayward is a Chicago-based games, apps, and gadgets writer whose work has been featured in more than 50 publications. He's also a work-at-home dad to a wild toddler.

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Five to Try: Angry Birds 2 finally arrives, and send self-destructing messages with Kaboom

Don't get lost in the Play Store: here are the new Android apps and games you need to check out this week.

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How to make your Android device safe for kids

Let your kids learn and play on your phone or tablet without fear of stumbling into risqué content—or mucking up your stuff.

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Five to Try: Pac-Man is back in Championship Edition DX, and Jet arrives to take on Amazon

Load up on this week's most exciting new Android apps and games.

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Five to Try: HBO Now finally hits Android, and This War of Mine is a gripping tale of survival

All the new apps and games you need to beat (or enjoy) the heat this weekend.

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How to get started with Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Want to strap your smartphone to your face? It's cheap and relatively easy.

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Five to Try: The Star Wars app stokes fandom, and Alphabear is a clever, charming word game

Refresh your device with our picks for the top new Android apps and games.

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Five to Try: Vainglory delivers mobile MOBA action, and stream the Tour de France

Before the holiday begins, load your phone with the hottest new Android apps and games.

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Five to Try: Microsoft Office hits phones, and Geometry Wars 3 is a blast

Work, play, and prospective dog friends: our roundup of new Android apps has it all.

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Five to Try: Photoshop Mix enables easy image merging, and FireWhip hurts so good

This week's Play Store highlights include productivity apps—but also plenty of fun, too.

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Five to Try: PBS Video delivers loads of free TV, and Brickies updates the brick-breaker

These are the new and updated Android apps worth digging into this week.

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Five to Try: Final Fantasy Tactics hits Android, and Imgur makes wasting time even easier

It's mostly games and entertainment this week, but that's a nice change of pace.

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Five to Try: Google Photos gets smart and unlimited, plus Periscope's easy video streaming

Also Inbox by Gmail opens up wide, and a new Tomb Raider game hits Android.

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The best Google Cardboard VR apps

Games, concerts, and other immersive virtual reality experiences—and many are available for free.

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Five to Try: Hexy Launcher shakes up your app grid, plus the only Sunburn you'll actually enjoy

Here are the new Android apps you need to check out this week.

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Five to Try: Microsoft's Hyperlapse video app, and Snake Rewind revives a mobile classic

Here's a fresh batch of Android apps and games to explore this week.