Andrew HaywardContributor, Greenbot

Andrew Hayward is a Chicago-based games, apps, and gadgets writer whose work has been featured in more than 70 publications. He's also a work-at-home dad to an unruly four-year-old.

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Five to Try: Candy Crush begins a Jelly Saga, and NBC's Seeso streams funny TV

CES week is all about gadgets, but some new Android apps are worth exploring too.


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The 10 best paid Android games of 2015

Forget freemium: pay once to enjoy each of these excellent games from the past year.


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Five to Try: Scribblenauts Unlimited offers open-ended fun, and Habitica gamifies your to-do list

One last look at the latest Android apps and games before 2016 rolls around.


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The 10 best free Android games of 2015

Here are the year's most awesome games that don't require your cash to play.


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Five to Try: Yahoo Video Guide sorts streaming options, plus A Good Snowman is Hard to Build

Here's a look at the latest Android apps and games worth checking out.


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Five to Try: Google's Santa Tracker delivers cheer, and Cardboard Camera turns photos into VR

Here's a look at all the Android apps you can't miss this week.


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Extend your Android Wear watch's battery life with these quick tips

Here's a handful of small tweaks that can add hours' more use between charges.


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Five to Try: Horizon Chase is a rad retro racer, and Dragon Anywhere delivers pro-level dictation

Load up with the latest Android apps and games before Thanksgiving rolls around.


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Anki Overdrive review: Robot race cars are as cool as they sound

It's an impressive connected toy for the family, although the optional expansions muddle the fun.

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Five to Try: YouTube Music and Apple Music put their own unique spin on the streaming formula

Music launches lead the week, but there are other Android app releases worth exploring too.


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Apple Music feels at home on Android, but it's missing a few things

Far from a quick-and-dirty iOS port, the music service looks and acts like a proper Android app.

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Five to Try: The New York Times gets into VR, and Octodad serves up wacky fun

Grab these hot new Android apps and get the weekend started off right.


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The best cheap Cardboard VR viewer is… Mattel's View-Master?

It looks like a toy, but this sturdy phone-based VR viewer is ideal for the whole family.


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Five to Try: YouTube Red kills the ads, and The Walking Dead tries strategic slaying

Get the spooky weekend started early with the Play Store's top new apps and games.

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Five to Try: Instagram's Boomerang tosses out loopy clips, and Prune is a peaceful puzzler

Grab the latest and greatest apps and games from the Play Store.