5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

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Welcome to the 210th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:

  • Pokemon Go might get some new features soon. The developers acknowledged that playing games on AR is rough. You spend all your time looking at your phone. The new feature could include audio cues. That way you know when Pokemon are around, where Poke Stops are, etc. There is talk that it might be a hallmark feature in the follow-up game to Pokemon Go.
  • The classic infinite runner Into the Dead is getting a sequel. Into the Dead 2 is launching to the Play Store on October 13th. The new game will contain 60 levels across seven chapters. Most of the mechanical elements should be similar to the first game. It’s available for pre-registering on Google Play right now.
  • Chainfire released a new website this week for root users. The site is a spot for devs, root users, etc to find stock boot and recovery images. It’s mostly stuff for Google Pixel and Samsung phones. It should expand over time to include more devices. It should also make finding such files easier for beginners and advanced users alike.
  • Google Assistant is getting some new features. At least we think so. During an APK tear down, it revealed some new information. Included is an Active Edge feature that may be similar to HTC’s phone squeezing feature. There are also hints of features like customizable short commands for Assistant. These may or may not be real, but it would be cool if they were.
  • Minecraft’s long awaited Better Together update is out. The game allows for cross-platform play between console, PC, and mobile. Namely, it works on Xbox, Windows 10, VR, and mobile devices. In addition, they added a bunch of other items to the game. They also announced that the game is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

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Codex of Victory is a new strategy game. The game is a hybrid of a classic strategy game and a kingdom builder. You build bases, upgrade units, and conduct combat against the enemy. It features a story-driven, single player campaign mode. The developers also boast 20 hours of single player campaign, over 25 units to build and upgrade, and more. The levels are also randomly generated. That means no two playthroughs are alike. It runs $4.49, but has no in-app purchases or advertising.

Reverse Dictionary is a simple dictionary app. It helps you figure out a word that you can’t think of. You simply type letters of the word, a phrase describing it, or synonyms of the word. The app then attempts to tell you what word you were looking for. It features a light, simple design. The app also does work pretty well. Otherwise, it’s a simple little app that shouldn’t take up too much space on your phone. It’s completely free with no ads and no in-app purchases.
Reverse Dictionary

Stormbound: Kingdom Wars is an indie strategy-puzzle game. You play battles on a checkerboard. Your goal is to make to the other side and assault your enemy’s stronghold. It features card-collecting mechanics as well. You collect various units to use in battle. It features single player options, multiplayer options, a bunch of cards to collect, and more. The art style is a little typical of indie games. We’re not going to complain because that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It is a freemium game, though.

Mint Browser is a newer browser app. It boasts a heavy emphasis on privacy and security. That includes an Incognito+ mode. It allows you to keep a separate (and encrypted) set of notes, bookmarks, and browser history. The app also includes fingerprint scanner support. Tor support, local weather, and an Opera-style Speed Dial feature. In terms of browsing, it does good enough to be good. The base app is free to download. The pro version runs for $1.49 as an in-app purchase.
Mint Browser

Terra Battle 2 is the latest game from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. It features a deep and prominent story line. There are also various improvements from the first game. It features a unique puzzle-style battle system, a world map to explore, and you can even move the bad guys around. The game is suffering from some control issues and the occasional bug. However, we assume fixes are coming sooner rather than later.

If we missed any big Android apps or games news, tell us about them in the comments! You can also hit me up on Twitter if you want to suggest an app for this segment. Thank you for reading, we’ll see you next week!

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You Shouldn’t Be Your Own Registered Agent

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If you’re not familiar with the term, a registered agent receives important legal and tax documents on behalf of a business in a given state. This includes important mail sent by the state (annual reports or statements), state tax documents, as well as any Notices of Litigation.

Individuals can act as a registered agent for a business. If you have a physical address in the state where you incorporate or foreign qualify, you could name yourself as the agent. While it may be tempting to take on this role for yourself, here are five reasons why you should think twice:

1. The registered agent must have a physical address in the state of incorporation or qualification: A registered agent is required to have a physical address in the state; post office boxes and private rented mailboxes won’t suffice. If you incorporated or formed an LLC in Delaware, but you live in California and your company is physically located in California, this means you cannot serve as a registered agent in Delaware. In this case, you’ll need to use a professional third party as your registered agent in Delaware.

2. Your company does business in multiple states: When you register your company to conduct business in other states besides where you incorporated, you’ll need a registered agent in each of those states (unless you have physical offices in each state).

3. You don’t maintain normal business hours: The registered agent needs to be available during normal business hours to accept important documents from the state. If you set your own hours or aren’t tied to an office (i.e. you’re a real estate agent or landscaper), you should consider a third party service so you never miss an important communication from the state.

4. Your address is likely to change: A registered agent’s address must always stay current in the state records. Any changes to the address require a formal state filing, which is often accompanied by a fee. By using a professional third party service as your registered agent, you never have to worry about updating the state records – no matter how many times you move over the years.

5. The registered agent’s address is of public record: Since the registered agent’s address is publicly available, anyone has access to it… including marketers, mailing lists, and spammers. Registered agents often receive unsolicited junk mail for their business. If you wish to keep your company or personal address information confidential, opt for a third party registered agent. You’ll get an extra layer of privacy and won’t have to deal with as much unsolicited mail.

While a registered agent may seem like a trivial formality, it actually plays an important role in receiving communications and keeping your corporation or LLC in good standing. The last thing you want is to miss an important filing date or fail to respond to a litigation notice because you didn’t receive the notice on time.

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