In today’s Fresh Apps, check out Play Safe if you want to make sure the youngsters in your life only access what they should be accessing on your Android smartphone. We’ve also got the lowdown on Viewdini, a new video portal for Verizon Wireless subscribers. Then, get set for the weekend with Renaissance Blood THD, but only if you’ve got a top-notch Tegra 3 device on hand.
Play Safe (Free)
This new app makes it safer for your child to use your Android smartphone or tablet safely. Young children are pretty smart when it comes to mobile devices and you probably don’t want your little one deleting important data, playing with apps they shouldn’t be, or accidentally making calls.
Play Safe offers a customized front end with a selection of apps of your choosing. When it’s time to hand them the device, just activate the app and the youngster will only be able to access those apps alone and nothing else. Hold down the logo for three second and the app will exit, and in case your children discover that trick, expect that ‘feature’ to be password protected in a future update.
Viewdini is a new video portal available to Verizon Wireless subscribers. The company has partnered with TV.com and promises some of the best video content around, even though most of it comes from other providers like XFINITY, Netflix and Hulu.
Users can search for a title, topic or star’s name and Viewdini will let them know which services have mobile video for streaming, and whether it is available at no additional charge, by subscription or to rent/purchase.
Viewdini could be a handy all-in-one solution, especially on a 4G-capable tablet, and it cuts out the need to check multiple apps. As it’s free, it’s probably worth a look.
Renaissance Blood THD ($3.99)
Just watch the trailer, and you’ll see this new first-person shooter sports some amazing-looking graphics. But all that firepower comes at a cost, as this game is only for Tegra 3 tablets right now. Still, it’s a noteworthy title with dynamic environments, plenty of on-rails first-person action and an immersive storyline.
Renaissance Blood offers full support for USB controllers so tablet users don’t have to suffer with finicky touchscreen issues, which is especially handy for first person shooters. Switch between the shotgun and crossbow with a single tap, or wield the mace to destroy your foes as you travel back to the time of Da Vinci to find the final blueprint that he left behind just before his death.