Pictured above is football star Landon Donovan, who has been known to play FIFA 14 on his Samsung Galaxy S5. FIFA 14 is just one of our top picks for new and newly updated apps for June 2014. If you want to stay in the know, you’d better install these five Android apps today.
1. FIFA 14 by EA Sports
Check out the video above to see what this game looks like on mobile.
As seen being played by Landon Donovan in the image at the very top of this article, FIFA 14 is a compelling game for soccer (er, “football”) fans everywhere. The game includes officially licensed 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil national teams, kits, and even the Adidas Brazuca ball. If you want a video game that fully captures the spirit of the World Cup, this is it.
Learn more about the Yo. app in the video above.
We’ve written about Yo previously. For the initiated, Yo. is an app that lets you send a push notification to your friends that simply reads, “Yo.” That’s it. Love it or hate it, this simple app is one of the biggest apps to launch in June.
3. Level Money
Check out a handy video tutorial for Level Money in the clip above.
Update on June 20, this financial app for Android devices aims to make balancing your budget as easy as possible. The latest update addressed a ton of annoying bugs that were negatively impacting the user experience of this app.
In Level Money, you simply link your banking accounts to the app. From there, the app takes care of the hassle of budgeting, telling you how much of your total income you have left to spend. If you’re hopeless with money, or just juggling too many accounts to keep track of, this app has got your back.
Learn more about this secure, cross-platform app in the video above.
Sicher is a secure messaging app that will appeal to people who value privacy. In addition to encrypting your messages, this German-made communications app can also encrypt files and documents. The developers state that Sicher is great for privacy fans, adding that the devs”don’t send crash logs, don’t track usage statistics, don’t use any advertising engines, [and] don’t integrate social network SDKs.”
Check out the CNET video above to learn all about the IFTTT Android app.
IFTTT is an app for automating your life. Using basic “If this, then that” rules, you can program your phone to automatically complete certain tasks. You can use it to set conditions in your home based on time or location (assuming you have some cool connected devices).
Recent updates to IFTTT’s functionality include a Fitbit channel. Some of the most interesting “recipes” you can set up with IFTTT include automated Fitbit tracking in Google Sheets, getting a text when you get an email marked “urgent,” or automatically sending a SMS to someone after you miss their phone call.
For the best Android mobile experience, we recommend:
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