Five to Try: UberEats puts meals on wheels, otonMail encrypts your email

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 18 Mar 2016

Between the Samsung Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 ge the G5, there’s a lot of exciting Android hardware coming out right now—but you don’t need a new phone to dig into some fun useful new apps. Our latest Five to Try column highlights this week’s top releases, which are led by Uber’s new food delivery app, UberEats, as well as the long-awaited Android app for encrypted email service, otonMail.

so, Disney Magic Kingdoms offers a colorful park-building experience, ayStation Video puts your console-bought movies TV shows on your phone, Faily Brakes turns a nightmare scenario into silly fun. l of this week’s apps are free to download, so clear a little space give ‘em a shot.


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UberEats has a selection of always-ready Instant Delivery meals that can get to you in a hurry.

Uber has thouss of cars roaming around each major city on any given day, now the company is putting some of its ridesharing fleet to a different task: delivering food from local restaurants. UberEats just launched on Android, it lets users in San Francisco, Chicago, s Angeles, Houston, Toronto get food delivered on the double, more cities are coming soon (including New York Seattle).

Instant Delivery meals are the biggest draw: Select restaurants have a daily special always ready for lunchtime hours, you can get it to your office or home in as little as 10 minutes. You can also order from a broader menu from 100+ eateries in each city, although those take a bit longer to prepare deliver. In any case, Uber’s real-time mapping lets you track your meal as it’s driven through the city towards your tummy. 


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ke many mobile clients, otonMail lets you quickly sort inbox messages with swipes.

Apple’s st against the FBI has kept the encryption debate in the spotlight during the last few weeks, it has many of us considering the security of our digital lives. If that has you rethinking how secure your everyday communication is, you might consider otonMail. The service, which has more than a million users around the world, just launched its Android app this week.

otonMail uses end-to-end encryption to protect your content from prying eyes, requires two passwords to use: One is sent to their servers to access the account, but they never see the other one, which decrypts your mailbox. The free service gives you 500MB storage limits you to 150 messages a day, although you can pay to add storage, kill restrictions, also support custom domains. 

Disney Magic Kingdoms

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Build the Disney park of your dreams… well, within freemium limitations, at least.

If you have a soft spot for Disney xar, no matter your age, then Disney Magic Kingdoms might be your ideal time-killer. It’s a streamlined simulation that tasks you with building up your own whimsical Disney park, essentially, placing rides attractions while keeping guests happy. You’ll also need to ward off evil spells from Maleficent as you gradually exp the bounds of your kingdom.

ke a lot of freemium games, Disney Magic Kingdoms is mired in busywork: You’ll tap menu buttons to begin tasks then wait for them to finish, with little to do in the meantime. Of course, you’re welcome to spend money to make things happen faster, but that can quickly become an expensive black hole of despair. You’re better off playing it slowly steadily as you amass allies like ody -E savor the glossy, cartoonish graphics.

ayStation Video

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Navigation can be a bit clunky, but the Video app fills a hole for ayStation console owners.

Is a ayStation 4 or ayStation 3 the nexus of your home media center? Then you might be pleased to hear that Sony has finally released a ayStation Video app that works on a wide variety of phones—not just its own. th the Video app, now you can tap into movies TV episodes that you buy or rent from the ayStation Store, meaning your digital library from your home console is now available in your pocket. And anything you buy or rent on the phone will then be accessible on your console.

If you don’t use a ayStation at home for media rentals purchases, then the point is probably moot: You probably won’t find anything on ayStation Video that isn’t also on the ay Store, for example. And curiously, support for the ayStation Vue streaming TV service—which just spread nationwide this week—appears to be broken in the current version. Still, this is a hy app for any ayStation devotees to have. 

Faily Brakes

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Most attempts end swiftly spectacularly. Good luck.

In real life, trying to comm a car with busted brakes is a life-or-death nightmare situation. But in Faily Brakes, it’s both frantic fun as you try to maneuver through the trees, around cars, over rivers. Here, the goal isn’t to try bring the car to a safe stop, but rather to keep cruising for as long as you can without a nasty collision.

It’s tough, but in the endearing sort of way that makes you want to play over over again, much like with the recent Thumb Drift. rt of the appeal comes with the exaggerated crash animation that follows each collision, which you can slow down snap screenshots of, plus Faily Brakes has a y Road-like rewards system that earns you other cars to comm.