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Netflix and Android - chromecast, downloading, profiles - close to perfection!

Netflix and Android have always had a great relationship, but over recent years the app has really gone from strength to strength. The interface is fantastic and the feature set continues to grow in meaningful ways, making it one of my must-have apps.
The first example that comes to mind is obviously Chromecast support. Now this isn’t a Netflix exclusive option, and it is supported well in many media apps, but Netflix and Chromecast work so seamlessly well together that I struggle to think about how I survived before the pairing existed!
Next is the newly integrated ‘Download’ option, which allows users to download content and watch it on the go without a data connection.  Honestly, Netflix kicked it out of the park with this one – it could not be easier to use, it includes all the right settings (save to SD, definition quality control, etc) – and best of all it is all within the existing price brackets. I almost feel they could have charged extra for this service alone – but am ext…

Riptide GP

Today's app of the day is Riptide GP.


If you are after a console quality gaming experience on your tablet, then you can not go past Riptide GP. The graphics in this game are up there with the ps3 in terms of quality, and the gameplay is equally as high. To think that this game can be purchased for 99cents (currently on sale), when a console equivalent would cost 50 times more, is outrageous and really signifies the challenge that more traditional developers are going to face in the future as mobile gaming becomes more sophisticated!

Anyway, that aside, the best way of describing Riptide GP, is essentially to take Wipeout and mix it with Waverace. What you end up with is a fast paced, action packed jet skiing game, that is never short of great, challenging moments.

Turn off tilt control the moment you get this game - in my opinion the only way to play it is by traditional touch based steering on the right and left side of the screen.






In the words of the developer:

The premier console-quality water racing game for mobile.
=== This week only! Riptide GP is ON SALE! ===
=== Here's Why: http://BecauseWeMay.com ===
Riptide GP is the first ever console-quality water racing game for mobile, featuring super-realistic water physics, real-time reflections (dual core only), and gorgeous high-detail vehicles and environments.
Rev up your supercharged jet ski and take a wild ride through twisting canals and rivers, futuristic cityscapes, and mysterious research facilities. Skill, stunts, and speed will be your best allies as you grab massive air off huge waves, kick out death-defying tricks, and boost your jet ski to victory across a dynamic, ever-changing torrent of foam and spray.

RIPTIDE GP ENHANCED FOR TEGRA 3!
The quad-core power of NVIDIA's Tegra 3 superchip has enabled us to add even more detail and excitement to the Riptide GP experience.  Tegra 3 players get extra-high-detailed normal-mapped waves, realistic water splashes on the camera, and a dramatic motion blur effect when boosting.  Riptide GP looks even better thanks to the power of Tegra 3!

COMPATIBILITY NOTES:
Please note that Riptide GP is a processor intensive game, and requires a high-end smartphone or tablet for optimal performance.
If you do encounter a problem running the game on your device, please email the device you're using, Android OS version, and a detailed description to support@vectorunit.com, instead of just leaving it in comments. We actually respond to our support emails, and if we can't fix your problem we'll give you a refund.

WHAT THE REVIEWERS HAVE TO SAY:
"The age of console-quality Android gaming is upon us, and Riptide GP is one hell of a good start."
-- Kotaku
"It looks and sounds brilliant, and ... the tracks, unlockable craft, and wealth of modes should keep you on board for hours."
-- Pocket Gamer UK (8/10)
"If you enjoy racing games...this is a must have."
-- Droid Gamers (5/5)
"We haven’t been able to put it down. If you are looking for a mobile game with that 'wow factor' then look no further than this one."
-- Droid Life

FEATURES:
• Explore 12 futuristic water raceways
• Grab massive air and perform dramatic stunts to earn boost
• Unlock and master 6 screaming fast jet skis
• 3 game modes: Race, Hot Lap, and Championship
• Bluetooth and USB gamepad support
• Earn Achievements, post to Leaderboards, and race against your Friends' best split times with integrated OpenFeint™ support
• Easy and fun to pick up and play – delightfully challenging to master
• Created by Vector Unit, developers of the Xbox 360 hit Hydro Thunder Hurricane.

MORE INFORMATION:
Join us on Facebook, and be the first to hear about updates, download custom images, and interact with the developers:
www.facebook.com/VectorUnit
For info and announcements, please visit:
www.riptidegp.com
For support on most common issues:
www.vectorunit.com/support
Price: 99cents (on sale now), usually $1.98

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