Best adult apps in VR

30 June 2017

Finding adult apps for VR is easy, finding awesome adult apps in VR can be more difficult.

Porn in VR is all over the place these days. In fact, all you have to do is a quick Google search and you’ll find plenty of websites and apps that can give you what you’re looking for. Not all adults apps are awesome though. So instead of slogging through the internet and hoping you find an awesome app, we’ve done the work for you. Below you’ll find the best apps in VR for adult entertainment.


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What’s the one app you can’t live without?

You wipe the sand off your eyelids and slowly open your tired eyes. Your lips are parched and cracked. How long have I been out? You look around and see only the blue of the rolling ocean and the yellow, dirty sand. What’s the last thing I remember? A boat. A crash. And nothing.

You look down and in your hand is a phone. A waterproof phone. You press the power button and, miraculously, it turns on! What’s my password again? You rifle through your confused state for a memory. The password — you have it. You unlock it and there’s only one app on your home screen — but it’s your favorite app! You can’t wait to use it every moment of every day as your body wastes away on this forgotten hellscape somewhere in the Pacific.

So — what is that app?

Daniel Bader

Is it sad that the first app that popped into my head was Newton, my favorite email client? I need to get out more.

Seriously, though, I thought about what my priorities are on this damn thing I call a pocket supercomputer, and if there was only one app I could open (and use, with magical island cellular service) for the rest of my days it would probably be Audible. I know, that sounds ridiculous, but I love listening to audiobooks, and with the vast wealth of human knowledge and burgeoning ideas at my fingertips until the day I die, I could probably stand to walk around aimlessly while chomping on coconuts as I pored through every Master and Commander novel or, the masochist I am, Infinite Jest.

Andrew Martonik

Do I have a data connection? If this is some kind of magical island in the middle of nowhere but with LTE (hey, it’s a hypothetical question, so why not?), my app of choice is Chrome. There are lots of one-task specialized apps I could pick, but if I only get one, it’s going to be an app that can get so much done — that’s Chrome for me.

Sure I’d prefer to do most things in a separate purpose-built app, and the mobile web still isn’t great. But if I have a phone and only Chrome, I can get a whole lot more accomplished — and in a variety of different areas — than with any other single app.

Jen Karner

To start with I have a few questions that need to be answered. Do I have signal? What does my power look like? Do I have unlimited data? Yes. These are the first questions that pop into my head because I am totally that guy.

If I could access any app, and have the ability to use it forever somehow, but was unable to call for help I’d probably go with Google Drive or Spotify. Writing fiction is my hobby, but music keeps me alive. If I can have social media though, I’m going with Facebook because then I could get someone to come rescue me. Hello location services!

Florence Ion

Snapchat, duh. I’m gonna monetize the heck out of this desert island situation. I’m going to do for lonely island memes what Tom Hanks did to volleyballs. Of course, from there, I’m hoping that my husband will send someone to come get me, since I know the first place he’ll look for me to see whether I’m still alive is my social media channels.

And, hey, you can’t tell me there isn’t LTE on this island! If everyone else can take this fantasy to where they want it to go, mine is going to take place in the far future, where Facebook and Google have brought Internet to even the most isolated parts of the world. This is the future we’re headed for, sheeple. Might as well embrace our new corporate robot overloads and pray that they come rescue us when we stray from the pack.

Ara Wagoner

On a desert island, you’re going to have limited recharging potential, no internet, and a metric crap-ton of time to kill. Even if none of things were true, the only app I need on my phone to keep me sane and happy is Google Play Music. Let’s face it, if I’m gonna last more than five minutes on an island before I start talking to myself and going completely insane, I’m gonna need some music. Does this app have a lot of bugs and UI glitches that need fixing? You bet your apps, it does! But it’s the music service I bought into over five years ago and for better or worse, it’s the one I’ll be using for the foreseeable future.

If I’m on a desert island with no signal, I won’t have access to my cloud library, but that’s okay. I’m always prepared for long, offline listening sessions, in fact my favorite way to use Google Play Music is in Downloaded Only mode. By carefully curating what I keep downloaded on Google Play Music, I can shuffle through parts of my library that I want to listen to often, rather than sorting through the thousand and thousands of songs in my entire library.

That said, good Google does Play Music need some overhauling.

Alex Dobie

Let’s face it — in a desert island situation, you’re going to have a lot of time to kill. And so I’d turn to my go-to time-killing app, Pocket Casts. Assuming I had time to preload a decent selection of shows before the start of my tropical predicament (or I was somehow able to fashion working Wi-Fi out of rope and coconut shells) I’d be able to keep myself entertained until rescue arrived.

I listen to a lot of podcasts when I travel, and I usually load up a few hours — at least — of ‘casts in Pocket Casts before any long-haul flights. The app also plays nicely with external storage, and has lots of handy options for helping clear out shows to save storage. (Because where are you gonna buy more SD cards on a desert island?)

Harish Jonnalagadda

I’m not setting foot on a boat again. I never really liked traveling by water, and three days in Venice reinforced that belief. But if I somehow ended up stranded on a deserted island and I had my phone with me, I would immediately start typing away on Simplenote. The app doesn’t need to be connected to the internet, and it has a minimalist interface that’s great for writing.

Also, a desert island is the perfect setting for a novel. For one thing, there wouldn’t be any distractions. Get ready for a Robinson Crusoe-style epic, albeit one chronicling the misadventures of a terribly uncoordinated man. In the meantime, I’m picking up a solar-powered battery bank. It may take forever to charge, but time tends to lose all meaning on an island in the middle of nowhere.

Marc Lagace

Ok, so this question is hard, because there’s a number of scenarios and factors that still need to be addressed. If I somehow miraculously had an internet signal on this desert island, I’d definitely want my favorite social media app Instagram so I could update my Instagram story with S.O.S. messages. Sadly, no one would bother to watch them and I’d be stuck on the island for several more years — but at least I’d also have a never-ending stream of pretty pictures to look.

If in a much more realistic scenario there’s no internet… but the phone will never run out of I’ve fashioned myself a solar-powered phone charger out of some coconuts (OK, not entirely realistic), I would definitely want to see a favorite time-killing game that I could play offline for hours on end… Rollercoaster Tycoon: Classic!

Your turn

What are your desert island apps? Would you stay by reading, writing, listening to music, or playing games?

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Belting out your favorite tunes in the shower is a time-honored tradition, and nothing feels as good as hitting those high notes (even if you are a little flat) as you’re scrubbing up and getting ready for the day. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some accompaniment, so you’re not always singing alone? As funny as it would be to hire a full band to serenade you as you soap yourself up each morning, a Bluetooth speaker may be more practical.

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Of course, waterproof Bluetooth speakers don’t typically come cheap, and lots of them have some fancy features that you just don’t need for your daily showers. Relax. Android Central Offers is here to help.

Right now, through Android Central Digital Offers you can pick up a waterproof Bluetooth speaker for only $9.99! It’s quick and easy to pair up with your phone or computer, so you can listen to music while taking a steamy shower without having to take your expensive device into the bathroom with you. The suction cup back on this Bluetooth speaker means it can be used in any shower and is easily removable, so you can take it with you on your vacations and business trips!

Next time you hold a concert in your shower, and you’re using your shower head as a microphone, make sure you have this great waterproof Bluetooth speaker backing you up so you can really rock out!

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HTC hasn’t announced a price drop for the HTC Vive, but Amazon has just cut the price of HTC’s VR platform by $50, bringing the price down to $749. We’re not sure how long this price cut will last, but … Read More

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You don’t have to spend $100 on a battery pack, but when you do, you get what you pay for.

I’m not one to spend a lot of time thinking about a battery pack, especially one that costs $100. But Nomad’s well-designed, beautifully-made, rugged Powerpack may just be worth spending that extra cash on. Here’s why.

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The basics

The Powerpack comes in one flavor, a 9000mAh rounded rectangle brick covered in a thick polycarbonate housing and, along the edges, a TPU rubber casing. It’s basically the same material you’d find on an Otterbox Defender case, but protecting a battery instead of, well, a more expensive battery.

It’s a chunky thing, but portable, with a solidity that I find eludes all but the most expensive power banks from companies like Anker and Zagg. On one side of the unit is a series of buttons, ports and LED indicators, and that’s where the fun begins. This is not some legacy battery pack that trickle-charges using Micro-USB. No, this is USB-C, and the future is awesome.

There are two USB-C ports and fast charging on board, so consider yourself future-proofed.

Specifically, there are three ports:

  • USB-C “In” at 3.0A
  • USB-C “Out” at 3.0A
  • USB-A “Out” at 2.4A

Why have two separate USB-C ports for input and output? Because Nomad believes that you may want to do so-called passthrough charging overnight — recharging the Powerpack itself from a wall adapter while charging your phone with the battery. It’s all very useful in theory, but the real benefit here comes from having two high-ampere ports in both modern varieties of charger — USB-C and USB-A.

The former supports Adaptive Fast Charging, a Qualcomm technology offered by most smartphones today. When topping up using a USB-C to USB-C cable, the brick will vary between 5V / 3A, 9V / 2A, and 12V / 2A depending on the level of the phone’s battery. The USB-A port doesn’t offer fast charge, but can be used simultaneously if you have a second phone, tablet, or even a Chromebook.

At 9000mAh, the battery should be enough to get you through multiple full phone charges, or a combination of phone and tablet. Nomad claims that it uses high-quality Panasonic batteries, and while I didn’t manage to measure the exact capacity of the cell, I was able to get roughly two and a half full charges of my 3000mAh Galaxy S8 before the battery died, so the number appears to be within the specified range, taking overhead and heat loss into account.

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As a compact charger, I really couldn’t ask for too much more. I am so happy I can finally leave my Micro-USB cables behind when traveling with a battery pack, and I feel confident knowing that, if dropped, the unit’s rugged exterior will not damage the components within.

A Tile upon your houses

One of the more interesting inclusions in Nomad’s Powerpack, and one that goes along with the company’s shrewd history of partnerships (it exclusively uses Chicago’s Horween leather tannery for its wallets and phone cases), is support for Tile.

A few years ago, Tile raised $2.6 million on Selfstarter to fund what was then a novel concept: a small, passive, Bluetooth-powered tracker that, when in range of a connected phone, would play a tune to help locate whatever its keyring hole was attached to. I backed a set of four Tiles and put them in everything from wallets to bags to overseas luggage, and while I truly enjoyed using them, when they ran out of juice a year later I decided not to spend the $40 or so to replace them.

Tile’s crowdfunding campaign kickstarted an industry of Bluetooth trackers, but it’s still the best.

Nomad’s Powerpack is the first third-party accessory with Tile support, and in rekindling my love for the brand and the idea, I discovered that the company’s incredibly ambitious plan of creating a network of Bluetooth trackers that, should a product be lost or stolen, talk to phones in the area to help locate them, is actually working.

See, Tile uses the increasingly common Bluetooth LE standard to constantly send out a low-level “ping” while the battery is intact. The idea of creating this network is to create a network of Tile users that, in theory, inform the original owner of the location of something that is out of Bluetooth range. Say my bike gets stolen with a Tile attached to its chassis. Another Tile owner walks by the warehouse in which it’s being stored and, thanks to the 40-foot range of Bluetooth LE, informs the person of its new location.

When I added the Powerbank to my existing Tile account, it told me that nearly 5,000 other Tile owners are “nearby,” though it’s unclear how the app determines proximity. Either way, it’s encouraging to know that there’s a chance, however small, that I could recover something lost because of this growing network.

Back to this device, Tile support on a large battery pack may not seem inherently intuitive, but there’s method to this madness. When traveling with the Powerpack, it’s often with very important and expensive tech, including my laptop, phone(s), headphones, camera equipment and more. If the presence of the Powerpack inside the bag makes it even remotely easier to find should it get stolen or go missing, the inclusion is worth it.

Tile support isn’t a reason to buy the Powerpack, but it justifies the higher cost.

The Tile app for Android is simple to a fault. After setting up an account, you use the Tile button on the Powerpack to initiate pairing and, once complete, the app is able to locate the battery and usher in a little tune to increase the odds.

The benefit to Tile living inside something like the Powerpack is that in trading size for convenience, you end up with a tracker that will likely never run out of batteries (since the damn thing is a battery). I may not use it all that often, but I am comforted by its presence, and impressed with its reliability.

Should you buy it?

At $99.95, the Powerpack is double the price of most 9000mAh battery packs, and I can’t say for certain whether those contain cells of any lower quality. But I continue to be thoroughly impressed by Nomad’s attention to detail, and the quality of its products. I love the size, heft and overall design of the Powerpack, and appreciate the little things, like the ambient light-sensing charging LEDs that lower in brightness with the dimness of the environment.

I like that I can stick the thing in a bag with a single USB-C to USB-C cable and feel reassured about being able to use my phone for a few days at a time. And I enjoy that every time I’ve needed to contact Nomad about a replacement product in the past I’ve received a response, and a brand new unit, within a few days.

Sometimes you end up paying not just for the product but the accompanying brand, and the promise of that brand, and the “Nomad tax” is a premium I’m happy to continue paying for.

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Google is testing a new app in the Philippines aimed at helping users keep better tabs on their data.

Data is currency in the developing world, and with so little of it, your time on the internet is relative to your ability to top off. That’s why Google’s launched an experimental app to help those particular users in regions of the world where data is most crucial. The app is called Triangle and it’s being tested in the Philippines.

Per TechCrunch, the app is, in essence, a data saver suite. You can use it to check on current data usage and ban certain apps from even logging on to your connection in the first place. You can also check your prepaid balance, or use the app to try new apps without it counting against your allowance. Google is also offering extra data if you choose to use only certain apps. Note that some features are limited by carrier.

Google knows that for Android to be considered the de facto mobile operating system in the developing world, it has to offer an edge over its competitors. In this case, it’s providing a helping hand to guide those with severe data limits towards a more smartphone-reliant, connected life.

You can check out the app in the Play Store, but you can only download it if you’re in the Philippines.

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How do I fix my Daydream controller?

There isn’t a lot that can go wrong with Google Daydream, due in no small part to the way it gets used, but when something does happen it’s usually a problem with the controller. This tiny accessory is a Bluetooth controller with directional sensors so Daydream knows where it is positioned in space, and while that’s incredibly cool it also means Bluetooth bugs can mess up a gaming session.

Here’s how to deal with the most common Daydream controller issues, so you’re quickly able to jump back into your VR world!

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Android Pay gets another partner in Canada.


Android Pay may not have had the all-encompassing support of the Canadian banks that Apple Pay did, but Google continues to add partners to the mobile payment platform.

This week, American Express cardholders can now add their credit and charge cards to the service, augmenting the existing Visa, MasterCard and Interac support that came earlier in June.

While popular banks like CIBC, BMO, Scotiabank, PC Financial, Desjardins, National Bank, and soon Tangerine, are on board, Canada’s two most popular consumer banks, TD Canada Trust and RBC Royal Bank, are nowhere to be found, subsisting on their own considerably less useful in-app mobile payment solutions.

In the meantime, AMEX cards — which are still not accepted at many small businesses across the country — are free to tap, tap, tap.

How to set up Android Pay in Canada

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Keep your OnePlus 5 protected with a case!

After months of hype, the OnePlus 5 is finally here! Whether you’re waiting for your new phone to arrive in the mail or you’ve got it in your hand, we’re sure you’re marveling at it’s gorgeous, all-metal design.

If you’re hoping to keep your OnePlus 5 in immaculate condition, your best bet is a quality case. At launch, OnePlus itself actually offers the best cases available, but we’ve rounded up a few cheaper options from Amazon. We’ll be sure to keep this list updated as more cases become available

OnePlus protective cases

Assuming you bought your phone through the OnePlus website, you would have seen some of what it has to offer for OnePlus 5. As expected, you can buy some pretty cool style swap covers, which are essentially shell cases designed by OnePlus which are available in Sandstone, Ebony Wood, Carbon Fiber, and Rosewood finishes.

The are super slim cases that add little bulk to your phone, offering just enough around back to level off the camera bump. The wood cases are backed with a layer of Kevlar, the Karbon is all Kevlar, and the Sandstone case is made of reliable PC plastic. They come in at $20 for Sandstone, and $25 for the wood varieties.

Check out the OnePlus accessories page to find some cases that are bundled with earbuds, screen protectors, and more.

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Otterbox Case

OnePlus is also offering an Otterbox case through their website. If you know your phone needs a bit of added protection from yourself, the rugged two-piece design here will fit the bill. And at $30, it won’t break the bank too badly.

It actually got a pretty unique construction from other Otterbox cases I’ve seen, with stylish cutouts on the PC shell around the bottom. This look really shines with the red and black color option, with the black TPU cutting through the red shell for a nice effect. For a slim yet rugged case from a trusted brand, you can’t go wrong with this Otterbox case for the OnePlus 5.

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Orzly FlexiCase

If you’re looking for a simple case to keep your OnePlus 5 protected, Orzly has got you covered. Their FlexiCase is made from flexible TPU material and is available in clear and black.

It’s a really simple design, with the clear case offering that “barely there” look and feel. There are precise cutouts around the dual camera and flash setup, the alert slider, and the USB-C charging ports, while the power and volume buttons are covered but accessible. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a cheap, basic case for under $10.

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Mangix Ultra Slim case

Spigen hasn’t come out with anything yet for the OnePlus 5, but that hasn’t stopped other brands from knocking off their Rugged Armor case design. This isn’t a bad thing since there’s a lot to love about the design here.

Made of lightweight TPU, this case is flexible with interesting carbon fiber pattern near the top and bottom on the back, which is a nice accent. Speaking of accents, there’s a cutout on the back for no other purpose other than to show off the OnePlus logo. Available in your choice of four colors, this is a great choice for under $10.

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Are you even still using the social network?

Look, I’d never go up to a six-year-old kid and say, bluntly, “I forgot it was your birthday.” That would probably melt the child’s heart enough to warrant at least a year of therapy when he hits college. But the truth is, I forgot that today was Google+’s birthday (thanks to Android Police for reminding us to send a card).

I didn’t even realize that it’s been around six years. Will it make it to 10?

Part of the reason I’m not as engaged with Google+ as I used to be years ago is that the feature I was most excited about has been effectively removed from the social network. Google Photos is its own thing now, and the photo albums and sharing features I loved in Google+’s heydays are better than ever before.

But the social network is still ripe with thriving communities, whether they be photographers, cooks or Pokémon enthusiasts. Google is still encouraging its developers to get involved in the social network, too, and it even redesigned the site late last year to give it a bit of a bump.

Tell us: are you still using Google+? And will you blow a candle out in honor of the social network?

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