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Android App Reviews

SmartShift Lockscreen automates lock screen profiles based on time, location, or events [App Reviews]

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Aside from replacing the home screen, I really haven’t made any changes to my Galaxy Nexus. But the customizer and tinkerer within me can’t help but be intrigued by SmartShift Lockscreen, an Andr…

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AppBrain Ad Detector exposes apps that spam ads and have questionable privacy permissions

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I recently reviewed an app that some readers expressed concerns about permission requests and its use of ads in the notification window. While I often warn about checking permissions prior to installing, I wa…

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Awesome Wallpaper is a gallery app filled with awesome wallpapers for Android [Review]

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Androinica.com recently reviewed the Best Android wallpaper apps and highlighted the best apps that offer wallpapers for phones and tablets. Had the article been published a few weeks later, it would have in…

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Productivity

Notifier sends custom notes/reminders to your notification bar [App Reviews]

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Between the long list of to-do list apps, task managers, alarms, and calendar options, there’s really no excuse for forgetting something. Unless someone’s excuse is that all those app types jus…

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Call Actions & Reminders provides post-call shortcuts & reminders on future calls [App Reviews]

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After ending a phone call on most Android devices, your choices are to redial that number or add the person to a contact. However, it’s far more likely that you’ll need to make a note or document some…

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Andmade Share reorders app list in Android “Share” function, shares to multiple apps

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The Android Share function is one of the most useful features of the Android OS, but it’s not perfect. There are probably times you’d like to share to multiple Android apps at once, or perhaps you&#…

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Lightbox – Android’s Answer to Instagram [App Review]

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We’ve talked about Lightbox before, but now it’s out of beta and looking to compete for your retro and 8-bit pictures. While Lightbox has a lot of downloads (more than 1 million), it doesn’t…

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Lookout Ad Network Detector Brings More Transparency to Android Advertising

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Lookout Labs continues to do their best to keep up with the aggressive malware and adware creators in the Android ecosystem. Hot off the heels of releasing the well-received beta Push Ad Detector a few weeks ago…

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Dropbox adds auto-upload for photos & videos, removes file size limits and Apps on SD storage

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Snap a photo, save a photo. It’s that simple in the latest version of cloud storage and sync service Dropbox, which has added the ability to automatically upload photos and videos directly from your Andr…

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Box offers 50 GB of FREE cloud storage, revamps Android app for collaboration & ICS

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Cloud storage and sharing service Box is undergoing some major transformations. The company has dropped the “.net” from its name and changed the design of its popular Android app (more than 500,…

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Finance

Calculations 4.0 does basic math, converts measurements and currency exchange rates on the fly [App Reviews]

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Calculations 4.0 is more than just an app that adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides. It is a tool that can perform those tasks quickly, but it also is a solid app for quickly grabbing info for information tha…

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Air Display turns Android tablets into second monitor, control surface for PC/Mac [App Reviews]

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I’ve always been jealous of people with dual-monitor displays, especially since I do most of my work on laptop these days. My tablet has filled in some of the gaps by providing me with a secondary screen fo…

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CloudMagic for Android is a better, faster search for Gmail, Docs, Twitter, and more

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Search is the bread and butter of Google, but it’s not perfect or the only way to locate your important information. Sometimes, a third party can come in and locate the same information faster or more efficientl…

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Push Ad Detector identifies apps spamming notification window, provides opt-out options

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Last week I said that mobile security companies should focus less on trying to scare users about malware, and spend more time plugging holes that Google isn’t addressing. Mobile security firm Lookout w…

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Need to Focus on Writing on Your Tablet? Try Jotterpad HD Minimalist Word Processor

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Do you do a lot of writing on your Android tablet? Have you been looking for the perfect app to help you focus on the most important part – the writing? Whether you’re a blogger, journalist, working o…

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