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Android App Reviews

Best Reading List Apps for Android: Pocket vs. Readability vs. Papermill vs. Pulse

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We live in a time-shifting world. DVR’s play TV shows whenever we want, music is streamed on-demand, and reading apps allow us to bookmark articles to peruse at our pace. But which is the best app? Which re…

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Android App Reviews

CoPilot GPS offers free directions and POI search in offline map. Turn-by-turn navigation sold separately.

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Google Maps is the premiere navigation Android app on Android, but it’s not the only one. A handful of worthy alternatives exist, especially in places where Maps is sometimes unreliable or incomplete,…

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Android Apps

Android Apps Alert #96: Wake Up, Have Fun, and Remember Later edition

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Androinica.com recaps new, updated, and interesting Android apps each week. From time to time, we throw in a game and live wallpaper or two if the mood strikes us. Whatever’s hot in the Google Play Store i…

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Turntable.fm Android app drops the beat, lands in Google Play for social music fans on the go

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Turntable.fm is a popular hangout spot for the “in” crowd to go and listen to music. While those folks were previously relying on their desktop to get a daily soundtrack, the official Turntable.f…

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Android App Reviews

Pair comes to Android so lovebirds and mushy couples can get 1-on-1 socializing

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First there was the free fall of MySpace, then the university-only Facebook, and more recently, the limited social circle concepts of Google+ and Path. Now, there’s Pair, an app built entirely on the co…

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Android App Reviews

Gate of Time offers a taste of Zelda through an Android live wallpaper [Video App Reviews]

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Legend of Zelda: Skyward Swords fans should be familiar with The Gate of Time, a portal that enables Link to travel through time. The other Gate of Time is an Android live wallpaper that brings elements of its Zel…

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Samsung

Flipboard coming to Android as a temporary Galaxy S III exclusive, Google Currents and Pulse prepare for challenge

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The incredibly successful iPad and iPhone app Flipboard is finally coming to Android. Sadly, you’ll have to own a Samsung Galaxy S III in order to enjoy its debut. At the Samsung Galaxy S III launch in Lond…

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Android App Reviews

500px Wallpapers offers stunning photographs from 500px.com to decorate your home screen

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500px.com is chock full of beautiful, emotive, and stylish photographs. It’s a place where professional and amateur shutterbugs go to share their work, and someone could easily lose part of their day b…

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Chomp dumps Android following Apple acquisition. Discover apps with these services instead.

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Chomp was previously an app discovery service for both Android and iOS. But a few months after being acquired by Apple, Chomp.com now serves only iPhone and iPad app search and recommendation. Om Malik noticed…

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Entertainment

Google Play Movies now open for rentals in Australia

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Add another country to the list of nations that support Google Play Movies. Google has announced today that customers in Australia can now rent movies from the Play Store. The announcement follows rollouts in…

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Lifestyle

Taptu improves reading app with new UI, languages, widgets, and account sync options

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Taptu has been one of better players in the competitive personalized news readers game, and it’s stepping things up with its latest release. The app that lets users “DJ their news” is now sp…

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Android App Reviews

Scalado Album is the fastest gallery app, adds a “when and where” aspect to photo browsing

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Every now and then, a third-party Android app emerges to give a built-in Android app a run for its money. The upstart typically does something better than the incumbent and makes users wonder if it might make sen…

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Android App Reviews

DealPad displays HotUKDeals offers on your Android phone or tablet [App Reviews]

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Many deals we post on Androinica are for U.S. shoppers only, but we have a decent amount of readers based in the United Kingdom. For Britons who crave new products and services but don’t want to pay full pri…

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Android App Reviews

Frostwire updates torrent search app to support gestures for music playback controls

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Frostwire is known for enabling music and file sharing through torrents, which naturally leads to questions about its legality and tool as a way to spread piracy. I’ll leave those murky issues to the law…

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Multimedia

Spotify completely redesigns Android app, adds 320kbps streams, speed, and Holo

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Spotify hasn’t updated its Android app since November, despite frequent reports from users about the app crashing, performing poorly, or having a frustrating interface. A new update to one of the worl…

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