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Android App Reviews

IntelliRing sets ringtone volume based on ambient noise and if it’s in your pocket or purse [App

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Setting my ringer to the maximum volume is the only way I’ll ever hear it over the music in my car. But there are times when hearing Mt. Eden’s “Sierra Leone” at full-blast is unnecessa…

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ReLaunch can launch apps from anywhere in Android [App Reviews]

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Android multitasking works well, but what about when you need super-tasking. I’m not sure if that’s a real word or term, but that’s what I call the way ReLaunch enables more than just switch…

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HD Contact Photos – how to fix the blurry Android caller ID photos [App Reviews]

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One of the most common gripes about Android is the piss-poor handling of contact photos. Google Contact photos are stored online at a very low resolution, so caller ID photos and images in the People app look ter…

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Tools

bump now wirelessly transfers photos between phones and computers

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When it comes to getting photos from your phone to your computer, there are a variety of options. There’s mounting the phone to the computer, sending an email, or syncing with a program like Dropbox or Goo…

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Solid Explorer is the best looking Android file explorer around, and it may be the best overall soon [Beta App Review]

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I’ve often overlooked ugly Android apps because they performed well enough. But as time passed and more apps emerged that are just as pretty as they are functional, it’s become hard to put up with a…

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PlaceMe is the always-on location memorizer you never asked for [App Reviews]

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Location awareness is a common theme of many apps released in the past few years. But while most of these apps in some way or another are about discovering locales worth exploring, PlaceMe concerns itself only w…

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Tools

Adobe Reader for Android adds annotations, comments, sticky notes, links, and signatures

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If you’ve ever needed to sign a PDF document and been disappointed because you couldn’t get to a desktop or print it out to send back to someone, you can keep the party…or workflow going with the late…

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Morning Routine is an alarm clock app that forces you out of bed [VIDEO]

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Alarm clocks went the way of the dodo for most smartphone owners. However, that doesn’t mean users still don’t struggle to get up out of bed. Instead of pounding on an alarm clock and sleeping an ext…

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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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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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Android Apps Alert #89: Charge, Play, Run, Connect, Shop edition

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Androinica.com recaps new and updated Android apps released into the Android Market each week. The latest edition covers apps that help you see your battery, lose weight, socialize, and more. Got a great app?…

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Tools

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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Android 4.0 Users: you must try Nova Launcher, a great home-screen replacement app

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Anyone with a Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Android 4.0-equipped phone needs to head over to Android Market and downloadNova Launcher. The app bills itself as “Everyone’s favorite ICS launcher,R…

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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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