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New mobile phone payment system may replace your wallet

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Just yesterday, we highlighted all of the things that your Android phone can replace. Next year, we may be able to add “Wallet” to that list. Bank of America and Visa are testing contact-less payme…

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9 Ways to Make Android automatic with Tasker

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Tasker is the ultimate Android app. It creates profiles to automatically change settings, delivers shortcuts, helps manage daily activities, and automates many of the mundane tasks that you attempt to perf…

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Smart Lock controls what kids or friends get to open on your Android phone

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Android may be open source, but that doesn’t mean you have to apply those same principles to your kids. Parents who want to take a more locked-down approach to shield their kids from unsuitable activity o…

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Edwin makes Android a butler and data hunter [Video App Reviews]

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Android became much better with the introduction of speech-to-text and text-to-speech. Both of those features can be used for even better results with Edwin Speech-to-Speech. Edwin is an Android 2.1+ appli…

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GEICO Glovebox app coming soon to Android

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We already have Progressive on Android, but plenty of people have opted to make GEICO their insurance provider. Those folks will soon have their own Android app to play with based on this sneak peek a GEICO emplo…

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Awesome Drop wirelessly pushes files from computer to Android phone [App Reviews]

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Let’s be honest: nobody likes having to mount their phone to the computer to transfer files every time. It’s still the ideal way to quickly transfer large files or many files at once, but it’…

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3G Watchdog monitors usage for people suffering through tiered data plans [App Reviews]

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Cellular providers are on a path of ending unlimited data plans. AT&T has already done it, O2 is right behind them, and Verizon has signaled it will do the same soon. As companies return to the metered data ap…

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Picasa Tool Pro allows you to edit, share, and view your Picasa Web Albums [App Reviews]

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Picasa Tool Pro (PTP) allow users the ability to add, edit, and share their Picasa Web Albums in one single application. Uploading pictures to your Web Album is pretty easy. You choose the ‘Picasa Photo…

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Norton Security releases Android app for “anti-malware” and remote protection

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Love them or hate them, Norton is one of the biggest names in computer security. Via Droid-Life, we know that Norton’s also making a play for the mobile market by releasing an app  for Android. Norton Sec…

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AndFTP allows Android users to interact with their FTP servers [App Reviews]

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The promise of mobile devices and computing setting us free from our desks and allowing us to do the same things we do on our desktops and laptops is becoming more evident every day. Yet some still need some people…

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Searchify brings keyword commands and custom search to Android Quick Search [App Reviews]

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Searchify brings keyword commands and custom search to Android Quick Search [App Reviews]

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You thought Android’s built in search was awesome and didn’t need anything else, huh? What about adding keyword commands right from the search box to look up words, search IMDB, search Twitter, o…

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How to make Opera Mini 5 the default Android browser with Opera Bridge

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How to make Opera Mini 5 the default Android browser with Opera Bridge

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Opera Mini 5 is my favorite browser on Android, yet I can’t make it the default browser on my Android. Maybe Opera has a justifiable reason for doing this, but I don’t really care; I want my MTV Opera M…

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Make your ROOTED Android phone even faster with SetCPU (App Reviews)

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Make your ROOTED Android phone even faster with SetCPU (App Reviews)

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Rooting an Android phone can lead to a never-ending quest to improve your phone and push each device to its limits. One such benefit from root access is the ability to overclock your phone. Overclocking is a tool…

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APNdroid helps save Android phone batteries, plugs into Locale

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APNdroid helps save Android phone batteries, plugs into Locale

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Extending your Android phone’s battery life with a few tweaks has been a constant quest since the T-Mobile G1 debuted last October. Optimization has improved somewhat in the past year, but few tools are…

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App Review: Apps Organizer will organize your Android apps (duh!)

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App Review: Apps Organizer will organize your Android apps (duh!)

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If you wish to better organize your Android apps, you may want to consider using Apps Organizer. Available for free in the Android Market, Apps Organizer is a way to group apps according to assigned labels and cr…

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