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File Expert: Easy Android file management with Dropbox and Box.net support

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Android smartphones and tablets these days are sold with huge chunks of memory, and with all that memory to spare, it doesn’t take long before users try to fill it up with as many things as possible. When you’ve fully settled into your Android device, keeping your files organized can be a daunting task. One solution to keep your files organized is by using a decent file manager to keep your documents, music, videos and other important data in order. The latest smartphones already carry a stock file manager when they come out of the box, and while the stock…

Instapaper: Android app for saving online content for offline reading

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After a few rough patches, the official Instapaper client has finally arrived on the Google Play Store. The popular iOS application that became an instant hit for being easy to use has once again triumphed on the Android scene for being a reliable application that allows you to bookmark your favorite online articles, blog posts, journals and webpages so you can read them later in offline mode. Offline reading is not the only thing that makes Instapaper popular. It’s also a universal application that has been fine-tuned to run efficiently on smartphones and tablets. Instapaper features several tools that enhance…

Rainy Days for Android: Is it going to rain today?

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Checking weather conditions has become a habit for many of us, since the weather usually affects our day-to-day activities. We rely so much on applications that forecast the weather so that we can prepare ourselves accordingly for any abrupt changes in our environment. Most of us have already downloaded weather applications that sport fancy widgets that mimic realistic weather effects, depending on the current location. If you have downloaded weather applications in the past, then there’s a huge chance you have been using it for a quite a while in plotting your busy schedule. Some of us even tailor our…

Symbaloo: Managing your bookmarks effectively and efficiently

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Here’s another famous application that has been ported to the Android platform and is definitely a keeper. Symbaloo is an easy-to-use bookmark management application that lets you organize your favorite bookmarks and websites in just a few taps. Users who keep loads of bookmarked websites on their computer browser will surely love what the Symbaloo application can do. Simply put, the app is a bookmarking web service that manages your URLs into one sleek presentation, together with attractive tiles and logos of your favorite websites and RSS feeds. Symbaloo can group bookmarks according to a specific topic and pile them…

Best Android keyboards for smartphones compared: Adaptxt vs Swiftkey X vs SlideIT vs stock ICS [video]

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Typing is an essential part of the experience of using an Android device. Most of us type everyday, be it text messages, emails, posts, memos, or simple searches. When typing on an Android smartphone becomes cumbersome, productivity hits rock bottom. It’s no wonder that many Android keyboard developers compete to create the most versatile and intuitive keyboard for Android. Many users are looking for more speed, more accuracy, and a well rounded user interface. Picking the right keyboard for Android smartphones is often a long string of trials and errors. Of course, not everyone is willing to spend money and time trying…

Torque Android app lets you tap into the brains of your car

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We all, well at least, everyone who drives, have felt that second of irrational panic when the “engine fault” light on the dashboard suddenly lights up. It is, of course, recommended that you drop your car off at a service station as soon as possible, as in most cases you have no way to know where exactly the fault lies. Until now. With the Torque app for Android, checking fault codes is just one of the MANY things you can do. How it works? Apart from the application, you will need an OBD2 Bluetooth adapter which plugs into your car’s…

Anti Spy Mobile: Your self-defense against privacy and malware threats

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Making your smartphone “smarter” also means granting it permission to do certain things. Some apps collect usage statistics, for example, and others read your e-mails and messages. That’s not really a problem when you’ve downloaded your app from a trusted developer, but what happens when you’ve been bitten by the app bug and you go on an app downloading spree? Not every app on the Google Play store is safe, and some of them could be collecting all sorts of information from your device for some nefarious and dastardly end. Some discriminating device users will avoid apps that ask for…

SportsYapper: Yapping about your favorite sports in real-time

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Sharing your opinion of a sport, whether bad or good, is every sports fan’s way of expressing his or her feelings and sentiments. And, what better way to air out your remark than by sharing it with your friends and your closest mates who love the same sport as you do? There are plenty of applications available on the Google Play Store with sports-oriented themes like tracking scores or giving you the freshest news, but one way to fully enjoy the sport that you love is by airing out your opinions to thousands or millions of people online right as…

Introducing Robin, a new speech recognition app aimed at drivers

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A lot has been said about Apple’s Siri, including some interesting remarks by Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak. There are those who love it and those who, how can we put it, those who aren’t so keen. But everyone agrees that voice control and “talking” to our mobile devices is the future. For Android users, there are a number of different apps available and the new kid on the block is Robin. Designed for drivers, the main functionality of Robin revolves around navigation, traffic, parking and gas (petrol) prices. But its makers, Magnifis, have also added in some knowledge about Twitter, reminders, and even the occasional…

“α” CLOCK for Mobile: Time-lapse photography app for experiencing Sony’s Time-Shift UI

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Sony has a brand-new surprise that’ll give Android users plenty of visually enticing photos to drool over. It seems that the Japanese manufacturer has ventured into what seems to be a photo gallery application but turns out to be more than just that. Officially known as “α” CLOCK for Mobile, this application lets users experience Sony’s new Time-Shift UI on their Android device. The app will present to you various photos of famous landmark destinations, most of which come from the UNESCO World Heritage sites, taken with high resolution cameras that use “α” Interchangeable lenses. Each location holds numerous photos…