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You’ll find thousands of apps available for mobile operating systems, but not all of them are safe. We’ll review whether or not you should install them, show you which are the best options for various functions, and update you on the latest features.

neutrinote

neutriNote: powerful note-taking for Android

The Android application neutriNote is a powerful note taking application that supports math (LaTeX), rich markdown, and drawings among other things. Many Android devices come with basic note taking functionality, and a […]

dropsync android

Sync Dropbox automatically on Android

Dropbox's Android client is limited when it comes to the automatic synchronization of files between Dropbox and the Android device. It did support automatic photo syncing up until now, but a recent […]

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Soccer Scores: football app for Android

Soccer Scores - FotMob is one of the most popular and highly rated football applications for Android devices. The free application provides you with options to follow your favorite teams and leagues, […]

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Analyze Android Storage Use

Storage Analyzer & Disk Usage is a free application for Android that reveals the files and directories that take up most of the space on the device. If your Android device runs […]

notibox

Notibox: backup, search and block Android notifications

Notibox is a free application for the Android operating system that backs up notifications you receive for you among other things. Notifications inform you about application or system events, say a new […]

picklor

Picklor: Identify colors using your Android camera

Picklor: Camera Color Picker is a free application for Android devices that you can make use of to identify any color using the device's built-in camera. If you are a designer, interested […]

hooks android

Hooks for Android notifies you about anything

Hooks is a free application for Android devices that you configure to receive custom alerts and notifications for things you are interested in. The application offers more than 100 different channels that […]

shuffle my life

Bored? Shuffle My Life suggests activities based on time, weather and location

Shuffle My Life is a brand new application for Google's Android operating system that provides you with activity suggestions at times when you are bored, don't know what to do or cannot […]

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flynx

Flynx collects and loads links on Android in the background

Juggling around between multiple open applications is often not very comfortable on smartphones. Say a link is posted on your wall on Facebook. A click opens it in the default viewer application […]

gallery doctor

Gallery Doctor - Phone Cleaner highlights bad photos on Android

Gallery Doctor - Phone Cleaner is a free application for Android device that promises to go through your digital photo collection on the device to separate good from bad free up space […]

kaspersky qr scanner

Kaspersky QR Scanner; make sure QR Codes are not malicious

So-called QR Codes are very similar to shortened urls. The core similarity is that you don't see where the link takes you when you activate it. QR Codes are used in many […]

microsoft outlook android

Microsoft Outlook Preview for Android and iOS is now available

Microsoft released its Outlook Preview application for Android devices to the Google Play Store. It is not the first Outlook app by Microsoft for Android, there is OWA for Android for instance […]

formula calculations

Create and execute equations with Formula Calculator Equreka for Android

Depending on what you do, what you buy and where you go, you may come into situations where formulas can come in quite handy. If you live in the US and plan […]

image searcher

Add Google Image pictures to messages or email on Android effortlessly

You can add pictures to Android messages or emails easily on devices by selecting that option. Usually though, you are limited to images that are either on the local device already or […]

when last

WhenLast for Android keeps track of repeating tasks

Keeping track of certain tasks can sometimes be difficult. While it is usually no problem if you complete tasks regularly, say once a week, it gets difficult if you only do so […]

snoopsnitch

SnoopSnitch for Android warns you about fake base stations

So-called IMSI-Catchers and StingRays act as false mobile towers that sit between mobile devices such as smartphones and real towers maintained by mobile providers or other legitimate companies. These fake towers can […]

hidden device admin detector

Check for hidden Android device administrators

Device Administration on Android is a powerful API that was first introduced in Android 2.2. It offers features at the system level which makes available features such as remotely wiping the storage […]

taomix

TaoMix offers a unique way to play relaxing sounds on Android

I'm a big fan of apps and services that offer relaxing sounds. From pure white noise applications to services that make available dozens of different sound loops that suite all tastes. I […]

microsoft climatology android

Microsoft's Climatology app for Android displays historic weather information

If there is a niche on mobile devices that is flooded with apps it is the weather niche. There are so many weather apps available that it would take weeks to test […]

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Vibrant for Android is a Reddit media browser

Picture and video subreddits are probably the most popular groups on the site these days. Whenever you check the site's frontpage without being signed in to an account, you will notice that […]

timepin

TimePIN makes your Android lockscreen PIN dynamic

Most mobile devices are protected by a PIN that needs to be entered before access to its functionality is granted. Depending on what type of mobile operating system you are using, that […]

notify android lockscreen notifications

Notify! displays Android notifications on the lockscreen

I have configured my Android phone to lock the phone automatically when I hit the power button, and after a certain period of inactivity. While I'm notified with a sound or vibration […]

eds truecrypt on android

Manage TrueCrypt containers on your Android device

I used the encryption software TrueCrypt for several years on all of my Windows PCs to protect data on the devices. I usually encrypt all partitions using the application so that the […]

ifft

If This Then That (IFTTT) app for Android released

If This Then That is a unique web service that provides you with options to combine different services and websites with each other. This is done via so-called recipes which contain a […]

app config free

Customize Android system settings for individual apps

Sometimes, you may want control over an application's behavior on your Android device. Maybe you want a media player to always load in landscape mode, a music player to use a certain […]

wifi collector

Wifi Collector is Nirsoft's first Android application

Nir Sofer is a highly productive software developer who has published more than a hundred different programs for Windows in the last decade. The majority of tools that he has developed are […]

coursera

Coursera brings free university courses to Android

The Internet offers a lot when it comes to learning new skills. Not only when it comes to resources like tutorials, videos, images and all that good stuff, but also people and […]

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Persist adds volume profiles to your Android device

While some mobile phone users do not seem to care if their phone's ringtone is played with an ear deafening volume in public places, it always is a shocking experience if it […]

mailbox app android

Mailbox email app for Android has been released

Dropbox acquired the makers of the popular Mailbox application for iOS along with the app last year. Today, the company launched Mailbox for Android which is currently available for free on Google […]

andmade share interface android

Hide items from Android's Share listing with Andmade Share

Google has built sharing functionality right into the Android operating system. It is up to each individual app whether it uses the default sharing functionality, a custom one, or none at all. […]

AlarmDroid interface

How to set custom alarm sounds on Android

You probably know that it is possible to set custom alarm sounds when you configure alarms on your Android device. All you have to do is open the Clock app on your […]

ccleaner

CCleaner for Android released by Piriform

CCleaner is a popular temporary file cleaning software  for Windows and Mac computer systems. The company behind the product has released a version of CCleaner for Android that interested users can download […]

pathfinder permissions

Pathfinder keeps track of where you go, so that you always find back

Finding back to a starting location can be useful in many situations. From retracing your steps to finding your parked car over making sure that you can go back to your hotel […]

wordlookup

WordLookup displays word definitions on Android

Depending on how you are using your Android phone or tablet, you sometimes may need to look up a word definition. This can be the case when you are reading an article […]

linkbubble

Link Bubble improves how you use links on Google Android

No matter which mobile web browser or application you use, all handle things similar on the device. Say you are browsing a web page and stumble upon an interesting link. You tap […]

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Google improves Play Store in-app purchase protection

In-app purchases are a controversial topic right now, and both Google and Apple have been sued before for providing ineffective protection against these types of purchases. There are two extremes and lots […]

recent items android

Display recent photos, downloads, apps and installations on Android

If you know your way around on your Android phone or tablet you probably never come into a situation where you are looking for an app that you have recently installed, a […]

fiver

Service marketplace Fiverr launches its Android application

The makers of Fiverr call it the world's largest marketplace, and while I cannot verify that claim, you will find loads of people on the site that offer their services for $5. […]

mute mic android

How to mute the microphone of your Android device

Android devices do not offer an option to mute the device's microphone with a switch. While you can change the volume of sound, that does not seem to affect the microphone at […]

google text to speech 3.0 update

Google's Text-To-Speech 3.0 Update for Android has its flaws

Are you using Android's Text-To-Speech (tts) feature when you are using your device? You can use tts on select services such as Google Translate or Google Maps, and other applications that you […]


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