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Android Apps Alert 12: Search and speak in a slow week

January 3, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Apps

Android Apps Alert 12: Search and speak in a slow week

Looking for the best Android apps? Good luck finding them on your own. But if you do stumble across apps people will love, let the world know. encourages users to tweet great apps with the #androidapps tag on Twitter, and we plan to incorporate that into our weekly notifications of new, updated, or recommended apps. Get to downloading and keep telling us about those exciting #androidapps.

Happy New Year from The holidays have led to a slow week in Android apps, but you can count on more apps pouring in during the coming weeks. For now, we have a few selections designed to aid voice communication and discover information. Below are videos of each app and QR codes to download.



Another day, another location-based Android app to tell you where to go. CitySearch is the official app from online city guide The Android app utilizes the same ratings and reviews that make CitySearch a popular service for venue recommendation. Use this app to search for nearby bars, nightclubs, shopping centers, entertainment, and more.



Ringtones can be too loud in quiet settings and too soft in noisy settings. FoxyRing remedies this issue with “smart ringtones” that change the volume level based on surroundings. FoxyRing also sets ringtone and other phone settings based on time of day, contacts, or location.



This is a quick and easy to use shortcut to changing speakerphone status during a call. When AutoConference is enabled, the phone will switch to speaker mode when placed on a flat surface. Lifting the phone will automatically switch it to standard mode.

CNET Scan & Shop


Always research products when you’re in the market for a new electronic device. The next time you’re in a store, use CNET Scan & Shop to scan an object and find out what others have to say about that product. The ShopSavvy-esque interface reveals official reviews from – both editorial and user-based – and ratings to help make a decision. Finally, use the price comparison tool to make sure that you’re getting a good deal.