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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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WinZip now on Android as a “baby” that will grow in time

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One of the most popular shareware apps of all time has come to Android with the release of WinZip. The popular archiving tool is available for free in Google Play and can open files within .zip archives for device…

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misHaps shows important contact info if a phone is lost or you become incapacitated [App Reviews]

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One of most underrated features in Android 3.0+ is the ability to put a message on the lock screen. It’s a great way to have the security of the lock screen but still have a way to let someone who finds the phon…

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Alarm Clock Ultra makes your Android phone kick butt in the morning [App Reviews]

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Getting out of bed in the morning is such a struggle that there are apps that force you to scan your orange juice to prove that you are awake. Alarm Clock Ultra doesn’t require that you get out of bed, but the a…

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Vlingo Labs Beta offers elementary list of voice commands and search for Android 4.0+ [Beta App Review]

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Though S Voice is an evolutionary update to voice search and commands features available on Android long before Apple stepped into the fray, the “Siri for Android” comparison were bound to happe…

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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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LG Cloud service stores files and streams all major media to smartphone, PC, and TV

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Shortly before MWC 2012, LG teased its LG Link cloud service that could backup files and critical data. But that was also-ran service that treated the cloud as “storage device” rather than an acce…

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Lilypad HD displays a floating Google Talk window on Android tablets

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Have you ever had to instant message someone while you were trying to do something on a tablet? The notifications on Android allow you to quickly be updated when someone sends a new message, but there may be times…

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Wave Control controls your favorite music player without having to touch your phone [App Reviews]

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Android has plenty of music players, but few have a quick and convenient way to change songs or pause the one currently playing. Even fewer have a way of doing either of those things as quickly as Wave Control. Wav…

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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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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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Perfect Keyboard provides custom Android text entry, and we’ve got 20 copies to giveaway [CONTEST]

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Perfect Keyboard has a lot of nerve calling itself “Perfect” considering that nothing can ever truly be perfect (except for bacon, of course). But as far as Android keyboard replacements go, Per…

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