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The steady flow of new Android apps may see a disruption as Google implements work schedule adjustments

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FastKey is a new search-based Android launcher geared toward users with a lot of apps

FastKey is probably the quickest way to browse through apps and contacts on Android but is it a worthy replacement for your current launcher? Find out in our review...

Dec 21, 2016, 9:21 AM,  by Milen Y.,  5 comments
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Vertigo Racing review: speeding on the edge

Vertigo Racing speeds its way onto the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, and it's a new racing game that has you driving retro cars on the edge of a narrow road facing into the abyss. And it will get you hooked in no time...

Sep 09, 2016, 8:12 AM,  by Victor H.,  3 comments
featured Prisma: Turning mundane photos into beautiful works of art

Prisma is an amazing photo filtering app for iOS, capable of turning mundane shots into beautiful works of art...

Jul 15, 2016, 8:02 AM,  by Milen Y.,  8 comments
sponsored Wondershare MobileTrans review: move files between smartphones with ease

Wondershare MobileTrans is an application built with that exact purpose. It allows users to effortlessly migrate to a new smartphone and transfer all their information along the way. It is compatible with Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Symbian handsets. In addition, the software enables the easy creation of complete back-ups of data stored on smartphones. Sounds promising, so let's take a look at how the app works...

Sep 14, 2015, 2:09 AM,  by Nick T.,  2 comments
Fleksy for Android review – how to become a type-fu master!

There are many keyboard apps competing for your fingers' attention in the Google Play store. And upon first launch, Fleksy gives the impression that it was made specifically to catch your sights and plant itself firmly in the place of whatever keyboard you were using before...

Jul 30, 2014, 9:55 AM,  by Luis D.,  20 comments
Shutter app for the iPhone review: free unlimited storage and sharing for your photos and videos

If you thought Apple's new iCloud Photo Library that is coming with iOS 8 is the bee's knees, as it will now back both your pics and your videos in full resolution to the cloud, wait until you see what Shutter is offering. This newcomer app, offered by StreamNation for free, not only lets you share pics and unlimited length videos, it also offers unlimited storage for said media, too. If that's not enough, there is a bunch of other niceties that come with this infinite camera roll app, so let's take it for a spin...

Jun 30, 2014, 8:30 AM,  by Daniel P.,  4 comments

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Spendbook for iPhone app review: meet one of the best expense trackers for iOS

If you are in the market for a great looking, simple to use expense and income tracking app for your iPhone, Spendbook is one of your best bets, as it combines a clean and easy to operate interface with a relatively rich amount of functions, plus it sports nifty charts and graphs that can visualize your reckless spending habits in utmost detail...

Jun 19, 2014, 9:11 AM,  by Daniel P.,  3 comments
Samsung Smart Camera App Review

Nowadays, high-end DSLR and mirrorless cameras are beginning to incorporate Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity to provide us with a new arsenal of features that interact nicely with our smartphones. One of them we’ve recently got to check out, the Samsung NX30, features a very handy remote viewfinder option that works in conjunction with the accompanying apps for...

Jun 13, 2014, 10:56 AM,  by John V.,  20 comments
Smart Launcher Pro 2 review: clean energy

One of the most popular third-party Android interface overlays - Smart Launcher Pro 2 - recently got updated to version 2.5, and numerous extra features were introduced that warrant a brief overview. Let's dive in, and introduce the new Launcher Pro 2 for the uninitiated...

May 30, 2014, 9:11 AM,  by Daniel P.,  7 comments
Google Camera review: simple, yet very powerful

The lastes nail in the coffin of the monolithic Android of old comes in the form of the Google Camera app, which is now available as a stand-alone app. The imaging app brings the full power and simplicity of the native camera app you'll find on stock Android devices like the Nexus 5, and we've had quite some fun playing around with it on handsets hitherto ineligible for it...

May 22, 2014, 6:21 AM,  by Chris P.,  19 comments
IFTTT for Android review: a promising start, but not the ultimate automation solution

IFTTT (short for If This Then That) is a service that has been around for several years, but it didn't offer a mobile app until recently. Its job is to connect web apps and services – think Facebook, Dropbox, GMail, and many more – in a way that makes them react to specific triggers. For example, you can tell IFTTT to change your Twitter profile pic when you change your Facebook one, to save to Dropbox every new photo that you're tagged in, or to set your phone's ringer volume to maximum once you're connected to your home Wi-Fi network. Sounds great in theory, but how smoothly does IFTTT work in real life?...

May 09, 2014, 11:01 AM,  by Nick T.,  11 comments
Shuttle review: the Google Now of music players totally deserves its popularity

Described as a "simple, lightweight and powerful music player" with a "fresh Google Now interface", Shuttle's free and paid versions are already enjoying massive popularity in Google Play. Let's see what all the noise is about then, shall we?

Apr 29, 2014, 9:27 AM,  by Luis D.,  19 comments
Twee review: the ultimate app for TV shows addicts

At its core, Twee is a simplistic, but attractive app that allows you to stay afloat the barrage of new episodes coming out every week. What we like even more about Twee, however, is the degree of extra functionality available for those who're willing to dig in in order to customize their experience with the app to their liking...

Apr 25, 2014, 9:08 AM,  by Chris P.,  6 comments
Javelin browser for Android review: a promising newcomer

There's a new kid on the Android browsing block, built with security and convenience in mind. Javelin offers browsing via a proxy service, which is available via an in-app purchase, and an incognito browsing mode for those prying eyes you want to keep at bay. You account access is used only one time when you fire Javelin up, so that the developer knows where to send a support email, if needed. Furthermore, the location access is disabled by default, though you can allow it in the browser's settings later...

Apr 25, 2014, 9:08 AM,  by Daniel P.,  17 comments
Memrise review: learn a new language, take a math refresh course, or reinvigorate your vocabulary through addictive mems

At its core, Memrise employs a mnemonic approach to teaching you different topics, like languages, geography, math, or even standardized tests. There's a lot of repetition involved, and visual cues try to help you better commit new knowledge to your memory. This really is a key component of Memrise's method, as old knowledge is constantly being pushed to the forefront of your attention, so content from older lessons will keep reappearing to ensure that you aren't just going through the motions, and are actually retaining information as you go on...

Apr 11, 2014, 9:30 AM,  by Chris P.,  3 comments
Link Bubble app review: read-it-later made easy across all Android apps

There is a new way to multitask on Android, and it is called Link Bubble. This app is fresh out of the oven, and already amassing critical acclaim for the way it solves one browsing dilemma you didn't even know you had. Link Bubble opens links you tap on in the browser or 3rd party apps, and loads them in the background, while the only thing visible from from the app is a small circle you can put anywhere on the screen, and call it when you need to revisit the info. Think of it like an always-on read-it-later type of app. Let's check it out...

Mar 27, 2014, 10:33 AM,  by Daniel P.,  1 comment
DuoLingo review: language learning as a game

If you are looking for a way to learn a language with the help of your smartphone, and do so without paying exorbitant amounts of money, DuoLingo is probably the best app…

Mar 14, 2014, 11:11 AM,  by Victor H.,  11 comments
Wallpapers & Backgrounds HD for Android app review

Wallpapers & Backgrounds HD is a relative newcomer to the crowded world of the oh-so-popular Android wallpaper aggregators. It flaunts one of the biggest picture collections we've seen, with over 30 million to choose from, and has some extra tricks up its sleeve, like applying effects before you put them on your phone's screen as wallpapers...

Mar 12, 2014, 9:41 AM,  by Daniel P.,  3 comments
Cover Lock Screen Review: a contextual power-up for your lockscreen

Don’t you wish you could have all the apps you need when you need them straight on the lock screen? The Cover Lock Screen application is a contextual lock screen…

Feb 20, 2014, 4:23 AM,  by Victor H.,  6 comments
featured Muzei Live Wallpaper Review: the Android wallpaper Lollapalooza

Live wallpapers are a customization feature that makes Android unique. Neither Apple’s iOS, nor Microsoft’s Windows Phone has such a rich wallpaper function…

Feb 19, 2014, 9:56 AM,  by Victor H.,  5 comments
Caustic 3 review – a powerful music creation tool in the palm of your hand

Have you ever come across an app that was so compelling and so inspiring that you simply couldn't put it down? We know we just did. It is called Caustic 3 and it is an app the kind of which you rarely get to see launched on a mobile device. Think of it as a music studio crammed into your smartphone or tablet, with synthesizer racks, sampler rigs, equalizers, mixers, effects, and automation tools...

Feb 07, 2014, 9:46 AM,  by Nick T.,  4 comments
Rec (Screen Recorder) app review: record your Android screen

Recording whatever it is you're doing on your Android device is possibly among the most sorely missed features of the versatile OS, and the years haven't been kind to any of the few solutions on the market. Even today, those apps offer a second grade recording, as quality is often far below the sanitary minimum, not to mention that the footage itself is downright laggy due to a low frame rate. Worse yet, running some of those apps puts quite the strain on your smartphone, often barring you from recording game footage...

Feb 07, 2014, 8:23 AM,  by Chris P.,  14 comments
Telegram secure instant messaging app review: encrypted speed

Look, Mom, no NSA! Ever since the NSA snooping on our every line of communication became known, a new breed of apps has emerged, focused on security and encryption. The Telegram instant messaging application is one cross-platform newcomer to this space, offering snoop-free communication with self-destructing messages, but also focusing on the speed of delivery...

Feb 05, 2014, 9:57 AM,  by Daniel P.,  7 comments
SwiftKey Note app review

You've heard about Evernote, right? You also know the SwiftKey keyboard, which has topped the Editor's Picks and bestsellers lists in the Google Play Store for a while now. These two had the brilliant idea to join forces for the rumored SwiftKey debut on iOS, integrating the award-winning virtual keyboard into the SwiftKey Note application that you can download to your iPhone right now. Given how Apple frowns at third-party anything on its platform, it seems like a brilliant move, as the app can be marketed as simply a note-taking one, of which there are thousands in the App Store...

Jan 31, 2014, 9:33 AM,  by Daniel P.,  1 comment
featured Buzz Launcher review: the power to make your Android your own

Buzz Launcher is one of several awesome launcher apps out there, but it's distinguished by its versatile functionality and rich community of themers. If, at any point, you get tired of the same old look of your device, and just moving around a few folders, apps and widgets no longer satiates your thirst for something different, then you're at just the right place. Buzz Launcher touts a massive portfolio of available themes...

Jan 20, 2014, 5:37 AM,  by Chris P.,  11 comments
featured Beat cloud & music player app review: pull together your Dropbox, Drive and local tunes

Have you ever wanted a music player for your Android phone that brings together the tracks uploaded to cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive, in addition to indexing the tunes on your device memory? There's a new kid in the town of Android audio apps, called Beat cloud&music player...

Jan 17, 2014, 9:12 AM,  by Daniel P.,  1 comment
featured Aviate launcher app review: Android that changes with time and place

Aviate is the Google Now of Android app launchers. Yahoo saw the potential and opened up access to the time and location-aware application…

Jan 15, 2014, 5:38 AM,  by Victor H.,  15 comments
BBM for Android and iOS Review

BBM is here and it appears that this time around, it plans to stay. Naturally, therefore, we went ahead right ahead and downloaded it with the intent to give you a head-up so you know what to expect...

Oct 22, 2013, 7:17 AM,  by Chris P.,  14 comments
featured 3CX Mobile Device Manager review

Let's say that you're in charge of a company, and your employees rely on their smartphones and tablets to get their job done. Chances are these electronic devices store and handle information you want to have total control over. Or perhaps you're an individual who needs a tool of some kind capable of managing your smartphone or tablet over the air – something that can change its settings and track its location. Well, 3CX Mobile Device Manager would be the software to use in either case...

Jul 22, 2013, 6:40 AM,  by Nick T.,  1 comment
featured Facebook Home Review

Now that the social networking giant is taking a proactive role in giving us the best mobile experience with Facebook Home, you’d think they would have the correct recipe to whip up something that’s covering the complete package. In our ever growing connectedness society, social networking has been the driving force in our insatiable quest to continuously be in the loop with friends and family alike. Therefore, the question that remains is whether or not Facebook Home can actually deliver the goods on that promise...

Apr 16, 2013, 3:25 AM,  by John V.,  11 comments
featured VZ Navigator by Verizon Wireless review

The key to VZ Navigator’s success is its simplistic design. When launching the app, you are presented with its main screen that has a carousel view in the center which displays information about roadside assistance, local weather, gas prices, movies, tips, concert events, and live events...

Jan 18, 2013, 7:45 AM,  by Verizon Wireless,  20 comments
featured SwiftKey Flow beta review: shaping up to be the best Android keyboard

Any lifting off is gone in SwiftKey Flow, as you can just swipe through the space bar, and the keyboard will place an interval for you. Coupled with the excellent text prediction algorithms, this makes for unholy sliding speed and accuracy...

Dec 06, 2012, 6:45 AM,  by Daniel P.,  17 comments
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