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Last Updated: August 20th, 2011

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This is the app roundup. The game roundup from this week can be found here and the tablet app roundup here.

Apps

TeamSpeak

Android Police coverage: TeamSpeak Comes To Android, Lets You Voice Chat From Anywhere

TeamSpeak, a popular communication method, especially in the gaming communities, is now available on Android.

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TeamSpeak software enables groups of people to speak with one another over any platform or operating system. For over 10 years TeamSpeak has become among the preferred voice chat solutions for online gamers, friends and family, and small businesses world-wide. Most TeamSpeak users typically connect to their guild or clan's TeamSpeak server to chat with fellow team mates, discuss strategy in real-time, or facilitate online events. With this app and TeamSpeak's cross-platform design you can connect to any TeamSpeak server running on Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems and chat with users running the TeamSpeak client on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android. TeamSpeak for Android is optimized to enhance your mobile device experience and keeps you connected with your peers while you're on-the-go.

TeamSpeak operates in a similar fashion to Ventrilo and Mumble, but not Skype. You must be connected to a TeamSpeak 3 server to communicate with other users using TeamSpeak (directly connecting to users is not possible). For a list of public servers please download the TeamSpeak client for Windows, Mac, or Linux and choose Connections > Server List or contact your clan/guild/group's administrator for server connection information. To rent your own private server from one of our global Authorized TeamSpeak Host Providers please visit us at www.TeamSpeak.com.

FEATURES:
* Local bookmarks
* Multi-server connectivity
* Push-To-Talk (PTT) and voice activation
* Identity management
* Channel and player information
* Player status notifications

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Canon DSLR Controller by Chainfire

Android Police coverage: [New App] DSLR Controller Beta Lets You Control Your Canon EOS From Your Android Phone Or Tablet

The things Android lets us do - they blow minds every day. What is that - do you want to control your Canon DSLR using your phone? There's now an app for that made by the genius Chainfire (look up his other apps if you don't know him yet).

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DSLR Controller is the first and only app that allows you to fully control your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device with only a USB cable. No computer or laptop required, no root required, only a compatible mobile device, a compatible camera, and the right USB cable.

Features include but are not limited to:

- Live View
- Auto Focus (tap Live View)
- Manual focus adjustments in Auto Focus mode
- Histogram
- Zoom control
- Grid display
- Bulb capture
- Continuous capture
- Extensive modification of settings
--- Shutter speed
--- Aperture
--- Exposure Compensation and Bracket
--- Flash Compensation
--- ISO speed
--- Auto-Focus Mode
--- Focus and Zoom area (tap-and-hold Live View)
--- Picture Style
--- Drive Mode
--- White Balance
--- Color Temperature
--- Auto-Lighting Optimizer
--- Metering Mode

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Sixaxis Controller (root)

Android Police coverage: [New App] Sixaxis Controller Lets You Play Games On Your Rooted Android Device Using A Playstation3 Controller

In the same vein of "Holy crap, Android can do that?" this app lets you use a PS3 Sixaxis controller to control your rooted Android device. Confirmed working by many and highly impressive, don't you think?

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Finally the wait is over... The ultimate gaming experience awaits! Now you can play games on your phone the way they were meant to be played! Sixaxis Controller allows you to use your Sixaxis and DualShock 3 controllers in many of your favourite games and applications.

*** IMPORTANT ***
- ROOT access is required!!!
- Due to the way pairing is done with the controllers, you need to manually pair your controller with the PC utility 'SixaxisPairTool' (available on the website) and a mini-USB cable.
- Be sure to read the instructions in the help menu carefully.

Features:
- Up to four Sixaxis and DualShock 3 controllers supported at once
- All 17 buttons on the controller can be mapped to any key press in Android
- Analog sticks emulated as digital key presses

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Pano

Pano is an award-winning app that lets you take beautiful, seamless panoramic photos straight from your phone, no other software necessary. Pano has gotten rave reviews from hundreds of thousands of users around the world.

Features:
- Deliciously simple interface
- Take 360-degree panoramas with up to *sixteen* photos
- Handy semi-transparent guide helps you line up each shot perfectly
- Advanced alignment, blending, and colour-correction algorithms provide seamless images in just seconds
- Finished panos save directly to your device
- Panos can be resumed if interrupted

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MAX GO

Android Police coverage: HBO Releases MAX GO - A Full Episode/Movie Streaming Android App For Cinemax Subscribers

Introducing MAX GO®. The new streaming service from Cinemax®. Instantly access over 400 of the biggest Hollywood hit movies, indie favorites, and Max After Dark Series – now available on Android smartphones. It’s free with your Cinemax subscription through participating television providers.

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Secure Settings plugin for Tasker/Locale

Android Police coverage: [New App] 'Secure Settings' Brings An Insane Amount Of Advanced And Root Features To Tasker/Locale Users

See the app's description for the insane amount of new functionality Secure Settings brings to Tasker/Locale. A true masterpiece for advanced Tasker users.

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Secure Settings is a Tasker/Locale compatible Plugin for Android 2.2 and up. In order for this application to work properly, one of these applications must be installed!

THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR TASKER POWER USERS!!

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Bord

Excellent chalkboard app with support for both phones and tablets. If you have kids, it's a must.

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Turn your device into a beautiful chalkboard.

Bord unique features:
- Realistic chalk - Create drawings using six colors and three thicknesses of chalk. You can draw even with 10 fingers at once!
- Realistic sponge - Clean drawings with a sponge which left subtle traces of chalk. To completely erase the drawing shake device!
- Playback drawing - Load your saved drawings with playback of drawing in realtime or in different speeds!
- Email & Facebook - Send your drawings on e-mail and make your grandma happy! Post your creations directly on Facebook!
- Tablets - Bord fully supports tablets with Android Honeycomb 3.0 (ex. Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC Flyer)

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Cyanide & Happiness

If you, like me, are a fan of C&H (and by that I don't mean Calvin and Hobbes), you're going to want to jump on their official Android app.

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The hit webcomic Cyanide & Happiness (Explosm.net) is now here for Android.

* Comic Archive: Get access to all ~1,800 C&H comics in an easy-navigable archive. Get new comics the second they're available, or somehow bend the rules of space and time and get them even earlier!
* Shake for random!
* Portrait/Landscape viewing.
* Favorites: Save your favorite comics for quick (and offline!) viewing later. Impress your friends! Impress your enemies! Impress otherwise apathetic people! It's really versatile!
* Animated Shorts: Watch streaming C&H animated shorts from the comfort of anywhere.
* News: Read all about upcoming events, books, announcements, the works!
* Seizure Mode: Shake!

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TekTrak Mobile Security

Android Police coverage: TekTrak Mobile Security Comes To Android, Offers Cross-Platform Protection With iOS For A Full Family Solution

I tried TekTrak last week and it quickly became one of my favorite security/recovery apps. With a free trial and $5/year fee, it doesn't break the bank, but provides a lot of valuable cross-platform features, so that you can track your whole family from the same site.

In all of my tests, TekTrak worked without a hitch. My favorite differentiating feature - location history.

And here's a little tip for you - if you go to GetJar's Gold apps list right now, you can grab the Pro version of TekTrak (basically, a 1-year account) for free.

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Never lose your device again! TekTrak is a security application for your Android device, which allows you to find your phone/tablet, in case it gets lost or misplaced, and secure any private information stored on the device.

  • Remote Locate
  • Last Known Location
  • Remote Ring
  • Location History
  • Remote Lock/Unlock
  • Data Wipe
  • Send Message
  • Remote Wi-Fi Enabling
  • MultiLock

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NFL.com Fantasy Football 2011

Android Police coverage: [New App] Football Fans, Listen Up: Official NFL Fantasy Football 2011 App Is Here

Manage your NFL.com Fantasy Football teams on the go. The official 2011 NFL.com Fantasy Football app lets you perform crucial fantasy tasks:

• Join or create a league
• Check live fantasy scoring
• Sit/Start and Add/Drop players
• Propose and accept trades
• Read up-to-the minute player news
• Manage teams in multiple leagues

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Gogo Inflight Internet

Gogogo!

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Just because you’re in the air, doesn’t mean you should be without Internet access! With the free Gogo app, you get quick and easy sign-in to Wi-Fi in the sky, every time you fly a Gogo equipped flight. The app automatically detects the gogoinflight signal, leaving you more time to surf the skies, and less time fumbling with your phone settings. Just sign in, and get online in air, with the touch of a button.

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Fox Sports Mobile

FOX Sports brings you the most comprehensive sports app available. Why download multiple apps for each of your favorite sports and teams? The FOX Sports app does all of this for free.

Sports covered:
- NFL and NCAA Football
- MLB
- NBA, WNBA and NCAA Basketball (men’s and women’s)
- NHL
- NASCAR
- Golf
- Tennis
- Soccer (MLS, Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga, and more)
- MMA & Boxing
- Motorsports (F1 & IndyCar)

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Birthday Scheduler for Facebook (Lite)

A brilliantly simple idea, although really - it's probably easier to remember those birthday reminder emails that Facebook sends out weekly. Complete with a horribly ugly (but functional) widget.

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You will never forget their birthday again. Facebook Birthday Scheduler won´t let you miss your Fb friends´ birthday. Choose the date, the message you want to send, the time and stop worrying. Facebook Birthday Scheduler will do the work for you!

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Scottrade Mobile

Android Police coverage: Scottrade Releases Android App That Lets You Stream Real-time Quotes, Trade Stocks, And More [Video]

Free real-time quotes without a Scottrade account? Account management, trading, and research? Yes, please.

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Everything you need for secure online trading, right from your phone.

Get mobile trading functionality in a secure, easy to use app, plus:

• Real-time streaming quotes
• Market news, analyst views & insider moves
• Price alerts & conditional orders
• Scottrade SmartText™ for technical analysis

This app is free to everyone. Scottrade customers can also manage accounts and trade.

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Media Converter

Very intriguing idea, but beware of how data-heavy this app can get.

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Convert Video, Audio, Images, Documents, E-books and archives between nearly any file formats! The most complete and full-featured file converter on the market!

VIDEOS: Convert nearly any format to 3GP, 3G2, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG-2, OGG, WEBM, or WMV.

AUDIO: Convert nearly any audio format to MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC, M4A, or MMF.

IMAGES: Convert nearly any format to JPG, PNG, BMP, EPS, GIF, HDR, EXR, SVG, TGA, TIFF, WBMP, or WEBP.

DOCUMENTS: Convert just about anything to PDF, DOC, TXT, ODT, FLASH, or HTML.

EBOOKS: Convert ebooks between many formats such as EPUB, MOBI, PDF, LRF, FB2, LIT, PDB, TCR.

ARCHIVES: Convert files to archives, or convert between archive formats! Supports ZIP, BZ2, 7Z, and GZ.

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Presto!BizCard Free

A very impressive business card app - probably the first I've considered actually using.

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Capture, save and organize your business cards. Presto! BizCard app offers you a quick and convenient way to scan and add your business cards directly into your phone using the most accurate OCR technology available. Simply take a picture of your business card or select from your photo library, BizCard converts it to your contacts instantly.

Between swiping through your business card images or from text mode, you can easily find the right contacts at your finger tip. No matter making calls, texting or browsing the contacts, the advanced business card management system provides many ways to make your life easier. You simply find the contacts you need and get in touch from there.

Features:
-Automatically rotate card images
-Retrieve business cards quickly by swiping the images or via Smart Search
-Steady mode allows you to accurately capture business cards smoothly
-Magnifies selected image fields to provide easy verification
-Sort card information by name or company
-Make calls, send E-mail or SMS with the customizable quick access buttons
-Export information to built-in Contacts
-Send business cards via SMS or E-mail in vCard, plain text or image format
-Supported image formats include: JPG, PNG, and BMP

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Twitvid

Twitvid lets you post videos or photos on Twitter or Facebook from your Android device.

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IKEA Catalogue

My reddit submission

The IKEA catalogue for Android. My reddit submission headline for this app was something like "and you don't even need to compile it while looking at instructions drawn by 2-year-olds."

However, beware of the catalog size - I'm pretty sure right now the app downloads it into your device's internal memory and cannot be moved to SD. /facepalm

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- Flip pages back and forth using 'swipe' gestures.
- Easy First, Previous, Next and Last navigation toolbar.
- Zoom in and out of any page to get a closer look using double tap and multi touch (pinch) gestures.
- Jump straight to any page simply typing in the page number
- Handy thumbnail navigation for even quicker page flipping!
- Table of contents: The familiar print catalogue colour-coded index is now included with handy links directly to the main sections.
- Search: Search the entire catalogue simply and quickly by keyword and phrases.
- Bookmarks: Found what you want? Save those pages, and customise the name for easy reference when you are ready to visit our store.
- Share: Share pages or products through e-mail, facebook or Twitter to family and friends!
- Products: Tap on the “+” sign and get an image, basic information and product price, tap on the handy more information link to get detailed product information.
- Store locator: Find an IKEA store close to you!

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Visual Traceroute

Visual Traceroute will show you, on a map, the path your data travels to any server in the world. Very easy to use, just enter the server's name and press go.

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Chop Chop Free

Android Police review: [Review] Chop Chop Looks To Cut Down Note-Taking Competitors

Chop Chop is a fast note-taking tool that makes data input easy, even at your most inconvenient time.

Key Features
- 4 data functions: Numbers, Words, Checklist, Pairs.
- App Widgets at home screen for instant note taking. (Full-Version)
- Automatically creates entry when copied to clipboard. (Full-Version)
- Recognizes Phone numbers, email, latitude and longitude.
- Ability to export to CSV, TXT format. (Full-Version)
- Search your notes easily.
- Backup and restore your notes with ease.
- Share via Facebook, Twitter, Email, Whatsapp, SMS and many more.

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Intuit Online Payroll

Now you can pay your employees anytime, anywhere with just a few taps.

Key Features*
- Preview employee paychecks before approving
- Pay employees with Direct Deposit or manual paychecks
- View a report of last payroll run
- Quick access to individual employee information
- Automatically syncs with your Intuit Online Payroll account

Payroll products supported
- Intuit Online Payroll
- QuickBooks Online Payroll
- QuickBooks Payroll for Mac

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Double Parked

Simple, yet well designed app that beats fiddling with timers and alarms. The title is quite misleading, but I suppose the author was going after the cool name factor.

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Take parking to the next level, use this mobile app to keep track of how much time is left until you have to move your car. Features: the time you parked, current time & time left until you have to move your car. Includes a fully customizable alarm (play your own mp3's)

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Qriocity Video

Unlike the music service from Sony's Qriocity, the video service is only available to Xperia-branded phones. Fine, don't take my money, Sony! Oh well...

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Want the hottest new movie releases and popular television shows delivered right to your phone? You can watch anytime, anywhere with Qriocity! With thousands of movie titles, you can enjoy the latest hits from Hollywood, as well as all the classic films you love, from all major studios. Plus, you’ve got options. Choose to purchase for rent or own most titles.

This application is only supported if you have a Sony Ericsson Xperia™ phone with the latest Sony Ericsson software (version 4).

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Facebook Messenger

Android Police coverage: [Update: Now Available] Facebook Introduces Messenger, A Powerful Mobile Extension To Chat

Android Police review: [Review] If Facebook Messenger Can Keep Sync Instant And Reliable, It Is Worth Your Time

With Facebook Messenger, you can reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.

Top Features
- Message friends, groups of friends or anyone in your mobile contacts
- Map your location, find your friends and make plans on the go
- Get mobile notifications so you never miss a message
- Include photos so friends can see what you're doing

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Marriott International

Whoa, a hotel app that doesn't suck? Color me impressed.

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With the free Marriott Mobile app, you can:
- Make hotel reservations at 3,600+ hotels and resorts in 70 countries, 24/7 from anywhere
- Access your Marriott Rewards account or enroll in the Rewards program
- Find hotels near your current position with GPS functionality
- Browse hotel photos, maps, and amenities
- View upcoming reservations
- Browse city guides with helpful tips about your destinations
- Call a hotel or get help immediately with Marriott reservations via phone (if supported by your device)
- Cancel upcoming reservations
- Do all this securely just like you would on Marriott.com.

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Skitch by Evernote

Evernote, which just announced its acquisition of Skitch, already released the Skitch app into the Market. Notable is its simplicity and integration with Evernote (which is probably why they bought it in the first place). Oh, and it's free.

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Skitch is the fun and fast way to create great-looking annotated images, snapshots and sketches of ideas. It’s the perfect way to quickly draw attention to anything in a picture; take a snapshot of something awesome, draw an arrow and add a caption, then post the image on Twitter or Facebook. When you’re at a conference, snap a picture of the people you meet, annotate it with their names and save it into Evernote.

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Comcast SportsNet

Get the best local sports coverage from Comcast SportsNet wherever you are! Stay up-to-date on your favorite local teams with breaking news, instant analysis, scores, stats, schedules, exclusive articles and columns from CSN Insiders and more. Be the first to know everything about your favorite baseball, football, hockey and basketball teams – all from the convenience of your mobile device. Covering:

- Bay Area sports (including San Francisco, Bay Area, San Jose. Oakland)
- Chicago sports
- New England sports (including Boston)
- Philly sports
- Washington, DC sports

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Pops

Android Police coverage: [New App] 'Pops' Brings Vivid Animated Notifications To Your Android Phone

Watch the video - don't trust the pictures and text.

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Pops will notify you about incoming messages - whether emails, SMS, Facebook or Twitter - with stunning onscreen videos and animations from an ever-growing gallery.

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FLUD News

FLUD organizes your favorite news sites and blogs into a sexy award-winning interface, putting you fully in charge of the front page!

You’re dragging feeds side to side to compare what is new. You’re dragging articles up and down to check out the latest headlines, newest to oldest. You always see the latest and its always a blast.

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Sky Sports News

As expected, this app seems to be locked down to UK devices.

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Get the latest sports stories via the all new Sky Sports News Android App.

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Gifinator

Gifinator is an animated gif creator that is super easy to use! Just touch the screen to take pictures, tweak your animation, and share your gif with your friends!

Now anyone can have fun with stop motion!

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Taste of Home

aste of Home's recipe app brings you thousands of delicious recipes featuring the season's freshest flavors right to your phone from the #1 food & entertaining magazine in the world.

Each season we will bring you new recipe collections, filled with Taste of Home's best recipes for fresh fruits and veggies, plus recipes perfect for holiday parties and potlucks. With a photo and easy-to-follow directions for each recipe, plus nutrition facts and reader-submitted tips, it's simple to find the perfect recipes for family dinners or special occasions.

The Taste of Home app allows you to browse for recipes by course, cooking style, cuisine, ingredients or holidays, save your favorite recipes to find again easily, and share your favorites with friends through email and Facebook.

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Gismeteo Weather Forecast

Gismeteo is one good looking weather app - I'll give them that.

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Official and absolutely free weather application for Android from Gismeteo.

✔ Current weather all over the world (temperature, wind, air pressure etc.);
✔ your own photo for every favorite place;
✔ weather forecast for 7 days;
✔ detailed forecast for 48 hours;
✔ geomagnetic storm and other alerts;
✔ local weather;
✔ quick switching through favorite places;
✔ widgets for home screen;
✔ support of Russian, Ukrainian and English languages.

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TouchRetouch Free

Android Police review: [(P)Review] TouchRetouch Fixes Your Photos, Removes Your Need For Photography Skills

TouchRetouch was previously available only as a paid version. This is the free version so you can try it for however long you want.

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TouchRetouch Free is an award-winning photo editor that allows you to remove unwanted content or objects from any photo, using just your finger and your phone.

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Room 77

Checking in to a hotel? Find the perfect hotel room in our database of 500,000+ rooms across thousands of hotels in 30 destinations (and counting).

Like you, we know all rooms are not created equal. Room 77 helps you find the perfect room to request based on your preferences. Use our hotel room search engine to get important details and land a great room. Submit room reviews & photos to help fellow travelers find the best rooms.

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FriendCaster Chat

If you don't like the official Facebook Chat app, give FriendCaster Chat a go, especially if you're already using the main FriendCaster app instead of the official Facebook app.

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FriendCaster Chat for Facebook is the latest and greatest new Facebook chat app. Keep up with your facebook friends quickly and easily with our beautifully designed and easy to use interface. Mark your "favorite" facebook friends for even faster access. Choose your own color theme (we offer 5 themes right now with many more to come).

In addition, FriendCaster Chat seamlessly integrates with FriendCaster for Facebook, the top 3rd party facebook app here in the Android Market.

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The Going To Bed Book

Android Police coverage: [App For Kids] The Going To Bed Book Is An Illustratively Rich Children's Book For Android, From The Makers Of The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

I'm not a kid (well, maybe at heart), but I can still appreciate every Loud Crow Android pop-up book. If you have kids, the creativity and interaction levels of these books are going to blow their minds (in a good way). Check out the video to see what I'm talking about.

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The first digital Sandra Boynton book app is here, and it’s completely terrific.

Far beyond any e-book experience, The Going to Bed Book app has all the magic and appeal of a traditional pop-up book, offering lively interactivity and thoroughly mesmerizing discovery. Imagine! An ark that rocks. Characters that respond to touch with sound and movement. Tap water that turns on and off, and steam that fogs the screen. Can you write your name in the steam? Of course! There are teeth to brush, and a group exercise session with ten pajama-clad animals (big and small) each with its own unique exercise. Help the little piggy turn off the lights, then rock yourself to sleep to the music box sound of twinkling stars. There's something wonderful to discover on every page.

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Phereo for 3D devices

Phereo 3D allows to browse through thousands of 3D images and share your own stereo photos on Phereo.com.

Application shows stereo on HTC EVO 3D: fully supports its stereoscopic display and built-in stereo camera.

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Splat Splat Lite

OK, OK, I can hear your rumblings already, but let me explain why this app made it in. First of all, it's extremely well designed and polished. Second of all, it's completely useless... until you realize that it has one-click sharing of your final masterpieces. Combine it with the ease of pulling photos of your Facebook friends, and there it is - instant value right there. Of course, it's all in good fun, but I've gotten a few friends who haven't seen themselves with tomato juice all over their faces in a while (perhaps too long of a while /squints eyes).

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SplatSplat is an angst-reduction App that allows you to chuck virtual tomatoes at your friends and then share the resulting picture on Facebook or via email. Use the photos on your phone/tablet, or any of the pictures of your Facebook friends. They all become targets for you to throw tomatoes, pizza, rotten eggs or watermelons. Splat Splat includes Immersion’s MOTIV haptic effects.

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Citi ThankYou Rewards

Search, scan and redeem for select ThankYou rewards in-store at Best Buy with your phone. Plus, you can browse the rewards collection, check your points balance, and choose your shipping method on the go. Just log in with your registered ThankYou* Member Account user name and password to:

- Scan item barcodes off the shelf to see how many points you’ll need to redeem them
- Redeem your points for in-store or ship them to your address
- Find the nearest retailer to pick up your reward using our store locator
- Check your points balance and browse the rewards collection with our secure login

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My Vodafone

My Vodafone lets you keep track of your Vodafone account usage.

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Texas Instruments

No, it's not a calculator app from TI (/insert sad face), which is why it occupies the last place in today's roundup.

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TI's app for Android is the design engineer's best resource for information related to TI's parts. Currently, you can use it to learn about TI parts, share their information with your colleagues, and otherwise plan your designs from any place with 3G or WiFi access. Soon, you will be able to use the app to sample and buy TI's parts, as well.

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Games

We posted the game roundup separately - see here.

Live Wallpapers

Hologram Live Wallpaper

This is one surreal live wallpaper - just watch the video. I especially like the rotating poo.

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Hologram Live Wallpaper allows you to create a 3D hologram as your home screen. The screen moves as you move and creates a 3D depth to the scene.

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Drumroll... I shit you not (pun intended):

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Widgets

Android Pro Widgets

A nice set of widgets, especially for people with Sense withdrawals.

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Advanced widgets package with many themes and features. A set of powerful and extremely useful home screen widgets.

  • Designed for both smart phones and tablets
  • All widgets contain advanced features hard to be found on other products. Try it!
  • Scrolling is supported on all devices and all launchers (Read notes 2 and 3 below).

Available widgets:

  • Agenda & Calendar
  • People
  • Bookmarks
  • Messaging
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Timeline [Licensed version only]
  • Quick Event - Quick Calendar event insertion tool w/ native language processing and speech recognition capabilities.

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For Tablets

We posted the tablet roundup separately - see here.

WTF App(s) Of The Week

Rocket Boy

Sorry guys, this roundup is a bit dry on WTF apps, but I did manage to find one that is so hilariously bad that it immediately stood out. The description is pretty lollerrific as well.

P.S. Yup, it's as bad as it looks.

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Rocket Boy is a action game. Touch and launch the Rocket-Boy. Let's move the Rocket-Boy from a rocket to a rocket by timing.

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Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.

Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.

  • the app's launch date has to be no longer than 2 weeks ago
  • it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop

Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: oh.no.its.the@androidpolice.com.

1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) - please contact us for details.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • J Rush

    Super wicked article Artem! I actually got a few apps from this! Keep them up!

  • CSW

    Thanks for the article. Useful as usual.

  • Yogesh

    Thanks, these are cool apps.

  • Sorin

    Looks like the trend with the smartphone apps is to emulate functionality of or gain access to existent websites (eg. Facebook app). There are less and less apps that do otherwise (eg. bar code scanner.) Following this trend, I wonder how long will it take until standalone apps will become obsolete and their place be taken by HTML5 web apps written in Javascript.

  • Jim

    hah@ "lollerific" ... i can't believe you just used that

  • aatkco

    I enjoy transferring from iOS to Android with you, This blog is really awesome, keep the creativeness :) <3

  • Geez…

    Too bad the Media Converter works with an on-line server, it's useless that way. Does anyone know of a decent PDF -> EPUB converter which I can read in Kobo?

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