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Last Updated: March 29th, 2012

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.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Featured App

EasyMoney

Today's roundup is sponsored by Handy Apps' EasyMoney. EasyMoney is a popular personal finance manager for Android, which has already been downloaded over 500,000 times. In short, it combines an expense tracker, a bill reminder, a checkbook register, and a budget planner.

The app can track your business, personal, or travel expenses, split transactions, provide interactive reports and graphs, alert you of upcoming and overdue bills, monitor monthly budget caps, categorize, record photos of bills and receipts, export data into Quicken (QIF) or CSV, and much more. For security conscious, EasyMoney offers a pin lock option, and for those looking for convenience - a home screen widget.

EasyMoney was included in LifeHacker Magazine's list of the top 5 best mobile personal finance tools in January 2011. The recent publication - Amazing Android Apps for Dummies - also included EasyMoney as a featured personal finance application.

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Grab the free trial version from the widget below.

Apps

The CW Network

Android Police coverage: [New App] The CW Network Gets Its Own App, Streams Full Episodes Of CW Shows, Completely Legit This Time

The all-new CW Network app is here. Get FREE full length episodes and connect instantly to the social world of your favorite CW shows and talent on your Android Phone and Tablet. Watch your favorite CW Network shows like The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, 90210, America’s Next Top Model, Supernatural, One Tree Hill, The Secret Circle, Ringer, and more, whenever and wherever you want.

  • FULL EPISODES – Watch the latest full episodes of every prime time show on The CW
  • SOCIAL – Connect directly with CW shows and talent on Facebook & Twitter for even more exclusive scoops and content
  • CLIPS - See previews for upcoming episodes, cast interviews and behind the scenes coverage
  • PHOTOS – Browse robust photo galleries of all your favorite talent – on the set and off
  • SCHEDULE – See when the newest episodes will be on your TV - set reminders and watch previews for upcoming shows right from the app

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Weather Flow

Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Weather Flow (From The Creators Of Cocktail Flow) Is The New Prettiest Weather App Of The Moment

The weather experience in a way you never seen before. The application presents weather forecast and current conditions with a beautifully designed UI.

  • WEATHER INFORMATION
    Weather Flow will provide you with current weather conditions, hourly and daily forecasts. Forecasts and weather conditions are provided for your city and 80.000+ locations around the world. Add multiple cities to the app and switch between them to see what the weather is like - perfect for travel planning. Stay up to date with the latest weather information from as many location as you want.
  • DESIGN
    Trouble finding a well designed weather app? Try Weather Flow. We care about user experience just as much we care about accurate forecast. Every part of the application was crafted with the latest ICS design, to perfectly fit your Android phone. Spice up the visuals by switching between the Holo theme and a visually rich theme, using which ever you're in the mood for.
  • WIDGET
    We provide themed widgets, so you can choose which one is the best match for your Android home screen. Widgets are updated every 30 minutes, to save battery.

Slider Widget - Volume & more

Android Police coverage: [New App Review] Slider Widget Puts Powerful Volume And Brightness Controls On Your Homescreen

A small Widget that gives control of the screen brightness and the sound volume directly from your home screen. You can easily manage those with the widget's slider or your hardware buttons. With a double click, you can also use the buttons to toggle.

2Do: Todo List | Task List

2Do is a very powerful and feature-rich TODO list manager of iOS and Ovi fame - in fact, it even claims to be able to do full-blown project management. It is a bit pricy - $7, which is quite high relative to other Android apps. No trial is available either. However, looking at its history and high rating in the Appstore, I'm willing to bet it's very-very good. You be the judge.

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From a simple checklist to full-blown project management, 2Do is an incredibly powerful, award winning, task manager that lets you focus on what's important. Zero complication. Zero frustration. Just a stunning to do list you can finally understand and use. With 2Do you get:

  • Sync tasks over-the-air on multiple devices running 2Do (including iOS) using Toodledo. Schedule auto-sync at fixed intervals. NOTE: Only stated sync options (i.e. Toodledo) are currently supported. More sync options will be added in the future.
  • Projects, Checklists or a simple Todo list
  • Repeating ToDos with end dates
  • Tabbed Calendars / Folders for easy organization and grouping
  • Landscape Calendar view with date markers and date-filtering
  • Hide or re-arrange calendars
  • Password Protection: Lock all your tasks or individually picked Calendars
  • Drag & Drop tasks from and to Calendars
  • Smart Calendars: Dynamic lists based on saved searches with an optional dynamic date range
  • Powerful date range searching and filtering
  • Easy sorting by dates, calendars, priority, status, title or manual sorting
  • Scheduling of tasks using Start Date & Time
  • Tags: create keyword tags; search for tags or attach contacts as people tags
  • Alarms: Easily create multiple alarms per task
  • Attach Photos to your tasks using the Camera or the Gallery
  • Instant Previews: Preview and edit notes or attached pictures from the main list with a single tap
  • Focus: Quick toggle between your tasks and a refined 'focus' list from any view
  • Actions: attach contacts or other 'action' information to tasks
  • Starred Tasks
  • Batch Operations: Edit, Delete, Move, Tag, Share and more
  • Multiple Themes: Graphite, Wood, Leather, Fabric, Grass, Pink Fabric
  • Samsung S Pen drawing support in Notes. Draw using a finger or a stylus on devices such as Galaxy Note, Galaxy Nexus.
  • Share Todos
  • Optimized for an unlimited number of tabbed calendars with hundreds of Todos per calendar
  • Backup & Restore: Create easy backups of your database or restore from an existing one at any time
  • Flexible task manager: Use GTD (Getting Things Done) principals, Franklin Covey or your very own

 

Google Authenticator

Android Police PSA: PSA: Google's Authenticator Updated To v2, Except It's A Brand New App, And You Need To Install It To Get Future Updates (Old One Is Dead)

Google authenticator isn't new by far, but for some reason Google decided to re-release it as a completely separate app last week. Why this happened we still don't know, but it did, and you need to know about it, especially if you're a v1 user. See the PSA above for more info and commentary.

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Enable 2-step verification to protect your account from hijacking. Google Authenticator generates 2-step verification codes on your phone. With 2-step verification, you can choose to add an additional layer of security for your Google Account by signing in with both a code generated by this application in addition to your password. To use this app, you need to first enable 2-step verification on your Google Account by visiting your Account Settings page.

Evite

Android Police coverage: [New App] Evite Comes To Android, Lets You Easily Organize Social Gatherings From Your Mobile

Evite for Android makes it easy to send and manage invitations on the go. With the Evite app, you can create and send invitations, manage your guest lists, and RSVP to events. You can also choose to get push notifications for event updates and when guests RSVP or add comments.

runtastic Push-Up

Is this brilliant or what? "The recognition of your push-ups is done automatically via proximity sensor on the phone or by touching the screen with your nose."

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Your personal push-up trainer who helps you reach your goals easily. Does breaking the physical barrier of 100 push-ups in just 8 weeks seem impossible to you? Let runtastic convince you otherwise. With the runtastic Push-Up app you can now achieve this goal. You will be motivated to get stronger and will have fun doing so. The app is your personal push-up trainer and helps you build the strength to complete 100 push-ups within 8 weeks.

Unique recognition of your push-ups:
The recognition of your push-ups is done automatically via proximity sensor on the phone or by touching the screen with your nose.

Features:
* Count of completed push-ups via proximity sensor
* Count of completed push-ups by touching the screen with the nose
* Automatic countdown timer for your break between sets
* Voice Coach
* Personal records and statistics (e.g. monthly statistics, …)
* Upload of activities to the runtastic fitness site
* Facebook and Twitter integration – share your strength and your personal record.

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner is easy and professional online project management software for teams that want to get more done. A fresh social design makes this collaborative software fun while still providing professional planning, scheduling, time tracking, and file sharing features. The LiquidPlanner Android application is designed as a compliment to the web application and focuses on the most common features that project managers and team members need on the go. The mobile application will allow you to browse projects, participate in comment streams, view your tasks, track time, edit and create new tasks, and view attached files. (Note that some LiquidPlanner features are only available on the web application.) An internet connection via Wi-Fi or 3G is required to use the mobile application.

Flud News

We featured the initial version of Flud News back in August of last year, but it's now been revamped and re-launched as a new app. Indeed, lots of improvements, so whether you've used it before or this is your first time hearing about it, Flud is worth checking out.

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Introducing a new kind of social news reader. Flud is a place where everyone has a news personality. For the first time ever, the things you read about give you topical credibility among your friends and followers. Beautiful design, simple user interface, and integrated social features make Flud the best place to read your news. Customize Flud to your personal tastes. Your Flud profile allows you to discover your news personality and become a credible source of information.

Features
- Find Fluders who share your interests in news, blogs, and topics
- Flud articles you love and share them with your followers
- See what your followers are reading with the Activity Feed
- Access your Reading List wherever you are, no Internet required
- Easily add, reorder, or remove feeds
- Connect to Google Reader, Twitter, and Facebook
- Create a Reading List of headlines that look interesting to you
- Play video, view images, read stories

Uses
- Discover new websites, writers, blogs, or topics you didn’t know you loved
- Browse niche blogs and major news brands, silly news and science journals, at the same time
- For bloggers, offer Flud to your readers as a way to experience your content on a mobile platform
- Build your brand by tweeting the latest industry news

Hide my Root

Sure, CyanogenMod may be getting more granular root settings, but can you password protect them? This app can.

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Hide my Root lets you temporarily hide the superuser binary and app so that no applications or users can get root access. You can even set a password so that only you can restore root access. On some roms (usually rooted stock roms), Hide my Root will allow you to use Google Videos and similar apps on a rooted phone. On custom roms such as CyanogenMod, it will not allow you to use Google Videos and similar apps on a rooted phone.

PocketESN Free - ESN Checker

Android Police coverage: [Update: Free Version Now Available] New App: Quickly Get Info About The Status Of A Phone's ESN With PocketESN

Developed by none other than jcase, aka Justin Case.

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PocketESN is a tool to check the status of a phone's electronic serial number. Find out if it is stolen/banned from a carrier before buying! Don't waste hundreds on a phone you can not use. On CDMA networks like Sprint, Verizon, and Boostmobile, only certain phones are allowed to be used. These phones are white listed by their electronic serial number (ESN). When a phone is reported lost or stolen, or when someone does not pay their bill, the ESN is blacklisted, and the phone can no longer be used with it's intended carrier. When this happens, the phone is often sold to unsuspecting buyers using Craigslist, eBay, etc. It is the dark side of the used phone business, and happens way too often.

This is the free version, while it can check all the same carriers, it only works for the phone it is installed on. Pro version shown in promotional video and pictures. Upgrade to the Pro version to get unlimited checks for any ESN, no ads, no annoyances, priority support, and barcode scanner access.

COMODO Cloud

Android Police coverage: COMODO, Bitdefender, Zoolz Cloud Apps Hit The Play Store, Offer Users Tons Of Ways To Store, Sync, And Share Files From Their Android Device

Cloud storage, free space, backup contacts, share files. Accessing your pictures, music, videos or documents has never been easier. Just install the COMODO Cloud application, login and download any file from your account. You can also upload any file, including your pictures and videos directly from your phone or tablet so that they are safely stored on the COMODO Servers. With the COMODO Cloud application, your files are just a few taps away. And that's not all. The COMODO Cloud application also helps you safely store your contacts thanks to the contact backup/restore feature - all in just a few easy steps. With COMODO Cloud, you'll never have to worry about losing your valuable data.

 

Bitdefender Safebox

Android Police coverage: COMODO, Bitdefender, Zoolz Cloud Apps Hit The Play Store, Offer Users Tons Of Ways To Store, Sync, And Share Files From Their Android Device

Get your piece of the Cloud with Bitdefender Safebox! This simple and reliable online backup, sharing, and synchronization solution gives you the freedom to access your pictures, movies and documents from anywhere, at any time, from any Internet-connected device. With Bitdender Safebox, your important files will always be as close as the cloud—making them easy to share with your family, friends, and even co-workers. Bitdefender Safebox is a FREE service that includes 2GB of online storage, plus gives you the ability to purchase more space in the future to meet the demands of your ever-changing digital life.

* Backup your important pictures, movies, music, and other files with one click
* Works on all PCs and Android devices
* Automatically backs up your files the instant they are changed
* Easily share large files to your friends, family, and colleagues
* Manage your files from any Web-accessible computer
* Backup and sync all your devices from a single account

Zoolz

Android Police coverage: COMODO, Bitdefender, Zoolz Cloud Apps Hit The Play Store, Offer Users Tons Of Ways To Store, Sync, And Share Files From Their Android Device

Zoolz is a free 4GB service that enables you to effortlessly connect all your family or teammates so you can all access and share all your files, view your photos, and play all your music and videos that are stored on your Windows PCs, external and network drives directly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, or Facebook. Earn up to 20 GB free.

Features

• 4 GB FREE fully functional account
• View your photo memories in a timeline to discover long lost photos
• Share any file no matter how large to anyone
• Share any photo on Facebook instantly
• Access your encrypted files from your mobile
• Search for your files on Zoolz
• Read your documents
• On a plane, no problem! Listen to your music offline
• Save your photos to your photo gallery
• Fully integrated Facebook App

 

Fitbit

Android Police coverage: [New App] Fitbit Gets A Mobile App, Tracks Your Food And Exercise Activity On The Go, Where You Do Most Of Your Eating And Exercising

The Fitbit App helps you log food and activities wherever you are and track progress towards your goals. With the Food Plan feature, you can set a daily calorie target that adjusts when you manually log activities. Food Plan, steps, and floors data in the app also update whenever your Fitbit Wireless Tracker* syncs with a base station.

Rite Aid

Android Police coverage: Rite Aid Launches Its Own App, Lets You Refill Prescriptions By Scanning Your Bottle's Label, Among Other Cool Features

Now, manage all of your prescriptions, product savings and wellness+ activities anywhere or anytime from your Android with the official Rite Aid app. Some of the convenient features include:

  • STORE LOCATOR
  • WEEKLY CIRCULAR
  • REFILL PRESCRIPTIONS
  • TRANSFER PRESCRIPTIONS
  • WELLNESS+

AMC Theatres

Since opening in 1920, AMC Theatres has been dedicated to delivering the best possible movie-going experience. Now you can experience the magic of AMC at your fingertips. Download the FREE AMC Theatres mobile application – the newest and most advanced way to access exclusive content, find your local AMC Theatre, get showtimes and buy tickets. Are you an AMC Stubs™ member? Check your rewards balance, share your virtual ticket stubs via Facebook, access your card, and more.

Clipix

Clipix is an unbelievably useful tool that’s changing the way we organize our lives. It solves the problem we have of seeing tons of things each day and never having a good way to save and organize them. Clipix provides you with one central place where you can keep all the things you see online and in real life that you want to come back to. With Clipix for Android you can clip things you see and want to remember by snapping photos with your camera and scanning product barcodes. Clipix for Android lets you take all your clipboards and clips with you all the time , add clips on the go, and check out your friends’ clips.

Zoho Docs

Android Police coverage: Zoho Finally Takes On Google In The Mobile Space, Releases Docs and CRM To The Play Store

Zoho Docs for Android offers mobile access to your documents available on the web at http://docs.zoho.com. Zoho Docs is an online document management application for individuals and businesses. This mobile version extends access to your documents to Android mobiles. If you don't already have a Zoho account, you can easily create one within the application.

HIGHLIGHTS

* Access your documents created in online versions of Zoho Writer, Sheet, Show & Docs
* View documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs and other types of documents
* View shared documents
* Upload images from your mobile device directly to Zoho Docs
* Search to quickly find your documents
* Remembers your account info so you can avoid frequent logins

Zoho CRM

Android Police coverage: Zoho Finally Takes On Google In The Mobile Space, Releases Docs and CRM To The Play Store

Zoho CRM for Android offers mobile access to your customer information available on the web at http://crm.zoho.com. Zoho CRM offers you a complete customer relationship life-cycle management software for managing Sales, Marketing, Customer Support, and Inventory activities in a single system.

App Features:

  • Access to Contacts, Accounts, Potentials, Leads, Tasks, Events, Cases and Call Logs in CRM
  • View, Create, Edit and Delete records in all supported modules
  • Offline access to customer information when outside network coverage area
  • Adding/Modifying customer information offline will be auto-synced to the Web once network connection is available
  • Powerful search function helps searching for required information in both Client (offline) and Server (online)
  • Ability to Call contacts directly from within the app and log calls subsequently

 

Triangle Away by Chainfire *root*

All you triangle haters, you know you can't go wrong with Chainfire.

Disclaimer: Android Police isn't responsible for any harm to your device - proceed at your own risk.

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Triangle Away can remove the yellow triangle from your boot screen as well as reset the flash counter, for a select few Samsung devices running Ice Cream Sandwich (Gingerbread builds are NOT supported). Please check the values the app displays are correct before resetting the counters. There really isn't much more to say about it. This app has been used successfully on:

- Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
- Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-I777
- Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
- Samsung Galaxy Note GT-I9220

Variants that are NOT based on Exynos processors but rather on Qualcomm or Nvidia processors are NOT expected to work. I honestly would NOT try (until further notice) - examples are the Skyrocket and AT&T Note. For discussion and technical details, see the XDA-Developers.com thread here. Note that this download is also available from that thread completely for free. You can go there and download it for free, or buy me a beer and download it from Market. It is 100% the exact same program.

Time for School

Apps like these really make me wish I had an Android phone when I was in school and university.

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Time for School is an application developed specifically for high school and college students. It's a dynamic alarm clock that uses your schedule to wake you up on time.

- Easily keep track of you school's schedule.
- Notifications tell you when and where your next class starts.
- Dynamic alarm clock wakes you up at the right time according to you schedule.
- Highly customizable alarms.

 

Kyte Phone Beta

Kyte Phone turns any Android into a kids-friendly phone with full parental controls and GPS tracking. Once parents log in, Kyte takes over the device with a friendly, playful UI from which kids cannot exit. Kids can then call and receive calls from a list of parent-approved numbers and play any apps and games parents enable. Using their web dashboard, parents can see their child's latest location and get a summary of all activity on the phone, including games played and calls made. Parents can also quickly change who their kids can call and which games they can play, with everything synced automatically. Kyte will never show ads to kids or share your children's personal information. Kyte works on the fremium model - our basic features will be free, but charge for premium features which will come in the future.

 

Zecco Mobile

Android Police coverage: Zecco Releases Android App, Lets You Trade Stock, Options, And Mutual Funds Directly From Your Mobile

Trade stocks, options, and mutual funds from wherever you are with Zecco Mobile for Android.

Key features:
• Trade stocks, options, and mutual funds
• Use advanced charting to find investment opportunities
• Receive custom stock alerts via notifications
• Monitor your positions with live streaming quotes
• Keep up-to-date on today’s market news and market movers
• Tap the Zecco Community for insight on your investments and trading ideas
• Access your account safely and securely without having to sign in every time you use the app

Buzzsaw by Autodesk

Android Police coverage: [New App] Seamlessly Share And Sync Designs, 3D Models, And Other Assets With Autodesk's Buzzsaw For Android

The Autodesk Buzzsaw mobile app for Android smartphones and tablets lets Buzzsaw users securely access Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) project designs and documents from anywhere. View 2D and 3D DWF files, view metadata and data about elements in your designs, view project documents and images, and upload project photos directly to the Buzzsaw cloud.

 

Rightmove

Over a million properties, now on Android. See all the properties available on the Rightmove website in a sleek and clever app. Get to grips with the area before your viewing by seeing properties in Google Street View. Share properties with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, via email, SMS and more, all straight from the app. Sync and share saved properties and searches on your desktop, other smartphones, and even your TV with MyRightmove. View photos and floorplans in full screen. Enquire about a property via phone or email in-app.

FlockThere

Clearly, it's an iPhone port. Even after I asked them to swap out the actual iOS screenshots for Android ones, it still looks like iOS. /sigh

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Meeting up with friends has never been easier. With FlockThere, you see friends on a live map and their messages on the same screen. You can send messages with a single touch. It is a better way to get together for the movies, eating out, parties, ball games, concerts - just about any social occassion. Never ask again: "Where are you? How long 'til you get here? Where are we meeting?"

- Complete privacy control. Location is shared only for the duration of the meetup.
- Initiate a meetup with using just email or SMS. Once you have registered you can cc meet@flockthere.com to calendar invites to your friends and flock will be created at the right time.

All sessions for sharing location and exchanging group messages are temporary and every user must explicitly accept an invite. Once a flock ends, location sharing is stopped. Additionally, any user can stop sharing their location on a flock at any moment.

Root Logger by Stericson

Root Logger is the only application that can log all shell commands that are sent to your phone, including those from other rooted applications. Root Logger can also tell you who executed the command, when it was executed, and whether or not the command was executed with root access. This application will help you keep an eye on what's being sent to the shell on your phone and what those applications are doing on your phone. This Application requires root access, busybox, and these commands, which are usually provided by Busybox, chmod, ln, ls, cp, chattr, and rm.

Smart Statusbar

This app is designed for devices running Android phone version. Smart Statusbar is the first and only Status bar enabler in full screen app. You can now reveal status bar in any Full screen app with gesture. Imagine you are watching movie and you want to know what time it is, with Smart Statusbar you can do a finger swipe as you were trying to expand status bar on top of the screen to reveal it. No more back to home screen and leave what you are doing to get info you need in full screen app.

Audio Evolution Mobile DEMO

Audio Evolution Mobile is a multi-track audio sequencer with multi-track playback, non-linear non-destructive editing with unlimited undo/redo, real-time effects and much more.

Features:
• Multitrack audio playback
• Audio recording (while playing back other tracks)
• Import of wav, aiff, flac, Ogg/Vorbis audio files
• Import of mp3 (requires an optional download due to patents on mp3 if applicable to your country)
• Mastering to stereo WAV file
• Metronome
• Each track has controls for volume, panning, mute, solo, arm, 4-band EQ, 3 insert effects and output bus selection
• Unlimited number of tracks
• Unlimited number of groups
• Real-time effects include: chorus, delay, dual delay, reverse delay, reverb, bandpass, highpass, lowpass, flanger, noisegate and tremolo
• Non-linear non-destructive editing with move, trim, split, cut/copy/paste, remove, range editing
• Unlimited undo/redo for editing facilities
• Several grid options for aligning your samples (with tempo and time signature settings)
• Repeat samples with several options to create loops
• Add markers and quickly jump to them
• Load/Save projects including loading projects from Audio Evolution 5 projects
• Buffer size preferences

AirCover

AirCover seemingly came out of nowhere - just take a look at the full suite of features in this app! I'm not sure it's enough to make me move from Lookout and Avast, but it looks good (though a little iOS'y) and has a ton of functionality.

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The all-in-one ultimate security & antivirus app for your Android devices! Protect your Android devices from loss, theft, viruses, malware and other threats. AirCover provides advanced security for Android devices featuring cloud backup, system security and family safety in one complete solution. Join the user community of AirCover and have the peace of mind when using your Android devices.

Features of AirCover include:

  • Mobile Anti-virus:
    Scans your Android devices for viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms, suspicious apps, etc. and provides real-time protection from malware attacks when downloading a new app or unknown file.
  • Family Safety:
    With GPS Tracking, AirCover helps you locate and confirm the safety of your loved ones. Instant Alerts keep you informed of an emergency when someone needs help. And Personal Notifications let you know when your loved one moves beyond a pre-defined area.
  • Device Found:
    Tracks down a lost device from any PC or smartphone and activate an alarm to help you find it. Instructions can be customized for device returns, or the phone can be remotely wiped to protect your data from unauthorized access.
  • Privacy Protection:
    Provides direct insight into which apps can access your personal data, such as contacts, locations, messages, etc. and lets you set individual access controls as needed.
  • Cloud Backup:
    Lets you backup, access and restore all your personal data to a new device if the original was lost or damaged.
  • System Optimization:
    Offers system tweaks such as clean cache, memory release, kill tasks and more, and provides views into other information such as CPU, memory, network and battery status. AirCover also tracks battery usage and provides optimal setting recommendations.

Merrill Edge for Android

For Merrill Edge self-directed and Merrill Edge Advisory Center clients, our free, secure Android App allows you to make trades, get the latest market news and real-time quotes, monitor your Watchlists or create new ones, and view your Merrill Lynch investment accounts and linked Bank of America bank accounts on one page. You also can set up accounts and securities alerts, and transfer money between your Merrill Lynch investment accounts and linked Bank of America bank accounts, as well as between accounts at other financial institutions you’ve set up on the website.

Live Wallpapers

A Liquid Cloud Wallpaper

A Liquid Cloud Live Wallpaper: Fluffy clouds blowing around on your home screen. See clouds shift and move around in the wind with this beautiful live wallpaper.

Paper Ocean LiveWallpaper

Experience this beautiful HD Live Wallpaper with a "South Sea" setting.

Free Version Features:
* custom HD graphics
* 2 Camera Modes
* apps2sd support
* animated water, clouds, shark …
* low power consumption
* openGL accelerated 3D Graphics
* Set framerates to fit your hardware

Paid App Features (NOT available in the FREE version)
* fully personalize your experience
* analog clock inside the sun
* 2 different themes (comic / dirty)

 

College B-Ball Live Wallpaper

Download the official College Basketball Live Wallpaper app for your Android. 47 different College teams to choose from. College Basketball Live Wallpaper lets you tap, bounce and add multiple basketballs to your screen. Only $1.99 to upgrade to your favorite college team. Also allows the purchase of official College Basketball team ringtones. Equipped with official logos, vibrant team colors, cool interactive basketballs and various court display options… This dazzling collection of live wallpapers allows you to stay connected to your college team of choice regardless of whether you’re at home on the couch, or on the court shooting nothing but net.

Good Point: Football

The amazing atmosphere of a football game right on your device. In true 3D. Automatic time of day, custom players and uniform, animations and more. We present you a series of live 3D wallpapers called "Good Point". Now Animated. As a true football fans we've wanted to take a look inside the game's most exiting moment - sliding tackle.

RadiantWalls HD - Lone Rider

Turn on your device and watch it cruise along with the all new motorcycle themed RadiantWalls HD - Lone Rider live wallpaper. Choose from four different motorcycle styles and customize them with your own color choice! Motorcycle styles include: Chopper, Cruiser, Racer, and the futuristic concept bike. Due to popular request, this live wallpaper can represent the time of day by either showing you the sun rise in the background or the moon hang in the sky. Dusk and dawn are also represented in the app. If you do not want to have the app reflect your current time of day, just edit the settings and have it show your background of choice.

WTF App(s) Of The Week

Shake To Charge Battery

The ultimate troll app. And in case you had any doubt, just look at my Reddit thread as well as this one for extra lulz.

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Shake your phone and charge your battery. Use your motion power (kinetic energy) to charge your battery and never need a battery saver. Check the battery indicator (battery monitor) and see that when you shake the phone (or you move) your battery is being charged slowly. No need for a battery widget anymore to check your battery. Unlike solar charger or eco charger, it doesn't damage your phone and battery. You can even uninstall juicedefender ;)

NOTE: IT REQUIRES AT LEAST 1 MINUTE TO SHAKE YOUR PHONE STRONGLY TO SEE THE BATTERY LEVEL GOING UP. BECAUSE THE ELECTRICITY PRODUCED BY SHAKING THE PHONE IS LOW.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_energy

Hit The Apple

I spent no less than 20 minutes shooting the poor guy in the noggin and crotch. What ends up happening is strangely addictive. Must. Put. Down. Bow. And. Stop. Aiming. At. Balls.

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Very funny fruit shooting game. WARNING: YOU MUST BE 18+ TO PLAY THIS GAME.VIOLENT SCENE INCLUDED. Hit the apple off mans head using a bow and arrows. Please be careful or you will shoot the man.

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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.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Phew, time to get some fresh air, been stuck inside all day compiling this.

    • http://qtserver.org Flippy125

      No, get back inside. The sun is evil!!!

    • Deltaechoe

      That wtf app is an affront to physics sir, I know its a troll, but I'm going to ruin the fun like a good nerd should. People may try to argue that the force of the drag on the phone from shaking it around in the air will produce electricity, and while they're half right, that electricity discharges far to fast to channel it properly. The "work" being done on the system is done by conservative and non conservative forces, the conservative forces convert the kinetic energy into potential energy and the non conservative forces (most obvious one is drag) converts some energy into thermal energy. Anyway, if you ever generated enough static electricity to charge the phone (and that's after you solve the problem of it returning the charge too fast) you would burn up your phone.

      Another reason this doesn't work is because charging the phone by shaking is a hardware oriented implementation. No mobile phone has anything like this, so software isn't going to do anything.

      Now one guy actually came to me (and this story is the reason for my nerdiness having to come out and ruin the troll) and showed me this app and argued that it could work just like those shakable flashlights. Those flashlights are charged using the principles of magnetic induction, phones don't have the hardware required to do such a thing. It would be impractical to build a system for a shakable charge using magnetic induction as the phone would be really bulky and the core inside would possible cause impact trauma to the circuit boards of the phone mainly due to the conservation of linear momentum when collisions occur.

      Anyway I'm done being a killjoy.

  • Alexia Liberty

    thank you this was great

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  • Tim

    awesome list! thanks AP (err, artem)

  • Hate_Monger

    I hate the way these sons-of-b*tches developers port an iPhone app to Android and don't have the decency to make a revised screenshot or video. If I wanted to see how your sh*tty app worked on an iPhone, I'd ask an idiot with an iPhone to show me. Respect!

  • vlad

    Apps are what is needed to make your smartphone smart and unique.Im fond of app creating and find it really helpful to use site like Snappii where i can build apps in minutes.

  • Gloria

    I loooove these posts :D Thanks!

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