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Last Updated: January 30th, 2013

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store 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.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Featured App

Video Locker Pro

Today's roundup is sponsored by Handy Apps' newest addition to its privacy and security stable, Video Locker and Video Locker Pro.

The principle is the same as their Photo Locker apps featured in many of our previous roundups: protect the videos stored locally on your device with a PIN, and keep them away from prying eyes.

The protection goes beyond mere denial of access. Video Locker will not appear in your list of recent apps, and the Pro version has an option to hide it from your app drawer as well.

Should you choose to enable it, the only way to access Video Locker Pro will be via an inconspicuous calculator widget and your personal PIN code. Speaking of which, you can recover your PIN via email if you forget it in either version.

Other features include a tablet-friendly user interface, 128-bit AES encryption, bulk video hiding, and folder-level locking. The standard app is free, while Video Locker Pro is advertisement-free and hidden from your app drawer for a reasonable $2.99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apps

Pinterest

Android Police review: [Review] Pinterest For Android: A Perfectly Designed Android App (That's Not Just For Women)

Android Police coverage: Pinterest's Long-Awaited Photo Sharing App Hits The Google Play Store Now, Amazon Appstore Later This Week

Pinterest is at least as good as its competitors in the social sharing scene, but it's really distinguished itself with the brand-new Android app. On our platform of choice, Pinterest manages to not only outshine reigning king Instagram, but Google's own Plus as well. Read our full review for a more in-depth look.

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Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

Servers Ultimate

If you've got an Android phone or tablet that you're not using, there are a few options. Turn it into a media remote, or a dedicated e-reader, or a Google Music streaming box. But why aim so low, when an Android device is really nothing less than a tiny, full-featured computer? Servers Ultimate takes this to its logical extreme, running as a standard web, FTP, or media server over a Wi-Fi or mobile broadband connection.

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Run your own free DLNA, DNS, Dynamic DNS, Email, FTP(S), Proxy, SMS Gateway, Time, HTTP(S) and/or (secure) WebDAV server (yes, 10 different servers). From one all-including app: Servers Ultimate. You can even run multiple instances of the same server type at the same time for most. We can’t list all the features because of the limited amount of text, so below you can find a summary of most of the features. In this version you can only add a maximum of two servers, and if supported by a server: three users, three allowed IP's, three rules, three roots. If you want to be able to add unlimited items, see no advertisement and support development, please buy Servers Ultimate Pro.

  • Features:
  • Add a Dynamic DNS Updater using the local or public IP of your device
  • Start/Stop servers automatically when connected/disconnected from a specified WIFI network, or on boot, or directly when the app starts
  • Set a custom name and port per server
  • No rooted device is needed
  • Set a WIFI lock, keep the device alive and/or keep the device fully awake (including the screen)
  • Optionally save all the server data to the sdcard to prevent removal during upgrades
  • View all IP addresses of your device, including the public IP
  • Automatically email and clear the log when the maximum amount is reached
  • Verbose log (filter, email, etc)

Dolphin Browser Beta

Android Police coverage: Dolphin Browser Beta Hits The Play Store, Boasts Major HTML5 Rendering Speed Improvements

If you're a long-time Android user, you know Dolphin. The creators insist that their latest beta is the best ever, and we tend to agree with them. With Chrome and the standard Android browser better than ever, they've got plenty of competition, but a much-tweaked HTML 5 engine should make current users happy while gaining a fair amount of new converts.

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Dolphin Browser Beta (with Dolphin Engine) is an improved webkit version with extensive canvas enhancement and behind-the-scenes technology that makes it our fastest Dolphin yet.

How fast? Dolphin Browser Beta's HTML-5 rendering is:
• 5 - 10X faster than the default Android browser
• 100% faster than Chrome (at times)
• Initially scored over 450 when tested on HTML5test.com. (HTML5test.com is an industry respected tool for testing a browser’s support of HTML5)
With a score of over 450, the highest tested, Dolphin has:
• Full support for Web Worker
• Full support for Web Socket
• Full support for Web Audio
• Support of Camera real-time video display
• Support of Web Notification
• Support of Web GL
• Support of Web application customization

Holo Launcher HD

Android Police coverage: [New App] Mobint Joins The 4.0+ Launcher Party With Jelly Bean-Inspired Holo Launcher HD

Android launchers, even those specifically designed to work with ICS and Jelly Bean, are a dime a dozen. So what makes Holo Launcher HD worth a look? Well first of all, it's not even .8333 cents - it's free. And secondly, it's based on the open-source code of Jelly Bean's launcher, making it one of the smoothest and fastest around if you're on Android 4.1. For four bucks you can upgrade to the Plus version, which adds unlimited app groups, unread counts and extra gestures.

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Simple, powerful, fast and highly customizable home replacement, based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Launcher.

  • Basic Features:
  • Full Jelly Bean Launcher Features
  • Custom Desktop Pages/Grid: Up to 9 desktop pages and 10 x 10 grid
  • Custom Drawer Portrait/landscape Grid
  • Gestures: Swipe up/down on desktop to launch apps quickly
  • Apply icon packs, support ADW icon pack and Launcherpro icon pack
  • Backup and Restore: Backup and restore your settings and shortcuts
  • Other Customization Options: Keep in memory, home key action, hide apps in drawer, hide labels, etc

Falcon for Twitter (Beta)

Android Police coverage: [New App] Falcon For Twitter Beta Flies Above And Beyond Other Twitter Widgets

Falcon is easily my new favorite Twitter client... and it isn't even technically an app. The beta widget fits in beautifully with ICS and Jelly Bean, runs smoothly on latter versions of Android, and includes a mini-browser that lets you read linked stories without ever leaving your homescreen. The app is free for now.

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Falcon is a powerful *WIDGET* that brings a full Twitter client to your homescreen. Read your Timeline without even opening an app. Open links, images, videos and replies from any tweet in one tap - Fastest access to content ever. Tweet, Retweet and reply from the widget or the popups. Access User profiles. Get notified when a tweet mentions you (Expanded notification supported on JellyBean.) Open any other Twitter app from the widget.

TeamViewer QuickSupport

Android Police coverage: TeamViewer Releases QuickSupport For Android – Remotely Control Your Samsung Device From Mac, Windows, Or Linux

TeamViewer is a well-respected remote access program for desktop machines, now ported to Android exclusively for Samsung smartphones and tablets. It's unclear whether there's anything technically keeping other brands from joining in, but for the time being, it's restricted to South Korea's favorite son.

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Remotely control your Samsung mobile device with original Samsung firmware from your computer with the free TeamViewer QuickSupport app. Now you can provide remote technical support to colleagues, friends, and family who need assistance with their Samsung mobile device. The app will help you edit text messages, check email account settings, or troubleshoot other apps all from a computer.

Twitpic

Android Police coverage: Official Twitpic App Released For Android, Helps You Photograph Your, Like, Totally Interesting Bowl Of Cereal

Twitpic as a service is looking a little long in the tooth these days, but there are still dedicated users around. For those of you who browse Twitpic daily and would like to do so without waiting on a clunky mobile site, the official Android app is now available. Prepare for an overwhelming amount of cat pictures.

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The first ever photo sharing site for Twitter comes to Android. Twitpic is the easiest and best way to share your photos and videos with your Twitter followers.

  • Quickly and seamlessly share your photos and videos with all of your Twitter followers
  • Edit your photos with beautiful filters and easy to use enhancement tools
  • Browse your Twitter photo timeline with photos from people you follow in a beautiful interface
  • Browse photos from the most popular Twitpic users
  • Manage your Twitpic photos and videos in your own timeline

WiFi Shoot!

Android Police coverage: Wi-Fi Shoot (Beta) Lets Users Share Photos And Videos Via Wi-Fi Direct

WiFi Shoot is more of a concept app at this point, showing off the capabilities of the Wi-Fi Direct standard by "shooting" photos from one Android 4.0+ device to another. (Ah, brings back memories of "beaming" on my old Palm M100.) Currently it's pretty buggy, with compatibility issues on the Galaxy Nexus and some Asus tablets.

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WiFi Shoot it is the first (and only to the moment) app in the Google Play to use the WiFi Direct technology to wireless transmit photos and videos directly from device to device. WiFi Shoot uses the default built-in Android WiFi Direct API. WiFi direct was first introduce in Ice Cream Sandwich but it's not a requirement for a Ice Cream Sandwich device to be certified by Google to operate with the Google Play (meaning, a device can be ICS without WiFi Direct).

Current Caller ID v4.0 update

Android Police review: [New App Review] Current Caller ID Brings Solid Caller ID With A Social Twist, If You're Into That Sort Of Thing

Caller ID and social networks. We've got sort of a "you got your peanut butter in my chocolate" situation going on here. Current Caller ID is more than just a directory: it also displays the latest status updates from your contacts when they call. That sounds like a great idea for the call from that college buddy you haven't actually spoken to in five years.

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ID unknown calls & texts, enhance Caller ID with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Over 300 million home, business and mobile phone numbers identified free, from the #1 and most trusted people directory. Stay in the know with those you are closest to - Current Caller ID brings in the latest social updates from your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn friends. Don’t miss an update from your mom because that guy you went to high school with keeps posting about his breakfast on Facebook.

Hurricane - American Red Cross

Android Police coverage: American Red Cross Releases Second App Following First Aid, This Time Dedicated To Hurricanes

Hurricanes and other natural disasters are just as devastating as they ever were, but thankfully the digital age gives us a few tools to be better prepared and informed. The latest of these tools comes courtesy of the Red Cross, and allows users to actively track hurricanes, automatically inform friends and family that you're safe, find shelters and keep an offline cache of emergency instructions. As hurricane season ramps up, anyone in the southern US or on the East Coast should find a use for this one.

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Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.

Gmail Canned Responses BETA

Android Police coverage: [New App] 'Gmail Canned Responses' Brings The Desktop Functionality Of The Same Name To Your Mobile Device

Gmail's Canned Responses is a featured of the desktop (web) version of the service that has too long disgraced Android by its absence. This app brings them to your phone or tablet in an unofficial capacity, with the added benefit of secure authorization via OAuth. You'll still have to use the app, but it automates the process with a quick auto cut-and-paste.

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Get the list of Canned Responses defined in your Gmail on Android device. With single click via secure OAuth authentication you will get connected to your Gmail account and your Canned Responses will be synced with this application. Simply tap the item in list and the Canned Response will get copied into clipboard for easy paste in you email app. Application will return you back to recent app. Notification for quick access is also available.

Splashtop 2 HD

Android Police coverage: Splashtop 2 HD Arrives In The Play Store, Is Free For A Limited Time

Splashtop is arguably the best remote access app on Android, and the 2.0 version seems to improve on speed, stability, and security. Right now the app is free, but it will cost $10 at some indeterminate time in the future. Also note that getting full-speed access to your PC over 3G or 4G will cost you a dollar a month, and that the app is currently listed as incompatible with Jelly Bean. Bummer.

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Splashtop is the easiest and fastest remote desktop app to access your Windows or Mac from your Android tablet, anywhere, anytime. Get full access to ALL your applications (e.g. Office, Email, IE, Photoshop), PC games (e.g. Civ5, Diablo III), video (1080P), and documents on your computer over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G. It’ll be like having a computer on your tablet. Notice: Existing Splashtop HD/THD users can receive 1-year free Anywhere Access by emailing us your SplashtopID and Gmail used for the original purchase: [email protected]

Super Download Lite

Android Police coverage: Combine 3G/4G And WiFi To Download (And Destroy Your Data Cap) Faster Than Ever

To hell with data caps. Your brand new 64GB MicroSD card is begging to be filled up, and you can't wait around for just one network to do it with. Super Download uses some root-enabled witchcraft to download files simultaneously on both a WiFi and mobile connection. You know, for those Linux distro ISOs you need RIGHT NOW.

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Download faster using wifi and mobile networks together, with Super Download. Download web files much faster by using wifi and mobile data at the same time. Share or open a link from any program, like the web browser, and download it at speeds up to two times faster than usual. This is the only downloader tool that can download using wifi and mobile data connection simultaneously.

AutoRemote

Android Police coverage: Tasker Updated To Add Support For 'AutoRemote', An Insanely Powerful Remote Control Utility

Tasker is well-known among the more dedicated and technical members of the Android modding community. AutoRemote is a separate app that adds the ability to perform any of the tens of thousands of actions available in Tasker through a remote website, from any device... even another Android phone.

Here's a more advanced example of a task:

Let your wife send you a spoken shopping list when you get off work:
You can use AutoRemote with other Tasker conditions, such as the Date and Time conditions. Create a "shop=:=" command and combine it with a 5PM condition. Then, share your personal AutoRemote URL with your wife and have her send stuff she needs you to buy like "shop=:=carrots and ice cream". Then, at 5PM your phone could say that list out loud: "You need to go shopping! You need to buy carrots and ice cream"

For those already obsessed with Tasker, this one's indispensible.

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With AutoRemote you have full control of your phone, from wherever you are by sending push notifications to your phone and reacting to them in Tasker.

(WARNING: TASKER IS AN ANDROID APP THAT AUTOMATES TASKS ON YOUR PHONE. THIS APP ONLY WORKS WITH TASKER INSTALLED)
This is how it works:
Step 1: Open AutoRemote on your phone and see what your personal URL is.
Step 2: Navigate to that URL on any browser (on your phone, PC, mac, TV, anywhere...)
Step 3: go to Tasker, add a new profile and set up a message filter. Assign that state to a Task of your choosing.
Step 4: On your personal page, input a message and hit "Send".
The task you configured in Tasker should now be executed. If it hasn't, check the logs in AutoRemote to see if anything went wrong.

To start out, check the Quickstart here.

Android HIFI

Android Police coverage: [New App] Android HIFI Streams Apple AirPlay Content To Android, Drives Cupertino Crazy

Want to play music from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac on your Android, wirelessly? Android HIFI lets you do just that - nothing more (including video) and nothing less.

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Android HIFI is an AirPlay server for audio playback. You can stream music to your Android device with it, from AirPlay clients, such as iTunes, iOS, etc.

  • stream audio from AirPlay clients (itunes, iOS, ...)
  • be able to adjust the delay, so that it is possible to play in sync with other AirPlay receivers, or sync with the video when watching movie
  • auto mute when there is an incoming call
  • auto turn down the volume if your headset unplugged, or your Bluetooth device disconnected, to avoid noisy surprise
  • run in the background as a service

FlightTrack Free

Android Police coverage: Mobiata's FlightTrack App Goes Free, And It's Prettier Than A Pan Am Stewardess

The original FlightTrack has gained quite a following, and the second version has two things going for it: it's one of the slickest-looking Android apps out there and it's free. The app has a database of every flight in the US and most of them elsewhere, ready to search and track in real time. Advanced features will have to wait for the new version of the paid app.

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A FREE version of the best flight tracking app out there. NEW. Introducing a fully redesigned and FREE version of the best flight tracking app out there. Download now and see why FlightTrack has millions of fans.

• Real-time status for gates, delays & cancellations
• Zoomable, beautiful flight maps
• Detailed, interactive, retractable flight cards
• Covers 16,000 airports worldwide
• Track 1,400 airlines worldwide

Trello

Android Police coverage: [New App] Trello Organizes Your Projects And Makes Collaboration A Snap

At first glance, Trello seems like a somewhat overblown to-do list. And maybe it is. But the variety of options and settings make it worth a look, especially if you work in a remote group. Projects are separated into boards, which themselves can have items assigned to various team members, along with attached checklists, photos, et cetera. It's all backed up on Trello's website, accessible from any computer.

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The easiest way to organize anything. Whether you're planning a surprise birthday party for your best friend, writing an epic screenplay, tracking million-dollar sales leads, or just making a list of stuff to get done this weekend, Trello makes sure you're organized and on top of it all. Like a whiteboard with super powers, Trello is simple to use and infinitely flexible. You'll know exactly what needs to get done, who's going to do it, and what's coming up next. And, everything you do is synced and saved instantly to Trello.com.

WebMD Baby

Android Police coverage: WebMD Releases Android App For Expecting And New Parents: WebMD Baby

It's often said that people should have to pass a test before they're allowed to be parents. While that blessed day is still several decades (and much careful legislation) away, you could consider the new WebMD Baby app the study guide for the same. If you or your significant other are expecting and don't know a burp from a blanket, you'll want to give this one a try, especially since it has built-in measurement and tracking tools.

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The new WebMD Baby app is like having a pediatrician in your pocket, giving new parents quick access to trusted and physician-approved baby health and wellness information anytime, anywhere. Personalized for a baby’s specific age, the WebMD Baby app is an exhaustive free resource for everything baby related: Gear, weekly guides, milestones, illnesses, checkup schedule, and more. The WebMD Baby app features a comprehensive set of tools like height/weight measurements, feeding schedules, sleep timer, and diaper tracker, as well as a personal baby book, allowing parents to organize and share baby’s memorable moments as they happen.

Mapsaurus Beta

Android Police coverage: Mapsaurus Takes App Discovery To A New Level With An Interactive Map Of The Play Store

Most services that give you recommendations for apps rely on tags or simply look at your current installed apps. While Mapsaurus does this as well, its real draw is a visually appealing map based on relationships between relevant apps. A couple of quick taps gets you to the Play Store page for the relevant app almost instantly.

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Mapsaurus helps you discover apps you never would have known to search for. Explore the app world. Instead of browsing lists, use our visual map of connections between apps to discover the next app that belongs on your Android device. Start exploring with an app you already have, a curated subcategory, or a general category. Rapidly evaluate apps with our preview pane.

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America's Economy for Phone

Android Police coverage: [New App] US Census Bureau Releases 'America's Economy' App For Android – 'Take The Pulse Of The US Economy' On The Go

It's election season in America, and that means a lot of double-talk on both sides. If you'd like to delve into some actual statistics, blessedly bereft of dogma and insinuation, the Census Bureau is happy to help, with separate apps for Android smartphones and tablets that explore the current and past statistics of America's Economy.

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Take the pulse of the U.S. Economy straight from your phone. The America’s Economy app provides real-time updates for 16 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail sales, and residential construction and sales allow those who follow the U.S. economy to be the first to see whether the indicator has gone up or down since the previous report, and trends over time.

Live Score Addicts

It's almost football season. Until then, soccer will have to do. For the terminally obsessed with what this American must grudgingly admit is the world's favorite sport, a collection of live updates for every major league complete with push notifications is surely a useful tool. The only thing it's missing is live streaming.

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Live scores, push notifications and video highlights for over 400 leagues.

KEY FEATURES
•Goals, cards and substitutions from your matches.
•Live tables
•Lineups with formations including full screen mode.
•Live match statistics
•Share result and match statistics to Facebook, Twitter and via email.
•Match minute in goal notification
•The fastest push notifications in football.
•Customize notifications per team, or even per match.
•Better match time accuracy and faster updates compared to other apps.
•Sort matches and priority order of leagues and cups.
•Quick setup gives you the essentials.

NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet

Android Police coverage: Official NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet Updated For The 2012 Season

...and here's the real deal. The official guide for red-blooded, apple pie-eating men and women all over the world (from Dallas to Fort Worth) who live a rich and highly specific fantasy life.

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One of the most popular fantasy apps in ’08, ’09, ’10, & '11 is now the official fantasy cheat sheet of the National Football League. Featuring NFL content in addition to the latest player news, injury reports, depth charts, IDP, keepers, ADP, AAV and VBD. Create your own custom rankings or calculate them based on your league scoring system.

Sky Sports TV

Android Police coverage: Sky Sports TV App Released On The Play Store, Just In Time For The New Football Season

For those Brits in the audience who are tired of the BBC, Sky has released their very own sports app that combines schedule news and live streaming for every sport that the channel covers. ESPN even pitches in for fun. Unfortunately, you'll need a Sky subscription (and you have to be physically located in the UK) in order to take advantage of it.

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Enjoy Sky Sports and ESPN live on your Android smartphone Get ready for the start of the new football season with Sky Sports live on your Android smartphone* (Please see below FAQ's - Jelly Bean (4.1) is not currently supported) Enjoy 8 dedicated Sports channels plus Sky News with live coverage of your favourite sports and 24/7 news. Catch the action from around the world, including 115 games from the Barclays Premier League season, every F1™ race, PGA Golf, US Open tennis and lots more wherever you are in the UK or Ireland, all for just £4.99 / €5.49 a month.

WWE

WWE wrestling is fake. There, we've got that out of the way. For those who still enjoy Olympian-level dramatics combined with gigantic men glamorously slamming each other through various pieces of furniture, the WWE is here to provide an official app. Schedules, news, and video clips are included for the true fan - all you need to add is the Keystone Light.

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The OFFICIAL WWE APP experience is finally here. Unlock breaking news, a colossal library of WWE videos – current and classic – along with 1000s of photos, full Superstar pages – and much more. The WWE app is your tool to participate in live WWE programming. Get exclusive in-app access to WWE’s companion viewing experience, activated during the weekly Monday Night Raw broadcast.

Nexus Media Importer

For reasons beyond our understanding, the powers that be at Google chose not to enable direct USB mounting on the Nexus 7. Nexus Media Importer works around this, allowing the Nexus 7 (or any Honeycomb or later device without USB mounting) to view videos, photos and music stored on an external drive. It's an admirable app, but stability and support are minor issues at the time of writing. You'll need a USB OTG cable to access USB drives.

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Nexus Media Importer allows you to import and stream music, video and photos from a USB flash drive or SD card connected to your Nexus 7, or other Android 3.2+ devices that do not support mounting external storage. Google choose not to allow USB/SD Card access on the Nexus series. This software works-around that issue. Requires the following hardware. 1) A USB OTG Cable (Cost approximately $1 USD on Amazon), 2) A USB Flash Drive or USB SD Card Reader and SD Card.

Nexus Photo Viewer

Nexus Photo Viewer is identical to the app above, with two exceptions: it's free, and it can only view photos. It's meant as a test to try out the paid app.

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Nexus Photo Viewer allows you to view the JPEG photos from a USB flash drive or SD card on your Nexus 7 or other Android 3.2+ devices that do not support mounting external flash storage. Google choose not to allow USB/SD Card access on the Nexus series. This software works-around that issue. Requires the following hardware. 1) A USB OTG Cable (Cost approximately $1 USD on Amazon), 2) A USB Flash Drive or USB SD Card Reader and SD Card. See screenshots for hardware examples.

VZW GS3 EZ-Unlock (Bootloader)

If you've rooted your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III, you've no doubt heard that some very unofficial bootloader unlock options have recently become available to you. (No thanks to the heartless fiends at Big Red.) EZ-Unlock is surely the EZest way to unlock your new phone.

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It doesn't get much easier than this people, open the app, press unlock, and you're done. You'll be able to use "non-kexec" AOSP roms in no time. Thanks to AdamOutler and all those who got the bootloader unlocked. You guys rock. Note: I didn't make this exploit. I only made the app to make flashing it a little bit simpler. Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for any damage you do to your shiny new phones.

VenueSpot - Wifi pass finder

Unlimited mobile Internet seems to be mostly going away nowadays, and that makes directories of free, open access even more useful - because sometimes you've just got to download that 300Mb game. VenueSpot keeps an active directory of such WiFi hotspots organized via Foursquare, complete with maps, favorites, and (sometimes) passwords.

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Get Internet access anywhere around the world, using wifi networks from cafe, restaurants, bars, finding their passwords from the tips left on foursquare .Browse venues from your home, around any place on earth you choose from an interactive map inside the app, automatically store them, so when you visit that place, you will have all the wifi passwords with you, no internet access required. 100% offline use. Ideal for places with low mobile signal, trips abroad, or when you just can't afford to pay for mobile data.

Nine: 9GAG for Android

Is Reddit too sophisticated for you? Do the intellectual poop jokes on Cracked make your head spin? Then maybe you should just kick back with some 4chan-grade macro images without all the terror with Nine, a client for the popular image sharing site 9GAG. Browsing is free, but sharing and saving requires a Pro upgrade. This app was created by the developer of QuickDesk and Helix Launcher.

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Nine is an UNOFFICIAL client for 9gag.com. It's different from others. Fast, fully featured, and simple to use. The perfect 9GAG experience for mobile.

Highlighted features:

  • Infinite Scrolling
  • View Hot, Trending, Vote sections
  • Full Screen Gag Viewer
  • Fast, Very Fast Loading Times
  • Easy sharing to social networks
  • Supports login so you can Like gags [Pro only]
  • Save Image to Gallery [Pro only]
  • Facebook Commenting [Pro only]

Toon Goggles for Sony Tablet

Every tech-savvy parent knows that gadgets make great (if expensive, fragile, and incredibly irresponsible) babysitters. It might not be a good idea to throw your Tablet S to your 4-year-old and tell them to go wild on Netflix, where they can find Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds. Toon Goggles is Netflix, for barely-licensed cartoons, for Sony tablets. For free. Hey, one out of four ain't bad.

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Watch 100% parent-friendly cartoons on Toon Goggles when and where they want. With the Toon Goggles Video Streaming Application, anyone can watch 100% parent-friendly cartoons when and where they want. Toon Goggles is a children's entertainment online channel offering an unlimited amount of child and parent friendly cartoons (clips, trailers, episodes, and features) for FREE. Toon Goggles is a completely safe and protected web site for children of all ages to view cartoons that have never been available to them.

Raved

Raved is a combination of FourSquare and Yelp. That's about it, really - search for restaurants and entertainment, check in, rate them, and share them with your friends. Of course, there's nothing that stops you from doing this on Facebook or Google+, but Raved is built specifically for the purpose.

 

Discover, Save and Share great places with friends. You have places you like. Your friends know cool places, too. Raved makes it easy for you to discover, save and share great places with friends and people you trust. From restaurants to retail shops, day spas to night clubs, hotels to home service companies, they’re all there.

F-Stop Media Gallery

Most viewer apps focus on photos or videos. F-Stop goes beyond this, viewing and organizing every possible file format, complete with thumbnails and metadata. The latter is important, since filtering by obscure tags like Album, Date Taken, and rating is a neat trick that should help those with large collections. The interface shifts for tablets, something that's all too uncommon.

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Browse, organize and password protect your media. Finally. One application that lets you Quickly Browse, Easily Organize, and Safely Protect all of your photos and videos on your Android™ phone or tablet for FREE. F-Stop Media Gallery allows you to browse your media by folder, album, tag, rating, protection status, viewing frequency, and more. Thumbnails display instantaneously no matter how you choose to view your images and videos. Organizing your media becomes effortless when using the Albums feature. Create your own Albums by selecting the media you want to add or use the Smart Albums feature. Smart Albums allow you to create albums based on simple conditions such as tags, ratings, folders, and dates. Albums are automatically populated with the media that matches those conditions.

Impressionist Fingerpaint

The filters in Instagram leave a lot to be desired, not the least of which is taste. If you're looking for something a little more classical in your "artistic" photos of that incredible cheese Danish, try Impressionist Fingerpaint. It won't make you the next Van Goh or Mucha, but it will add some interesting effects to your snapshots.

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Turn any photo into an impressionist masterpiece. Impressionist Fingerpaint is an interactive painting application that lets you transform any photo into a work of art. Use different painterly brush styles to recreate your photo as if it were done in pencil, pastel, or paint. We've optimized the fingerpainting experience for tablet devices, but we've tested it on older, smaller phones, too. The two-finger pan and zoom controls allowing you to focus on the fine details or make extra-broad strokes across the entire image. The brush strokes are speed-sensitive, giving you exceptional expressive power.

CloudVault Photo Uploader

Dropbox and Google+ already automate photo and video uploads, but maybe you're not the social type. Google will probably incorporate the feature into Drive eventually, but until then, there's Cloudvault. Uploads can be sent to specific folders, and there are even a few cosmetic options. For those with a capped data plan, uploads can be saved until a WiFi connection is available.

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Instantly and automatically backup your Photos & Videos to your Google Drive™. Never worry about losing your media again.

  • Uploads in full resolution without any compression.
  • Can upload immediately or be configured to wait for a WiFi connection.
  • Ability to mass upload older pictures/videos that were taken before installing the app
  • Integrated with Google Drive
  • Integrates with your Google Account using Android Account Manager and OAuth2

GuidePal City Guides

It's cumbersome (not to mention expensive) to buy a new guide for every city you visit. Luckily, GuidePal is here to see that you don't have to. In truth, there's nothing here that you couldn't find online or in other "local" apps, but the real draw is that all the information is cached offline, so you don't have to incur roaming charges when travelling abroad.

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Travel like a local and get your insider tips from GuidePal. We believe that a great city guide should make you feel like a local. That’s why each and every GuidePal recommendation has been provided by savvy locals and carefully curated by leading travel journalists. We'll help you avoid the tourist traps to discover the very best your city has to offer. Whether you're out sightseeing, visiting a museum, or indulging in shopping, restaurants and bars, we've handpicked the best for you.

Basemark GUI Free

So, you just dropped half a grand on that shiny new Tegra 3 tablet, and you want to see just how good it is. There are plenty of benchmarking apps available, but perhaps none is quite so visually interesting as Basemark GUI. And after all, wouldn't you like to see a little more than a rotating planet or a bare hallway while pushing your gadget to its limits?

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Basemark® GUI Free offers a true graphical user interface benchmark for application developers and consumers who want to measure how fast their device’s hardware performs in the context of graphical user interfaces. Basemark® GUI Free measures the 3D graphics rendering performance of device’s graphics processing unit (GPU) focusing in Vertex Streaming and Blending capabilities.

Regularly

Have you ever had a repeating task that unfortunately tends to jump around the calendar a bit? Such as, say, a much-anticipated roundup of new and notable Android apps? Then Regularly might need to be a regular (sorry) part of your workflow. A ranking system allows you to know what (or what not) to do first.

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Regularly helps you keep track of all your repeating tasks. Rather than constraining you with a rigid calendar approach, Regularly leaves you room to be early or late, then adjusts its reminder schedule accordingly. Regularly features a novel ranking system which allows you to quickly see which tasks are currently the most behind schedule. The tasks are colored according to their urgency, so that overdue tasks immediately stand out. Use Regularly to log your housework, car maintenance, personal grooming habits, and more.

Dunkin' Donuts

What could you possibly need in a Dunkin Donuts app? Well first of all, an easily-accessible directory of locations, to make sure that you're never far from your morning fix. Second, access to your DD card, which can be refilled from your phone or even scanned via a barcode. You know, kind of like that other ubiquitous coffee place.

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It’s here. The official Dunkin’ Donuts® Mobile App. Not only is it built to make all your Dunkin’ runs easier, it’ll also get you connected so you can share the Dunkin’ love like never before.Use the app to pay for all your purchases. Simply tap the DD Card you wish to use and present the barcode to the employee to be scanned, and you’re good to go. You can also manage and reload your DD Card right from the app. You never know where or when you’ll need to make a Dunkin’ run. So if you find yourself in unfamiliar territory, fire up the store locator to find the nearest Dunkin’ and you’ll be runnin’ in no time.

Florian - image diary

For the active chronicler who wants to catalog by activity rather than words, Florian gives you an admirably pretty way of doing just that. Your activities are separated by thumb-friendly pictograms, then by date and time.

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Florian is a new type of a diary. Why is it different? Each activity is represented by a colorful pictogram, which makes their selection much more comfortable and effective. Imagine all your activities – swimming, biking or going to the cinema. Would you put them down in your diary? There is no need to. Simply select an appropriate icon and save it with only one tap or add a note.

rekordbox

If you've ever used the phrase, "Oh, by the way, I'm a DJ," then congratulations: I hate you. But if you insist on continuing in becoming a scourge on society, then you might find rekordbox useful. Transfer, edit, and combine tracks from the desktop version, syncing back your changes to save them.

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rekordbox is a music management App for Pioneer DJ products. You can transfer music files from your Mac/PC to this App to prepare for your DJ performance such as creating playlists, setting cue points, and so on. Changes and settings that have been made on your Android device can be written back to rekordbox on your Mac/PC for further editing and playback. You can also play music files in the Android version of rekordbox with Pioneer DJ products that support Wi-Fi (currently only XDJ-AERO supports Wi-Fi).

Bangstyle

Bangstyle is an app that shows off hairstyles. As someone who's worn a comb-over since he was six, that's about all that I can confidently say. Presumably it includes bangs, which may or may not be in style. Mention is made of photos shared in a social capacity. Make of it what you will - maybe you or your significant other will figure out the next do by perusing the app or the site.

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Can you imagine in this day and age that we all still rifle thru magazines ripping out hairstyle photos and jamming them into our pockets? Sheesh. There's gotta be a better way. We're not saying that we're geniuses for solving that problem with the awesome new Bangstyle Hair app but others sure are some of them unpaid. Hair stylists can shoot and share the latest from their own chairs. Users can browse recently posted articles, instantly upload hair pictures and locate the nearest hair salon at their fingertips. The interactive element allows hair stylists to immediately share and store their work, creating instant "living" portfolios for users to explore in real time.

WTF App Of The Week

Unicorn Fart Surprise Free

So, yet another entry in the ever-expanding pantheon of farting apps. This time with a unicorn, presumably inspired by the incredibly annoying My Little Pony revival. And it farts. Flatulence Is Magic.

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It's a farting Unicorn. He's full of surprises and jolly fun. This app is exactly what it sounds like, a unicorn that farts and hands out special little surprises just for you. We've brought you the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to download your very own farting unicorn. Unicorn Fart Surprise allows you to feed your very own unicorn. On the downside though, he has a terrible gas problem. A farting unicorn? What's the surprise you say? Does he fart gumdrops and sparkly stars? Well you'll have to download the app to find out.

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: [email protected].

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

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Guest

    Splashtop 2 HD isn't compatible with 4.1.1 or something? It claims my Gnex is unsupported.

    • Paul_Werner

      Works on my Nexus 7

    • tade

      its for tablets only i think

    • GazaIan

      Tablets only.

  • IncCo

    Definitely some interesting apps..

  • Laurence

    Insulting the game of football *and* My Little Pony in one post?

    Best don your flamesuit, sir!

  • http://twitter.com/FlakyDiscord MORDEKAWAII

    Presumably MLP is annoying because of the fanbase? I've already said too much, haven't I? :P

  • asdf

    Fuck 9gag.

    • fixxmyhead

      i can't upvote this comment enough!

    • 9gagger

      why?

      • Technaughtotron

        oh your le 9gagger too?! xD

        Seriousy, 9gag sucks. It rips content and claims it as their own, and the memes... oh god, the memes. Make it stop. The users are on the large part retarded too.

  • ericl5112

    Splashtop 2 HD is compatible with JB, according to my JB Nexus 7 and JB TF101.

  • four_zero40

    You're take on the WWE was uncalled-for for the fans of the show. Take it back! :(

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

      Are you really going to suggest it's not fake/staged?

      • David Keith

        my point exactly.

    • fixxmyhead

      oh god are u serious? i hope for ur sake ur not some 30yr old still watching that lame ass fake kids show. even my 14 yr old nephew stopped watching it

  • denbo68

    Wrestling is fake? Cmon next you'll tell me the Monkees never played their own instruments

    • David Keith

      wait.. you don't really think WWE is real do you? You do know the whole thing is choreographed and setup and staged right? They may actually come into contact with other people but they don't actually fight for real.

      oh and unicorns aren't real! (figured I would bust all your bubbles at once) lol

      • Fangki

        Thanks captain.

  • Seif

    thank you for that list of great new apps. keep up the good work

  • GazaIan

    So, of the 41 apps here (including the featured app and excluding the unicorn shit app), 22 use Holo, 10 don't use Holo, and 9 either managed to fuck up using Holo or have their entirely own UI. Pretty good, but it could be better.

  • ChumbleSpuzz

    Is it wrong that I always jump straight to the WTF app?

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

      Not at all. It's like masturbation - everyone does it.

      • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

        ...except I only do one of those things at work.

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

          Gross.

  • http://www.techflashed.com/ Tech Flashed

    This list has some amazing apps but ironically it has some crap in it .

  • perfectlyreasonabletoo

    9gag? Are you fucking kidding me?

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

      Yes, 9gag exists, get over it.

  • mark R

    Video Locker was bad. Now I cat view any of my videos. I should have read the reviews first. my videos gone forever now:(

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