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Last Updated: May 23rd, 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

Clueful

Today's roundup is presented by Clueful from Bitdefender. Clueful is a privacy app that does more than most of the similar Play Store offerings we've seen thus far. It actively monitors apps being downloaded from the Play Store, displaying their permissions, plus their capabilities to leak private information. If an app's permissions are overly broad, or it matches up to a harmful app in Bitdefender's database, you'll get an immediate alert, and since all apps are analyzed in the cloud, battery drain is minimal. Clueful will also monitor apps that are updated, just in case any of them add sneaky new permissions after they're installed. Based on your apps and their permissions, your device gets a total privacy score.

Clueful is a free download for devices running Android 2.2 or later.

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Clueful for Android is a FREE product that shows you how installed apps use, and possibly abuse, your personal information and treat your PRIVACY. You'd be surprised how many things an app can learn about you. Without you ever knowing it. Clueful is like your own personal “Privacy Consultant” giving you detailed info as to what your installed apps are doing in the background without your knowledge. It checks your apps against Bitdefender’s constantly updated Cloud database, calculates your device’s “Privacy Score”, and then informs you as to which apps are sacrificing your privacy.

Did you know that apps can:

  • Leak your phone number, e-mail address, contacts from address book to aggressive ad networks or third-parties
  • Play audio ads while you’re on the phone
  • Spam you in the notification bar, even if not accessed
  • Send your password unencrypted over the Internet, a password that can be easily intercepted
  • Upload your calendar
  • Read your browsing history, which contains sensitive data
  • Read and send SMS with or without your permission, thus incurring charges to your bill
  • Intercept SMS
  • Make phone calls with or without asking for your permission
  • Monitor your phone calls
  • Upload your device ID. (This unique ID can be used by developers, advertisers and analytics tools to track your location or behavior across more than one app)
  • Track your location and share it with third-parties
  • Access your photos

…and many more. Really know you apps with Clueful!

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Apps

Hangouts (replaces Talk)

Android Police coverage: [Update: Hangouts Is Live! | I/O 2013] Google+ Gets A New Stream, And Hangouts (Read: Babel) Becomes Real, Unifies Messaging Across Android, iOS And The Web

Hangouts, nee "Babel", is finally here. While it's not the all-encompassing communication app that some of us were hoping for, it is the new interface for both Google Talk and Google+ hangouts, so you'd better get used to it. It works off of both your Google+ circles and ye olde Talk contact list, with an interface that scales for both smartphones and tablets. Nice: alerts finally sync across devices. Not so nice: it's now much harder to see who's active and available.

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Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android and Apple devices. Brought to you by Google.

● Say more with photos and emoji.
● See when people are together in Hangouts, when they’re typing, or whether they’ve seen your message.
● Turn any conversation into a video call with up to 10 friends.
● Message friends anytime, even if they're not connected right now.
● Use Hangouts on computers, Android and Apple devices.

Apex Notifier

Android Police coverage: Apex Launcher Launches v2.0, Introduces Badge And DashClock Widget Notifications Via Apex Notifier

Apex Launcher has become one of only a few go-to home screen replacements for Android 4.0 and later. The second major revision to the app brings support for homescreen notifications (the little number tickers above app icons) via this secondary app. Most of the stock email/messaging apps are supported, as are their alternatives from Samsung and HTC. It's even got extended support for DashClock (4.2 and above).

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We decided to make the notifications feature a separate extension app for better permission management and easy integration with DashClock. With this change, we were able to remove a few sensitive permissions from Apex Launcher, so users of the free version won't have to grant those permissions. When used with Apex Launcher Pro, unread counts will show up in badges on application icons. Please enable Apex Notifier in Apex Settings > Notification settings. When used with DashClock Widget, Apex Notifier displays useful information from various sources. Please enable Apex Notifier in DashClock Extensions > Add Another Extension > Apex Notifier. You may enable up to 3 extensions for DashClock.

CubeRoot

Android Police coverage: [New App] GTVHacker Releases Asus Cube Google TV Root App On The Play Store: Roots, Patches, Modifies Flash Player

Got a fancy new Asus Cube? Then use this app from the noted Google TV hackers at, uh, GTVHacker to root that sucker. It will also patch your Flash Player to get rid of mobile restrictions on some sites, and even clean up after itself by patching the vulnerability that allows its own root exploit. Good on ya.

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Imagine a world with open source devices and "unlocked" bootloaders. Magical unicorns and dragons, a world where hardware was designed to be re-purposed and software updates from the vendor continued for at least 3 years. Now snap back into reality where none of those exist. Welcome to the world of Google TV. Cuberoot promises to bring us one step closer to that world. Cuberoot, designed by GTVHacker, will free your Asus Cube from the shackles of content providers, let you experience a free internet, and utilize the hardware you purchased how you want.

Marvel Unlimited

This is a Marvel fan's dream. Marvel Unlimited, as they say, does what it says on the box. The digital subscription gives you access to very nearly every comic ever released in Marvel's seven-decade history. Free users can check out limited free comics, and subscribers have access on Android, the web, and the iOS app, which has been available for some time already.

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Introducing the Marvel Unlimited app for Android - a new benefit of our digital comics subscription program. Members of Marvel Unlimited can now experience over 70 years of Marvel's greatest comics like never before - with our patented Smart Panels technology, and the ability to read offline when not connected to a wi-fi or cellular network. Not a Marvel Unlimited member yet? No worries. You can preview every issue in the archive and read dozens of full free issues to explore the benefits of Marvel Unlimited risk-free.

Splay Launcher

Imagine if SwipePad was both your launcher and phone manager. That's the basic idea behind Splay Launcher, a unique control screen operated entirely by side-swipes and gestures. It would surely take some getting used to, but for the right kind of user I could see it changing the way they operate their phone. This might not work as well on tablets or the largest of recent smartphones.

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Welcome to the Beta version of the Splay©, a unique home launcher for Android devices that puts your own activity preferences at the heart of your mobile experience. Set the Splay as your default home screen and start enjoying a single hand operation with a fast, smooth and efficient access to your most essential activity using just one finger. Holding the device in one hand, and simply swipe your finger or thumb across the home screen to access your phone, messages, music, apps and more.

Cydia Substrate

Android Police coverage: [New App] Saurik's Cydia Substrate Allows Any App To Be Modded, Frees Rooted Users From Flashing ROMs

Cydia is a household name in the realm of iOS mods, and their first Android application works in the same vein. The basic idea is that root users can freely modify other Android apps via the Substrate platform, usually with extensions, from the Play Store or elsewhere. Because some of these mods might not be the most stable things around, the developer has included a way to disable Substrate on boot (hold down volume up) and recommends having regular backups handy.

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Substrate is a platform for customizing software. Due to limitations of the Google Play Store it must be installed separately, but its primary purpose is to support other products: users should not expect Substrate itself to do anything interesting. Instead, it should be thought of as enabling your device to support other things you may install. Products that use Substrate are able to modify any other program, whether it came with your phone or was installed later, or whether it was developed by Google or by a third-party developer. These kinds of changes carry an inherent risk: changes to the underlying software being modified may break the modifications ("extensions") you install.

WinterBoard

...and here's the first app to take advantage of Cydia Substrate. WinterBoard is a theme engine that goes beyond the standard set by the various CyanogenMod themes out there (though these, as well as popular launcher themes for ADW/Nova/Apex, are supported) without the need for a custom ROM. Changes can be applied with a soft reset. (Note: WinterBoard broke SwipePad for me. Bummer.)

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WinterBoard is a "theme engine" that allows you to use the numerous themes you may find in the Google Play Store on your device without having to install custom ROMs or use custom launchers. It allows you to use almost any launcher icon theme with your stock launcher and supports "Theme Chooser" themes without CyanogenMod.

WeatherSignal

Android Police coverage: [New App] WeatherSignal From OpenSignal Invites You To Share Your Local Weather With The World

Your Android phone is crammed full of sensors. Some phones have temperature and pressure sensors, and the Galaxy S4 even measures humidity. WeatherSignal uses all those functions together to make your phone a tiny, self-contained weather station. Once you've collected the data, you can keep it for yourself in graph display, export it to a CSV file, or share it with WeatherSignal's servers to create a real-time world weather map.

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As featured in the New Scientist. WeatherSignal lets you use your cell phone as a mobile weather station. The app makes use of native phone sensors to display local atmospheric readings, which are then displayed on our live-updating weather map. By using WeatherSignal you are becoming a part of the most ambitious weather crowdsourcing project in the world – helping to record weather patterns on a more localized level than ever before.

focus@will

Android Police coverage: [Update: Now In The Play Store] Hands-On: Focus@Will Launches Android App, But It's Pretty Much Just The Website On A Smaller Screen

If you work on the computer all day like yours truly, you need to check out Focus@Will. It's a great web service that plays music specifically meant to help you focus, in a variety of genres. The app isn't all that great (it's basically a copy of the website, and only works in landscape) but it's got the music, and that's what matters. Especially if your employer takes exception to you using the web for "entertainment" purposes. The service costs four bucks a month, but comes with a free trial.

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Focus@will is a new neuroscience based music service that helps increase your attention span up to 400% when working, studying, writing and reading. It’s for anyone who needs to be productive on demand when working to a deadline. For instance, journalists, lawyers, students, writers and coders. Research has shown it is extremely effective for 2 out of 3 people. There is a 3 week full access trial period, after which you can either subscribe for $3.99 per month or $34.99 per year or you may continue to use the service for free, time limited to 100 minutes per session.

HALO)))

The Halo feature of the Paranoid Android ROM has garnered a lot of attention over the last few weeks. And if you run Paranoid Android, this app will let you set notifications for the HALO system for any app. For the rest of you... it doesn't really do anything. Though you could put a permanent link to an app in your notification bar, if you wanted to. For some reason.

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HALO))) adds any app you want as persistent notification. This app is optimized for Paranoid Android, meaning these notifications will not show in your shade and they'll only be available through your HALO anywhere. However, basic functionality will work with any ROM. THIS APP IS NOT HALO ITSELF,
this is a simple convenience function for those who want to launch any app in floating mode on the Paranoid Android rom. It might not be what you're looking for.

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Floating Notifications

Floating Notifications doesn't have a Play Store listing just yet, but it's definitely worth checking out anyway. It's essentially the top-level notification feature from Facebook Home, extended to the rest of the phone, a lot like the Halo feature from the Paranoid Android ROM. Imagine it as a notification bar that you can place anywhere on the screen, and dismiss with a double-tap. Hit this link to see the XDA thread that is the current home of the project.

HueNotifier

Android Police coverage: [New App] HueNotifier Beta Turns Philips Hue Light Bulbs Into Psychedelic Remote Notification Lights

So, a rear speaker, vibration motor, Pebble watch, and notification light aren't enough to ensure you don't miss that important email? Then fork out some cash for Philips' Hue-brand connected lightbulb, and install HueNotifier. This app can flash your bulbs any color you like for any app notification, albeit only once. You'll need to enable the app's accessibility service to allow it to apply the remote notifications.

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Do you put your phone down forgetting it's on silent and miss important phone calls? Maybe you just put your phone down and walked into another room just as that text you were waiting on came in. With HueNotifier, this is no longer a problem. HueNotifier ties in with your existing Phillips Hue lightbulbs to turn your entire house into a notification light by flashing your houses lightbulbs when you get a notification.

Flib - a converter with memory

This is the prettiest unit converter you'll see today. Prove me wrong. But Flib is (a little) more than a pretty face - it includes conversions for length, area, mass, power, volume, time, pressure, data, and more, and learns which ones you use most often to present them first. You can even choose which of the (pretty!) color schemes you want to use.

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Flib will learn your preferences and auto arrange your frequent choices at the top of the list. It is probably the most beautiful, intelligent and simple converter app you have ever used. It is the first converter app that embraces a flat design style throughout, while at the same time providing a frictionless user experience. It is also the first product from Ten Days One App project.

Week Calendar

Android Police Coverage: Popular iOS App WeekCalendar Brings Easy Calendar Management To Android

There's not much to say about Week Calendar: it's a solid calendar app that's better than the stock version. Or at least, better than stock iCal on iOS, where it gained its huge following. The Android version syncs with Google Calendar, Exchange, and Facebook, and features a unique zooming UI that mimics desktop calendar programs while remaining relatively easy to use. A laundry list of features and customizable options should make our OCD readers happy.

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Week Calendar is the most user friendly and all-round calendar app worldwide for everyone that needs to manage a busy schedule. Week Calendar works without setup using the Exchange, Google and other calendars you have configured on your Android device. You're too busy to spend a lot of time managing your schedule. That's why adding, repeating and moving events is made easy in Week Calendar. With its magnificent interface and intuitive usability, working with Week Calendar is a pleasure for both casual as extensive professional users.

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MyScript Notes Mobile

Android Police coverage: From The Maker Of MyScript Calculator Comes MyScript Notes Annotation/Note-Taking App

With more and more hardware including some kind of stylus (well, more Samsung hardware, anyway) notation apps are starting to populate the Play Store. MyScript throws in a ton of tools for the pen computer enthusiast, with specialized presets fro drawing, notation, and sharing to Dropbox, Evernote, and all the standard social networks. Handwriting recognition works in 30 languages, assuming that your penmanship is any good.

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MyScript Notes Mobile, the application which turns your Android tablet into a real library of virtual notebooks. Get rid of your fountain pen and your heavy notebooks, but still keep the pleasure of handwriting. With MyScript Notes Mobile, you can use your tablet as a real notepad creating and customizing an unlimited number of notebooks in which you can draw, insert pictures and take notes with your own handwriting using a stylus or capacitive stylus. Available in 30 different languages, MyScript Notes Mobile also allows users to share information in a few clicks with the most important communication tools, networks or cloud-applications.

 

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Saga — Automatic Lifelogging

Android Police coverage: ARO Introduces Saga, 'Automatic Lifelogging' So You Remember Where You've Been, Discover Where You're Going

Apparently "lifelogging" is a thing now. It's basically people doing to themselves what your uncle Lester swears the CIA has been doing to him since '73. Saga helps you fulfill this sudden strange fancy, tracking locations and allowing users to add notes, photos, and info from services like Foursquare and Fitbit.

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Saga is the easy way to keep track of where you go and what you do with no need to check in. Live your life, and let Saga write your digital autobiography. Saga is the automatic lifelogging app for everyone. Download Saga and start building your lifelog today, with next to no manual input from you. Saga uses the sensors on your phone to determine your current location, then stores that location and the duration of your visit, creating a rich lifelog of your activities.

ReadItToMe - Unique Handsfree

This is a pretty basic text-to-voice app, with the caveat that it works for most common notification types, including calls and texts, and translates" text speak" into normal language (or at least something your ears might recognize). It even works over Bluetooth. The Pro version of the app (just under three bucks) lets you do an automatic voice reply and works with a wider range of applications.

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ReadItToMe Pro reads out your incoming callers, sms messages and other app notifications, translating txt speak into normal language. In ANY language. It's great for use whilst driving, cycling, running, walking, in the gym or any other time you need to be handsfree. ReadItToMe will translate your sms messages into proper english so you can understand what's being read. You can even add your own words and translations easily through the UI.

Clutch

Android Police coverage: Clutch Mobile Wallet Launches, Promises Passbook-Like Functionality For Android

I hate, hate, hate all the membership cards, savings programs, and gift cards from retail stores. Not because they're bad, but because I can't stand having all those cards in my wallet. Clutch performs the basic card scanning feature, but throws in a Slickdeals-style daily deal service to boot, killing two application birds with one stone.

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Clutch combines everything you need to shop with your phone – wallet, daily deals, trending and hot products, shopping searches, personalized collections, price comparisons and gifting – with the ability to make purchases and deliver them anywhere, with a few taps. Clutch is the only mobile app where you can get the best deals, give the best gifts, and discover and share these finds with your friends and family in a single place.

EasilyDo Smart Assistant

Though it doesn't outright say so, EasilyDo is another app in a long line of "personal assistants". The difference is that this one actually does useful things, like remind you of birthdays, track receipts, and alert you of flight statuses. Connect the app to Gmail, Facebook, Exchange and other services, and it will work its magic all by itself. You'll need Android 4.0 or later to try out the app.

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EasilyDo gets you the right information and gets things done. It tells you the events you’ve been invited to attend, monitors your social feeds for important news from friends, warns you of bad weather, files receipts, tracks packages, and even helps you celebrate birthdays. Information automatically appears when you need it – no more digging through multiple apps! Connects to Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Exchange, IMAP, Evernote, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Your data is always yours and always protected.

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ParkMe

Parking in the big city sucks. It's expensive, time-consuming, and your reliable lots are always full by the time you get there. ParkMe tries to take the headache out of urban parking with maps to dedicated parking lots, a database of lot prices (liable to be inaccurate during events, by the way), and a personal timer to let you know how much time you've got left.

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Park your car smarter and faster with ParkMe, the world's largest and most accurate database of parking info. Download our free award-winning parking app, now available on Android to find the cheapest, closest parking around! Check out our features:

• LOTS & GARAGES: View informative maps of parking lots and garages in your area.
• RATES: Check parking rates, see prices laid out on the map and compare costs.
• PARKING TIMER: Set a timer to help you avoid overstaying, overpaying or getting a ticket.
• REAL-TIME SPACE VIEW: See real-time info on exactly how many spots are open in a particular garage or lot. (Select markets only)
• DIRECT TO DRIVEWAY: When you decide on a lot or garage, get directions to the nearest driveway -- not just the street address.

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Mobario On-Top-Widget

Here's an interesting one. It's not really a widget, it's a floating, customizable app with links to a handful of cherry-picked social and news services. Swipe in from the right, and you'll get the links. Tap one, and you can see new news items or just post to your social network without ever leaving the app underneath. It's pretty limited at the moment, and a bit buggy too, but definitely worth a look if you use many of the services already present.

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Stay connected with your Facebook friends, follow the action on Twitter or read your favorite content at all times, on top of any app. The Mobario On-Top-Widget lets you post your Facebook status, like, tweet or read news updates from  various sources such as ESPN, CNN, or CNET while watching a video on YouTube or playing Zynga poker– without the need to switch between the apps.

Boxfish TV Guide

There are a lot of TV guide apps out there - what makes this one different? Well for starters, it looks pretty good: a consistent Holo theme never hurt anybody. Boxfish also claims to have "live feeds for every word spoken on TV" to help you find the show you're looking for. I honestly don't know how that works, but I'm game to try it. Or at least I would be, if I had cable. DirecTV and Google TV users can also use this app as a remote control.

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Boxfish Live Guide - the new TV guide. See what's happening live across your favorite channels. Find what's trending on TV right now with our live feeds from every word spoken on TV. Use our unique 'live windows' to keep track of what is happening on all of your favorite channels and shows, all in real time. TV Guide support for Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, Dish, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Verizon, AT&T, Charter and many more.

TV Guide Mobile

Android Police coverage: TV Guide Mobile Version 3 Released With Interface, Experience Overhaul For ICS, Jelly Bean Users

The official TV Guide (capital G) has gotten a major overhaul, with a new user interface, a Netflix-style watchlist, and links to online premium video services like Hulu. The nicest feature is probably New Tonight, which highlights first-run programs and saves you from the dreaded rerun syndrome. If you're one of those weird people who actually watch the TV Guide channel, most of that video content is included as well. You'll need Android 4.0 or higher to install.

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TV Guide’s new official app for Android is your one-stop, 24/7 TV companion and our best listings guide ever. It makes TV simple again – anywhere, anytime. Your feedback was instrumental in the creation of many cool new features and we’re excited for you to see them. Please keep your feedback coming – what you love, what you don’t and what you want to see next.

Showyou

ShowYou is sort of like Reddit for videos. But only on mobile. So also like Instagram. Before a few days ago, they were also only on iOS, so if you decide to use their video recommendation service, prepare to be derided by iPhone owners who were using ShowYou when it was cool. They may or may not be drinking Starbucks when they tell you this.

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The best videos of the day, all in one place. We built Showyou to make watching Internet videos on your Android smartphone or tablet as easy as turning on your TV. Showyou gathers the best videos of the day into a clever lineup programmed just for you. Sit back, turn it on, and tune in.

Highlights:

  • Follow and browse videos from channels like the Daily Show, Break, Reddit, Funny or Die, Pitchfork, Vanity Fair and many more
  • Browse videos from your Twitter timeline and your Facebook feed
  • Search index of over 90 million videos selected by our users
  • Create your own channel by simply sharing videos
  • Watch and react to videos shared by your friends.
  • Share videos with your friends on Showyou, Facebook, Twitter or by email.

Soundhalo

Live concerts, streaming in playlist style. That's the idea behind both the app and the service Soundhalo. Users can purchase live recordings in an unrestricted MP4 format immediately after a concert (or even right after the song is played) in the standard music store fashion. It sounds like a great way to "be there" if you can't make it to your favorite artist's latest gig.

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Soundhalo is an evolutionary new platform that allows music lovers to buy, share and own artist endorsed live video and audio recordings as it happens. Fans can now purchase and download the actual performance as it unfolds, whether they are at the gig or on the other side of the globe. Utilizing the smartest broadcast and digital technology on the planet soundhalo delivers a fully mixed, mastered and graded video straight from the stage, one song at a time, to the fan’s smartphone, tablet or desktop with a high-definition file sitting in the cloud.

Moshcam

Want to watch a concert, but you're broke, out of gas, and don't know anyone in the band? Moshcam provides streaming video of various live performances for free. The selection seems a little dry at the moment - all the artists in the description are decidedly in the alt-rock genre - but you can't beat the price, and it rocks a Holo user interface.

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Entirely free, you can watch thousands of live music videos and interviews filmed by Moshcam on demand for your Android smartphone. The Moshcam App puts live music at your fingertips wherever you go by the world's greatest concert performers including Slash, PJ Harvey, Hot Chip, Bullet For My Valentine, Opeth, Alexisonfire, Kaiser Chiefs, Alabama Shakes, Alice Cooper, Blondie, Gary Numan, The Kills and Paul Weller to name a few.

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Kidpix: Save Your Kid's Art

This app is designed to showcase your youngin's works of art in a gallery style, a sort of digital alternative to displaying them on the fridge. Snap a photo or import an old one, and your kid's painting/macaroni sculpture/diorama/snow angel will be resized and framed. Standard sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Tumblr is included.

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Finally. You can now permanently store and easily share your child’s artwork with family and friends. Kidpix: Save Your Kid's Art is a new and unique app for ANDROID that makes saving, personalizing, and sharing your child’s artwork a snap. If you’re like most parents, your home and office are overflowing with all the beautiful artful creations that your child has created. You don’t want to throw any of them away, but you would probably love a better way to hold on to these heartfelt masterpieces.

Homesnap Real Estate

Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Homesnap For Android: Augmented Reality Real Estate

Those "For Sale" signs rarely include all the information you want when house hunting, perhaps most crucially the price. Homesnap Real Estate wants to help you out there: take a photo of a house, and the app will poll your GPS position and match it up to a database of homes on the market. The app keeps a record of all the homes you've tagged, and pushes alerts whenever new listings match the criteria you've selected. There's also a list of agents included, but take those with a grain of salt.

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Snap a photo of any home to identify it and find out the value, the price it last sold for, how many bedrooms, how many baths, local schools, and much more. Explore homes for sale, open houses, recent sales, and check values for 90+ million homes in the USA from the comfort of your couch. Search by address, customize your search, drag the map or flick the list. When you snap, favorite, comment or recommend a home it is added to your photo stream, which is always up-to-date with the latest real estate info and prices.

realtor.com home & apt rentals

Another house-hunting app, but this one ties in with Realtor.com, the official listing site for members of the gigantic National Association of Realtors. This being the case, they have standards for listings that are a little higher than normal (including almost daily updates), and a database with hundreds of thousands of entries. As with all apps of this type, the usefulness varies based on your location.

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The new rentals app from realtor.com® makes searching for home and apartment rentals a whole lot easier. See what’s really out there with our accurate listings and big, beautiful photos. Plus, use our advanced search tools to save time and narrow in on the things you care about most, like pet-friendly apartments and parking. Take notes, save your searches and contact a property manager directly – all from within the app. Get started today.

My Aio

Android Police coverage: AT&T's New Aio Wireless Prepaid Arm: What You Need To Know, And Why It May Be Bad News For Straight Talk

Aio (Ay-eye-oh? Aeeeeow? I have no idea) is AT&T's new prepaid arm, and this is their account manager app. You get the basics: checking how many minutes/texts/data you've got left, paying your bill, adjusting your plan. Pretty standard stuff. The app looks surprisingly good, too - better than the orange and blue on everything AT&T for the last few years.

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With My Aio you can manage your Aio wireless service wherever you are and whenever you want, as long as you have a Wi-Fi or network connection.

With this application, you will be able to easily manage account functions including:
1. View your Wireless data usage
2. Pay your bill
3. Add or remove wireless account features
4. Set up and manage Auto Pay
5. Contact customer care

Tesco Mobile

Tesco Mobile is an MVNO based in the UK, Ireland, Slovakia, and Hungary. It took them long enough, but now they've got an official account manager app for Android. You can check your remaining minutes, texts, and data, as well as see your bill and charges, but strangely you can't actually pay your bill through the app.

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Keep an eye on your account essentials on the move with the Tesco Mobile app for Android

Key features:

· Free to download and use anywhere in the world
· Keep track of your monthly minutes, texts and data
· View your recent charges
· Check your latest bill
· View key account information

CookWizMe: Share Your Recipes!

Yup, another cooking app. But this one might be of particular use to those of you who aren't all that good at cooking (like me - I specialize in eggs and hot sauce) thanks to the Photo Recipe feature. These recipes include photos for every step, Instructables-style, making them truly idiot-proof. Which is something that I can appreciate. The more typical social sharing and shopping list features are also present.

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CookWizMe is the best Android App for people who LOVE to cook. With CookWizMe cooking becomes easy, fun, and social. All recipes on CookWizMe have step-by-step photo instructions that leave you no chance to fail. Whenever you need a cooking inspiration, browse the recipe feed and hit the kitchen. Take pictures with your smartphone while you cook, list ingredients, add some short instructions and voilà - your recipe is ready to be shared with others.

GoogleNowWallpaper HD

This app isn't technically a live wallpaper - it's a stand-alone app that uses some of those sweet-looking Google Now header images as your launcher wallpaper. The images are static (saving you a bit of battery life) but change as the day progresses. You'll need the app to apply them.

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Get the Google Now style on your homescreen. This application changes your current wallpaper with a google now wallpaper based on your clock time. The wallpaper will be changed automatically in a certain time (configurable by user), selecting the right wallpaper. NOTICE: this isn't a live wallpaper. so it doesn't drain your battery :) if wallpaper isn't changing with the last update, please re-apply the wallpaper.

Live Wallpapers

Pixel Fleet Lite

Android Police coverage: Pixel Fleet Live Wallpaper Wages War On Your Home Screen

Watch ships from Earth, the Gliese 581 star system, and the Epsilon Eridani star system battle for survival in space on your device. Can be used as either a Live Wallpaper or Daydream.

This is the Lite version, featuring:
- 3 ships, 1 from each faction, each with unique properties and behavior
- Take control of a ship's fate by double-tapping to destroy it.
- Daydream support for devices with Android 4.2+

WTF Apps Of The Week

Snoop Lion's Snoopify!

Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Snoop Lion's Snoopify Sticks Stickers All Over Your Photizzle Fo'Shizzle

Snoop Dogg was a HUGE fan of the Game Boy Camera back in the dizzay.

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Snoop Lion in association with Upper Playground, 99centbrains and Cashmere Agency Presents the Snoopify mobile app for Instagram. Decorate your photos with never-before-seen graphics of Snoop, ranging from classic Snoop Dogg to Rasta-inspired Snoop Lion looks and phrases. Snoopify allows you to take photos of your friends or environment and turn them into snoop-themed masterpieces.

Privilege Checker

Are you white, male, and/or American? Be sure to fill up on your daily amount of shame with the official Privilege Checker app. If you have no idea what that means, you don't run in social circles haughty enough that you've been told to "check your privilege". Treasure your ignorance, my friend.

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Check your privilege, with PrivilegeChecker. The Android app that helps to keep you from inadvertently oppressing those around you. This app with its patented OppressionMeter can tell you just how oppressive you are being by simply existing. This app does not have any ADs, nor does it require Internet access. In fact, it doesn't request any special privileges at all. That's because here are PrivilegeChecker, "We do our best to never oppress."

Bang With Friends (OFFICIAL)

I think you can figure this one out for yourself. If you can't... ask your mother.

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Anonymously find friends who are down for the night. Your friends will never know you're interested unless they are too. (Completely private & discreet until both friends are down to bang.)

1. Sign in with Facebook: So you can see your friends (don't worry - it's discreet).
2. Pick the friends you want to Bang: We will only show your friends that you're interested if they are too.
3. Message Each Other: Once we know you're both down, we'll send you both an email - when and where is up to you.
4. B-a-n-g: Yup, that's right. Slow, fast, rough, or soft you decide how it goes. Stay safe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7YE9gWSyNg

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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.
  • http://twitter.com/trickedoutdavid David Margolin

    bang with friends ftw

  • spacekobra

    Does the mobile substrate app let you use deodexed apps like the MMS.apk that team cyanogen made?

  • Benjamin Morris

    I was wondering when/hoping that Splay (pretty sure it's pronounced S-Play) would come as a launcher. The Else guys had lots of interesting ideas before Android really took off, but sadly I guess they never could get it off the ground.

    http://www.elsemobile.com/#/Touch/ThesPlay

    • Samuel Hart

      I've been using the launcher for a while now, it's really nice! Shame some of the things I want to customise can't be (default messaging app etc), but for a beta it's pretty cool!

      Also makes me feel futuristic when I slide to my calendar.

  • Layman76

    CIS SCUM #THINPRIVILEGE

  • TechGuy22

    bang with friends lmfao. nice. only 2 apps for me apex notifier and clueful

  • James Jamieson

    To many apps not compatible with Tablets, WTF !!!

  • Dwayne Wilkinson

    I always find myself zooming through the legit apps just to see this week's WTF collection.

  • Jon Moo

    You guys always have great suggestions! Thanks!

  • SetiroN

    How is "showyou" anything even remotely like reddit? I mean, what the hell do you think reddit is, a link aggregator?

    Anyway I am totally not installing Bang with friends. Totally.

  • Asphyx

    Anyone want to know which of your friends are using Bang With Friends (It's official name is F#@kbook...)

    Log into Facebook and type this into the search box

    Friends who use Bang With Friends (Official)

    You will find mostly Guys but it does work! LOL

    • shabbypenguin

      used to, now they have things set up differently

  • http://mavi222.deviantart.com/gallery/ Mavi

    Clueful and Hangouts has strange appbrain thingy placement D: it got me confused when I clicked under the Clueful review and it lead to the Hangouts D:

  • Matteo Regoli

    Floating Notifications is just great! And it's alpha state, it just can get better. :)

  • http://kittyanarchy.net/ Ashley Davis

    Wow. That privilege checker app is really terrible.

  • cwagner

    You should probably mention that for now Saga is US & CA only :/
    I really want an automatic lifelogging app again (though I'm probably weird for having no interest in publishing it, I just want it for myself).

  • LazyLady

    Thanks for the great share, I would like to add this one to the list of live wallpapers : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.inlko.android.bluecity

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