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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Andy Candy

Price: Free Rating: Andy Candy Android Game Review by AndroidAppsReview.com At first glance, Andy Candy, from More Games, invokes familiar strains of other candy-themed games that are popular on the various app stores, but once you begin playing you actually end up with an entirely different puzzle experience. If you’ve ever purchased a book of logic puzzles, inevitably you’ve played the type of puzzle where you have to trace over all the lines of a figure without doubling up. This is essentially the gameplay conceit behind Andy Candy, wrapped in a sugary, appealing skin. Layout and Design The design of Andy Candy is simple and charming, building off candy-hungry nature of the title character. Each level provides a geometric...

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Your Child Will Have Fun Making Crazy Animals With Monki Animal Builder

Price: Free Rating: Monki Animal Builder: English Android Game Review by AndroidAppsReview.com At the moment there is an educational mobile app for kids called Monki Animal Builder by Monkimun SL, that is available on both Android and iOS platforms, which is creating a lot of buzz on social media. As I happen to children of my own, I was keen to see what all the fuss was about and installed the free download for myself from Google Play and checked it out. So what is Monki Animal Builder exactly? Well obviously with a title like that you would think it has something to do with creating your own animals, but it’s a bit more than just that. Monki Animal...

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5 Droid Apps that Make the Car-Buying Process Easier

If getting a new car in 2014 is one of your goals, you’re not alone. Kiplinger, a financial news site, predicts an upswing in car sales, maybe even a return to pre-recession activity at your neighborhood car lot. This is mostly attributable to changes at the consumer level where buyers may have more income and a year to adapt to the bite from the return of last year’s payroll tax. But customers still like being cautious with their money and enjoy searching for super deals rather than allowing the dealer to throw in every extra. J.D. Power and Associates found that more customers are also using online tools, especially mobile devices, to guide their purchases. Some phone and tablet...

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Lullabies Songs for Kids (Hush-a-By) Will Delight Your Child

Price: Free Rating: Lullabies Songs for Kids Android App Review by AndroidAppsReview.com If you happen to have kids then you would probably know what this app is all about and you would be most interested in this review. If you have small kids who don’t go to bed until you sing them a lullaby then Lullabies songs for kids (Hush-a-by), from Artem Makarov, can help you a lot. Whether you’re not feeling well, your throat is not in the best condition, you’re tired or just don’t feel like singing. Concept and Functionality As far as the design of the app goes, it’s really awesome. It performs the objective for which it’s made quite well and graphics are designed with young...

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5 Best Free Mobile Payment Apps

Three million business owners are using Square to process over $12 billion in payments per year, reports Inc, and these numbers only reflect the amount of money collected by a single mobile app. With the right app, you can accept credit cards, send cash to friends and family, or pay securely at participating merchants. The explosion of mobile payment apps has increased the amount of sales that small business owners can make, and it has made it easier for consumers to pay securely while leaving their real wallet at home. The following apps make your smartphone into a cash register, wallet, organizational tool, and more. Square Register A free app that includes a free card reader, Square works with...

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5 Cool (and Free!) Android Apps for Your Holiday Road Trip

Nearly 44 million Americans are expected to head out for the 2013 holiday season, says AAA. By train, plane or car, the roads and sky will be full of unprepared people. Don’t be one of them. Check out these travel apps for your Android phone or tablet before you hit the trail. If you’re new to the Android world and are looking for a smartphone, consider how you’ll use the device. When browsing through sites such as T-Mobile.com, examine the sizes and special features. Any Android phone will run these apps, but if your phone is too big or too complicated to use, you won’t enjoy using it to enhance your travel adventure. TripIt Travel Organizer Start your trip...

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5 Droid Apps to Assist Your Moving Experience

Whoever said “getting there is half the fun” never had to move a whole household. Trying to cram all your worldly possessions into a moving truck and transport them from Point A to Point B is very far from fun. You’ll have to spend days loading and unloading cars or moving trucks, pack and unpack your household items and wrangle household pets and kids with minimal screaming (from them and from you!) There really aren’t any ways around a lot of these, other than a) never move again, or b) bring in professional moving help, which unless you’re in the military, rarely comes cheap. But there’s a third choice: your mobile device. It isn’t going to haul that bedroom...

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Top 5 Best Free Android Apps for Car Shopping

When Apple coined the phrase, “There’s an app for that,” who knew it was a clear projection into the future? A few years later, both iPhone and Android have experienced an app boom with more than 800,000 different apps each, according to Time Magazine’s Techland. As vehicles become more sophisticated, so do the ways we shop for them. Gone are the days when buying a car resembled a pressure-cooker game of chess; endless information on the Internet and smartphone apps have made us smarter consumers. There’s no reason anyone shouldn’t drive away from a used or new car purchase feeling like he or she got the best deal possible. Here are a few Android-based apps for car shopping. Vinny...

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5 iPhone Apps That Can’t Be Released for Android Soon Enough

Apple stands behind the notion that their apps were first. Offering apps to mobile users through their iTunes service, in addition to products you can’t get anywhere else, is one of many landmarks in Apple’s legendary history. Android, on the other hand, boasts its broad selections of apps unlike any other. Both Apple and Android are arguably right in their competing claims for the “best” app service. A 2013 report from independent analysis firm Canalys found that 30 percent of the top 50 paid or free iOS apps didn’t have Google Play equivalents. What does this mean? To Google and Android, it means developers need to try harder to create more items for this platform, even though it’s more...

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Top Five Android Recipe Apps

Our smartphones cater to just about our every need, and thanks to the mass array of apps available, we can either hone our skills in certain areas or start from scratch and learn new ones. It doesn’t matter if you’re a culinary master or a complete novice in the kitchen, the variety of Android cookery apps you can peruse and download are limitless. Whether you have the latest mobile device or are the owner of an older model, like the Samsung Galaxy S3, you can cook up a storm with our pick of the five best recipe apps. Allthecooks Recipes This free app has over 150,000 recipes and its very own vibrant community of cooks, meaning discovering new meals,...

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Tap Your Way to Home Improvement With These Android Apps

No matter how you shake it, DIY home improvement is no small feat. Forbes reports that the number of home renovation and improvement projects will be on the rise in 2013 compared to previous years. If the idea of laying down your own kitchen tile or re-doing heating and cooling gives you a headache, then you’ll be happy to know there are a few apps out there to make your projects a bit easier. Nest Mobile Air conditioning and heating can account for more than half of your home’s electric bill. The Nest is a smart thermostat that learns your heating and cooling preferences, auto-adjusts when you’re away from the house and uses an app that lets your control...

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The Top Android Apps for Back-to-School

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The kids are heading back to school! You love this season, because you can finally get your routine back. It helps when you have useful tools to make the transition from summer and vacations to fall and school much easier. All you need are some of the top Android apps designed for the back-to-school season. The following lists the best of the best when comes to organizing a student’s life.   1) Studious (free) This free special scholar based calendar lets students create their own customized work weeks. Anyone, whether a middle school or college student, can enter their class and homework schedule into Studious for a streamlined and easy to...

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Best Apps for Summer Pool and Hot Tub Care

Maintaining a healthy, safe and attractive pool or hot tub requires a certain amount of vigilance and upkeep. Changing filters, testing the water, maintaining proper chemical levels, troubleshooting problems and making repairs are all important elements of pool and spa ownership. Believe it or not, there are now a number of smartphone apps designed specifically to help you with maintaining your pool and hot tub. Anyone with a mobile device can reap the benefits of these pool and hot tub apps. From regular maintenance reminders to chemical testing aids to letting you know when it’s time to buy new pool cover products, there are apps for just about every aspect of pool and spa maintenance. Want to fire up...

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Top 6 News Apps on Android

Top 6 News Apps on Android With the right apps your Android device can act as a TV, radio and newspaper, all at the same time; something news junkies will find very interesting. You can find thousands of apps, specifically, for news & weather updates at the Google Play store. However, choosing the one which serves your need best, can be a challenge. So here is a list of some of the best news apps for Android users who have an insatiable craving to know it all. Google Currents Google Currents is a highly reader-friendly and magazine-like aggregator, which works just as well offline as it does online. In fact, it is one of those apps which work perfectly...

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Top 5 Android Cloud Storage Apps

The cloud has revolutionized file storage. Instead of storing important documents on a bulky hard drive, consumers can now save everything they want in one centralized virtual location that’s accessible anywhere, from any device. Because everything is saved remotely, there is never a need to worry about running out of space on a server or losing everything by spilling orange juice on the CPU. The following five cloud-based Android storage apps will let you put your computer in your pocket. 1. Dropbox Dropbox is the perfect app for anyone who wants to store, revise and share files easily from their phone. It allows you to organize your photos, documents and videos, and it even shares the revision history of...

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Top Five Android Golfing Apps

Top Five Android Golfing Apps Summer is here (finally!), and perhaps the best way to pass a sunny afternoon is on the fairway trying to get your handicap down. Golf is a gloriously simple game, and nothing beats a challenging course with friends and some great weather, although try remembering that when you’re stuck in an impossible sand trap! The good news is that, if you’re an Android user, there are plenty of apps available to help you avoid a disappointing round and even assist in sorting out your swing. From the simplest concepts to some high-tech gadgetry, these will work whether you buy Samsung Galaxy S4, variants, or more affordable options. So, we’ve picked out the five best...

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Top Five Personal Finance Apps

There’s an app for almost everything these days, enabling a host of conveniences on your smartphone that many people would never have thought possible. For instance, keeping track of your personal finances is now easier than ever with a raft of apps that enable you to transfer money, pay bills and monitor your daily spending, all from your smartphone. Of course, when it comes to entering sensitive information, such as bank usernames and passwords, its vital these are kept as secure as possible – it’s important to remember that as mobile technology gets smarter, so do criminals. Here we take a look at five of the best, most secure apps currently available in the Google Play Store that can...

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Top Five Business Apps

Today, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets contain enough power that one could seriously consider discarding the company laptop. Thanks to an explosion of business-friendly Android apps, professionals can complete many tasks for their business right from the palm of their hands. Take a look at these apps that can help you complete tasks, work as resource management software, or help you run your business. Dropbox for Business You might already be familiar with Dropbox, a file hosting service offering cloud data storage. Dropbox for Business (formerly called “Dropbox for Teams”) offers enhanced file sharing capabilities, and a built-in revision history. Dropbox for Business is an enhanced version of the already powerful Dropbox built for business needs. Some...

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Best Android Apps For Laughs

Apps can create hours of entertainment, connect friends and provide a lot of laughs. Make the bus ride, the waiting room or the long line more enjoyable with a an app designed for laughs. Whether you’re into political and news humor, funny pictures, videos or memes, there’s a funny app out there for everyone. Check out some of the best available for Android users! The Colbert Report’s The Word, Free Fans of the Colbert Report love Colbert’s ability to seamlessly use satire to make a valid point. One of the show’s most popular segments, “The Word,” features a trending political word like “faith,” and breaks it down, giving viewers the Colbert meaning. With this app you can access this...

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Android Casino Games: Written Android App Review

Android Casino Games: Written Android App Review Mobile devices of all sorts have exploded in popularity over the last few years, with the iPhone and iPad vaulting Apple into the enviable position of being the world’s most valuable company based on market cap. Apple may still dominate sales of mobile devices but phones and tablets using Google’s Android operating system are coming on strong as well, with demand still growing around the world for the hottest and newest mobile devices. Just as is the case with Apple products, demand for Android Games is a key driver behind many of the sales, with many people purchasing a smartphone more for the games available than for being able to use it...

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ESET Beta Mobile Security Client for Android Shows Promise

Written Android App Review One of the most popular paid antivirus programs, ESET NOD32, recently released a new Android app. Currently, it is in Beta but it shows promise as being the best antivirus on the Android Market. Our Android app review explores the beta Android app. Features I have used many antivirus programs since getting the Droid nearly two years ago. To be honest, I have never been fully satisfied with any of them. However, I think ESET, with a few changes, could quickly change that. Proactive Protection: ESET instantly scans all incoming downloads and texts for any sign of Trojans, viruses, worms, spyware, adware, and other threats. What makes their scan unique though is the heuristic technology...

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Serious Athletes Use TrainingPeaks.com–Now Available for Android!

Written Android App Review Anyone who is serious about fitness or is involved in any kind of athletic activity should check out TrainingPeaks.com. Of course, if fit this description, it is highly likely you are already familiar with this website. TrianingPeaks is the “Ultimate Training and Nutrition Software” but until just recently, was only available on the internet and on the iOS. Android users rejoice! Because TrainingPeaks has just launched a Beta Android app! Check out our Android app review to see if TrainingPeaks.com lives up to the task. Features First of all, you will need to go register at trainingpeaks.com so that you at least have a free membership. If you are already signed up, great! Next, you...

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Find Local Events to Keep You Active with Your Android Active.com

Written Android App Review “Someday I’ll walk a 5K.” “What are we doing this weekend?”, “I don’t know, what is there to do?” “What is there to do in your town?” Do any of these questions sound familiar? I bet they do. I also bet that most people have no convenient way to find out about events and activities in their area and so many simply don’t look. As a result, many great events are understated and turnout is low. Well let me tell you – if you have an Android phone, you no longer have an excuse. Active.com’s new Android app, which correlates with their website, will help keep you informed on events and activities in your area...

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Be Random with Random Factor Mahjong for Android

Written Android App Review Anyone who has ever played Mahjong on the computer or any other electronic device has undoubtedly gotten bored with the game after playing through a few times. Why? Because each round wasn’t truly unique and was likely either too hard, too easy, too long or too short to offer unlimited enjoyment. Mahjong was originally a Chinese “card” game which used ivory tiles instead of paper cards. Each tile had a specific picture and there were many ways to play Mahjong, just as there are many ways to play cards. Later on, the “cards” started being made out of other substances – primarily wood – in order cut down on the cost and allow lower classes...

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Become King of the Mountain with Strava Cycling

Written Android App Review A well known cycling iPhone app has recently been released as an Android app: Strava Cycling. If you are an avid cyclist, you need the Strava Android app. You can even compete against your friends to see who really is “King of the Mountain”. Features I cycled through the features of this Android app during my Android app review and found that the Strava interface is surprisingly straight forward and doesn’t require much more than hitting start and stop. But the information it provides is essential for any serious cyclist. GPS enabled tracking – with altitude: Like any good tracking app, it wouldn’t be complete without GPS tracking. However, Strava adds an extra dimension by...

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KeepTrack: The Last Tracker You Will Ever Need

Written Android App Review There’s no doubt about it – we are a society of tracking fools. We track our weight, diets, exercises, books we’ve read, books we want to read, movies we want to see, daily vitamins… you name it, someone tracks it! I must confess I am a habitual tracker as well and often have multiple programs, Android apps, websites and even hard paper copies of things I am tracking. Well no more. KeepTrack Android app will literally track it all for me, and then some. Features My Android App Review uncovered that there are three types of tracking this Android app can do: Numerical – Obviously, this would be any data which uses numbers, such as...

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Keep Up With Your Schedule with Calendar GoWidget

Written Android App Review The GO Launcher Development Team has finally solved an Android problem which has plagued users since the first Android device was created: a functional yet aesthetically pleasing calendar widget. If you haven’t tried out GO Launcher EX yet, you NEED to! The calendar widget is just one of many plugins which works alongside GO Launcher and is not only ridiculously useful, but pretty to boot. Trust me, I have tried dozens of calendar apps and widgets, but this one takes the cake. Let me show you why. Features Have you ever used the default calendar widget on Android? Ugly, isn’t it? Not only is it ugly, but it doesn’t do much and, quite frankly, simply...

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Message GoWidget: Handle All Your Text Messages with One Simple Widget

Written Android App Review The GO Launcher Development Team has done it again with one of their newest widgets: the Message GoWidget. If you haven’t tried out GO Launcher EX yet, you NEED to! The message widget is just one of many plugins which works alongside GO Launcher and is not only ridiculously useful, but pretty too. I would also highly recommend you use this widget in conjunction with GO SMS Pro, a free, full-featured text-messaging application. Features No longer are you required to open a separate texting application simply to send, read, or reply to a text. This is still an option, of course, but you won’t have to if you use this widget. That’s right, you can...

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Never Forget Another Oil Change with Android and Car Maintenance Reminder Pro

Written Android App Review Regardless of whether you are religious about getting your car serviced or entirely forget basic oil changes, Car Maintenance Reminder Pro Android app will help track all your maintenance information as well as remind you when it is time for service. Lets slide on in to the Android app review and taker it for a test drive. Features Car Maintenance Reminder Pro features tracking for nearly every regular maintenance need your vehicle requires. This includes not just oil changes and tire rotations, but also radiator flushes, air filters, cabin filters, state inspections, windshield wiper blades, transmission fluid exchanges, brakes, spark plugs, alignments, timing belts and batteries. And if that isn’t enough, you can add custom...

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Impress Friends, Colleagues and Clients with Callback Assistant for Android

Written Android App Review Have you ever promised someone you would call them back in 10 minutes only to forget and remember hours later? What about that client you promised to call tomorrow? Or your coworker you said you would call back after your meeting? We all forget – it is part of human nature. But be prepared to forget callbacks no more, thanks to an Android app! Our Android app review is ready to delve into Callback Assistant, read on! Features Callback Assistant requires no special setup or permission setting. Simply install and use! The next time you finish a call, Callback Assistant will ask if you want to set up a reminder to call them back, send...

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Eliminate Texting and Driving with VeloCT and Android

Written Android App Review If you are like a growing majority of drivers who are irritated with texting and driving, but still are tempted to look at a text while driving, then this Android app is for you. Many drivers think so long as they are not actually typing a message back, that simply looking at an incoming text is okay. In truth, taking your eyes off the road even for a moment can have disastrous consequences. “But I didn’t reply!” Doesn’t matter. “But I only looked at it long enough to silence the phone!” Sorry, not gonna cut it. There is no excuse for being distracted by your cell phone while driving. Explore this Android app review to...

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Do Not Press the Red Button! No, Really, I Mean It!

Written Android App Review If you have ever read the children’s story, The Monster at the End of this Book, by Mark Smollin, featuring Grover from Sesame Street, you will quickly recognize the theme of this Android app. Remember Grover? The lovable little blue monster who starts out by claiming he is scared of monsters and begins begging the reader NOT to turn the page? Yeah, that book. Naturally, every time the reader turned the page, Grover would emphatically cry, “You turned the page!” The more pages the reader turned, the more frantic Grover got. He tried to stop us from turning the page, then he tried to reason with us: “Do you know that every time you turn...

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Get Your Tinker on with Apparatus Lite

Written Android App Review I have always enjoyed Physics games, but the newest Android app, Apparatus, really takes the cake. This Android app not only has 3-Dimensional graphics, but it induces multiple dimensions of the thought process in order to play. In addition, there is also a social dimension which makes Apparatus stand head and shoulders above the rest. Gameplay I’m not going to lie, after this Android app review and the first few levels, this game started to cook my noodle and I started getting stumped at level 8. This is certainly a mental workout! For those who have never played a Physics game, I will provide a brief explanation. Imagine a game which follows real scientific rules...

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Stay Informed with The Wall Street Journal Android App

Written Android App Review Yes, the stories are true. You can now read the Wall Street Journal on your Android phone! A shiny new high-tech Android app was recently released for the WSJ, replacing the previous, less impressive Android app. While some stories and features require a subscription to view, there is still plenty available for free. If you like the WSJ, you should definitely get this Android app! Let’s looks deeper at the WJS app in the following Android app review. Features I’m not sure which feature I like most – the news feed which feels like I’m reading an actual newspaper, the video feeds which make me feel like I’m watching the 6:00 news, the podcasts or...

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Get Nostalgic with Four in a Line (a.k.a. Connect Four)

Written Android App Review Who can forget countless rainy days playing board games like chess, checkers or Connect Four? Remember Connect Four? Yeah, so do I. In fact, it was one of my favorite childhood games, and now I can enjoy it anytime I want – with or without a second player. That’s right, Connect Four is now available in an Android app. Gameplay My Android app review uncovered that the Android game is played by dropping your game piece into a vertical grid-like board. Players alternate turns until one player has successfully placed four pieces in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Of course, this is easier said than done since the opposing player will try to...

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Crime Inc.–the Legal Way to Commit Crimes on your Android

Written Android App Review If you are a fan of Mafia Wars on Facebook or MySpace, you will love the Crime Inc. Android app. Take up a life of virtual crime where money flows freely and power is everything. Build up your crew, expand your crime family, buy out the town and create the ultimate crime syndicate. Lets delve into this underground with the below Android app review. Gameplay Crime Inc. has a small but decent walk-through tutorial which gets you set to play the game by showing you all the ropes. The set up is familiar to anyone who has ever played this style of game on a social networking site. There are missions to complete, called ‘Jobs’...

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