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AAA Discounts Android App, Members Save Money

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Lifestyle, Top Rated Apps | comment

The AAA Discounts Android app is the easiest way to locate nearby retailers offering member discounts so you can save.

  • Version: 1.3.3
  • Size: 340KB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Price: Free

For those of us in the U.S. and Canada, AAA is best known for its incredibly reliable Roadside Assistance and endless member discounts. So it should be no surprise that this app gives you location-specific discounts from the database of over 110,000 restaurants, hotels, and retailers.

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Poll: What features of the Galaxy Nexus Android phone are most exciting?

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 in Reader Polls | 3 comments

While the Galaxy Nexus Android phone was officially released what feels like months ago (really only on Oct. 18), we can’t help but be extremely excited about the exceptional features this device has to offer. Below you’ll find a list highlighting these key features and we’re asking for your opinion on which of them are the most impressive.  Choose up to three and don’t forget to share the reasoning behind your selections.

Galaxy Nexus features (summarized from Google’s Galaxy Nexus homepage):

  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich – Redesigned interface, Roboto font, etc.
  • Android Beam – Share contacts, bookmarks, apps, etc. via NFC
  • Face Unlock – Facial recognition device unlocking
  • Voice Typing – Enhanced speech-to-text functionality
  • Camera – No shutter lag, 1080p video recording, software improvements
  • Display - 4.65” HD sAMOLED display
  • Slim, curved design – 8.84mm thick, 4.29mm bezel, no hardware/capacitive buttons
  • Network compatibility - 4G LTE or HSPA+



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Blip.me Android App, Push-to-Talk Voice Notes

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 in Communication, Top Rated Apps | comment

The Blip.me Android app lets you send free push-to-talk voice notes (much like a walkie-talkie) to anyone, regardless if they have the Android (or iOS) app or not.

  • Version: 1.2.4
  • Size: 2.57MB (no apps2SD)
  • Category: Communication
  • Price: Free

Blip.me is the perfect compromise between an impersonal text message and a real-time phone call. It lets you send semi-instantaneous voice notes to any of your contacts.

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Best Android Apps Review Google+ Page [Giveaway - OVER]

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 in Featured Content, Promos | 2 comments

Today Google announced the introduction of Google+ Pages where businesses, websites, and brands can create a place to connect with their customers, readers, and fans.

We’d like to invite all of our readers and fans who are on Google+ to add the Best Android Apps Review Google+ page to your circles. You might have noticed that your Google+ profile has a new circle called “Following” which automatically adds all of your pages into a single circle.

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Google Offers Android App, Redeem Top Deals

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 in Shopping, Top Rated Apps | comment

The Google Offers Android app connects you with great deals in your city, from restaurants to dance classes to a day at the spa.

  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 1.38MB (no apps2SD)
  • Category: Shopping
  • Price: Free

Google Offers is Google’s response to the popular daily deal companies/apps like Groupon and LivingSocial. If you aren’t familiar with daily deals, they essentially allow you to purchase in-advance a service, coupon, or voucher for a fraction of the normal price. For example, a couple of the deals listed in this Android app for the San Francisco area include “$10 for $25 worth of food and drink at Ra Lounge” and “$50 for $100 toward custom design and printing services at AlphaGraphics.”

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Calendroid Pro Android Calendar App

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 in Productivity, Top Rated Apps | comment

The Calendroid Pro Android app is an alternative calendar with more useful customizations than the current stock Android calendar.

  • Version: 1.3.7.2
  • Size: 713KB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Productivity
  • Price: Free

Calendroid Pro is an excellent replacement to the current stock Android calendar, especially if you find the latter to be lacking in basic features and general usability in terms of day-to-day meeting management. While this Android app keeps many of the stock calendar’s basic functions, there are minor tweaks which will make it your new, preferred calendar.

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Drop the Star Android Game, Destroy Blocks & Save the Star

Posted on Oct 30, 2011 in Games, Top Rated Games | comment

The Drop the Star Android game challenges you to strategically destroy blocks to rescue the cute, little star that has been stranded high above the “safe platform”.

  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Size: 21.81MB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Games
  • Price: Free

Drop the Star features 8 different stages to make your way through, with a total of 120 levels each with their own unique solution. Before each level, the preview screen will define how many moves will earn you how many stars, the ultimate rating being three stars (aka points). Subsequently, the points you earn can be used to buy various power-ups to use on especially challenging levels. To utilize the following power-ups, press the menu button during a level to pull up the “pause menu”.

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Balance It! HD Android Game, Arrange & Balance Shapes

Posted on Oct 28, 2011 in Games, Top Rated Games | comment

The Balance It! HD Android game questions whether or not you can arrange the given geometric shapes so they balance statically without falling off the screen.

  • Version: 1.2.0
  • Size: 6.11MB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Games
  • Price: $1.99 (Free Lite version)

Balance It! HD makes you place each object one-by-one on the playing field until all are added without any falling off. The playing field contains one or more permanent fixtures (indicated by a caution-tape-like coating) which act as the cornerstone for your solution. In general, this Android game is like a balancing-act version of Tetris.

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Labelbox Android App, Funky Photo Labeler

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 in Photography, Top Rated Apps | comment

The Labelbox Android app lets you add creative touches to new and existing photos by affixing tapes of custom labels to them.

  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Size: 5.63MB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Photography
  • Price: Free

Labelbox is the perfect app to add personality and flair to otherwise plain and ordinary photos. To get started, click the arrow tab on the bottom of the screen to access the app’s options toolbar. From here you can browse through the list of 9 available (free) labels including candy, rainbow, plastic, stamp, masking it, label, steply blue, blossom, and tricolor. There are also 4 additional label types you can unlock for $0.99; fabric, camouflage, polka dots, and floral.

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Hexxagon Android Game, Competitive Strategy Challenge

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 in Games, Top Rated Games | comment

The Hexxagon Android game is an abstract, strategy game played against two or three other players (computers) on a hexagonal-tiled board.

  • Version: 1.50
  • Size: 3.84MB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Games
  • Price: Free

Hexxagon is a turn-based game where your ultimate goal is to control more of the tiles than your opponent. With each turn, you have the option to spawn one of your tiles adjacent to an already existing tile OR jump one of your existing tiles two tiles away to a new location. With each move, all of your opponent’s tiles adjacent to your newly positioned tile will automatically fall under your control, and therefore become yours. Turns will continue until the entire board is filled, with the winner determined by whoever has the most tiles.

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