It’s Holidays Week here at Android.Appstorm! We will dedicate our time this week to bring you the best apps for the year-end festivities. From gift shopping to games, cooking and hosting, managing your to-dos, decorating your phone, it will all be about spreading the cheer and reducing the stress of the Holidays season.
Christmas is upon us and now that I have the decorations around my house organised and the tree up, there’s only one thing left to do for me, and that is to make my phone as festive as its surroundings. I have collected some of the best wallpapers, live wallpapers and ringtones for this festive season and I’m here to share them with you.
It’s National Novel Writing Month once again, time to challenge yourself to write 50000 words in 30 days, no easy feat! But with your Android device by your side, you can keep working on your novel or non-fiction book anywhere and anytime. Throughout this week, we’ll share our best apps, thoughts, and tips to help you achieve that writing goal.
When you think about it, your Android is actually the perfect writing device. It’s small, portable, lightweight and fast – and when paired with Simplenote, it becomes that bit more amazing!
As a writer, I like to get in some words whenever I have free time during the day. Unfortunately, I can’t bring my laptop or tablet with me everywhere I go – but I can bring my phone. So when I began looking into ways to be keep my writing seamless between my three devices, Simplenote stood out above all others. Read on to find out how you too can have a seamless writing experience via Simplenote.
Pre-ICS, finding a good Twitter client for your Android device was no easy feat, but since Google released the Holo UI guidelines a slew of new Twitter apps sporting this futuristic and modern UI have sprung up.
Tweet Lanes aims to lead this pack with its amazing looks, massive feature set and unparalleled ease of use – but does it succeed?
It seems now that everyone and their mother has an e-reader – and why not? E-readers eliminate all of the headaches that come with paperbacks, and replace them with new technological features.
But e-readers like the Nook and the Kindle aren’t the only thing bringing reading into the 21st century: there are many apps that do anything from recommending books to allowing you to save web content for later reading on your mobile device. So read on to find how to make your Android device the ultimate reader’s companion.
It’s impossible to visit a tech site now without seeing some mention of Google’s first foray into the tablet market – and rightfully so. The release of this tablet is a really, really big deal.
As it stands, the iPad is without a doubt the king of the tablet market. It has great features, build quality and most importantly, a great selection of tablet optimized apps. The story for Android tablets is completely different. Many of them have dodgy features (the manufactures instead opt to change the skin and add bloatware), a lot of the tablets are made out of cheap and creaky plastic frames and intuitive Android tablet optimized apps aren’t exactly a commodity.
But with the Nexus 7, Android tablets might just be able to topple the king.
When Modern Warfare 3 launched it created a big splash in the world of FPS games. Apart from the usual collection of new weapons and maps, MW3 also bought a completely new service with it called ‘Elite‘, allowing you to manage your load-outs, get map intel and improve your gameplay, all from your Android. Gamers speculated that Elite was going to be like Facebook for CoD fans, but it turned out to be something quite different.
From Elite’s website you can view training videos, map strategies, sniper points and similar things – and it’s hard to deny how fun and easy it is to be able to adjust your loadouts and view map intel on a PC! But does the same sense of fun and simplicity exist in its Android counterpart?
This week in apps has been a hectic one, with a new app that has you guessing the logos to major corporations, a Flickr competitor’s entry into the mobile app world, and the latest photography craze GifBoom, all making a splash not only on the Play Store, but on my device as well! So read on to see what’s happening this week in the world of Android.
Read It Later is one our favourite content-saving tools, and this week it received a complete overhaul bringing a new name, UI, feature set and price tag (it’s now free!) to the table. But has its rebirth set it ahead of its competitors?
There was a time when the market for ‘read it later’ apps was scarce, but now there’s plenty of competition, with clients such as Readability and Papermill providing similar services. The main reason for its saturation was the speed at which the demand for this type of service took off – some of you are probably reading this article through a ‘read it later’ client now!
Being awoken by your alarm at some ungodly hour in the morning is never a pleasant experience, but doubleTwist’s latest app aims to fix that. With a beautiful UI, all new functionality and an amazing UI, can it change people’s attitude towards alarms?
doubleTwist is most definitely not a newcomer to the Android app scene, with their media playback app doubleTwist Player still resting comfortably in the Top Android Apps chart. (It’s also old enough to have been reviewed twice here at Android.AppStorm.) But their latest app fills a gap that most people didn’t even know existed: the need for a beautiful alarm clock.