LinkedIn has about 135 million users. When compared to Facebook’s 800 million, that may not seem like a lot – but the people on LinkedIn aren’t talking about what they had for lunch. This is an app to help you connect with real business professionals at conferences and meetings when Facebook or Twitter is too informal.

The LinkedIn Android app helps you stay in touch with your business partners and potential leads on the go. I recently attended a conference on innovation and thought the people there would be tech-saavy enough to have moved beyond the traditional business card, so I got my phone ready to do some 21st century networking.


Blasted Thieves is a tower game with creative characters, crazy weapons, and addicting gameplay. You can choose between two different modes: Campaign mode, which takes you through the levels one by one unlocking features as you go along, or Casual/Endless mode which allows you to go through the levels in whatever order you like.

With three difficulty modes, you don’t have to be an experienced TD player to have fun with this. There is a free (lite) version, and the full version sells for $1.99. Let’s take a look at how the game plays… (more…)

Curvy presents you with colorful hexagon shaped tiles covered in squiggly lines that you need to rotate to tie up all your loose ends. It looks like some kind of flying spaghetti monster when you first look at it, but there is some structure behind the randomness that becomes relevant as you play. The app only requests two permissions, neither of which should cause you concern, and is only a measly 92.29KB, making it a very quick download, especially for a game. There is a free version with full functionality and a $1.50 paid version which removes ads and allows you to track your best times.

Let’s have a look at how fun it is to play! (more…)

After reading this article, you’ll be able to use your Android phone as a webcam for Skype, Google Talk, Facebook, or any other program on your computer that can use a webcam. I was frustrated that Skype didn’t allow video chat for my phone when they recently updated their app to allow this, and decided to figure out a way to do this using the existing video camera on my phone. Why buy a separate webcam if you can use the one in your pocket?

Note: only some Android phones work using this method, and some newer phones have a dedicated webcam built in.


Finally, Mozilla Firefox lovers who also have an Android phone can rejoice — Firefox Mobile is here with a full version of your favorite browser. The stock browser for Android is not bad, but, then again, the stock browser for Windows is not that bad either, yet most of us have moved on. There are alternatives for Android but many of us have been anticipating a full version of Firefox for some time, as it is one of the best browsers for the PC.

Let’s take a look at the features and performance of the newest Android browser to see if it is a download-worthy app for you.

Translation apps are useful when traveling andĀ indispensableĀ in certain situations when you need to translate something quickly and accurately. Some of these apps have nice functionality but lack flair. I’ve tried a number of them out, and most translate any word or phrase I typed, but some were limited to a certain set of languages.

Let’s look at a roundup of the top free translation apps for Android to understand what is on the market and what these apps are capable of.