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Control your Android Device from your Desktop

Posted By Steve McFarlane on May 10th, 2011

It is easy enough to find an app to remotely access your desktop from your Android phone, but how about using your computer to access an Android phone or Tablet. Remote Web Desktop does just that.  The app is more than just a novel way to control and use your phone from a computer though, in that it also provides web-based access (from a web browser) to your Android device from a computer via USB, WiFi and some 3G connections. (more…)

Android Phone management Tool – Android Manager WiFi

Posted By Steve McFarlane on February 15th, 2011

One annoyance that Android users have to endure is the lack of an official phone management solution, which is readily available for other platforms. For example, iPhones have iTunes management system and Nokia has Ovi Suite.

The absence of an official Android phone management suite means that user will have to look elsewhere for software to sync files on their computers with their Android cell phone. Android Manager WiFi is such a solution. Android Manager WiFi is a wireless Windows-only android management tool that makes it easy to browse files and applications as well as perform file-syncing operations. (more…)

Google Android Barcode Scanners – The Two Best

Posted By Steve McFarlane on February 13th, 2011

Nearly every product on the market has a barcode, which makes it easy to use a smart phone based barcode scanner to decode those barcodes (QR Codes as well) to retrieve relevant product information about the product.

Two of the best Android barcode scanners are ShopSavvy, and an app that’s simply named Barcode Scanner. At the core of these applications is a common barcode decoding library called Zxing that was developed by Google engineers. The library enable the apps to decode barcodes right on the phone–without accessing the Internet, but still can go online to fetch more information such as current prices, location of retailers and reviews. (more…)

Where did I Park My Car? Android Car Locators

Posted By Steve McFarlane on February 11th, 2011

For many it is not difficult to forget where they had parked their cars, and that is understandable because some parking lots are huge. Fortunately there is technology that can help people to find where they had parked their cars. We have identified two Android apps that were designed to help consumers find a parked car.

There are others but we chose the two most popular and highly rated ones; these also work well as geocaching apps. You can download any of these car finder apps by scanning the QR Code with a barcode scanner app. (more…)

Android Antivirus Apps for Phones and Tablets

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 25th, 2011


How do you remove a virus from an Android phone or tablet? Well you first need to install and run a very good antivirus program to remove the malware. There are a number of solutions, but as is the case with antivirus applications for PCs and MACs, the best solution is only as good as its virus definition files, and are only effective if those files are updated frequently. Here is a list of the best antivirus software for Android devices. (more…)

The Best Android Email Clients

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 25th, 2011

Most new Androids come with Gmail and another mail client that is simply called mail. While Gmail only handles emails from its namesake Google email service (Gmail), the generic client (Mail) can handle multiple accounts, but has a limited feature-set.  In this article, we will be looking at other Android email clients that can replace the stock Droid email clients and can also handle multiple POP3, IMAP and other webmail services. (more…)

Android Mileage Tracker and Vehicle Fuel Usage Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 18th, 2011

There is not doubt that the price of gasoline is on a perpetual upward trend; it has been so for the last couple of years. And with the rise of the Chinese auto market and a dwindling number of new oil wells being found, that upward trend seems set to continue. While there is a new push to produce more fuel-efficient cars, consumers must do what they can to curb their fuel usage.  Here are some of the best apps to help motorist record, report and analyze their driving habits as well as save at the fuel pump.

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Best Android Calendar App

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 17th, 2011

Staying organized is essential to the proper management of one’s affairs. Interestingly, keeping a calendar is the most basic, but proven system of doing so, if only to avoid the embarrassment of missing important dates and appointments. The following is a list of the best Android calendar apps to help you stay organized and on top of things, wherever you are.

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Best Android Math and Calculator Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 12th, 2011

You can carry one less device by installing a calculator app on your Android. Some persons may still want to carry a dedicated calculator, to ensure that they can continue working if the phone battery goes dead, and to have a more rugged device, but that is about all a traditional calculator has over an Android calculator app.

In many case, the scientific, construction, finance and calculus calculators that are available on smart phones surpasses those of traditional calculators on points of style and function.

Here are some of the best Android calculator apps available today.  You can download each mathematics app by scanning the QR Code with a barcode scanner app. You can also enlarge each screen shot by simply clicking it. (more…)

The Best Android Task Killers

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 11th, 2011

Android’s multitasking feature ensures that multiple apps can be run without closing one to access another. Therefore it is possible to check one’s Facebook status, launch Google Maps to check a few places of interest, update a Word document with Documents to Go and then return to the Facebook app to continue browsing friend’s profiles.

There are some disadvantages that come with multitasking though, not least of which is reduced performance when running multiple apps. Task killers can be used to see how much memory is left, what programs are using memory and then close the offending apps. Here is a list of some of the best Android task killers. (more…)

The Best HTC Desire HD Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 7th, 2011

It is simply enough to browse the Android Market in search of must have apps to make your life a lot more fun and stress free, but with so many apps to choose from, the task can be daunting. Here is a list of some of the best apps to get you started. While this is a list of top apps for the HTC Desire HD, the apps also work on Android phones such as the Samsung Epic, Droid X, Motorola Droid Pro, and Samsung Moment, to name a few. (more…)

The Best HTC Wildfire Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 6th, 2011

The list of apps on the Android market and app directories alike is staggering. Of such, it can be challenging to choose from among the best, the ones that are must haves, but we have gone through the trouble of finding the best apps for HTC Wildfire. In general, these apps will work just fine on other popular Androids including the Droid, Droid Incredible, EVO 4G and Samsung Fascinate. Here is a list of the top HTC Wildfire apps. (more…)

The Best Lotus Notes Android Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 5th, 2011

Lotus Notes Traveler is the official Lotus Notes Android app for mobile users.  Lotus Notes Traveler is also available for the iPhone, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms. This Android Lotus Notes app allows the user to sync emails, calendars and contacts with their mobile phones.Traveler - Lotus Notes Android client

Some key features of the Lotus Notes Traveler app include:

  • The ability to access Lotus Notes from Android and other mobile platforms, including Windows Mobile and the iPhone.
  • A no-charge Lotus Notes mobile solution for customers who qualify.
  • The ability to get Lotus Notes emails on Android phones with Traveler’s remote sync feature. You can also get your email attachments, calendar entries and contact data. (more…)

Rooted Android Apps for Droid X Apps & EVO 4G

Posted By Steve McFarlane on December 28th, 2010

Now that you have rooted your Android you now need to get some apps that can make full use of your rooted phone. This is a list of the best apps for rooted Droid X and similar Android phones such as the EVO 4G.

While an app or two from this roundup may work on some un-rooted phones, in general the apps require root access to function. In any case, take your phone to the next level with these apps that require root access. (more…)

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Top 10 Apps for Rooted Android Phones

Posted By Steve McFarlane on December 22nd, 2010

So now you have a rooted Android, now what apps do you install on it to make the most of the phone? Here is a list of apps that will work on most rooted Android phones, including apps for rooted HTC EVO 4G, Droid Incredible and HTC Desire phones.

Free Apps for Rooted Android Phones

MinFreeManager (Free)Android Memory Manager

Automate the task management process with this one app. Most Android task killer apps require that you manually close performance-impeding applications, but MinFreeManager will do all of that automatically. The app uses Android’s built in task manager, so you don’t have to bother with the nitty-gritty of memory and task management. You can download MinFreeManager with this QR Code (more…)

Android Speed Test Apps for 3G, EDGE and Wi-Fi networks

Posted By Steve McFarlane on December 22nd, 2010

With various telephone service providers claiming that their 3G, 4G and EDGE service is the best and fastest, how can you verify their claims? The answer: install a good speed test application and verify their claims for yourself. Here is a list of some of the best Android speed test apps.

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Use Speedtest.net’s Speed Test app to measure the network speed of your Android device. Speedtest.net is the ultimate resource for bandwidth testing and related information; their app will show the average download and upload speeds (from 0 to10Mbits). You can also use the ping test to evaluate the quality of the connection, which also affects the overall performance of the connection. Download a free copy of the app from this link. (more…)

Best Paid and Free Droid-Incredible Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on November 24th, 2010

Now that you have gotten one of the best Android phones on the market you will need to put it to good use by installing some applications. We have made it easy for you by scouring the Internet for the top Motorola Droid apps, and come up with a list of essential and must have apps for your Android phone. (more…)

Top Free Android Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on September 3rd, 2010

Google’s open house policy allows app developers to publish whatever app they desire, in essence ensuring that there are some crappy releases to go along with the real gems. Quite a few applications are re-purposed iPhones apps, while others are mobile software offerings of some popular services, but how do you sort through the avalanche of apps that are available on the Android Marketplace and other online directories to find the real gems? (more…)