Remo MORE Is A Brilliant Desktop & Mobile Optimization Tool For Noobs

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Computers not only cost several hundred dollars now a days, but they are also fairly costly to repair. While you can have most hardware problems repaired, it's better to just take care of your tech better and back-up data regularly. The problem is that most people don’t know where to begin, for instance, when should they back up data, how to clean junk files, or how to optimize its memory and other components. Remo MORE is a great tool created for the less tech savvy among us, letting them manage and troubleshoot common computer problems in a single click. Could it get any better than that? Read More

Stream Music From Dropbox, Google Drive, And Box With CloudAmpz

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If you listen to music on your Android device, chances are you’re perfectly happy with the stock music app that ships with it, which lets you browse and play songs stored locally on your phone. You can also create personalized playlists, or simply shuffle your whole collection to casually enjoy whatever plays next. So what more could you possibly want? While there are no shortage of music players waiting for you in the Google Play store, only a handful of them might offer you a way to play music stored on your cloud storage. CloudAmpz is a new such app that not only playback music stored on the internal storage of your device, but also let you stream tracks from Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.net. Read More

Addappt Arrives On Android; Sync Contact Information With Friends

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Most of us take it for granted that our address book is synced right along with our email account. And while this works well for retrieving the same information on multiple devices, often times we encounter situations when one of our friends or coworkers changes or updates their  information. Perhaps they are using a different email now, or may be they got a new number? Android users can now automatically exchange up to date contact information with people in their contacts list with the latest Addappt app available for free in the Google Play Store. First released on iOS about a year ago, Addappt is a simple app that privately syncs your contacts with your friends, in turning allow both of you have the same contact info about each other.

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Tomi File Manager Lets You Manage Files And Batch Uninstall Apps [Android]

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One of the key features Android holds over its competitors is the ability to have complete flexibility and control over your files and folders rather than having to sync data between PC and mobile or accessing it using some other complicated methods. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to file managers on the Google Play Store and we have covered several of them here on Addictivetips, from the highly powerful Solid Explorer to the dual-pane enabled Total Commander, just to name a few. However, a new app called Tomi File Manager has recently become my new favorite, kudos to its simple interface. The app gives quick access to music, pictures, videos, documents and apps, and lets you remove multiple applications in one go. Read More

Klout App Arrives On Android For Tracking Your Social Media Influence

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Popular social media tracking service Klout has finally released its official Android app in the Google Play Store. The free application, which landed on iOS long ago, shows your Klout influence online with major social networks. You’re also awarded a Klout score determined by a variety of factors including the type of content you share, retweets, followers etc., which help increase your influence in particular topics or area. When posting links, you can schedule them based on when your audience is most active, and the app also provides content recommendations tailored to your social media audience only. Read More

4 Apps That Give You A Comprehensive Photo-Editing Suite On Your Android

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Enthusiasts will unanimously concur that there is more to photography than pointing and capturing. There is composition, framing, lighting, post-processing, etc. to take in to account. Characteristics that define photography as a subject are mostly platform independent, you can take all of what you know about photography and apply it through any means, be it a professional DSLR, a pinhole camera or, the most commonly used smartphone camera. We have already discussed apps like Google Camera. Now, following is a list of apps that can help you take better pictures with your android camera phone. Read More

Foursquare Launches Swarm App For iOS And Android

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Earlier this month, Foursquare announced that it would no longer be about just customers and businesses anymore as their new app aptly labeled Swarm for iOS and Android will bring new features and functionality into the mix, letting you and your friends easily share common places you visit, discover events, find new places to check in as well as find if you’re both in the same neighborhood. The app is now available on the Google Play and iTunes App Store, and just like Foursquare, it’s free to use on both platforms. The app shares various similarities with Foursquare itself, for instance you can check in to places just as you already do, but the app also uses passive location information in order to show you whether your friends are nearby even when they haven't checked in. Read More

Food Builder Gives You Nutrition Information Based On Your Ingredients

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The great thing about any type of packaged food is that you can flip it around and check the nutrition information. The same doesn't hold true for when you cook yourself, or even when you're dining out. Food Builder is a neat, ad-free, Android app that gives you nutritional information for what you're about to eat. Now this isn't some magic app that lets you take a picture of your food and analyzes the photo to give you a list of the ingredients that went into making it and then gives you the nutrition information. You have to enter the ingredients yourself, manually, elbow-grease style. It comes with many pre-added ingredients that you can just select from the relevant category so that definitely speeds things up. Each food you add is a 'plate' and at the end, you get general nutrition information for it. Read More

The BreakFree App Helps You Get Over Your Smartphone Addiction [Android]

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Getting over your smartphone addiction can be overwhelming. From the day we become the proud owners of this modern-day gadget, it becomes an integral part of our life and it feels taxing to simply stay away from it (wait, let me text my friend). Besides sending emails, texting people or making phone calls, a smartphone can entertain you in a variety of ways and you often find yourself looking at the blank screen even without any reason. Inevitably, there's now an app called BreakFree for Android that aims to reduce this addiction by giving you constant feedback on exactly how much and how often you’re hooked to your device. It tracks things like how many times you unlocked the screen, your overall phone usage and which apps grab most of your attention. Read More

Install CyanogenMod 11 On Nexus 5

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CyanogenMod 11 was released a few days ago and since then, anyone looking to try it out was on stand-by until it became available for their respective device. The M6 build for Nexus 5 became available not too long ago and I was looking for a good excuse to root my Nexus. Here's a step by step breakdown of the process which is ridiculously  simple, and will have you downloading files for the most part. Read More

Bright Weather Is Another Gorgeous Weather App & Widget For Android

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Do you need an umbrella today? Well, the weather looks just fine and sunny, but then again, you never know. There’s no arguing the fact that the Google Play Store has a ton of weather apps. Some put a higher importance on accuracy, while others are designed with gorgeous looks in mind. But if you need an app that’s both beautiful and feature-laden, then LevelUp Studio’s new Bright Weather may make you fall in love with its minimalistic design and comprehensive set of information that it throws at you. It may not be the best in the business, but it does do all the things you’d expect from an app of this kind; beautiful home screen widgets, ability to share weather, fascinating UI and whatnot. Read More

Cobrets: One Tap Widget To Toggle Four Pre-set Brightness Levels [Android]

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Quickly managing brightness on your Android is a one swipe, and two tap process that brings the brightness adjuster up on your screen so you don't have to get to it by going through the Settings app. You can enable/disable Auto brightness or use the slider to adjust brightness. The problem; if you aren't using auto brightness then every time you go outside or come in out of the sun, or just move from one place to another with different lighting, you are manually adjusting the brightness on your screen. Auto brightness is meant to handle that for you but if you aren't satisfied with the brightness levels it sets, Cobrets lets you save four different brightness levels and toggle between them by tapping the widget on your screen. Read More

Edit Focus And Intensity Of The Blur Effect In The Google Camera App

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The Google Camera app and its new blur effect have become very popular; Android users love it and iPhone users are looking for ways to replicate the blur effect on their devices. I'm currently looking for a t-shirt that says 'Will jailbreak for blur effect'. There is also this really interesting web app that uses the image information captured by the app to give you a 3D rendering of the image. When the app captures an image and applies the blur effect it is capturing more than you know and the image isn't just a cheap after-effect of some blur feature but what if you wanted to change the blur effect? Make it deeper? Shallower? Maybe refocus the main subject? That is all, every bit of it, possible and from within the Google Camera app. Read More

MyScript Stylus Converts Handwritten Input Into Digital Text [Android]

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Android has a gazillion different apps on the Play Store, ranging from apps to find directions on the road, to apps for keeping a tab on social media accounts. One set of apps that all of us use an awful lot yet over look though, is the keyboard application. Android comes with one out of the box, but third party alternatives further improve upon stock offering either by bringing more functions and buttons to the table, or by trying to revolutionize input by changing the QWERTY input method. One such new app on the block is MyScript Stylus. Unlike a conventional keyboard, MyScript recognizes hand drawn text input from stylus or fingers and converts it into digital text. Read More

Octo – Auto Settings Creates Location Based Sound Profiles [Android]

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Do you ever forget to turn the ringer down on your phone when you arrive at work or forget to turn it up when you leave? Octo - Auto Settings is a very smart Android app that lets you create location based profiles for sound settings on your Android device. The app is free and will let you set any level for the device's ringer mode (silent, ring, or vibrate), the ringer volume, the in-call volume, media volume, and notification alert volume. It also supports other actions that you can add to a profile such as WiFi and Bluetooth settings, display settings, and SMS settings but each one requires a $0.99 purchase to unlock it. Read More

Record Screencasts, Google Hangouts, And Skype Calls On Android – No Root

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Recording video calls and screencasts on an Android is really really easy... as long as you've rooted your device. No root and it seems as if it isn't possible. You might find some solutions that let you record a screencast on an unrooted Android but require the device be connected to a desktop system which might not suit your needs. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how you can record your screen but it comes with the following caveats; the video will have a watermark at the bottom, you will be able to record sound as well as video, you will need to connect your phone to a desktop once to set the app up, this method is 100% free. Read More

Reddit In Pictures Lets You Browse Images On Reddit, Filters Out Everything Else

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Unless you like living in a cave, you have probably heard of Reddit - a social networking and news service that runs entirely through user generated content. It lets people post discussions, share links of webpages, upload lots of animal pictures (those cat and dog memes, anyone?), and comprises of groups called sub-reddits where people having similar interests can share all kinds of stuff and earn points from users who like what they've shared. I also surf Reddit a lot during my spare time usually on my smartphone, so it was natural for me to find an Android app to easily browse it on the go. There are many Reddit clients that offer straightforward Reddit access, but Reddit In Pictures is a Google Play app that takes a visual approach to the Reddit experience. Read More

Jumptuit: Access And Manage Multiple Social Network And Cloud Accounts

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With so many cloud storage services and social networks out there, it can get fairly hard to manage them all. Many of us try to be everywhere at once, while others need a unified place where they can easily keep an eye on their virtual presence. If you’re looking for an easy solution to consolidate your life on the cloud, Jumptuit is a new cross-platform service that aims to help you organize, move and copy files between multiple cloud storage and social media services without much hassle. It boasts a decent interface, offers a ton of great features, and supports multiple mobile and desktop platforms. Read More

HabitBull Helps You Break A Bad Habit Or Develop A Good One [Android]

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Habits, good ones, are hard to build. Bad ones are easy to fall into and difficult to quit. You can blame your genetic make-up for this, or your parents who didn't curb your sugar intake as a child but the fact is that breaking a bad habit or getting into following a new one is not easy. HabitBull is an Android app that takes a swing at helping people accomplish this. It's not one of those apps that starts nagging you to do something, or incessantly reminds you not to do something. It's an alarm app for your habits and is possibly more suited for developing a good habit than it is for beating out a bad one. Read More

Wireless Manager Saves Battery By Disabling WiFi When Out Of Range [Android]

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The Wi-Fi radio on your Android device can be a real battery hog if left enabled for a longer period especially when it’s not even connected to a specific network as it constantly checks your environment to find (and connect to) an access point. Many users who have mobile data enabled will not turn WiFi off when they know they will be using mobile data because they are used the device switching between whatever connection is available, however, the WiFi continues to tax the device's battery. This is where Wifi Manager comes to the rescue. It allows you to set an interval time between Wi-Fi network checks, in turn drastically reducing your phone’s battery consumption. The app detects when you are no longer in range of a WiFI connection and turns the switch off, saving your battery. It then checks at regular intervals to see if a WiFi has become available and will turn WiFi when there is an available connection. Read More