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Unleash the Power of Android with These Automated Apps

Unleash the Power of Android with These Automated Apps
And sometimes it re-detects your location once every 5 minutes without you moving. I tested this before by making my phone text me when I "arrived home." I was seeing if it would be worthwhile to move forward on. It wasn't. Tasker is always checking your location because it wants to run an exit task when you leave that area. Location detection is all from the phone, tasker just asks where you are. Edit: As I typed this I though "Tasker should let me set those variables on the fly", and sure enough they do! Related:  Android Apps

Apps for People With Bad Memories With all the bells and whistles tucked away in your Android device, you would expect it to be just a bit more useful in your life. These are not just your every day cellphones of decades past. They have mics, speakers, WiFi, GPS, temperature sensors, gyroscopes, accelerometers, and probably a bunch of other stuff that I’d have to ask Google search to help me list. Forget just being reminded about simple stuff like emails, tasks, and phone calls. RX Pal RX Pal Family RX Pal acts like a pharmacist right in your pocket. Pre-configured meds with common settings help make recording your “transactions” quick and easy. Price: Free / $0.99 for the ad-free or multi-patient versionRequires: Android 2.2 or aboveGoogle Play Link: RX Pal FamilyDeveloper: Neca Soft BytNotes bytNotes This is a life saver of an app. It allows you to attach notes to any contact for things you need to do for or remember about that contact. Notification Bubbles Notification Bubbles Call Reminder Call Reminder Missed Call Reminder

Best Android Apps We’ve once again overhauled out Best Android Apps article, whittling the list down to a paltry 100. Some are new, and others have been standbys on this list for years running. Either way, we’re certain that any and all of these apps will make your life easier, and help you get the most out of your Android device. The apps are listed by categories like Music, Travel, Productivity, and so on. Movies and Videos Netflix Netflix is one of the best video streaming services. Google Play Hulu Hulu offers thousands of Movies and TV shows — many which are updated with the latest episodes after they air. Google Play YouTube YouTube’s mobile app is sleek and intuitive, bringing the entirety of the Video sharing site to the palm of your hand. Google Play HBO Now/HBO GO Both HBO Now (HBO’s standalone service for $15/month) and HBO Go (a streaming app available to HBO cable subscribers) have apps that allow you to watch all of HBO’s streaming content directly on your phone. HBO Now HBO GO Periscope Google Play

10 Tasker Alternatives to Automate Your Android One of Android’s biggest strengths as a platform is its hackability. Being open source, the operating system enables users the freedom to tweak it and customize it in any way they want, way more than any other mobile OS out there. And no app has received more praise for being the tool of choice to mould Android in any way one wants, than Tasker. By combining an insane number of triggers, actions and related parameters, Tasker has for years now let us Android geeks make our phones our own, in every sense of the word. Let’s face it though: as powerful as Tasker may be, it is quite the devil when it comes to usability. I didn’t say Android “geeks” above in any lesser way; the learning curve with Tasker is known to be pretty high. Fed up with not being able to take full advantage of Tasker, I recently set out to find what else Google Play had to offer that came close to its power. Actions Pro Actions Pro Price: $1.00Requires: Android 1.6 or aboveGoogle Play Link:Actions ProDeveloper:SigmaCel

Surprising Android Tips - Cool Things Your Android Phone Can Do - Tom's Guide Did you know your Android phone can double as a security cam, read USB drives and even run a Web server. These neat tricks are bound to surprise. When Benjamin Franklin wrote that “those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety,” he was clearly referring to smartphone operating systems. While Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone prevent developers and users from having too much access to core functions in the name of security, Android gives you the freedom to perform just about any task you can imagine. Most Android aficionados already know that you can “root” (AKA gain administrative access to) your device, change the look and feel of your phone with a custom launcher and sideload apps from anywhere you want. Run a Web Server Developers can use an Android Web server to test out their code and then show it to clients or stakeholders in the office. More: How to Run a Web Server on Your Android Device

Prey's New Mobile-Friendly Webapp Finds Your Lost or Stolen Laptop, Smartphone I'm with you on the yuck factor. I didn't buy an S3 to get iOS buttons raping my eyeballs. The desktop webapp has iOS-like sliders, too...seriously, are we really complaining about this? Oh c'mon. EDIT: Actually, this could be a great next Hive Five. i wasnt complaining about the utility, that is great. i was actually wondering if prey does have a mobile site like Lookout. iOS always looks so old fashioned to me, that was my reason for 'eew.' and the right to complain about a free product that works really well and sound really annoying while doing so is a right we have had since Facebook started changing things up.

Best Practices for Interaction and Engagement Quicknav Quicknav Links Android Sites Language close to top Best Practices for Interaction and Engagement These classes teach you how to engage and retain your users by implementing the best interaction patterns for Android. Except as noted, this content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5. About Android | Legal | Support Best Android Apps Advertisement The Google Play Store is home to a massive number of apps and continues to grow every day, so how are you to know which are the best? We’ve got you covered with our list of the best Android apps. We’ve done the searching for you, and we narrowed it down to the three best apps in each category. No matter what your need, you’ll find it here. Automation Gravity Screen Never use the power button on your smartphone or tablet again! A few of the features have to be unlocked via in-app purchase, but for the most part it can be used to its full potential for free. Download: Gravity Screen (Free) Tasker For the power to automate everything on your phone, you need Tasker. Tasker combined with IFTTT (another incredible automation app that nearly made this list) makes for a killer automation duo on Android. Download: Tasker (Free) MacroDroid MacroDroid is like a simplified version of Tasker. Visually, it’s a lot more appealing, but it has many of the same functions. Customization SwiftKey Media

Best Free Android Apps | Best Free Apps for Android Tablets Introduction The iPad may have been the pioneer among mass-selling consumer tablets, and its app selection certainly accelerated off the line like a V8 sportscar. But Android, over the last two years, has sped forward with equal gusto. We looked at scores of apps and picked out some of most essential ones for any new tablet. Our primary filter for each app (apart from it being essential and great): It must be free. We’ve broken down our list of the best free Android apps into five categories: Social Media, Productivity, Organization, Home & Family, and Diversions. Other categories help you make your tablet time more productive and useful, and even help other aspects of your life. Finally, Diversions is a mixed bag of apps that cross over a bunch of categories. Over the summer of 2013, Google Play hit over a million Android apps.

WhoAreYou Caller ID + Blocker Important Note: Users who get "No internet connection available" please try again later, or use a proxy in your device , sometimes your internet service provider is blocking real caller app temporarily When you receive a,phone call or sms from unknown number,find,whozcalling,you or who's phone number,the,Real Caller,application shows you the true caller id instantly. Real Caller,application allows you to save your search number history on your device,to find,truecaller,to use in offline mode.Real Caller,address book,is 99% accurate and is always up to date . -Arab real caller,phonebook,addressbook The best Android productivity and organisation apps of 2013 There are a lot of apps out there in the world of Android – no less than 700,000 of them, in fact. So searching through that lot, trying to find the gems among the muck, can be a pretty thankless task. Luckily, ITProPortal is here to provide a helping hand with our series of articles in which we’re rounding up the top Android apps in various categories. This is the fourth article in the series, the previous ones being: The best Android utility apps, the best Android news apps, and the best Android reference apps. This time, we’re looking at productivity and organisational apps – tools which can help make your life more manageable. These include cloud storage apps such as Box and Dropbox, and the likes of Any.DO, which helps you keep track of tasks you need to undertake, or LastPass, which is an absolute dream when it comes to organising your online passwords. Any.DO (free) There are lots of apps for making lists of tasks, but Any.DO is easily among the most stylish. Box (free) Bump (free)

Arrival Notice (missed call) When you're reaching a location automatically makes a missed call. Make a missed call is dial a number, let it ring a couple of times and hang up. See the MakeUseOf.com review!: Defines a destination, a phone number and the warning distance. Possible uses: - Tell someone that you are collecting these coming to come out. - Letting people know you've arrived somewhere. - During a route, to report that you've gone through a place. - ... When you have made the missed call, the destination is deactivated, the next time you need it you just have to activate it. The use of GPS is managed intelligently to save battery. The time of the call before hanging up, you can define. As a unit of length can be used meters or feet. If you've discovered a problem then please don't vote negative.

How to Install Google Apps on the Kindle Fire HDX The Kindle Fire HDX sports a high resolution screen, a very fast processor, and generally excellent media abilities, but one thing it lacks is support for Google apps. Luckily for us Amazon still lets users install apps downloaded from sites other than the Amazon Appstore, because one blogger going by Android Cowboy has found a way to add Gmail and a few other Google apps to Amazon’s tablet. His trick is similar to the hack which let me install Gmail, Google Reader, and other Google apps on the Kindle Fire HD last year. He’s gotten Gmail, Google Play Books, Chrome, and Google Search working on the Fire HDX, but at this point Google Play Store and Google+ still don’t work. Here’s how you do it. First, you’ll need a file manager or some other way to access the install files on your Kindle Fire HDX. Download the following files and transfer to your Kindle via USB connection to your PC. At this point you should be able to open the Gmail app and log in to your account. Liliputing

Talkatone free calls + texting Free Texting (real SMS messages) to any Phone number in the United States, Canada and 40 countries.Free HD Voice and Video Calls between Android and other platformsTurn your Android Tablet into a Phone!TextMe is a cross-platform messaging application that allows you to send text messages (real sms) to any phone number in United States, Canada, Mexico and 100 countries in the World for FREE. Also, if your friends install the app as well, you will be able to do a lot more with them, including FREE CALLS and FREE VIDEO CALLS between Android and other platforms. So Sign up, share TextMe with your friends and start a call or a video chat for free. Of course, you can also text them for free! What makes TextMe different? Other goodies that come with TextMe:- Overall speed and performance of the app- Super simple sign up- Push Notifications for new messages: never miss an important text! Please give us your feedback on the app! * Limitations apply:

Android how to articles Android is, without doubt, the most exciting thing to happen to mobile phones since the advent of SMS text-messenging. Even so, nobody can deny that the out-of-the-box Android experience can be underwhelming. One of the great things about HTC’s Android handsets is that they are pre-loaded with a digital skin known as Sense. The good news is that it’s easy to transform any Android handset into a smartphone superstar to make iPhone owners envious.

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