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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Why should you buy a Nexus device?

    




  •  There may be time when you see your friend buy an expensive phone and crib about it being laggy or slow. So what can be the alternative to all these "laggy phones"?
  • There may be time when you see your friend crib about latest android version not provided by their OEM. So what can you do in that scenario?
  • There may be time when your friend buys a phone which is available just in your country. It does not sell globally. And his phone develops some problem, And he comes to you to solve his problem. You try searching for the solution to that problem on Google. But his phone being a local one, not much support is available from  developers. Hence no relevant solution is available to you (Just limited solution by your local developers can be found). So what will you do in that scenario? [I am not at all saying that local community is not much helpful or active, just giving readers an idea of what they would be missing].
So what can you do, if you are stuck in above scenario? Not much. Because your friend has already done a mistake on his part to not buy a nexus device. But you can help your self by not doing that mistake.

So I would be writing in this post about why you should buy a nexus device. You would be thinking from where has this sudden love for android has awaken. But let me tell you it was already there. Before it was just limited to me, as I didn't wanted to force my love on everyone. But I have seen many people who don't know about nexus devices, their plus points, why they should prefer nexus devices above local manufacturers. Yes! believe me such people still exist. All they know is nexus devices are made by Asus/Lg, and the companies making them are not so famous or have bad customer support. But let me tell you that, along with Asus/Lg, nexus devices also have major connection with Google. By major I mean they provide the software for these phones. And till your bad customer support is concerned, I think these are global companies, so they ought to have nice support. Atleast better than what your local device maker is providing. Sometime slip ups occur from their part too. But that can be tolerated till you want an "proper" Android phone.






So, why should you buy an android phone?

  • Want to get Android updates quickly - Google providing software for your phone means they will keep you updated with whatever they release. So if you want to get android update quickly than you should not think beyond nexus devices. If you want a phone 
  •  Want to feel real Android - By real, I mean unadulterated form of android. Currently all OEM's are adulterating android by adding software from their part. Samsung adulterates android with their laggy TouchWiz, HTC does same by adding HTC sense. So you buy an nexus device, all you get with it is android. Nothing else. You are just provided with pure/Vanilla form of android.
  • Want a Cheap, yet quality phone -  Nexus devices are cheap as compared to other phones that provide similar hardware. All nexus devices are not so cheap (in all countries) but are quality products. And increased prices in some countries can be attributed to many reasons including tax, importing cost etc.
  •  Want to get Developer Support - Nexus devices are known for being developer friendly. And being a Google product, there is ought to be a global presence. And this results in plethora of developers striving hard to get you something different and better than what other devices are offering.
You have any other points to  include here or don't agree with any of my points here than do comment below. It will just make us both more wise.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Unusually Awesome Tools For Android

           
            Android is and will always be remembered for the applications and the levels of customization it provides. Application is something that is offered on other Operating System as well but what makes android different from other Operating Systems is that it provides apps that can make a difference to the way you use your phone and the way your phone behaves with you (Ofcourse I am talking about the apps which helps you control your processor, your cores, improves your user interface and improves your overall experience in using your phone. For this you'll have to root your droid, to know what do I mean by rooting, click me and here are the apps that will help you realize worthiness of rooting your droid, to know more about such apps click here). There are many android tools which will make you switch from an Apple device. This apps will let you help in many ways, there are some WiFi managers, app which will let you find some better apps according to the categories, some WiFi app which will help you manage your WiFi passwords, Some apps which will let you access sites which are restricted in your country. So this post is going to be an interesting one if you wish to continue reading. The apps mentioned here are tools which are very much unusual and helpful, many sites write about keyboards or some common apps that have very high downloads or are trending currently (yes, Its not wrong, but why read about apps that you know about already. So I am writing some apps which are remotely known to you. And definitely make you fall in love with it.

If you are low on time and want to hurry with the app name and link here it is. This is the short list of the apps which are explained in detail in post below -



The same apps are explained in details below, so that you can decide here itself about installing this apps.



Fing is the ultimate toolkit for network management, It has become one of my favorite app in recent time as it lets me know which devices are using my wireless network at a particular time. It is without any doubt the best app which lets you know who else is hogging your bandwidth.
Fing is a network discovery tool that finds devices connected to your network. It also features several networking utilities. Even though it's free, its developers aren't stingy with the feature set. - PCMAG 


Fetch is a app which will suggest you apps. It will help you in shortlisting or finding apps which are similar to apps which you have installed. Along with it, It will help you shortlist apps according to different categories like trending, most downloaded, top apps, top ranked, top rated, Fetch picks etc and yes it even sorts between paid and free. And it will let you follow some categories/feeds, so when new app is added you will know about it. So you can be sure that you are guaranteed to get some surprise, as you will definitely get some app which you would have believed never existed. So basically this is a app which will introduce you to other top apps in playstore.

Fetch gives you pretty much everything you might need in an app-discovery application. It offers a rich vein of filters and search functions which mean finding a list of great new apps and games is available in just a few seconds. I strongly recommend to anyone to check this app out; it’s powerful, user friendly and completely free, so definitely try it out. - AndroidTapp




Some times when many WiFi routers are using same channel to transmit signal it will lead to congestion and reduction in speed. So it is always recommended to be on a channel which is least crowded. So how will you know which channel is less crowded? This app will help you. It lists all the WiFi signal around your phone and sort it according to the channel it is using. So you can know which channel to use to get optimum bandwidth.
WiFi Analyzer offers five different ways to view wireless channels (some more valuable than others): Channel graph, Time graph, Channel rating, AP list, and Signal meter. To quickly switch between views, simply swipe left or right on your screen. Unfortunately, the different views are not labeled, so at first, it will probably take you a few minutes to figure out exactly what you're looking at. The app is not terribly difficult to use, but it does take some time to orient yourself. - CNET



 

DroidWall is an easy solution to save your data plan. As we all know, there are many apps which consist of advertisements. This ad can not only hinder with your data plan but may also compromise your privacy. So its better to use this app to block data usage by some apps which consume your data plan and may affect your user experience. So this app is like a firewall for your droid which won't let that app to use any bandwidth from your data plan. This app requires ROOT.

The privacy and security benefits of DroidWall are comparable to desktop PC firewalls and justify the effort it takes to root your phone. - Techhive

  • WiFi SIGNAL BOOSTER (Free)


This app don't do some black magic through which you will start receiving great download or WiFi speed. Only thing this app does is, it will just change your phone WiFi's sleep cycle so it will search for better signal more times than it would do without boost offered by this app. Just think of it as you want to gain some weight, So you will increase the amount of morsels you eat everyday, just because you want to increase some weight (I know its gross example, but this was the only thing that striked me while writing this post :P). So this app also works in same way, you want strong WiFi signal, you hit boost button. It will increase the frequency through with which it scans for signal ( In the same way as your weight gain example). Hence by more scanning, you get more strong signal.
[ This app worked for me 2 times out of 5 times I tried it, hope it works in your phone]




                        

There are times when your USB cable is not able to connect with your PC or laptop (Happens with me every time) or you don't have access to USB cable at particular moment. What will you do to transfer media files or any particular files from mobile to computer and vice-versa. This app comes to your help at that time. This app let you access your mobile from your machine, you just need your mobile and machine to be on same LAN network. It let you access your entire phone through web browser on your machine, including messages and contacts and even find your phone. So this can be your go to app if you are in trouble with your USB cable. 


This app will let you know the privacy quotient of the apps you have installed in your phone. This app categories your apps according to the privacy level and permissions it asks for. It also gives scores according to that apps. This app will help you remove potentially unwanted and high risk apps which can compromise your privacy or can harm your privacy. So this app is a must for anyone who likes to protect their privacy. 
Clueful provides helpful "clues" about Android app activity and potential security risks intended to let you decide whether an app is worth keeping or not. - PCMAG 







There are restrictions in many places about particular sites. So this app is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) which will help you connect to this site even if its restricted at your place. VPN service can help you to unblock regional internet restrictions, web filtering, bypass firewalls, and browse the web anonymously by tunneling all your internet traffic from your android device to their servers. This free app will let you transfer 100MB/day traffic. If you want to use more, then ofcourse you can subscribe to their servers. If your phone is below android 4.0 than you will have to root your phone to use this app.

       

How to measure that you are getting same bandwidth that you are told? This app lets you know the speed you are getting on your data plan. With this new version, Graphics have been enhanced many folds. This app is the best visual treat you can get from playstore among its competitors. This app lets you discover your Download, Upload and Ping.
Should you Download Speedtest.net? Essential app for checking your network mobile Internet speeds! - AndroidTapp

 

This app helps you to remove system apps (basically all that apps which are preinstalled, Sorry bad news for some people here! This app needs rooted phone) so basically it categories app according to its usefulness and notify us that removing particular app will lead to some damage or not. This app along with deleting system app also helps in app uninstaller, move app to SD card, move app to phone, apk on SD card scan/install/delete, rooting guide help.

  • WiFi PASS RECOVERY AND BACKUP (Free)

WiFi Pass Recovery and Backup is not some type of hacking tool, which will let you recover password of your neighbor or some one else's WiFi. It just saves password of WiFi which you have connected to before. Sometimes it happens that you have once entered password of your neighbor's WiFi in your phone then you forgot about it till you format your phone or factory reset it. At that time you won't recollect their password and asking your neighbour again can be rude. So what can you do? This app can be useful here, it collects stored password from your phone. Then ask you if you want to backup it or restore it. If you backup your WiFi settings you won't need to ask your neighbor about it again. you can directly recover it from this app. The saved file will be saved on your SD card. So it would be safe  even in case you format your phone.


Friday, 9 August 2013

How to retrieve your device by using Android Device Manager?


         Now many of you would have known about Google android manager and even would have started using it. But for those who are still figuring out how to use or how to start monitoring your phone by Android Device Manager, then this post is for you. Many people would wonder how to use it and what function will it perform, at present it will let you ring your phone and delete/erase your data. Hopefully more features are added to it later. But releasing this feature Google has relieved us from using third party services. Many third party services are far better than what Google is offering right now. But we can be assured that Google will definitely not withdraw support to this app till it is made awesome. It uses Google's standard wireless positioning technology to locate your phone, but it seems to stop working if you toggle location services off in the settings menu. Positive thing about this feature is that it is compatible with android phones having android 2.2 or more. which is something nice considering last few Google services were incompatible with Gingerbread and lower android versions. So lets start our topic for how to start monitoring your device through Google Device Manager.

Step 1 :-

Go to www.google.com/android/devicemanager 

Then you will get screen where you'll need to give access to android device manager to access your location. It will look similar to screen below.

Screen looking like image above will appear, just click accept and give access to Android Device Manager to access your location

Step 2 :-

Then it will attempt to contact your phone, to find its location.

It will look like image below.

Step 3 :-

After location of your phone is retrieved it will show you location of your phone. It will mention an accurate region in which you will need to find your phone. So you would know where and in which area you will have to find your phone.


Now you can ring your phone or erase data on your phone. Ring your phone is a nice feature for you, if you tend to forget where you kept your phone in your house and to your horror its on silent mode. If you log in to site and use ring my phone feature it will ring your phone and your phone will ring on max volume even if its keep on silent. So you can use this feature even if your phone is not stolen. To use erase data, you will need to activate this feature first on your phone. which is as simple as clicking an checkbox.

You can control Android Device Manager through your phone by going to Google settings on your phone, and accessing settings from there.
Google settings is will look like below, click it and access Android Device Manager.


Click Android Device Manager in Google settings, To access settings of Android Device Manager.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Cloud storage applications for Android [UPDATED]





                      
                  As you'll know cloud storage is one of the most interesting invention in tech field, with cloud storage we have freed the memory on our native machine. but with android we are blessed to have apps made specifically to take backup of data we have on our handsets. and after taking backup we can easily access that data on any machine having internet connection. We can take backup of data on our machine also and the files will be shown to you on our handsets, we can access that file from that handset and even make changes to it and store it again and the same update will be shown to you on your machine also. that is the beauty of cloud storage. 


ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA:- Cloud storage is a model of networked online storage where data is stored in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties.( but we don't have to try very hard to know its meaning, because in simple language cloud storage means it is a online storage area where data is usually hosted by third parties that we can access with help of internet connections).

      Many people might be having some doubt about security of that uploaded data, but I think that uploading data on cloud or on your email id is same thing because both have same procedure to upload the file, but in cloud storage if you have any doubt about the security of the data you can always upload the data after encrypting it, and many software are available to encrypt your important data now a days. so for security point of view you can always encrypt your data for storing.

      And one of the best advantage of cloud storage is you can get hold of your data anywhere , on any machine with internet connection. for example if you have an important seminar and you loose your pendrive somewhere, then instead of going to find pendrive you van easily go to your cloud account and complete your presentation. after that you can go and find your pendrive.





                                          what is cloud storage? explained above in video(courtesy:CNN)

so now we are going to share some applications that help you in storing your data on cloud.

1) DROPBOX




        Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go. it  offers 2 GB basic free space for all and you can get 250MB free space for every person joints in dropbox through your referral. You can use dropbox in Windows, Linux, Mac and Mobile phones. 


DOWNLOAD DROPBOX FROM HERE - DROPBOX.

2) GOOGLE DRIVE




Keep everything. Share anything.

*** Google Docs is now a part of Google Drive! ***
  • with Google Drive, you can store all your files in one place, so you can access them from anywhere and share them with others.
  • Access files others have shared with you on Google Drive. 
  • Make any file available offline so you can access them even when you don't have an Internet connection.
  • Create and edit Google documents with rich text formatting.
  • Edits to your Google documents appear to collaborators in seconds.
download GOOGLE DRIVE from here - GDRIVE.

3) BOX 




                  
                 Box for Android lets you view and share files from anywhere!  With 5GB free, Box makes it easy to access and edit your files, share content and stay connected with your team from anywhere on any device. Box allows you to do all these things and more! Box OneCloud is our ecosystem of apps where you can annotate, e-sign and do more with your favorite productivity apps. More than 120,000 companies - including 92% of the FORTUNE 500, rely on Box for simple, secure content sharing.
Box for Android lets you: 

  • Secure content with file-level encryption, passcode and auto logout when app is closed 
  •  Via Box OneCloud, open and edit Box files in other apps installed on your device 
  • Save content directly to Box from more than 50+ compatible apps 
  • Invite colleagues to shared folders and leave comments on files for them (note that you’ll need to grant permission for the app to access your contacts – we only use this permission to quickly retrieve email addresses when you want to invite collaborators, and we do NOT store any contact information on Box’s servers).
Download app for box from here --- BOX.

4) SugarSync





      With SugarSync, you get free cloud backup that you can use to sync files, share folders, and access your data directly from your Android device. If you like Dropbox, iCloud, or Carbonite, you’ll love SugarSync.


Get anytime, anywhere access to all of your files, photos, and music
  • Automatically back up and sync photos & videos to your computers (no wires needed)!
  • Share any file or folder, even if it’s huge, over email, Facebook, Twitter, or even SMS. 
  • Stream your entire music collection, even while you use other apps
  •  Download files or entire folders for fast, offline viewing 
If you don’t have an account, you can sign up from the app and get 5 GB of free online storage.


Download SugarSync from here ---- SugarSync.

5) iDrive




IDrive Online Backup makes it possible to backup files from Windows and Mac computers, iOS and Android mobile devices. 
**With the IDrive mobile app you can access and share any file in your account, as well as backup contact information, photos and videos – it's perfect for transferring your data to a new phone!**

  • Browse through files and folders in your IDrive account
  •  Read documents, watch videos and listen to music
  • Share files and folders with anyone
  • Backup contacts and items in the Gallery


Protect, access and share your digital life with IDrive! Your first five GBs of storage are free! 

Download iDRIVE from here -- iDrive.


6) Mediafire


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MediaFire provides a complete and easy to use service for managing your digital stuff. Whenever and wherever you go, MediaFire makes sure that your files are always with you.
Never be away from your important files again! With 50GB of free storage.

Features:

  •   Keep all your important files at your fingertips.
  • View docs, spreadsheets, presentations, video, and listen to audio.
  • Take and upload pictures and videos directly in the MediaFire app.
  • Upload Android gallery images. 
  • Create and manage folders of files.
  • Share files on the go via email, SMS, through other Android apps, and with copy and paste links.
  • Quickly search all your MediaFire files and folders.
Mediafire is my favorite app for cloud storage. it is very easy to use and makes it possible to share link with your friends extremely easy.

Download Mediafire from here - Mediafire.

7) SkyDrive



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SkyDrive is the place to store your files so you can access them from virtually any device.
Features:
  • Access all of your SkyDrive content including files shared with you.
  • View recently used documents.
  • Choose multiple photos or videos to upload from your phone.
  • Share your files and photos – send a link in email or in another app.
  • Open your SkyDrive files in other Android apps.
  •  Manage your files – delete, or create new folders.
Download it from here - SkyDrive.

8) MEGA

 
 
 
 
 MEGA is secure cloud storage service that provides you with 50 GB of secure cloud storage for free. Everything you upload to MEGA is completely encrypted and the key stays with you. Camera Sync, two-ways transfer, password encryption are the main features of this app.
 
 You can download MEGA from here - GOOGLE PLAYSTORE LINK
 

 9) UBUNTU ONE FILES

 


 Ubuntu One gives you 5GB of free storage for all your files, photos and music, watch as they magically appear on all your devices. Ubuntu One works on Windows, iOS, Android, Ubuntu and via the web.
 
Auto upload - any photo you take will appear online and on all your devices, the instant you take it. The U1 Files app also automatically uploads images from other photo apps you use, so if you’re into Instagram, it will automatically upload all those cool images to your Ubuntu One personal cloud, making them available on all your devices.
 
 You can download Ubuntu One from here - Google playstore link
 
 

 10) CUBBY

 


Cubby frees you from limitations. Get to your important .docs, .pics, .movs or .anythings on any device, anytime. Just make a folder a cubby to stay up-to-date across all your devices, or share cubbies with friends and colleagues to collaborate easily.

App features

• Access your stuff on the go
• Share cubbies from your Android
• Save cubbies or individual files for offline access
• Share a public link to your cubbies
• Set permissions/access for friends/colleagues
 
You can download cubby from here- Google Playstore link
 
 

Monday, 22 July 2013

Android phones below Rs 15,000 having JellyBean

              


                     Having an droid with android 4.1 is no longer an luxury, you can buy an android phone having jellybean for as low as Rs 15000, so here we will name a few which are outstanding in their benchmark test ( benchmarking is basically knowing a potential of your phone as compared to other phones, there are many apps available on Google Playstore which will let you do benchmark test on your own). So we name here few phones having an outstanding benchmark test and yes having android JB too.


1) Micromax Canvas A116 HD



Android OS - Google android 4.2
Screen size - 5 inches
Processor -  Quad core 1.2GHz
Resolution -   720*1280 ( ~ 294 PPI)
Internal Memory -  1.77GB + External SD card
Camera - 8.0 MP (Rear camera) & 2.0 MP (Front camera).
Ram -  1GB

Price -  Rs 13,679  (According to amazon).

As I have mentioned this phone as per its benchmark test, I will give an link to its benchmark test too.

Phone review -                       FonearenaNDTV.
Link to its benchmark test -  Fonearena.

2) Karbonn Titanium S5




Android Version -  Google Android 4.1
Screen size -  5 inches
Processor -  Quad core 1.2GHz 
Resolution -  540 * 920 ( ~ 220 PPI)
Internal Memory-  External memory slot.
Camera -   8.0 MP (Rear camera) & 2.0 MP (Front camera).
Ram - 1 GB

Price -                                       Rs 11,199.
Phone review -                         Fonearena & NDTV .  
Link to its Benchmark tests -  Fonearena.

3) Lava Xolo A1000



Android Version -     Google Android 4.1
Screen Size -   5 inches
Processor -    Dual core 1GHz 
Screen Resolution - 720*1280 ( ~ 294 PPI)
Internal memory -   4 GB + External memory slot.
Camera -   8.0 MP (Rear camera) & 1.2 MP (Front camera)
Ram -   1GB

Price -                                       Rs 13,300
Phone Review -                       FoneArena &  NDTV
Link to its Benchmark tests - FoneArena.


4) Lava Xolo Q700



Android Version -      Google Android 4.2
Screen Size -   4.5 inches
Processor -    Quad core 1.2 GHz
Screen Resolution -  540*960 ( ~ 245 PPI)
Internal Memory -  4 GB + external memory slot.
Camera -  5.0 MP (Rear camera) & 0.3 MP (Front Camera)
Ram -   1 GB

Price -                                    Rs 9,299
Phone review -                     FoneArena & NDTV
Link to its Benchmark test - FoneArena.


5) Videocon A55HD




Android Version -     Google Android 4.2
Screen size -  5 inches
Processor -  Quad core 1.2 Ghz
Screen Resolution - 720*1280 ( ~ 294 PPI)
Internal Memory -      External Memory slot.
Camera -   8.0 MP (Rear Camera) & 3.2 MP (Front Camera)
Ram - 1 GB

Price -                            Rs 13,695
Phone review -              NDTV
Link to its benchmark test -  Benchmark test of this phone is not available as of now. try it once                                                   again before buying this phone if its added somewhere later on.

The phones above were written in detail as they had outstanding benchmark result. Then too if you are interested in buying a Samsung or an HTC phone I will link you to a page where you can know all thing about phone in detail. some phones mentioned below are yet to arrive in market hence it has no benchmark result as of now. hence they are mentioned below.
(Names of the phones are hyperlink/ link to announcement/ specs page of that phone.


Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 ( Rs 15,000)
Samsung Galaxy Fame ( Rs 8,599)
Samsung Galaxy Core  ( Rs 15,000)
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo ( Rs 5.999)
LG Optimus L4 Dual ( Rs 8,599)
Samsung Galaxy Young S6312 (Rs 7,800)
LG Optimus L7 Dual (Rs 14,389)
Sony Xperia E ( Rs 8,275)
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro ( Rs 15500) [Grand quattro is little bit above 15,000 but considering that this price will get lower in some days I have mentioned this phone. As it is definitely better then core and fame]

[Prices of this phones are as of on 22/7/2013, They are bound to change. so please check prices on Amazon or Flipkart before buying to cross check the prices].

Friday, 7 June 2013

Android applications for reading News and Magazines (Tech related)

                 
                        
                        Many people here have habit of accessing news and tech stories via phones, like me. And yes, I would like to add that its best way to kill time (ofcourse if you are not addicted to games). Here I would like to add android apps that would help you in accessing your data easily and at one place. Along with ease of use and brilliant graphics they do help you in accessing more content then you would have expected. The apps I am mentioning are different from your regular eBook readers, so don't expect me to mention kindle, watt etc. These apps are good, they will definitely help you in getting content you desired and sometimes you would get more then you would expect. so here I am starting my post for today..

(The apps mentioned here are not in order of their popularity or most downloaded, they are randomly mentioned, just with the intention that you would go through all apps instead some top apps).
[Name of the app as heading is hyperlink, just click it, it will take you to playstore to download that app]



 



Pulse News brings all your favorite blogs, magazines, social networks and newspapers in one place for FREE. Exciting to use, quick to read, ready to share.
 Tap on an article to see a clean and elegant view of the news story. Save stories for reading later across all platforms or sync them with Instapaper, Read it Later and Evernote. Sharing a story via Facebook, Twitter, Google + and email is as easy as one tap.


Size: Varies with device.
Price: Free.



 


                      This is my personal favorite app, it is very much useful if you like reading articles but don't have time at that moment you can save that article to be read on later.                     When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection. Use Pocket when you discover an interesting article, video or web page, but don’t have time to view it. Once it's in Pocket, it's on your phone, tablet or computer. You can read an article during a flight, see a web page while you wait in line or watch a video while relaxing at home.

Size: 4.7 MB

Price: Free.





 

Flipboard is now pre installed on almost all Samsung phones, if you are not using Samsung phone then this is the app that you should try. Flipboard brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazine designed for your Android phone and tablet. Once you pick a few topics, your Flipboard is built and you can instantly start flipping through the pages of news you care about and stories and photos friends are sharing. And with Flipboard 2.0, when you find things that you want to save for later or collect into your own ‘magazine’ on Flipboard, just tap the “plus” + button on any item.

Size: 4.7 MB
Price: Free





Appy Geek – The #1 tech news app with a beautiful design, unrivalled coverage and a fully functional interface independently optimized for all smartphones and tablets.

• Get a visual overview of all the latest tech news from your favorite topics
• Choose only the topics that are of interest to you, and personalize your home screen
• Explore via Tag Nav™, our innovative news navigation system
• Enjoy complete articles with photos and videos from trusted sources – no RSS feeds!
Features all the best tech publications on the planet; including CNET, Engadget, TechCrunch, SlashGear, Stuff, T3, Pocket Lint, Tech Radar, The Verge, Android Headlines and many more.

Size: 3.9 MB
Price: Free.



 


After the death of Google reader this has been the most trusted and most downloaded alternative for Google reader. Feedly is a new way to browse the content of your favorite sites, rss feeds, tumblr blogs and youtube channels. Instead of having to hunt down for information, feedly uses RSS to aggregate the contents of the news sites and blogs you like and deliver them as a fast mobile-optimized experience. Feedly is an RSS news reader re-imagined for android phones and tablets. It makes browsing faster: the content of your rss feeds and blogs are transformed into pocket-sized cards which load very fast and are easy to browse.

Size: 8.9 MB

Price: Free.

  • GOOGLE CURRENT

 

Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed and offline reading. Features include:

    1. Fast scan - A new navigation mode lets you quickly swipe vertically to discover unread stories within an edition, swipe horizontally to move to the next edition within a category. Or, use the “sidebar” to jump ahead to a specific edition.
    2. Publisher editions - Publishers such as Forbes, The Guardian, TechCrunch, PBS, Saveur, and more have produced hundreds of editions including full length, in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, and slideshows. Editions are free - covering news, business, lifestyle, fashion, sports, science, technology, design, food, entertainment and more.
    3. Saved stories - Run across an in-depth article that you want to read later, or a special recipe you want to keep? Star any story to be saved for later, in your personal Saved stories edition.

    Size: 5.2MB
    Price: Free



     



    Zite is a free personalized magazine for your phone that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter every time you use it. Zite delivers all the great news, articles, blogs, and videos you want – and helps you discover new stuff that you'll love.


    NOTE: this app is optimized for phone form-factors, not tablets.

    Size: 1.0MB
    Price: Free

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