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Jink location sharing app is both helpful and private

Imagine you’re meeting with some of your friends but all of you are not familiar with the place you’re going to. You’re switching back and forth between your location app and your group chat just so you can keep track of where everyone is, and it’s all getting a bit confusing. What if you have just one app where you can do both and you keep your privacy as well? Jink is the newest location sharing app for Android that can let other people know where you are exactly but at the same time maintain your privacy.

Galaxy S5′s Ultra Power Saving put to test in road trip

Since Samsung has been harping about the Ultra Power Saving mode of its Galaxy S5 for some time now, even going so far as to mock its rivals with a clever ad, they decided to prove its worth with a coast to coast road trip test. The trip was compressed into a 2.5 minute video that shows the smartphone managed to last 7 days on the road without needing to recharge it.

LAS app lets you shift easily between last apps used

If your TV has a previous channel button that makes it easier for you to switch between channels, shouldn’t smartphones have the same thing? Of course, instead of between channels, it would let you easily go to and from the last two apps that you’re using. But since there’s no actual button on smartphones right now, we have to content ourselves with an app like LAS: Last App Switcher.

Sony Xperia Z2 now available in US market

Months after Sony announced its newest smartphone and months after it went on sale in other regions, the Xperia Z2 is finally available in the US market. However, it is still currently available only off contract through the Sony online store and they are offering their newest flagship at a $50 discount, bringing the price down to $699.99 from $749.99.

Callistics app keeps track of your phone’s calls and messages

If you’re the type of person who wants to keep track of all the calls and messages that you make, sometimes your smartphone’s built-in tracker just is not enough. Callistics - Call Statistics just might be the solution for you as it promises to be the ultimate tool for giving you an efficient way of keeping tabs on how many calls and messages you’ve made and to make sure that you don’t overspend on your mobile carrier plans.

Ovia app brings pregnancy guides to digital age

Expectant mothers, especially first-timers, generally like resource materials as they go through their pregnancy. Used to be, baby books and then websites were their go-to’s when it comes to research and step-by-step guides. But now that we’re in the mobile age, it’s only apt that apps will become a hot resource for expecting women. The Ovia Pregnancy Guide is one of the more exhaustive and personalised apps out there.

Reader for Gmail lets you listen to your unread mails

Have you almost gotten caught by the police because you had to read an important email while driving? Or do you have to pull over every once in a while because you’re waiting for a very important email from a client? Or maybe you’re just too busy to sit down and go through unread emails? These are just some scenarios when a voice assistant will really come in handy. Reader for Gmail wants to be that app that will virtually make your email life easier.

Travel through Westeros in the Game of Thrones mobile game

Since Season 4 ended last month and the new one isn’t coming to the small screen until next year, you’re probably scouring through the Interwebs for something to fill that Game of Thrones-shaped hole in your heart. Well, look no further than your Android phone as the award-winning game based on the TV series has finally made its way into the mobile world with Game of Thrones Ascent.

goTenna lets you message from remote locations

Hiking. Camping. Going out of town. Gone are the days when you can just leave your mobile phone while doing any of these activities. Even if you don’t have data connection in the area you’re going to, you still need to have your smartphone with you, whether it’s for productivity or even just simple messaging. A new device called goTenna wants to make sure you can at least have messaging capability wherever you are.

cPulse LED Case lets your phone be a smart lighting device

Did you ever look at your Android phone’s backlight (that sometimes blinds your eyes when you’re in the dark) and think to yourself: “Wouldn’t this be so much better if this was LED light?” Well, some tech guys from France thought of the exact same thing and came up with cPulse, the world’s first smart LED lighting case. It can turn your phone into a cool LED lighting source, unlike any other in the market right now.
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