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Screen Filter adjusts brightness settings for smartphones

As smartphones screens become better with its higher resolutions and AMOLED displays, this brings about both advantages and problems as well. Yes, you get better looking screens, but it also causes eye strain (and sometimes maybe damage) because it is just too bright, even when you adjust it through your phone’s built-in settings. But of course, there’s an app to help you with that, as Screen Filter helps your gadget become more eye-friendly, and battery-friendly as well.

Snap Attack word-building tournament comes to Android

People who love word puzzles, are highly-competitive, and who have Android smartphones, listen up: Microsoft Studios has a new game especially for you. Snap Attack is the newest word-building tournament that doesn’t just let you prove that you’re a wordsmith that types fast but even lets you compete with people from around the world, who like you, would like to prove that they’re the best at this mobile game.

Hulu offers free content for Android users

Chances are, most of the video that you consume everyday very rarely come from a real movie screen or an actual television. With video-streaming services (both legit and the spurious ones) available left and right and for all kinds of gadgets, you would of course prefer to be in control of what you consume. Hulu has been one of the pioneers in on-demand video and now, an update for its Android app is offering users a chance to sample some content for free.

Runtastic Orbit tracks lifestyle 24/7 for a healthier you

With the advent of wearable gadgets, lifestyle trackers have become the new fitness craze among the health-conscious and the digitally-savvy. It may be hard to stand out of the competition with so many to choose from, but Runtastic Orbit makes a pretty good case for itself with its 24-hour tracking device and fitness monitor that may just integrate itself into your lifestyle.

Wunderlist 3: faster sync,pro features,public lists

List apps are a gift from digital gods, that is, if you’re a highly-organised smartphone owner. One favourite of list makers is the simplistic but feature-packed Wunderlist. And now that the makers of this productivity app have just released the updated Wunderlist 3, you can just hear the sighs of productivity-obsessed users as they create even more lists with the app’s newest features.

Amazon Appstore offers 30 free self-improvement apps

There’s always room for change and improvement in our lives, and never has this been more encouraged than in the age of smartphones and apps. Things you’ve never thought of learning or doing before can now be discovered and understood at the click (or swipe) of your finger. The Amazon Appstore believes you can add a few more new things to your life as it’s offering 30 free Android apps in its “Summer Self-Improvement Bundle.”

Hangouts for Enterprise now allows use without G+ account

Google’s Hangouts has been coming out with a lot of new features in the last few months to make it the default mobile and desktop communications app. Now, it’s the turn of Hangouts for Enterprise to enhance how it can be used to maximize “face to face” digital conversations within your business. The most important update now is that you can now use Hangouts without having to sign up for a Google+ account.

Yahoo! Finance app redesigned for Android

If you’re in the finance industry or are interested or involved in the stock market, chances are you’d always want the latest updates even before you reach the office or a desktop. While there are many finance apps out there, it never hurts to try one that comes from known names in the industry. Yahoo! Finance has a shiny brand new app, completely redesigned for Android devices and will definitely come in handy for stocks whizzes out there.

I/O 2014 app source code shows developers how it’s done

Last month, Google released its fancy new I/O 2014 app in preparation for its annual conference. Now it's announcing that the source code for the app is now available from Google's GitHub repository. While end-users might have no use for this, unless they happen to be knowledgeable about and/or like reading Java code, Google is inviting developers to take a look inside and learn about current best practices of creating an Android app and using Google's API.