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Facebook introduces ‘Save on Facebook’ feature

We’ve all been there once before – maybe you’re killing time at a lounge before a meeting and took a quick glance at Facebook over your handheld device. Then you see an interesting link – a video, an article, a BuzzFeed list – but you really don’t have the time to explore it just now. What do you do? Either you let it go right now and hope you remember it later, or consign it to oblivion.

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.

By the power of root! File managers square off

We've said it before. For better or worse, one of the things that separates Android from iOS is the fact that we can browse our devices like we do our computers, at least to a certain extent. File managers give users power, but not all yield those powers equally, especially when it comes to superuser powers, otherwise known as "root". Let's take a peek at the current choices of file managers and see how they fare when pitted against one another.

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.

APUS Launcher trades features for size

Quick, name the top 5 or most popular alternative launchers. Chances are, whichever those are, no matter how fast and smooth they seem to be, they are most likely fully featured launchers that take up space in both storage and memory. For those looking for even less needier options, APUS Launcher tries to go the opposite direction and shed off as much as it can to keep its footprint slim.

Parrot FreeFlight 3 controls two MiniDrones in one app

Drone-loving Android users can now play around with Parrot's new MiniDrone toys. With the FreeFlight 3 control app now available on Google Play Store, owners of Parrot's new Jumping Sumo and Rolling Spider drones can now direct them to roll, jump, fly, and do all kinds of stunts and mayhem right from their smartphone or tablet.

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.

Tasker gets huge update, new features and bug fixes

Tasker is one of those essential apps in the Android ecosystem that once you learn to use, you really can’t do without. Granted that the learning curve for the app is a bit steep, but learning how to use is to create a whole new work and leisure process around your Android devices is surely worth it. And as of today, Tasker is getting a big update that includes a bunch of new features.

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.