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Z: Steel Soldiers reboot and T.E.C. 3001 games hit Android

If you are in the mood for new games that have robots as the main focus, we have two for you that our sister site SlashGear has reviewed recently that are available for Android devices. The first of the games is Z: Steel Soldiers and it follows a troop of robotic soldiers that are fighting to win. The game promises a new breed of robots with a taste for war and you can customize your own robotic soldiers.

OmniROM extends contact grouping to external syncing

Our phonebook lists have probably grown so long that the only way to tame these wild beasts would be to corral them into groups. While Android's People contacts app does have that capability, it is limited only to Google's proprietary syncing service or Microsoft Exchange. Ever an advocate of open source solutions, OmniROM has introduced a patch that opens the doors for other external syncing services to get the same functionality.

Stop the presses! Top 5 news readers for Android

Thanks to the Internet and mobile devices, we live in a world where we get an almost never-ending flow of news available at our fingertips. So much so that now our problem is how to best handle that flood of information rushing towards us. News readers have become not just our source but also our filter and our shield, not just letting us choose the news and topics that we do want while keeping others at bay, they also give a bit of a visual flair to those bits of information, making the reading experience more pleasurable and engaging. Here are our top 5 picks for news readers on Android.

Backblaze backup service now has an Android app

If you’ve been saving your digital files to the Backblaze online backup tool, you will be pleased to know that they finally have an Android app so you can access your data through your smartphone or tablet. Most data storage services, be it on an actual physical server or a cloud, needs to have this functionality as more and more users tend to be mobile most of the time and need instant access to their documents.

LifeStats automatically journals your mobile life for you

In an age where instant and automatic are what we expect from cars, food and our digital life, apps that make our life easier are certainly welcomed by smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. Journalling used to be about writing down what happened to you during the day on a notebook, which turned into something you posted on social networks, and now, it’s something you let your gadgets do for you, with lifelogging apps. LifeStats is one of the newer ones in the market, and it gives new meaning to the word automatic journal.

Flynx browser lets you multi-task while websites load

When your Internet connection is not as fast as you’d like it to be and you’re browsing through some links but you also need to do other things on your smartphone, then you need a browser that has the capability to multi-task with you. Some lightweight browsers like Now Browser or Javelin have the ability to do that and another one that you can add to your options is Flynx, even though it is still in Beta mode.
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