Category Archives: Android Apps Reviews

SetCPU for Root Users App for Android Review

SetCPU for Root Users App for Android is a tool for changing the CPU settings on a rooted Android phone or tablet. It basically over clocks your phone’s mobile processor to provide faster/quicker response. Vice versa, it is also possible to slow down your phone’s mobile processor so as to extend your battery life by few more hours. If you’re a power user, you might need this. You can get SetCPU for Root Users Android app for $1.99 from Google Play Store.

SetCPU for Root Users App Features

SetCPU app for Android allows you to set up powerful profiles to change your settings under certain conditions, such as what app is running, when the phone is asleep or charging, when the battery level drops below a certain point, when the phone’s temperature is too high, or during certain times of day.

Profiles now support combining conditions under logical trees, with nestable “and,” “or,” and “not” operators available. The bottom-line is that now you can create complex profiles in place of multiple profiles in other apps. Further, you can mark profiles as ‘non-exclusive’, meaning they will not block profiles with lower priorities from evaluating. In this case, the profiles with lower priorities will perform only actions which have not been performed by profiles with higher priorities. SetCPU will keep evaluating profiles until it reaches an “exclusive” profile that evaluates as true. To make matters simple, and avoid any ambiguity, you can’t select priorities that have been used by other profiles.

SetCPU for Root Users App for Android

SetCPU Android app uses the main screen as a “default profile” to set if no other profiles are active. However, you can specify an alternate default profile by creating an exclusive profile with no conditions at priority 0.

With for Root Users App for Android, you can share profiles without having the internal/external storage mounted. Regarding battery saving, SetCPU for Android now contains a “voltage control” menu, available to certain devices with custom kernels that support it, to control under-volting to save even more battery. However, support for the same is only available for certain kernels.

Conclusion

SetCPU for Root Users App for Android would come handy if you want to have more control over your profiles. Using the app, you can create highly customized profiles to suit your requirements. The ability to over clock the phone’s mobile processor to provide faster/quicker response might come handy in certain situations. Similarly, under clocking could save your phone’s battery life. For certain kernels, it is even possible to under-volt to save more battery. Verdict: Those with rooted devices may give it a try for the features mentioned above.

qrSend App for Android Review

Are you tired of dealing with pesky cables and cumbersome software while transferring files between your PC and your smartphone? Try qrSend app for Android. This handy app let you transfer files from your computer to your Android phone via wireless connection. You can shop qrSend Android app for free from Google Play.

qrSend App Features

Using qrSend app for Android, you can quickly transfer any files or folders over any WiFi network through a direct network connection between your computer and your device, by scanning a QR code displayed on your computer screen. There is no need to connect both the devices through a cable or perform any drag/drop operations by the user. All you got to do is to generate the QR code on your PC, scan it using your phone and everything else should sync up automatically.

So, to start with, you got to download the s/w and install the package in your PC, install the app in your mobile, which also should have a barcode scanner installed in it. In your PC, assuming it is Windows, the qrSend option is added to ‘send to ‘context menu. Right click and highlight the ‘send to’ menu and you’ll find qrSend in the list. Doing so will generate the QR code and it’ll be displayed in a small pop up window.

qrSend App for Android

Now all you got to do is to launch qrCode Android app in your phone, and tap the download button on top-right. The barcode scanner will open and using that, you can scan the QR code displayed on your PC monitor. qrSend for Android will then launch the download. The best part of the app is that it is easy to set up. In the app, you can view file transfers and completed transfers in separate categories even though the full library is one list. From the settings, you can change the barcode app if you got a different one installed, change the download directory, or disable notifications.

Conclusion

qrSend app for Android is god send as far as transferring files between your PC and Android phone goes. It works seamlessly and transfers files quickly and directly between the two devices without going through any cloud storage in between. One drawback of qrSend is that the file transfer takes place only one way; there is no means to transfer files back from your phone to your computer. Verdict: Quite handy an app to have if you tend to regularly transfer files from your PC to your Android phone.

#nwplyng App for Android Review

#nwplyng app for Android is a social music sharing app that let you share music based on context with your family/friends. It is like Instagram of music; you can share the music you’re listening to and add context to it. You can get #nwplyng Android app for free from Google Play Store.

#nwplyng App Features

Once you download and install #nwplyng app for Android, you’ll be prompted to login using Twitter, Facebook or Foursquare credentials. Then you’ll be required to create a username and you’re now ready to go. The main feature of #nwplyng is sharing the song you’re listening to. This can be done in multiple ways. For one, tap on the logo on the right-top corner and search what track you’re listening to. Once you find the track, you can add a comment, attach a photo of your location and even provide a related YouTube video before sharing it on Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare. In the Twitter post, the app appends a ##nwplyng tag so that users can search contents quickly. In the second method, you can do away with search. That is, while listening to a track in your local music player, the app will push a notification prompting you to share the track. You can add photos/videos as in the previous step before sharing it via SNS.

#nwplyng App for Android

#nwplyng app for Android also provides Shazam like music detection. It uses the audio fingerprinting feature to recognize a song playing elsewhere. Further, the app has gamified the app; you’ll get badges for every check-in and let you become manager of an artist that you frequently play. Android #nwplyng is a well designed application. The user interface and color theme stands out. However, there are reasonable doubts over the possible adoption of this app by the public. This is because, music is highly subjective; what one like might not interest another person. Also, while you can check a photo in one second, it’ll take longer to check out a song and its lyrics. The bottom-line is that the premise on which Instagram had thrived might not work for #nwplyng.

Conclusion

#nwplyng app for Android is an innovative concept. The app works seamlessly as it promises. Sharing your favorite tracks with your friends via Facebook or Twitter is pretty easy and straightforward. Gamification and incentive drive approach might attract more check-ins. The user interface is well designed. Verdict: A handy app to share your favorite music tracks with your friends/family.

Merge+ App for Android Review

If you have multiple social media/email accounts that you regularly access those from your Android phone, there is a chance that you might end up with multiple contact cards for the same person in the address book. In fact, you got a contact merger option in Android. But merging contacts individually is cumbersome at best. But you got help at hand. Merge+ app for Android scans the phone and combines any duplicate contacts for you. You can get Merge+ Android app for free from Google Play.

Merge+ App Features

Merge+ app for Android is a simple yet straightforward application. It let you eliminate duplicate contacts in just three clicks. The app basically scans your address book and automatically merges duplicate (multiple) entries. Of course, before joining contacts, it’ll ask your permission or let you review the merger to avoid any discrepancies.

Once you install Merge+ for Android, you’ll find two options. One option let you scan duplicate entries, which is its main function, and a link to the developers Contacts+ application. The Contacts+ link is placed just below the ‘find contacts’ button and it creates a bit of inconvenience for the user. There is every chance that you might press the wrong button quite often by accident. On hitting ‘find duplicates’ button, Android Merge+ app scans your address book and pushes a notification to the notification tray that essentially informs you about the status of the ongoing scan alongside updating you on the number of duplicate contacts found. If duplicate contacts are found, it’ll prompt the user to initiate merger of the ones with similar information.

Merge+ App for Android

For the user, they simply need to review the merger and tap ‘merge’ button if the listed contacts were indeed duplicates. There is no complexity whatsoever. Merge+ consumes as much as 20MB RAM while running. The app is compatible with Android OS 2.1 and up.

Conclusion

Merge+ app for Android help you get rid of duplicate entries in your address book. The best part is that it does the scans and you only need to review and approve a merger so that you don’t have to worry about wrong contacts being merged. The user interface is simple at best. Verdict: A handy app to have, if your address book often gets filled up with multiple contacts cards for the same person, synced from your various third party app profiles.

TouchRetouch App for Android Review

Adobe Photoshop has this ability to remove objects from a photo and still makes the disappearance almost seamless. TouchRetouch app for Android also does something very similar, but in the realm of an Android phone. This handy app let you to remove unwanted content or objects from any photo in couple of touches. You can shop TouchRetouch Android app for a nominal $0.99 from Google Play Store.

TouchRetouch App Features

TouchRetouch app for Android can remove unwanted places, people and objects from a photo. Have a little bit of fun by away the bicycle from under your brother and it looks like he’s cycling in mid-air. You can also make people look like they’re flying or jumping by removing whatever was supporting them. Of course, the final product may not be as seamless as a Photoshopped one. But still it is without any noticeable noise and hence without any serious distortion.

TouchRetouch App for Android

In order to edit a part out, fire up the app and load the desired photo from the Android camera app or gallery. Now, using your finger, select the Brush or Lasso tool to mark what you don’t want in the shot, and hit the ‘Go’ button. You can use the eraser utility to make the removal more accurate. Of course, there is an ‘undo’ button that offers you a second chance to get things right. Once done with the editing, the new image can be saved in the phone itself or shared it with others.

In order to learn quickly how to use TouchRetouch app for Android, go through the video tutorial that comes with the application. Depending upon the extent of help you might need, you can view the basic or advanced tutorial. The user interface is well laid out and easy to use. TouchRetouch is compatible with Android OS versions 2.1 and up.

Conclusion

TouchRetouch Android app is an excellent tool to remove unwanted objects from your photos. No matter whether it is a building, a glowing light or an unwelcomed intruder that is ruining the frame, what it takes is couple of taps to clear them off the picture. The little noise that creeps in the post-edit photo is not obscuring. The user interface is easy to use for most parts. Video tutorials help the beginners. Verdict: Good one; try it out! TouchRetouch also comes in a stripped down free version.