Friendly is a good Facebook app alternative

Friendly for Facebook

It is no longer news that the official Facebook app is a battery, data, and RAM drainer. Personally I prefer to use Facebook Lite. On the other hand, there are 3rd party Facebook clients you can try. Friendly for Facebook is one of such. The app combines Facebook and Messenger. It was built as an extension of the light Facebook mobile website. Lets look at what makes the app so special: Friendly App Features The user interface here is clean and very easy to use. Right from the get go,…

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App Review: We tried out Shazam Lite and well…

Shazam Lite

These days, regular apps are getting bigger in size. We have seen apps become bloated, take up lots of  RAM, and drain our phone batteries. Developers have taken note of this, and come up with solutions in the form of Lite apps. These are apps that are light weight (both in size and in the system resources they consume). They are made to consume less data and are targeted at emerging markets where network speeds are not up to par. We tried out Shazam Lite and here are our thoughts:…

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Android Tip: Quickly check meanings of words with Instadict

So you were reading a book or article, and came across a word. Oh!! I’d like to know its meaning, you say to yourself. You minimize the app, go look for your dictionary app, check the meaning, and come back to continue the reading. On occasions, you have to reload the webpage, or even restart the app – just to continue. See all the stress 🙂 On Android there’s a saying that goes, “There’s an app for everything”. Well, there’s an app that can save you that stress, the name…

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Help Google translate your language with Crowdsource

A time comes when you feel like doing some good. When that need to do some charity kicks in, you can do good by contributing to Crowdsource. What is Crowdsource? It’s a Google app where users can contribute information for Google Translate and Google Maps. Basically, Google is crowd sourcing information to make their services better. The app itself is easy to use. When opened for the first time, it asks you to pick languages you’re fluent in. Small tasks are then assigned to you. These take a few seconds…

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3 reasons why you should use the new Google Translate app

Google Translate

If you are a frequent browser of the web, a time must have come when you needed to get something translated to another language. Your best bet in such scenarios is to use Google Translate, either on the web or through the app. Google has added some interesting new features to the app, and we thought you should experience them: The New Google Translate Features 1.) Tap to Translate: This feature allows you to simply copy text in any app and your translation pops up. This saves you the stress…

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Two reasons you should delete Facebook app from your phone

Facebook mobile

More and more enlightened users are finding out that they may have to delete Facebook app from their iPhones and Android smartphones. While Facebook remains a popular social media platform, the Android app has issues that many users would prefer to live without. Here are two of them. Facebook for Android is a memory hog. It clogs up your device’s internal memory with trash that keeps building up. Uninstalling the app frees your device up significantly. Facebook for Android is a power hog, meaning it is a huge drain on…

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Hurray!! ShowBox now supports Music!!

Many of us movie lovers already know ShowBox and the power it carries. The app is an Android app that let’s you stream movies amongst other things. One thing we already appreciate with ShowBox is the large library they have. A look at their latest apk shows they now support music. This is good news really. You can search songs, add songs to your library, or just stream directly from the app. See screen shots above. Download the latest version of ShowBox HERE Loading…

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HoverDict Floating Dictionary is another innovative app you should try

Do you read a lot on your Android device? There might be a time when you come across a word and you would love to quickly know the meaning without leaving the app. HoverDict to the rescue!! This is an offline English dictionary accessible from a floating bubble which runs on top of your other apps. Looks very similar to chat heads used by Facebook messenger, it can help you look up word definitions while reading or doing any other thing on your Android. Here are the key features: 1)…

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AutoMate Car Dashboard app exits Beta; packs new features

AutoMate

Back in October, we told you about how AutoMate is a car dashboard app for your Android device, making common smartphone services available to you from your device while you’re driving. It was in BETA back then, but is now officially available in the Play Store. The app is free to download and use for basic features such as: Maps, Places, Phone, Messaging, voice commands, Contextual Information, Media Control, and Shortcuts. There are premium features available, if you don’t mind spending some cash. These premium features include: setting AutoMate as…

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