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FaceApp - despite the controversy there's a reason it is popular!

FaceApp is high in the ranks of then Google Play store at the moment, and despite the controversies of white-washing, there's a reason. In short, it's really fun, simple to use and an all round well-designed app that has some great filters and effects.
The purpose of the app is simple - simply load it up, take a photo, play with a few dials and then before you know it there's your desired outcome - whether it be a new gender, a younger self, an older self - etc. You name it - FaceApp can do it.
Check it out today, it's one of those apps well worth downloading and spending a few minutes with!

Air Control Lite

Today's app of the day is Air Control Lite.

If anyone has played Flight Control on iOS, then Air Control Lite should be no surprise, as at the end of the day it is pretty much an exact replica.

As with many replica's though, Air Control Lite is still a great quality application, and although it can no points for originality, it still is worthy of being downloaded and played by anyone with an android device. Of course, Flight Control has now made it's way to the android market, but for $2.99, Air Control Lite is still your best bet for an "runway management" game.


For the un-initiated to this form of game, I will hand over to the developer:
Control the air traffic, and help the air crafts safe to the ground In this simple yet surprisingly addictive drawing game you take on the role of Air Traffic Controller. It is your job to direct airplanes to runways while avoiding collisions. FEATURES ★ Classic game mode as well as the unique puzzle game mode
★ Online highscores
★ Coun…

Official eBay Android App

Today's app of the day is the Official eBay Android App.

The Official eBay Android App features everything that is expected from a mobile app version of eBay. with a  clean interface and great feature list, the Official eBay Android App makes it easy to buy, sell and manage purchases from your handheld device.



Great features include:

the ability to track your packages from your handset;receive notifications of important eventssearch easily for things to buy with a great browsing / filtering search systemthe ability to quickly list new items for sale in minutesPaypal intergration for quick and easy paymentbarcode scanningability to quickly leave feedback and see outstanding action items

Official eBay Android App Price: Free

Comic Strips

Today's app of the day is Comic Strips.

Comic Strips is a great android app allowing easy subscription and viewing of over 120 popular comic. Comic Strips allows you to easily browse a list of comics, then subscribe with a single click. Once subscribed, notifications will begin to appear when new comics are uploaded.



Comic Strips allows easy sharing of apps, pinch to zoom, easy storing of apps (on the SD card) and a great, neat, user interface. Straight from the mouth of the developer, supported comics are:

1 2 Cows and a Chicken
2 9 Chickweed Lane
3 9 to 5
4 The Academia Waltz
5 Adam@Home
6 Agnes
7 Alley Oop
8 Andy Capp
9 Animal Crackers
10 The Argyle Sweater
11 Arlo and Janis
12 Ask Shagg
13 B.C.
14 Back in the Day
15 Bad Reporter
16 Baldo
17 Ballard Street
18 Barkeater Lake
19 The Barn
20 Barney & Clyde
21 Basic Instructions
22 Ben
23 Betty
24 Bewley
25 Big Nate
26 The Big Picture
27 Big Top
28 Biographic
29 Birdbrains
30 Bliss
31 Bloom County
32 Bo Nanas
33 Bob the Squirrel
34 Boomerangs
35 The Boondocks
36 Th…

Drop

Today's app of the day is Drop.




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Drop is one of the simplest games you find on the android market, yet is still great to play. Featuring nothing but tilt controls, the object of the game is to simply "drop" a red ball as far as you can down an endless array of levels.

There are other "ball drop" games on the market, but for a quick time filler it is hard to go past the Drop.


Drop Price: Free



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Wapedia: 4 Wikipedia & more!

Today's app of the day is Wapedia.

If you are one of those people who, when presented with an "unanswerable" questions at a dinner party immediately pull out a phone to discover the answer, then Wapedia is for you. For me, these questions are usually along the lines of "What city has a greater population?" or "What type of animal (reptile, mammal, etc) is a turtle?" (specific I know).

Of course Wikipedia if the first port of call to answer these questions, and Wapedia makes that a simple and intuitive task from your mobile phone. I realise there are lots of apps of out there that allow direct access to Wikipedia, and I admit I have not even tried a small percentage of them. For the time being however, I am using Wapedia and it seems to tick all the boxes, plus feature a few bonus features that the standard Wikipedia apps do not include.



As stated, the expected features of Wapedia include widgets, language support, the ability to view images, etc - pretty…

Google Shortcuts

Today's app of the day is Google Shortcuts.

If you are a user of more than a couple of Google's services, then Google Shortcuts will be a handy addition to your android device. In short, Google Shortcuts allows you to easily access both the web and app versions of all Google service through a quick, simple and easy to rearrange interface.




The supported services include: Google Search, Google Plus, Gmail, Android Market, Android Market Console (for developers), Google Music Beta, Google Image, Picasa, Google Map, Google Buz, Youtube, Google Earth, Google Books, Google Docs, Google Reader, Google Task, Google Translate, Blogger, Google Analytics, Admob, Google Contacts, Google Cloud Print, Google Checkout, Google Calendar, Google Adsense, Google Adwords, Google AppEngine, Google Alerts, Google Apps, Google Url Shortener (Goo.gl), Google Finance, Orkut, Google Voice, Google Shopper, Google Talk and Google Remote TV
Google Shortcuts Price: Free

Blast Monkeys

Today's app of the day is Blast Monkeys.

Blast Monkeys is a great, addicting game, and in my opinion is one of the best games for android devices.

In short, the object of Blast Monkeys is to launch your monkey (Moki) into a giant barrel of bananas, by launching through additional "single" bananas on your way to the larger bunch. The more bananas you hit on the way, the more points you get for that particular round.



Levels are short but challenging, and it is obvious in both design and level progression that Blast Monkeys has drawn a lot from Angry Birds. This isn't a problem though, as although Blast Monkeys shares some minor similar traits, these are primarily aesthetic. The gameplay on the other hand, although physics based (well, gravity based), is unique.


Stopping Moki from reaching the elusive bunch of bananas are solid obstacles, moving obstacles and additional canons. All in all, these obstacles make Blast Monkeys not only fun, but also challenging enough to keep …

Mini Info

Today's app of the day is Mini Info.

Mini Info is a great app to allow you to quickly manage settings on your android device. There are plenty of apps out there that do similar things, with a number of them installed as default widgets on most android devices. Despite this, most widgets and apps always seem to be missing a few critical settings or options.

With Mini Info that is not a problem. Featuring a great widget to provide a quick view to the "status" oh your phone (battery level, cpu usage, etc), a quick click of Mini Info will take you to a simple screen allowing you to do two great things: (1) toggle settings with a quick tap (i.e. brightness, wi-fi, gps, timeout, etc) and (2) access the android menus for those actual settings with a long press.

Having the option to either quick toggle or to delve a bit deeper and access the android specific menus is a great feature of Mini Info that sets it apart from the plenitude of similar apps in the android market.



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Springpad

Today's app of the day is Springpad.

After recommending Evernote yesterday I think that it is only fair to recommend its primary competition today. Trying to separate the two is difficult as they are both great note taking apps. Ultimately, give both a  try and see what comes out on top!




I know this is lazy, but in the words of the developer:

Springpad makes it easy to save notes, products and places you want to remember
Springpad is a free application that makes it quick and easy to take notes and save anything you want to remember in one place - from tasks and lists to products, places, movies, recipes and more. We automatically organize and enhance what you save with useful links and relevant offers to save you time and money. Everything you save is synchronized and accessible on your android device and on the web. Save
- Take quick notes to capture ideas and information
- Create tasks and lists to manage your to-dos
- Look up products, places, movies and more and get instantly enhance…