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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!

Ultimate Car Dock

Today's app of the day is Ultimate Car Dock.



Using a mobile device whilst driving is never an easy take, and in many instances, is now illegal. A change in the law however, doesn't necessarily co-relate to a change in the need to use mobile devices whilst driving, with this problem become more prevalent as our phones become smarter. Our mobiles are now our stereos, maps and communication hubs, meaning that often whilst driving, they are needed more than ever. Their interfaces however are not generally intuitive for ease of use whilst driving, which is where Ultimate Car Dock steps in.

Ultimate Car Dock is intended to solve this problem, through the inclusion of voice navigation. Google Now and Siri have demonstrated that phones can function quite effective through voice control - and Ultimate Car Dock takes that core capability but focuses it around achieving driving related tasks. With Ultimate Car Dock you can completely remove the need to touch, or even look at your device whilst driving. It is intended to be a complete hands free experience!

You can have your messages read out aloud to you, reply to texts using your voice, answer calls, make calls, control navigation functionality and even start and stop your music. To get started, you will need to select which applications you want to be able to be able to easily access using Ultimate Car Dock. The app includes space for over 30 apps to be added, which should be more than enough!

From there is is simply a matter of familiarizing yourself with the relevant voice controls (easily learnt from a practical 'help' menu), and then to go for a drive! With the ability to try the app for free for 7 days, you have no reason not to give Ultimate Car Dock a try!








In the words of the developer:

Voice control car dock, “Ultimate Car Dock”
Use your phone safely while driving !
Features:
• Incoming text messages read out to you.
• Reply to texts by voice only. No need to touch or look at your phone
• Answer phone calls by voice
• Send texts by voice
• Call anyone by voice
• Start navigation by voice
• Start and stop music by voice
• Sleep mode for power saving and ease of use
• Test Drive the app Free for 7 days
Set your preferences before you use the app when driving, familiarize yourself with the voice control, and add your favorite shortcuts.
Receiving Calls and Text :
When the app is running, incoming calls are announced. You simply respond vocally when prompted to either answer, or reject the call. Your phone automatically goes into speaker mode when calls are answered.
You also have the option to reject a call, and respond vocally with a text message.
Incoming sms text messages are are read out loud to you. You can reply by voice, no need to touch, or look at your phone.
Initiating Calls, Text, and other applications :
There is a power saving sleep mode, just touch the screen anywhere to give a voice command, for example “Send Text to Jane” ... “Call Jane” .. “Navigate to Seattle.”
Sending sms text messages by voice is easy, just say “text contact” the app will ask you to speak your message, and give you the option to verify the text before sending.
Call anyone, just say “call ” and name of your contact, the call is placed, and the sound is automatically set to loud speaker.
There is a help section built into the app, but if you need any assistance or have any problems then please email us, we will do our level best to help.
Please Note:
Some 3rd party SMS apps can block any other app from receiving text messages ! If you are having any issues with this just drop us an email (appsontoast@gmail.com) and we will assist you.

Permissions:
SMS permissions: Needed to receive text messages, read the messages out loud, and allow you to respond via voice.
Read Contacts: Needed when a call, or text comes in to check to see if the number is in your contacts, the app then reads out the contact name instead of the number.
Phone permissions: Needed to receive calls when the app is running, and to make calls via voice from the app.
Audio permissions: Needed for text to speech, and voice recognition.
Internet permissions: Needed for voice recognition in pre jelly bean versions of android.
Bluetooth permissions: Needed for the settings, if you would like the app to start, and stop bluetooth.

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