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Candy Rasta by Excelovate - Android Featured App

Candy Rasta by Excelovate - Android Featured App  

From time to time we happen to come across an app or a game that has something special in it. Innovation. Great graphics. Music. A special feature. In fact, this is why we founded Android Review Center in the first place, to find and showcase those special apps or games.

But sometimes that something special is not actually a feature but a mood. A feeling. A way the app or game appears and behaves, if it's music or graphics or color pallete. 

Among other things, Candy Rasta has a plenty of style and that's part of what makes it special.

The game in itself is quite simple. Swipe to hit falling candy as they keep falling from the skies (does this sort of thing happens a lot in Jamaica?). Gather enough candy before the time ends and beware of the ghosts whose touch is death. Just to make things interesting, fruits and vegetables will also fly across the screen.

Like we said earlier, the thing that makes Candy Rasta stand out is its style. Everything in the game is Jamaican, from the settings (nine great Jamaican locales) to Jamaican candy and fruits, to a specific Jamaican ghost called Duppy and of course, different Jamaican melodies in the different levels.

To keep things challenging, the player must hit a specific number of candies in a specified time to be able to pass into the next level. Jamaican sayings will occasionally appear, whether to help the player or keep the lovely Jamaican tone of the game.

This game is quite fun to play and casts a (Jamaican) spell on the player, whether from the relaxed Jamaican attitude or the cute and interesting graphics, that is for every player to decide for himself or herself.

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Piano Music Learner Free - Android Featured App

Piano Music Learner Free by Geek Android - Android Featured App  

We at Android Review Center always like to say that Android Smartphones are mobile offices, mobile entertainment centers and mobile communications center. An important role for our smartphones, a role we tend to neglect until this occurs to us, is helping us with our kids. No one thinks of that till he or she happens to have kids. Then, it becomes important!

Helping educate and enrich our kids is important for several (quite obvious) reasons. Doing it with our smartphones is even more important. We need to have educated, tech savvy kids so they will be able to compete in our highly competitive high-tech world. But allowing them and nurturing them to develop their art skills is just as important. 

This is why Piano Music Learner is just the thing parents are looking for. Why? Read on.

The idea behind Piano Music Learner is deceptively simple. When launched, the app opens a piano keyboard more than an octave width, with vivid colors to the keys and simple graphics that will make any kid or even baby try immediately to strike the piano keys on the display. Try this yourself with any baby if you don't believe us. 

The notes themselves are very clear and well recorded, with only your smartphone's speaker quality to blame if you don't hear the notes well. Every sound is crystal pure and the key lights up to show us exactly where we placed our fingers. There  is no learning curve with this app, it's interface is that good. 

Kids, even very small ones, immediately try to hit the keys and the great sounds encourage them on. In fact, it is quite simple to teach them to perform simple melodies with Piano Music Learner, enabling them to practice not only their musical ear and coordination, but also their memory and perception, always important things parents want their kids to work on.

Even though Piano Music Learner is also eminently suitable to grownups, we concentrated mainly on the benefits for kids. Who hasn't seen a desperate mom give her smartphone to her kid to silence him or her up? Well now that mom can give her kid something that will really push him or her along instead of just entertain.

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Sweet Jewels by Software Factories - Android Featured App

Sweet Jewels by Software Factories - Android Featured App  

Our world is a complicated one. No one can deny that. Apps require days and weeks of learning to use properly. Even Android OS has great new features but also a sharp learning curve that needs to be over come. Even TVs come today with a bewildering array of features that all need to be mastered in order to enjoy a rerun of Friends.

There is something to be said for simplicity, for having fun without learning how to use three types of resources, four type of gatherers, without building the base's defenses and trying to keep up with a game's research curve. Yes, we are talking about puzzles. Simple, fun, quick to operate and do not require tedious hours just to learn how to build a collector. Just install, run it and have fun!

One of the latest puzzles we stumbled upon is Sweet Jewels, a match 3 way puzzle with very nice and relaxing graphics and some nifty social features.

Sweet Jewels is a very nice puzzle, which is exactly what were are looking for in puzzles. The player must swap candles till he or she gets three of them to match in a single line. The boards are simple and game play is fast and flowing, ideal for some quiet five minutes of fun while you wait your turn at the coffee shop.

Sweet Jewels does have a few twists and turns to make it more interesting and more of a challenge, for those players in search of these things. Sweet Jewels has an arcade mode where the player can blow up limiting bricks by using special times and the game also has a time bar, challenging the player to see if her or she can finish the game in the allotted time. 

Last but not least, with Sweet Jewels the player can hook up to the Swarm social plugin, enabling the player to match his or her score versus other players, as well as receiving offers for other interesting games also taking part in the Swarm social network. Of course, the player can log in with his Facebook account or just play as a guest.

To sum things up, not all games must have complicated turn based battles or even more complicated resource and army management systems. Some of the most fun games are simple puzzle games, and Sweet Jewels with its attractive graphics, quick game play and social networking features is certainly a game to try.

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Zickr - Android Featured App

Zickr - Android Featured App  

We are in an age of instant communications and Android Smartphones are a large part of what makes the modern world what it is, a large community. Actually, not the whole world but still each and every one of us has a large online community of his own, friends, family, coworkers, business partners and so on and so forth.

But we actually don't really have an effective way to use that online community. There is a term called Hive Brain, i.e The collective wisdom of an entire community (since we already established everyone has a community) but using conventional social networking programs to access it is slow, unwieldy and cumbersome. 

This is why we at Android Review Center are so glad to introduce Zickr, a brand new and innovative app that aims to solve the problem we had just outlined.

What does Zickr do? Zickr is a app that allows the user to quickly and simply upload a question to be answered by the online community, the so called hive brain. The user takes a photo (or just uploads a photo from his smartphone), adds text and explanation such as: "Guys, I need a new receiver. Would this do the job with my Polk Audio speaker set?" and that's all.

Of course the user uploading the question can decide whether he or she wants to share it with a few friends on Zickr, with some community or with everyone. In addition, the user can also decide to share the question with his or her Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr social networks. 

Then, the fun part begins. Everyone of the recipients of the question the user uploaded now receives it through the app and can vote on it with simple vote buttons. Green for - go for it! Red for - not on your life! and Yellow for - I'm not sure ... Of course, the results are private and only the user who uploaded the question and the photo in the first place can view them. 

With a streamlined interface that is nevertheless very attractive, with simple operation and fast responses, Zickr is a worthy tool to make the social networks work for us, to use their inherent potential as a hive brain to help us decide between cars, shoes, clothes and actually everything else we care to ask Zickr.

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Magic Mirror - Android Featured App

Magic Mirror by Kinner Tech Limited - Android Featured App 

We on Android App Review are serious people. Really. Making reviews. Judging apps. Looking for those apps that bring added value. Trying to sift through all the millions of apps and games on Google Play to find and present to our readers those apps that are really worth it.

We believe Android Smartphones are there to serve as mobile entertainment centers, mobile offices and of course, mobile communications centers. But we tend to forget that sometimes we just wanna have fun. We are only human, after all, and fun is important. That is something that we (and most other people) tend to forget.

And a more fun app we were hard pressed to find, so we would like to present Magic Mirror by Alex Kinner from Kinner Tech Limited.

You all know the story, don't you? There have been several Disney movies of the same subject. The wicked queen goes to her magic mirror on the wall, preens before it and asks, 'Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?' and the mirror replies 'You are!', unless of course it replies someone else is fairer ...

And now we have it on our Android Smartphones. The Magic Mirror app does exactly what the magic mirror in the story does. i.e. You take a picture of yourself and then ask the mirror how fair you are. Then, the app presents a very clear scale from minger to super model to make you understand exactly where you stand.

First of all, this app is really fun. Going to party? The conversation around the family dinner table is kinda lame? You have some friend (or spouce, use at your own discretion) that you need to badger? Just take a picture of them with Magic Mirror and inform them exactly how fair they are. It's an app, it cannot lie ...

But the fun only beings here. Are you prettier with sunglasses or without? Should you wear contact lenses or glasses on dates? Does that hat or scarf really upgrades your looks? Now with Magic Mirror you have a really objective opinion on yourself, always hilarious ...

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iFeel Free - Android Featured App

iFeel Free by Riccardo Chiarini - Android Featured App 

Modern life has a lot of great things. Android smartphones. XBMC. 3D movies. Cuisine ethnic restaurants. Instant communication. Safe and fast ravel all over the world (well, over most of the world). In fact, more than any other time in history, the world is our oyster. But this comes with a price. Stress, the need for fast responses for work and being available twenty four hours a day for our boss. 

When we look back a year, or even five years, our experiences, trips and good times along with the bad flash back so fast we cannot even remember them. This is an outcome of our instant gratification society and even our so fast changing work conditions. In other words, life flashes so fast in front of us, especially now in our modern life, we can't even remember what we did last week, let alone on our honeymoon in Paris.

To help us get a grip on modern life and get in touch a little with our own self, Riccardo Chiarini made iFeel Free, an app that helps us cope with our lightning fast way of life.

What does iFeel Free do? It is a kind of diary, with lovely interface and quick and simple operation. The user just has to open the app and input his location and his doing on any point in time. Of course, the interesting thing and the thing that makes it more than just a diary is the fact the the user is also encouraged to input his mood and feelings into the app, along with a suitable emoticon.

iFeel is more than just a diary. First of all, on the technical side, it backups all our info to protect us from the loss of our smartphone, for example. Then, the app can help us analyze periods of time, starting from locations where we recorded entries for the app and even contains graphs of emotions, showing us when and how did we feel relative to time.

What do we gain from that? What is the benefit of iFeel? Well, the benefits are enormous. Just think of using iFeel to look back on the entries you made on a trip, in two minutes you can relive your trip, the locations, the highlights and your actions and emotions. iFeel also provides a feeling graph, allowing you to see exactly what you felt during a selected period, showing you exactly what was your emotional state during that time.

iFeel is a rare app that lets us take back control of our emotional life, letting us reflect on our emotional state during selected periods of time. Then, it is up to us to decide what to do with the information, whether to make sure we get back with the spouse we dumped (because NOW we see how happy we were with her) or start looking for a new job because with iFeel we can actually understand how miserable it makes us.

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Easy Call and Texts Logger - Android Featured App

Easy Call and Texts Logger by PS97 - Android Featured App 

Let's face it, even when we own a flagship android smartphone like LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3 or even a Samsung Galaxy S5 or Alpha, still the most precious thing we have in life is our family. Really. Even tech geeks like us at Android Review Center must acknowledge this. And in our family, there is nothing that is more dear to us than our children. This is a fact.

The main thing we need to do is protect our children from danger but this is easier said than done. To get the children'd cooperation will be next to impossible, not to mention the broad range of dangers preying on our children. Anyone who has a kid will know immediately what we are talking about. In addition, anyone who has an elderly parent will also understand the problems. 

This is why Easy Call and Texts Logger can be such a help for all those seeking to safeguard their loved ones. Of course, the app has many other uses but we'll start with them.

What does Easy Call and Texts Logger does? Well, it's a monitoring app that must be installed (legally) on the target phone. Once there, the user of the app can monitor almost everything that goes on on the target's smartphones, in fact the app monitors a huge range of things on the target's phone.

So, what can we learn about the target's phone? Just to be clear, we are writing here about the full features opened to those who buy the paid version of the app. First and foremost, the app monitors the target's phone location, both a real time location report, call locations report (i.e. from where calls have been made) and displays previous monitored locations of the smartphone to help the user understand the path of the target smartphone.

In addition, the app supports a host of other features. It logs and displays calls made, text messages sent and received (quite a nifty feature is watching deleted calls and messages). The app also helps in finding lost smartphones, can monitor various app usages and monitor call expenses. In addition, the app has an elderly monitoring system.  

So, what uses can the app serve? With location and call monitoring, we can keep track and locate our family, whether if someone gets lost on a trip abroad if an elderly person wanders off. We can monitor calls and text messages, to help keep tabs on our young ones and make sure they do not mingle with crowds we don't want them to reach. Of course, the app can also help a lot in a business environment, from keeping tabs on delivery truck drivers to making sure employees don't abuse their work time and their work given smartphones, if any.

Easy Call and Texts Logger is a staggeringly useful app, with uses limited only by the imagination. The fact that it can be installed in a "hidden" mode (make sure you have legal access to the target smartphone) makes it doubly useful.

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Easy Logger Website

Web PC Suite - File Transfer - Android Featured App

Web PC Suite - File Transfer by GeekSoft - Android Featured App 

Web PC Suite - File Transfer - Android Featured App.  Anyone who uses his Android (or even Apple!) smartphone for anything more than just making calls will come, sooner or later, to the problem of transferring files between a desktop computer and his or her smartphone. That's universal. Whatever you do, work, or play, you'll need to transfer files.

We may need to transfer files for work purposes. We may want to download our music library to our new and shiny smartphone. We may need to transfer our photos from our last trip to Nevada Falls or from the last visit with the grand kids. We may need to transfer videos we made on the smartphone for the desktop to prepare them for editing. We may need to transfer a great pic we found to the smartphone to serve as homescreen wallpaper.

So, what are our options? None of them are really good, as matter of fact. The simplest is to plug in a USB cable and connect the PC to the smartphone through it. The drawback is we don't always have the cable with us and anyway, it is a clumsy solution that makes the smartphone's operating system to unmount the internal smartphone storage anyway. We can use email to send files back and forth but this solution is even more clumsy and not practical with large files. We can also use cloud storage as an intermediary but this solution is also clumsy and may be expensive in terms of our data package. 

We would like to introduce a solution from GeekSoft called Web PC Suite which was made just to solve this problem, of connecting PCs to smartphones.

What exactly does Web PC Suite do? Quite simply, Web PC Suite sets up a connection through WiFi between the desktop in question and the smartphone. Then, the app lets you organize and transfer files of any size between the desktop and the mobile device, if they both reside on the same WiFi network. Web PC Suite has a lot of nifty features and one of them is working with any kind of desktop with any kind of operating system, simply and easily, just because Web PC Suite does not need any kind of installment on the desktop side. The desktop just has to browse to a given address with its browser and then through the web interface, Web PC Suite works its charm.

Well, what features does Web PC Suite have that make it special? We already mentioned the way the desktop that connects to the mobile does not need any software install and everything is done through a web interface. In addition, the files transferred and the connection itself are encrypted, so there's no problem sending your files through the air on WiFi. Because of the web interface, Web PC Suite can work with any kind of desktop, be it Windows, Apple or the various brands of Linux.

In addition to this app providing a full file manager functionality in which the user can freely browse, organize and move his files, Web PC Suite does not have any file size limitation, a fairly common problem when wanting to upload a video file from your mobile to your desktop. 

This app's interface has been carefully designed to provide everything that is needed in a file manager and transfer utility. Media files can be directly consumed through the web interface and text files can be easily read. Features such as multiple select, drag and drop and everything else we need is provided right there by Web PC Suite.

Web PC Suite gives a complete solution to the problem of synchronizing files between a mobile device and a desktop through the WiFi network. This is one of the apps we love, because it is designed to solve every facet of the problem of file transfer and to make life easier for the users.

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File Expert with Clouds by GeekSoft - Android Featured App

File Expert with Clouds by GeekSoft - Android Featured App 

Android smartphones, as lovable and easy to use as they (mostly) are, have several important functions. Mobile gaming center. Mobile office. Mobile entertainment center. Mobile communications center (this does not only mean the ability to make calls but also the ability to send and receive messages and SMSs, send and receive emails and media files, online chat and of course, video conferencing). The reason we mention is that for three of these uses (i.e. office, entertainment and communications) we have to use files. 

We use files for documents to read and write, videos, music and pictures to consume (i.e. watch ...) and various other media files to communicate, if it's a video of the grand kids to granny or the presentation with annotations to the boss. In all these cases, we work and store files. It it inescapable. And this is where our problem starts. 
We have media files. We have work files. We have media files for work. We have media files for our own entertainment. We have files that we sent to received, if its a PDF copy of a bill receipt to the page views of our site. To make matters worse, we can store our files on local smartphone drives. Or on expansion SD cards. Or we can access several types of cloud storage. To make matters even WORSE, we can store some files on our tablet, others on our home computer, a few on our work laptop and we must not forget the files we left on our old smartphone before we upgraded.

Anyone feeling dizzy yet? Great. Because this is the perfect time to introduce File Expert with Clouds by GeekSoft.

What exactly does File Expert with Clouds do? First of all, File Expert allows you to manage all your files in an easy and convenient way. The app can transfer files from your smartphone memory to the SD card, between devices by using all kinds of interface protocols starting from WiFi to Bluetooth to NFC. The app can also link to cloud storage and it allows you to backup and retrieve files from cloud storage.

But there are other apps that do that. What is the distinction of File Expert? The interface. File Expert allows you to organize your files in tabs and categories, starting from videos and pics to other categories the user can add as he or she see fit, starting from grocery lists to income tax documents. Everything goes. Of course, this makes managing, finding and using your files much easier, no matter where they are.

Another thing File Expert specializes in is searching. Now matter how well we organize our files, there is always the possibility that a file will go missing. File Expert's search feature allows the user to search folders, storage types and devices, including cloud storage to find your files. This is a VERY important feature to anyone, whether they want to find a particular song or last year summery presentation for the boss. 

The features we liked the most was Quick Connect, that allows you to connect to a friends mobile device to upload and download files and the ability to see pictures as thumbnails, which is a very useful feature most android file explorers lack.

So, to sum things upp, GeekSoft has made an almost complete file explorer, one that allows the user complete control, transfer and indexing capabilities to his or her files, including the all important feature of searching when even the folder and category system fails. In our opinion, File Expert is a must for all serious mobile users.

Link to Google Play

Call Plus - Calls to REAL phones by Webaoo - Android Featured App

Call+ Calls to REAL phones by Webaoo - Android Featured App 

Here at Android Review Center, we believe that Android smartphones are best used for three broad purposes. Mobile office, mobile entertainment and media center and mobile communications center. Of course, things to be desired are money savings and innovation (mainly because we love seeing new and exciting things come for Android).

One of the main problems existing today in the cellular world stems from the advent of so many cellular and telephony providers across the different countries. Of course, diversity is good and competition is even better but think of the small business man who has to make a number of international calls to different countries. Each country, each provider and each cellular carrier will charge differently. There is no simple way to limit or control the chargers.

Enter Call+, a new innovative app that goes a long way towards solving the problems caused by making international calls.

Call+ is a calling app that allows the user to make regular phone calls to international numbers in the supported countries. It must be pointed out that the receiving phones are NOT obligated to run Call+. The user with the smartphone can use Call+ to call phones on land lines and smartphones, all depending on the target countries.

Call+ has several innovative features that make using it easy and quick. First of all, when paying for calls in Call+, the user does not pay per call or even per country. The pay is global, paying for the desired number of days and then the user can call every number supported in a supported country, regardless of call times and legnths.

Another great thing that comes with Call+ is the fact that it is a brand new app and the development studio is offering some great incentives to build an initial user base, such as 1 free day for the first ten thousand users registering and more free days to users buying calling packages. In other words, now is the time to take advantage of the Call+ promotion packages.

Just to make things clear, there are other apps such as Skype that offer calls to landlines and smartphones, but the thing that Call+ brings is the ability to make unlimited calls to more than eighty supported countries with just a subscription payment.

So, Call+ innovates the international call scene by bringing with it unlimited calls to a huge number of countries, to landlines and cellular phones that do not need to have the app installed, all payable by a subscription payment and not per call charges.

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