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Old 15-04-10, 08:41 PM   #16
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As this news article explains today, there's now an Ocado App for Android which features voice recognition searches, which I must say work pretty well! I find it funny the article author thinks it's Ocado's own voice recognition though, I'd be fairly sure it uses Googles own...



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Old 16-04-10, 04:51 PM   #17
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This one's really for Pete. NFL Mobile, a great app including NFL Total Access
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Am I on my own in this thread then?

Anyway, here's two more I'm now using, both travel/holiday based.

Trip Journal - €1.99 (Free limited version available)





I used this last weekend as we rode round Wales. Initially I turned on GPS tracking, it lireally recorded exactly where I was. This burnt the battery pretty bad though, so I turned that off and just made waypoints at each stop.

When you make a waypoint, you can add photo's or video to it along with some notes. Once you've finished your trip, you can then export it to Facebook, Picasa (I think just uploads all the pics for you) or to Google Earth, which can be opened on your desktop Google Earth and follow your trip with others. You also get some interesting stats like distance covered, max and min altitude and average speed and things.

TripIt - FREE





I've only just installed this, so not really had a chance to see how well it works, but the idea is, any bookings you make, you forward the e-mail to TripIt and they extract the necessary info and add it to your itinerary. I understand most of the functions are dealt with through the website, the App is just to view info. I guess the idea is, everything should be set before you leave, then you just need to reference it.

Apparently you can even check things like flight status on the app. Sounds pretty useful... but I wont get to really try it until my US trip in November.
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Old 24-04-10, 02:48 PM   #19
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Toms hardware has done an article:
'20 Android Phone Tips and Tricks For Power Users' which might be worth a look.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/Androi...iew-31872.html

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Old 24-04-10, 03:24 PM   #20
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Mostly quite obvious stuff, but worth a read through if you're totally new to Android

No one else has killer apps to share?
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This one's kinda funny, but a good idea... maybe more suited to the more fashion conscious.

MyCloset





Basically, you take pictures of all your clothes, put them in catagories and then it helps you plan your outfit each day! There is apparently a lot more depth to it. It has rain alerts by getting local weather info so it will stop you wearing your suede jacket... Something about planning your suitcase for holidays, I don't know, it just sounded kinda funny so I thought I'd post about it
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I must admit that I'm always wonderig which handbag and dress i should wear together

heh - maybe not their intended audience on this forum.

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Basically just tracks the footy, but you can select certain games and set notification if a someone scores.
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A couple of apps for those of us that like to flash ROM's, or maybe you just don't want to loose your text messages.

SMS Backup - FREE





Sends all your text messages to your gmail account and stores them as e-mails. It defaults to being labelled with 'SMS' and you can select 'store as read' or something like that, so you wont even notice it going on.

When you go to your Gmail account, select SMS from your labels and there are all your text messages! Thread by person, like you see them on your phone! Very clever.

The only down side is there is no way to put them back on your phone that I know of, but then you can open Gmail, view labels and there they all are!

Can be set to automatically back up your texts, which seems to happen pretty much instantly.

Sprite Backup - $4.95





Will backup texts, bookmarks, call log, app settings, calendar entries etc. Pretty thorough backup to your SD or online (I've not set this up, so can't comment, but I think storage space comes with the app)

Now I have the free app above, I'm not sure I would have bought this, but still a very good backup app.
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If you want to be able to edit or create Microsoft documents on your Android, Documents To Go is the app you need, and it's on sale right now for $5.55.

It's usually $29.99 -

http://androinica.com/2010/05/06/doc...ayo-only-5-55/
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I'm not sure if this is as simple as it would seem, there's an app to allow you to take credit card payments off people, using a cool dongle that plugs in the headphone socket!

https://squareup.com/



Sounds kinda cool to me. You don't even need to use the reader, so if you've left it at home, you can just key the card details in. Unfortunately, it appears to be US only at the moment

**EDIT** There's a pretty blond reviewing it here -



It would probably be even better in the UK, that signing thing doesn't look good, but here we just punch in a Pin number, which would work much better.

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There is an app that is called Droid of the Day. Its pretty cool. The first one I got from it was an addon to the google maps, it features restaurants, bars, etc which are in your imediate area. I have only had it a week though. It's pretty cool.

I have also found an NFL app that I can't wait to use when the season starts.

Not sure if there are some of the above apps listed that are only available in UK because I can't seem to find a few of them.
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Installed a few; love the 2D barcodes McB, work like a charm!
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Just in case you're not following Hemorrdroids (and why on earth wouldn't you!?) Amazon have been busy with both a Kindle and IMDb app. As you can see from my reviews, one is awesome, one not so much...
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Swiftkey beta has just gone on the market. its a cracking keyboard and predicts what you next world will be makes typing very quick
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