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ZTE announces two new smartphones: The Blade V7 and the V7 Lite

ZTE is continuing its major push into the unlocked smartphone arena with two new devices – the Blade V7 and V7 Lite. The demands of smartphones users is at an all time high and ZTE has matched them with two incredibly built smartphones with even better prices.

“We’re proud to show off the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite to the world, search and we’re starting here in Barcelona,” said Jacky Zhang, CEO of EMEA and APAC, ZTE Mobile Devices. “We know how important smartphones are to our daily lives, especially for capturing those significant moments. Hence, we’ve designed the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite with that in mind. These devices are just the latest milestones in how ZTE will bring imagination and beyond to ignite our users’ mobile lives.”

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The Blade V7 is the more premium of the two devices sporting an all metal build. It has an incredible 78% screen to body ration, with 2.5D curved glass which is more commonly found in ultra premium devices.

The Blade V7 Lite is the smaller version of the two with a 5″ display but will be sold in countries starting with Russia, to be followed up by Mexico, Spain, Germany and Thailand.

The Blade series is designed for the younger crowd and ZTE sold more than 30 million of them in 2015.

Blade V7 main specs:

  • Designed for use on GSM networks such as T-Mobile and AT&T, not Verizon or Sprint
  • Mediatek 1.3 GHz octa-core CPU
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5.2″ FHD display
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front
  • 2500mAh battery
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB memory

Blade V7 Lite main specs:

  • Mediatek quad-core processor
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5″ HD display
  • 8MP front and rear cameras
  • 2500mAh battery
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB memory

Pricing and availability has yet to be announced.

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Duplicate Files Fixer review: automatically detect and remove duplicate items to save space.

Does your device run out of storage, viagra forcing you to painstakingly go through your phone and delete your contents ? Too busy or just too tired to go through your contents? Worry no more! Duplicate Files Fixer(free), available and rated 4.5 stars on the Google Play Store, does all this for you.

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Entailing a simplistic and easy to use interface, this is a user-friendly application that can be operated DFF-2by anyone. Within the program, you are met by several options including Scan Audio, Scan Videos, Scan Pictures, Scan Documents and Full Scan.

Upon inspecting the miscellaneous categories, your device will scan each for the respective content and display a screen with all the duplicates. It then has all the duplicates selected and gives you the ability to unmark the duplicates you intend on keeping. After pressing the delete button, you are asked to confirm your decision in the event of you making an error.

Although the purpose of this application is to optimize your tech by cleaning duplicate files, it does not include the option to delete the original file. Sometimes when choosing what to clean, you may come across files you have no intention of keeping and want to delete it as well as the duplicate, but alas, you can only remove the duplicate and have to locate the original afterwards. Perhaps developers would take a look into that matter.

 

 Summary

I used this application for a mere few hours and found that it is an absolute blessing. I was able to delete approximately 800 megabytes of duplicate files alone, including pictures, voice notes, music tracks and documents. It’s a really simple program and has only one screen excluding DFF-3the help menu which includes a basic tutorial of pictures. Despite the few flaws and improvements which could be made, Duplicate Files Fixer was definitely well thought out and has a smooth and polished UI.

In conclusion, this simple program is definitely worth downloading, and it will most definitely help you clean up your device and free some space for your more important information, but more so, it will help save your time.

Google Play Store – Duplicate File Fixer

 

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Get the XIAOMI Mi4C Android Lollipop smartphone for just $250

Do you know who the world’s fifth largest smartphone manufacturer is? You would probably guess LG, there Motorola, search or HTC but you’re very wrong. Xiaomi is the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, but hasn’t made its way into the U.S. just yet. The four other manufacturers who are bigger are Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and Lenovo in that order. Xiaomi sold over 70 million smartphones in 2015 and for good reason: phones like the Xiaomi Mi4C are fully loaded and cost less than $300.

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For a limited time only you can get the Xiaomi Mi4C at gearbest.com for just $249.99. It even comes with the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor that powers Google’s Nexus 5X.

Get the Xiaomi Mi4C at gearbest.com.

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Main features:

Display: 5.0 inch, 1920×1080 Pixel
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64bit Hexa Core 1.44GHz
GPU: Adreno 418
System: Android 5.1
RAM + ROM: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM
Camera: 5.0MP with 85 degree wide-angle, f/2.0 aperture front camera + 13.0MP 5 element lens, f/2.0 aperture back camera
Sensor: Light sensor, G-sensor, Proximity sensor, Hall Sensor
Feature: Gyroscope, Electronic Compass
Bluetooth: 4.1
GPS: Yes
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, Dual Micro SIM
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz

 

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Samsung needs to make radical changes to revitalize its Galaxy lineup

Samsung still dominates the Android smartphone market with its Galaxy S series and Note line. But the once powerhouse has been slipping and has changed upper management a couple of times in order to revive its mobile lineup. Last year brought on a revolutionary change for Samsung where they sacrificed expandable memory and a replaceable battery for an all metal and glass build. While that pleased many, pilule it also angered fans like me who prefers functionality over high quality materials. And since then, Samsung changes its upper management again signaling a failure in last year’s lineup.

16GB of memory isn’t enough for most when 5-7GB of that “16GB” is already being used before you turn your phone on. Paying another $100 for an additional 16GB memory is a joke when you can buy a 32GB card from Amazon for $10. Many people still use their Galaxy Note 3, Note 4, S3 and S4, and having a replaceable battery is vital to maintaining power throughout the day. Batteries for those phones are $10 or less and if you have taken care of your phone, the only item you would need to replace is the battery as they have a maximum amount of recharge cycles.

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Samsung claims to have “cut back” on the level of modifications to Android with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note5. This simply was not true. All of those modifications require more power, faster processors and more RAM. Those additional TouchWiz features also cause long term stability issues and slow Samsung from releasing major software updates like Android M. No one knows when they’re really going to get Android M especially when you add on carrier customizations and added level of updates. TouchWiz is still in full effect on current Galaxy phones, but Samsung got slightly better about hiding them.

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What Samsung needs to do in order to regain and also add new customers

LG and Huawei are looking to kick Samsung’s butt this year. So is Apple with a complete redesign in its iPhone 7. Samsung needs to go beyond the build materials this time around and actually give users value, updates, affordable accessories, and top level customer service.

Get rid of TouchWiz and stop letting carriers add bloat

Kill TouchWiz. Don’t mess with us anymore and tell us you scaled it back. Just kill it and start over. Follow Motorola’s lead and just give select useful features. No one uses 95% of the junk you install on the phones especially when they are duplicates of Google Play apps. S-Voice, Galaxy App Store, annoying sounds, ugly looks all need to go bye-bye. The investment on wasted duplication software can’t be spent better else where. It’s not only a waste of money, but it is a waste of performance and space.

Keep it simple. All of those TouchWiz additions help contribute to memory issues, overheating, lag, and poor performance. When we pay for 3 or 4GB of RAM, and the fastest Exynos processor according to benchmarks, we expect it to be fast. We don’t want that extra money to be spent on compensating for the terrible software Samsung overlays onto Android. Both the Nexus 6P and 5X outperform Galaxy devices because the software is unadulterated and both devices have far inferior internals.

Samsung also needs to stop letting carriers add in their bloatware. On AT&T, Samsung lets AT&T install over 25 apps that can be disabled, but not deleted, and it wastes over 1.5GB of memory. And to make matters worse, AT&T has to update Samsung’s update to, Google’s update which means the flagships from Samsung regularly take six to twelve months just to get a major update.

Give us our value back in our hardware

Samsung charges the most of all Android manufacturers for its devices, and has set the standard for $650-800 smartphones, but are regularly cutting back on features. Samsung needs to bring back replaceable batteries. And Samsung also needs to bring back microSD card slots, especially when the base model Galaxy S6 only has 16GB of memory. Sure the Nexus 5X has a fixed amount of memory, but it only costs $350 versus $650 of the S6 edge. And the Nexus 5X isn’t the flagship, instead it is a mid-range smartphone.

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Samsung also needs to put wireless chargers and headphones “in the box” to give more value. Headphones are vital to most people and it shouldn’t have to be an additional cost when they used to be provided for free. Only Apple truly sticks to giving its customers headphones. Wireless charging technology is here, especially with Samsung devices, and it is time they start coming free in the box too. Flagship prices deserve flagship accessories. The Nexus 6P handily beat the Note5 and S6 in reviews this year, but costs over $200 less which means they have money in the mark-up to give us more. The Nexus 6P even came with USB Type-C which is better than micro USB in every way.

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Set up hardware repair centers

Without a doubt, Apple kicks every other manufacturer’s bum when it comes to customer service. Apple retail stores are more than just sales centers. Educational and tutorial classes are offered, and a repair center is there in the store to fix broken screens and bad batteries. It’s one of the main reasons why Apple keeps its customers happy, because they don’t have to be without a phone and can have it fixed within minutes.

Samsung already has stores within Best Buy stores so all it needs to do is invest a little more into taking care of its customers. I have heard way too times why people switched from their Samsung device to an iPhone because there were too many problems that they didn’t know how to fix. As an Android enthusiast, I know if these people had access to experts like Apple offers, their problems could be fixed in minutes too. And that would bring customers back.

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Mentality Shift

If Samsung can switch its mentality to, “what can I give to the customer” instead of “what can I take”, all of these changes will come naturally. Arguably, the Samsung Galaxy S3 was its best Samsung phone ever. Since then most of its phones have been great, but they are loaded with issues. Galaxies run well for about a year and then after that you need to upgrade your device. The S3 on the other hand lasted well over two years for many, and that quality stemmed from a mentality of trying to give the customers what they want versus how much profit can be made.

Android enthusiasts are smart enough to see past the all glass and metal build, and want Samsung to go beyond and think harder. Kill Touchwiz and reinvent the overlay on Android. Give headphones, wireless chargers, replaceable batteries and expandable memory. When the Galaxy phones cost so much that you can only afford to replace them once every two years, those types of things matter. And spend a little more to improve customer service which is a must have in today’s day and age.

Editorial Correction – the S6 comes in 32GB memory standard. Sorry for the mistake.

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What the hell is Amazon Underground anyway? Here’s our complete guide to Amazon’s powerful app

One of my favorite topics to write about is how to “save you money”. I’ve recently focused on unlocked smartphones, cialis but there’s a quicker and easier way to save you money. That is by using the Amazon Underground App. You all know Amazon.com, but you may not know about its alternative to the Google Play Store, which is its own app store that is 100% compatible with almost all Android devices and it can save you thousands of dollars on downloads.

The Amazon Underground App Store is even better if you have a subscription to Amazon Prime which costs $99 per year and opens up access to a free music, books and videos.

The Amazon Underground App Store is one of those deals that seems too good to be true, but I assure you it is not. You really need to give it a try and you may never pay for another app again.

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What is the Amazon Underground App Store?

  • The Amazon Underground app includes enhanced features that aren’t available on the Amazon Shopping app found on Google Play
  • Shop millions of items including movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps, games, and audiobooks
  • Get over $20,000 in apps, games and even in-app items that are actually free (available in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and France)
  • Stream Amazon Instant Video movies and TV episodes via the Amazon Instant Video player
  • Quickly search, get product details, and read reviews on millions of products on-the-go
  • Find products, read reviews and compare prices instantly by scanning a barcode and using your phone’s camera.
  • Get notifications on the latest deals and track your orders
  • Instantly scan Amazon gift cards and apply them to your Amazon account using your phones camera
  • Tap the microphone icon and say “track order” or “track my last order” or “where is my camera?” to see your open orders. Reorder items quickly by saying “reorder paper towels” or “buy more batteries” (US only)
  • Buy with confidence, knowing that all transactions are securely processed

 

How to install the Amazon Underground App

  1. Download Amazon Underground for Android

2. You’re going to need to change the settings in your phone to allow third party apps to be installed. Don’t worry, this won’t void any warranties and it won’t install viruses. Google doesn’t want the Underground app in the Play Store so you need to change one setting to allow this app to be installed.

  • Go to your phone Settings page
  • Tap Security or Applications (varies with device)
  • Check the Unknown Sources box
  • Confirm with OK

3. Go to Downloads

  • Open Downloads on your device by going to My Files or Files
  • Tap on the Amazon App file(Amazon_App.apk)
  • Tap Install when prompted

Once you install the app it will perform like any other app on your device.

Start downloading “actually free apps” from the App Store

You can download and install free apps, or paid as well from within the app. All you have to do is sign into your Amazon account to get started.

Or you can go to the Amazon Underground Store from your desktop and install the games or apps remotely to your connected devices. All you have to do is click “Get app” and the app will automatically download to your device when you are on WiFi.

 

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Amazon’s “actually free” OfficeSuite Professional app

OfficeSuite Professional $14.99 at the Google Play Store

OfficeSuite Professional $14.99 at the Google Play Store

 

Star Wars: KOTOR free using the Amazon Underground app, normally $9.99

Star Wars: KOTOR free using the Amazon Underground app, normally $9.99

You really need to try Amazon Underground today

It’s 100% free to install, is a great alternative to the Google Play Store, and it takes advantage of one of the great features of Android where there are more options where you can get apps. Amazon offers over $20k in free apps and in-app purchases on productivity apps through games. Amazon has you covered and there are no strings attached. Stop wasting your money on apps in the Google Play Store and give the Amazon Underground app a try today.

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Amazon Underground – LINK

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Amazon Coins

If you do actually want to purchase apps you can save even more by purchasing Amazon Coins. You can save up to 15% if you buy coins in bulk, but it isn’t necessary. It’s just an option to keep up your sleeve if you ever do decide to make purchases within apps.

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Enjoy apps and games for less! Save up to 15% on apps, games, and in-app items by purchasing Amazon Coins. The more you buy, the larger the discount. It’s just as easy to give Amazon Coins as it is to buy them for yourself. Amazon Coins are redeemable on thousands of apps, games, and in-app items from your Kindle Fire, Android phone or tablet, and on Amazon.com. Purchased coins are immediately deposited into your account and they never expire.

 

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The unlocked UMI ROME 5.5″ Android Lollipop phone is on sale for $114 for a limited time

One of my favorite topics to write about is unlocked Android smartphones. As you readers become more informed as to the real price of smartphones, prescription you need to consider your options for devices that are available to you.

While we do have many options for unlocked smartphones in the U.S., sales countries like China have far more and they are extremely well priced. I look for unlocked smartphones almost every night(yeah I need a life), medical so that I can help inform you of the latest and greatest deals. You won’t find these deals from sources like Target or Best Buy, instead they are from third party sites who sell direct from China. And I personally place orders from each company to assure you that you can trust them with your money too.

The latest deal I found is for the unlocked UMI ROME 5.5″ Android 5.1 Lollipop smartphone from banggood.com. The UMI ROME isn’t a brand you’ve likely heard of before, but it should be on your radar because the ROME is just $113.99 right now for a limited time. It comes with an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of memory and a very premium HD AMOLED display. AMOLED displays are usually only found on devices over $400 like the Samsung Galaxy line or the Nexus 6P and Nexus 6. So to find an AMOLED display on a display priced less than $150 is a needle in a haystack.

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The UMI ROME is a GSM only phone so it will work on networks like T-Mobile and AT&T. Again let me reiterate that the UMI ROME will only cost you $113.99 with free shipping and a 72-hour price match guarantee. Find it cheaper somewhere else and Bang Good will refund the price difference.

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UMI ROME $113.99 – LINK

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Model  UMI ROME
 Band  2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
 3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
 4G: FDD LTE 800/1800/2600MHz
 Sim Card  Dual Micro-SIM Card Dual Standby
 Service Provide  Unlocked
 Style  Bar
 Color  Black, Gold
 Shell Material  Metal + plastic
 System
 OS  Android Lollipop 5.1
 CPU  MTK6753 Octa core 1.3GHz
 GPU  ARM Mali-T720
 ROM  16GB
 RAM  3GB
 Screen
 Display Size  5.5 Inch
 Type  AMOLED HD Touch Screen
 Resolution  1280 x 720 pixels
 Support Format
 FM Radio  Yes
 Video File Format  3GP/MPEG4
 Audio File Format  MP3/WAV/AMR/AWB
 Earphone Port  3.5mm
 Cable Port  Micro USB
 Card Extend  Yes, support external Micro SD/TF card up to 64GB

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InfoSonics announces the verykool 6″ Cyprus LTE Android smartphone priced at $199

InfoSonics Corporation which is based in my hometown of San Diego, decease just unveiled its 6″ verykool Cyprus LTE today. It is the second generation in the line of Cyprus phones and comes with a massive 6″ HD display, decease  Android 5.1, 13MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, and a 64-bit processor. Our own Josh Noriega just reviewed the verykool Maverick SL5550 and was thoroughly impressed by the unlocked device and gave it a 4.5/5 star rating.

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For $199.90 starting on January 25, you can get a fully unlocked dual-SIM device with a massive 6″ display that can be used on LTE networks. If you are tired of being locked into contracts or paying for very expensive phones through financing programs the Cyprus LTE is a fantastic alternative you should give consideration.

“The Cyprus LTE fuses a tablet and smartphone into one single dynamic device powered by multi-band CAT 4G architecture and delivers the speed, battery life, reliability, and top-quality design that customers have come to expect from verykool,” said Joseph Ram, InfoSonics president and chief executive officer.

Core Specs: verykool® CYPRUS LTE

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 6-inch HD IPS-LCD Capacitive Touch Display (720 x 1280p), with tempered glass
  • 13MP Camera with Autofocus and LED flash, 8MP Front-Facing Camera with LED Flash
  • 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, External Storage via microSD up to 64 GB
  • 2,500 mAh Po Battery delivering 50% faster charging time compared to conventional products
  • Speakerphone, proximity/light/gravity sensor and 3.5mm audio jack
  • Fully accessorized including a protective case, screen protector, stereo headset, travel charger and microUSB data cable.

Press Release 

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InfoSonics announces the verykool 6″ Cyprus LTE SL6010 Android smartphone priced at $199

InfoSonics Corporation which is based in my hometown of San Diego, purchase just unveiled its 6″ verykool Cyprus LTE SL6010 today. It is the second generation in the line of Cyprus phones and comes with a massive 6″ HD display, pill  Android 5.1, case 13MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, and a 64-bit processor. Our own Josh Noriega just reviewed the verykool Maverick SL5550 and was thoroughly impressed by the unlocked device and gave it a 4.5/5 star rating.

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For $199.90 starting on January 25, you can get a fully unlocked dual-SIM device with a massive 6″ display that can be used on LTE networks. If you are tired of being locked into contracts or paying for very expensive phones through financing programs the Cyprus LTE is a fantastic alternative you should give consideration.

“The Cyprus LTE fuses a tablet and smartphone into one single dynamic device powered by multi-band CAT 4G architecture and delivers the speed, battery life, reliability, and top-quality design that customers have come to expect from verykool,” said Joseph Ram, InfoSonics president and chief executive officer.

Core Specs: verykool® CYPRUS LTE SL6010

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 6-inch HD IPS-LCD Capacitive Touch Display (720 x 1280p), with tempered glass
  • 13MP Camera with Autofocus and LED flash, 8MP Front-Facing Camera with LED Flash
  • 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, External Storage via microSD up to 64 GB
  • 2,500 mAh Po Battery delivering 50% faster charging time compared to conventional products
  • Speakerphone, proximity/light/gravity sensor and 3.5mm audio jack
  • Fully accessorized including a protective case, screen protector, stereo headset, travel charger and microUSB data cable.

Press Release 

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Cyprus LTE SL6010 product page

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Day One Apps: The first apps we install on every new Android (Volume 5)

I frequently change Android devices and there are some apps that I must install on every device. Changing devices is a great way to clear the old apps I stopped using, hospital but there’s just some that I can’t live without.

I think I’m less of a power user than the other writers here at AndroidGuys, so my apps may be a little more on the common side of must have apps.

We like to term these as “Day One Apps” because, well, we install them on day one.

What follows are the day one apps that I look for almost as soon as I get connected to Wi-Fi.

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Amazon Shopping

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I am a die hard Amazon Prime fan, and I cannot beat the convenience of shopping from my smartphone. For just $99 a year, I get free two-day shipping, in some cases I even get free same day shipping, and I also have access to the world’s largest marketplace. Using the Amazon Shopping app not only saves me time, but it also saves me money since it usually offers some of the best prices on the web.

With Amazon Prime, I also have free access to Amazon Video, Music, and tons of ebooks through the free Kindle app.

Words with Friends

Many of you are familiar with Words with Friends, but it is still a must have app, because I have a set of friends I have been playing against since 2009. Yeah this is an old staple, but creating words is a timeless game for me. And since Words with Friends is still a fun game that can be played on my own time, as it is a turn-based app, I always find myself defaulting to this word building game when I have time to kill. Words with Friends is based on the age old classic Scrabble, where you create words using seven random tiles across a game board.

There’s also a built-in chat application so you can catch up with your friends in the middle of a game.

The Wall Street Journal: News

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The Wall Street Journal is a world renowned news outlet and its high-quality and award winning writers are reason enough for me to subscribe to this news app. The subscription isn’t cheap at $32.99 per month, but you get what you pay for with some of the best journalism on the planet.

The Wall Street Journal app gives you instant access to breaking stories from around the world plus the latest on business and finance, politics and technology, as well as expert commentary and analysis and up-to-the-minute updates on global stock markets and company news. If you’re interested in giving the app a try, you can try it free for 30 days without charge and cancel at anytime.

Netflix

This app is so popular it’s almost a must have just because everyone has it. I’ve been a subscriber to Netflix before the app even existed, when we used to get movies on DVD in the mail. Ever since Netflix went to an app, it has been a day one install, because it offers endless entertainment of movies and TV shows at a starting price of $8.99. I have 4k televisions in my household though, so I pay a couple dollars more for the more premium subscription that gives me access to super high resolution videos.

I also finally ditched paying $100 per month for cable service from UVERSE, so Netflix is even more important to my entertainment needs. Even if Netflix doesn’t have the shows or movies I want, I can still save money through buying them from the Google Play Store.

Some of my most favorite TV shows and movies are available at a fixed price and I cannot live without the entertainment when I want it. It’s also commercial free.

My favorite shows on Netflix:

Orange Is The New Black

Sons of Anarchy

Breaking Bad

Parks and Recreation

 

Google Now Launcher

The Google Now Launcher helps keep my phone simple, organized, and clean. There are dozens of other great launchers to customize my user interface, but I don’t like investing time into things like the size of my icons and adding gestures I won’t use. I prefer to keep it simple with the Google Now Launcher that comes stock with Nexus devices, but it not loaded onto devices from Samsung, LG, and others.

I just wrote about why you should consider installing the Google Now Launcher onto your device.

Twitter

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Twitter is a must have app because sometimes I need to stick with headlines or short messages less than 140 characters. With an over abundance of information at our fingertips, I prefer to scroll through the sources I choose to follow and can browse headlines quickly. It’s also a great way to communicate people from around the globe through the private messaging tool.

Twitter is a free app that lets you connect with people, express yourself, and discover more about all the things you love.

Texture

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Texture is a subscription based app that allows you access to hundreds of magazines for a flat rate starting at $9.99 per month. I reviewed this app back in November of last year, and have been installing it on every Android device I own. I have been reading magazines since I was a child and continue to read magazines such as Popular Mechanics, Maxim, Men’s Health, Saveur, Newsweek, and many others. By paying a flat rate, I save myself tons of money by not paying for individual subscriptions and I can also share my account with my mom.

It’s magazine reading without limits. Flip through an entire issue that hit newsstands today. Or dig into a single article from a back issue in our vast archive. Audio and video exclusives bring extra dimension to the experience.

Google Fit

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Staying active is without a doubt one of the most important things to me in my life. Google Fit is a great app for keeping track of my activities, from weight lifting, to walking to golfing. While I track my activities on my smartphone, I can also integrate it with the Android Wear watches I use on a daily basis. What’s also great is Google Fit learns my patterns and offers suggestions for how to get healthier by suggesting I up my goals once I have achieved them on a regular basis.

Google Play Music

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Google Play Music is an app I use everyday at work, in my truck, and when I exercise. I use the paid subscription service at $9.99 per month, and that gives me the ability to download any song I want to my smartphone. It also gives me unlimited access to over 35 million songs that I can stream at high quality while also eliminating commercials from videos with a free YouTube Red subscription.

Free features:
*Radio curated by experts for anything you want to hear
*Store up to 50,000 songs from your personal music collection
*Smart recommendations based on your taste
*Listen on Android, iOS, and the web

Subscription-only features:
*The family plan, where up to six family members can enjoy Google Play Music for one low price of $14.99
*On-demand access to over 35 million songs
*YouTube Red membership (see www.youtube.com/red for details)
*Download music to your device and listen when you’re not connected
*Ad-free, uninterrupted listening

Google Opinion Rewards

Who doesn’t like free money? Google Opinion Rewards is an app that I earn money on from answering simple surveys. Most surveys are no more than three questions, and typically earn 10 cents to a dollar in Google Play credit for each survey completed. There’s really nothing to the app other than installing it and answering questions when it notifies me. It’s a great way for me to earn money for in app purchases or to buy or rent movies and TV shows.

Lyft

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Lyft is a great way for me to get around town for reasonable prices. The app connects me to drivers within minutes, and enables me to avoid fighting for parking downtown, or driving irresponsibly after a couple of drinks.

Instead of hailing a cab or waiting for the bus, just request a car with the tap of a button, and get picked up by a nearby friendly driver who’ll take you to your destination right away. Enjoy a welcoming, affordable, and memorable ride today using Lyft.

What do you think about this list, is it similar to yours? Is there any critical app we’ve blatantly missed to mention? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section!

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Get up to 15 days of normal usage on a single charge with the Android 5.1 Outkitel K10000

Yeah you read that headline correctly. The Android L 5.1 Oukitel K10000 can get up to 15 days of normal usage on a single charge. How is that even possible when your current smartphone probably gets less than two days of normal usage on a single charge?

OUKITEL K10000 5.5 inch Android 5.1 4G LTE Phablet MTK6735 64bit Quad Core 2GB RAM 16GB ROM HD IPS Screen 10000mAh Battery 13.0MP Camera

The Oukitel K10000 comes with a 10000mAh battery which is over three times larger than the latest flagships from Samsung, illness LG and Motorola. It also comes with a less power hungry 720p HD 5.5″ display and runs Android 5.1. If battery life is the absolute most important feature in a phone, diagnosis the Oukitel K10000 was designed just for you.

Better yet, the price is 49% off at just $199.99 from everybuying.net and that includes free shipping with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. 15 days of normal usage is without a doubt the best battery life you will get from any Android device. And just because the price is low while offering incredible stamina, does not mean the Outkitel K10000 lacks in other areas.

OUKITEL K10000 5.5 inch Android 5.1 4G LTE Phablet MTK6735 64bit Quad Core 2GB RAM 16GB ROM HD IPS Screen 10000mAh Battery 13.0MP Camera

It comes with an 8MP camera, 64-bit quad-core processor, Android 5.1, 16GB of memory, and a nearly frameless design with an 86% screen to body ratio.

Check out the Oukitel K10000 at everybuying.net today.

 

Main Features:
OUKITEL K10000 Android 5.1 4G LTE Phablet 5.5 inch HD IPS Screen MTK6735 64bit Quad Core 10000mAh Large Capacity Battery 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Bluetooth 4.0 13MP Camera
Display: 5.5 inch 720×1280 IPS HD Screen
CPU: MTK6735 64bit Quad Core 1.0GHz
GPU: Mali-T720
System: Android 5.1
RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Camera: Back camera 8.0MP (SW13.0MP) + front 2.0MP (SW5.0MP)
Bluetooth: 4.0
GPS: GPS / A-GPS
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, One is Micro SIM card slot alone, OUKITEL K10000 5.5 inch Android 5.1 4G LTE Phablet MTK6735 64bit Quad Core 2GB RAM 16GB ROM HD IPS Screen 10000mAh Battery 13.0MP Camera another Micro card slot can also be used as a TF card slot.
Note: 2 Micro SIM cards and TF card cannot be used together
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

OUKITEL K10000 5.5 inch Android 5.1 4G LTE Phablet MTK6735 64bit Quad Core 2GB RAM 16GB ROM HD IPS Screen 10000mAh Battery 13.0MP Camera

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