If you’re looking for a new round of applications to use, here are some which have recently released which you may not want to miss. They could be of use and in addition to their usefulness could be quite important to your everyday lifestyle.
This app from security team Lookout is more of a notifier than anything else, but if you’re unsure about your status of protection from the recently announced Stagefright bug, then Lookout’s Stagefright Detector can at least alert you to whether or not your device is unprotected so you can go about taking measures to reduce risk. It doesn’t patch your device for you, but at least you’ll know.
If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland with the kids and the family anytime in the near future, this app should be a godsend to you. It allows you to not only buy tickets right from your smartphone, but you can also check up on wait times for rides and attractions so you can hunt down the shortest lines first. A useful thing about buying tickets through the app? No waiting in lines to buy tickets at the park.
Genius is one of those apps in which it only becomes useful if you’re interested in learning the lyrics for songs as well as the meanings behind them. Genius can give this to you and on top of this it has annotations for things like literature and other stuff too. It also no longer only covers Rap/HipHop music like it used and covers pretty much any genre.
Blockfeed is another app which unfortunately has limited use, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an app to look out for. It currently only supports the New York City area, but what it does is serve up relevant news stories based on geolocation. This gives users news based on where they are potentially making news more relevant to them at the time.
Lastly here is Microsoft’s answer to Google Translate. Microsoft Translator just popped up on the Play Store this week and just as you’d expect it offers users a way to translate stuff. It can speak phrases for you so you can learn the pronunciation and it has Android Wear support. You can type things in or speak to it to get the translations for a total of 50 different languages. It may not have the WordLens technology built into Google Translate for instant translations of printed text, but it could still be useful to have on hand just in case Translate doesn’t give you the results you want or need.
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