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Top 10 Android Apps of 2014 Recommended by Google

Google has released a list of best products available on Google Play Store. The list includes Android apps across genres, games, Movie & TV shows available on Android smartphones and tablets. Music Albums appears on Google Music. The list also includes the most read stories on Google Newsstand, and Books available for sale on Google’s Book stand.
Google has chosen the apps on the basis of their download counts over the year. Though the list counts more than 10 apps if you include the top games in the chart, we handpicked the best apps and s few games to recommend to our readers. Following is the list.

DuoLingo

Chosen as best in the education category, DuoLingo lets you learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Irish, Danish, and English through the app. Moreover the App comes for free and stays away from annoying advertisements.

MyFitnessPal

A free Android app lists in the Health & Fitness category, the largest growing app category according to Google. With a large cloud based database, the app helps you to count the amount of calories you consume and help take that extra pound off. The app won several awards for its 40,00,000 food list and its usability.

Pandora

Enlisted as top music app according to the number of downloads this year, the app is a great help in finding and listening to music. The simple interface and enhanced search tool helps you find any music you name. Currently this App is not available in the Indian subcontinent.

Flipagram

Won the best Android award in the photography category, the Flipagram lets you take photographs, create videos and facilitates photo management in social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook

Widely known Social media network app has won the best app award in the Social app category. The app has come a long way and made the usability simpler than before.

Netflix

Counts as one of the largest subscription service in the world for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone, the free app has won the best app award in the entertainment category.

NFL Mobile

NFL Mobile is updated for 2014 and bringing more football to your Android smartphone or tablet. Get breaking news, in-game highlights, live game scores, custom team news, follow your Fantasy Football Team, watch Fantasy Live and more. The app has been chosen as the best in the Sports app category.

Tripadvisor

The Android app includes millions of travellers’ reviews, photos, maps from TripAdvisor website, which can help you plan a perfect trip. With over 150 million reviews and opinions by travellers, TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do wherever you go. And booking options for hotels, restaurants and flights are just a tap away. The app has won best app award in the Travel category.

Top 2 Games

Candy Crush Saga

Developed by the makers of Pet Rescue Saga and Farm Heroes Saga, this phenomenal game has received 10,102,271 user ratings and millions of downloads. This cute puzzle adventure based game has scored top in the games category.

Don’t tap the white tile

A simple to play game with a rule for not touching the white tile during a walk, has received huge acclamation from the players and has stood 2nd in the Android games category.

Google has listed several others in the list which we will cover in later articles. Meanwhile, download the above one’s and decide whether they rank the best according to you?

Courtesy: IBTimes

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Posted by on December 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Convert your Android phone into a smart Webcam

Do you have an Android smartphone which you are not using it anymore? Then, how about turning that smartphone into something useful say, a WEBCAM?

Confused? You must be thinking why anyone would like to use their smartphone as a webcam instead of buying a new one. Right? But why not put your old smartphone in good use & set it up like this instead of selling it.

Lots of discussions done!! 😛 Lets get back to it & set it up quickly 😀 Also during setup we shall be taking help of good mobile apps. So here we go…..

In google Play, you may come across various app that might be useful & some might not work properly. Out of all these, we select the best one i.e IP Webcam which works through your browser & gives it the cross-platform compatibility.

Now since we have selected our app, next thing is to connect your computer & Smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network available. Then install “IP Webcam” app on your smartphone.

Once the installation is done, make sure all the other camera apps are closed. If not, force them to shut.

Now launch the mobile app, scroll down and tap the Start server option. It will fire up your smartphones camera and will display a URL.

  1. Enter this URL in browser and hit Enter.
  2. Your will see a drop down menu next to video renderer option, select Browser from the list.
  3. Beneath it, you will see an audio renderer, Select HTML wav.

It will immediately show a live video feed in your browser.

It will also enable you to record that footage via browser itself with help of Record button and will save it as mp4 video. You can also save it in Flash (doesn’t work on all computers) or open the same URL in VLC media play.

.And to do this, you need to download and install VLC. Then open VLC, go to Media > Network Stream and enter the URL from the app.

Once the app is running, you don’t need to keep your phone’s screen on. It works even when the phone is locked, but the video feed is slightly smoother when the screen is on.

We hope you have liked our guide …you too can share your tricky ideas for Android smartphones with us 😀

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized