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Battery Defender review

By disabling your Wi-Fi or data networks when you're not using your phone, Battery Defender keeps your Android device's battery charged longer. Maintaining a network connection uses more power than it needs to, so temporarily disabling connections while you sleep or when your screen goes blank reduces battery drain without impacting your phone service. You can customize how and when Battery Defender goes into action. Infolife's Battery Defender is free with ads.

Pros

Stay in charge: There's no mystery about Battery Defender: Turning off Wi-Fi or data when your phone or tablet is idle reduces the … Read more

DoNotTrackMe review

DoNotTrackMe's free Android app protects you from security breaches and data theft by blocking Web sites' ability to track your device and location. It also creates masked email addresses that let you send and receive emails without disclosing your actual address. You need to create an account to use DoNotTrackMe, but that's free, too, and only asks for your email address and a password.

Pros

Getting Started, FAQs, and Support: A handy intro and a variety of tutorials help files and other resources explain how to use DoNotTrackMe and help you customize it to your needs.

Masked device: … Read more

Earthquake -- American Red Cross review

Learn about earthquake disasters and how to prepare for them with the free Earthquake app for Android by the American Red Cross. It helps you plan and prepare not just for earthquakes but the other disasters that follow them, too. Alerts and notifications keep you informed before, during, and after earthquake events. You can also learn all about earthquakes and their history and then quiz yourself on the knowledge.

Pros

Be prepared: If you live in an earthquake-prone area, get this app. If you're not sure if you live in an earthquake-prone zone, get this app.

Shelters: This app … Read more

Dictionary - Merriam-Webster review

Featuring a comprehensive word database, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary searches words not only by text, but also by voice. It comes up with all the essential information you need for quick reference, including definitions, examples, word origins, and synonyms.

Pros

Favorites: This new feature introduced in this version allows you to store words you like for later use. You can quickly access the Favorites page, either from the favorites menu or by swiping left or right in the main results page.

Offline operation: When on the move, we were delighted with Merriam-Webster's offline functionality. We said goodbye to the tiresome … Read more

Year Walk review

Year Walk is a game based on the ancient Swedish tradition of the same name, which people embarked upon in the hopes of learning the future. Through the game's streamlined and elegant interface, you'll explore a mysterious wooded area and attempt to decipher the clues you find there.

Pros

Know what you want: To play this game, you don't really need to know much about the Year Walk tradition and folklore, but there is a free companion app that includes all kinds of information that you may find interesting or useful. Especially if you're new to … Read more

Orbit1 review

Orbit1 is a streamlined yet challenging game in which you have to guide your space ship in orbit while collecting orbs and avoiding obstacles. Whether you want to kill time on your own or have some fun with friends, this game is a great way to do it.

Pros

Player options: This game offers options for between one and four players to play. And unlike many games, it's just as enjoyable no matter how many players you have.

Good interface: The controls for this game include just one button that you use to guide your ship as it orbits … Read more

Amateur Surgeon 3 review

Amateur Surgeon 3 is a silly and addictive game that challenges you to treat your patients' injuries with a peculiar set of tools. As you work your way through the levels of this game, you'll have to develop your problem-solving skills as well as your fine touch with the staple gun to make sure your patents heal properly.

Pros

Fun story: This game features an engaging and entertaining storyline, with a bizarre cast of characters that are sure to charm you. Their dialogue may even have you laughing out loud at times, but if you'd prefer to focus … Read more

Robot Unicorn Attack 2 review

As the sequel to a game that popularized the endless runner concept, Robot Unicorn Attack 2 adds new content while retaining the fast-paced and thoroughly engaging gameplay of the original. Although it features plenty of in-game items, you don't really have to spend a dime to enjoy it.

Pros

Intuitive, fast-paced gameplay: Robot Unicorn Attack 2 turns you into a speedy, robot-like unicorn that gallops through different worlds, jumping over precipices and dashing through stars, monsters, and other obstacles while collecting tokens and completing achievements that increase your rank and unlock customizations, new worlds, and even an online mode. … Read more

Google Wallet review

Google Wallet houses your credit, debit, and bank account information in one quick and easy application. The software performs exceptionally well, and the service is very helpful for on-the-go and online payments.

Pros

One-stop shop: Google Wallet not only enables you to use various forms of payment via your smartphone, but it also integrates with your Google account to monitor all online transactions. In a display of its thoroughness, Wallet pulled the record of a purchase made on our account two years in the past.

Faultless performance: We tested Google Wallet's functionality and found no signs of lag, crashing, … Read more

Space Chicks review

Space Chicks sends you on an endless adventure through outer space, where your goal is to rescue all of the chicks you find while avoiding hazards and monsters. As you navigate the various levels ahead of you, you'll learn to use the planets' gravitational pull to aid you on your journey, while also discovering new vehicles and other items along the way.

Pros

Variation: While many endless flying games don't come with much variation in terms of obstacle placement or mechanics, this one has plenty of both. To maneuver through space, you have to jump from one planet … Read more