Free Android Apps

There are various Android apps for free and not so, as well as there are your favorite and very useful ones you use with a great pleasure. Also there are free apps you probably don’t know about yet. Check out the list of free Android applications I loved the most, to pick up the most needed ones among best Android apps 2013 provided Google Play online store:

Google Play Games

Going head-to-head with Android Game Centre, Google Play Games is the hub for all your Android gaming needs. With a great UI, both on tablets and phones, along with achievement tracking, score comparisons and obviously the ability to challenge your friends to matches, this is a must for any Android gamer.

Avast

Backup your Android phone and tablet.
Otherwise, all your accumulated contacts, music, videos, family photos, and other personal (irreplaceable) data are dangerously kept on a device with only temporary life. Back them up to secure, cloud-based servers, so you can relax about theft and/or accidental damage (e.g. a spilled cup of coffee).
The app backs up:
Contacts
SMS
Call logs
Photos
Music (premium)
Videos (premium)
Apps (premium)

Yahoo! Weather

The highly-acclaimed Yahoo! Weather app is now available on Android, featuring stunning photos that match current weather conditions and an ALL new design with a ton of new features. See the weather like never before. Easily swipe for the most accurate weather forecasts or add a home screen widget for the latest weather information. Wherever you go, the forecast is beautiful.

Features

- Highly acclaimed design with beautiful photos that match your location, time of day, and current weather condition
- Detailed weather information, including 10-day and 24-hour temperature forecasts
- Interactive radar, satellite, heat, and wind maps
- Severe weather alerts
- Animated sunrise & sunset times and wind & pressure modules
- Humidity sensor, UV index, and chance of precipitation
- New home screen widgets

Way2ride

With the Way2ride taxi app now available in New York City, there’s no more fumbling for your wallet to pay at the end of the ride. Just scan a credit card, set your tip preference, and you’re ready to ride.

Job Interview Question-Answer

Job Interview Questions and Answers is a free interactive video app that helps you practice your answers to tough interview questions in an easy-to-use mock interview format.

Driving Theory Test – UK Car

2013 OFFICIAL DSA Theory Test Question Bank. Driving Theory Test for Car Drivers offers the most advanced test system to your Android phone or tablet offering practice +960 up to-date OFFICIAL DSA (Driving Standards Agency) Theory Test questions.

Endomondo Sports Tracker

Endomondo is one of the highest rated apps of its kind on Android and ideal for running, cycling, walking and any other distance-based activity.
Join more than 18 million users and start freeing your endorphins!

Free features

Track any outdoor sport including duration, distance, speed and calories
Enter a workout manually, e.g., a treadmill run or weight training
Get audio feedback for every mile or km while exercising
Get live peptalks from friends – they write a short text on our website which is then read out loud to you seconds later
See your route on a map
Track your heart rate (works with Polar Wearlink® + transmitter with Bluetooth® and Zephyr heart rate monitor, more info at store.endomondo.com)
View history of workouts and study split times per km or mile
Set a distance goal and have the audio coach speak to that as your target
Sync workouts across multiple platforms (web entry, certain watches, file import – signup required)
Post workouts to Facebook Timeline
See your friends’ latest workouts in real-time
Race against a friend’s time and have the audio coach help you perform better
Compete on a specific route nearby and race against the route champion
Follow your friends’ latest activities with the social widget on your phone’s home screen
Keep a log of your music playlist for each workout
Study routes nearby and use the map to navigate your way around
Set the app to pause automatically when you are not moving
Enable countdown
Customize the main screen to show the information that you find most valuable
Get instant feedback by tapping your (wired) headset’s media button
Pause and resume a workout by long pressing your (wired) headset’s media button
Integrate with bike speed & cadence and heart rate monitor sensors using ANT+
Integrate with SonyEricsson’s SmartWatch as a SmartExtra
Access all your online settings: Profile, sharing, privacy, workout, audio & accessories
Heart rate zones in workout summary (Premium/subscription feature
Weather info in workout summary (Premium/subscription feature)

If you sign up, all data is sent automatically to your personal training diary and the social fitness network at www.endomondo.com. This is the place to analyze your training, compete against your friends, follow others live and communicate with active people throughout the world, no matter what GPS phone or tracking device they are using.

Time to free your endorphins!

Mobile World Congress 2014

Exhibition and Hospitality Hours

EXHIBITION AREAS (Halls 5, 6, 7, 8.1):
Date Visitors
Monday, 24 February 09:00 – 19:00
Tuesda,y 25 February 09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 26 February 09:00 – 19:00
Thursday, 27 February 09:00 – 16:00

CONGRESS SQUARE

Date Visitors
Monday, 24 February 08:00 – 19:00
Tuesday, 25 February 08:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 26 February 08:00 – 19:00
Thursday, 27 February 08:00 – 16:00

HOSPITALITY AREAS

(Halls 1, 2,3 and daily meeting rooms in Hall 8.1)
Date Visitors
Monday, 24 February 07:30 – 22:00
Tuesday, 25 February 07:30 – 22:00
Wednesday, 26 February 07:30 – 22:00
Thursday, 27 February 07:30 – 16:00

Opening hours also apply to meeting rooms located inside these halls. These times are for MWC attendees; Exhibitors have different entry times for the event as shown in the Exhibitor Manual.

Mobile World Congress 2014

Spain capital Barcelona will host the world’s most important B2B event in the telecommunications industry, Mobile World Congress 2014, focused on world mobile sector for 4 days from 24 to 27 February 2014.

This grandiosius technology show allows world’s mobile leaders to gather, collaborate and conduct business to use it as a platform to launch new smartphones and tablet technologies.

It’s expected to be:
72,000 total attendees from more than 200 countries (50% hold C-level positions, including more than 4,300 CEOs)
1,700 Total exhibitors
94,000 Total net sq m exhibition
3,400 Media representatives

Who doesn’t want to be a Millionaire?

The bosses at our nation’s major TV channels must be some kind of sadists. Every weekday, as soon as we arrive home from the financially necessitated grind of the 9-5, we are greeted by scenes of ordinary members of the public winning literally thousands of pounds, often the equivalent of more than a year’s wages, by winning out on quiz shows.

A golden age of TV quizzing

Ever since Who Wants to be a Millionaire? smashed its way onto our screen in 1998, we’ve been living through what can only be described as a golden age of TV quizzing. WWTBAM offered that incredible, glitzy pie-in-the-sky possibility of bagging a million pounds – an amount so far beyond life-changing it’s ludicrous. This totally captured the British public’s imagination, and a profusion of new quiz shows have risen to cult status ever since.

Big wins and major quizzing scalps

The vast majority of the most popular quiz shows of the moment offer at least one of two things: big money wins or major quizzing scalps. BBC’s fantastic Eggheads allows teams of five the chance to challenge the ‘Eggheads’ for which the show is named: a rotating group of prominent UK quizzers who are billed as the most fearsome quiz team in the land.

With the likes of Barbara, Kevin and current Brain of Britain Barry on their side, they’re very seldom beaten, which means that pretty hefty jackpots can accumulate, with £1,000 added to the prize on offer for every episode the Eggheads go unbeaten. Big wins and major scalps.

ITV’s The Chase offers a similarly tough challenge, with contestants kept at arm’s length from the winnings by one of a clutch of quiz champion Chasers. The prize money on offer is, at times, even more plentiful here.

Recreating the TV quiz experience

Many of today’s quiz enthusiasts, inspired by shows like Eggheads and The Chase, are now seeking to replicate the TV quizzing experience in their own homes of social settings. Of course, those same huge sums of money are rarely on offer, but a number of quizzers are now finding they can replicate the excitement and pace of a TV show as well as a similar visual interface, using the smart phone and tablet app SpeedQuizzing, which has recently revolutionised quizzing in a range of settings, from bars to children’s parties.

Especially popular among music lover as the speed quizzing music quiz cover everything from indie classics to what’s in the charts now.

Free Mobile Travel Applications

Spanish Dictionary Pro application

If you’re going to visit Spain it’s Spanish Dictionary Pro application for your iPhone and iPad absolutely free. Whith this app you may find you know the basic words of a language, but what about all the unfamiliar vocabulary? This app lets you search by English as well as Spanish words. The developers, iThinkDiff, have make similar dictionary apps in several other languages as well.

TripIt Travel Organizer

hels you to organize your travel plans in one place as well as you get
Key Features
Forward hotel, airline, car rental, and restaurant confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com to create an instant itinerary (If you use Gmail or Google Apps, it happens automatically)
Access itineraries anytime, on any device (even offline)
Get directions, maps and weather for each destination
Sync trip plans with your Google Calendar or Outlook
Add or edit plans manually—from the app or on tripit.com
Share some (or all) of your trip plans via email or social

International information can often be outdated, but this app has access to information on 8,000 destinations using sources from wikitravel and openstreetmap.

Urbanspoon

is free for iPhone, iPad and Android
Apps scans your location and helps you find the closest restaurants, bars and more. You can search by type, price and rating. Good for anyone looking to try something new on the fly. Urbanspoon is fantastic for London but contains data on several other cities as well. Available in the US, Canada, and most major cities in the UK and Australia.

XE Currency

One more free travel app for iPhone, iPad and Android
XE Currency is the ultimate financial companion for world travellers. It gets live currency data and includes a calculator so you know exactly how much that 20 reais taxi journey is costing you or what kind of deal you’re getting at the bank. Saves data for offline use as well.

- Every world currency & precious metals
- Live proprietary rates refresh every minute
- 30,000+ currency charts for historic rates
- Rate high & lows for multiple time frames
- Calculate prices with the currency converter
- Simultaneously monitor up to 10 currencies
- Our rates are trusted by millions of people

Also you can personalize your setting:
- Shake your device to reset rates
- Set the frequency of rate updates
- Turn currency symbols on or off
- Pin your base currency to the top

Use it offline
- Stores the last updated rates
- Convert prices without internet access

Downloading MakeMyTrip you get a hassle-free, secure and fast Flight and Hotel booking experience anytime, anywhere! This application helps you to make booking your Flights and hotels along with enquiring about your favorite holiday destinations extremely easy and quick. Enjoy a smooth and fast Flight booking experience. You can book Domestic Flights in India with our amazingly simple App experience. Give it a try and see it for yourself.

Protect your Android with password

There are things too important you can pass them. I mean any sort of security you do use to keep you information out of someone else’s hands. The rule number one is protect a phone with password. You can choose the most suited password app you need on your Android on Google play of courses. Also you have an ability to lock your phone via a personal identification number (PIN), or by alpha-numeric password.

Sure, you can lock your Android using Android Password Utility. Just get to the security options tapping the menu button from the home screen, then choose Settings – Security – Screen lock. Once you set your security option, you can set how quickly you want the phone lock option: your phone could be locked immediately, or after five or 10 minutes by your wish.

iPhone protect password

As a iPhone owner you probably have learned all its function pretty well. Security of your phone data is very important thing then no doubt there are settings allowing you to make the personal information–like texts, contacts, and any social networks (like Facebook and Twitter), pictures, and emails you have on your iPhone more secure.

Here is the simple way to protect all of your private information with a passcode you might set on your iPhone to provide certain protection to everything on your iPhone.

So, lets start:

First go to your “Settings” app.
Scroll down until you find “General” and tap it.
Then scroll down to “Passcode Lock” and tap it as well.
To turn on password protection, tap “Turn Passcode On.”
Enter a four digit number that you want to serve as your passcode. Next, re-enter the same four digit number.
Now, your passcode is set!

Here is the video explanation how to:

So, when your passcode is set, you can set when your iPhone will require the passcode to be entered. Tap on “Require Passcode.”

You can set the time when the passcode will be required after the screen goes off. For example, you selected “After 5 minutes.” This means that, once the screen turns off, you will be able to access your iPhone without a passcode for the next five minutes. After five minutes passes, your iPhone will require a passcode to be unlocked.

In case you don’t like number passcodes and would like rather to have a more complicated password that uses letters and/or symbols, you are in luck. A simple toggle button will allow you to use these more complicated passwords.

New ways to making elections

Technology is everywhere, we know it. Now, is also present in elections. New methods of making fairer elections are improving. New methods like “electronic voting system”.

There are many companies that provide electronic voting machines. These machines allow safer process for selecting the candidates that the people of a country really want. Often, we see processes in which there are problems related with the votes counting. This problem can finish with this kind of machines, which use the technology to make count every vote that people do.

These companies are selling its products in some countries already. Brazil or United States are some examples. A lot of countries in South America are thinking in use them, due to the number of problems that are happening there when the government has to count the votes of any election. This system allows to show the exact number of votes that have been made.

In internet we can see the companies that provide this technology. Their costumers are not only states or governments. Other kinds of companies are buying these machines for its own processes. Clubs or organizations that have to select its directors are some examples.

The technology that this kind of machines uses is not so complicated. Although, new methods for voting are appearing. For example, is possible to vote with a smarthphone, although the security is not high.

Android not Downloading Apps

The Android OS is fast becoming the prime choice in phone operating systems. It’s been on the rise for a very long time and is rivaling the every powerful iOS. The thing with Android, much like other programs that run computers, is that sometimes it hits walls in the form of bugs. No program is impervious to this problem, but thankfully there are tons of forums online that yield answers. So if you’re having a problem through your Android not downloading any Apps, then perhaps there are a few solutions to your problem.

Try Updating the App Store
The new Google Play came out to much speculation, praise, and to some, dismay. There were a few updates that came out that disabled the app altogether. Some people reported problems with downloading itself, often stopping in the middle of the process. If you’re experiencing this problem with apps you download from Play, then try updating it first. It should be easy enough to do.

Stop and Restart the Download
This is the like the IT solution to PC problems. Basically, you just turn it off and on again, but instead of the full phone, you just stop the download. If this works, then maybe the problem was a lapse in your Internet connection.

Download from a more stable source
Transfer rates are important when it comes to downloading, but at the same time, it would be better if your wireless connection was stable. If you can’t download from a public location, go home or look for a shop that provides a less crowded connection. This will enable you to check if it is the download itself, or just your phone’s connection to the Internet.

Make sure that your credit card is properly filled out
Altering some of your outside information is also another way by which downloads cease. Make sure that you refill the forms properly through Google Wallet. If not, try and contact your bank to confirm whether or not your card is still active.

Make sure your device is supported
The inevitable problem with older devices is that they lose support from the developer and the companies. A great example is the Pentium IV PC and how it can no longer support two of the most recent Windows Operating Systems. Cell phones come out faster than you can blink an eye, so maybe your hardware is just too old.

Sign into Google Talk
The funny thing about Google Play is that you need to be connected to nearly everything in order to start any sort of download. Make sure that you’re actually signed into every important account before trying to download any apps. Start with Google Talk, then Google Play, and lastly, check out Google Wallet.

Contact Customer Support
Sometimes the best help you can get comes from the source of your Operating Systems. If all the solutions above don’t work, then maybe it’s time to check in with Customer Support, or perhaps read Apps Pirate’s advice on Android Downloading issues. Make sure to send in multiple requests though. Call them, e-mail them, and check out the different addresses you can contact. This way, you can resolve your Android Issues in a flash.

YotaPhone

Now, it’s good news from Moscow. YotaPhone is an incredibly cool dual screen device! And it’s a clearly normal-looking Android smartphone on one side, but but on the back it’s an e-ink e-reader fitted with an electronic paper display (EPD)!

Powering is a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU at 1.5GHz. Around the back is a 12MP camera, and the power button cleverly doubles as a SIM tray. On the software side, it’s near-vanilla Jelly Bean running the show — Yota’s left the Android UI mostly intact. Both screens are 4.3 inches diagonally, and the LCD clocks in at 1280×720 pixels. As you’d expect from the vanilla Android UI running on an S4 chip, the UI is smooth and lag-free.