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Scientology is a religion created by L. Ron Hubbard, who was a science fiction writer beginning in 1952.  Since then it has garnered a large following.  In recent years it has become more well-known due to popular celebrity members having been publicized as being a part of it.  The following are some of the more well-known celebrity members.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise has been in the news and tabloids more often than any other celebrity recently for his connections to Scientology and its effects on his family life.  Most recently it was mentioned as a possible cause of Katie Holmes divorcing him as she supposedly didn’t want her daughter with him to be raised within the religion.  He started following Scientology sometime during his marriage to his first wife, Mimi Rogers, who introduced him to it.

Tom Cruise

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John Travolta

John Travolta has been a member of Scientology since 1975 when he converted to it from being Roman Catholic.

John Travolta

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Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright is well known for voicing Bart Simpson on the animated show The Simpsons.  She started following Scientology in the late 1990s.  She was depressed and lonely and thought going to a church would help her meet somebody.  When she started reading the works of L. Ron Hubbard she wanted to stop feeling depressed and felt that he was talking to her.

Nancy Cartwright

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Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman started Scientology in the 1980s when she was introduced to it by her now husband Bohdi Elfman.  She has been widely criticized for some of her statements stemming from her belief in Scientology, such as AIDS being a state of mind and not a disease.

Jenna Elfman

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Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley has been a member of the Church of Scientology since 1979.  She went through a drug treatment program affiliated with the church to help her get off of her cocaine addiction.  She’s most known for her role in the tv series Cheers and the Look Who’s Talking movies.

Kirstie Alley

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Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell is known for her role on the TV series JAG and The Good Witch movie series on Hallmark channel.  She’s played in various other shows and movies in minor roles.  She was raised Roman Catholic, but converted to Scientology and has helped promote several causes Scientology supports, such as the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project and the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

Catherine Bell

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Beck Hansen

Beck is the stage name for Bek Campbell, who is an American musician, singer-songwriter.  He was raised in Scientology by his father.  His wife is also a second generation Scientologist.  He is big on supporting for humanitarian causes that Scientology works for, such as education and drug rehabilitation.


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Jason Lee

Jason Lee is an American actor and comedian.  He’s known for his television series My Name is Earl.  His involvement in Scientology has led to the divorce from his ex-wife, Carmen Llywelyn.  She felt that the Church was too invasive in her personal life and didn’t want to be a part of it.

Jason Lee

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Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon is an American actress, most known for her role in That 70s Show. She has also voiced characters on American Dad! and King of the Hill.  She has admitted to being a Scientologist.  Recently there has been speculation that she is leaving her role in Orange is the New Black because of the church’s feelings on homosexuality.

Laura Prepon

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Marisol Nichols

Marisol is an American actress known for her role in the show 24.  She has also appeared in Due South and Beverly Hills 90210.  She is a Scientologist and was introduced to it by her chiropractor.

Marisol Nichols

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You can see many celebrities are members of the Church of Scientology.  Some are more public about it than others.  Many have their personal lives affected by it in negative ways, and others have been affected in positive ways as it has helped some though difficult times.  Who else do you know is a member of the Church of Scientology?  How has it affected their lives? Tell us about it in the comments.


With the high costs of college you may think only serious academics are taking place. But that does not always seem to be the case. Many courses use pop culture and other interests of students to keep them focused. Though these classes may sound bizarre, students can gleam a lot of important information from them.

Here are ten crazy courses available at colleges.

1.  GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender and Identity

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Lady Gaga not only became a big hit in the music scene but also in the classroom. This course offered by the University of Virginia is one of many Lady Gaga themed classes available at colleges across the U.S. This particular course is an argumentative essay writing class that explores the way social boundaries have been pushed by Lady Gaga.

2. What if Harry Potter Is Real?

This may sound more like a game for elementary students but in fact it is a college course offered by Appalachian State University. It is a first year seminar course that uses Harry Potter to look into the nature of history. Much of the course examines sociological issues through the novels and the reactions to them by people in the real world.

3. The Chemistry of Beer

Chemistry can be a difficult subject to teach, especially when it comes to getting students to connect to the topic. West Chester University in Pennsylvania offers this class which combines chemistry with one of college students’ favorite subjects. One of the goals of this course was to attract non-science majors to a chemistry course and it has been working, especially after word of the field trips to breweries got out.

4. How to Win a Beauty Pageant

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If you somehow made it all the way to college without learning this vital information, Oberlin College in Ohio has a course to help you out. Really this course looks into the interplay of gender, race, class, and sexuality throughout US history by analyzing beauty pageants. It also offers students an introduction into methods for cultural studies and includes a field trip to a beauty pageant.

5. How to Rule the World

After winning your beauty pageant you may want to take this course from Bowdoin College to know what to do next. This is a first year seminar course that explores what makes a great leader by examining powerful rulers throughout history. It uses readings by Lincoln, Plato, Shakespeare, and Machiavelli among others to illustrate the topic.

6. D’oh! Psychology and The Simpsons

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For many years The Simpsons has been one of the most popular television programs in the U.S. That is probably why it has been combined with psychology to form a class at Gettysburg College. It explores psychological processes at work in the show including bullying, narcissism and altruism. Learning can be much more fun when it involves watching television.

7. Philosophy and Star Trek

Another television show that is popular in college courses is Star Trek. Philosophical conflicts were a major part of the program so why not learn about philosophy through it? Georgetown University offers this class which explores metaphysics through episodes of Star Trek and writings by philosophers. Many of the topics covered have to do with the difficult questions the human race may face in the future.

8. How to Watch Television


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Before taking a course involving The Simpsons or Star Trek you may want to attend this one at Montclair State University. Watching T.V. may not seem difficult but you can get some tips from this elective in the Broadcasting Major. It teaches students to analyze television and the role it plays in their lives and in culture.

9. Sport for the Spectator

Watching sports is another thing that, like watching television, you may not have realized a course was needed for. Ohio State offers this class which may not be surprising considering the love of football at that school. Students who are not familiar or maybe just not a fan of U.S. sports can get an introduction in this class. The goal is to develop an appreciation for sports as a spectacle and identify the issues which affect the sports and spectators. International students may want to take this course to help learn about US culture and fit in.

10. Tree Climbing

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You may have thought most of your tree climbing days were behind you by the time you got to college, but that does not have to be the case at Cornell University. One class among their many outdoor activities is tree climbing. It is not as straightforward as you imagine. The class actually teaches students how to uses ropes and rigging to climb enormous trees safely, even spending the night in a tree in some cases. Besides the student version, Cornell also offers tree climbing classes to the public.

Would you be interested in taking any of these classes? Do you think it is okay for schools to offer courses that seem more fun than serious? Have you taken any crazy courses before?


April Fools’ Day is a hoot for many yet often a tragedy for prank victims. It’s no secret that April Fools’ pranks can get out of hand, but what happens when tech companies promise a revolutionary product they can’t deliver only to have customers pleading for the actual product?

That answer is simple. The internet goes into an uproar begging for these products that don’t actually exist. Want to see what product ideas you’re missing out on? Check out some of these tech pranks of 2014 that consumers wish were real.

1. Google’s “Pokémon Master” Challenge

If real, Google’s Pokémon challenge would have adventure seekers and Pokémon fans alike going crazy. This wildly ingenious idea would allow individuals to literally search the world for Pokémon using the Google Maps app. Hidden within the imaginary game is virtual Pokémon, but to capture them, you have to actually make your way to their location on the map.

The neat part about this prank is that people could actually use Google Maps on April 1 to play a short Pokémon game by clicking various Pokémon at different locations. While not as elaborate as the ad made it sound, Google was smart to back up their joke with something. Unfortunately, it was a one-day opportunity and the game is no longer available to play.

2. ThinkGeek’s Flux Capacitor USB Charger

Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

Seriously, why is this not a thing? ThinkGeek had enough people going along with their fun idea of a flux capacitor USB charger. Their sales page even makes the product seem viable. That is, until you decide to “Buy Now.” The thing is that this idea is totally doable, and Back to the Future fans are dying for it. If ThinkGeek decides to actually release the charger, just make sure not to hit speeds over 88 mph while it’s plugged in.

3. Sphero SelfieBot

For the Millennial in all of us intent on the selfie, SelfieBot would take your selfies to the next level. This floating hands-free device is “Always watching for life’s precious moments” and transforms your awkward selfies into stunning captures. What happens to those precious moments your friends are missing out on because your hands are busy? SelfieBot solves that issue by following you around and taking photos for you when you pose. Who knows? One day the selfie drone may become a reality.

4. Samsung’s Fly-Fi

Okay, so maybe it’s not a good idea to use pigeons to spread Wi-Fi across the globe, but you have to admit that the idea of having Wi-Fi stronger and more accessible than ever is certainly an idea most of us could live with. Then again, pigeons have been used to carry messages for thousands of years—not to mention that no animals were harmed in the making of the video—so who’s to say the pigeons wouldn’t care and that this could be a successful way to make wireless Internet available to all?

5. Razor’s Eidolon Wearable Drone System

Video game lovers everywhere are cursing Razor for this prank and for not making the wearable drone a real thing. If real, this system would let you see the world like you would in a video game, allowing you to live your life from a third-person perspective. You’d be able to see around corners at a distance, expand your area of view, and even get a good look at how other people view you. Want to see your life from a dramatic cinematic angle? Eidolon would let you do that, creating an astounding experience.

6. ThinkGeek’s Rosetta Stone: Klingon

Star Trek fans across the globe are wishing this product was real. In reality, Rosetta Stone is a successful program that helps people learn new languages quickly. One can only imagine how difficult it is to learn Klingon on your own. But with ThinkGeek’s prank Klingon version of Rosetta Stone, learning the language would be simple, which only leaves Star Trek fans highly disappointed that they won’t be able to get their hands on the program.

7. Samsung’s Fingers

Samsung Fingers April Fools'

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Samsung’s apparent new product, Samsung Fingers, would be the first wearable “smart glove.” With so many wearable tech products in the public eye today, Samsung’s prank press release had a lot of people going at first. By the end, customers were begging Samsung to design the real thing.

Samsung Fingers is a concept that uses a glove as a smart device, where various hand motions would perform different functions. You’d be able to take photos with your hand and connect to Wi-Fi. Various hand signals would allow you to make and accept calls or even produce fart noises through a “pull my finger” gesture. Plus, it’s solar charged!

8. Bing’s Pet Translator

Pet Translator April Fools' Prank

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Why is this not a thing? While a pet translator is far from practical by today’s technology standards, most pet owners wouldn’t argue with a product that would allow them to translate what their pet is saying (like in the movie Up). Bing’s Pet Translator would be able to translate from feline and canine to English, Spanish, or French. Yes, Bing. We want this. Please make it a thing!


The Internet went wild with tech pranks on Monday and Tuesday. Clearly we can’t fit them all into a single blog post. So let us know in the comment section which prank you would like to see—whether listed here or not—become a real thing.

With several plane crashes and hijackings hitting the news lately, it has people wondering about past incidents. Look no farther. We’ve made the search easy for you by compiling a list of the top 11 most memorable plane crashes and hijacks of the last two decades, listed in no particular order.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

While this incident only occurred 10 days ago, it’s fresh in everyone’s mind. After veering course, the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, and to date no one yet knows what happened to the 239 people on board. Speculators say that the plane was hijacked given that it was programmed to fly to Beijing but left its course and lost contact with radar and air traffic controllers instead.

But no one knows where—or if—the plane went down. The search has only spread wider, now covering 2.24 million square miles, and officials are still searching the seas for signs of debris.

9/11 Plane Crashes

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The 9/11 plane hijackings and crashes are perhaps the most memorable to the majority of Americans. Involving the American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77, United Airlines Flight 93, and United Airlines Flight 175, 19 terrorists hijacked these planes on the same day.

They used three of the four planes as missiles for suicide bombings, hitting both of the Twin Towers as well as the Pentagon building. The passengers and crew in the last plane were able to prevent the fourth attack on the White House, but the death toll of the 9/11 attacks of 2001 still totaled almost 3,000.

American Airlines Flight 587

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After the tragedy of 9/11, many people thought they were seeing a repeat of the same incident when Flight 587 crashed in Queens in November 2001. A total of 260 people on board died, along with another five on the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the crash was caused by the pilot’s overuse of rudder controls, which he intended to use to control the wake turbulence of a jet that had taken off five minutes before. After this crash, the American Airlines chose to modify its training program.

US Airways Flight 1549 Hudson River Crash

This crash wasn’t significant because of the death toll. In fact, no one died. The truly amazing story is the way the pilot became a hero after they lost engine power from a bird strike. Thinking quickly, the pilot landed everyone safely in the Hudson River in January 2009. Afterward, people began referring to the incident as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

US Air Flight 427

This 1994 crash from the Chicago O’Hare airport to Pittsburg killed 132 people on board. The cause: The rudder suddenly moved to the full-left position, which send the plane rolling and tumbling 5,000 feet to the ground. Due to the conflict between the airline and the victims’ families, the crash led Congress to pass the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act, which requires airlines to have detailed plans on how to notify family members of an accident.

Air Africa Crash

air africa crash

Antonov An-32B aircraft, similar to the one that crashed. Photo by Felix Goetting [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

The Air Africa Crash of 1996 went down in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo after it overshot the runway. Surprisingly, it only claimed two lives of those onboard. The real tragedy came when the airplane crashed into a marketplace, killing between 225 and 348 people on the ground and injuring about 500 more. This makes it one of the most deadliest crashes for people on the ground.

Charkhi Dadri Collision

The Charkhi Dadri Collision of November 1996 involved a Kazakhstan Airlines flight and the Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747. The Kazakhstan crew had a miscommunication with the air traffic controller, where they didn’t hear to remain at 4,600 feet and continued their descent instead. This misunderstanding caused the two planes to collide, leading to 349 fatalities and no survivors. Afterward, the national aviation authorities required all flights in and out of India to have a Traffic Collision Avoidance System on board.

Indian Airline Flight 814

The 1999 hijacking of the Indian Airline Flight 814 was one of the longest hijackings in history, lasting over a week. The plane was hijacked by a group whose goal was to release Islamic figures in India. After touching ground three times to fuel up, the gunmen finally forced the aircraft to land in Kandahar. Before it all ended, they had fatally stabbed one of their comrades.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961

Hijacked by three Ethiopians who were under a suicide pact in November 1996, the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 went down near the Comoros Islands after running out of fuel. Residents and tourists nearby witnessed the crash and swam out to aid survivors. Even so, 122 of the 175 passengers died. One tourist along the beach caught the crash on camera.

China Airways Flight 140

China Airlines Airbus A300 similar to the one that crashed. Photo via Flickr by Contri.

After the first officer accidentally pressed the takeoff/go-around button before landing at the Nagoya Airport in Japan in 1994, there was nothing the pilot and copilot could do once the autopilot kicked in. This button raised the throttle position and is used for take-offs and go-arounds.

The crew tried to correct the issue manually, which only stalled the plane, but since they were already landing, they didn’t’ have the altitude to correct their error. This plane crash resulted in 264 fatalities. Those who survived were all sitting in rows seven through 15.

Ethiopian Copilot Hijack

The shocking part of the Ethiopian plane that was hijacked a few weeks ago was that the plane’s own copilot was the one to hijack the plane! He hijacked the plane when the pilot went to the restroom, and then switched course to head toward Geneva in search of asylum, similar to the Ethiopian airlines crash of 1996. Eventually he surrendered and no one was harmed, but the fact that the plane’s own copilot hijacked the plane left everyone in shock.

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It seems like every day is a holiday somewhere so it is hard to keep track of all of them. Even wherever you live there are likely to be holidays you have never heard of.  Some of these holidays have widespread celebrations while others are followed by only a few. One thing they have in common though is they can all be considered strange and wacky, especially to those unfamiliar with them.

Here are 10 crazy holidays that are celebrated around the world.

1. Singles Awareness Day

Valentine’s Day is the well-known holiday celebrating love, but those not in a relationship just need to wait another 24 hours for their day. February 15th is Singles Awareness Day to help unattached people get over the Valentine’s Day depression. Some celebrate by meeting up with friends while some places organize singles meet-and-greets. Those looking for a bigger way to celebrate sometimes travel to Brazil where the Carnival is in full swing and Valentine’s Day is not celebrated until June.

2. Bean Throwing Day

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Another February holiday is Bean Throwing Day, known as Setsubun in Japan where it originated. It occurs the day before spring begins in Japan. It was believed that on that day the spirits were closest to the living world so something had to be done to drive them from homes. This resulted in the practice of throwing beans out of the front door and saying “Demons out! Luck in!” Now, rather than throwing the beans out of the door, some people throw them at a family member wearing a demon mask while others celebrate at shrines.

3. Straw Bear Festival

The Straw Bear Festival came from an ancient holiday that kicked off the agricultural year. It was common in parts of Europe and featured a young man or boy dressed from head to toe in straw. He would travel from house to house dancing in exchange for food and money. It died out in the early 20th century but was resurrected some places in the 1980s. Today the festival lasts longer and features many people besides the Straw Bear drinking and dancing but the Bear is still involved too.

4. Up Helly Aa

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Up Helly Aa is a large Viking fire festival celebrated in Scotland. Hundreds of men dress up in costumes and participate in a procession carrying torches. At the end of the processions the torch bearers throw the torches into a replica Viking ship. This is followed by all night parties. The festival only lasts one day and night but the planning of it takes up the rest of the year. It is said to be the largest fire festival in Europe.

5. Tinku Festival

The Tinku Festival is one of the most violent holidays celebrated around the world. It is held in Bolivia each May. The day begins with thousands of people from neighboring communities gathering together and dancing. Then chanting begins and the revelers, typically only the men, begin fighting each other. It is based on a religious festival dating back more than 600 years where people spilt blood to ensure a good harvest from the Goddess Pachamama. In the old days the fights could go pretty far, even leading to death, but today they are kept to one-on-one fights that end once blood has been drawn.

6. Battle of the Oranges

Many celebrations involve food but not the way it is used in this Italian festival. The origins of the festival are unknown but local lore attributes it to the townspeople’s defense of their village from a tyrant in the 12th or 13th century. It takes place each February in Ivrea, a city in Northern Italy. The festival involves thousands of people dividing into teams of nine and battling each other using oranges, which can hurt being that they are fairly heavy. The festival ends on Fat Tuesday when many others around the world are celebrating Mardi Gras.

7. Kanamara Matsuri

Kanamara Matsuri

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Kanamara Matsuri translates to the Festival of the Steel Phallus but is commonly called the Japanese Penis Festival. It occurs the first Sunday in April and has become very popular, with many foreign tourists coming to experience this unique celebration. It features a giant pink steel phallus being paraded around with people making their way to the Kanayama Shrine. There is music, wacky costumes, and penis-shaped candy. It is said that the festival got started from prostitutes going to the shrine to pray for protection against STDs. Today people pray for fertility and a good harvest at the shrine.

8. Gaijatra

Gaijatra is celebrated in Nepal sometime in August or September. The name means the festival of cows but it is actually to commemorate those who lost their lives the past year. Each household that has had a death partakes in a procession with a cow, or someone dressed as a cow if they do not have one. It is not a sad affair but instead features bright and colorful outfits and music. After the procession people wear masks, sing songs and tell jokes. Though it may sound a bit strange at first, it has become one of the most popular festivals in Nepal.

9. La Tomatina Festival

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Spain has become somewhat known for crazy festivals between this and the Running of the Bulls. La Tomatina is a large food fight using tomatoes. It takes place in Buñol which only has 9,000 residents, but nearly 40,000 people gather there each year for la Tomatina. While the tomato fight, considered the largest food fight in the world, is the most popular event, the entire festival actually lasts a week with parties, music, dancing and fireworks. It culminates with the tomato battle which takes place the last Wednesday of August.

10. Monkey Buffet Festival

It is usually humans who are enjoying festivals the most but in this case monkeys have the greatest time. It is held in Lopburi, Thailand, home to 2,000 monkeys, towards the end of November. Elaborate displays of fruits and drinks are laid out at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple for the monkeys to enjoy. The cost of all the food given to the monkeys has been estimated to be around $15,000. While many holidays have ancient origins or some meaning behind them, the Monkey Buffet Festival began in the 1980’s as a way to bring tourists to the area.

What makes a holiday crazy or not is simply your perception. What commonly celebrated holidays do you think are crazy or bizarre? Are you interested in participating in any of these festivals? What is the craziest holiday you have heard of?


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While it seems like everyone and their mom owns an iPhone, the Android is intent on dethroning it. Google and Apple are locked in a death match, and the winners are the customers. Why? Because in the process, hundreds of great Apps have been produced.

If you own an Android powered phone and are wondering what Apps you need to download, look no further. Here is an in-depth list neatly sorted for your App-finding pleasure.

UPDATE: This post was originally written in 2010. You can still find our original post from 2010 at the end of this article, which is still relevant given that many of the apps are still as popular as ever. But obviously there have been some changes in the market over the past four years, so we’ve updated the list for 2014 to give you even more fantastic Android apps. Here are some excellent apps we either missed or are new since 2010. Our choices are based on a combination of features such as popularity and ratings, interesting elements or features, and their lack of inclusion on the original list. Don’t see your favorite app on the list? Leave a comment and tell us what we missed.




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Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop – This is a remote desktop app that lets you stream your whole PC or Mac screen to your Android Smartphone.  It’s great for checking files and work on the go.

Invoice2Go – Create and email invoices and estimates to customers from your mobile phone. This app features over 20 templates that you can customize.

Call Blocker – Block annoying phone calls and SMS messages with black list capabilities.  Back up your contacts and transfer data to a new phone.  You can also erase your call history and delete SMS messages permanently to protect your privacy.

CamCard – Scan business cards into your phone by taking a picture of them.  It will then read the card into your card holder or address book.  You’ll never have to manage a collection of physical business cards again.

TripLog – Do you need to track your mileage for tax purposes?  If so, TripLog might be for you.  You can track vehicle mileage using GPS.  It will auto start when moving more than 5 mph.

Job Search — Run by Indeed, one of the top leading companies in job search services, the Job Search app allows you to search over 15 million job openings in 50 different countries. Upload your resume, keep track of your favorite listings, and even track which jobs you’ve applied for.

Square Register — This app offers a simple solution for businesses wanting to accept credit and debit card payments. Simply order the free card reader, plug it into your device, download the app, and start accepting payments on-the-go.

Evernote — As an editor’s choice app, the Evernote note-taking app can’t go overlooked. It’s perhaps one of the best productivity apps on the market to keep you in touch with everything business and personal, and with new tools like handwriting and note linking, it’s better than ever.

Quickoffice — Create and edit Microsoft and Google documents on-the-go.



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FXGuru – Add special effects to your movies on your phone.  Several effects are free and others are available via in-app purchases.

Geocaching – Think of this as a real-life treasure hunting game.  Players sign up at the app’s website and can choose a nearby geocache to find using their phone’s GPS.

SlingPlayer – If you have a Slingbox, you can now use this app to watch your TV from your Android device.

Police Scanner Radio Scanner -  Listen to police scanners around the world.  More are being added all of the time.

Talking Tom Cat 2 – Interact with a virtual cat named Tom.  Dress him up to look like different professions.  Pet his belly, pull his tail, talk to him, and more.  Record videos and share them on YouTube.

Vine — Vine offers a simple way to share life in motion. Upload short looping videos and share them with your friends. You can edit your videos on the spot and then share them on Facebook and Twitter.

SongKick Concerts — Keep up with your favorite bands and get alerts when they’re coming to town. Get personalized data for your favorite bands or browse through all local and worldwide events.

DISH Anywhere — Take your favorite TV shows with you and watch live or recorded programs at anytime, anywhere. You can also control your home’s DVR with the app, which is available to DISH subscribers.

Netflix — Stay connected with your favorite online streaming service on-the-go.



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Temple Run 2 – This sequel is a fun swipe game that has you helping your character get away from temple spirits after he or she robs the temple.  Swipe different directions to avoid obstacles and turn and collect coins to buy upgrades. Also check out the original TempleRun, TempleRun: Brave, and TempleRun: Oz.

Candy Crush Saga – This is an addictive match-3 puzzle game.

4 Pics 1 Word – Figure out what each of four pictures have in common.  This is a simple, yet highly addictive, game.

Ruzzle -  Ruzzle is a word game where you and an opponent compete to find the most words out of a set by swiping your finger over the letters.

Vector – This is an arcade style game where you are running away from “Big Brother.”  Vault, slide, and climb your way to freedom.

Dots — Connect as many dots as possible in 60 seconds in this addictive game.

Pet Rescue Saga — From the makers of Candy Crush Saga, Pet Rescue Saga has over 150 million downloads, making it one of the top grossing Android apps. Save your pets by matching two or more blocks of the same color.

Clash of Clans — Lead your clan to victory in this epic combat strategy game, where you can battle against thousands of other online players.

Subway Surfers — Escape from the Inspector and his dog as you race through the subway and dodge oncoming trains in this action-packed game.



pinterest android app

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Pinterest – Pin images from the Web or your camera to share with others.

Circle – This social app helps you find and connect with people physically near you with similar interests.

Tumblr – This is a blog app that lets users post any type of media, save drafts, queue posts, and manage multiple blogs.

ooVoo Video Call – Here is an app that allows you to participate in video chats.  Up to 12 people can chat at once and it’s free!

Skout – Skout is a global network for meeting new people, near you or around the world. Promote your profile and earn points to unlock premium features.

Google+ — Now with over 300 million active monthly users on the social media site, the Google+ app can no longer go overlooked. Follow friends and influencers, join communities, and automatically back up your photos and videos at full resolution.

LinkedIn — LinkedIn is the best social network around for business professionals, but it’s also an exceptional tool for landing jobs. Build your professional network, join groups, and search for jobs all from one app.

Snapchat — With over 30 million active users, Snapchat is a great app for goofing off with friends even when they’re far away. Snap a photo, add a caption, and send it to your friends.

Instagram — Upload photos and videos from your device, customize them, and share them with your friends.



TripIt Android app

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FlightAware Flight Tracker – Track flights and delays in real-time.  Also get alerts on flight delays.

Find Me Glutten Free – With more and more people becoming allergic to gluten, this app will help them find gluten-free restaurants while traveling.

Restaurants and Menus – Find menus from anywhere in the world and call the restaurants from the app.

TripIt Travel organizer – Keep your travel plans in one app and access the details whenever you need them.  Other features include sharing your trip plans, syncing with your calendar, and getting local weather forecasts no matter where you are.

BackCountry Navigator pro – Use your phone as an off-road GPS with topographical maps.  This can be used for activities such as hiking, hunting, and backpacking.

Hipmunk — This app makes it easy to make travel plans by sorting through hotel, travel, and car rental deals. Plus, you can use the app to book last-minute hotel rooms.

Scout GPS Navigation & Traffic — Enjoy a quicker, more stress-free commute with this traffic app. It gives you real-time traffic data to help calculate the best route.

Stay.com Guides, Offline Maps — Create your entire travel itinerary for 150 different cities straight from this app, which gives you recommendation on where to stay, dine, shop, and visit.

Gogobot Travel—Use this app to plan your next vacation or to search for nearby attractions while you’re traveling. The app features over 60,000 destinations!



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Eurosport.com – This is an app that lets you keep up with everything going on in European sports.

Fishing – Here is a tool for freshwater fishing that analyzes the weather, sun and moon positions, moon phase, and other things to determine where fish will be located, how active they are and what lures and baits to use.

Ski & Snow Report – Get up to date information on ski and snow conditions at more than 2000 ski areas around the world.  It also includes trail maps and can locate nearby ski areas and has reports from other users.

UFC TV – Watch UFC events on your phone.  Also view fighter profiles, weigh-ins, and press conferences.

NHL Game Center – This official app features up to date information and scoring from the NHL.  It also includes player profiles.

Team Stream — This app helps you stay on top of your favorite sports news and scores. Plus, the app is social so you can easily share updates with your friends.

Youth Sports Team Management — Make your coaching or sports management life easier with this simple app that lets you keep track of your schedule, roster, photos, messages, and payments. Plus, you can notify your teammates of last-minute changes straight from the app.

Turkey Hunting Calls — Who says hunting isn’t a sport? The Turkey Hunting Calls app helps lure the game in with 12 different calls.

Coach’s Eye Free — Capture video of your teammates, and then slow down the footage to analyze and improve your game.

Healthcare and Fitness


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Zombies, Run! – This is a cool running simulation game where you run to get away from zombies chasing you.  As you run, you collect supplies automatically for use at your base when you get back home.

Noom Weight Loss Coach – Get daily tasks to help you be healthier.  Track how you’re doing and log food and exercise.  It even includes a built-in pedometer to track your activity automatically during the day.

Recipes by Ingredients – This lets a user search for recipes based on certain ingredients, allergies, calories, or servings. It’s a great way to find healthy recipes based on items you already have on-hand.

Workout Trainer – This features free and premium workout programs with step by step audio, photo, and video instructions.

Calorie Counter pro – Scan barcodes and track your calories, exercise, and weight.

Jillian Michaels Slim Down — Ever wish you could have TV’s toughest trainer by your side 24/7? Now you can. This app help you stay in shape with exercises, tips straight from Jillian, and a diet and fitness journal.

Lose It! — Lose it! helps you stay on track of your diet. Keep a food journal, make goals, and share your goals and achievements with your friends.

Web MD — Gain 24/7 access to the best medical advice on the web.

FitBit — Connect your FitBit device to the app to track your steps, distance, and calories burned throughout the day. You can also log your food and track your goals.



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Google Currents – This is an app from Google that delivers breaking stories and free updates from publishers such as Forbes, PBS, and TechCrunch.

News360 – This app learns what you like and don’t like and finds news articles and blog posts that are relevant to you.

Pocket – This is a bookmarking app that lets you save items from the Web that you want to view later with a simple button press.

Lotto Results – This gives you quick access to the latest state lottery results in the US so you no longer have to look them up online or sit by the TV waiting on results.

NPR News – Read or listen to the latest stories from NPR stations.  Just enter your zip code to listen to your local NPR station live.

AP Mobile — The Associated Press app is perhaps the best for staying on top of breaking news. The app curates contents from top news sources like The Chicago Sun-Times and The Boston Globe so you never miss a thing. Plus, you can save stories to read them offline.

Digg — Keep up with your favorite blogs and websites by subscribing to their RSS feed. Organize your feeds into folders, save stories, and share your favorites on social media.

Feedly — Stop hunting down your news! With Feedly you can organize your favorite websites and stay updated on recent news from one location.

AccuWeather — Keep up to date with everything weather, from severe weather warnings to customizable lifestyle forecasts, including alerts for allergy conditions.



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Ancestry – Interact with your Ancestry.com family trees or build a new one.  Add and edit family members and perform research to find more.

Goodreads – Keep records of books you’ve read and enter them quickly by scanning their barcodes.  This is basically a social network for people who like to read.  You can also find book reviews and add your own.

Bible – Read different versions of the Bible with this app. Add highlights, bookmarks, and public or private notes.

Talking Translator/Dictionary – Speak a sentence and hear a translation in the language of your choice. This could be a great app for travelers.

Audiobooks – Listen to 2800 classic books, all for free.

Wikipedia — When you need to learn something quickly, Wikipedia is a great source. With it on your Android device, you can save pages to read later, search articles, and share your favorites.

Google Translate — Speak, type, write, or take a picture to translate between over 80 languages.

Urban Dictionary — Look up definitions for any word, including slang terms, all created by the user community.

Great Motivational Quotes — Gain access to over 1,000 motivational quotes, and even Tweet the quotes straight from the app.



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Spotify – Listen to music and the radio anywhere.  Save songs you like with a tap.

SoundHound – This identifies songs you sing or hum.  Lyrics scroll while the song plays.

Smart Voice Recorder – This app features high quality, long time sound recording with silence skips.  Record meetings, notes to yourself, or even overnight snoring.

VEVO – Watch music videos whenever you want on VEVO.

Magic Piano – Have fun playing songs on your phone by touching the beams of light. You can sign up to access a database of tunes to play, and feel like you’re playing the piano in seconds even if you’ve never done it before.

Songza — Stop struggling to find the perfect beat to fit your mood. With the Songza app, you can discover the right music for each moment of your life. Plus, it’s free with no listening limit! This app was named one of Google Play’s “Editor Choice” apps.

SoundCloud — Listen to new music wherever you are for free!

iHeartRadio — Listen to your favorite live radio stations with this app. Don’t have any favorites? Create your own commercial-free custom music station.

Music Volume EQ — Improve your device’s sound quality with this simple-to-tweak app.

Original Post: Here is our original list of the best Android apps, posted in 2010.



Need an App to help you with business-related tasks? Check these out.

1.    Tasker – The ultimate automation app for Android, this app allows one to set conditions (time of day, orientation of phone, use of a particular app) under which apps launch or close. You can also edit volume levels, switch sounds on or off, and more. Includes many other automatic features.

2.    Documents to Go – View Word and Excel files on your Android device.  For $14.99, a key can be purchased that unlocks create/edit functionality.

3.    BumpTake any two phones that have this app, bump them together, and swap contact information without a single button press. It doesn’t get any easier to share information than this.

4.    Maps - The Maps app is so dead useful that it alone can be considered worth the purchase of an Android device.  The new navigation feature removes the need for a GPS Unit, or subscription to your carrier’s navigation app.

5.    Currency - Up-to-date exchange rate info for just about every type of currency used in international markets today. A must for anyone going international.

6.    You Keep Your Money – A collection of apps that keep track of expenses. It shows them as graphs for easy analysis.

7.    Fake-a-Call- Great for getting out of a meeting gone too long.  Set up a call to go off at a given time, and your phone fakes the call for you to conveniently step out and answer.

8.    Google Voice – The best VoIP app on Android is — surprise — from Google.  This feature-packed app boasts number consolidation, text notification, voicemail transcriptions and several other bullet points.

9.    Dropbox – Quickly becoming one of the new must-haves for the tech-savvy, this app allows you to store and share files through your Dropbox account from your phone.

10.    It’s About Time – Track your finances from your device, if you’re a Quickbooks user.  Easy integration between Quickbooks Online is one of the big draws of this app.



Some Apps are just plain fun. Here are the top 10 entertaining Apps.

1.    Ringdroid – A neat little app that lets you slice mp3s on your SD card into custom ringtones.  Eliminates the need for all those annoying ringtone apps clogging up the market.

2.   MP3 Music Download – Don’t have the song you’re looking for?  Must resort to a tone search engine?  This is the one — it eliminates as much hassle and fluff from the experience as possible.

3.    Movies – This is a Flixster-powered movie info app.  Simple to navigate, it features what’s playing, local showtimes, reviews, and even the ability to purchase tickets through the app.

4.    Solo – The first guitar app on Android to actually get it right and work well.  There’s a free, limited version as well, which drops multi-touch support as well as a chunk of the chord library.  $3.95.

5.    IMDb – Put all those questions and disagreements about who played who in what TV show/movie to rest with this app.  It creates an attractive and easy-to-use wrapper for IMDb.com, putting the site at the touch of a button.

6.    DirectTV- While only useful if you have DirectTV, this app is a good proof of concept: it allows the user to control their DVR from anywhere.  Forget to set up some shows to record tonight?  Sudden change of plans have you out of the house?  This can help.

7.    Caller ID Faker – Obviously meant for prank calls, this app features the ability to spoof a different number to your target’s caller ID.  The unfortunate bit about this app is its two minute limit on free calls, but it’s an excellent start to the idea.

8.    Steamy Window – Talk about a fun little time waster.  Blow into the mic of your phone to steam up the screen, and wipe it off by touch.

9.    Backgrounds – The only background gallery app worth mentioning.  If you don’t have any pictures that you’d particularly care to set as a BG, this 10,000+ background app is for you.

10.    Useless Facts – Another fun time waster.  Interesting, quirky, and offbeat true facts, served up at random.



Move over Nintendo. These Apps turn your Android into the best personal gaming system around.

1.    Angry Birds – Physics based action and strategy, involving angry little birds and the pigs they came to get revenge on.  Destroy the pigs’ towers using the birds’ unique abilities, logic, and force.

2.    Robo Defense – The epitome of a tower defense game on Android.  Large maps, achievements, great graphics, and responsive gameplay have made it one of the most popular games on the platform.

3.    Fruit Ninja – Who knew that slicing up fruit could be so fun?  This hit iPhone game, now available for Android, will have you asking that question repeatedly.

4.    Alchemy – Combine the four basic elements (earth, air, water, fire) and their products to create more than 200 different new elements.  With a sometimes logical, sometimes bent sensibility, this game will have you captivated.

5.   Bubble Blast 2 – A game that involves clicking on bubbles to remove them, and setting up chain reactions.  Think Bejeweled, minus all the trademarks and gems.

6.    Wordfeud Free – Android’s answer to Words with Friends.  A fun little multiplayer crossword app that allows you to play with friends or strangers.

7.    Live Hold ‘em – The best live poker app in the Market.  Allows you to play with users on Facebook or other Android devices. Just don’t bet!

8.    Solitaire – What would a computing platform be without a solitaire suite?  Simple and lightweight, this app has four common solitaire games to get you through whatever boring moment you’re facing.

9.   Toss It- Tossing paper into trash cans.  Sounds exciting, eh?  You’d be surprised how addictive it gets, if you haven’t tried out a game like this already.

10.    Air Control – Guide aircraft safely down to the landing strip by drawing flight patterns for them, while avoiding crashes between planes.

Social Networking


Facebook, Twitter, MySpace… regardless of your chosen platform, the name of the game is staying connected. Here are the best Apps to do just that.

1.   Tweetcaster – The best Twitter app currently on the Market, with all the features one would expect. Share your thoughts in about 140 characters.

2.    Facebook – The world’s largest social networking site’s official app.  Comes pre-installed on most Android devices.

3.    Foursquare- We’re not talking about the traditional ball game. This location-based game that allows you to earn points for letting people know where you’re at in the world.

4.    TweetDeck – A mobile browser that combines functionality for Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare.  The standalone apps do what they do better than this one does, but if you’d prefer to have them all in one place, this is your app.

5.    HeyTell- Turn any Android phone into a Push-to-Talk phone with this app.  Send a short PTT message, encrypted, with the option of location, to other HeyTell users over 3G/4G/WiFi.

6.    Bump- Take any two phones that have this app, bump them together, and swap contact information without a single button press. Seriously one of the coolest concepts we’ve found.

7.    Myspace Mobile – the first big breakthrough of social networking may be on its way out, but if you’re still a regular user, this is the official app for mobile use of the site.

8.    Picasa Tool Pro – A functional, well-built app for users of photo sharing service Picasa. And Picasa is one of the best ways to share and manage photos.



Hitting the road? The following Apps will make your trip a bit easier.

1. Maps – An absolute no-brainer, the up-to-date maps and Navigation beta feature completely obselete the concept of a GPS unit.  No Android user should be without it.

2. Street View on Google Maps – A nifty add-on to Maps that lets you get Street View from anywhere on the map. Essential when you;re out in the “real world.”

3. GasBuddy – Comprehensive, up-to-date gas prices are what this app is all about, allowing you to find the cheapest fuel in your area.  Very useful for the budget-conscious traveler.

4. Yelp – A massive database of reviews, info, and opinions on all the places to eat, sleep, and play.  The ability to write one’s own reviews is a plus.

5. Kayak Flight and Hotel Search – Probably the best hotel/flight booker on a mobile platform, right now.  Easy to use, reliable, and the rates aren’t bad.

6. Car Locator – Tag your car’s location when parking in a large lot, and find it again later with minimal hassle and GPS accuracy.  Not too great in parking garages, unfortunately, but open-air parking is what this app was made for.

7. Currency – Not quite as important to the traveler as the businessman, but still dead useful.  Exchange rates for nearly every currency in the world.

8. Urbanspoon- When you can’t decide where to eat, this app is here to help.  It suggests places to try out, and features favorites and wishlists in order to better tailor your experience with the app.

9. Trapster – This app will alert you when you approach known police speed traps, red light cameras, and speed cameras.  Throw in 5 million regular users constantly updating the database, and you’ve got a dead useful app.

10. Happy Hours – An app designed with the drink and food specials in mind.  This app alerts the user to the best local deals at bars and restaurants.



Do you live and breathe football, baseball, or basketball? Maybe another sport like MMA? Then you need to get your hands on some of these Apps.

1.   ESPN Scorecenter – Keep updated on all the latest scores with ESPN’s incredibly comprehensive coverage of every sporting event known to man.

2.    Live Scores – Much simpler and more stripped-down than ESPN’s offering, Live Scores is a just-the-facts app for those who want numbers and no flashy designs.

3.    MMA News – MMA is hot. Period. This is the most popular and highest quality MMA news aggregator currently available, for those who love their fights.

4.    NBA Game Time – With the 2010-2011 season gearing up, now is the perfect time to pick up the NBA’s official scores and news app.

5.    Skydroid Golf GPS – This app turns your phone into a GPS based rangefinder, perfect for club selection on that next tricky shot. Golf just turned more science.

6.   Yahoo! Fantasy Football – Fantasy football has exploded. Here’s the web’s #1 fantasy football community by numbers comes to Android in the form of this functional, light app.

7.    NFL Sunday Ticket – Another DirectTV based app with a good concept.  With a subscription to DTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket package, this app allows live streaming of any and every game being played at the moment.

Healthcare & Fitness


Technology isn’t just for the lazy couch potato. Use these Apps to stay healthy.

1.    Instant Heart Rate – This app measures your heart rate with only a finger over the camera.  Pretty nifty, and accurate enough for such a gimmicky application.

2.    CardioTrainer – An app to track walking, running, biking, and other activities.  Keeps track of distance, time, calories burned, and maps the route taken with GPS.

3.    Lightning Bug – A sleep machine app with a decent collection of different sounds.  Perfect for those who need a little white noise to sleep to—including babies.

4.    Calorie Counter by FatSecret – Keeping track of your calorie intake has never been so easy.  Searchable databases and a barcode scanner make it easy to quickly input your meals.

5.    Sleep Bot Tracker Log – Exactly what it says on the tin – a sleep tracker.  Allows you to not only track how much sleep you’re getting a night, but your total sleep debt overall.

6.    Baby ESP – Being a new parent is stressful. This app allows you to track your baby’s needs. It even predicts when you can best to address those needs.

7.    First Aid- Plenty of information on first aid for dozens of different situations.  Easy to use, and quick — very important in certain emergency situations. Remember, no one expects accidents to happen. Be prepared.

8.    Favorite Recipes – Don’t know what to cook? Search recipes by name, ingredients, keywords, and categories. An excellent pocket cookbook.

9.    PillReminder – An app version of what women have been doing with their cellphone alarms already for years, this app is basically a birth control reminder. And from the looks of the comments, very effective.

10.    Mindfulness Bell – Quite the interesting concept – this app rings a bell periodically during the day, at which point the user is to think about what they are doing and their current mindset.  Reportedly, this is very good for mental health and de-stressing.



The days of newspapers and the evening news are long gone. With these apps, stay up to date on everything that’s going on in the world around you.

1.    The Weather Channel – This App has a great interface with simple and low-resource widgets. Also get up-to-the-minute weather information make this app a must-have.

2.    Engadget – This is the dedicated reader for Engadget. It’s the definitive source for news and reviews on gadgets and technology.

3.   USA Today – The latest news, scores, and weather from USA Today.  A great way to keep aware of what’s happening in the world at large.

4.    CNET News – More tech news, but from the decidedly differently-flavored teams at CNET.  Very slick, pretty interface on this one.

5.   BBC News – The BBC’s top headlines and stories in a convenient package. It’s easy to use and read.

6.    HuffingtonPost.com – Keep on top of the Huffington Post’s provocative and informative reporting with this app. Not your average news here, Ladies and Gentlemen.

7.   reddit is fun – An easy to use shell for reddit.com, taking all the hassle out of using mobile web to browse the site. Just open it up, read, and vote.

8.    NY Times – The New York Times in a simple, compact app. No need to explain this, right?

9.    Voter Map – More of a discussion of the news than news itself, but with midterms just finishing, this app connects politically active minds to one another quite beautifully.

10.    World Newspapers – Top News - An aggregator collecting news stories from all the major US news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, as well as many non-US papers/magazines, and web content.  Great for an all-in-one solution to your news, though the standalone apps for each source look prettier.



Looking for information? Here are the top 10 Apps for finding and viewing it.

1.    Google Sky Map – One of the coolest things to come out of Google labs, this app overlays a map of the night sky on wherever the camera is facing, showing you what stars you’re looking at (or would be, in case of daytime).

2.    Aldiko Book Reader- Currently the most successful e-reader on Android, with tens of thousands of texts to choose from.  Must-have for literary types. Remember readers are leaders.

3.   Kindle for Android – Bringing the Amazon Kindle’s entire library to the Android userbase. That’s like 700,000 texts.

4.    Dictionary.com – An app wrapper for Dictionary.com, this turns it from a website into a pocket dictionary.  Useful and quick.

5.    Wikidroid- Wikipedia in a more attractive format for mobile devices, with all the functionality of the actual site ported into the menus. The best destination for any random knowledge you could ever want.

6.    United States Constitution – The full text of the Constitution, for review or edification. You’d be surprised how many people have no clue what it says.

7.    Wolfram Alpha – The computational knowledge engine that was a minor internet firestorm not too long ago is now available in a convenient app.

8.    Audible for Android – Audible, the Internet’s leading provider of digital audiobooks, presents its library for listening pleasure in this app.

9.    How to Tie a Tie – Now let’s be honest, nobody is going to need this app for more than one special occasion, or maybe their first week at a job that requires a tie.  But it performs its function.



Who needs the radio when you have an Android? Check out your options for listening to music below.

1.    Pandora Radio – The absolute best music app of all time.  Customizable radio stations, tailored to your tastes by you.

2.    Last.fm – Between Pandora-style stations, the social networking aspect of Last.fm, and the ability to scrobble plays to your Last.fm profile, this app is a fun total package for those wanting to be more sociable with their music.

3.    TuneIn Radio- Listen to radio streams that have jumped on board with TuneIn, from local to syndicated to internet broadcasts. Just download and “tune in!”

4.    Ringdroid – A neat little app that lets you slice mp3s on your SD card into custom ringtones.  Eliminates the need for all those annoying ringtone apps clogging up the market.

5.    Shazam – An app that puts an end to wondering what song you’re hearing on the radio.  The app listens to the song, analyzes it, and reports back with the title and artist, as well as links to info and places to purchase.

6.    Winamp- Still in beta, Winamp’s mobile incarnation far outclasses any of the stock Music players that come packaged with Android builds.  Highly recommended as a main music player.

7.   TuneWiki Social Media Player – another music player that beats the stock application, with a twist: this one searches and displays the lyrics of a given song karaoke style as the song plays.

8.    Album Art Grabber Free – A tool that grabs album art for the music loaded on your SD card.  Not essential, but sure does make things prettier when combined with Winamp.

9.    Uloops Music Composer – A loop-based music composition program with a vibrant and talented community.  There’s a bit of a learning curve to using it, but this is probably the best way to make music on a mobile platform seen yet.

Which Apps have you downloaded? Are there any you think should be added to this list? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Edit: Please also check our post on Best iPhone Apps.