Here we are back again to bring you, our favorite reader, another edition of some of our favorite applications. Hit the break with us as we take a look at some of them, and be sure to hop into the forums for even more great application discussion!
Jerry Hildenbrand - BlackList
If you've ever accidentally left your phone number in a screenshot on Android Central's front page, or have a crazy ex-wife, or had to switch your cell number, chances are you get your fair share of unwanted calls. Nothing can drive a sane man crazy like a phone ringing all night, and there are times when I don't want to just shut the ringer off so the kids or family can't reach me if they need to. In short, I need a call blocker app. I've tried a bunch of them, even went around with some of the other editors and writers here to try to find the best one -- I think I've found it. BlackList does everything I need it to do, from blocking numbers with no information (pesky telemarketers be gone!), using a blacklist/whitelist, and even filtering SMS messages. You've got a choice of what to do with unwanted callers, a handy widget, and even a scheduler built in to the pro version. There are a lot of these types of apps out there, and finding one that works well can be a bit of a hassle -- try the trial version of BlackList and see how it works for you. It's free (there's a pro version with more features for $2.79) and works with any phone running Android 2.0 or higher [Market Link]
Chris Parsons - J Player
While we all know Justin.tv is supposed to just be for people to broadcast themselves, often times you can view streams from around the World, be it music events, sporting events and more. Problem is, getting that access on a mobile device isn't always the easiest. For that, I use J Player which, allows me to stream any of the content on Justin.tv for free. In my case, most Arizona State University college football games are blocked out in Canada; however -- there is always someone streaming the game via Justin.tv and I can tune in on my phone or tablet and watch. J Player takes the typical Justin.tv embed code and renders it on your device, so you will need to have a phone or tablet capable of running Flash in order to use it. J Player is in the Android Market right now, for free. [Market Link]
Jared DiPane - Word Farm
Addictive games are my best friend and worst enemy, all at the same time. When I found Word Farm in the Android Market I was instantly intrigued by the concept, so I had to download it. The idea behind it is simple, touch the tiles to spell as many words as quickly as you can, scoring you points. Sure, it may seem quite basic but it gets addictive, real quick. Playing one round turns into five, and soon you realize you have played hundreds of games and spent hours spelling words and racing the time. The game is free, there are 55 challenges, 11 power ups and tons of fun to be had, so hop into the Android Market and download a copy for yourself today! [Market Link]
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