Got apps? We do, and we love to share them with you. The market continues to grow, but we all know that it can add a bit of confusion to finding apps. Hit the break with us while we take a look at some of our favorites again.
Jason Bauman - SketchBook Pro ($4.99)
Are you a talented artist looking for an app that will let you sketch from your shiny tablet? I am not an artist, but I still love to sketch so I picked up Sketchbook Pro a few weeks ago and I'm really enjoying it. It's a feature-rich sketch application, complete with multiple brush types, layers, and the ability to detect "pen pressure" if you use a capacitive stylus. As you can tell from my pitiful attempts, it won't make you a great artist, but it's still a lot of fun to play around with and it has the options there if someone with more talent than me wishes to utilize them. The app is $4.99, but a free version, Sketchbook Express, is also in the market if you want to try it out for a bit before buying the full version. [Market Link]
Alex Dobie - SpeedX 3D (Free / $1.50)
SpeedX 3D is an Android game that's been around for a while, but over the past few months it's been updated with new content and features, including stereoscopic 3D support for phones like the HTC EVO 3D, LG Optimus 3D and LG Thrill 4G. The premise is relatively simple -- SpeedX is an accelerometer-controlled tunnel racer which tasks players to make it to the end of a series of courses without hitting the colored blocks on the track. Later stages up the challenge by increasing speed, throwing in blackouts and unraveling the track. Additional replay value is provided in the form of challenge and survival modes, along with OpenFeint support, which allows you to track your progress compared to your friends'. SpeedX is available for free with ad support, or as a paid download costing around $1.50, which removes the ads and enables the stereoscopic 3D option. [Market Link]
Richard Devine - Pocketcasts ($2.81)
I listen to a lot of podcasts. Most of my days entail getting up, getting in the car, and spending a lot of time in the car until i get to wherever I'm working that day so i get plenty of time. Pocketcasts makes organizing your podcasts simple, and attractive and while it's a paid app, it's worth the upgrade from something like Google Listen for the bug free experience. Every time the app is launched it automatically checks for new episodes and the on board catalog has plenty of quality content, including of course the worlds greatest Android podcast for you to subscribe to in a couple of clicks. [Market Link]
Anndrew Vacca -Orbitz (Free)
Labor Day is a short two weeks away, which means you're running out of time to plan that end-of-summer weekend getaway. Instead of feverishly refreshing your browser for that sub- $200 flight, grab the Orbitz mobile app from the Android Market, free of charge. I personally think Orbitz consistently has the lowest prices of all travel sites, which makes this app a must have for bargain hunters. It offers all of the functionality of the website, with the ease of booking a hotel, flight, or car rental right on your smartphone. With an easy-to-use UI and quick access to the best travel prices, you'll be able to keep your eyes on the prize and catch that hot deal you've been waiting for all summer. [Market Link]
Foldables are finally good enough to actually spend money on
Foldable phones have come a long way in 18 months, and now with the Galaxy Z Fold 2, we have no major flaws, no shortchanged specs and no hurdles still to overcome. Now is the tipping point when foldables start to actually become worthy of your wallet.
Want an Oculus Quest 2? Here's where to buy one!
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Fitness apps and wearables are great, as long as you aren't in a wheelchair
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The best replacement bands for your 46mm Galaxy Watch
The strap included with the Galaxy Watch is fine, but these offer much more customization. Not only do these straps offer you the chance to change up the style of your watch, but you also get materials that bring added durability for a strap that can take what you throw at it.