Sunday, April 15, 2012

TrustGo Ad Detector

Previously I've highlighted "Air Push", an intrusive technology that puts ads in your notification bar. And I've highlighted several apps that can scan for such intruders. 

Let me introduce a new one, TrustGo Ad Detector.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/trustgo-ad-detector/com.trustgo.addetector

It scans all the apps, then list the apps on potential ways it can cost you, such as make calls, send SMS, push ads to your phone, and so on.

Previously I was using Lookout Labs Ad Detector.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/lookout-ad-network-detector/com.lookout.addetector

However, this one crashes on my Moto Droid Bionic, whereas TrustGo's work fine. So that one's gone, and I'm using this one.
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Android Keyboard Shootout has been updated, and keyboard added!

Added new keyboards (TIO Keyboard, and many others) to the comparo. There are some interesting ones out there!

http://kschang.hubpages.com/hub/Android-Softkeyboard-Shootout-which-input-method-should-you-use

Cut the Rope (game)

Cut the Rope
Cut the Rope (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Cut the Rope is a cute puzzle where the objective is to "drop" a candy to feed the cute alien critter by cutting ropes at different times, while hitting different "stars". There is timing involved, and there are "hazards" that will break the candy along the way. Still, it is non-violent, cute, and does tax your brain.

Try the demo, and pay for the full version when you decide it is worth it.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/cut-the-rope/com.zeptolab.ctr.paid
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Bubble Birds (game)

Bubble Birds is basically a clone of Bubble Bubble, where you shoot bubbles up the screen while it slowly crowds down. Pretty boring.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/bubble-birds-(bubble-shooter)/com.divmob.doodlebubble