Android apps of the day [July 5, 2012]

Today’s Apps

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Android has over 450,000 apps. With so many apps out there, app discovery (aka finding new and useful apps) is extremely difficult. With our Android Apps of the Day initiative, dotTech aims to change that. Everyday we post three apps, allowing our readers to discover new apps, daily. Enjoy! [Subscribe to our Android section to never miss an article: RSS Feed | E-mail]

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Apps for July 5, 2012

iFixit: Repair Manual

iFixit is a service that breaks apart devices, showing their internals and providing free repair manuals for repairing gadgets. iFixit: Repair Manual is the official iFixit app for Android; it brings those repair guides to your Android device. The app contains how-to guides for repairing thousands of gadgets; the guides are extremely easy to follow and very well detailed, with step-by-step directions accompanied with images. Supported gadgets include popular ones like iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy devices, Macbook Pro, XBox 360, and even cars like the Honda Accord; and thousands of others.

Take note currently iFixit: Repair Manual has issues with force closing on some devices. Hopefully the issue will be fixed soon.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v1.0.2

Requires: Android 2.2 and up

Download size: 3.2 MB

iFixit: Repair Manual on Play Store

Amazing Spider-Man 3D Live WP

Amazing Spider-Man 3D Live WP is a live wallpaper of Spider Man from the new movie The Amazing Spider-Man. The wallpaper shows a headshot of Spider Man with New York City in the background. As you switch between homescreen pages, the view of Spider Man is automatically panned.

If you opt to make the in-app purchase of $0.99, Spider senses will tingle when you receive a new text, a new Gmail message, and Spider Man will be able to play random sound clips from the movie. Another $0.99 will get you a Spider Man ringtone.

Price: Free, $0.99

Version discovered: v1.03

Requires: Android 2.2 and up

Download size: 10 MB

Amazing Spider-Man 3D Live WP on Play Store

Idiot Test

Ever play Moron Test? Idiot Test is a similar game. You are prompted with challenge after challenge which you must pass; some challenges are very straightforward while other challenges try to trick you. As your progress from stage to stage you get a rating, such as ‘Almost Average’ based on how well you did.

Take note this app has extremely annoying aspects to it:

  • Adobe Flash player is required.
  • Idiot Test shows ads in the notification bar.
  • Idiot Test prompts you to accept a “search monetization platform by StartApp” which adds a search icon to your homescreen and changes your browser search homepage. Be sure to hit ‘Skip’ if you don’t want to do this (which you probably don’t).

If you can handle the three points above, give Idiot Test a try.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v1.02

Requires: Android 1.6 and up

Download size: 298 KB

Idiot Test on Play Store

dotTechies: We have tested all the apps listed above. However, Android Apps of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new apps. Always use your best judgement when downloading apps, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing paid apps, if applicable.

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