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[App Review] musiXmatch – Best Music Player with Lyrics

Android Play Store is full of choices and is always expanding. One similar great application is musiXmatch which has a wide range of features to replace your default music player.

musiXmatch comes in free version with ads, although ads can be removed by paying a token of thanks. It comes with various advance features besides the must have features for any Android music player.

First most important feature is Lyrics support and it does a good job in finding lyrics even for Hindi and Punjabi songs I tried, even it was able to fetch lyrics for songs with bad names and missing information. Overall these is the best lyrics supporting music player I have came across.

It also supports floating lyrics so that you can get lyrics with another music players like PowerAMP, Play Music, etc along with option for lockscreen. It can also fix song meta data and album art making your music library more beautiful.

Theres also shazam like music ID feaature, Lyrics Cast through Chromecast, Karoke, and Android Wear support too. Overall these is one in all feature packed Android Music Player and if lyrics is your requirement these is probably best Music Player to support lyrics.

musiXmatch Music Player Lyrics
253,312 ratings
Offers in-app purchases
by musiXmatch
10,000,000 – 50,000,000 downloads

    Facebook’s Slingshot app now available to all

    Facebook after introducing Slingshot last week in the US, has launched it now to all Android users.  It can be downloaded for free from Google Play.

    Get it on Google Play
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    Slingshot team wrote in a blog post,

    Since we launched last week, we’ve heard from lots of people around the world who are excited to give Slingshot a try. Starting today, we’re expanding our initial launch and making Slingshot available internationally

    Slingshot team also mentioned

    With Slingshot, we wanted to build something where everybody is a creator and nobody is just a spectator. When everyone participates, there’s less pressure, more creativity and even the little things in life can turn into awesome shared experiences. This is what Slingshot is all about

    Official app features:

    • Keep up with friends: To unlock a feed of shots from friends, sling them a shot whenever you have something to share
    • Send a quick reply: After unlocking a shot, respond with your reaction
    • Enjoy it while it lasts: Once you swipe a shot away, it’ll no longer be viewable
    • Get creative: Express yourself with captions and drawings
    • Look when you want: View unlocked shots later if you’re busy

    Cerberus anti theft to locate your phone and recover data after loosing your phone!!

    Most of the time people loose their phone and they can’t find it ever again but with Cerebrus you can be amazed how your phone might return to you even after being stolen.

    Get it on Google Play

    Cerebrus is the most powerful Anti Theft application for Android as its almost impossible for a small time thief to just wipe away and swap SIM to use the stolen phone. Cerebrus has SIM change feature which will enable the data connection and lock all important area once a new SIM is entered moreover will send SMS to your known persona and you can locate your device using loud alarm and GPS.

    Moreover its fairly simple to operate from PC as well. Cerebrus will prevent the theif from wiping data and will record Audio and Capture snaps from front camera of theif and even if you can’t locate your device after all this trouble you can still wipe you data keeping your important data safe.

    So if you are a frequent traveler in Public transit and crowded places its a must and for all the people who fear someday their precious phone will be stolen away they must download these app instantly for peace of mind.

    Official Description
    Get it on Google Play

    Cerberus is a complete anti-theft application, the best protection you can get to recover your misplaced, lost or stolen Android device. This is a free trial for one week, then you can buy a lifetime license for a small price (2.99€) from within the application: no monthly or yearly fees, just a one-time payment. License is associated to your Cerberus account, if you have multiple devices you can use all of them (up to 5) with the same account.

    It has three ways to protect your device:

    – Remote control through the website http://www.cerberusapp.com

    – Remote control via text messages

    – SIM Checker (for devices that have a SIM card): you will automatically receive alerts if someone uses your phone with an unauthorized SIM card

    Remote control allows you to perform many operations on your device, like:

    – Locate and track it

    – Start a loud alarm, even if the device is set to silent mode

    – Wipe the internal memory and the SD card

    – Hide Cerberus from the app drawer

    – Lock the device with a code

    – Record audio from the microphone

    – Get a list of last calls sent and received

    – Get information about network and operator the device is connected to

    – And much more!

    Cerberus automatically enables GPS if it is off when you try to localize your device (only on Android < 2.3.3) and you can protect it from unauthorized uninstalling – more info in the app configuration.

    The app works even if the device does not have an internet connection thanks to remote control by sms messages. Also, the SIM Checker feature allows you to know the new number to send texts to, if the SIM card is changed. Texts received and sent for Cerberus remote control will not start any notification and will not appear in the Messages application.

    Cerberus does not drain the battery because there is no background service running: it will activate only if there is a remote control request and will stop afterwards.

    More features for rooted devices: complete uninstall protection (a thief will be able to delete Cerberus only by flashing another ROM), GPS auto-enabling even on Android > 2.3.3. More info on the website in the Help section.

    If you already bought SIM Checker Pro you can have Cerberus at a discounted price, contact us for information.

    Whatsapp Plus- More Goodies and Features in the world’s best Instant Messenger

    Whatsapp has grown like anything by eclipsing most social network over the course of 4 years and they are now part of world biggest social network i.e Facebook. Whatsapp Plus is the enhanced version of original Whatsapp application with various tweaks and benefits.

    What Does Whatsapp Offer?

    • Unlimited Text, Audio, Image or Video Messeges
    • Seamless User Interface
    • Simple and Easy to use
    What Does Whatsapp Plus Offer?
    • All the features of Whatsapp
    • Enhanced Customisation with themes support
    • More Emojis from Trolls faces to others.
    • Hide Online Status though require an in-app purchase and lots more
    HOW  TO INSTALL  WHATSAPP PLUS :

    1. First backup your conversations by pressing Option button
    2.  Go to Settings>Chat settings>Backup Conversations
    3. Then Uninstall Older Whatsapp & Install Only Whatsapp+ apk
    4. Click Agree & Continue
    5. If you have BACKED UP your chats then there should be Restore Button , Press It(If you Don’t get restore button then install original whatsapp from play store , do verification process and then chat with 1-2 person again backup and then uninstall it again install apk that i given to you there will definitely get RESTORE button)
    6. Wait it might take some long
    7. Press Continue and then
    8. Enjoy Whatsapp+
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    Catch IPL 7 2014 live action with Star Sports Mobile App

    Get it on Google PlayIPL is one of the best time pass for every Indian cricket fans with lots of crackling innings and glamour IPL is pure entertainer. IPL is surely great but when we are away from television how to watch IPL these time there’s a robust application to catch all IPL moments live at the mobility of your hands.

    Star Sports along with Gocricket has made sure every Indian watches IPL on the go. Star Sports will provide Live Match scores, Live Stream of Match, Highlights Videos, Sneak Peaks and lot more. IPL is surely a great way to get through summer vacations for students and on the go IPL will definitely bring more viewers to IPL as people can watch IPL while in office, Shops and possibly everywhere subject to availability of Internet connectivity.

    So what are you guys waiting for download Star Sports Official App and catch all the IPL action on the go.

    Loader Droid download manager Review – Best Download Manager

    Android has an app for everything you want and the application we are reviewing today is one of them. Loader Droid is a download manager which increases the download speed by multi threaded downloads and has many other functions which we will find out in our review.

    Loader Droid has a minimalistic interface with only useful set of actions on front and is very simple and easy to use. Download from any browsers can be routed to Loader Droid as Android OS ask you to select a download options from various browser or download manager you may have preinstalled.

    Loader Droid supports download pause, resume and even you can change the download link if your older download link has expired. Auto Pausing of downloads when connection is lost is another great feature as sometimes it can be very handy in case of urgent work. Loader Droid is Internet Download Manager of Android Smartphones as it has most of the features that makes Internet Download Manager the best download manager on PC.

    Loader Droid comes in ad-supported version for free however you can say goodbye to ads by downloading the license key for just 2$.

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    Free
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    License Key 2$

    Five Best Browsers On Android for making your Internet experience delightful

    Yesterday we took a look on Top 5 Android Video Players and today we discuss some of the best Android Web Browsers. Stock Android Web Browser was very advanced but with introduction of Chrome it was gradually replaced by it. Chrome is the World’s most used Web Browser and its from Google. So lets find out the Top 5 Web Browsers and today we won’t be ranking as one way or other most people have their favorites in case of browser due to their preferences.

    #Chrome for Android

    Get it on Google PlayChrome is one of the best browser with a single bar at top for URL and Search. It also can excellent tab interface and is quiet easy to use. One can easily swap tabs just by sliding fingers on URL bar. Private aka Incognito browsing is also present on Chrome and easy syncing of all your bookmarks from PC version to your phone is another major advantage.

    Though Chrome is very good browser it takes lots of resources moreover it struggles on low end devices and as Google moved to WebM and HTML5 there is no support for flash on droid version.

    #Dolphin Browser

    Get it on Google PlayDolphin Browser is one of the most functional and oldest browser on Android. It supports lots of plugins and makes the work easier. It runs on same webkit version as stock android browser so functionality remains same and it does support flash but adobe has pulled Adobe Flash Player from Play Store but you can always sideload apps on Android. Dolphin browser has neat and clean interface and has tabs like chrome desktop on smartphones too making it real easy to switch tabs.

    On the negative dolphin browser is bundled with various services you would find unuseful and takes it isn’t the fastest browser on                                                       Android.

    #Opera and Opera Mini

    Get it on Google PlayOpera and Opera Mini are different browser from same company so they are presented together. Opera Mini is data efficient web browser for faster browsing of web on slow and limited data connection. Thats it about it as its not full fledged version like all other browsers.

    Opera Browser on the other hand is full fledged web browser with off-road mode for data saving and speedier browsing on limited or slower data connection. Interface is more similar to stock and chrome browser and it loads pages faster than all other competition though our next contender is trying to level up by each update.

    #UC Browser

    Get it on Google PlayUC Browser is amongst the few browsers to support resume and pause of download. UC Browser with server compression technique not only saves data but time and provide rich user experience. With he latest update it even got optimized to deliver higher download speed in downloads too making it the only browser to do so.

    UC Browser interface is bit cartoonish and is not that minimalistic as its competitor but it gets the job done which is more important.

    Other Mentions

    Firefox, Maxthon and Pop Up browser are worth trying.

    Which is the Best Video Player App on Android??? Here is Top 5 Video Players on Android.

    Stock Android Video Players are very capable and good but users always want more from their Smartphone than what manufacturers bundle in the package so lets find out some of the Best Video Player.

    1] Mx Player


    Undoubtedly one of the best android video player with support for almost every video codec thats present in the world, Easy to Use control, Simple user interface, subtitles support and lots more make MX Player the best android video player.

    Get it on Google PlayThere is also a lock feature so that you can hand over phone to kids and nothing gets pressed overall this is the first app I install this on every smartphone I own.

    2] Dice Player


    Get it on Google PlayDice Player is similar to MX Player but has certain added features like faster video playback just like in VLC player for PC’s though i comes second our list because MX Player UI and simplicity are more appealing.

    Overall this video player comes in rescue when I need to watch TV shows. I download them from Youtube using Tubemate and watch them at 1.3x speed which saves my time.

    3] mVideoPlayer


    Get it on Google PlaymVideoPlayer has certain flaws like it can only play the formats your device supports by default and unlike MX Player or Dice Player doesn’t have Software decoding other than these it is one fine app.



    It can look up on opensubtitles.org and IMDb for movie subitles and information respectively making your movie watching experience delightly moreover it can be themed just like VLC for PC’s.

    4] VPlayer

    Get it on Google PlayVPlayer is true MX Player alternative with similar features and interface it also is amongst the best application you can use for video playback but the main problem is it is not free and comes in a 7 days trial version while ads version of MX Player comes free. 

    If you are ok for paying for apps then these can be one of the best video player for your device.

    5] Real Player

    Get it on Google PlayIts interface is still old school Gingerbread but it certainly is one of the best All-In-One Media Player for your droid with Music Player, Radio, Video and photos in one place there’s nothing else a user can ask for.

    So these were the Top 5 video playing application on Android if you feel some other apps are more worthier then our contender do let us know through your valuable comments.

    Top 5 Android Theming Apps

    Android is the largest mobile operating system and is one the most user customization friendly. One can easily tweak their homescreen according to their likeness by adding widgets and icons of apps. What more one can create folders to group similar category apps to avoid clutter and change icons.

    Previously we brought you Top 5 android sports games and Top 5 endless running games and today we have Top 5 Android Theming apps

    1] Next Launcher 3D [Both free and paid versions at Rs. 556]

    ■ Basic Features
    – Extremely fancy 3D effect with buttery smooth experience
    – Efficient and powerful batch apps management with gestures
    – Stunning 3D screen preview with dazzling animation of screen switching
    – Keep releasing 3D Next widgets, 3D themes and live wallpapers special designed by GO Launcher Dev Team
    – Multi-select Apps to fulfill batch operation on Android launcher home
    ■ Premium Features
    – Real 3D Home Screen Transition Effects (Crystal, Cloth, Folding and more coming soon)
    – Build unique icon style by changing its size, angle, style and label (Icon Editor)
    – Combine all good parts from different themes into a single theme you really love (Theme Mix Mode)
    – See how cool your phone could be by blowing all the icons and the widgets to air space (Floating Mode)
    – Up to 8 different gestures available in home screen and app drawer
    – Enhanced shining border effects for home screen transition

    – Up to 7 rows on dock to shortcut all your favorites
    Basic version Trial app on Google Play Paid version Android app on Google Play
    2] GO Launcher EX

    ■ Free Features
    – More than 10,000 personalized themes (keep increasing)
    – Super smooth flipping and transition effects provided by 3D core
    – 25+ fancy transition effects
    – 15+ widgets available for free (weather, clock, switch, calendar…)
    – Launch apps using gestures
    ■ Pro Features
    – Multi-touch to quick access to core functions
    – 4 additional splendid transition effects

    – No sponsored messages or Ad
    Android app on Google Play
    3] Themer

    Themer also makes your phone smarter with Smart Categories that auto-categorize your apps, making them easier to find and launch. Other features include a completely customizable app drawer–white, sleek, and translucent, your theme peeks through, and full integration of Zooper Widget Pro allowing for more versatility in themes.

    “Themer feels like a magic trick.” -The New York Times
    “Themer will make your Android phone look amazing… Both attractive and functional.” -Wired
    “My phone looks better than it ever has and I didn’t even have to do anything but press a couple of buttons. If I had to recommend any application to try out right now, this would be the one.” -PhoneDog

    Features:
    – All themes are free.
    – Dozens of themes: Batman, Hello Kitty, Card UI, Nature, Breaking Bad, Star Trek, Super Mario, Space, and many more
    – Easily go back to your old homescreen–though we doubt you’ll want to!
    – All themes are customizable, or you can use them as they are.
    – Themer Actions learn your app preferences. It doesn’t matter if you’re using Pandora or Spotify for music, or WeatherBug or AccuWeather for weather. Themer will learn what you like!
    Get it on Google Play

    4] Buzz Launcher

    MULTI-WALLPAPER SCREEN
    Select different wallpaper images for each screen
    MY ICONS
    An icon editing tool is provided so you can edit and resize icons on your own. Transparent icons are also supported (Theme icon pack is to be supported)
    MULTI-GRID
    Designate different grids for each screen (up to 12×12)
    MANAGE FOLDERS
    Create folders in app drawers/Homescreen, modify folder images, and resize folders
    MANAGE APPS
    Features for viewing most frequently used apps, recently installed apps, and hiding apps
    MANAGE APP DRAWERS
    Screen design is applied to app drawers so you can manage apps by screens
    GESTURE SUPPORT
    Glide up, Glide down, Double-tap and more.
    FOLLOW FUNCTION SUPPORT
    You can follow the Buzz Launcher recommended designers, or even just introduce your friends to your page.
    PREVIEW SUPPORT

    For various view settings
    get it on goole play

    5] Nova Launcher

    Highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+
    Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is the original and most polished customizable launcher for Android 4.
    Features include:
    Color Themes
    Change the accent color of the launcher, full color picker support
    Icon Themes
    Apply ADW or Go launcher icon themes to all app icons
    Scrollable Dock (for Tablets and Phones)
    Keep all your favorite apps on the dock, with up to 7 icons per page and up to 3 pages.
    Customizable App Drawer:
      Transparency
      Scrolling style, choose between horizontal paginated or vertical continuous
    Scroll Effects
    Enjoy eye candy when scrolling your desktop and drawer. Effects include Cube and Cardstack and more for Prime users.
    Infinite Scroll
    Never be far from your favorite page, loop through your desktop continuously.
    Folder Icons
    You can chose a background, preview style or even replace the whole icon.
    Backup/Restore
    Export your settings and layout before a wipe to quickly get back up and running.
    Widgets in dock
    Add any 1×1 widget to the dock
    Widget Overlapping
    Overlap on resize or placement, long-press to send to back or bring to front
    Bulk Add
    Add multiple apps to the desktop or a folder at once
    Activities shortcut
    Select hidden activities from your favorite apps
    Import Layout
    Import your desktop layout from the default launcher or another replacement launcher.
    Get it on Google Play