44 Best (And 1 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (8/3/11 – 8/18/11)

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Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.
This is the app roundup. The game roundup from this week can be found here and the tablet app roundup here.

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Apps


TeamSpeak

TeamSpeak software enables groups of people to speak with one another over any platform or operating system. For over 10 years TeamSpeak has become among the preferred voice chat solutions for online gamers, friends and family, and small businesses world-wide. Most TeamSpeak users typically connect to their guild or clan’s TeamSpeak server to chat with fellow team mates, discuss strategy in real-time, or facilitate online events. With this app and TeamSpeak’s cross-platform design you can connect to any TeamSpeak server running on Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems and chat with users running the TeamSpeak client on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android. TeamSpeak for Android is optimized to enhance your mobile device experience and keeps you connected with your peers while you’re on-the-go.

TeamSpeak operates in a similar fashion to Ventrilo and Mumble, but not Skype. You must be connected to a TeamSpeak 3 server to communicate with other users using TeamSpeak (directly connecting to users is not possible). For a list of public servers please download the TeamSpeak client for Windows, Mac, or Linux and choose Connections > Server List or contact your clan/guild/group’s administrator for server connection information. To rent your own private server from one of our global Authorized TeamSpeak Host Providers please visit us at www.TeamSpeak.com.

FEATURES:
* Local bookmarks
* Multi-server connectivity
* Push-To-Talk (PTT) and voice activation
* Identity management
* Channel and player information
* Player status notifications

TeamSpeak

Canon DSLR Controller by Chainfire

The things Android lets us do – they blow minds every day. What is that – do you want to control your Canon DSLR using your phone? There’s now an app for that made by the genius Chainfire (look up his other apps if you don’t know him yet).

DSLR Controller is the first and only app that allows you to fully control your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device with only a USB cable. No computer or laptop required, no root required, only a compatible mobile device, a compatible camera, and the right USB cable.

Features include but are not limited to:

– Live View
– Auto Focus (tap Live View)
– Manual focus adjustments in Auto Focus mode
– Histogram
– Zoom control
– Grid display
– Bulb capture
– Continuous capture
– Extensive modification of settings
— Shutter speed
— Aperture
— Exposure Compensation and Bracket
— Flash Compensation
— ISO speed
— Auto-Focus Mode
— Focus and Zoom area (tap-and-hold Live View)
— Picture Style
— Drive Mode
— White Balance
— Color Temperature
— Auto-Lighting Optimizer
— Metering Mode

Canon DSLR Controller by Chainfire

Sixaxis Controller (root)

In the same vein of “Holy crap, Android can do that?” this app lets you use a PS3 Sixaxis controller to control your rooted Android device. Confirmed working by many and highly impressive, don’t you think?

Finally the wait is over… The ultimate gaming experience awaits! Now you can play games on your phone the way they were meant to be played! Sixaxis Controller allows you to use your Sixaxis and DualShock 3 controllers in many of your favourite games and applications.

*** IMPORTANT ***
– ROOT access is required!!!
– Due to the way pairing is done with the controllers, you need to manually pair your controller with the PC utility ‘SixaxisPairTool’ (available on the website) and a mini-USB cable.
– Be sure to read the instructions in the help menu carefully.

Features:
– Up to four Sixaxis and DualShock 3 controllers supported at once
– All 17 buttons on the controller can be mapped to any key press in Android
– Analog sticks emulated as digital key presses

Sixaxis Controller (root)

Pano

Pano is an award-winning app that lets you take beautiful, seamless panoramic photos straight from your phone, no other software necessary. Pano has gotten rave reviews from hundreds of thousands of users around the world.

Features:
– Deliciously simple interface
– Take 360-degree panoramas with up to *sixteen* photos
– Handy semi-transparent guide helps you line up each shot perfectly
– Advanced alignment, blending, and colour-correction algorithms provide seamless images in just seconds
– Finished panos save directly to your device
– Panos can be resumed if interrupted

Pano

MAX GO

Introducing MAX GO®. The new streaming service from Cinemax®. Instantly access over 400 of the biggest Hollywood hit movies, indie favorites, and Max After Dark Series – now available on Android smartphones. It’s free with your Cinemax subscription through participating television providers.

MAX GO

Secure Settings plugin for Tasker/Locale

Secure Settings is a Tasker/Locale compatible Plugin for Android 2.2 and up. In order for this application to work properly, one of these applications must be installed!

THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR TASKER POWER USERS!!

Secure Settings plugin for Tasker/Locale

Bord

Excellent chalkboard app with support for both phones and tablets. If you have kids, it’s a must.

Turn your device into a beautiful chalkboard.

Bord unique features:
– Realistic chalk – Create drawings using six colors and three thicknesses of chalk. You can draw even with 10 fingers at once!
– Realistic sponge – Clean drawings with a sponge which left subtle traces of chalk. To completely erase the drawing shake device!
– Playback drawing – Load your saved drawings with playback of drawing in realtime or in different speeds!
– Email & Facebook – Send your drawings on e-mail and make your grandma happy! Post your creations directly on Facebook!
– Tablets – Bord fully supports tablets with Android Honeycomb 3.0 (ex. Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC Flyer)

Bord

Cyanide & Happiness

If you, like me, are a fan of C&H (and by that I don’t mean Calvin and Hobbes), you’re going to want to jump on their official Android app.

The hit webcomic Cyanide & Happiness (Explosm.net) is now here for Android.

* Comic Archive: Get access to all ~1,800 C&H comics in an easy-navigable archive. Get new comics the second they’re available, or somehow bend the rules of space and time and get them even earlier!
* Shake for random!
* Portrait/Landscape viewing.
* Favorites: Save your favorite comics for quick (and offline!) viewing later. Impress your friends! Impress your enemies! Impress otherwise apathetic people! It’s really versatile!
* Animated Shorts: Watch streaming C&H animated shorts from the comfort of anywhere.
* News: Read all about upcoming events, books, announcements, the works!
* Seizure Mode: Shake!

Cyanide & Happiness

TekTrak Mobile Security

I tried TekTrak last week and it quickly became one of my favorite security/recovery apps. With a free trial and $5/year fee, it doesn’t break the bank, but provides a lot of valuable cross-platform features, so that you can track your whole family from the same site.

In all of my tests, TekTrak worked without a hitch. My favorite differentiating feature – location history.

And here’s a little tip for you – if you go to GetJar’s Gold apps list right now, you can grab the Pro version of TekTrak (basically, a 1-year account) for free.

Never lose your device again! TekTrak is a security application for your Android device, which allows you to find your phone/tablet, in case it gets lost or misplaced, and secure any private information stored on the device.
Remote Locate
Last Known Location
Remote Ring
Location History
Remote Lock/Unlock
Data Wipe
Send Message
Remote Wi-Fi Enabling
MultiLock

TekTrak Mobile Security

NFL.com Fantasy Football 2011

Manage your NFL.com Fantasy Football teams on the go. The official 2011 NFL.com Fantasy Football app lets you perform crucial fantasy tasks:

• Join or create a league
• Check live fantasy scoring
• Sit/Start and Add/Drop players
• Propose and accept trades
• Read up-to-the minute player news
• Manage teams in multiple leagues

NFL.com Fantasy Football 2011

Gogo Inflight Internet

Gogogo!

Just because you’re in the air, doesn’t mean you should be without Internet access! With the free Gogo app, you get quick and easy sign-in to Wi-Fi in the sky, every time you fly a Gogo equipped flight. The app automatically detects the gogoinflight signal, leaving you more time to surf the skies, and less time fumbling with your phone settings. Just sign in, and get online in air, with the touch of a button.

Gogo Inflight Internet

Fox Sports Mobile

I’m not sure I want to get my news from Faux, but I suppose their sports coverage can’t be too bad. Or can it?

FOX Sports brings you the most comprehensive sports app available. Why download multiple apps for each of your favorite sports and teams? The FOX Sports app does all of this for free.

Sports covered:
– NFL and NCAA Football
– MLB
– NBA, WNBA and NCAA Basketball (men’s and women’s)
– NHL
– NASCAR
– Golf
– Tennis
– Soccer (MLS, Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga, and more)
– MMA & Boxing
– Motorsports (F1 & IndyCar)

Fox Sports Mobile

Birthday Scheduler for Facebook (Lite)

A brilliantly simple idea, although really – it’s probably easier to remember those birthday reminder emails that Facebook sends out weekly. Complete with a horribly ugly (but functional) widget.

You will never forget their birthday again. Facebook Birthday Scheduler won´t let you miss your Fb friends´ birthday. Choose the date, the message you want to send, the time and stop worrying. Facebook Birthday Scheduler will do the work for you!

Birthday Scheduler for Facebook (Lite)

Scottrade Mobile

Free real-time quotes without a Scottrade account? Account management, trading, and research? Yes, please.

Everything you need for secure online trading, right from your phone.

Get mobile trading functionality in a secure, easy to use app, plus:

• Real-time streaming quotes
• Market news, analyst views & insider moves
• Price alerts & conditional orders
• Scottrade SmartText™ for technical analysis

This app is free to everyone. Scottrade customers can also manage accounts and trade.

Scottrade Mobile


Media Converter

Very intriguing idea, but beware of how data-heavy this app can get.

Convert Video, Audio, Images, Documents, E-books and archives between nearly any file formats! The most complete and full-featured file converter on the market!

VIDEOS: Convert nearly any format to 3GP, 3G2, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG-2, OGG, WEBM, or WMV.

AUDIO: Convert nearly any audio format to MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC, M4A, or MMF.

IMAGES: Convert nearly any format to JPG, PNG, BMP, EPS, GIF, HDR, EXR, SVG, TGA, TIFF, WBMP, or WEBP.

DOCUMENTS: Convert just about anything to PDF, DOC, TXT, ODT, FLASH, or HTML.

EBOOKS: Convert ebooks between many formats such as EPUB, MOBI, PDF, LRF, FB2, LIT, PDB, TCR.

ARCHIVES: Convert files to archives, or convert between archive formats! Supports ZIP, BZ2, 7Z, and GZ.

Media Converter

Presto!BizCard Free

A very impressive business card app – probably the first I’ve considered actually using.

Capture, save and organize your business cards. Presto! BizCard app offers you a quick and convenient way to scan and add your business cards directly into your phone using the most accurate OCR technology available. Simply take a picture of your business card or select from your photo library, BizCard converts it to your contacts instantly.

Between swiping through your business card images or from text mode, you can easily find the right contacts at your finger tip. No matter making calls, texting or browsing the contacts, the advanced business card management system provides many ways to make your life easier. You simply find the contacts you need and get in touch from there.

Features:
-Automatically rotate card images
-Retrieve business cards quickly by swiping the images or via Smart Search
-Steady mode allows you to accurately capture business cards smoothly
-Magnifies selected image fields to provide easy verification
-Sort card information by name or company
-Make calls, send E-mail or SMS with the customizable quick access buttons
-Export information to built-in Contacts
-Send business cards via SMS or E-mail in vCard, plain text or image format
-Supported image formats include: JPG, PNG, and BMP

Presto!BizCard Free

Twitvid

Twitvid lets you post videos or photos on Twitter or Facebook from your Android device.

Twitvid

IKEA Catalogue

My reddit submission

The IKEA catalogue for Android. My reddit submission headline for this app was something like “and you don’t even need to compile it while looking at instructions drawn by 2-year-olds.”

However, beware of the catalog size – I’m pretty sure right now the app downloads it into your device’s internal memory and cannot be moved to SD. /facepalm

– Flip pages back and forth using ‘swipe’ gestures.
– Easy First, Previous, Next and Last navigation toolbar.
– Zoom in and out of any page to get a closer look using double tap and multi touch (pinch) gestures.
– Jump straight to any page simply typing in the page number
– Handy thumbnail navigation for even quicker page flipping!
– Table of contents: The familiar print catalogue colour-coded index is now included with handy links directly to the main sections.
– Search: Search the entire catalogue simply and quickly by keyword and phrases.
– Bookmarks: Found what you want? Save those pages, and customise the name for easy reference when you are ready to visit our store.
– Share: Share pages or products through e-mail, facebook or Twitter to family and friends!
– Products: Tap on the “+” sign and get an image, basic information and product price, tap on the handy more information link to get detailed product information.
– Store locator: Find an IKEA store close to you!

IKEA Catalogue

Visual Traceroute

Visual Traceroute will show you, on a map, the path your data travels to any server in the world. Very easy to use, just enter the server’s name and press go.

Visual Traceroute

Chop Chop Free

– 4 data functions: Numbers, Words, Checklist, Pairs.

– App Widgets at home screen for instant note taking. (Full-Version)
– Automatically creates entry when copied to clipboard. (Full-Version)
– Recognizes Phone numbers, email, latitude and longitude.
– Ability to export to CSV, TXT format. (Full-Version)
– Search your notes easily.
– Backup and restore your notes with ease.
– Share via Facebook, Twitter, Email, Whatsapp, SMS and many more.

Chop Chop Free

Intuit Online Payroll

Now you can pay your employees anytime, anywhere with just a few taps.

Key Features*
– Preview employee paychecks before approving
– Pay employees with Direct Deposit or manual paychecks
– View a report of last payroll run
– Quick access to individual employee information
– Automatically syncs with your Intuit Online Payroll account

Payroll products supported
– Intuit Online Payroll
– QuickBooks Online Payroll
– QuickBooks Payroll for Mac

Intuit Online Payroll

Double Parked

Simple, yet well designed app that beats fiddling with timers and alarms. The title is quite misleading, but I suppose the author was going after the cool name factor.

Take parking to the next level, use this mobile app to keep track of how much time is left until you have to move your car. Features: the time you parked, current time & time left until you have to move your car. Includes a fully customizable alarm (play your own mp3’s)

Double Parked

Qriocity Video

Unlike the music service from Sony’s Qriocity, the video service is only available to Xperia-branded phones. Fine, don’t take my money, Sony! Oh well…

Want the hottest new movie releases and popular television shows delivered right to your phone? You can watch anytime, anywhere with Qriocity! With thousands of movie titles, you can enjoy the latest hits from Hollywood, as well as all the classic films you love, from all major studios. Plus, you’ve got options. Choose to purchase for rent or own most titles.

This application is only supported if you have a Sony Ericsson Xperia™ phone with the latest Sony Ericsson software (version 4).

Qriocity Video

Facebook Messenger

With Facebook Messenger, you can reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.

Top Features
– Message friends, groups of friends or anyone in your mobile contacts
– Map your location, find your friends and make plans on the go
– Get mobile notifications so you never miss a message
– Include photos so friends can see what you’re doing

Facebook Messenger

Marriott International

Whoa, a hotel app that doesn’t suck? Color me impressed.

With the free Marriott Mobile app, you can:
– Make hotel reservations at 3,600+ hotels and resorts in 70 countries, 24/7 from anywhere
– Access your Marriott Rewards account or enroll in the Rewards program
– Find hotels near your current position with GPS functionality
– Browse hotel photos, maps, and amenities
– View upcoming reservations
– Browse city guides with helpful tips about your destinations
– Call a hotel or get help immediately with Marriott reservations via phone (if supported by your device)
– Cancel upcoming reservations
– Do all this securely just like you would on Marriott.com.

Marriott International

Skitch by Evernote

Evernote, which just announced its acquisition of Skitch, already released the Skitch app into the Market. Notable is its simplicity and integration with Evernote (which is probably why they bought it in the first place). Oh, and it’s free.

Skitch is the fun and fast way to create great-looking annotated images, snapshots and sketches of ideas. It’s the perfect way to quickly draw attention to anything in a picture; take a snapshot of something awesome, draw an arrow and add a caption, then post the image on Twitter or Facebook. When you’re at a conference, snap a picture of the people you meet, annotate it with their names and save it into Evernote.

Skitch by Evernote

Comcast SportsNet

Get the best local sports coverage from Comcast SportsNet wherever you are! Stay up-to-date on your favorite local teams with breaking news, instant analysis, scores, stats, schedules, exclusive articles and columns from CSN Insiders and more. Be the first to know everything about your favorite baseball, football, hockey and basketball teams – all from the convenience of your mobile device. Covering:

– Bay Area sports (including San Francisco, Bay Area, San Jose. Oakland)
– Chicago sports
– New England sports (including Boston)
– Philly sports
– Washington, DC sports

Comcast SportsNet

Pops

Pops will notify you about incoming messages – whether emails, SMS, Facebook or Twitter – with stunning onscreen videos and animations from an ever-growing gallery.

Pops

FLUD News

FLUD organizes your favorite news sites and blogs into a sexy award-winning interface, putting you fully in charge of the front page!

You’re dragging feeds side to side to compare what is new. You’re dragging articles up and down to check out the latest headlines, newest to oldest. You always see the latest and its always a blast.

FLUD News

Sky Sports News

As expected, this app seems to be locked down to UK devices.

Get the latest sports stories via the all new Sky Sports News Android App.

Sky Sports News

Gifinator

Gifinator is an animated gif creator that is super easy to use! Just touch the screen to take pictures, tweak your animation, and share your gif with your friends!

Now anyone can have fun with stop motion!

Gifinator

Taste of Home

aste of Home’s recipe app brings you thousands of delicious recipes featuring the season’s freshest flavors right to your phone from the #1 food & entertaining magazine in the world.

Each season we will bring you new recipe collections, filled with Taste of Home’s best recipes for fresh fruits and veggies, plus recipes perfect for holiday parties and potlucks. With a photo and easy-to-follow directions for each recipe, plus nutrition facts and reader-submitted tips, it’s simple to find the perfect recipes for family dinners or special occasions.

The Taste of Home app allows you to browse for recipes by course, cooking style, cuisine, ingredients or holidays, save your favorite recipes to find again easily, and share your favorites with friends through email and Facebook.

Taste of Home

Gismeteo Weather Forecast

Gismeteo is one good looking weather app – I’ll give them that.

Official and absolutely free weather application for Android from Gismeteo.

✔ Current weather all over the world (temperature, wind, air pressure etc.);
✔ your own photo for every favorite place;
✔ weather forecast for 7 days;
✔ detailed forecast for 48 hours;
✔ geomagnetic storm and other alerts;
✔ local weather;
✔ quick switching through favorite places;
✔ widgets for home screen;
✔ support of Russian, Ukrainian and English languages.

Gismeteo Weather Forecast

TouchRetouch Free

TouchRetouch was previously available only as a paid version. This is the free version so you can try it for however long you want.

TouchRetouch Free is an award-winning photo editor that allows you to remove unwanted content or objects from any photo, using just your finger and your phone.

TouchRetouch Free

Room 77

Checking in to a hotel? Find the perfect hotel room in our database of 500,000+ rooms across thousands of hotels in 30 destinations (and counting).

Like you, we know all rooms are not created equal. Room 77 helps you find the perfect room to request based on your preferences. Use our hotel room search engine to get important details and land a great room. Submit room reviews & photos to help fellow travelers find the best rooms.

Room 77

FriendCaster Chat

If you don’t like the official Facebook Chat app, give FriendCaster Chat a go, especially if you’re already using the main FriendCaster app instead of the official Facebook app.

FriendCaster Chat for Facebook is the latest and greatest new Facebook chat app. Keep up with your facebook friends quickly and easily with our beautifully designed and easy to use interface. Mark your “favorite” facebook friends for even faster access. Choose your own color theme (we offer 5 themes right now with many more to come).

In addition, FriendCaster Chat seamlessly integrates with FriendCaster for Facebook, the top 3rd party facebook app here in the Android Market.

FriendCaster Chat

The Going To Bed Book

I’m not a kid (well, maybe at heart), but I can still appreciate every Loud Crow Android pop-up book. If you have kids, the creativity and interaction levels of these books are going to blow their minds (in a good way). Check out the video to see what I’m talking about.

The first digital Sandra Boynton book app is here, and it’s completely terrific.

Far beyond any e-book experience, The Going to Bed Book app has all the magic and appeal of a traditional pop-up book, offering lively interactivity and thoroughly mesmerizing discovery. Imagine! An ark that rocks. Characters that respond to touch with sound and movement. Tap water that turns on and off, and steam that fogs the screen. Can you write your name in the steam? Of course! There are teeth to brush, and a group exercise session with ten pajama-clad animals (big and small) each with its own unique exercise. Help the little piggy turn off the lights, then rock yourself to sleep to the music box sound of twinkling stars. There’s something wonderful to discover on every page.

The Going To Bed Book

Phereo for 3D devices

Phereo 3D allows to browse through thousands of 3D images and share your own stereo photos on Phereo.com.

Application shows stereo on HTC EVO 3D: fully supports its stereoscopic display and built-in stereo camera.

Phereo for 3D devices

Splat Splat Lite

OK, OK, I can hear your rumblings already, but let me explain why this app made it in. First of all, it’s extremely well designed and polished. Second of all, it’s completely useless… until you realize that it has one-click sharing of your final masterpieces. Combine it with the ease of pulling photos of your Facebook friends, and there it is – instant value right there. Of course, it’s all in good fun, but I’ve gotten a few friends who haven’t seen themselves with tomato juice all over their faces in a while (perhaps too long of a while /squints eyes).

SplatSplat is an angst-reduction App that allows you to chuck virtual tomatoes at your friends and then share the resulting picture on Facebook or via email. Use the photos on your phone/tablet, or any of the pictures of your Facebook friends. They all become targets for you to throw tomatoes, pizza, rotten eggs or watermelons. Splat Splat includes Immersion’s MOTIV haptic effects.

Splat Splat Lite

Citi ThankYou Rewards

Search, scan and redeem for select ThankYou rewards in-store at Best Buy with your phone. Plus, you can browse the rewards collection, check your points balance, and choose your shipping method on the go. Just log in with your registered ThankYou* Member Account user name and password to:

– Scan item barcodes off the shelf to see how many points you’ll need to redeem them
– Redeem your points for in-store or ship them to your address
– Find the nearest retailer to pick up your reward using our store locator
– Check your points balance and browse the rewards collection with our secure login

Citi ThankYou Rewards

My Vodafone

My Vodafone lets you keep track of your Vodafone account usage.

My Vodafone

Texas Instruments

No, it’s not a calculator app from TI (/insert sad face), which is why it occupies the last place in today’s roundup.

TI’s app for Android is the design engineer’s best resource for information related to TI’s parts. Currently, you can use it to learn about TI parts, share their information with your colleagues, and otherwise plan your designs from any place with 3G or WiFi access. Soon, you will be able to use the app to sample and buy TI’s parts, as well.

Texas Instruments


Games

Live Wallpapers


Hologram Live Wallpaper

This is one surreal live wallpaper – just watch the video. I especially like the rotating poo.

Hologram Live Wallpaper allows you to create a 3D hologram as your home screen. The screen moves as you move and creates a 3D depth to the scene.

Drumroll… I shit you not (pun intended):

Hologram Live Wallpaper

Widgets


Android Pro Widgets

A nice set of widgets, especially for people with Sense withdrawals.

Advanced widgets package with many themes and features. A set of powerful and extremely useful home screen widgets.
Designed for both smart phones and tablets
All widgets contain advanced features hard to be found on other products. Try it!
Scrolling is supported on all devices and all launchers (Read notes 2 and 3 below).

Available widgets:
Agenda & Calendar
People
Bookmarks
Messaging
Facebook
Twitter
Timeline [Licensed version only]
Quick Event – Quick Calendar event insertion tool w/ native language processing and speech recognition capabilities.

Android Pro Widgets

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