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Super Video
 
We’re big fans of Samsung’s Pop-up Play functionality, and this app will cure some of the Galaxy S3 envy going around. Super Video is a pop-up video player, enabling users to watch movies stored on their smartphone and resize the playback window.
 
This in turn allows users to multitask. You can also move the playback window onscreen, minimise it, or even watch two videos at the same time.
 
 
Applorer
 
Love playing mobile games, but hate mining for hidden gems within the Google Play market’s 600 000+ app library? Applorer assist users to get to the best free games on the Play store.
 
You can browse through a list of featured apps, do a category search, discover recommended games by Applorer users or titles that other users are downloading most. A must have for mobile gamers.
 
 
Screen Filter
 
Our smartphones are the first thing we pick up in the morning, and the last thing we put down at night. The problem is that the default lowest brightness setting is often still too bright when reading/playing games in low light, often straining the eyes.
 
Simply install the Screen Filter widget on an open screen and press when you need your screen to go darker, with the ability to adjust the filter brightness and even disable the annoying soft key backlights.
 
 
Tip of the month
 
Owners of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) running handsets can access a hidden Android robot screensaver, by going to ‘Settings', followed by ‘About device’. Next, you simply repeatedly tap the ‘About version’ tab and a small Android mascot appears onscreen. Perform a long press on this mascot and the Flying Android screensaver will start. A pretty useless feature, but entertaining nonetheless.


Article first appeared in TechSmart 109, October 2012.

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