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5 Apps for Women – what are your favorite Android apps?

We all have smartphones that we cherish in this day and age and we keep trying to keep ourselves entertained, be it via social media or through apps and games. We try them all, we keep what we like and toss away those pesky in-app purchase apps when they start to bug us too much. But being women, we can find some interesting choices in great apps for women that actually make our lives easier. In the following article I will provide you with five of the most popular and useful apps you can at least try to see if they help you in your womanly day to day routine. Here we go!

 

 

Android apps for women

 

 

My Fitness Pal

 

We are always preoccupied with our health or our appearance and, especially since we lead busier and busier lives, we can fall into bad habits that will not help us in any way. This is where My Fitness Pal comes to the rescue as this little free app will help us keep a record of what we eat and how we exercise. It is one of the most popular health and fitness app for women because what it primarily does is count calories and keep track of your daily sports routine.

You can also access blogs, recipes and tips on how to improve your diet and workout routine for better results. You get daily and weekly nutrition goals you can thoroughly investigate, as well as progress charts, daily reminders and you can even sync this app to other fitness and sports apps and even wearables!

 

 

Sworkit Pro

 

Let’s face it1! Our hectic lives leave less and less room for workouts, but we need sports and exercise to stay healthy. A great solution that could help you keep track of your workouts – be they yoga, Pilates, cardio or strength training – is Sworkit Pro. You can also try the Lite version, which is free, or the Pro version that costs $4.99.

The app reminds you to exercise for 15 minutes daily (or more if you want it to) and presents different workout types to choose from, according to what you like to do to keep yourself fit. This way, you get a personal trainer in your smartphone! Simply Work it at home, watch your targeted progress, statistics about your preferred types of workout and set your own exercise intervals.

 

 

YouCam Makeup – Makeover Studio

 

It is one of those beauty enhancer apps for women that will completely change you for the perfect selfie! You can erase imperfections, improve your features, add make up and simply make yourself fabulous without having to use a ton of Photoshop or make up remover or remover wipes afterwards!

This app is also useful when you are willing to try new make up styles on yourself without blindly committing: you just snap a regular selfie photo and then you can add foundation, different eye shades and lashes, you can change the shape and color of your brows and make your eyes pop out… literally! It has some drawbacks of course, but for a free app, this does a pretty good job on Android phones!

 

 

Bonus: Facetune

The king of all touch up apps, Facetune is the paid application you can use on your day to day selfie adventures. It is paid and does exactly everything that the YouCam Makeup app does, only maybe a bit better. You can basically retouch every photo or selfie you take with the same degree of difficulty as the previous app, only it gives you a more granular control over what you can change. The app costs $3.99 and it is the Android version of the praised iOS Facetune celebs are always talking about.

 

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Flipboard: your news magazine

 

What can we spend our day doing on a regular basis? Well reading magazines and news, of course! One of the best free magazine aggregates around is Flipboard. Branded as a “personal magazine”, this app for women is used by millions of people on a daily basis and it is the best place to keep news on your preferred topics at hand.

You can follow a topic, a personality or a magazine to get all the information you want, and you can diversify your content as you see fit! You can collect news, articles and opinions at the simple push of a button to always be up to date with everything those Kardashians do to get on the front page all the time.

 

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My Calendar

 

One, if not THE most popular period trackers in the Google Play store is My Period Calendar. One of the best apps for women, My Calendar has a sweet interface that keeps you up to date with all that important personal stuff: periods, ovulation, chances of pregnancy, weight, birth control, intimate actions and moods! You can program a personal and discreet notification to let you know when Aunt Flo is coming to visit and you get a period and fertility calculator that you can check any time to keep surprises at bay, among other things.

 

 

Bonus: Pink Pad Pro

If you don’t like the lively look of this one, you have an alternative in Pink Pad Pro, for example. Another one of the free apps for women, Pink Pad Pro offers in-app purchases but this will not ruin your overall experience. It is easy to use, predicts periods and ovulation according to your cycle, lets you set up your mood of the day, symptoms and make notes and even register your weight and temperature.

 

 

These are a few of the most popular and useful apps for women that I can say that I use on a regular basis. What are your favorite apps that you couldn’t live without? Let us know in the comments below!

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Micromax launches YUphoria – Cyanogen OS mid-range smartphone – and fitness trackers YUFit and HealthYU

A new mid-range Cyanogen OS phone will soon start selling in India, and it is named YUphoria. Why this name, you ask? Because the device shares the same line with YUreka, another device already on the Hindu market.

 

Yuphoria

 

 

Micromax is Cyanogen Inc’s exclusive partner in India, and it is responsible for the YU line which will include the Yuphoria device starting next month. The device itself will sell exclusively through Amazon and it will be clad in white/gold and black/silver. Under the hood you find a Snapdragon 410 chip, 2 GB of RAM, an 8MP snapper with f/2.2 aperture and a 2230 mAh battery. They’re all tucked in under the 5” LCD screen at 720p. It is basically the same as a Moto G device spec-wise.

 

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The smartphone will run on Cyanogen 12 at launch and it will present Truecaller dialer support. Its release date is set for May 28th when it starts selling at $109 or Rs 6,999.

 

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This is not all from the YU line as Micromax also announced fitness tracking devices: HealthYU and YUFit. HealthYU has an advanced health sensor that you can carry in your pocket (?) and take out whenever you want to read your health data whereas YUFit is a smartband that will track activity via an OLED screen.

 

HealthYu also reads temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygenation and respiration and it syncs the data to most apps and devices out there. The smartband sells for $16 or Rs 999 whereas the pocked accessory has a $78 price tag or Rs 4,999. They both come out next month.

Source: India Times via AndroidPolice

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Apps News Updates/Software

Microsoft Health update: track calories and steps without the Band, auto-detect Sleeping and more

Microsoft Health can now be used without the band! Last year, Microsoft launched its own fitness tracker band with a companion app that you can now use as is! The company has updated the app to be able to track steps and calories without requiring the actual band because it uses your phone’s motion sensors. All you need is a phone with Kitkat or Lollipop.

 

Microsoft band

 

Just in case you already have the Microsoft Band as well, you get something nice from this update too: you can share bike data with Strava and MapMyRide. Just in case you don’t own or like bikes, you can also profit because the app can now auto-detect when you are asleep via the Band. This way you won’t have to start tracking yourself when you fall asleep or when you wake up. So much easier!

Changelog for version 1.3.10427.2:

  • Sleep: auto-detect your sleep without activating the Sleep tile
  • Connected apps: share your bike data with Strava and MapMyRide
  • Multi-device support: track your steps and calories without the Microsoft Band, using the motion sensor on the phone you own
  • Bug fixes

*motion tracking works with android 4.4 phones or greater.

[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.kapp”]

 

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Ghostery – the privacy browser that keeps ad networks and trackers at bay

Ghostery is just the piece of software you need to keep you safe on the internet. Usually, when you browse, buy and click, you share some of your information on ad networks, be it through Facebook, Google or other social media and click-bait links, because everyone is looking for your activity and ways to get your money in the end. With this Privacy Browser, you can learn more about data collection companies and you can block them from tracking your activity.

 

Ghostery

 

 

Ghostery is a fully functional web browser that you can configure to browse the mobile web with better load times and more privacy. When you load a page, the little ghost icon on the address bar will allow you to see how many ad trackers you can find on the said page. Thus, you can decide which to block and which to let do their work, or you can whitelist the site altogether.

 

 

 

While using the browser, you can contribute data about trackers and let devs work on them with sites and companies. The devs track trackers instead of tracking you!

 

[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ghostery.android.ghostery”]

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Smartband Talk SWR30 gets new companion app plus four brand new extensions on Google Playstore

If you were looking for some new Sony smartband apps, you’re in luck as the Google Playstore has just been flooded with a few free applications. Smartband Talk SWR30 got a new activity tracker today and it appears to come equipped with a small e-ink display.

The smartband is a revamp of last year’s SWR10 version; it will hit stores next month, on November 10th, and it can already be pre-ordered from Amazon, among other retailer sites. The device will be available in white and black and has a cost of $169.99 with free shipping in the US.

The store just got a new app and four extensions today, all destined for the smartband, and in order to use them, you will have to install them and look for the extensions inside the official companion app in order to fully use the app itself. The core companion app is named Smartband Talk SWR30 and it will allow you to connect the tracker to your smartphone and determine logged and unlogged activities. The app is optimized for Xperia devices, where you’ll have plenty to pick from, but it is not exclusive.

 

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The Voice Note Smart extension lets users record voice notes using the smartband from Sony and it can save them locally or on an Evernote account.

 

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The World Clock Smart extension shows you the time in any city around the world, which makes it a pretty simple addition.

 

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Smart Badge extension will let you manage your profile card where you will be able to choose an illustration to associate with your account. You can also add other information you want to provide on your account.

 

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The Smart Control extension lets your Sony Smartband toggle your phone’s WiFi or radio, but it can also detect handset battery level, switch audio modes and activate the speaker.

 

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