Best journaling apps

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Journaling can be a great habit to get into. While some journal for their own sake, to recall memories and great milestones, others journal for their families, so their children and grandchildren can have a glimpse into their lives to see exactly what they were like. Others may just want a place on paper to hash out their thoughts, and there’s so many other reasons people are drawn to journaling as well.

Whatever your reasoning is, we’ve compiled a list of the top 6 journaling apps we recommend for Android. With every motive from thinking more positively to simply cataloging your days, there’s something for everyone. So without further ado, here’s our top 6 picks.

Best medical apps

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While it might not come to mind all that often when you or someone you know is struggling with health issues (or is joining the medical field), there are, indeed, apps for that! If you or someone you know wants to keep better track of their medications, visit a doctor virtually through there phone or tablet, check their temperature, or works in the medical field and wants to glean advice from their peers, we’ve compiled a list of fantastic apps to make their lives just a tad bit easier.

With these apps, you can say goodbye to trying to keep track of medications, trying to find the lost thermometer, and even risking sitting in the waiting room hoping your child doesn’t pick up something terrible on top of their current bug. Here’s our top 5 medical app recommendations for Android users.

Best icon packs

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Icon packs are a dime a dozen, and more are being added to the Play Store everyday. Unfortunately, many icon packs aren’t known very well, as they’re overshadowed by many of the big dogs. Not only that, but it’s already difficult to get discovered with just how saturated the Play Store is with icon packs. The sheer amount available is insane.

In this edition of Talk Android’s favorite icon packs, we’re going to show you some of our favorites as well as some little known, but quality options out there. Join us after the break!

Best apps for work

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With a new year comes a new set of challenges. One challenge, maybe as old as time itself, is keeping everyone on the same page, especially when you’re working together. If you’re used to projects not getting done on time, communication being less than desirable, or just the stress of having all your project information spread across a bunch of different platforms, that’s why we’ve put this list together.

In this list, our aim is to give you several different apps that have two things in common: they’ll keep you connected with your team, and they’ll secure all of your project information to one spot for maximum efficiency, so you won’t have to be behind, or stressed about a project for that matter, ever again.

Best apps for syncing content between devices

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File transferring is one of those things that should be easier than it is. Sure, there’s ways to send documents, photos, videos, and other files, but they often take some time, which isn’t always helpful when you need something urgently. There’s just nothing worse than creating something on your computer and needing it on your phone or tablet for a meeting, but you can’t seem to get it to upload.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of some of the best Android apps for syncing between devices, to help take the stress out of syncing. Even if something isn’t necessarily urgent, you can rest easy knowing you don’t have to go in and try to fix upload errors and so on. Here’s our top picks for Android.

How lithium-ion batteries work

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Almost all smartphones these days are powered by lithium-ion batteries. And recently, they’ve gotten some special attention, thanks to the type of batteries causing a fire inside Galaxy Note 7 phones. Of course, not all lithium-ion batteries are going to cause fires like that, as it’s highly dependent on the manufacturing process. Still, it makes you wonder: how do lithium-ion batteries work exactly?

There’s quite a bit that goes into them, so we’re going to show you how they work as well as some advantages and disadvantages of using lithium-ion batteries in phones. All of this information isn’t necessary to memorize and retain, but it’s still worth knowing a little about the type of battery that powers our smartphones and tablets — some of the devices that we use day-in and day-out.

Join us after the break for details!

Best navigation apps

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Whether you’re an avid traveler or you just like to take a simple vacation now and again, you know the different challenges that can arise when visiting a new place. Things like getting lost, car problems, not being able to find a list of restaurants or hotels, and so on, can put unnecessary stress on any trip.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of some of our favorite navigation apps. You can say goodbye to getting lost (even if you lose cell service!), not knowing where to eat, or even struggling to find local transportation or how much time it takes to get to such-and-such place. These apps will help eliminate any stress you may be prone to have when traveling, so without further ado, here’s what we think are the best navigation apps for Android.

Best read-it-later apps

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Are you ever in the middle of something, take a quick glance at your phone and see an interesting article or video you want to read or watch? It’s frustrating because you don’t quite have the time to read or watch it, but you also know that you’ll lose the link when you want to go back to it later. Thankfully, the Web (and smartphones) has made it so much easier to handle a situation like this. Now, there’s plenty of browser plugins and smartphone apps that can not only save that content for you for later, but remind you to read or watch it, too!

In this guide, we’re going to show you some of the best apps out there for saving content to read and watch later.

Best job seeking apps

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While newspapers are certainly still around, they’re not nearly as helpful as they used to be in providing announcements for new job openings. And if you live in an area where good-paying jobs are scarce, you’re in even more trouble. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the some of the best Android apps for looking for a job. Each of these apps will help take the hassle out of trying to find something, even if you’re not 100% sure what you’re looking for yet.

How to enable the app drawer in Huawei’s EMUI 5.0

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So you have a new Huawei phone such as the Mate 9 and you are faced with app icons spread willy-nilly all over the home screen. It’s frustrating, right? Luckily, the Mate 9 is running EMUI 5.0, the latest iteration of Huawei’s custom software overlay, and the first that actually has an app drawer built-in. Naturally, it isn’t the default option so join us after the break to find out how to enable the app drawer on EMUI 5.0. 

Best endless runner games

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Endless runners are some of the most popular games for mobile devices, and it’s no secret as to why. With a race-against-the-clock feel, these games provide hours of exhilarating and exciting gameplay for people of all ages. They’re definitely a type of game we highly recommend having in your arsenal.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 7 of our favorites, the ones we not only deem hilarious and fun, but also high quality and worth your time. Each one has a unique set of content, so whether you’re looking for something simple and to the point, or full of extra features and fun challenges, there’s something on this list to suit everyone. So without further ado, here’s the 7 best endless runner games for Android.

Best racing games

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Games on Android look beautiful and there are often some excellent ideas, but there’s one thing many of them suffer from: the touch controls. Playing a first-person shooter and other types of genres are just difficult without a controller; however, there’s one genre that not only looks great on Android, but plays great with the controls: racing games. In this guide, we’re going to show you some of our favorite racing games that have come to Android and continue to get stellar updates.

Be sure to follow along after the break.

How LCD technology works

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Two of the most predominant display technologies in the smartphone market are AMOLED and LCD. We’ve already told you how AMOLED displays work and the technology behind them, and now, we’re going to show you how LCD displays work. By knowing what’s going on behind-the-scenes, you can make a more informed buying decision, and hopefully, have a more pleasant experience with your smartphone by choosing the handset with the right display for you.

Best video editing apps

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With so many fantastic cameras being released on Android devices, you can get some pretty great, smaller shots that look sleek and professional without having to own or lug around a larger camera if that’s not your thing. But you’re not only limited to some photos here or there, because your smartphone camera can take awesome video shots as well! That means you never have to miss another moment pulling out and starting up the camera.

When it comes to getting those video shots of your family, an event, or just something awesome, you can keep it efficient by utilizing some of the Android apps out there for video editing. While classic computer software isn’t bad, it’s expensive and can be a challenge to learn if you’re not yet familiar with it. With video editing apps on your phone or tablet, you’re free to efficiently edit a video or experiment to see if it’s something you enjoy doing without having to spend a whole lot up front. Quick and easy, here’s our top video editor app picks for Android.