The 5 Best Android apps for managing your budget [January 2014]

by Jared Peters on
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It’s the start of a new year, and for a lot of people, that means New Years resolutions. Some things, like finally getting in shape, can be pretty tough resolutions to keep, but there are plenty of other things you can pick that are much easier to manage. One popular resolution is to better manage your budget and finances, and that’s where this guide is going to come in handy. We’re going to go over the best available Android apps to help you track your spending, expenses, and bills for the new year.

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Calculations 4.0 – What the stock ICS calculator should have been

by Jim Farmer on
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The calculator; long before I ever had a smartphone I still had a calculator “app,” so by now they have become a completely ubiquitous element of every phone. Seeing as such, shouldn’t they meld with the OS? In Android 4.0 especially, they are really driving home the notion of some uniformity and yet, the stock ICS calculator sticks out, in an ironic sense, as the blandest piece of software; utilizing just two shades, of grey. The rest of the OS lends itself to electric blues and deep blacks, so what gives with the stock calculator.

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