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Best Android apps

Jerry Hildenbrand - Smart Voice Recorder

If you picked up a Nexus 5, and this is your first trip to Nexusland, you'll be needing a few utilities from Google Play. Luckily, Google Play is filled with them so you're covered, and all you need to do is pick from the thousands available. If you don't want to try them all (and if you do, I can't blame you) here's a great voice recorder to get you started.

It's got three really good things going for it It's free, it has an adjustable sample rate (between 8 and 44k), and it will run in the background while the screen is off. For most of us, this is all we ever need from a pocket voice recorder. Give it a try.

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Chris Parsons - Meltdown

It has been a while since I played any top down / isometric shooters so when I saw Bulkypix's Meltdown I figured I would give it a go. After having run through all the 'training', I was pleasantly surprised at how awesome Meltdown was despite it being a free game. You get to play as Zed and have to battle your way through 30 randomly generated levels, fighting enemies that each have their own special AI. If that's not enough action to keep you busy, you can join the online cross-platform co-op games and play with up to 4 others players. Overall, Meltdown is a fun game though it's certainly not for everyone. The 'tap to go places and do things' nature makes it a bit slow but if that's not something you're worried about, there is great action to be had here and the IAP nags are kept to minimum, making that free price tag even better.

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Alex Dobie - Rayman Fiesta Run

Following the generally well-received Rayman Jungle Run, the limbless platforming hero is back in Fiesta Run, another colourful, fast-paced running title from Ubisoft. There are 76 individual levels to traverse across a range of fiesta-themed worlds, which challenge your reflexes and memory as you collect coins and brightly-colored critters. The game also introduces the new "invasion" mode, unlocked after completing each stage, along with three boss battles to contend with.

For the price - $2.99 in the U.S. and £1.99 in the UK - there's not much more you could want out of a mobile platformed like this.

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Richard Devine - Star Wars: Tiny Death Star

This week Lucasarts delivered us an absolute treat in Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. Think Tiny Tower, with an Imperial twist. You're building your own Death Star complete with karaoke bar, plush apartments and interrogation facilities in the back.

It's an amazingly fun and addictive little mobile game, and sees you trying to earn money to complete the Death Star construction. It's either that or The Emperor and Lord Vader go out and get jobs. Yeah. It's a free download supplemented by IAP's but honestly I've been letting it run without spending a penny so far. And I haven't been able to put it down.

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Simon Sage - Rabbids Big Bang

Though Rayman Fiesta Run might be the Ubisoft title grabbing a lot of attention this week, I finally got a chance to try out Rabbids Big Bang, which came out in October. I've always been a fan of the absolutely insane, bulgy-eyed rabbids, and their latest title doesn't disappoint. Players work their way through a series of space-themed physics puzzles, earn coins to upgrade their rabbid, The puzzles are vaguely Angry Birds-ish, but the jetpack mechanic adds something fresh, plus the graphics, cartoony as they may be, have plenty of polish. The only real downside is that they're pushing in-app purchases for a game that already costs a buck.

In any case, Rabbids Big Bang offers up great, casual brain-teasers with a dash of the absurd.

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Phil Nickinson - TripIt

I am forever on a search for the perfect travel app. Some coordinate my itineraries better than others. Others have better mapping, or more specific data. But for me, Tripit continues to be at the center of that maelstrom. There's simply not an easier way to input all of your trips - be it flight info, hotel bookings, rental cars or whatever. Just forward the email to plans@tripit.com and the system does all the work. I pony up for Tripit Pro as well, so I get faster alerts and easy sharing with my family - and with other apps. If you're going anywhere, you have got to take Tripit with you.

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