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Voxox has been around on iOS for years now, but this week it finally arrived on Android. And while it may at first look like just another Skype clone, it has some features that make it worth looking at as an alternative.

The app is free, and it comes with a ridiculously long list of features included. One of the coolest is being able to share your location with another Voxox user, regardless of whether either user is on the Android or iOS version of the app. The app will also let you record calls made form the app for free, and you can get a free phone number for making calls outside the Voxox system.

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The Galaxy S4 and the HTC One are among the first mainstream Android devices to include an IR blaster, which allows the user to control their TVs and accompanying DVR by using the in-built TV app. However, the IR blaster on these handsets can act as a universal remote for any device, which has an infrared sensor, including your TV, Air conditioner, Music system, DVD players and more.

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Disa.im is a new app on the Play Store, currently in alpha, that aims to bring a unified messaging inbox for all the various messaging services out there. Currently, the application only supports the traditional SMS and Whatsapp, but the developer is working hard on adding Facebook Messenger integration as well. 

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Ever since Ice Cream Sandwich was released, beautifully designed apps started making their on the Play Store. Now, it has become a norm, rather than an exception to find beautifully designed apps and widgets on the Play Store. However, even with so many agenda widgets available on the Play Store, I have never been able to find one that looked as good as the stock HTC Sense calendar widget.

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Yahoo has one of the best looking weather apps out there, but until now it has only been available in Apple’s App Store. After Apple gave it a prestigious design award and then proceeded to rip it off wholesale in the official iOS 7 weather app, Yahoo has released an Android version for free in Google Play.

The app uses lightweight text to display basic weather info at first glance. Flickr is tapped to provide the stunning imagery that matches the current condition. More detailed info can also be accessed, including a 10-day forecast, wind speeds, and humidity. It’s a gorgeous app that works well. Get it for the backgrounds alone.

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