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New Android Apps: Blottr, Smart Tools And More

We’ve got lots of new apps to occupy your time in this week’s round of Android apps. Whether it’s the latest from Rovio or a tool to help you sniff out scams, we’ve got your back.


Blottr: Do you have an eye for news stories? Blottr, a citizen journalism platform, has just come out with an app to help you upload your own stories quickly and easily, as well as read pieces from other newshounds. Free.


Scam Detector: Are you getting ripped off? Refer to this app, which identifies some of the most egregious scams around across nine different industries, including finance, social networking, employment, travel and more. Free.


Smart Tools: Turn your phone into a multi-faceted household helper. This app has five groups of tools that are actually more like 15 tools rolled into sets — a ruler, measuring tape, compass, sound meter and more. $2.50.


Amazing Alex: This is the newest title from the makers of Angry Birds. In this game, you’ve got to help Alex accomplish different tasks around the house by harnessing the power of physics, creating a series of chain reactions. Spend the week making your way through 100 different levels. $0.99.


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