Category: Rubbish Apps

Michael Quach is BACK – with Girl Facts

Michael Quach, the super-spammer of the Android Market, has returned with yet another addition to his bizarre catalogue of spam apps – in the form of Girl Facts. It is basically a list of very obvious social references covered in his advertising, and the best advert for Apple’s aggressive app filtering system. Here’s Quach’s description: […]

RUBBISH APP: Justin Bieber Quotes

Honestly, are we really supposed to be hanging on the every word of a 16-year-old teen pop sensation? What sort of MADMAN would trawl through Twitter, copying and pasting the “best” Bieber quotes, then placing them all into an Android app? Here are a couple of Bieber gems, to TERRIFY YOU before bedtime: That one […]

RUBBISH APP: Burger King CallPhoto

You know, the one thing we really don’t understand is this trend for apps that let you look at a photo once you’ve finished a phone call. Why is that? Why would someone want to do that? Here’s the baffling description. It doesn’t say WHY: “View photos when you finish a call! These pictures are […]

RUBBISH APP: Brushy – Teeth Brushing Timer

It’s for… people who need to be told how long to brush their teeth for. Honestly, we dread to think what an advanced bottom-wiping app based around the same concept would look like. Here’s the bizarre Android Market description attached to Brushy – Teeth Brushing Timer: “Brushy can help you brushing your teeth properly! It […]


That man from the Americas who’s often in the news has his own Android app – only it’s nothing of the sort. The Obama app that’s getting a lot of internet time at the moment is a basic RSS-based tool, that simply scrapes Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and various blog searches to pull up anything that […]

RUBBISH APP: The War of the Worlds

Obviously it’s a GREAT book, we are not commenting on the quality of the literature here – it’s an all-time classic everyone needs to have enjoyed in written form. What’s RUBBISH about The War of the Worlds on Android is that it highlights the practice in which Android developers stick out-of-copyright (AKA free to reproduce) […]

RUBBISH APP: Good Night Messages

In return for bravely downloading this to your Android phone, you get 75 pre-written “Good Night Messages” to send via SMS. Confused about what a good night message actually is? Let the maker explain… “Goodnight messages are usually sent as a good night greeting. some buddies like to send funny good night jokes. And almost […]

RUBBISH APP: Estimate Horse Weight

Have you ever found yourself needing a rough approximation of the weight of a horse? Probably not. It’s an extremely specialist area that doesn’t really crossover with the Google Android specialist area. We’d magine that if you ever DID need to know the weight of your horse, you’d need a precise figure rather than a […]

RUBBISH APP: Michael Quach presents… Waterfall Pics

Our old chum (ENEMY) Michael Quach continues his ASSAULT on the Android Market and the patience of Google itself, with the latest addition to his ludicrously wide range of apps – Waterfall Pics. It is some pictures of waterfalls that Michael has found, presumably on the internet, then assembled into an Android app, so people […]

RUBBISH APP: Find Starbucks

You don’t need an app to find a Starbucks, you just need eyes. Look, there’s one. And there’s another one two doors down. And there’s another one opposite it, just nextdoor to the… Starbucks. See? The new version of Find Starbucks, out today, includes support for Google Search, letting you use Voice Search to discover […]

  • Reviews

    • Sony Xperia Z2 review

      This is Sony’s latest go at producing a high-spec Android flagship model, with the Xperia Z2 ticking every one of 2014’s must-have tech bullet points. It has a large 5.2-inch 1080p display. It has the hot new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset inside. It has a massive 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It’s […]

    • LG/Google Nexus 5 review

      Nexus 5It’s smooth to use, the 1080p display is sharp, clear and bright, the device is extremely light and thin and therefore very pocketable and portable — much more so than other 5-inch phones we’ve used. And yet… we’re a bit unimpressed by the overall package…

    • Vodafone Huawei Ascend G510 review

      Huawei Ascend G510A relatively high-spec smartphone, with a 4.5″ display running at 480 x 854 resolution and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, plus the Ascend G510 arrives running Android 4.1.1 — albeit potentially hindered by Huawei only sticking 512MB of RAM inside it..

    • Kogan Agora 5.0" Dual-core Smartphone review

      We bought one of these using our actual money. We couldn’t quite believe that budget hardware maker Kogan was able to sell a 5″ Android phone for £119 plus delivery from Hong Kong so had to get one to have a look at the thing under our usual LABORATORY CONDITIONS. First impressions of the Kogan Agora […]

    • Panasonic Eluga review

      Panasonic ElugaThe Panasonic Eluga marks the company’s return to the European mobile phone scene years after several years of absence, and it’s come back to us with a moderately high-spec Android model that features a rather stylish, slim case.

    • HTC One V review

      The HTC One V is HTC’s third entry in its high-profile new HTC One range, offering a smaller 3.7″ display running on a single-core 1GHz processor. It is is very much the “affordable” option in HTC’s newest Android series, but it still arrives running the same HTC Sense 4 interface we saw in the excellent […]

    • HTC One S review

      The HTC One S is the piggy in the middle of HTC’s 2012 line-up, offering a 4.3″ AMOLED display inside a very slim and stylish aluminium chassis. You get the same ImageSense camera technology as employed to such great effect in the HTC One X, along with Android 4.0.3 and the very latest HTC Sense […]

    • HTC One X review

      Here it is then, HTC’s new quad-core monster, the 4.7″ flagship for 2012 that introduces the Tegra 3 processor to mobile phones, updates HTC’s range to Android 4.0 and brings us the supposedly streamlined version 4.0 of HTC’s Sense user interface. You also get a fantastic 8megapixel camera that we’ve previously examined in great detail, […]

    • HTC One X review: Camera, photo and video samples

      HTC’s new quad-core flagship phone doesn’t just feature Android 4.0, a 4.7″ display and Nvidia’s newest Tegra 3 chipset – there’s also an entirely new 8megapixel camera in the phone, powered by a system HTC is calling ImageSense. And this camera is one of the many highlights of the new Android phone, offering the perfect […]

    • Sony Xperia S review

      Xperia S Sony returns with an all-new mobile design for 2012, pairing a dual-core processor with a 720p display. It’s a lovely phone, but is it enough to end our Samsung and HTC obsession?

    • Sony Xperia S review: Camera, photo and video samples

      We’ve spent most of the last week captivated by the staggeringly sharp screen of the new Sony Xperia S, while putting together what will hopefully be something resembling a review for you all to read very shortly. In the meantime, to be getting on with, here are a few sample photos and videos, taken using […]

    • LG Prada 3.0 review

      LG Prada 3.0 review LG’s updated Prada phone comes with an absolutely crazy black & white theme, but is it just for fashionable suit wearers who want to make themselves look a bit more interesting?

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Tough Case for Galaxy Nexus

      £30? For a phone case? It had better be good.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Samsung Official Mesh Vent Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Samsung’s official Galaxy Nexus case. Costs a lot. Has a glittery little logo.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Barely There for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

      Fresh from reviewing the cheap and cheerful FlexiShield case for the Galaxy Nexus, we’re back with another protective offering from industry veteran Case-Mate. Although this particular product retails for around the same price as FlexiShield’s TPU option, it’s quite a different proposition. Review submitted by extremely patient retro gaming advisor Damo. As the name suggests, […]

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: FlexiShield Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Seeing as we’ve just reviewed the brand spanking new Galaxy Nexus, we’re in the mood for some accessorising – and we don’t mean earnings and handbags. To that end, we’ll be covering a few Galaxy Nexus-themed items over the next few weeks, starting with the FlexiShield Case. Review submitted by reader, writer, gamer and occasional […]