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Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 7: TED, Bank of America for Tablet, ArrowHead

by Ian Black

I used to think I was smart and then I watched a few TEDTalks. Shatter your own self-esteem with the fresh TED app.

Take your mobile banking to the big screen by downloading Bank of America for Tablet and stay sharp with the fresh archery game, ArrowHead.

TED (Free)

Want to watch and listen to brilliant people so they can blow your mind with amazing concepts you’ve never heard before? This is your app. TEDTalks invites the very brightest business and medical people, entrepreneurs, inventers, scientists, researchers and general deep thinkers to expound on their best ideas in front of an audience and films everything so you can watch over web and now on your Android device.

This official app delivers thousands of new and popular lists of TEDTalks, allows you to search by keyword, and lets you bookmark or download your favorites.

Bank of America for Tablet (Free)

Ever get excited about your banking app? Me neither. But this one might just light your fuse. Bank of America designed this app specifically for Android 3.0+ tablets and the early reviews are startlingly high – like 4.5 stars.

You get the usual banking features including the ability the view and drill into current transactions, move money between accounts, and find bank and ATM sites based on your location. But, the big touch-screen design, say users, rocks and might just be better than BofA’s website.

ArrowHead (Free)

Did you see the archery game in yesterday’s fresh list? In case you didn’t get the point about bow and arrow sports being hot, here’s another one for you. In this game, you play as a soldier with a crossbow in medieval times. Your mission: invade a castle protected by enemy combatants and rescue the peasants held captive there.

The longer you hold your finger down on the screen the more powerful the shot will be. Aim true and shoot the bad guys before they take you out with a crossbow bolt. And, as the app's description states, don’t shoot the angry birds!