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Fresh Android Apps for Aug. 3: Slices for Twitter, Perfectly Clear, Megatroid

by Marty Gabel

We’re entering the weekend with three fine apps. Slices for Twitter offers a great way to chop up your Twitter content so you can easily keep track of the things you enjoy the most, and separate it from other stuff. Then there’s Perfectly Clear for Android, which claims to be able to create stunning images from your washed-out or underexposed smartphone photos. We’ve also got Megatroid, an old-school platformer in spirit, but with a cool space-themed 3-D look and feel.

Slices for Twitter (Free)

Here’s a new way to enjoy Twitter content from OneLouder, maker of popular apps like TweetCaster, 1Weather and many other Android favorites. Slices is more than just a Twitter app though, it lets you browse the social network by category so you can easily keep track of the things you like.

You can see who are the best people to follow on Twitter, check out live streams of the day’s top events, or see what’s trending, either locally or worldwide. By organizing your timeline into “slices” you only end up seeing what you want and can keep things arranged exactly the way you choose.

Perfectly Clear ($0.99)

Perfectly Clear is made by Athentech Imaging who have been in the automatic image correction business for a while, offering Photoshop plug-ins and an iOS app. Now, they’ve brought their technology to the Android platform, so you can try it for yourself.

Perfectly Clear for Android can autocorrect your underexposed or washed-out smartphone photos to reveal vibrant, colorful images with sharp and accurate detail. Once the algorithm has finished working its magic, there are 10 more corrections you can apply to create great-looking photos you’ll want to preserve.

Megatroid (Free)

Megatroid is a new, free platformer from Triolith, who also developed the highly-acclaimed Wisp. What makes Megatroid interesting is that no two runs are ever the same – each time you play, it generates new stages so there are infinite possibilities.

You play as Hali, a female space marine, and your goal is to free the galaxy from the grasp of the almighty machine empire, The Imperium. Clearly taking its inspiration from old-school platformers like MegaMan (with refreshed 3-D visuals), you’ll have access to weapons, armor, power-ups, and you can even share the levels that you generate with friends.

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