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New Android apps worth downloading: Tango update, Personal Capital Investing, Hamilton’s Adventure THD

by Phil Hornshaw

If you’re looking to make video calls with your Android device, you might want to check out the updated Tango app. It offers voice-over-Internet capabilities, video calling and free texting. We also have Personal Capital Investing, a financial management app that lists investments alongside your bank accounts and personal spending, and Hamilton’s Adventure THD, a top-down action-puzzler in which you explore ancient temples.

Tango update (Free)

What’s it about? Tango lets users send video, text and voice over Internet to connect with people.

What’s cool? The app’s latest update brings a bunch of new features, as well, including the ability to play games over voice calls, new video filters for Android 4.0, and new avatars that can be added to your account and your video calls.

Who’s it for? If you’re in the market to extend the calling capabilities of your device, without having to pay more for the privilege, Tango is for you.

What’s it like? Similar features are offered by the voice-over-Internet service Skype.

Personal Capital Investing (Free)

What’s it about? Combine all your finances and investments in one place with Personal Capital Investing, allowing you to see your full financial profile.

What’s cool? Using the app, you can combine things like bank accounts, investments, bills and more to see what you’re making, what you’re spending and how your money is doing at any given moment. The cool thing about the app is that it includes features that are more than just about investments, and more than just personal spending – by combining both, it lets you see everything about your finances all at once, plus gives you the ability to send people checks digitally and get investment advice.

Who’s it for? If you’re interested in financial management, organization, and help, this is a good app to check out.

What’s it like? Fidelity Investments offers some similar investment services, as does MyMerrill for Android.

Hamilton’s Adventure THD ($3.99)

What’s it about? Action-puzzler Hamilton’s Adventure has players running through various tombs and temples as Indiana Jones look-alike Hamilton, collecting treasures and solving puzzles.

What’s cool? Sporting some quality graphics (Hamilton’s Adventure was previously a PC and console game), Hamilton’s Adventure takes players through 22 different levels in which they’ll face booby-traps and other obstacles on a quest for high scores. The game is presented from a top-down perspective and based on a grid, so you’ll be running around, flipping switches and avoiding certain death while collecting treasures to rack up points. You’ll also have different gadgets you can use to complete levels, and can play as Hamilton’s bird to get a different take on the experience.

Who’s it for? Action-adventure and puzzle game fans will find something to like here. The game is specifically made for Tegra devices, however.

What’s it like? Try Lara Croft: Guardian of Light for a similar, but perhaps more action-oriented, tomb-raiding experience. There’s also Hamilton’s Great Adventure, an expansion on the original that adds more levels.

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