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Fresh Android Apps for Apr. 5: TheNextWeb, File Transfer Free, PhillyHistory AR

by Ian Black

In today’s fresh apps, get more technology news, send a large file from your phone, or pull back the curtain for a historical view of Philly.

TheNextWeb (Free)

Need more technology news? Check out TheNextWeb.

This tech news source spun out of the The Next Web Conference in 2008. Now the app is available for downloading to your Android.

Browse and read news articles, view the YouTube videos, download the podcasts, search Twitter for tech related keywords, and more.

File Transfer Free (Free)

It can still be challenging to get big files off of your phone. File Transfer Free is here to ease the pain.

After you launch the app, simply browse to the file you want in phone memory or on your SD card, select the contact or contacts from your phone’s list, then send. Alternatively, you can send directly from your Gallery using File Transfer Free. Either way, you’ll get an email receipt that your file was sent successfully.

For no charge, you can send up to 150MB per day. For a fee, you can go higher.

PhillyHistory AR (Free)

Need a little more insight into Philadelphia? has created this augmented reality up to bring you a view behind the scenes of the famous historical city. Download the app, then wave your phone at the architectural wonders that surround you. The database holds over 93,000 historical images of Philly’s buildings.

Load the photos, read more about a building’s history, then ask the app to guide you there.

Download the free Appolicious Android app