Fresh Android Apps for Aug. 31: Epson iPrint, Elixir 2, Madden NFL 12

by Ian Black

Your Android is getting so busy it’s hard to find time to make a call on it. Add to your device’s to-do list with Epson iPrint which lets you print to a wireless printer.

For exhaustive system diagnostics, check out Elixir 2, and, for fun, sell out the cash for Madden NFL 12.

Epson iPrint (Free)

Print from your Android device to your wirelessly connected “All in One” Epson printer using this new app.

The app finds a compatible print on your Wi-Fi network and will then print web pages or photos with a couple of quick taps. You can also access virtual storage – from Dropbox, Evernote, and Box.net – directly from the app and print items from these services as well.

Check your printer’s status and ink levels or even scan a document on your printer and then access it or forward it in email from your Android device.

Elixir 2 (Free)

Want to dissect your Android like a frog in a school biology lab? Elixir 2 goes deep inside your device to tell you about system attributes and apps. The app provides detailed information on your battery, internal and SD storage, CPU, memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, operating system, camera hardware, audio capabilities and much, much more.

Find out what resources installed applications are using and then uninstall them or move them to an SD card. Set up widgets to monitor or control system resources from your home screen.

Madden NFL 12 by EA Sports ($6.99)

Madden goes mobile in this latest gift from EA Sports. If you’re already a fan, just pull out your wallet and throw down your money. If not, talk to someone who is, then pull out your wallet. Just make sure you have a high-end Android device for this graphics-heavy rendition of pro football at its finest.

Choose a team from the 32 of the league, pick your plays from customized playbooks unique to each team, then control the action on both sides of the ball using the game’s Total Defensive Conrol (TDC) and Action Control Time (ACT) engines.

Download the free Appolicious Android app