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Apps of the Week: Disk Usage, ZDBox

ZDNet UK rounds up the best mobile apps around. This week: explore your phone's internal storage, manage your apps with a handy toolbox, and track solar activity
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Disk Usage

ZDNet UK is now recommending an App of the Day. It seems only polite, now we have our own app, to take a deeper look at this lively area of mobile tech — and, of course, we'll do it with the needs of enterprise IT at the top of the list.

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1. Disk Usage
Everything old is new again, and with mobile phones the far-off days when computers ran out of memory and disk space are back on the radar. This simple but useful program explores your phone's internal and SD card storage, showing what's eating the space through a rather swish, dynamic interface. DiskUsage only does one thing, but it's one you'll need.


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ZDBox

2. ZDBox
This handy set of tools gives you much better control of your apps, lets you set 'do not disturb' times to silence annunciators, supplies a decent overview of phone memory usage, manages tasks and so on. A per-app password system lets you guard your sensitive bits while letting pals play. ZDBox is free on Android.


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Solaris Alpha

3. Solaris Alpha
Keep a weather eye on solar activity and geomagnetic events with this 3D pictorial app that shows what the Sun and Earth are up to. Get alerts for incoming solar storms, flares and auroras, or inspect sunspots in various different frequencies of light. As things hot up in the solar cycle and the chances of GPS or other disruptions increase, this is a valuable early warning system. Solaris Alpha costs £1.22 on Android.


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AndroSensor

4. AndroSensor
All the data from all the sensors on your phone, displayed in one place. Useful if you're developing an app with sensor input, fascinating if you're just curious about what your phone can detect. Includes links to Google Maps, logging, export to CSV, how much power each sensor system takes, and general system description. AndroSensor is free on Android.


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TechLibrary

5. TechLibrary
Blowing our own trumpet here: the TechLibrary app from ZDNet allows business, marketing and technology professionals to discover new information resources, explore the latest trends and keep up to date. The app provides quick and easy access to white papers on a wide array of technology topics, including cloud computing, security and data management. TechLibrary is free for iOS.


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