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ZDNet App Wrap: 13 August 2012

Google Authenticate, Mutely, ACCC Recalls Australia, St George, InstaWifi, Google Translate, JB Hi-Fi Now, ownCloud

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Topic: Developer
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1 of 8 Google

Google Authenticator

Platform: Android, iOS (iPhone)

Price: Free

Once you've enabled two-step verification on your Google Account in your account settings, this app will generate two-step verification codes on your phone, adding an additional layer of security to protect those accounts. 

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2 of 8 AntTek

Mutely

Platform: Android

Price: AU$1.15

Often, if you put your phone on silent for a meeting, you'll forget to set it to loud again afterwards. This app lets you set how long you want your phone to be silent for, so you don't have to worry about forgetting. You can also specify calls that you're willing to take during the time when the phone is on silent.

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3 of 8 ACCC

ACCC Recalls Australia

Platform: iOS (iPhone), Android

Price: Free

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its Recalls app for Android. The app keeps you abreast of products that have been recalled due to faults, and also lets you report unsafe products to the ACCC.

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4 of 8 St George Bank

St George

Platform: iOS (iPhone)

Price: Free

The St George iPhone app has had some new features added, including the ability to apply for a credit card using the app, and a PropertyMate tool, which guides customers through the steps required to carry out a property inspection. Customers could already open transaction and savings accounts on their mobiles and track their budget using the app.

The app is also available on Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and iPad, but without the new features.

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5 of 8 Jesse chen

InstaWifi

Platform: Android

Price: Free

Working on a project with a colleague who's dropped by? Don't want to give them your Wi-Fi password? InstaWifi generates a QR code for your Wi-Fi, which an Android phone with a QR scanner can use to connect to your network.

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6 of 8 Google

Google Translate

Platform: Android

Price: Free

Google's latest update to its Translate app on Android lets you translate text from a picture. All you do is take the photo and then brush the text you want translated with your finger.

Google Translate is also available for iOS, but without the new photo function.

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7 of 8 JB Hi-Fi

JB Hi-Fi Now

Platform:  iOS (iPhone), Android, Windows Phone 7

Price: Free

JB Hi-Fi Now is a music-streaming service, which has now made its way to Windows Phone. The app has offline synchronisation, meaning that you can throw a few albums onto your mobile device and take it with you on a flight, for example.

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8 of 8 ownCloud

ownCloud

Platform: Android, iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Price: AU$0.99

If you need a file-sync-and-share cloud that you can control, you can connect devices to a private ownCloud server running in your datacentre. It seems as though there are still a few bugs to work out in the app, but the idea is sound.

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