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App Review: Vent - Get it off your chest

mzl.ypmresgb.175x175-75Vent for iOS (coming soon to Android) is both an app and a social network that should be of particular interest to the outwardly temperamental; people who, once in a while need to express how they're really feeling with their circle of friends.

Rather than try to jump on the bandwagon of established social networks like Twitter and Facebook, which seem to encourage putting on your best face and pretending everything is great all the time - Vent is all about the basic human need for impulsive emotions like anger, irritation and the daily frustrations of life.

2x2aIt's a great idea that should immediately resonate with anyone who's been put on hold by a call-center, been stuck in traffic or paid too much for a shoddy service.

The simple and intuitive UI makes navigation quick and easy - dragging a slider allows you to express anything from being calm to furious, followed by a short (240 character) description similar to a tweet, which is then vented to other Vent users.

2x2bVisually, the Vent app is slick, engaging and looks great on the small screen - and because Vent is free to use, you won't be venting about the price.

They say misery loves company, and as the user-base grows - you'll be in good company with like-minded 'venters' who share your frustration; so instead of throwing your iPhone across the room, get it off your chest with Vent - it's like pocket therapy!

Platforms: iOS, (Android coming soon)
Price: FREE
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Android: How to Download .apk Directly From Google Play

APK DownloaderHere's an interesting find, for anyone struggling with lost connections and download problems on Google Play. A web service called APK Downloader allows you to enter a Google Play URL, and download the .apk file for any non-paid app onto your PC. The file can then be transferred across and installed on your device manually.

It's a bit of a lifesaver for those with unrecognized devices that Google thinks are not compatible with a particular app, or anyone with a weak internet connection on their device.

There is a quota limit, which means the service may tell you to try again later, but they also offer a Chrome extension which gets around this by using your own Google Play logins to fetch the file.

For obvious reasons, this only works with free apps, but we thought it was useful enough to mention.