ANDROID APPS OF THE WEEK: Lock Your Kids Out Of Apps And Stream Music From Amazon

Amazon mp3 cloud player

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This week was a big week for Android with the unveiling of Amazon’s Cloud Drive and Cloud Player which are built for Android.We take a look at some more apps including the long awaited Tap Tap Revenge for Android, and even a brand new Business Insider app. 

Smart Lock Pro is a useful parental control app

With Smart Lock Pro, you can lock down your phone so only select apps and services can be launched.

One Android Market reviewer said, 'This was exactly what my wife and I were looking for. My kids have no way to access any internet sites, the market, or make any random phone calls.'

Price: $0.99 on the Android Market

Trulia is a great app for real estate lovers on the prowl

Trulia enables you to use your geo-location to search for houses, apartments, and more using Trulia's expansive database of listings.

Voice activation and QR code scanning are a couple other cool features this app offers. Also, the app offers big photos you can view, as well as the ability to add open-house listings directly to your calendar.

Price: free in the Android Market

MLB at Bat 11

MLB at Bat is essential for any baseball fan, but it isn't easy on your wallet. It requires a pricey MLB.tv subscription that is $120.00 for a whole season.

The Android app is decent, but we're hoping for a Honeycomb app soon that's tablet-optimised (like the iPad app).

MLB.tv is free for the month of April when you download this app.

Price: $14.99

Tap Tap Revenge 4 is finally available on Android

After a long wait, Tap Tap Revenge is finally available for Android.

The handheld classic came to Android with some great features like global leaderboards, chat with players from around the world, online battle mode, and music from hundreds of artists.

Price: free on Android

Angry Birds Rio is the newest Angry Birds title for Android

Angry Birds Rio is the newest Angry Birds game, and it's free right now on the Android Market. Need we say more?

The new game includes 60 levels set in Rio De Janeiro and special hidden fruits to discover.

Price: free on the Android Market

Amazon's Android App Store offers a free app every single day

Getting the Android App Store from Amazon to work might be a little tricky, but we love Amazon and we love free apps.

You'll need Android 1.6 or above and AT&T customers are out of luck for now, but this alternate App store is definitely worth a download.

Price: free from Amazon

Amazon MP3 is a reliable app store/cloud music player combo

Amazon Cloud Player streams your music from the cloud to your Android device, and you can even download songs to your phone for offline listening later.

When you sign up for an Amazon Cloud Drive account, you get a few GBs right off the bat. But if you buy one album of $2.99 value or more, they'll give you 20GB for a year.

Price: free for Android.

BONUS: Business Insider just released an Android app

The Business Insider app is a one stop shop for all your favourite business and technology news, opinions, gadget reviews, and more.

The app features convenient tabs to browse sections, as well as social network integration to share articles on Facebook and Twitter. Also, you can save articles for reading offline.

Price: free for Android

Now that you've checked out our favourite Android apps of the week....

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