Today’s crop of new Android apps can make stressful activities a little easier. Up first is Redbeacon, an app for finding contractors for projects around your house. Second is Hotels by Orbitz, which can make it cheaper to book a hotel room on the fly. Finally, we’ve got Funky Smugglers, a swiping game about grabbing smuggled items off passengers as they walk through an x-ray scanner.
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