Android: Contacts+ is one of the most useful address books we’ve seen. It combines photos with information from all your connected services, including Google and Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Turn your phone’s lock screen into a potentially life-saving tool by adding important In Case of Emergency (ICE) info to it. You can do this by adding the ICE info to the “owner info” settings in Android (under Settings > Security) or, as with setting information to get your lost phone back, using a screenshot of the information as your wallpaper.
Yahoo has acquired Xobni, makers of our favourite productivity-boosting Outlook plugin and our favourite address book app for Android, Smartr Contacts. The outcome? You’ll be able to use those products for another year but not beyond.
Networking without the sleaze isn’t easy. Over on OPEN Forum they suggest that one way to make a solid second impression is with a little light stalking — in this case, setting up Google Alerts for your new business contacts to keep on top of their news.
Keeping your address book up to date is always a tasking process. While a few apps exist that supposedly comb your contacts for updates, those only work if they actually update their information. Tech blog Digital Inspiration has come up with a simple Google Script that you send to contacts so they can update their information themselves.