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Fresh Android Apps for the Holiday Week

If the holiday stress is starting to get to your nerves, it’s time to unwind. Not in a pub, but online. Download a video game for your Android smartphone. Here are three of the better known game titles this holiday week. And they’re free

Papa John’s Pizza

No doubt, you have your festive dinner plans for the family this coming New Year’s Eve celebration. Perhaps more of the same that you had last Christmas weekend, but how about something simpler but just as good? Care for a sumptuous pizza? Download the free Papa John’s Pizza apps and order from your Android phone. You can see and select from its entire menu even without any account. Its Quick Picks feature lets you order popular choices with some added toppings or save them as a recurring order in the future in the Favorites tab. The app displays special offers and lets you enter promo discount codes. Mark your orders for delivery or find the PJ outlet nearest you complete with directions on how to get there.

Real Racing 2

Who says you can’t play an EA driving game while on the road? Download EA’s Real Racing to transform your Android handset into a gaming console for some realistic racing fun. You get the styling and riding traits of such real cars like the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C 2010, the 2010 Nissan GT-R, the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, and many others. Play in Quick Race mode for a ready race course against 15 different cars or be a circuit competitor in its Career Mode. It’s free but you may want to upgrade with an in-app purchase to unlock 30 more cars, 15 new tracks and 10 hours of racing in the Career Mode.

LightBox

Organizing your photos doesn’t get any simpler than this. With its photo journal facility, your snapshots get automatically categorized according to a personal timeline, minimizing the need to sort. Your photos are displayed Tumblr-style. You can also set accessibility levels for your photo journals which can be unlisted, public or private. LightBox preempts the popular iPhone Instagram app’s pending launch in Android. So, there’s no need to wait for it to come down to your Android this holiday season. LightBox does the same thing.

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