Jimmy McGee · Dec 13, 2012 at 04:00 pm

App Review: Live in Peace and Quiet with Silence – XDA Developer TV

With every app you install, it seems you get another icon in your notification bar. Along with that icon often comes a sound. Not only does your smartphone device ring when someone calls, it dings when you get a text message, Facebook wall post, Twitter retweet, Google+ community invitation, GroupOn deal notification, and your move notification with Words With Friends. After catching up on all that, you want your rest, but those noises—Someone stop the noises!

XDA Forum Member skmpowdjy offers up a Holo UI-themed application to create silence. In this video XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews Silence. TK shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so check out this app review.

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