Friday, 19 April 2013

Intelligent Ringer adjusts your ringer volume


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Intelligent Ringer adjusts your ringer volume based on ambient noise

Intelligent Ringer uses your Android phone's microphone to determine the best volume setting for your device. Learn how to install and use this free app. Read more

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