App Review: Express News

Every morning as my dogs rush past me to the yard for their morning romp, I sit on my deck with a cup of hot coffee and start my day.  This routine has long included my G1 to check email, Twitter, Facebook and the like as I slowly wake listening to the distant jingle of... Read More

Is Rooting Overrated?

UPDATE: As pointed out in the comments, it might have been more appropriate to title this piece “Are Custom ROMs Overrated” instead.  We hope you will sting the piece enjoyable nonetheless. I decided some time ago that I would root my phone after an app came in the market ...

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App Review: aiCurrency

aiCurrency is, as you might have guessed, a currency converter for Android.  It’s not just your standard conversion app though – there are some really nice features you might find enjoyable or helpful. Because of my travels, my online purchase addiction (Hi, my name is Raphael and ...

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Playing Catch Up?

So… it’s clear to many of us (especially given that they’re the only provider in the U.S. offering android phones at the moment) that T-Mobile has being playing a bit of catch-up to get their 3G network up and running. This has just left me sad and disappointed being that I’m a T-Mobile ...

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App Review: Aldiko

Electronic books should have replaced the printed books for years now, so we had been told. We are not there yet but some efforts are made such as with devices like Amazon’s Kindle or Sony’s reader. You can get (read: buy) most new books as an electronic version, the latest example ...

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM Adds Android to Platform Portfolio

The biggest name in online florists has announced a downloadable storefront app for Android, thanks to a mobile strategy based on Digby’s Mobile Commerce Suite Platform.  This version follows in the footsteps of the web client as well as iPhone and BlackBerry apps. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is ...

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App Review: PicMe (Screen Grabber)

PicMe is a tool to capture the screen from your Android device, however it can only be used on rooted devices. It has been tested on Dream, Magic, Hero, Galaxy. To get a screenshot from your Android device, you can install the Android SDK, connect the phone via USB and use the Dalvik Debug ...

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The Way Forward [CYANOGATE '09]

When I heard about the cease-and-desist order Google sent to Cyanogen, my initial thought was to take a wait-and-see attitude, assuming that something would be worked out. But I’ll admit, seeing what Cyanogen himself had to say had me pretty pessimistic about the future of custom ROMs. I ...

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Have Android Will Travel

This is the first week I have traveled with my iPod and not used it at all thanks to my G1 and the myTouch 3G.  As posted in a previous article I have an extended battery for the G1 so it has an actual standby of a week now and after watching several movies the... Read More

Fight the Fights Worth Fighting For

More is at stake with mobile devices than the ability to run YouTube videos. If you are going to go to war, fight a fight worth fighting for. More in today's rather opinionated episode of Building 'Droids!

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Newbtorial: Adding Sounds to Your Android Phone

Hello Android users, I thought I would be a good exercise to run through how to create/add new ringtones, alarms, and notifications. It is very easy to add new sounds to your phone by following the steps below. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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Acer A1 on Pre-Order

There was a rumor back in March about the Acer A1 and how it was due to be released this September… Well it might be late but it will be here soon.  One can find it listed as available on pre-order at Expansys (France and Germany) with some specs: • Processor: Qualcomm 8250 768 MHz... ...

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Share Your Adventures with Moby Android

The first Android app from mobypicture has landed in the Android market.  Called Moby Android, it allows for users to share photos, videos, audio and text with friends, family and contacts.  All of the major social networking sites and services are represented including Facebook, Twitter, ...

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App Review: Listen

Podcasts are addicting. This is a fact that I’m sure Google had in mind when they created Google Listen, their latest Android Labs addition. Though touted as an audio search engine, its included features more closely mimic a standard podcast client. With tools to discover, subscribe, ...

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Google Responds [CYANOGATE '09]

You know something’s a pretty big deal when Google feels obligated to respond to a situation.  Such is the case with the recent situation going down between the Android team and Cyanogen.  Today sees Dan Morrill dropping by the official Developer blog to weigh in on the confusion ...

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