Wireless Tether: A Love Story

This is more of a personal recommendation than it is an application review.  Anyone who does work on the go nowadays knows just how essential “all over” internet access is.  But wireless data-only plans are often expensive and require another piece or two of hardware, and their ...

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Droid Specs Leak Out

Motorola briefly had detailed specs for the Droid up on its site today. They’re long gone now, but leave it to Boy Genius Report to be there to get all the screenshots.  

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App Review: Robo Defense

Whether its while you’re in line at the store, or sitting waiting for class to start, I am sure that many of you have your own go to game for wasting a few minutes of time here and there. Robo Defense by Lupis Labs is the one I’ve been playing with for a few weeks... Read More

Oh, Hey There HTC Desire!

It looks like the HTC Desire is one step closer to launch, thanks to another BGR tipster. The Desire is the not-quite-as-attractive cousin to the Hero, at least on the outside.  It is possible, however, that the Desire’s internals are speedier than those of  its predecessors. Only time ...

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HTC Hands Keys to Hero Kingdom Over to Developers

Up until now, developers looking to create a great Hero/Sense ROM have had a difficult time. With no open-source kernel to work with, anyone wanting to mod or customize a Hero build has has to work with limited resources. That will no longer be the case, thanks to HTC. HTC has made the full ...

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Wall Street’s Bullish on Android

It’s fun to read about the buzz Android is creating with all of the news about new handsets and carriers. It’s also fun to brag that you were an early adopter of the platform that the mobile industry is finally taking note of. But, the truth is. nothing matters if the money ...

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Un-Ugly Me

One of most frequent complaints about Android is about its unpolished and unelegant UI when compared to that of iPhone.  As a brief user of iPhone 3G, it hurts me to admit that it is indeed the case. Just take for example Compass apps from both platforms: functionally equal,  Android ...

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Android Goes to War

File this one under “unexpected uses.” Defense contractor Raytheon has developed an app called RATS for use by the U.S. military. RATS is an acronym for Raytheon Android Tactical System. The app sounds a lot like Latitude– it’ll let military personnel keep track of a ...

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Where’s the Barnes & Noble eReader App for Android?

One of the hottest topics in Android this week has been the new Barnes & Noble “nook” ebook Reader.  Among the first Android-based devices of its kind, the device is sure to be a hot seller this holiday season.  After all, it has plenty of features that the Amazon Kindle 2 ...

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Best Buy Getting Droid This Weekend?

The official unveiling of the Verizon/Motorola Droid is slated to go down next week on the 28th with sale dates and formal announcements likely monpolizing the news next Wednesday.  Rumors have the launch pegged for sometime early November, recently leaked Best Buy documents indicate a Droid ...

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How To: Turn off HTC Sense

Thinking about buying the Sprint Hero by HTC, or already own it, but not digging the Sense UI? It’s okay, it isn’t for everyone. Thankfully there is a way to turn off Sense and use the standard Android Home instead.  Here’s a quick step-by-step guide how to do so!  

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Making Money is Hard Work

Take a look at perceived "grievances" with making money off of Android apps and a comparison with selling Windows, Web, and iPhone apps, in today's very special episode of Building 'Droids!

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Archos A5 Walkthrough [VIDEO]

Nicolas Charbonnier (Charbax) passed along his video walkthrough of the new Archos A5 MID where he shows off of a handful of the device’s features.  While he’s generally a fan of all things Archos, he is extremely pleased with his Android-based A5, calling it the “most ...

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App Review: DriveSafe.ly

DriveSafe.ly is an application that will read aloud the text messages you receive while driving or doing anything that stops you from looking at your Android’s screen. The application itself is free (available from the Market) but to get more choice of voices or to be able to have more ...

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Android is like Baskin Robbins

Walking into a Baskin Robbins, one is faced with many difficult decisions. After all, there are 31 flavors laid out in front of you (or at least there’s supposed to be). Rocky Road or Mint Chocolate Chip? World Class Chocolate or Jamoca Almond Fudge? Chocolate or Vanilla? Many people walk ...

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