Download This: PortaPayments

PortaPayments is a brilliant little idea: it’s an Android app that creates QR codes for PayPal payments. Scanning one of these QR codes takes you to PayPal with the recipient and amount all filled out. Manually approve the payment and you’re done. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and ...

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Yelp’s Got New Features: Bookmark Sync + Draft Support

Yelp for Android arrived in December and has since been updated with some of the great features iPhone users are accustomed to. For those who have never used the service Yelp is a great way to review, discuss, and check out what businesses are good… and maybe not so good in your area! ...

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Yet More Android Business Models

Last September brought you five blog posts outlining 40 business models worth considering with Android. Here, find another 9, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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HTC Sense 2.1 Leaked For Droid Eris

Well folks, the kids over at XDA Developers are at it again! According to the team over at Android Central, earlier this evening HTC Sense 2.1 was leaked via XDA for the Droid Eris! From the picture and what I am reading in the forums, it looks to possibly be legit. This one is still... Read More

Google Really is Giving Away Free Nexus One and Droid Handsets to Developers

Last night I was both very pleasantly surprised and somewhat scared when I got email with the following snippet: “Due to your contribution to the success of Android Market, we would like to present you with a brand new Android device as part of our developer device seeding program. You ...

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Motorola HS1001 Cordless Phone Coming This Summer, Engadget Gets a Look

It seems those Android home phone rumors that surfaced a few months back just might be coming to fruition. Earlier today it was announced that Motorola will be bringing the Motorola HS1001 Android Cordless Phone to the US this summer.  Made by the company Binatone, the device will be branded ...

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MOTOBLUR Handsets Coming To Canada

We have some good news this morning for Canadians. According to the team over at Boy Genius Report, MOTOBLUR will be coming to all three major Canadian carriers in the form of the Motorola DEXT, the Motorola BACKFLIP, and the Motorola QUENCH tablet. Unfortunately we do not have any news on who ...

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Reasons for Root

We often hear requests, demands, and the like from people, calling for root permissions on their Android device and/or the ability to install alternative firmware. AndroidGuys wants to know: what do you think is in it for the device manufacturers?

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Apple Suing the “Great Artists” of HTC

First Nokia and now HTC. Apple is suing the Taiwan based Smart/Super phone maker for infringement of 20 patents. Surprisingly, Apple is not suing over multi-touch, but over patents that stretch from the iPhone’s UI to its hardware. I do not know much about patents, but here you can view ...

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Archos 5 – Designed by Engineers?

I got my free Archos 5 and spent a very lovely evening playing with my new toy. To be honest, I have very mixed feelings about the device, especially since I got it practically free.  I’m hoping that the good people of Archos will read this post and take some useful info from it. ...

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Google Now Selling Nexus One Batteries

This week Google added spare Nexus One batteries for sale in the official store. The best thing about it is that they’re only $25 a piece, plus shipping.  This is considerably cheaper than the $50 price tag that some phones fetch.  I haven’t had any problem with the Nexus battery ...

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FixIt!: Android Users: Misers?

New figures published few days ago from AdMob told us few things about ourselves. They told us that we are males, aged between 25 and 34 and we prefer not to pay for apps… I will guess that there is a good chance you will be reading this and say: No, I am not! Deals,... Read More

Have Keyboard, Will Travel: Android Phones Capable of Using USB Keyboard.

In an article over at jkontherun.com, it seems that some enterprising Android enthusiasts have found that some Android powered devices have the ability to support USB keyboards built into their stock firmware. As the author of the article points out, it is not as simple as plugging in that ...

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Synchronizing Google Voice With Your Location: Google Voice Locations v0.1

Aloha Android and Google Voice fans! Over the last few days, Gizmodo and Lifehacker have featured several posts detailing the adventures of Google Voice Master Chad Smith. According to the folks over at Lifehacker, Smith was able to synchronize his Google Voice ringing schedule with his GPS ...

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Handling Multiple Screen Sizes, Part Five

We wrap up coverage of multiple screen sizes by looking at ways to have your UI take advantage of more space, rather than just rendering bigger, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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