Candid Camera: Does Hero Need a Flash?

The vast majority of people wish that Sprint’s Hero had a flash. While a flash would be a nice addition, I don’t think it’s really all that necessary. I mean, who really takes that many pictures in pitch dark? Let’s focus on the real area of concern… low light. ...

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Android Application Tsunami Coming?

Everything that can be invented – has already been invented. – Charles Duell, Commissioner of the United States Patent Office, 1899 I have to admit that my trips to the Android Market have significantly stalled over the last few weeks after noticing a decrease in apps that I felt ...

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Mobile Defense

As a general rule I traditionally avoid overused hyperbole. You know, like when a sporting event is called a “war” or when the most recent episode of “House” is called “the most intense and terrifying episode… EVER”. Yawn. I’ve always seen that ...

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Holdin’ Out… For a Real Hero

The release of the highly anticipated and much praised HTC Hero on Sprint left me nothing but underwhelmed. After writing my post about making a decision between Sprint’s first two Android offerings (see The Great Debate), I came to the agonizing decision that I just wasn’t ready to ...

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FixIt!: Android Devices

Yes, we are all very excited with the newly announced Android devices, but let’s step back for just a minute and take a look at what is obviously missing from most of the current and upcoming devices. Here is a short list of items for manufacturers to think about: Have you seen ...

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Rumor: Droid is a Series; Droid Eris Coming 11/6

The phones just keep on coming. A “trusted source” tells Engadget that “Droid” is what Verizon will call its entire line of Android phones, and that the second phone in that series will be available November 6. And what handset will Droid #2 be? None other than the HTC ...

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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. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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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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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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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! Have you ...

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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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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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