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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The Dreaded Cease-and-Desist Order [CYANOGATE '09]

Folks all over the Androidosphere are freaking out about the cease and desist order Android modder extraordinaire Cyanogen reportedly received from Google. It’s disappointing, but honestly, not terribly surprising. Let’s all step back, take a couple deep breaths, and count to ten.

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Quick Look: APNdroid

What is one of the most heard complaints about the current Android phones? The battery life. Today we are going to take a quick look at one of the most useful applications in the market.

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Motorola’s “Derivative Version” of Android

The MOTODEV podcast popped up in my Google Listen “Android” search results today, and I heard something really interesting in this week’s edition. Jason Warren, part of Motorola’s software product management team, talked about the Cliq and in general about what Moto is ...

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Don’t Hold Your Breath…

..because I don’t think we will ever see Google itself manufacture a handset for Android.  One of the pieces of buzz right now is how people are wishing that Google would be like Apple and create a piece of hardware that will run the Android system at its best. While I would LOVE to ...

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App Review: Contacts GroupU

This simple yet highly functional application syncs Google contact groups to a user’s phone. In addition, it also provides full options for editing and creating new groups from the convenience of your handheld device. Groups you create using Contact GroupU are actually synced back to your ...

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Newbtorial: Getting the Most From Your HTC Exhange App

It may seem strange at first to write an article about the pre-installed HTC Exchange app; however, for a great deal of new MyTouch3G users, one selling point of the phone has been the integrated Exchange service. Has HTC created what should be considered a flagship Exchange application? ...

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Be Heard! Vote in the ADC2 With Your Android Phones!

Ready to get your hands on all sorts of new Android apps?  Head to the Android Market and download the new “Android Developer Challenge 2″ from Google.  Once installed, the app will randomly present users with titles for downloading and scoring based on specific criteria.  ...

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First Sony Ericsson app in the Android Market

While checking new apps coming into the Android Market (via androlib.com RSS feed), I came across the 1st app from Sony Ericsson called AmbientTime Lite 1.0. If this is to get a taste of  the design of the apps going to be included in the upcoming Sony Ericsson Android devices, it is ...

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Consolidated Apps – The Good, Bad and the Hefner

As a general rule I like to stay away from the all-in-ones. Sure, it’s cool to show off how the DVD tray slides out of the side panel on the plasma or how the “this” also functions as a “that” at the push a magic button. But, we are left fuming when the ...

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Do I Really Want a Swiss Army Phone?

When I was a kid I really wanted a swiss army knife. I wanted to be able to survive the day that I accidentally ended up in the wild forest with no food or water, and be like McGuyver.  I wanted to be able to have all the tools I needed in one place on... Read More

Android in Ireland… No Luck for the Irish!

This post could be rather short because as of today (23rd of September 2009) none of the 4 main mobile phone operators doing business in Ireland have an Android device on offer… not one! You can get the latest Nokia N97, the iPhone 3GS, any flavors of BlackBerry even a couple of Windows ...

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App Review: Guardian Anywhere

Guardian Anywhere is a mobile newspaper that allows you to catch up with the latest news from The Guardian newspaper on the go. This is done by downloading the content and then presenting it in a lovely looking interface that makes it easy to view and read.

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Mobilizy Proposes Open AR Markup Language

It’s been a big day for Augmented Reality news. On the heels of the announcement of Layar’s support for 3D objects, Mobilizy, maker of Wikitude World Browser, announced that it’s proposing an open Augmented Reality markup language (ARML). ARML would be based on KML and ...

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Android Phone as a Navigation Device

Will Android phones become the default automotive navigation device for consumers? Personal navigation device (PND) use has sky-rocketed in the last few years. With the advent of color touch-screens, simple to use interfaces, advanced features–all at lower costs–these devices have ...

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