No More InvisiDroid

Ask yourself these questions … Despite your enthusiasm for the the little green robot, do only your closest friends know you own an Android device? Do you worry that most tech-indifferent people STILL don’t know what Android is? Do you feel left out when the water-cooler talk turns ...

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The Great Debate

Sprint has finally unveiled details about its upcoming “Instinct Q,” which we now know to be the “Moment.” Now, I pose a question. So do you go ahead and get the highly anticipated, much touted, HTC Hero, or, do you wait until the beginning of November and get the ...

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App Review: Alarmed

If you’re anything like me, getting out of bed is one of the hardest parts of the day. You deliberately set your alarm to go off at least 30 minutes earlier than when you really need to get up, just so you can hit snooze several times before dragging yourself out of bed in a... Read More

The Great Equalizer

HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG, the list is growing.  Manufacturers are opening their eyes to something you and I embraced long ago, Android is the NOW mobile platform.  I’m excited to see the hardware that evolves around the best mobile platform.  Heck, I even wrote an article about what ...

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Gartner says The Future is About Green Robots

Gartner’s about page says that “Gartner, Inc. is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insights necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day.” Based on recent projections by Gartner ...

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Preliminary Thoughts on the Archos 5 Tablet

Here are some stream-of-consciousness thoughts on the Archos 5 Internet Tablet that arrived today at CommonsWare‘s secret mountain lair. Pros: It looks slick. The 800MHz CPU makes this device rather snappy for many operations. Flipping between settings activities and launching the Browser ...

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DoS Denied

Computerworld recently reported that two vulnerabilities in Android have been patched by Google. The issues dealt with how Android handled SMS messages as well as the API in Android’s Dalvik virtual machine. Left unpatched, an Android device was susceptible to temporary loss of ...

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Android Market Monkey Business?

Developers have derided the Android Market virtually since its inception last year. More recently, in SDK 1.6, Google responded to some of the developers’ concerns in a number of ways. Most notably, increased categorization for apps, and the new ability for app publishers to post up to ...

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Yum-Yum

9:15 P.M. PST. I’m tracing familiar pattern on the smooth surface  of my beloved MyTouch. Time to switch on the silent mode and call it quits. But wait – there’s few notifications in the toolbar! Sliding it down and whoopee! My Donut was just delivered fresh from the oven! ...

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Free Motorola CLIQ? Yes, Please!

I just want to share this quick tip with you guys and gals. I was checking my T-Mobile account and noticed that there’s a sweepstakes that is going on to instantly win a brand-shiny new CLIQ. All you need to do is to register at this link and keep your fingers crossed. The phone sure... ...

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Live from New York, it’s Android Apps

On August 25th, 2009,  30 Android developers got together at the Fast Company offices to participate in the NYC Android Developers Meetup.  The Meetup was organized by the team at Medialets.   Medialets is an innovative company that provides a rich media advertising and  analytics platform ...

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Accessory Review: iGrip Universal Fit Sturdy Swivel Mount

At first look, this dash mount was not what I was expected it would be.  It didn’t appear to be the “Sturdy Swivel Mount” I was led to believe it was.  It just seemed too simple and not very, well, sturdy. Nonetheless I decided to put it to the test. I have always been a... Read More

I Could do Widgout It…

There is a rather familiar phenomenon in life where we want something... we want it really, really bad. Then we get it.

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Around the Androidosphere: CTIA Edition

There doesn’t seem to be a shortage of Android news any longer!  After going months with little to report on, action packed weeks like this one are what we’ve been waiting for! Here are some bits and pieces from the CTIA trade show going on in San Diego that are definitely worth ...

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Mobilizy Demos 3D Objects with 9/11 Memorial [VIDEO]

The two big guns in Augmented Reality apps for Android, Mobilizy (maker of Wikitude World Browser and other apps) and Layar have quite a little arms race going. Two weeks ago, Layar announced support for 3D objects.  This week, Mobilizy matched the feature, and demonstrates it with perhaps ...

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