Sulia Quick Launch app review

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My quest to find interesting and useful productivity apps seems to never end, and this week I’m taking a look at Sulia Quick Launch. Quick Launch is a lockscreen replacement that offers users a bevy of functions and features to stay connected right from the lockscreen. Conduit, the ...

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Any.Do app review

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Being a college student, it’s often hard to stay organized. My goal for this semester is to be more organized, prepared, and on top of things, and I couldn’t do that without some help. A few weeks ago, I ran across Any.Do on Google+. I’ve since lost the original post, but it ...

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Q&A with Celltick, makers of Active Lock Screen

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Last week I reviewed a nice little app called Active Lock Screen. It’s a simple, yet very functional lockscreen replacement that brings themes, plugins, and a unique UI. Shortly after publishing my review, I got the chance to have a quick Q&A with Celltick Technologies, the makers of ...

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SF Launcher Alpha app review

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This minimalistic launcher redefines what launchers can be, and speeds up productivity in the process. If there’s one thing that Android is known for, it’s the plethora of home screen replacement apps. With countless choices that typically follow the same basic structure, I’ve ...

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In Brief: 19 other Android-related things worth knowing (February 1)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, photos, videos, infographics, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner.  Consider it ...

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Active Lock Screen review

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Lockscreens are tricky. Most users (at least in my experience) like to stick with the stock lockscreen, because it’s simple and/or familiar. But as I’m constantly flashing new ROMs, I’m always on the lookout for a different spin on certain aspects of Android. Sliding Messaging ...

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Sliding Messaging review: A simple take on messaging

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My name is Justin, and I’m a messaging app junkie. I constantly change messaging apps, test new ones for fun, and I’m never completely satisfied. I’ve somewhat settled on Handcent SMS over the last month or so, but I’m always open to trying out something new, which is ...

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T-Mobile announces LTE rollout, HD Voice, and more

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T-Mobile just wrapped up their press event at CES, and they had quite a bit to announce. While nothing monumental was showcased, we got a peek at what Magenta will be up to in the coming year. T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere announced that T-Mo is working to have 100 million customers covered ...

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Sony shows off Xperia Z and ZL, we’re impressed

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Sony has just announced the latest additions to their Xperia line, the Xperia Z and ZL. We expected an Android-related announcement of some kind from them, and they didn’t waste any time in showing off their latest creations. Sony isn’t pulling any punches this year, as both devices ...

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Huawei announces the Ascend Mate, yet another huge phone that borders on being a tablet

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We can’t really say we’re surprised by this one, but it’s still one of those announcements that we question anyway. Huawei has just announced the Ascend Mate, packing a quad-core processor, Android 4.1, an 8MP rear camera, front-facing shooter, and microSD support. But the ...

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Velocity announces Cruz D610 and Q610, possibly their first tablets that aren’t mediocre

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We’ve always known Velocity Cruz tablets to be.. well, certainly not the best. Outdated specs and poor build quality have haunted Velocity for years, but it appears that they’re catching up to the curve with their latest announcement. Meet the Cruz D610, pictured above. It’s ...

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Samsung TecTiles invade Las Vegas hotels for CES 2013

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In the midst of all the CES craziness, we stumbled upon this little piece of information. Apparently, Samsung has teamed up with Caesars Entertainment to install over 4,500 TecTile NFC tags in eight Caesars hotels in Vegas. These TecTiles can be found in several places, including the casino ...

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5 ways Facebook can improve their user experience on Android

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Ahh, Facebook. It’s still one of the most popular social networks in the world, despite the rapid adoption that Google+ has garnered thus far. Sadly, Facebook’s Android experience is lacking in several areas. Everyone has at least one or two complaints about the Facebook app (and ...

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HTC and Apple start playing nice, Peter Chou negates media estimates

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If you haven’t heard, HTC and Apple reached a sudden 10-year licensing agreement in their ongoing patent lawsuits. It made a little noise, and gave us hope that OEMs will stop pointless patent wars and get back to innovating. No details on the deal were released, but media reports ...

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Google bringing Wallet support to all 2.3+ devices, physical card in the works?

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Google has been working to update their Wallet services, and more evidence has surfaced that caught our attention. Word on the street is that Google is working on a physical Wallet card, and of course there’s that rumored major update we heard about. The latest rumors come from the Google ...

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