My week with Swype: the end of my search for the perfect keyboard

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I remember when Swype was the biggest thing to hit the market. Everyone was so used to simple single-letter typing that the concept blew us all away at first. Swype was a closed beta for awhile, and everyone scrambled to sign up for it. Even when it was released to the public, Swype was a... ...

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MatchFuel recommends the best games for Android users

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The Android Market  Google Play has a host of awesome games for Android users, and some not-so-awesome games as well. The question is often asked, “how do we sort out the bad games from the good ones?” Enter MatchFuel. MatchFuel is a game recommendation app, that rates games based ...

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Review: Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx, the model of insane battery life

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If you’re like me, you use your device heavily, which tends to drain the battery. Extended batteries are always an option, but they typically add noticeable thickness to a device. Motorola is seeking to solve this issue with the Droid Razr Maxx, a newer variant of the Droid Razr, known ...

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Onavo introduces Extend app for ICS devices, helps you keep track of every megabyte

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In the era of data caps, throttling, and falsely advertised “unlimited” data plans, quite a few users have to keep track of their monthly data usage. ICS has a nice data usage chart, along with a few alert options, to help with this. But in reality, the average user doesn’t ...

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Exent launches GameTanium service for Android tablets

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Exent, a company largely in charge of the Games on Demand for the world’s leading service providers, is hoping to complete its vision of anytime, anywhere gameplay, as they’ve just launched their GameTanium service for Android tablets. With this latest release, their service covers ...

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Android security warning: SoundHound transmitting user location and Google account information

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We’ve just gotten a tip about a potential privacy issue with the SoundHound app, a popular music service that users can download from the Market. Apparently, the app transmits a user’s exact location, along with unique device IDs and Google account information back to ...

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HTC blows us away at MWC, announces countless new features

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HTC just hit the stage at MWC, and they started off with a bang. Peter Chou, the Taiwanese company’s CEO, showcased some amazing new technology they’ve been working on, and I’ll try my best to sum it all up. First, Chou introduced Sense 4, the latest version of their UI, and ...

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Google not satisfied with Music numbers, aims for better results in 2012

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Google Music launched just a few months ago, and has since been widely adapted by users as a place to store, stream, and discover music. By all accounts, Google Music seemed to be doing very well, but that might not be the case according to CNET. Google has reportedly notified music labels that ...

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More rumors surface about 7-inch Google tablet

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We first heard whispers about Google launching their own tablet, which might go under the Nexus name, about three months ago. Digitimes claimed a few weeks later that the device was real, and would be a 7-inch tablet. More rumors have been going around about the possibility of a Nexus tablet, ...

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Millenial Media releases 2011 year in review report, Android takes home the gold

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2011 was certainly a big year for Android, so it’s not really a surprise to us that Millenial Media’s Mobile Mix year in review report shows Android on the top in nearly every aspect of the mobile world. The most notable facts include: In 2010, iOS held the market share with 41%, ...

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Amazon Appstore catching up to Android Market in more ways than one

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For the majority of users, the Android Market is the place to go for apps, games, and books. The Amazon Appstore is one third-party app market that is actually holding its own against Google’s app market. According to a downloadable report by Distimo, the numbers indicate that the Amazon ...

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NVIDIA explains “fifth core,” HTC launching it at MWC?

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Just a few hours ago, we mentioned a mysterious post from HTC on their Facebook page, a simple phone with the number 5 in it, with the caption “this Sunday you’ll see something fast.” We were quite puzzled, until now. NVIDIA just released a blog post, that might just clear up ...

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Intel preparing to launch mobile processors at MWC?

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Mobile World Congress is edging closer and closer, and rumor has it that Intel is planning to show off their first mobile-based processors there. Apparently, they’re going with the name of Medfield, at least for the time being, to refer to their mobile processors. We already know that ...

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Previously filed patent could bring voice commands to Google TV

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It appears that Google quietly applied for a patent back in September, that might just make Google TV a lot easier to use. Essentially, the technology they’re trying to patent would use an Android phone as a transmitter of sort, and the user could give voice commands to Google TV through ...

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Google steps up its check-in game with latest Google Maps update

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We haven’t heard much from Google on their location-based Latitude service, until now. The Google Maps app was recently updated, and by extension, the Latitude service. The update brings something that just might help it compete with other services like Foursquare: a leaderboard. Now ...

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