Nielsen: 75% of 25-34 year-olds in U.S. now own smartphone

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Three out of every four U.S. consumers age 25-34 now own a smartphone, according to a new report out of Nielsen   Up from 59 percent last year (July 2011), it’s the biggest segment of mobile users who have taken the step to something a little smarter.  Quite a number, eh?  That’s ...

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In Brief: Other Android stuff worth knowing (Sept 7)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, 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 a grab-bag of Android goodies. ...

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Cloud.tv’s Dayframe rethinks docking apps for Android

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Cloud.tv, the guys behind HD widgets and Cloudskipper, have redesigned docking apps for Android.  Well, that’s the hope, at least.  Today sees them releasing a new app, Dayframe,  for your Android 2.3+ device which is equal parts gorgeous, convenient, and flexible. Designed with the Nexus ...

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Lookout releases State of Mobile Security 2012 report

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Lookout Mobile Security has released its latest State of Mobile Security report which looks at the various threats that face mobile users.  Not only do we learn what the threats are but we’re also given insight into the various markets which are most often affected.  Spoiler alert: Toll ...

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New Android app Via.me blends Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram

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So you love to take photos of sushi and clouds huh? Big fan of applying a clever filter or vignette before tossing on Instagram or Facebook? You might appreciate the new Android app Via.me which lets you do just that, but also to also share audio and video. Already available in a web experience ...

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Amazon partners with Epix

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Amazon has not had much luck when it comes to competition in the movie-streaming business, but this might be changing in the near future because media-provider Epix is now becoming a partner with Amazon Prime. For $79 per year, users get the ability to stream content without additional monthly ...

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Rovio: Bad Piggies arrives on September 27

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Rovio today announced that their next big game release, Bad Piggies,  will be here in less than a month.  Based on the antagonistic pigs from the immensely popular Angry Birds series, the title puts players on the side of the green guys as they look to rid themselves of the aviary enemies. ...

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GoalZero Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit review

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Continuing with our series of solar-powered chargers and accessories for smartphones, we bring you a review of the GoalZero Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit. This device, like the others we tested, was used over the course of a few days while camping in mostly sunny conditions. What’s in the ...

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Cricket Huawei Mercury Ice launching on September 5th

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US super-regional carrier Cricket Wireless is planning to launch the Huawei Mercury Ice on September 5 through RadioShack. Actually, this device is a redesigned version of the Huawei Mercury, but it comes with a different name this time. Though the only new thing is that the device is now ...

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Orbotix to launch host of games for Sphero, entertain us even more

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Sphero owners will soon have more to do with that robotic ball than just draw circles, as Orbotix has announced several (five, to be exact) Sphero-specific games that are sure to occupy hours days of free time. Each game is different from the next, so there should be something for everyone. ...

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Video editing app Magisto now on Android

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Magisto automatically turns plain videos into beautifully edited and produced movies, perfect for sharing. Magisto, a video editing app that allows you to shoot and edit videos from your handset, is now available on Android. There is not much to this app and it is very, very simple. You choose ...

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Samsung Galaxy S III gets four new color options

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Samsung today announced that there will be four new color options for the flagship, the Galaxy S III. If you were not a fan of the Marble White or Pebble Blue then perhaps you’ll appreciate the new stuff.  Of course, it’s not as easy or convenient as it would appear – things ...

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Telenav debuts HTML5 turn-by-turn navigation for Android

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Earlier this week Telenav launched an HTML5, browser-based, voice-guided GPS navigation experience for Android and Windows Phones. Initially an iOS-only service, Scout for Apps is the first HTML5 turn-by-turn GPS navigation of its kind.  With this announcement, it’s now possible for ...

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Behind the Curtain: A conversation with Stitcher

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You’ve probably learned this by now, but we’re huge fans of podcasts, talk radio, and other “educational” stuff that seems boring to the kids.  Thanks to a myriad of Android apps and platform capabilities, we’ve fallen deeper in love with that type of content. One ...

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Pandora update brings new UI, lyrics, and song history

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The Pandora application for Android has been updated in what seems like the first time in forever. Head to Google Play, Amazon, or wherever to check out the version and you’ll find a brand new user interface.  What’s more, the latest release brings in lyrics, song history, artist ...

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