Right now, we’re all worrying about Apple’s patent claims against HTC, but Android may face a similar attack from Microsoft. It’s not terribly well known that Microsoft claims that it owns significant intellectual property used in Linux, the operating system at the heart of Android. …
The onslaught of touch-only Androids hitting the market has created a bit of dilemma for me. You see unfortunately, I was blessed with fingers that may as well be physically allergic to on-screen keyboards. I’d literally take a T9 keypad over those ridiculous on-screen “mock …
The eagle-eyed chaps over at Engadget just picked up on another Android-based Motorola handset that passed through the FCC. Doing their best impression of Encyclopedia Brown, they’re guessing that the handset with the model name of ‘i1′ is the same we’ve previously reported as the …
Swype, the gesture-based virtual keyboard that to date has only been legitimately available to OEMs, just sent beta testing invitations out to Android users who’d previously provided their email address to them. The beta, starting today, March 5, is limited to a small number of …
It’s been a while since we last checked in on Ruslan Kogan, the brains behind the just-about-released Kogan Agora Pro. With a launch only a few weeks away, the Australian electronics maker pulled their Android handset back and quietly went off the radar. So what …
HTC’s two new hottest phones have made an appearance on Amazon UK! It looks like the HTC Desire and HTC Legend are going on sale April 1st, 2010. The Legend will run you $600, while the Desire (which I desire) is going for a whopping …
Attention Nexus One users: do not sit on your Nexus One! The Nexus seen above, owned by Crave UK, just randomly cracked while being charged. According to HTC’s technical support, the damage seen above could not be caused by charging, but by “putting a phone …
Adobe has just announced the release of their Photoshop.com Mobile 1.1 and it comes only a few short months after the initial launch. Among the changes to the photo editing software are Contrast and Brightness editing tools and a handful of effects. Users can now …
The official for Major League Baseball is in the Android Market and the initial response is positive. Although it’s not quite the home run some were hoping for, it’s still a solid offering. The only notable omission we’ve heard complaints about is live video. Much …
While this might not exactly constitute news to everyone, it is certainly something many people will be interested in. Apparently the leaked Android 2.1 Droid Eris Rom we told you about last night has already been ported to the HTC Hero! It didn’t take XDA …
Neowin, with help from their inside informant, reported that Verizon will be getting the Nexus One on March 23rd. With the CDMA version of the phone spotted passing through the FCC, this date seems very likely. However, with all this excitement comes more questions.
Scan2pdf Mobile has become one of my favorite apps. I’m a professor, and I give my students a lot of electronic readings. Scan2PDF mobile has made my semester so much easier. In this video, I demo it and show how simple it is to use. …
In its bizarre fight against an already established technology like QR Codes, Microsoft released today its Tag Reader for Android. As opposed to QR Codes which is an international standard (ISO/IEC 18004:2006) to encode information in 2D barcodes, Microsoft uses its own proprietary technology called …
In pointless-apps-that-get-thousands-of-downloads news, BIC has announced their famous Concert Light application has arrived for Android. With the app, users can experience BIC’s authentic flick sound and choose from various lighter designs to use on their Android handset. Concert mode provides an option to zoom-to-flame so …
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