App Review: MLB At Bat 2010

Being a displaced Boston Red Sox fan, I am always looking for ways to either watch or listen to my hometown team while living elsewhere in the country. Not to sound Apple like, but being an Android G1 user, there is now an app for that in the form of MLB at Bat 2010. For... Read More

Conspiracy Theory: Is Apple Orchestrating a Media Attack on Google?

For various reasons, I’ve had plenty of free time on my hands lately.  And since I’m an Android Guy, I was closely following the CES 2010 developments.  I was also reading all I could about the Nexus One, what kind of impact that it was going to have on the smartphone market, and ...

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Newbtorial: Adding Sounds to Your Android Phone

Hello Android users, I thought I would be a good exercise to run through how to create/add new ringtones, alarms, and notifications. It is very easy to add new sounds to your phone by following the steps below.

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iPhone and Android Users Can Now Get the Help They Need

Zendesk Develops First Mobile Dropbox for Help Desk Functionality Boston, MA, June 18, 2009 – Thanks to Zendesk, The pioneer in transcendent, online help-desk solutions, iPhone and Android application developers now have the ability to embed a mobile dropbox in their applications integrated ...

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7 Steps to Fix The Android Market

There is no mistaking it.  The Android Market needs help.  As more apps are added,  and the Android user base grows, the complaints about its shortcomings are keeping step.  I’ve seen both developers and Android fans alike chime in with ways they feel it could be improved. I’ve ...

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Getting More Elbow Room

While the T-Mobile G1′s 320×480 screen is a luxury to those who developed apps for less-spacious screens, it always seems like you could use just a bit more room. Here are two tricks for clearing off some Android-supplied UI elements, so your activities can take up more space. First ...

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Too Many Bits for DDMS

If you’re like me, you do your Android development outside Eclipse and therefore rely upon the full range of the Android toolkit, from activitycreator through DDMS. And, if you’re like me, you just plopped a 64-bit Linux (Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”) on a multi-core PC ...

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It’s In The Mail

Learn how to send an email from your Android app in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Tabs With Intents

See how to embed activities inside of tabs in an Android TabView, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Rotational Forces, Part Five

Learn how to have your application's screen be rotated just based on the position of the device, rather than based on the keyboard, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Rotational Forces, Part Four

Learn how to prevent Android from rotating your activity's UI, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Rotational Forces, Part Three

Learn yet another approach to handling rotation events in your Android application, in the conclusion of our three-part rotation series, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Rotational Forces, Part Two

Learn another approach to handling rotation events in your Android application, in part two of our three-part rotation series in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Rotational Forces…On Your Android App

Learn how opening the T-Mobile G1's sliding keyboard affects your Android application, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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What’s Your Preference: Part Two

Does your Android application have more preferences than really fit in a simple list? Learn how to add structure, in the form of categories and screens, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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