Wireless Tether: A Love Story

This is more of a personal recommendation than it is an application review.  Anyone who does work on the go nowadays knows just how essential “all over” internet access is.  But wireless data-only plans are often expensive and require another piece or two of hardware, and their ...

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Un-Ugly Me

One of most frequent complaints about Android is about its unpolished and unelegant UI when compared to that of iPhone.  As a brief user of iPhone 3G, it hurts me to admit that it is indeed the case. Just take for example Compass apps from both platforms: functionally equal,  Android ...

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App Review: DriveSafe.ly

DriveSafe.ly is an application that will read aloud the text messages you receive while driving or doing anything that stops you from looking at your Android’s screen. The application itself is free (available from the Market) but to get more choice of voices or to be able to have more ...

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1Cast Sheds Beta Tag, Expands to Boxee

While in beta, cross-platform broadcast news service 1CAST was able to build an audience that takes in more than 3.2 million video clips per month. The “personalized video pioneer” makes it possible for users to unique create individualized newscasts in near real-time with topics ...

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Via con Google

I’ve been pondering the “with Google” (WG) branding found on the back of the G1.  Was this in initial marketing move by Google to get awareness out there for Android,  letting people know who sponsored Android or is this a user interface issue wherewith your device without ...

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App Review: Spotify

For those of you that haven’t heard of Spotify, the name is most commonly recognized as referring to a desktop music player/streaming service for Windows and Mac giving you access to a near-unlimited supply of music in exchange for putting up with visual and audio advertisements. An ...

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App Review: Trap!

Ok call me crazy, but up until now I really haven’t used my phone for gaming purposes.  Perhaps it’s just that I haven’t been in any situations that have called for something to simply occupy my time.  All that changed on Friday when I was stuck waiting for a friend in a ...

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App Review: Radiant

From the creators of Buka and Totemo, Hexage has brought another stellar game to the Android platform; Radiant.  Radiant is an arcade style shooter game reminiscent of classics like “Galaga.”  Hexage, true to their style, adds their own unique twist and details into the game play. ...

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Rhapsody to Hit Android by End of the Year

Shortly after releasing the Rhapsody app to iTunes, RealNetworks has announced via the company blog (and a teaser photo) that a Rhapsody app will be available on the Android Market “before the end of the year.” For those who do not know, Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click ...

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App Review: Space War

I have been watching this game since it was first available on the market, so I’ve seen the many improvements that have been made to it. At first this game was way too hard to beat. After only a few user comments, the developer started taking action. At one point he was releasing a new... ...

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App Review: Mundu IM

Mundu is an Instant Messaging app that allows you to connect to various IM clients such as Yahoo, MSN, GTalk, AIM, ICQ and XMPP (that one was new to me!) Signing up to each service is as simple as entering your username and password and choosing a Nickname. Once you are signed in you select... ...

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App Review: Astraware Solitaire

One of the biggest gripes about the Android platform has been the lack of good games.  Generally speaking, people tend to think that to qualify as a good game you should have 3D graphics and visuals that blow you away. Well this isn’t necessarily the case. A good game is all about game play ...

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Developers Can Now Target By Carrier in Android Market

Up until recently, developers using the Android Market had the ability to target distribution of their apps by specific countries.  A recent email sent to developers indicates that they now have the freedom to select a particular wireless provider if they feel so inclined. First, we have added ...

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App Review: Alarmed

If you’re anything like me, getting out of bed is one of the hardest parts of the day. You deliberately set your alarm to go off at least 30 minutes earlier than when you really need to get up, just so you can hit snooze several times before dragging yourself out of bed in a... Read More

Android Market Monkey Business?

Developers have derided the Android Market virtually since its inception last year. More recently, in SDK 1.6, Google responded to some of the developers’ concerns in a number of ways. Most notably, increased categorization for apps, and the new ability for app publishers to post up to ...

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