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App Reviews

The Best Business App for Android Isn’t An App

It got off to a slow start, but Android is gaining appeal among business users. That isn’t to say there aren’t any issues. There are many. Still, an evolving platform allows Google and its developers to overcome these issues. Even now businesses can benefit by using Android devices.

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Mini Squadron Special Edition Release in January 2011 (UPDATE)

Android Gamers rejoice! Mini Squadron Special Edition is scheduled for release January 11, 2011. In case you don’t know, (and that would be a big rock you are hiding under) MiniSquadron is a 2D side-scrolling, physics-based aerial dog-fighting game.

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Modify Your Battery Icons Easily With This App

Most of the times you want to modify your battery icons, you have to flash an update.zip or push files to your phone with adb. Not anymore if you are a proud owner of a Galaxy S, Epic, Nexus One, HTC Hero CDMA or HTC Magic.

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I Was Wrong: the “Android SMS Bug” is Real

Looks like I was wrong in my previous post: the Android SMS bug appears to be real, but dependent on a very specific condition that does not exist for most users. That’s why most people cannot reproduce it.

Specifically, there is something about certain email-to-SMS messages that corrupts Android’s SQLite database, causing unpredictable results thereafter.

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2010: Android Revamped

2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you’ll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.

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The “Android SMS Bug” Does Not Exist [Updated]

Over the past week, a supposed Android bug has gotten a lot of press, both on Android-related sites and mainstream tech sites. A bug report claims that SMS messages intended for one person are getting sent to a different, unintended recipient. Worrisome to be sure, but why has Google taken no action on it, leaving it at medium priority until all the bad press this week?

My guess is that they have been unable to reproduce it.

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EVO 4G Shift is Coming January 9th, and Its Accessories Are Already Popping Up!

The HTC Evo 4G Shift is finally confirmed to arrive by RadioShack of all places.  The ad shows that they are selling it for US$149.99 with a 2-year contract, and

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RunKeeper Pro is FREE Through The Month of January!

RunKeeper is a great weight tracking tool that lets you use your mobile phone and the website to keep track of your fitness. There is a free standard app, and now, the PRO app is FREE for the month of January. (Sources say that you can pick it up a day or two early for free, also.)

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LG to show off Honeycomb tablet at CES

We’re all trying to keep up with the Jones’, and this time that Jones is Samsung, and LG is doing it’s part to stay in the game. According to techradar,

App Reviews

What’s the Launcher for me?

I stand beside my time honored statement that what allows Android to be successful is not this enlarged definition of open, but choice. You can choose a carrier, choose a style

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Gingerbread Modders Have Been Busy Bees!

It’s been a short while since the Android Open Source Project was updated with the code for Gingerbread (aka Android 2.3). The Android Open Source Project, for those who are

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How Come Korea Gets all the Cool Stuff?

Why does it seem that Korea get’s a lot of the cool new toys first? Perhaps it is something to do with the big companies doing the manufacturing being located there.

Accessory Reviews

Motorola Command One Bluetooth Headset Review

Known by the masses (most recently) as the creator of the “Droid”, Motorola also makes some great devices and accessories to use with your smart phones. If you’re in the market for a Bluetooth headset, Motorola has something nice to show you – the Command One Bluetooth headset.

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Early Build of the Next-Gen Android Music Player Leaks

Well, well, well…what have we here? Remember that amazing Google Music app that was teased at Google I/O earlier this year? It looks as if that app has been leaked onto the web by johnnie93 of the XDA-Developers forum.

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Moving from iOS to Android for Christmas? Here’s What You Need to Know

So let’s say, hypothetically, you had that random family member who had been using an iPhone for a little while, and their jealousy of your phone caused them to desire