PrivacyStar, an Android app and service that allows subscribers to report and block telemarketers and debt collectors who violate consumer protection laws, hit a record milestone this week for reports filed with the FTC. Users of the service made their 100,000th report to the Federal Trade Commission, helping the FTC to crack down on the almost 20% of said callers who could care less about the “no-call list” or federal protection laws for consumers.
In a press release today, REI is announcing that they have brought their popular Snow and Ski Report application to the Android platform. If you are a winter sports enthusiast, this may be the app for you. A quote from the press release on what functionality the app has inside of it:
I can just hear Kip in the background singing, “I love technology as I write this. We got word today from Keyes Labs that they have released a really interesting app called State of the Union 2011, which is designed to allow users to give real time feedback on what President Obama says during his State of the Union Address. A quote from their blog:
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a part of the Department of Defense charged with supplying cutting edge technological options for the entire Department, is currently beta-testing a mobile translation app called Translation System for Tactical Use (TRANSTAC). The app “provides sentence and phrase translation on an easy-to-use, hand-held smart phone.” The Nexus One seen in the photo on Defence Talk would lead one to believe they are using Android as their mobile platform of choice.
When we made mention of SwitftKey’s new tablet optimization, we didn’t want the smaller developers to be forgotten. Beansoft has had a tablet optimized keyboard available for months now. So naturally, we at AG wanted to put it through its paces. I’m a huge fan …
The people over at Android Community are reporting today that a group known as the “DavinciDevelopers” has been doing something pretty lowdown with the Android Market. Namely, taking apps that are in development and in the hands of beta testers and posting them to the Android Market as their own creations. A quote from the Android Community article:
With 150,000 regular users, News Republic is the primary source for news on Smartphones in the U.K. Now News Republic has crossed the pond with a new Android app for their American allies.
This news app is a great way to free yourself from the ton of paper periodicals you pick up. Or it can save you some time from browsing your favorite news sites for hours. With News Republic you can stay well informed on many different topics in the current news. Expecting just United States news, I still saw many article from Europe and the UK. Good or Bad? Up to you.
Chalk up a win for Android users who are Dish Network Customers!
The free “DISH Remote Access Android” application gives Dish Network customers the ability to watch their LIVE and RECORDED TV on compatible smartphones, tablets & laptops.
iMediaShare has brought their streaming media service to Android. PRNewswire has informed us that they have redesigned the Android version, which “provides a much improved user-experience, and a new scalable back-end infrastructure to support on-demand video streaming from the cloud.”
Cross-Country automotive services has announced that they are releasing a new mobile app for Android to help motorists who need help while travelling. This app takes roadside assistance to a new level. It can use your GPS location to notify the tow truck more precisely where you are which, I find amazing, especially when your car breaks down outside of a well-known area.
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