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Friday, April 15, 2011

App Purchases Can Be Added Directly To Sprint Bill

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 01:30 PM Market

"Since last year, we've been working to bring the convenience of Direct Carrier Billing to more Android Market users on more carrier networks."

Direct Carrier Billing has come to Sprint allowing Android Market users to charge purchases directly to their Sprint bills. This will make it easy for customers to track purchases and pay for them all at one time along with their bill. Using only a few clicks to buy apps certainly makes purchasing easier as long as you don't get carried away!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Turn Thunderbolt's 4G On and Off With Lighting Fast App

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 01:00 PM

"...But none of them were as simple as a toggle on your home screen."

TeamAndIRC has developed an app to turn your HTC Thunderbolt's 4G on and off with just a simple toggle on your home screen. Perfect for conserving your battery power when you don't need your 4G connection. Shouldn't all phones come with this as a standard built in feature?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Unlock With WiFi Automatically Unlocks Your Phone When On Preset Networks

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 12:00 PM!5788727/unl...ur-home-network

"Android: Free app Unlock With WiFi toggles your Android device's security lock based on the Wi-Fi network you're connected to."

Locking and unlocking your phone can be a pain, but is often necessary to prevent unwanted usage, protect your personal info or avoid accidental calls. But now, Unlock With WiFi makes it a little less painful. The app keeps your phone unlocked when on networks that you specify. Great app to have if you don't see your phone getting tampered with while at home or at a friend's house. The app requires Android 2.1 or high and is currently free, so snap it up while you can!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fring Beta Brings Four-Way Video Chat

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 11:00 AM!5789230/

"Fring's testing out a mobile video party line, connecting four people at once, on video, for free. Free!"

Fring has a beta version available that allows for group video calling of up to four people at a time. It support Android as well as iOS. If you're interested in trying the beta you can sign up on their blog. For those not familiar with Fring it supports calling video calling, text chatting, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and SIP calling as well as voice calling to other Fring users all for free. You can also use Fring for calling any regular phone number for prices as low as a penny per minute. Are there any Fring users out there who are trying this beta? I'd love to hear what you think of the group video calling.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Amazon Appstore Launched; Includes a Free App Everyday

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 07:59 AM

"Amazon has officially launched its own application store for the Android mobile operating system."

Amazon has introduced their own Android Appstore which is similar to the Google Market. Installation of the Appstore is a bit complex but Amazon provides good instructions on their website to get you through. Also Amazon has included a very nice incentive to use their store: a different free paid app everyday! So if you check everyday, you can stock your app library full of great apps for free. Some of the free apps of the day have already included Shazam, Angry Birds Rio and Weather Bug Elite. Check it out and start building your app library!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Firefox 4 RC Available for Android

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 05:00 AM

"Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo brings the performance and customization of Firefox to mobile devices with features like Firefox Sync, Awesome Screen, tabbed browsing and Firefox Add-ons, to create a personalized and effortless mobile browsing experience."

If you're looking for a different browser than your built in one and you haven't tried Firefox for Android now may be the time to do so. The latest Firefox 4 version is better than ever. The blurb above says it all. See the full press release below via the "Read more" link. I've been using it on and off for a while. Each release gets more stable and faster. Have you tried it out? What do you think?


Monday, March 21, 2011

Cobra's iRadar System Speeding To Stores In April

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 01:00 PM

"iPhone-equipped speed freaks have been enjoying Cobra's iRadar system since its launch last October, and now Android fanboys can finally get in on the action this April."

If you just have to speed while driving, wait until April when you can get the iRadar system (app and detector) from Cobra. You must purchase the detector to go with the app, but once you get it set up, it will allow you to pick up radar. And since the app works with your GPS it will also alert you to road hazards, speed traps and photo enforcement areas. No price has been set yet for the system, but estimates put it around $130. Might be a steep price to pay to avoid getting a ticket, but really, you shouldn't be speeding in the first place!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shhhhhh...Manage Your Ringer with Shush! Ring Restorer

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 09:30 AM!5783035/

"When installed, the Shush! Ring Restorer app monitors your phone's volume, and when you mute your phone, automatically prompts you to set how long you'd like it to remain silent-so, for example, you don't forget to turn your ring back on and miss important calls."

Shush! Ring Restorer app is easy to use and one heck of a handy app to have! The app turns your ringer back on after a pre-determined amount of time that you set. The app automatically asks you how long you would like for the ringer to remain off when you turn your ringer volume all the way down. Great app to have when you are napping, at work, the opera or your kid's soccer game.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spy On Your Friends' Music Tastes With AOL's Play App

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 02:00 PM

"AOL's mobile efforts so far have been to make mobile apps and websites for its existing properties, like AIM, Mapquest, Engadget, etc. No longer: The company is launching its first "mobile-first" product today."

AOL has produced it's own app that allows you to listen to music on your Android phone. The new app, Play, will also let you share music with friends via posts to Facebook and Twitter and check out what friends are listening to. And Android users get this app before our iPhone friends!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Todo Q App Organizes Your Life Quickly and Easily

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 01:00 PM

"Todo Q is a to do list that unifies Calendar, Contacts, Maps and Navigation."

Need an app to organize your life? Check out Todo Q to help you keep track of important appointments, make task lists, get directions and set reminder alarms. Everything you need to get organized is in this app and it makes it easy by including a home screen widget and other easy-to-use features. So lose the calendar and random to-do lists, then simplify your life with this app!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Privacy Blocker Keeps Your Sensitive Information Private

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 07:30 PM

"Over the last week or so, I've had the opportunity to test a new app called Privacy Blocker from Xeudoxus, one of the great developers in the Android community. All I can say is, that this app couldn't have come at a better time, especially after that DroidDream malware scare that took the Android world by storm over the last couple of weeks."

Ever wonder what information your phone's applications are accessing? Well, now you can know with Privacy Blocker from Xeudoxus. Plus, it will allow you to stop the apps from accessing that info if you think it's unnecessary. Two versions of the Privacy Blocker exist; one allows to you scan and fix the issues while the other version lets you just scan. And in this day and age, you can never be to careful about your private information so check out the Privacy Blocker to see what your phone knows about you!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Buy Your Next SuperBowl Tickets on Your Phone with StubHub

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 05:00 AM

"Now you can purchase those SuperBowl tickets for your family or those Justin Bieber tickets for your “niece” directly from an Android phone running 2.1 or higher. Considering how quickly events sell-out and how tough it is to find a decent price at online sellers, this will allow you to find tickets when you can’t make it to a desktop computer."

If you go to a lot of concerts or sporting events this is an app for you! StubHub will show you what's coming up next week. You can use it to find events based on price or availability. You can even use it to resell tickets if you want. It looks and sounds pretty full featured to me. Let us know if you try it out!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Store for Android Games Opens its Virtual Doors:

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 10:00 AM

""We aim at solving the mobile app discovery problem through our editorially selected premium games in a social community environment", explains David An. This is done by an inhouse editorial team which only selects premium Android games - violent-free and non-adult content."

Are you looking for better way to find new Android games? Give a try. With so many duplicates and poor quality games out there it's great to have a store that weeds those out. I used Play Android to quickly find a game. Then I scanned the QR code with my phone to install it from the Android Market. I'll definitely go back. I like the organization and the information provided. Take a look and let us know what you think! You can follow the "More" link for the full press release. Read more...

Tags: store, app, game, android

Monday, March 7, 2011

Group Sharing Service Posterous Releases App for Android

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Windows Phone Software" @ 07:00 AM

"Posterous has announced updates to its mobile apps, for both iOS and Android. The updated versions of the apps bring support for creating and managing Posterous Groups, which is an email list-like service that can be used either as a traditional email list, or as a group sharing service."

I was not familiar with Posterous. It looks like a great new-school list server service. While it does group emails it also makes it easy to share documents, photos, and more on a web site. Posterous will automatically re-size photos, convert video, and embed documents to make sharing your information painless. Since I do most of my email and messaging in Android these days if I was going to manage a communication tool like this it would be great to do so from an app. Now that can be done! Do you use Posterous? If so, let us know what you think of the service and the app?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Print Almost Anything with the Cloud Print Beta App

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 06:00 PM!5775462/

"Android/Chrome (Windows): Google's Cloud Print setup is a little rough around the edges right now, but the possibilities are looking nice. An Android app, for example, uses Dropbox and Cloud Print to fling almost anything you see or open on your Android over to your (Windows-connected) printer."

I already had Google Cloud Print setup with my home PC, Chrome, and a HP Photosmart 6100C. I installed this "Cloud Print Beta" app and, after approving the Cloud Print permission and refreshing the list, it came up with my printer. It no longer requires that you use Dropbox, as my source mentions, but that's still an option. It looks like they've also increased what you can print and there is a list of things that are apparently coming soon including Mail, Facebook, and Picasa. You can use "sharing" from any app that supports that to try printing but your results may vary. If you have any need to print from Android you should definitely check this out! Let us know what you try printing and what the results are.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Xfinity App Comes to Android!

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 08:00 AM!5773664/comcas...omes-to-android

"Now, couch potatoes with Android phones are being offered the same chance to ditch their clunky old remotes they were going to lose anyway. Like its Apple counterparts, the app lets you change the channel, program your DVR, and search listings."

I look forward to the day when I only need one remote in my living room and that remote is my Android phone. Every app like this is a step closer! Do you use Xfinity/Comcast? Give this app a try and let us know what you think!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Features and Bug Fixes Arrive With the Latest Version Of PhoneWeaver

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 08:00 AM

"It's time for a new PhoneWeaver update! It's only been about two months since PhoneWeaver v1.2.1 was released and we've got another major update for all you PhoneWeaver fans!"

PhoneWeaver has released version 1.3 that includes bug fixes and tons of new features! The app, developed by SBSH Mobile Software, now has a new location manager, new profile icons, automatic time zone change and a new larger widget for your home screen. But that is only the beginning so check out the update for more cool new features! The update is free for all existing registered users or you can purchase PhoneWeaver now for the sale price of $3.95!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

IMDB App Receives Update

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Software" @ 06:30 PM

"The official IMDb app for Android just got a big update, and it does not disappoint. Along with a complete design-overhaul, the app has been stuffed full of IMDb goodness to the point that it's now more enjoyable to use than the actual website itself."

Who doesn't love learning about their favorite movies? And now you can search easier with IMDb's updated Android App! Enjoy movie & TV lovers!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Amazon Appstore: Buy Before You Try?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 09:00 PM

"As Amazon nears the launch of its Android Appstore, it has provided an update to developers that focuses on a seamless buying experience for the customer."

One of the tidbits released by Amazon about it's new Android Appstore is that customers will actually be able to buy apps before they even have their Android device. So you can order your phone or tablet through Amazon then immediately start buying apps for your new toy. All you will need to do is sign into the Amazon Appstore when your new device arrives and all of your apps will download automatically. This is some what interesting but really not all the surprising if you consider how the Kindle works. Do you think the power of Amazon can sustain a third party app market or will the Amazon Appstore be DoA?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Flight Control Lands On Android

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 01:30 PM,+and+Updates)

"For a whopping $4.99, you can be well on your way to strategically landing planes on their respective colored runways. The addicting game allows you to trace out your route for multiple planes as you try to land them safely without crashing into each other."

Namco has brought their popular Flight Control game from iOS to Android. At $4.99 it sounds a little on the pricey side for any app these days but we'll have to see how it sells. It's great to see a well known game company like Namco continue to bring games to the Android platform. Is Flight Control a game you shell out the cash for or is $4.99 more than you want to pay?

Update: Namco lowered the price to $2.99!!! I'm not sure if it's permanent but that's the price in the Market now!

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