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Monday, February 7, 2011

Hidden Messages, Walkie-Talkie Communications, and Video Calling On Your Android Phone With These Apps

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 08:30 PM

http://andgeeks.com/google-android/...egdroid-882840/

"It’s called StegDroid, and it sends a hidden message along with an audio recording to anyone else using the app. It might sound like a harmless voicemail, but contained is a message that is for your eyes only."

"What do you get when you put voicemail, phone calls, and text messages into an Android App blender? You get HeyTell for Android, which will turn your smartphone into a Walkie Talkie!"

Android phones can truly cover all your communication needs. Here are some apps to help you out. First, if you ever have the need to send secure messages and want them to look like they're not of a sensitive nature now you can. StegDroid will let you record an Ogg Vorbis audio file and hide your message inside it. Just have the person on the other end open the Ogg file using StegDroid and they'll be able to decode your message.

Any ex-Nextel people out there? Do you use those 2 or 5 mile range walkie-talkies to stay in touch with family in other vehicles on a long trip? Take a look at HeyTell. It's an app that gives you instant walkie-talkie communications with another HeyTell user.

Last but not least is Tango. Tango is a free video calling app. It's simple to set up and you can even use it for Android to iPhone calling. Oh yeah, it doesn't require WiFi;)


Friday, January 7, 2011

Google Squashes Two Text Messaging Bugs

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/05/...fixes-detailed/

"Hear that thunderous roar off in the distance, growing louder (and more frightening) as it persists? That is the sound of excited Android users emailing us to inform their fave gadget site that Google has just sent users an update to that little embarrassing SMS bug..."

It appears that Google is aware of and is in the process of fixing two text messaging bugs that have been annoying users. One bug will show a different received text message from the one that the user selected, while the other bug will send the text message to a different person than intended recipient. Both are irritating, but the second bug could possibly be disastrous if you accidentally send that racy text message to your boss!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

SMS Popup Puts Text Messages All Up In Your Face

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 07:30 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5719572/sms-p...easy-on-android

"Android only: SMS Popup gives you the best of both smartphone worlds-the immediacy of the iPhone's pop-up SMS notifications, but with the utility of being able to reply with preset messages, your voice, or text, all from a small window."

This is defiantly something that I do not miss from my Windows Mobile days. I love how Android handles notifications. I get a noise and an icon then I can deal with said notification at any time i choose. For many though, being able to quickly read and respond to a SMS message without leaving the program you are currently end would be a very welcome feature. Enter SMS Popup, a small program that will display a popup window with any new SMS messages you receive and three customizable buttons that allow to you deal with the message. Your options include quick reply, reply, close, delete, or speech-to-text, which will actually read your message to you. The quick reply option will allow you to setup any number of preset text strings to instantly reply back with. Seems like this could be one of those "just can't live without it" programs. Anyone tried it?


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