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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Google's Newest Market Update Adds Several New Features

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 03:00 PM

"It seems like Google is constantly working on its suite of Android apps."

Google is staying on top of apps - they just released an update for the Android Market bringing it to version 3.1.3. The newest version is packed with new features, including the +1 button for market apps and new security features. Check out all the new features, then let us know if you like the update!

Friday, June 10, 2011

In New Survey Developers Pick Android Over iPhone

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android News" @ 10:00 AM

"A new survey from Vision Mobile and Bluevia finds that Android is the most popular mobile platform amongst developers, with 67 percent of mobile developers indicating they're developing for Android in 2011-that's an 8 percent improvement over 2010."

We have a winner, folks! A new survey just released from Vision Mobile and Bluevia found that Android is the most popular platform for developers! But not far behind is development for iPhone. Does this mean that Android is slated to be the market leader in years to come?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Read It Later Offers Free App, Includes Less Features

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

"Popular multiplatform web page/article archiver and offline viewer, Read It Later, came to Android roughly two and a half months ago with a $2.99 price tag. A free version of the app has just been released to the Android Market."

If you just can't part with $2.99, Read It Now's new free app may be for you. The free version works just like the paid app but it includes less features and limits the number of web pages you can download for reading later. It is a great way to test drive the app if you are unsure about purchasing it or you just don't need all the bells and whistles.

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!

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!

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!

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!

Friday, February 25, 2011

ZDBox: For Android-loving Control Freaks

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 12:30 PM!5768671/zdbox-...g-on-your-phone

"ZDbox for Android is an 'all-in-one' toolbox app that makes it easy to find out what's going on in your phone and gives you full control of different tasks."

This looks really cool. The application is still in beta, but seems to be stable and quite useful. If you're a control freak when it comes to your device this will come in very handy. You can lock apps that you don't want others getting access to when they inevitably want to check out your phone and you can even batch uninstall applications. It's free and should work wherever the little green robot does. Does this look useful to you? Is it something that would get a spot on your device? Click on the "Discuss" link and let us know.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

PlayOn App Brings Hulu and Netflix To Android

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 06:30 AM

"Hulu, Netflix Instant Queue*, Comedy Central,*, CNN, CBS, ESPN, ESPN3,, SpikeTV, The Ultimate Fighter, Amazon VOD, TBS, BET, Adult Swim, Oprah Winfrey Network, Nick, PBS, PBS Kids, MTV, Vevo, and many more. Now you can watch the online content from all of these channels on your Android Phone."

The PlayOn application lets Android 2.2 and up users watch your favorite channels via your mobile device. It includes Netlix, Hulu, Adult Swim, and other popular channels. The app allows for connection by 3G or Wi-Fi as long as you have the PlayOn Media Server running on your PC. The app is free to download, but there is a subscription fee for the Media Server plus certain channels require an additional subscription fee. If unsure whether you want to pay for the server or not, there is a 14 day free trial to help you make up your mind. But for some Android users unable to support channels on their own, it may be well worth the fee!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

2011 At Bat Now Includes Streaming Video For Android

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

"Spring training may not start for another month, but for baseball fans eager to follow their favorite teams on nearly every connected device, the season has officially begun."

The 2011 At Bat application for Android will include broadcasts of live games for the new baseball season. So instead of just listening to the game, you can watch the game as well. But the bad news is that it will cost you the hefty price of $99.99 to $119.95 for the license for the season plus possibly buying the app for $14.99. But include with the license is the ability to watch games on other compatible devices. The app will be available once spring training starts, which isn't that far away!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Map It With MapQuest

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 09:00 AM

MapQuest has developed a version of it's popular navigation tool for Android with turn by turn directions and voice capabilities. The voice search and voice guided directions make this navigation app hands free. Plus, it has places of interest buttons conveniently located at the bottom of the screen for quick look up of gas stations, restaurants, shopping and more. Perfect for finding a nearby gas station to thwart those mid-trip munchies!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

US Department of Defense Testing Android App for Translation

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 06:00 AM

"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)."

Looks like the United States Department of Defense is utilizing some of Android's apps to aid in communication barriers. Currently, they are beta testing Translation Systems for Tactical Use which allows them to converse back and forth with people speaking other languages. What other apps do you think they may use in the future?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Angry Birds Seasons Gifts Holiday Cheer

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 09:00 AM

"Rovio has just launched its Christmas themed collection of bonus Angry Birds levels on Android..."

Did you beat all the levels of Angry Birds yet? Do you like the holidays? Well, Angry Birds Seasons is available for you! Angry Birds Seasons is the classic game of Angry Birds with a holiday twist, including snow and santa hats. And it's free so you will still have enough money to buy me a gift...I mean, buy a gift for a family member!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

PenReader Provides Easy Text Input

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 11:00 AM

"Paragon Software Group, a leading software developer for mobile devices and desktop computers, has released its best-selling PenReader handwriting recognition tool for Android smartphones. PenReader for Android allows users to input handwritten text to their handheld devices naturally and easily without the limitations of an on-screen keyboard."

If you have trouble with those tiny keyboards on your phone, you should check out the PenReader application. It recognizes many languages, has a built in dictionary and other features. It may able you to input text faster than using the built in keyboard which might be more comfortable and easier for some users.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

No Need To Be Angry; Angry Birds Adds Levels and Additional Support

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 02:30 PM

"Sorry kids, it looks like your mastery of Angry Birds will have to wait a little longer."

As if you could tear yourself away from the game Angry Birds! Well, now you will have even more reason for sleepless nights because the creators of Angry Birds have added 45 levels and support for QVGA graphics. Update (or if you haven't already, download the game) now and call off work tomorrow because there is no way you will get any sleep tonight!

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