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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Open Files Off-Line With The New Google Docs

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

"Google has released a pretty useful update for their Android version of Google Docs, providing offline access for your files and a better overall experience for tablet users by providing high-resolution versions of your documents."

This was a much needed update! To not have access to files when you have no network is just dumb. Large collections of media or things you don't need often, maybe that can stay in the cloud, but small text files, documentation, or notes, I want available all the time. It sounds like the synchronization is done well also. I played with it a bit and it's easy enough to save a file locally as shown in the screen shot above. Improving the app for tablet owners was a very smart idea as well. Really, I think that should have been done when the first Xoom was released but better late than never.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Version of WinAmp for Android Does Wireless Syncing to Macs

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

"Winamp for Android unveiled a number of updates this morning, including a new Winamp for Mac Sync beta app that extends wireless music and video sync to Mac users, access to Spinner's MP3 of the day from your Android phone, and a new premium version of the app with extended features."

If you use a Mac you may be interested in the latest version of WinAmp which supports WiFi syncing to the Apple platform. Also, some features that are available in the $5.00 "Pro Bundle" are support for FLAC files, a 10-band equalizer, and gapless playback. Take a look at the article for more info!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Google Music Launches And Brings With It An Updated Music App

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 06:00 PM

"Google Music lives. After keeping android phone owners on the edge of their keyboards for nearly a year, Google has finally confirmed that its cloud-based music streaming service will launch soon in the United States."

It's here!! It's here!! Google has officially launched its online music service... sort of. First of all you need to head over to to signup and await your letter of acceptance. At the moment you can't buy music or anything but you can upload up to 20,000 of your favorite tracks and stream/sync them to all of your Android devices. Once the big G finalizes their deals with record labels we should be able to purchase our tunes and store them in the same place. If the prices compare favorably to the Amazon mp3 store I'll for sure be switching. Any one got their invite yet? I'm still waiting.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rovio Developing Cross Platform Game Synchronization

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 05:00 AM

"Rovio have been working on a little project, well actually it is a big undertaking, which will have all their Angry Birds game sync up to users devices."

Rovio has plans to release a cool new feature by summer for all you Angry Birds fans. They will allow for game synchronization across all your different platforms which means no more starting your game over if you install it on another device. And the synchronization will not only apply to Android but to all the platforms that Angry Birds is available on. So no starting over if you currently play on an iPad and switch to your super awesome Google Tab!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Android Music App Leaked: More Evidence Of Google Music In The Cloud

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 04:00 PM

"The upcoming version of Android's Music app has been accidentally leaked to the blog Tech From 10 and they have the app available for download on their site."

Well, looky what we have here. It's the latest (unreleased) version of the stock Android music player. The player itself looks pretty much like the stock player you get with Honeycomb. Same album views and now playing screen. The coolest part? After a bit of digging in the setting you will find quite a few setting obviously related to some how syncing and streaming music from the internets. :) It doesn't appear to work for anyone who has installed the leaked version of the player yet but the options are there. Maybe the service will the here shortly so I can decide if I am going to continue to use Amazon's MP3 store or not. Any day now Google...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Music WithMe: Get your iTunes On Your Android Without The Hassle Or The Cost

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 02:30 AM

"People who need to sync iTunes and Android now have a free option in a relaunched Android app. We previously wrote about a great Android app that wirelessly transfers music from your Mac/PC, but many scoffed at its $14.99 price."

For those who must continue to use iTunes on their computer and don't want to mess with yet another player like doubleTwist to sync your tunes to your Android device may now breath a collective sigh of relief. The makers of Music WithMe have reevaluated their business model and re-released Music WithMe as a free app on the Android Market. Like doubleTwist and Winamp, Music WithMe can sync your tunes wirelessly to your device however, they have gone one step further and allow you to sync over WiFi or 3G even when you are away from home. Seems like a pretty useful little app for you iTunes junkies out there.

Monday, March 7, 2011

DropSpace Adds Dropbox Sync To Your Android Device

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 10:00 AM

"The official Dropbox application for Android allows you to pick files from your phone's SD card to be uploaded to your remote Dropbox directory and vice versa. However, the files you select aren't synced to their transferred (uploaded or downloaded) counterparts."

I really can't decide if this is something I want or not. When the official Dropbox app was released for Android I was fairly relieved that it didn't sync. There is way more crap in my Dropbox than I would ever need on my phone. DropSpace, however, takes a nice approach to "syncing" your files to and from Dropbox. DropSpace allows you to map files and folder on your SD card to any file or folder stored in your Dropbox account. In other words, it doesn't just mirror your file system both places. I like this very much and I really doubt that if the official Dropbox app ever adds syncing that it will work this way. So I can sync the contents of /mnt/sdcard/DCIM/Camera on my phone to /Photos/Mobile on Dropbox. This I like. :) Any of you Dropbox users out there think that DropSpace is something you would use?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

MobileSync Pro - Sync, Share, Backup, and Protect

Posted by Danny Simmons in "Windows Phone Software" @ 11:00 AM

"Retina-X Studios, LLC announced today the release of MobileSync Pro, a cross-platform mobile phone freeware for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and Windows smartphones. MobileSync Pro is the most versatile and feature-rich mobile software utility yet to come out from Retina-X Studios, which has bundled a 4-in-1 solution by incorporating backup, theft-protection and file sharing solutions, besides its key function as an all-purpose sync solution."

Most mobile phones have built-in synchronization for your contacts, email, calendar, etc. But what happens if you want to change platforms. How do you move your data if you want to ditch your iPhone to try out Windows Phone 7? Or move from BalckBerry to Android? In most cases this would not be an easy process. MobileSync Pro is a free application that can do this for you. It also adds the capability of sharing your data with others. They offer 200 MB of free storage. They are also currently working to offer support for Windows Phone 7 and other platforms that should be finalized in the coming weeks. Curious? Check them out here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lucy Might Really Be In The Sky: Google Music Sync Coming to Gingerbread?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 12:00 PM

"Google's been teasing cloud-based music features in Android since its I/O conference last year, and the recent leak of a revamped first-party Music app suggests that the plans haven't evaporated into thin air."

We've known of Google's plans to launch their own music store/service for quite some time now we just didn't know when. Well if the above screen shot is to be taken as truth then it might just be happening in the not to distant future. The shooters of this screen claim that it was taken from a device running Gingerbread, which as we know is already out there. With Google eBookstore out in full force is "gTunes" the next logical step? I for one am excited especially if I can use it to sync the music I already own.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Xmarks Released for Dolphin HD

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 04:30 AM

If you use the Dolphin HD browser you may want to check this Add-On out! Xmarks for Dolphin HD synchronizes your Dolphin HD bookmarks with your desktop IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari (Mac OS) browsers. You get a free two week trial and after that it's $12 a year. This sounds like a useful plug in. I use Chrome-to-Phone to send some URL's to my Android phone once in a while so I can see times it would be nice to have all bookmarks synced all the time. Then again, I'm not sure I'd pay $12 a year for that. Is this a service you would pay for? Does $12 a year seem fair? That yearly fee does get you extra features on the desktop browsers like backup and restore as well as open tab sync.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wireless Sync Comes To Android via Winamp and doubleTwist

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Software" @ 05:30 PM

It's a big day for Android Wireless Music Synchronization. No, Gingerbread didn't drop and bring us new features - but both Winamp and doubleTwist did! So if you're a fan of either (or want to become one), check out their pages for more info!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Is Gmail Push/Sync Not Working For You?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 08:30 AM

Looks like quite a few Android users are having issues with their Gmail notifications getting pushed to their phone. I first noticed my phone not getting new emails Tuesday night. I really didn't think too much of it at the time, figured I had connection issues or something. Come Wednesday I still wasn't getting any new email unless I opened Gmail and hit the refresh button so a Google searching I went. I stumbled across this thread in the Google support forums, it appeared that I was not alone in my Gmail syncing grief. Since then several other support threads have popped up with the same issue.

The problem is totally independent of carrier, device, or OS version. It appears to be something server side at Google. Many people are reporting that one of their Gmail accounts is syncing while the other is not, which agian, points to something server side that may not be effecting all of Google's mail servers.

Just so you know, Google is aware of the problem and is working on a fix. So don't pull all of your hair out trying to get it working. You are not alone in your frustration. Who else out there is experiencing this issue?

Tags: sync, push, gmail

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Android Manager WiFi: ActiveSync/iTunes For Your Android Device

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 11:00 AM

"Mobile Action has launched free Android Manager Application, which lets users sync contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, applications as well as calendar event with PC via Wi-Fi."

Got an Android device? Just not into that whole "cloud" thing? Well then, perhaps Android Manager WiFi is just what you need. Android Manager WiFi offers you the ability to sync your photos, videos, music, contacts, SMS messages, files, programs... about everything from your Android device straight to your PC over WiFi. You can browse and manage files on your device, organize your photos and music playlists, even send SMS messages strait from your computer through your phone. Seems like a really nice and very powerful program, especially for free. Does Android Manager WiFi sound like the perfect solution to anyone?

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