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Control Panel for Android brings 4.2-style quick settings to Android 2.2 and up

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While no devices are shipping running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean yet, one of the coolest features of the update is the quick settings control in the notification pane. While custom ROMs have had similar features for a long time now, Control Panel for Android brings this feature to all Android devices. The app provides access to 16 controls including WiFi, Bluetooth, Sound, Vibrate, Auto-Brightness, Auto Rotation, Auto-Time, Screen Stay On, Sound Effect, Haptic Feedback, Dial Tone, Screen Timeout, Ringtone, Volume, Ring Mode, and Brightness Level. Most of these options simply toggle a setting on or off, though obviously controls like volume…

How Orca’s failure may have cost Mitt Romney thousands of votes

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With the 2012 election over, it’s time for the republican party to go back and figure out where they went wrong. One thing they’ll be looking at is an app called Orca, which was supposed to help volunteers get more people to vote. Unfortunately, the app was massively flawed and never really worked.

SkyPhrase uses more intelligent speech recognition than Siri, Google Voice Actions

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Siri was great when Apple launched the iPhone 4S, and had actually been one of the main marketing points of Apple’s smartphone platform. But a startup company says Siri is actually limited in its understanding of language. Even though Apple markets Siri’s artificial intelligence as understanding human speech even without special syntax or keywords, SkyPhrase says their solution is far more advanced.

7 sizzling new Android apps of the week (November 9 issue)

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Hear ye, hear ye! Gather around, Android users, for we have something new and sizzling for you. Android app devs are continuously brewing new and hot Android apps for your phones and tablets. Even the powerful winds or the devastating rains of Hurricane Sandy weren’t strong enough to stop the Google Play Store from putting up new toys for you to play with. Use these new apps to ease your mind, decorate your homescreen, keep your screen awake, instantly switch your phone to silent mode, and a whole lot more to be discovered in Google’s toy box. Sit back and…