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Flipboard Samsung Galaxy S3 exclusive no more – dev hacks it, liberates it for all Androids

by: Bams SadewoMay 9, 2012

So much for the Flipboard app exclusivity on the Samsung Galaxy S3. Barely a week after the big announcement, one member of XDA-developers forum that goes by the nickname Valcho, has managed to extract the APK file of the social news magazine app out from the Samsung Galaxy S3 – making it available to install on other Android devices several weeks before its official outing.

Since the particular APK was probably made specifically to run on the Samsung Galaxy S3, we can expect that the app itself wont run perfectly. From what we can see from the feedback so far, it appears Flipboard works great on many Android phones and tablets, with the widget functioning well, [...]

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Samsung giving away $4.08 million in prize money for Android developers who can produce the goods

by: Bams SadewoMay 9, 2012

Apps people, apps! What good are our tablets, smartphones or phablets with massively powerful multi-core processing under the hood if they don’t have apps that can push the hardware to its limits? That’s possibly the thinking behind Samsung’s Smart App Challenge 2012, a global competition that the Korean company hopes will help boost the number of proprietary apps for their Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note.  Sammy has divided the contest into two categories – “Samsung Apps Super Apps” and “Best S Pen Apps” – and will hand out $4.08 million in prize money to 80 winners. That’s a lot of moolah, folks. And Samsung, that’s a terrible name for a contest, just [...]

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MegaCloud: Android app for mega-size cloud storage and multimedia streaming on the go

by: Brigitte NovabosMay 9, 2012

Gone are the days when a cloud used to be just something you’d gaze up at the sky to see, something that signaled a sunny day or heavy rain. Now, in the 21st century, the cloud has taken on a whole new meaning, and tech companies such as Google, Apple, Samsung, and LG, to name a few, have dished out their own offerings of cloud storage services to appease our growing need to have access to our files anywhere and anytime.

Apps are also gaining just as much headway in the cloud storage department, with apps like ZeroPC Cloud Navigator, Dropbox, Lightbox, CloudMagic, and Best Buy’s Music Cloud, among others. Not one to be left behind, the new MegaCloud app, which has been [...]

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Best keyboard apps for Android phones and tablets [Video]

by: Ankit BanerjeeMay 9, 2012

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The advent of the smartphone and the emergence and increasing popularity of tablets has changed the way people communicate. Voice-calling has almost taken a backseat, with a lot of users primarily using their handhelds for internet browsing, email, and some, even for writing complete documents, spreadsheets, etc.

Capacitive touchscreen technology and the increasing size of smartphone screens has made it easier for users to type long messages, emails, and notes on a full QWERTY virtual keyboard. Remember the time when typing a “C” required you to tap the 2 key on the phone number pad three times, in quick succession?

Unfortunately, for [...]

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Best Android apps for shoppers to find best deals

by: AliMay 9, 2012

Don’t you just hate it when the rules of supply and demand turn against you and you’re left with buying expensive items? This doesn’t just happen during the holiday season, but whenever we go shopping. You can haggle all you want but there’s only so much your haggling can get you. With how expensive everything’s becoming, deals can be hard to come by. You need to be in the right place at the right time. It’s for this reason that we have compiled a list of 10 handy Android applications to help you locate useful discounts and to make your shopping experience a little lighter on the pocket.

Google Shopper

Google Shopper is an Android [...]

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Google Drive app: Google Docs app with new twist and spin

by: Paul NuñalMay 8, 2012

Google Drive is the much-anticipated service that Google had always wanted to incorporate into its ever-popular Android OS. Since its release, many users have been thinking of integrating their files with the next-big-thing in cloud storage. Accessing your personal Google Drive storage couldn’t get any better, thanks to the Google Drive application, tailor-made to help users manage their storage account.

First of all, Google Drive for Android is not entirely new but rather, it’s the old Google Docs application under a different brand.  Not much has changed and Google Docs users will find the same interface. There is a twist, however, because Google Drive includes a few [...]

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Reverse Tether: Sharing your PC’s Internet connection to your Android phone

by: Ken EastMay 8, 2012

Don’t you just hate it when your phone’s Internet connection is cut off? A lack of Internet connection really screws things up, especially if you are downloading something very important. You don’t have to worry anymore because there is now a way for you to enjoy the Internet on your phone by using your computer’s Internet connection. How, you ask? There’s an app called Reverse Tether that will do the trick for you. Read on to know more about Reverse Tether.

You might like: What is Tethering?

Apart from calling and text messaging functions, your Android device is quite useless without the Internet. With out an Internet connection, [...]

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Best remote access apps for Android

by: AliMay 8, 2012

Although smartphones and tablets are quickly replacing conventional computers, the complete switch has yet to be made. This is because there are still many tasks that can only be performed on a desktop computer. For this purpose, we sometimes require remotely accessing computers to perform certain tasks. For example, one may require collaborating with a friend via remote desktop or might have to log in to a remote server at office to perform maintenance.

Let’s take a look at some of the best remote access applications for Android, which can help you remotely work on a desktop computer.

TeamViewer For Android

TeamViewer is one of the most famous remote [...]

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Gameloft announces Men in Black 3 and Asphalt 7: Heat, coming soon

by: AdrianMay 8, 2012

If you had plans for any kind of outdoors activity over the following weeks or so, you should either cancel them entirely or make sure you’re always near a power source to plug in your mobile device. You will certainly need more “juice” than usual, because Gameloft is preparing to hit us with three exciting new titles.

We have already talked extensively about N.O.V.A. 3 and how cool the first few trailers look, but the third iteration of the successful action game franchise will not come solo. Asphalt 7: Heat and Men in Black 3 will also be released by Gameloft very soon, and both games are already on my to-download list.

Asphalt 7: Heat

While I don’t think that [...]

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Diagnosis – System Information: Android app for monitoring your phone system

by: Carl ParkerMay 8, 2012

The more powerful the device, the more tasks it’s capable of. Unfortunately, that also means that it’s more vulnerable to slowing down. With too many apps packed into a limited space, any Android device, no matter how powerful, can suffer performance issues. After all, it’s hard to resist running a million things at once when you fee like your device can handle anything you throw at it. When you start feeling your device slowing down, you’ll need to cut back on how many apps you’re running but with no idea which one in particular is eating up all your speed.

Since Android is all about customizability and what the Android development [...]

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