If you live in the U.S and own an Android device, you are one of the lucky people who are granted full access to the Google Play experience: Games & Apps, as well cloud-based content such as Music, Books, Magazines, Movies and TV Shows. Unfortunately, with the exception of games and apps, this cloud-based content is oficially available only for U.S. users, leaving the rest of the world in the dark.
But as any geek will tell you, probably the best thing about the Android OS and the ecosystem around it is that there is a workaround for basically anything you can imagine. Fortunately, XDA Forums senior member kishankpadivar has just posted [...]
Do you want to dig up new books but you just don’t have the time? Don’t worry because there is a new Android app called Movellas – Read, Write, Share that can let you easily find tons of stories to digest everyday.
With Movellas, you will surely find a story to curl up with as the app caters to various genres such as fantasy, thrill, romance, and more. The app itself acts as a social network for serious readers and writers where each can gain a mutual benefit: writers get audience and readers can find something to read.
Movellas is a great app choice, whether you are a dedicated storyteller or someone who spends hours reading stories. iOS users [...]
When Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II was released simultaneously on Google Play and NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone back in May, it was a tell tale sign that the game would only be available exclusively for owners of Tegra devices – at least for a limited time. Now that more than a month’s time has passed, the regular version of the game is finally available to download for all Android devices.
The Tegra version of Sonic Episode II comes with more visual oomph and greater level of details, but it doesn’t mean that the regular version of the game is any less appealing and exciting to play and spend time on.
The regular version still comes with that collaborative playing mode [...]
If you’ve ever had that inexplicable feeling that the zombie apocalypse is getting near and the world’s only chance for survival might come down to you and your ability to slay the undead, I have to painfully inform you that you’re completely out of your mind.
Thankfully, all of history’s brilliant minds were considered at some point crazy, so you shouldn’t sweat it. Instead, try to find out something entertaining and challenging enough to keep you busy until your zombie-killing services will be needed to preserve our society as we know it.
And if you have trouble finding out something to fit that description, the guys at Madfinger Games may be able to lend you [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note, with its huge 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen and innovative S Pen, has catapulted its way to success and becoming the world’s first phablet/phoneblet.
With the responsive and accurate movement of the S Pen, users can do a lot more things than just pointing and clicking buttons. In fact, we found the S Pen so powerful that it can provide new ways to capture and create ideas. With the introduction of new applications that are tailor-made for the S Pen, or can put it to really great use, the Galaxy Note truly becomes more than just a smartphone.
Here are some of the best Android apps that take advantage of the Galaxy Note’s superior [...]
If you love spending your quality time by showing up at events, concerts, or gimmicks, then you’re definitely going to love how CrowdStream is going to boost your music life to the next level.
CrowdStream is a free Android application that connects avid music lovers with their favorite rock bands and stars at upcoming live events. It so happens that CrowdStream is one of the few applications that are popular among both music fans and stars.
CrowdSteam essentially builds bridges between music fans and artists so that they can easily share exclusive content like photos, comments, and feedback of live concerts all over the world in real-time. Not only that, the app [...]
One of the not-so-nice things about the built-in power conservation functions in older phones is that it automatically turns off the screen when it thinks it is not in use. Imagine that you’re reading an article, letting your eyes travel across sentences when suddenly, your phone’s backlight turns off. You’ll need to tap the screen again to turn it on, which can lead to you losing your concentration and becoming irritated.
Now imagine that you’re watching a movie. Tapping the screen can sometimes lead you, accidentally, to other pages and that means you’re back to zero if you’re watching a movie or a video. Although phones nowadays are at their [...]
Swype is back with a vengeance and this time around, it certainly means business. The new Swype Beta has just been released to the public and if you’re one of the lucky few who have tried the past versions, then the improved version will definitely blow you away.
For those of you who have never tried it yet, Swype is an innovative custom Android keyboard developed by Nuance Communications. Since its debut, Swype has been reaping positive vibes from many Android users praising its simplicity and innovative way of “typing” on the keyboard. With every update, Swype is continuously improved with the promise of customer satisfaction. If you feel tired of the [...]
Although it hasn’t been the only important update or improvement it has brought to the table, Jelly Bean’s voice search has been the highlight of so many articles and discussions this past week that I’m sure you’re starting to get a bit tired.
And while I know that you’ve already seen a fistful of video clips comparing the new voice search in Android to Apple’s Siri, or simply showing off what the new feature can do, you shouldn’t miss the video at the end of this post for the world.
In this particular clip, Jean-Louis Nguyen, a Montreal-based technology geek (I hope he doesn’t mind me calling him that) takes the voice search on the Galaxy Nexus for a pretty [...]
Japan is and has been one of the leading markets in technology for the past decade or so, but for some reason major music streaming services have avoided the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora are still not available to Japanese users, but fortunately for them Sony’s Music Unlimited is available starting today in the region.
Launched in December 2010 in UK and Ireland, Music Unlimited has enjoyed a pretty impressive spread in the last year or so and is now available in 17 countries around the globe, having well over one million active users.
In Japan, Sony’s on-demand streaming music service will come with initial access to 10 million tracks [...]