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Crystal Downloader: Download manager and accelerator for Android

by: Carl ParkerApril 7, 2012

If you need to download files in a hurry, waiting for each little byte to finish downloading can be excruciating. Normally, you’d rather leave the hard-core and huge downloads as tasks fitting for desktops or laptops, but often we’re in too much hurry to wait around for the download to complete–and, then, there’s the trouble of having to transfer the downloaded file from desktop to Android.

For those of you who have been waiting for a decent downloader for your Android devices, Crystal Downloader is here to make downloading files a sweet dream on your Android phone. Developed by xtr143, Senior Member of XDA Developers, Crystal Downloader is a [...]

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“Football Manager Handheld 2012″ arriving on Android on April 11

by: Ankit BanerjeeApril 7, 2012

The OS fragmentation issue is often cited to explain the hesitation on the part of app developers to commit to creating Android apps. With the appearance of Android 4.0, which has the declared purpose to remove a lot of this fragmentation, we have slowly begin to see a lot of hugely popular apps, such as Instagram, losing their “iOS exclusive” tags and making the move to Android. Another popular app that will soon be available on Android, one that was to this date iOS only, is Football Manager Handheld 2012, brought to you by Sports Interactive and SEGA.

The Football Manager series, unlike the FIFA series counterpart, does not require you to play every [...]

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At last, MOTOACTV works with all Android phones

by: Bams SadewoApril 6, 2012

Do you want to link your MOTOACTV device to your Android-powered Motorola smartphone, so that you can – among other things – sync data and receive notifications on the diminutive device? There’s an (Android) app for that. If, for some reason, you bought the $250 fitness tracking device and want to download the same app for your non-Motorola phone, you’re in luck. Motorola has announced that the pairing app will soon be compatible with all Android phones.

The new app retains all the features that fitness buffs have come to rely on, namely the ability to receive notifications of incoming calls and answer calls, redial calls from the notifications list on MOTOACTV, [...]

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Speech recognition: life before Siri, and what’s to come

by: Bams SadewoApril 6, 2012

Though the world is captivated by Siri and her charming ways, old-skoolers know better that she’s not the first virtual assistant to be offering such service. Siri may have brought some personality to the table, alongside her ability to respond to natural language and understand context, albeit in a limited way, but the technology itself is nothing new. In fact, man’s dream to command devices using nothing but voice dates back to the 1950s. Here’s a brief look of how speech recognition technology has come along since the old days and what the future has in store in this fascinating field.

1950s – 1990s

Speech recognition technology was in its infancy in the [...]

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BeMe: New, fun way to communicate via SMS

by: Brigitte NovabosApril 6, 2012

If you’ve always wanted a richer alternative to your Android phone’s drab and limited SMS interface, then BeMe messenger just might be the right fit for you. With this cross-platform messenger, you can communicate in real-time with all your friends, regardless of whatever phone network they may be on, as long as they’re on a Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G connection. The app integrates seamlessly with your phone’s infrastructure and offers a host of features and functionalities to cater to the needs of today’s mobile messaging enthusiasts.

Expressive Communication

Want to convey a message without being limited by words? Snap a picture, record a video or your voice, and share them to [...]

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Google and Paramount sign movie rental deal, 500 titles coming to Google Play and YouTube

by: Bams SadewoApril 5, 2012

In its bidding to become competitive against content provider/distributor juggernauts like Apple and Amazon, Google has been taking an aggressive stance to make sure that Google Play, the company’s mobile storefront, has the goods necessary to keep the Android ecosystem attractive. This is true not just in terms of apps availability, but also for books, music, movies, and other entertainment products. The latest deal in this direction is the one that Google recently signed with Paramount Pictures.

The deal between Google and Paramount will bring over 500 movies to Google Play and YouTube in North America, where users will be able to rent popular titles, in a price [...]

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Draw Something reaches 50 million downloads; over 3 billion sketches made

by: Ankit BanerjeeApril 5, 2012


The advent of the smartphone brought along a huge surge in mobile gaming. No longer were we limited by the lack of processing power. Mobile games have gone from simple, though very popular in “their time”, versions of Tetris and Snake, to HD graphics versions of Grand Theft Auto and Duke Nukem.

But, sometimes, it is the simplest of games, which rely on good gameplay over flashy graphics, that become the most popular. Think Angry Birds and Words with Friends. We now have a new champion in this category, which is the hugely popular “Draw Something”.

The Pictionary-like game, created by OMGPOP, lets you to draw images with [...]

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Applorer: Exploring and browsing the latest Android games

by: Ken EastApril 5, 2012

Are you a hardcore game fanatic who wants to be updated on all the latest cool Android games being released on the Web?  You might have experienced how tedious it is to search for Android games, especially if you don’t know what you are looking for, given that there are millions of Android games scattered all over the web. Don’t you worry because we have an app that will do all the hard work for you.

With Applorer, you have an Android app to help with easy browsing for the best Android games available in the Google Play Store. This app keeps you updated about all the trending games by providing you with game recommendations. You can also easily share to [...]

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Painkiller: Purgatory HD now available for Android

by: Ankit BanerjeeApril 5, 2012

High-end handsets and tablets increasingly mimic the capabilities of a personal computer. It’s only natural that one of the most popular aspects about a PC, gaming, is also finding its way to the “smaller” platforms. We’re not just talking about hugely popular made-for-mobile games, such as Angry Birds or Draw Something. We are now seeing a prevailing trend of adapting “classic” PC games for mobile play, as well.

There is already a long list of PC games that have been successfully translated to mobile gaming, not to mention the even longer list of computer games that can be enjoyed on a mobile device via emulators. Joining this list [...]

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Android Speed Booster: One-tap memory, performance, privacy, and app optimizations

by: Ken EastApril 4, 2012

Are you looking for an app to optimize the performance of your device? You can find a lot of applications dedicated to this very purpose. There are even comprehensive apps that include several other features aside from the system optimization feature itself.

But, if you are looking for an application that is solely made for the purpose of optimizing the performance of your device, then take a look at Android Speed Booster, which can can give you fast, one-tap system optimization of your device’s memory, performance, privacy, and apps.

Android Speed Booster promises to give you near-instantaneous and effective system optimization. What Android Speed Booster [...]

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