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Gameloft’s “The Amazing Spiderman” now available from the Google Play Store

by: Ankit BanerjeeJune 30, 2012

“The Amazing Spiderman”, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, is releasing all over the world this weekend. I’m guessing you’ll be waiting a while to watch the movie if you haven’t pre-booked tickets yet, for what is one of this summer’s most highly-anticipated blockbusters (till the Dark Knight Rises comes out). If so, you can console yourself by stepping into the shoes (and costume?) of Spiderman, with the official release of “The Amazing Spiderman” mobile game from Gameloft.

Features of the latest release from Gameloft include:

Fight in a fully 3D New York City which you can explore through five distinct [...]
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MiHome Launcher: Bringing MIUI looks to your Android without rooting or flashing MIUI ROM

by: Carl ParkerJune 29, 2012

Ever noticed how Android users have these different types of settings on their devices? Some techies are really good with these things since they know how to tinker with the User Interface (UI). Developers have created different ROMs to compliment Android devices, and one of them has made a name for itself for being user-friendly.

MiHome Launcher features a unique style of UI that makes Android users personalize their device with ease and convenience. The thing about this launcher is that once you install this on your device, it’s considered plug and play. You can even see thousands of themes and it can support over 10 screens where you can change [...]

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aCheckin: A social network for games and gamers

by: Ken EastJune 29, 2012

If you’re looking for something to keep your hands busy during those dull moments in the day, browsing pages upon pages of games in the Google Play Store can be very overwhelming. Which ones could best suit you and keep you entertained for hours? Playing the games yourself could answer your question but playing every one of them is an impossible task.

The best way to find the game for you is to be part of a gaming community where everyone shares what games they are playing. aCheckin is an app that lets you do just that, keeping you abreast of all the latest and hottest games so you’ll never be left behind.

You may have observed that in Facebook there [...]

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Google Currents gets updated, slicker and more beautiful than ever

by: Bams SadewoJune 29, 2012

It’s no coincidence that many Google apps have been updated in the last few days. Google wants to make sure that their native apps really shine on the brand new Nexus 7 tablet. The latest to receive a makeover is the news reader app Google Currents.

Merely reading the change log that Google has posted won’t do the improvement any justice, as you need to see it for yourself. But here it is anyway:

User interface – updated to Android standards Top navigation bar – auto hide, touch to show Library/trending toggle – moved to navigation bar Performance enhancements Bug fixes

There’s no question that Google Currents has undergone some [...]

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Comodo Anti-theft Free: Using SMS commands to protect or find your lost phone

by: Carl ParkerJune 29, 2012

Since your Android is your personal phone, you undoubtedly have optimized your experience by storing your personal information and credentials on your smartphone. If something bad happens to your phone, that means your personal data are also at risk.  What can you do when your phone gets lost or stolen?

It’s necessary to take action when your phone gets stolen or lost. Thankfully, there’s an app specifically for that scenario. Anti-theft Free, developed by COMODO, provides the necessary actions for certain accidents like when your phone is misplaced, lost, or stolen.

Anti-theft Free provides ways to help you find your phone and [...]

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Google Nexus 7 root achieved, tablet yet to ship to consumers

by: Chris SmithJune 29, 2012

Well, that didn’t take long, rooting the Google Nexus 7, a tablet that’s just two days old. Those of you that already own the device – that pretty much means Google I/O attendees and anyone else the grabbed one from them via eBay and other channels – and feel courageous enough, can now experience the Google Nexus 7 root on your own.

The initial Nexus 7 root procedure, thoroughly covered at RootzWiki, was not as easy as you may have expect it to be, according to Android developer birdman:

This isn’t going to be super simple. Its [sic] not ment [sic] to be. but here is one quick and dirty method for root. I recommend you [...]

post image Real Estate: Finding your dream home through your Android phone

by: Paul NuñalJune 29, 2012

Looking for a home has never been so much easy, thanks to Android applications saving the day. For quite a while now, users have been taking advantage of the Internet for finding trusted apartments and homes. One of the most popular home finding services is If you have been struggling to find your perfect home and you own an Android phone, then you’re in luck as HomeFinder is expanding its service to an application for mobile devices.

Officially known as Real Estate, the app features the same functionality found in its older Web version. Featuring the most expansive property searching algorithm, the app can help users pinpoint the exact [...]

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Updated Google Drive SDK brings closer integration of third-party apps

by: Bams SadewoJune 29, 2012

The barely three months old Google Drive has some catching up to do with other cloud storage solutions that have been around in the game longer. One of the keys to get people to make that move – aside from offering loads of storage – is to win the hearts of developers so that the Drive can be integrated into more apps for an enhanced user experience. The software development kit for Google Drive has been expanded to include third-party apps integration.

The new Google Drive SDK, which is available for Android and iOS, allows for a tighter integration of third-party apps with Google’s cloud storage service. Developers can now code their apps so that users will be able [...]

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by: Matthew SabatiniJune 29, 2012 has become a savior for students and learners everywhere. It is a fun and interactive way to memorize vocabulary lists. You can make your own flash cards or search through Quizlet for sets that were made by other people. But, with almost everyone and their dog owning a smartphone now, being able to take the flash cards on the go is just what Quizlet needed.

Here are a few cool apps that you can use to train your memory on the go with your Android device.

QuizYourBrain (Free)

After logging into your account, the app lets you create, study, edit, and delete terms. With its attractive interface and cool gestures, QuizYourBrain might just be able to [...]

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Best aquarium and fish live wallpapers for Android

by: Dan EvansJune 29, 2012

There’s just something so calming about watching fish swim. Perhaps it’s the way they seem to be in no real hurry. Regardless, it cannot be denied that watching fish swim around in an aquarium is just so relaxing. Managing a real aquarium, however, can take a lot of work and money, so why not get an aquarium on your Android device? Live wallpapers are snazzy inventions, allowing you to interact with your screen in more ways than the usual navigation. Unfortunately, live wallpapers can also suck your device’s battery dry.

If you’re willing to sacrifice your Android device’s battery for the peace that fish swimming around on your screen can [...]

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