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Why type when you can Swype

We recently covered the 8pen input method. It only launched a few days ago and although it looks great, we didn’t have a chance to try... it. Everyone on Android knows about Swype. Hell, everyone on a smartphone these days probably knows about Swype. However, there is a world beyond swype, and we thought we would share that world with yo...

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Facebook for Android

Rather than make a whole bunch of short posts, I thought I would collate them all into one manageable item. I think I sound like a debt repayment... shark. Anyway, Twitter, Facebook, Zynga and StumbleUpon have all made waves today or very recently with their announcements for updates or products for Android.

Twitter have released an update...

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8pen for Android

In a bold move, promising input method technology outfit 8pen have released their new application for Android to the Market for effectively £1. This... is bold for two reasons.

First, the input method does away with the keyboard in favour of entirely new method of input that will almost certainly take some getting used to. Secondly, to expect...

Winamp for Android

Winamp was the music player of choice among anyone I knew who had a computer and liked it. Back in late 90s, if you used Windows Media Player (if it... was even called that in those days) you were computer simple, and if you used Winamp, you were computer savy. Simple as that. Sure, for those that didn’t know what an MP3 was or that you could u...

Firefox 4 Beta 1 for Android

Mozilla have finally released an official Beta version of Firefox for Android, sometimes referred to as Fennec. Indeed, the actual filename... itself is Fennec.apk and you will not be able to pick this up from the Android Market just yet. We’re guessing this is because it is a Beta release, but hey, I’m still excited. To download...

First Orion PrivacyStar

PrivacyStar by First Orion is a subscription service that allows users to block unwanted calls from specific telephone numbers. First Orion have... now announced a new SMS text blocking feature on PrivacyStar for Android.

The original bread-and-butter service allows subscribers to block specific individual numbers or perhaps entire area cod...

Swype on the Samsung Galaxy S

If you haven’t heard of Swype, shame on you. Swype is an input method for touchscreens developed by Swype Inc. Swype was first commercially... available on the Samsung Omnia II for Windows Mobile, but since then it has seen significant adoption amoung Android phones. According to a recent press release Swype is able to boast some impressive figures...

Skype for Android

It has been a long time coming but now Skype is available “on a wide range of Android phones”. The get the bad news out of the way first,... Skype has only been tested on HTC and Motorola devices with Android OS 2.1 and above. Right now there are some log-in issues with the Samsung Galaxy S, and Skype are “looking to address these in...

App killer

I’ve just finished reading an interesting article entitled “Android Task Killers Explained: What They Do and Why You Shouldn’t Use Them“.... I for one use ‘Advanced Task Killer’ but having read this article I now wonder if it is something I should be doing. One of the misconceptions regarding Android and your RAM is that we’re...

Amazon & Android

Amazon are stirring up quite a haze around their involvement with Android at the moment. Sure, the Amazon Kindle application for Android has been... around for a while now, but we’ve recently learned Amazon might launch their own App Store for Android too. To become a developer for this Amazon App Store you have to pay a fee of $99 and Amaz...