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Auto Switch Calls from Earpiece to Loudspeaker with SpeakerProximity App

by: Paul NuñalFebruary 6, 2012

For those of you who frequently make or receive calls on your Android phone, an effective app known as SpeakerProximity can be a handy app.  In a nutshell, the app provides automatic switching between earpiece and loudspeaker, depending on how far your phone is from you.

SpeakerProxmity can be extremely useful in sticky situations when you need both hands on the wheel or when taking calls while performing certain tasks requiring both hands. With the application enabled, all you need to do is take your call, mount the device on a stand, and you’re good to go. The application works like magic, once you receive a call the application determines the distance from your ear [...]

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Facebook For Android Gets An Update

by: Aerol BibatFebruary 5, 2012
Good news for Facebook fanatics! The Facebook app for Android has been updated. This is good news for everyone who's always itching to keep themselves connected to their Facebook account.
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Watch Superbowl XLVI on your Android Device for free

by: AlexanderFebruary 5, 2012

For those of us with Verizon we are pretty lucky. We already get one of the coolest NFL apps, NFL Mobile, which is exclusive to only Verizon. Now we find out we can watch the Superbowl tonight live on NFL Mobile? Pretty darn sweet. Unfortunately it’s not for all devices, we are sorry about that one.

All 4G LTE customers get NFL Mobile’s Premium Red Zone service that usually costs a few bucks a month for free, but for the Super Bowl everyone with the app will be able to enjoy the game. It will be the first time that the Super Bowl will be officially streamed to mobile devices, a miracle of licensing negotiation as much as a technical achievement. The BIG game will also be [...]

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Google Wallet available on AT&T Galaxy Nexus, Verizon Follows Suit

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 5, 2012

Back in December, we reported that Verizon was blocking Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus. This left Sprint Galaxy Nexus users to gloat about making the feature available on the device. However, the app is no longer limited to Sprint users anymore. Google Wallet is now available being offered by AT&T for either Nexus S 4G or the GSM Galaxy Nexus. If you have the AT&T device, you can simply visit the Android Market and get the app you need.

Now you may be wondering if the app will be available on Verizon contract holders, the answer is yes. However, the process is a little tricky. Here’s a how to for LTE equipped Nexus to devices.

How to Install Google [...]

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Android Powered Lamp Changes Color Upon User Request

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 5, 2012

Nowadays, it is virtually possible to do just about anything with your Android smartphone. Apart from unlocking your car and opening your garage, you can also make payments without any cash. All you need is your Android smartphone and you’re good for anything.

A new development in Android smartphones just proved this fact.

A French developer placed an RGB lamp inside a typical McDonald’s cup. Using a Wildfire S, he was able to change the colors of the lamp.

“The orientation of the phone is detected by the built-in compass (magnetic field sensor 3-axis) parameters hue, saturation and brightness are converted to RGB and then sent via a TCP connection to the [...]

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Friday Night Poll: How many apps are installed on your Android Phone?

by: AlexanderFebruary 3, 2012

So it’s friday night and it looks like you have nothing better to do then to surf the greatest Android News website on the planet, of course we are talking about ourselves, Android Authority. So let’s put this time to good use and vote in our latest poll. Tonight we are asking you, how many apps do you have installed on your Android phone (we will do one for tablets in the near future).

Nowadays with all the bloatware that comes on these devices, they come stock with about 50 applications or more, so when you vote in the poll below use the number of applications that you actually installed. So this does not include apps like calendar, email, gmail, [...]

 

Titanium Backup Lets Users Back Up Apps and Data to an SD Card

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 3, 2012

If you have a rooted mobile phone and you discover that your phone has been wiped almost as if it were back to its factory settings, it can be pretty disappointing. Especially with the open source development nature of Android, anyone can easily gain entry to the phone’s root access and load custom ROMs or even replace the factory image with kernels that have been compiled from the community of the OS. Developers would normally strip off the stock OS on the phone as well as the extra fluff that cell phone networks companies have added to it. In such instances, developers call the fluff as ‘bloatware.’ Afterwards, they put back the system together hoping to produce a smooth [...]

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Sonic 4 Episode I Update – Now Playing on ICS

by: Will G.February 3, 2012

Those of you that previously played Sonic 4 Episode 1 must have been quite sad that it was not compatible with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the longest time. However, SEGA developers woke up and released a very important update. Now you will be able to play Sonic 4 on your Galaxy Nexus! If you have a Transformer Prime you will be able to play the game on that as well. It seems like it is a double win for tablets and phones.

Some players even claim that the mobile platform is more entertaining and enjoyable, compared to the other Sonic games based on the console versions. This was indeed the dinosaur age of video games.

According to SEGA this game was the sequel [...]

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Download Dropbox v2.0.9 with Auto Uploads, and get up to 5GB of Extra Storage for free!

by: AlexanderFebruary 3, 2012

For those of you that don’t like Box, and would rather use Dropbox for all your cloud storage you may want to download the latest beta of Dropbox for Android. Dropbox just dropped a brand new experimental beta v2.0.9 that includes a cool new feature of automatic camera uploads. Similar to what Google+ gives you in their Android app.

Here’s what you’ll find:

The app can now automatically upload photos and videos in the background using Wi-Fi or your data plan. No more size limit. So upload to your hearts content. If there are network issues, the upload will resume when those issues are resolved. Some performance improvements and bug fixes. You’ll [...]
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How to get 50GB of Cloud Storage space on Box.net

by: AlexanderFebruary 2, 2012

Yeah we know Box.net is now at box.com but just saying “box” sounded a little vague in the title. Anyways, we all know the developers at XDA are just so awesome, and now they have written a little application that will give you 50GB of storage on Box instead of the standard 5GB.

It couldn’t be simpler, takes less than 5 minutes. I actually done this on my coffee break this morning. Its that easy.

1. Download Box from the Market. 2. Sign up if you haven’t before or sign in if you have. 3. Download  this , install it like any other app. 4. Enter your email and password hit the button. Box should send you an email to confirm the upgrade. Done!

If [...]

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