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Free Game Picks of the Week

by: glennSeptember 10, 2011

I grabbed myself a few free Android games a while back from GetJar and the Market recently, and all of them were quite excellent. Here’s a quick rundown of my thoughts on each of them

Robotek HD

This game is from the makers of Totemo and Everlands and offers a very rich tactical game for the low price of free. You play the last hope of mankind during a time when machines rule the world. Your goal is to defeat these mainframes one at a time, improving your own human-controlled mainframe’s abilities and skills along the way.

Each battle, you roll a slot machine-like device to see what kind of powerups you get for that round. Getting a three in a row [...]

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8 Things Android Tablets Need To Get More Users

by: glennSeptember 9, 2011

It’s no secret that Android tablets need a lot of catching up to get ahead of the game. I’m going to expand on a few points from this article and talk about where slates can do better to become better accepted by consumers.

1. Make them talk better with peripherals

One thing that makes notebooks and netbooks a preferred choice by the regular consumer is that most of the stuff they already have–speakers, keyboards, external drives–already work with that device. With tablets, it’s a bit more tricky since you often need to buy additional cables and adapters like the one above, or even have to get an extra app in the off-chance that you do get peripherals [...]

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The Best Android Gadgets Of IFA 2011

by: glennSeptember 5, 2011

The IFA is touted as the biggest consumer electronics trade show in the world. Does it beat CES? That I’m not sure but I do know it is a great place to catch up with the latest gadgets the big guys have to offer. It’s especially interesting what’s available this year in terms of Android: lots of new tablets, phones and then some. Here’s a few notable devices from this year’s German event.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Undoubtedly my favorite in the show, this device from Samsung is “not a phone, not yet a tablet”. If you’ve handled the Dell Streak, this is something similar but slimmer. The 5.3-inch screen makes it more comfortable [...]

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Introducing An Android-Powered Car Stereo And GPS Navigation System From Parrot

by: glennSeptember 2, 2011

If you have been waiting for an Android-powered radio for your dashboard, then your wait is over since the Parrot Asteroid will be out in the market by October 2011. Because the Android OS is relatively new in the industry, we seldom see radios powered by such an operating system.

The Parrot Asteroid however, is different from your typical plug-in device since not only does it fit the amazing power of Android OS in its internal workings, but it also comes with three additional USB ports. This will allow you to hook up other devices such as GPS USB device or 3G Card in one go.

Such additional features allow you to play music from your other devices such as your [...]

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A Hive of the Best Apps for Android Honeycomb Tablets

by: glennAugust 29, 2011

Honeycomb might not be top of everyone’s mind yet when it comes to tablets, but we’re placing a big bet that it will be soon. With so many awesome Android tablets in the pipe, and with Google working diligently to improve the interface of Honeycomb with each subsequent release, and with the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich to unify Google TV, Android Smartphones, and Tablets, we’re confident it’s going to be a big hit with consumers around the world. Because of that, we’ve compiled the best apps around that you can load onto your own Android tablet. Here’s our big list of apps that are optimized for your Honeycomb tablets!

Games AirAttack HD (lite [...]
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12 Free Must-Have Apps For Your Honeycomb Tablet

by: glennAugust 28, 2011

Starting out with your new Android tablet and don’t know what apps to get? Let us help you by presenting this fine list of quality apps for your daily needs. From Facebook to Office, we got you covered. And it’s not just for you new tablet owners; long-time Honeycomb users can peruse our selections as well and check out some apps they might have missed.

1. Friend Me for Facebook

And what would a list like this be without a Facebook app? FriendMe is a tablet-optimized, ad-supported app that gives you almost everything FB in one screen. It even has games, which most apps (even the official one) lack.

2. FriendCaster Tab for [...]
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More Games For Your Honeycomb Tablet

by: glennAugust 28, 2011

Android tablets are slowly and steadily becoming more popular and one of the barometers of its success are the games that developers release for it. I’ve covered a few games before, when Honeycomb was first released, but it seems we have a few more choice picks that are worth your while.

feature image taken from Mineweeper for Honeycomb

1. Fruit Ninja THD (free, 2.99 AUD to buy)

Slicing is such a comforting past time, especially if its only produce feeling the edge of the sharp (virtual blade). If you’ve got some skills in you, young grasshopper, try out this Tegra-optimized game. The free one has ads, which I think is the only difference [...]

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Best Apps to Customize Your Honeycomb Tablet

by: glennAugust 24, 2011

As it is, Honeycomb pretty much has everything you need in a tablet interface. It has a lot of outstanding features like the Action Bar, 3D homescreens, visual multitasking and System Bar. Despite that, you still might have that itch to create your own personalized space in your Android 3.0 tablet. Here are some apps to help you tweak your UI and system to your liking.

 

Widgets 1. Beautiful Widgets (free, €1.49 to buy)

It’s no lie; these widgets are indeed beautiful. If you’ve been looking for some great looking clocks, weather, toggle and battery widgets, this is the one to get.

 

2. Wizz (free)

If you crave for [...]

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The ASUS EEE Pad Transformer and the EEE Pad Slider: What’s The Difference?

by: glennAugust 17, 2011

Comparison shopping gets especially ambiguous when you’re weighing two models from the same manufacturer on the scale. In the case of the EEE Pad Transformer and the EEE Pad Slider, the hardware and other performance-related features are so similar that you would probably find it a little hard to decide which to blow your budget on. Here then is a breakdown to help you make a better distinction between these two Android tablets from Asus.

Chipset and storage – Both the Transformer and Slider run on Tegra 2, come with 32 GB of storage and 1 GB of RAM.

Connectivity and ports – Though they still can’t connect via 3G, these two tablets have Wireless N, GPS and [...]

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20 Best Entertainment and Media Apps for Android Honeycomb Tablets

by: glennAugust 16, 2011

Honeycomb tablets are designed for stunning visuals, there’s no doubt about that. The powerful graphics chipsets, large HD-capable screens and even surround sound capability make them ideal for watching trailers, videos and shows. Not only that, it’s handy enough to be used as an ebook reader and then some.

Here are a few of the best media and entertainment apps for your Android tablet.

Featured image from Pyronixcore

Videos 1. MoboPlayer (free)

Plays everything and anything you can throw it. It’s the best media player for Android, and for Honeycomb as well. Definitely something you need to install on your tablet.

Special mention: [...]

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