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HTC One X Impressions – All hail the new king of Android

by: RandyApril 4, 2012

First Impressions

Do you remember 2010? Those were the days for HTC. The HTC Desire and HTC Legend were winners playing in their own league. Nothing could defeat them, nothing could touch them. In 2011, the consumer market changed hearts. The Samsung Galaxy S2 won the battle against the Sensation. It was dark skies across all HTC forecasts.

Despite facing a mountain of obstacles, HTC pressed on. Unlike Samsung, which has its own Bada operating system, HTC is all-in Android and Windows Phone 7. In the face of vicious competition, investing in another OS made little sense for the Taiwanese. It was time for HTC to [...]

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Quick review: Instagram for Android!

by: SamApril 4, 2012

After what seemed to be an endless wait, Instagram for Android is finally here! The app was officially announced last month at SXSW, but only became available in Google Play yesterday, starting off a download craze that propelled the app almost instantly to the top of the download charts. Those of you who have been envious on the vintage looking images found in countless Facebook and Twitter posts (all uploaded by iOS users) can now rejoice.

According to the celebratory stats published today, Instagram has reached over 30 million registered users, which make it the largest mobile-based social network in the world. The same figures show that Instagram for Android has [...]

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FX Photo Editor: Feature-rich photo editor for rich photo effects

by: Ken EastApril 3, 2012

Are you fond of editing your photos on the go? There are a lot of Android apps dedicated to photo editing. If you are a beginner or even if you have tried several photo-editing apps, there’s this app that you might want to give a try. It’s called FX Photo Editor, which allows you to edit photos quickly by providing you with more than a hundred preset effects to choose from. It also has several other new additional features making it a great photo-editing package that you can use for free.

FX Photo Editor is created by JellyBus, Inc. to help photo-editing fanatics to do some quick photo tweaking on their Android devices. This app is not only very handy and [...]

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Cloud syncing and accessing desktop files and folders through Zoolz app for Android

by: Ken EastApril 2, 2012

It’s very frustrating when you are downloading videos or applications from the Internet and then you find out that your data storage is not enough. This where additional storage comes in handy, which is precisely why there are a lot of cloud storage providers emerging on the Web.

Adding to the rapidly growing list of cloud storage services is Zoolz, which offers 4 GB of free storage online. It works more or less the same as other cloud storage services, but the thing that distinguishes it from the rest is that a user has the option to choose which local folders he/she wants to sync.

Users will have less problem with compatibility because the service [...]

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Phone Schedule: Simple app for scheduling Android phone tasks

by: Paul NuñalApril 1, 2012

Following a routine always ensures that you always stay right on track with your busy schedule for the day. An extremely useful application known as Phone Schedule follows the same principle of your daily life, but the only difference is that it you set your Android phone to perform various tasks according to a schedule that you specify.

Phone Schedule is a handy yet very useful application that lets you create scheduled actions that you wish your phone could automatically perform. For instance, wouldn’t it be really handy to be able to tell your phone to automatically turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you leave home and turn them back on again when you reach the [...]

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Wings of Fury: Fly and fight as a WWII-era pilot

by: Paul NuñalApril 1, 2012

If you’ve been a fan of retro fighter plane arcade games, then you might have come across with the classical action flight simulator known as Wings of Fury.

Developed by Android Machine, the Wings of Fury game for Android puts players in the role of an American plane pilot coming from the World War II era. Android smartphone owners can relive the action once again.

A 2D, arcade-style action game, Wings of Fury tests how good a fighter plane pilot you are. The game is highly addictive in nature, and once you start playing the game, you just can’t stop yourself from putting the game down.

Die-hard fans of flight simulation games may not find this game [...]

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Spontacts: Finding new nearby friends and contacts spontaneously

by: Ken EastMarch 31, 2012

There’s a bunch of ways to make new friends and using social media is definitely one of the easiest way to do so. Two great examples in this regard are Facebook and Twitter, but did there’s also an Android app that provides a similar function and more.  Developed by ConceptWorks, the Spontacts app allows for spontaneous friend-making with people or contacts with the same interest in your neighborhood or places near you.  The name of the app itself is a portmanteau that suggests what it deals with best: spontaneity and contacts.

Aside from that, there is also an option to explore activities, places, and public events in a location that you prefer, helping [...]

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Gravity Project: A fast-paced run-and-jump 3D game to test your reflexes

by: Ken EastMarch 31, 2012

Do you like playing games that require the quickness of your eyes as well as your reflexes? If you do, here’s a fun game that you might want to play on your Android device. Gravity Project is a game that involves dodging different obstacles just to get to the finish line. The thing is, it’s not like old-school Super Mario because it’s fast-paced, so you really have to keep an eye on things that might hit your character or else you are sent back to the starting line.

Gravity Project provides non-stop action and adventure, with perfectly designed venues, maps, excellent game physics, barriers, and character. Gravity Project surely will send you on a [...]

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Pix: Pixel Mixer for mixing and matching effects on your photos

by: Ken EastMarch 31, 2012

If you talk about photo-editing applications for Android, there are already so many of these on the market, ranging from the most complicated and the most sophisticated down to the simplest and the easiest to use.  Adding to the already long list of photo-editing apps is Pix: Pixel Mixer, which features a simple and effect-packed photo editing interface. While other photo-editing apps can beat Pix: Pixel Mixer in terms of sophistication, in terms of simplicity and quality, there’s no doubt that this app can deliver to you finely edited photos.

Most photo editing apps are designed to be used by the pro and the hobbyist or enthusiast, leaving beginners [...]

 
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Mi File Explorer: MIUI File Explorer app even for non-MIUI phones

by: Carl ParkerMarch 30, 2012

The Chinese ROM MIUI has been a huge hit among Android device users, and with good reason. This ROM brings with it a unique user interface, as well as several features that are sure to get other custom ROM users envious. One of the best features that MIUI packs is its file explorer, giving you access to browse your locally stored media and your SD card.

Now, even non-MIUI phone users can enjoy MIUI’s handy file browser. XDA Developers senior member apooonet has managed to port MIUI’s native File Explorer, maintaining not only its look but also the device’s ability to browse locally stored media, SD cards, and even the device’s root [...]

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