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Android App for Viewing 2D or 3D CAD Designs

by: JoseFebruary 6, 2012

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) applications have already invaded the mobile platform. Although most of such programs’ mobile versions may not be as sophisticated as the desktop ones, the main point here is that more and more productivity applications are now brought into the mobile platform. This would mean that mobile devices like tablets and smartphones are getting more useful, productivity-wise.

One of the companies who ventured into a CAD app is IMSI Design. The company is known as one of the leading providers of CAD software applications. It has an array of products that are specifically tailored for computer-aided design. One such CAD product from IMSI is the [...]

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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Full Review

by: Vinny MarinoFebruary 2, 2012

I’ve had the Galaxy Tab 8.9 by Samsung for about a full week now which means I’ve had some time to gather my thoughts and decide how I truly feel  about the device.

With all honesty this tablet is amazing it does very well with anything you throw at it from multitasking to smooth graphics this tablet will do it all. While using the Tab 8.9 I experienced little to no lag regardless of how many tasks I was attempting to accomplish.

This Tablet has a great spec sheet listing a NIVIDIA Tegra 2 1Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, Samsung’s Touch  Wiz UX, 6100mAh battery, and a gorgeous 8.9 inch display.

The rear 3 megapixel [...]

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Pantech Element vs Pantech Burst

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 31, 2012

Pantech’s starting 2012 right by releasing two of their newest devices on AT&T.  You may have heard that AT&T is offering both the Pantech Burst and the Pantech Element at a bundle for US$259, but today we’re looking at the Pantech Burst solo.

Released a few days apart, the Pantech Burst on January 9 and the Pantech Element on January 22, it’s a fight between a smartphone packing a punch and aimed for the lower-end market and a tablet that’s made a splash with a surprising new feature. We’re not going to spoil the surprise early, so read on to find out just what makes this comparison particularly exciting.

Design and [...]
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Calibrating Your Android Phone’s Battery After Flashing New ROM

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 31, 2012

Many Android smartphones are notorious for having poor battery life.  Most handset these days are provided with rechargeable batteries that could last a day or two, depending on the materials used or how the device is being used. The sole culprit behind the mammoth battery consumption lies in the Android operating system itself, as it was designed to continuously synchronize data and information throughout the day.

Users who have rooted devices may have already found out some tricks on how to get the most life from out of their batteries. Some may have tried installing custom ROMs that are guaranteed to handle battery consumption way better than their stock ROM [...]

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Exclusive Review – Droid Razr Maxx Review [Video]

by: Will G.January 30, 2012

Since the first talk at CES, Android Authority has been following the Droid Razr Maxx for some time now. Released on January 26, the Maxx sports an impressive 3300 mAh battery. That’s enough for around 21.5 hours of talk time!

Now that is quite special, however there isn’t much difference between the Maxx and its past brother, the original Razr. With models of the original Razr now offering white and purple, along with the previous option of black stirs up a deep battle.


For hardware it is essentially all the same. It contains the same TI OMAP, 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Tagging along with 1GB of RAM.

With a kevlar sealed backing, you are highly [...]

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Capture Screenshots of Entire Webpages with SnowDeer Web Scrapper

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 29, 2012

The time for partial screenshots of webpages viewed on your Android phone (and the tiresome stitching of those partial screenshots) is finally over.  Thanks to the screen-grabbing powers of the SnowDeer Web Scrapper app for Android, you can now grab entire screens of webpages.

There already is a slew of screen-capturing tools available on the Android Market, but SnowDeer Web Scrapper stands out for one unique feature–it can grab a shot of the whole webpage, not just parts of the screen.

Say you want to take a screenshot of a whole webpage, from top to bottom, including parts that you’d need to scroll down to see. Many people are looking for that kind [...]

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Top 3 Remote Desktop Apps For Android

by: Aerol BibatJanuary 28, 2012

An Android smartphone is a powerful computing device. However, there are some things that a smartphone can’t do or can’t handle. That’s why we have desktops, after all. However, we just can’t lug a desktop around. It’s also a bit of a hassle when a home computer is processing something and the user has to do a regular check-up on it – which maybe impossible if the owner of the PC happens to be several hours away at work.

That’s why remote desktop apps were created. Designed to give users access to their home computer via the Internet using work computers, they’ve successfully been transplanted to more mobile platforms like [...]

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Your Own Soccer Stadium on Your Android Device

by: Brigitte NovabosJanuary 27, 2012

For hardcore soccer fans, being right where all the action is and showing support for your favorite team is akin to a sacred calling. The ability to connect with friends during a live game (whether on the field or on TV) and to get real-time alerts to game scores, player milestones, and event highlights adds to the overall experience. Developed by Vubooo Ltd., the Football Fans app lets you do just that—and more.

Get into the team spirit and check out upcoming and ongoing games while viewing team formations and chants, and interacting with worldwide fans. You can also let all your Facebook and Twitter friends in on the fun. The app spans various leagues, be it [...]

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Getting the Latest Sports News with the Official SB Nation App for Android

by: Brigitte NovabosJanuary 26, 2012

Want a one-stop app that will bring you all the latest news in the sports world at your fingertips while connecting with other sports lovers? The Android client for the popular SB Nation site is now available for free download from the Android Market.

With the official SB Nation app, you can be at the forefront of sports news and updates about your favorite teams and players, be it on or off the field, through the site’s aggregate of over 300+ blogs.

The Newsfeed tab allows you to select which sports teams to keep track of, notifying you of any updates on the dot. Content is filtered through your chosen Lineup,which you’ll need to customize to fit [...]

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