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Reading Scribd documents on Android  with Scribd Reader app

by: Carl ParkerMarch 20, 2012

If you’re a student, a teacher, or just someone who loves to read, you’ve probably heard of Scribd, the popular online multi-format document sharing, social publishing website that lets you access documents and books.

The site carries a wide variety of topics covering health, music, politics, science, literature, and even more–practically packing everything you could ever want, Scribd makes researching for your school project or presentation a dream.

Scribd’s use isn’t limited to individuals in the school setting, however. Writers can also get their work out into the world through Scribd. If you’ve got a document you’d [...]

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Review: Window N90 FastTab Android 4.0 tablet

by: Ankit BanerjeeMarch 19, 2012

 

As more and more people realize that they want tablets but just can’t afford to shell out hundreds of dollars for one, consumers are turning to more economical solutions to fulfill their tablet lust. While the rest of the world drools in excitement over the next high-end product release from Apple, Samsung, or HTC, Chinese manufacturers are slowly but steadily releasing very impressive, yet cheap alternatives. We’ve just reviewed one such mid-range tablet that has recently become available on the market — the Window N90 FastTab Android 4.0 tablet.

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The Window N90 (in Chinese YuanDao, not to be confused with Microsoft’s Windows) has [...]

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Unofficial VLC Media Player app: A taste of the consummate media player for Android

by: Ken EastMarch 19, 2012

There are numerous media formats. It’s a great thing if your media player supports all of those formats. But, most of the time it’s not the case, especially if you are using your Android device. You can convert (transcode) your files using a converter, but that would mean extra steps.  Besides, transcoding can affect the quality of the files.

That’s why it’s really cool to have VLC because it can read and play almost every existing media format. Now, it’s also already available for your Android device.  Aside from its famous read-all-format feature, there are also some new features added to this app just for you to enjoy it more in your [...]

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Jawbone ERA: Hands-on review

by: Brandon SobottaMarch 19, 2012

 

When the Jawbone ERA arrived at my doorstep, it caught me completely off guard: I completely forgot it was heading my way for a review. But after spending some time with it, I can assure you, I will not forget the ERA anytime soon. I’ve never really saw myself as one to use a Bluetooth ear piece, because I was always under the impression that they were uncomfortable and clumsy. Is this the case with the Jawbone ERA?

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AUDIO

NoiseAssassin® 3.0 with wind reduction 10mm wideband speaker (HD audio) Automatic volume control Voice announcements

TECHNOLOGY

Built-in accelerometer (motion sensor) MotionX™ technology Dual [...]
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Enjoying the ICS Camera on a non-ICS phone

by: Carl ParkerMarch 19, 2012

Whether you’ve given in to the Ice Cream Sandwich craze, or you’ve been trying to resist it, you can’t deny the temptation. When Ice Cream Sandwich arrived on phones, it brought more with it than just a sleek new look.

It also packed a stock camera app that was equipped with a user-friendly interface and functions that got everyone crazy over their cameras. With built-in file sharing options,  zero shutter lag,  tap-to-focus, integrated support for 180 degree panoramic shots, and face detection to name a few, shutterbugs loved their phones more than ever.

Thanks to Moblynx, even users of Froyo and Gingerbread will get to experience what [...]

 
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Multilingual translations on Android with Babylon Translator app

by: Carl ParkerMarch 18, 2012

While being multilingual has its perks, you can’t deny having moments when memory fails and you just can’t remember the meaning of a certain word. Whether you’re reading an e-mail, a news article, or even a book, not knowing what a certain word means can drive anyone crazy.

Sure, you may have your language dictionary somewhere in your room, but what if you’re out of the house and you really need that translation on the double?

Thankfully, there’s Babylon Translator. Babylon, the world’s leading provider of dictionary and translation software, has long been a staple for multilingual individuals for their computers but only [...]

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Wallpaper Wizardrii: Taking full control of wallpaper management on Android

by: Brigitte NovabosMarch 17, 2012

So, you found this really cool HD wallpaper. Or, you took a nice picture of your pet or loved one. Now you want to use it as wallpaper for your Android phone, but you couldn’t care any less about pixels and screen resolution sizes. There’s an app that lets you take any image you want and does the dirty work of resizing and scaling it so it matches your device’s screen resolution seamlessly. With just a few taps, you get instant customized wallpaper.

The Wallpaper Wizardrii app is indeed changing the way you set and customize wallpapers on your Android device. If you’re someone very particular with personalizing your display, you’ll find this app to be of great [...]

 
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Charming Your Social Contacts with Charm App for Android

by: Ken EastMarch 17, 2012

With our busy and sometimes very hectic schedules, we often forget to keep in touch with the people who are close or special to us. It’s definitely very frustrating, and to some extent embarrassing, if you miss a very special occasion such as your and your partner’s anniversary. Things like these could result in serious quarrels or could mean the end of a relationship, which of course, you don’t want to happen.

All you need is someone to remind you.  Go ahead, hire a personal assistant.  But, if that’s not feasible, why not give the Charm app a whirl.

Charm, essentially, is a reminder app that does more than just remind you of the [...]

 
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE for Verizon full review

by: Vinny MarinoMarch 16, 2012

Samsung produces the most successful line of Android devices in the world. For their tablets, they have taken a novel approach by creating a variety of choices 7-inch, 8.9-inch, 10.1-inch and, now, 7.7-inch tablet. Most of these tablets posses enough differentiating factors to make them stand out, and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a prime example of that with a display that blows any competing tablet out of the water.

Galaxy Tab 7.7 compared to the size of the Samsung Galaxy S2

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE  features an incredibly gorgeous7.7 inch HD Super AMOLED Plus display measuring 1280 x 800 pixels as well as a Micro-SD card slot. [...]

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X-Link App: Sharing Files Wirelessly Among Multiple Android Devices and PC

by: Ken EastMarch 16, 2012

Sharing files from an Android device to a computer or vice-versa often requires the use of a USB cable.  Though relatively faster, such wired connections are also more cumbersome in comparison to wireless file sharing.

As for wireless file transfers, there’s Bluetooth, which you can use among phones/tablets, and between a phone/tablet and a computer, provided the computer is Bluetooth-enabled.

Here comes another way to share files wirelessly: X-Link, an Android app that lets you share files remotely with other Android devices and even to a computer.

X-Link is a file sharing tool developed by XDA Developer member joschi70. Based on users’ [...]

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