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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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Speaktoit Assistant: Interactive, Voice-Activated Virtual Assistant for Android

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 26, 2012

These days, people use their mobile phones not just for calling or texting their contacts.  The use of mobile phones has expanded beyond just mere calling and texting and has included other more complex functions such as full Web browsing, productivity, and high-definition entertainment.  The mobile phone these days has become a pocketable assistant of some sort.  But, wouldn’t it be nice if you could interact by voice to that electronic assistant?

With the Speaktoit Asssistant app, you can do just that.

The Speaktoit Assistant app is a voice-activated virtual assistant for your Android phone. Using natural language technology, the virtual assistant can [...]

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Unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 [Hands-On Video]

by: Vinny MarinoJanuary 26, 2012

Today I unbox and take my first look in the Galaxy Tab 8.9 by Samsung. This tablet packs a nice punch with it’s specs sporting a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 NVIDIA processor, 1GB of RAM, and a beautiful 8.9 inch display, which measures at 1280×800 pixels to provide a very rich and crisp screen.

The tablet also has Touch Wiz UX, a 3.0 megapixel rear camera, 2.0 megapixel front facing camera, 6100 mAh battery, which is all packed into a thin 0.34 inch tablet with a weight of just over a pound!

I’ve had some time to play with it a little bit and let me tell you this thing is super snappy. Everything loads up fast scrolling is smooth and pinch to zoom is [...]

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Best Free Apps to Stream Videos from PC to Android Phone

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 26, 2012

There may be tons of apps on the Android Market that allow streaming videos from your computer to your Android phone, but most of them come with a price. If you’re the type of person who likes to be able to stream videos to your Android phone without spending a cent, we’ve put together a list of five of the best free apps for you.


UPnPlay allows streaming from your computer to your mobile device via the DLNA media server. The user interface is rather simple and straightforward, and the configuration is easy to understand. Some of UPnPlay’s features include:

Streaming music via media servers Support for various video and audio [...]
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Finding Facebook Photos with Pixable

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 25, 2012

With hundreds of friends in your Facebook account, you sometimes find it hard to keep track of your friend’s latest photo uploads. Searching for a single picture from an ocean of photos will surely suck your time. But, don’t fret.  The Android Market has an app that instantly finds your friends’ pictures fast and easily.

The Pixable app is a virtual organizer for photos shared by your Facebook friends. This app sorts out and ranks your photos according to popularity and your favorites photos. You can view top pictures for the day, keep track of your friends’ pictures, view Facebook photo albums, and a lot more directly on your Android device.

The [...]

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Samsung Exhilarate vs Sony Xperia Ion

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 24, 2012

It’s the start of a new year and AT&T has new offerings bringing 4G LTE to its customers through two of the carrier’s recently announced Android phones: the first-ever dual-core Sony Xperia Ion and the eco-friendly Samsung Exhilarate.

If you’re planning to buy one of these two when AT&T releases them, you might want find out first what each one has to offer you.  In this article, we provide a quick review and comparison of the Samsung Exhilarate and the Sony Xperia Ion.


Samsung has been among those at the forefront of producing environment-friendly devices.  The Samsung Exhilarate is one of the upcoming eco-friendly Android phones from [...]

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Searching Across Multiple Online Accounts with CloudMagic App

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 24, 2012

Syncing your multiple accounts to your Android device can be helpful, but if you’re prolific with content in your various accounts, searching through your millions of files, documents, and other data for one exact file could be gruesome and time-consuming.  You’d wish there were a magic wand that you could flick to summon just that exact file you’re looking for.

The CloudMagic app just may be that magic wand.  It is an app for Android that will help you magically search through your various accounts “in a second”–all in just one app.

CloudMagic is an online cross-platform search tool for your email, contacts, calendar, events, social [...]

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Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD vs Samsung Galaxy Note

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 24, 2012

With the recently concluded CES 2012, Samsung has showcased yet another milestone cementing its position as one of the leaders in bringing top-performing devices to the consumer market.

Among the new devices Samsung unveiled at CES 2012 were the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD and the Samsung Galaxy Note–both of which are heading to AT&T and both reported to be LTE-capable.  Let’s take a look at these two upcoming offerings from AT&T and find out which one might be worth your while.

Design and Display

Takings its roots from its older brother, AT&T’s Galaxy Note sports the same form factor with the exception of the AT&T [...]

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Android Security vs iOS Security

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 24, 2012

Before buying your own smartphone, what criteria do you use for choosing the right phone? Does it include having a wider screen and higher resolution? Does it include having the fastest processor on the market? Or what about battery power that lasts for more than a day? Most consumers focus their gaze on the phone’s specs but neglect to consider a very crucial and important criterion: security features.

In the battle of the best phones on the market, let’s now compare the security features of both Apple and Android devices which most consumers have overlooked.

The Similarities

Let’s first tackle those security features where both mobile operating systems are on [...]

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On-the-go Photo Editing and Sharing with Lightbox Photos App for Android

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 24, 2012

Anyone who’s fond of taking pictures knows that perfect pictures don’t always happen. Sometimes you’ll catch a great shot, but it’s way too dark. You’ll sometimes snag a shot that could do better if it had a little bit more color. The only way you can fix these shots is by tweaking the brightness when you get back home, and on your computer.

But, with the Lightbox Photos app for Android, you don’t need to wait until you get home anymore.

Lightbox Photos allows you to capture, enhance, and even share your captured moments. You can even toggle the privacy settings between private, sharing them with only a few friends, or even [...]

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