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Mira Android App: Another Siri Contender

by: Carl ParkerMarch 8, 2012

Everyone’s been buzzing about how the iPhone 4S took one giant step up from the rest by tagging Siri into the ring. If you’ve been living under a rock, Siri is the iPhone 4S’s virtual assistant. Ask her a question, just like how you would ask a friend, and she’ll give you an answer.

Imagine you’re driving and you need to keep your eyes on the road but need to send a message ASAP. Tell Siri to send a message to your spouse, without having to touch the screen. Siri isn’t just for asking questions and ordering around; she’s got a sense of humor, too. It’s no wonder why people are going nuts over the iPhone [...]

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Panorama Pro: Easily Capturing Panoramic Photos on Android

by: Ken EastMarch 7, 2012

There’s nothing more exciting than traveling to different places around the world with your friends and taking great pictures of amazing and breathtaking views. To do that you can use special cameras, but they are too uncomfortably bulky for carrying.  Why not use your Android phone instead?

Your Android device, with the help of some app, can be a more portable substitute of a regular digital camera. There are quite a lot of photography apps in the Android Market, but not all of them let you capture panoramic pictures.  Thankfully, there are apps like Panorama Pro that would let you capture panoramas without using a special camera.

Using Panorama Pro, not [...]

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Unboxing

by: Vinny MarinoMarch 1, 2012

Today, I unbox the Verizon LTE variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. This tablet is packing some awesome hardware. In the specs department it features a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor under the hood, Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, measuring 7.7 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels with 16M colors, Touchwiz UX, microSD card slot expandable up to 32GB, 3.15 megapixel rear shooter capable of 720p video recording, a 2 megapixel camera up front for video chat, and Android 3.2 Honeycomb to power it all underneath. The tablet is released today March 1st, 2012 and is available on Verizon’s LTE network for $499.99 with a two-year agreement.

While the tablet isn’t [...]

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Android App for Auto Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on Sony Ericsson Xperia Handsets

by: Paul NuñalFebruary 29, 2012

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia lineup is definitely a huge hit among many consumers.  Xperia phones have been praised for their style, performance, and their fantastic cameras. Having a phone like the Xperia Arc S, for instance, is always a cause for pleasure and entertainment, especially with its neat features.  But, there is always the option of unleashing its full potential once you’ve got root privileges and ClockworkMod Recovery installed.

One of the most daunting tasks that every Xperia phone owner has to go through would probably be rooting and installing recovery software. For every neophyte who just had receive his or her first taste of the Android OS, technical [...]

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Fine Tuning Your Android Phone’s Display with Soft Screen Tuner App

by: Ken EastFebruary 28, 2012

With the advent of touchscreen technology, there is no more need for key pads in your phone and there’s now plenty of room for the display. With wider displays, you get to enjoy pictures and videos better compared to those old phone versions with screens half the size of the handset.

However, for you to enjoy videos and photos better, the quality of the display is as important as the size. Ahead of all Android phones in this aspect is the Samsung Galaxy S2. Aside from its impressive specs, the one thing that makes the Galaxy S2 stand out from the rest of the Android phones in the market is its amazing Super AMOLED Plus display.  Looking at the display of this [...]

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Undelete App for Recovering Deleted Files on Android

by: Paul NuñalFebruary 28, 2012

Accidentally deleting important files from your phone’s SD card is really disappointing, particularly if the accidental deletion involves important files, application databases, and multimedia content. Luckily, an application called Undelete for Root Users (developed by Fahrbot Mobile) is here to save the day.

Restoring deleted files will never be the same again, as the application manages to recover deleted files within your Android smartphone. There will be no more need for third-party applications that you need to install on your PC, as the Undelete application for Android fulfills its role in helping you recover your deleted files as quickly as [...]

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Android App for Waking Your HTC Evo 3D with Sliding Gesture

by: Ken EastFebruary 27, 2012

It is a usual thing to wake up your Android device using a basic button that every device must have–the Power button. Admittedly, it really is not the most convenient way to wake up your device.

For those devices that have buttons on the front, it will be easier–at least for those that have them.  But, how about those that have none of these? This is the problem with a device like the HTC EVO 3D.  It has a Power button and Volume keys, but none of them can actually be found on the front of the device.

To solve this problem, there is an app specifically created to answer this need of the HTC EVO 3D.  The app is called Ponury Gesture Mod, or [...]

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Finding Work in the U.S. Government with Government Jobs Android App

by: Alvin YbañezFebruary 27, 2012

There are a variety of ways to search for your desired job positions—through the Internet, the classified ads portion of the newspaper, job posters and flyers, personal referrals, and now directly on your Android device.

The Government Jobs app is designed to help those who are searching for jobs in the U.S. government and jumpstart their careers. The jobs displayed are job openings in the U.S. federal government. The app displays up-to-date job offers, keeping U.S. citizens updated of job openings and increases one’s chances of getting hired.

The app carries the following features:

searches job agencies or job titles displays original results from [...]
 
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Initial Impressions of Google Chrome Beta App for Android

by: Carl ParkerFebruary 26, 2012

If you’ve caught the Ice Cream Sandwich fever and your device is currently running ICS, then life has just gotten sweeter. One of the most popular web browsers has finally made its way to your Android device in the shape of Chrome Beta for Android. Sounds too good to be true? It gets better.

This release comes with real-time syncing of tabs currently opened on your desktop browser, or any other devices running Chrome with your account in sync, as well as that tabbed browsing we can’t live without.

You can also easily access your bookmarks, enjoy accelerometer-based tilt scrolling, easily switch between tabs by swiping across the edge, and revel in [...]

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Find Word Definitions with Official WordWeb Dictionary App

by: Carl ParkerFebruary 26, 2012

Have you ever caught yourself reading a book, coming across a word, and being unable to continue reading because you feel the absolute need to know the word’s definition right now? Alternatively, you can be a writer who wants a synonym to that word you’ve used dozens of times since you started this chapter. Maybe you’re a student who keeps hearing your teacher use a word that you’ve never heard of before?

Regardless of who you are and what you’re doing, WordWeb Dictionary is here to answer your word definition needs. This app may have been available on the iTunes App store for a while now, but WordWeb Dictionary has just arrived on the [...]

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