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Galaxy Nexus – It Wasn’t What I Hoped It To Be…

by: RandyJanuary 22, 2012

You could say that the Galaxy Nexus is the most anticipated Android device of 2011. It’s what Android enthusiasts were hoping the Nexus S to be when dual core technology started cropping up in mid-2010. The Galaxy Nexus was already out towards the end of 2011 in the West, but here in Asia, we are only getting a glimpse of this device now.

As an Android Enthusiast, I have high expectations of the Galaxy Nexus. After all, it is a Pure Google device that’s considered by many to run bleeding edge Android OS. It is Android at its best. However, after spending 5 days with the Galaxy Nexus, it seems to me that either Android hasn’t exactly arrived, or I’ve had too high an expectation [...]

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App Review: Shake, Raffle and Roll

by: Charlene OwenJanuary 19, 2012
Shake, Raffle and Roll has a neat and instinctive interface, but although the app instructs you to shake your device to reveal the answer, a simple tap will actually do (which sort of defeats the entire concept, but we digress). It’s also great that the app has the option to turn off its background music, since it still needs a bit of work.
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Battery Extenders for Your Android Phone

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 18, 2012

The mobile phone has evolved from being just a simple text-and-call device into a more sophisticated, computer-like tool. Your smartphone, however it is made, drains battery juice faster than ordinary cellular phones. With all those extra features, NFC chips, improved cameras, faster processors, and software enhancements on your smartphone, battery life of less than a day is to be expected on Android phones. But, with the help of battery extenders, your Android phone can survive for even a day or more.

Battery extenders are not included in the box and can be bought separately from various electronics stores. Used together with your default battery, battery extenders [...]

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How to Find Out What Apps Are Most Popular Among Your Friends

by: Brigitte NovabosJanuary 17, 2012

Like many things in life, apps are better enjoyed and more fun when shared with friends and those closest to you. And, what could be a better way to get the latest scoop on the hottest and most popular apps in the Android Market than getting app recommendations from friends and family? An amazing new app called AppAware lets you do just that–and more.

AppAware utilizes social networking to fetch recommended apps and games from the Android Market, as well as apps used frequently and recommended by your friends so you can try, share, bookmark, and comment on these apps. In turn, you can share and recommend apps of your choice, as well. Other features include being [...]

 
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How To use Your Android Device as an Extended Display for a PC w/ ScreenSlider App

by: Brigitte NovabosJanuary 17, 2012

If you’re looking to put more visual ooomph into your desktop setup for gaming or just needing more display screens as added workspace, it’s often easier to get yourself a new desktop monitor to add to your already impressive gadget collection.

But, tough economic times have forced tech enthusiasts to consider other solutions, and if you have an Android smartphone or tablet, you won’t need to look any further. With some help from ScreenSlider, a nifty Android app, you can use your Android device as a monitor display extension.

ScreenSlider allows you to view items that are currently running on your desktop monitor on your Android device, even [...]

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Top 6 Best Blogging Apps for Android Phones and Tablets

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 16, 2012

Bloggers everywhere rejoiced when they no longer had to be chained to their laptops and their desktops. Now able to blog directly from Android mobile devices, like phones and tablets, bloggers can capture their day-to-day life and update things as they happen.

With the number of blogging apps on the Android Marketplace, it’s difficult to choose which ones you should go with. To help narrow your options, we present our top picks for the 6 best blogging apps for Android phones and tablets.

Tumblr

Tumblr is a microblogging platform which allows users to post text, images, video links, and quotes to their tumblelog. It also allows users to follow other [...]

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Sync iTunes with Android – How to Transfer iTunes Music to Android

by: Ken EastJanuary 15, 2012

It is sometimes very frustrating if you have devices that are incompatible and you can’t sync your files because they have different formats. If you have a Mac computer and an Android tablet/phone, for instance, you will most likely have your music organized on iTunes. Android is not really iTunes-friendly, and iTunes is not exactly Android-friendly.  Thus, you may have a hard time synchronizing your music between the two devices. Fortunately, we have a great tutorial for you, guaranteed to sync iTunes with your Android device.

Requirements

Don’t get too excited on how to sync your Android device with iTunes just yet. Before anything else, you have to download two [...]

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Coby MID9742-8 9.7 Inch ICS Tablet – Hands On [Video]

by: Vinny MarinoJanuary 15, 2012

Coby is getting into the ICS tablet market this year with seven different tablets. The one we see here is one the the more high end of the bunch the MID9742-8 packing a 9.7 inch screen, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 1MP VGA front camera, 1GHz single-core processor, GetJar marketplace, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage with an expandable space of an extra 32GB.

The Coby tablets won’t be your powerhouse tablets, they will be your mid-range tablets with nice specs but nothing over the top ranging under $300 there’s not much to complain about especially with the lower price.

Check the MID9742-8 tablet in action live from CES 2012 [...]

 
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Toshiba Excite X10 10.1 Tablet – Hands On [Video]

by: Vinny MarinoJanuary 14, 2012

While at CES 2012 I saw a ton of new Tablets and phones running Android one of my favorite things I saw was the Toshiba  Excite 10.1. The reason I fell in love with it was the design, it feels absolutely perfect to me it’s defiantly the best feeling hardware a tablet has ever had. The straight edge makes the thinness of the device really stand out at only 0.3 inches thick.

The Toshiba Excite X10 is powered by TI OMAP 4420 dual core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz equipped with 1 GB of RAM. The screens resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels and 10.1 inches in size. It was running with Android 3.2 Honeycomb when I got to take a look at it but I was told Toshiba is hoping to [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Note LTE AT&T – Hands On Video

by: Vinny MarinoJanuary 14, 2012

At&t released many devices at CES 2012 one of them being the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE a very large device with a massive 5.3 inch screen. It comes with a stylist to help navigate throughout the huge display, surprisingly enough it fits fine in your pocket and doesn’t feel to abnormal while holding it up to your ear during a phone call.

The Samsung Galaxy Note comes packed with a 1.5 Ghz processor, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front facing camera for video chatting, 1GB of RAM, a beautiful Super AMOLED display, and a 2500 mAh battery. To see it all live from CES 2012 check out the video below.

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