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10 Useful Free Android Apps

by: Edmund ApostolSeptember 23, 2011

You’ve just acquired a Motorola Xoom or perhaps a Samsung Galaxy S II. The next step would be to decide which apps to install that will work well with your new device. To help you narrow down your choices, the following is a short list of what can be considered an optimum set for the on-the-go user.

The criteria are based on what can be most useful in terms of document creation and sharing, file management and sharing, Internet browsing, multimedia handling, and social media use. All ten apps are free to download or are offered with a free version.

1. Evernote


This app lets you note down practically anything so you wouldn’t have to forget or lose [...]

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Modder Makes Wii Games Playable on Android Tablet

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 20, 2011

Do you want to play your favorite Nintendo Wii games right on your Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet? Sounds impossible to mere mortals like me–but not to the likes of Obiwan222222, who has made it possible to play Wii games on his ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.

The setup involves a combination of the Splashtop Remote Desktop HD app, the Dolphin emulator, and a wireless Xbox 360 controller.

According to the modder himself, he has made Wii games playable on other platforms such as the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) and the iPod Touch some months ago.  And now, his next victim is the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer with Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

It is all done with the [...]

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Ice Cream Sandwich Preparedness 101: Android Team Spills Tips, Tricks for App Makers To Ready Wares for ICS

by: Elmer MontejoSeptember 20, 2011

The latest post from Android development team lead tech writer Scott Main is brimming with tips and tricks on how Android app developers can set the stage for their apps to run on the upcoming “unifying” and “cohesive” version of Google’s mobile operating system–Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

Apart from reiterating that the ICS release will support a variety of screen sizes (from big screens down to small screens), Main advises app developers who create apps exclusively for large-screen Honeycomb tablets that Honeycomb apps will be compatible not just with ICS-powered tablets but also with phones and other small-screen devices. [...]

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Twin 250 GB Tablets from GIT Ready to Launch

by: Edmund ApostolSeptember 15, 2011

You’re probably asking yourself “Who’s GIT?” That’s a fair reaction as this company is relatively new in the tablet computer market.  The full name is Graphic Imaging Technology Media Group and they’re based in Brooklyn, New York.

They’re not a new company, just a new player in the mobile computing world.  What better way to make a big intro than to come out with two Android Honeycomb tablets sporting hard drives you’d normally only find on heavy-duty desktops.

The tablets are called Surge and Pro and they’re twins. That is they look exactly alike from their form factor to their peripherals. Both have 10.1 inch touchscreens with 1280 x 768 resolution, run on [...]

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PowerDVD Mobile Lets You Stream On Your Local Network

by: Aerol BibatSeptember 14, 2011

Streaming media is a great way to use your tablet. Since it’s a portable device, a tablet can be carried around the home with ease, while leaving all of those media files in your main computer.

One of the several apps to let you do this is the new PowerDVD Mobile software. Designed for Honeycomb tablets, this app finds your video, music and photos on your PC and helps stream it over your local network. The main limitation to the streaming is that streaming remotely is not available yet.

To get this app up and running, you will need to have PowerDVD Ultra 11 installed on your PC and the PowerDVD Mobile app on your tablet. It doesn’t work on Android [...]

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8 Things Android Tablets Need To Get More Users

by: glennSeptember 9, 2011

It’s no secret that Android tablets need a lot of catching up to get ahead of the game. I’m going to expand on a few points from this article and talk about where slates can do better to become better accepted by consumers.

1. Make them talk better with peripherals

One thing that makes notebooks and netbooks a preferred choice by the regular consumer is that most of the stuff they already have–speakers, keyboards, external drives–already work with that device. With tablets, it’s a bit more tricky since you often need to buy additional cables and adapters like the one above, or even have to get an extra app in the off-chance that you do get peripherals [...]

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Medion 10-Inch Honeycomb Tablet Coming in December

by: Edmund ApostolSeptember 9, 2011

A new Android Honeycomb tablet computer is coming out just in time to make it to your Christmas shopping list. The LifeTab, as it’s currently called, is going to be part of Medion’s new line of mobile devices running on the Android platform.

The company introduced the upcoming tablet in the recently concluded 51st IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin or less officially the “Berlin Radio Show”). This is no small debut as the IFA is considered to be one of the major international trade shows for consumer electronics.

According to Medion’s representatives, their new tablet computer’s first release will be in the United Kingdom. It will hit the UK market in [...]

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Gateway Ships Its A60 Tablet

by: Aerol BibatSeptember 6, 2011

Gateway is now in the tablet game and just started shipping its first Android tablet. Named the Gateway TP Series A60, observant buyers would be able to recognize that the tablet isn’t a new entry to the market. If you look at the specs closely, the A60 seems to be a rebranded version of the Acer Iconia Tab A500. This should be no surprise. After all, Gateway is now fully owned by Acer and it would be beneficial to the Taiwanese manufacturer to have another outlet for its product.

The A60 boasts a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 resolution and runs on a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU. This is backed by 1GB of RAM, which should be sufficient enough for [...]

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HTC Flyer Gets First Taste of Sweet Honeycomb, Courtesy of ROM Leak

by: Dave FerilSeptember 6, 2011

HTC’s first attempt at an Android tablet, the HTC Flyer, came out with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and HTC Sense, but several developers have found a way to pour sweet honey on the HTC Flyer.

Paul O’Brien, MoDaco founder, has obtained a Honeycomb leak in RUU (ROM Upgrade Utility) form for the HTC Flyer. He advises to flash it at your own risk. It’s an early build so expect stability and overall performance of the Flyer using such software to be not that good.

O’ Brien says that he will release a fully tested build once he has tested it on his own HTC Flyer, which will be arriving next week.

Basing on the comments over at XDA Developers, the braver ones who [...]

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First Photos of Super Thin Toshiba Excite Come Out of IFA 2011

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 1, 2011

If a picture paints a thousand words, then the first live pictures of Toshiba’s upcoming ultra-slim tablet paint two thousand.

The ultra-slim tablet was showcased at Toshiba’s booth in the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin. Notebook Italia was able to spot the tablet and took snapshots of the device. Notebook Italia learned that the tablet will be running Android (presumably Honeycomb).

The pictures show a slimmer body compared to that of its predecessor, the Toshiba THRiVE, and slots for a full tablet (e.g., microUSB, micro HDMI, and microSD ports).

The back cover is said to be of brushed metal finish. The tablet also has a grooved [...]

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