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As Cloud Storage Is Heating Up, Box and Dropbox Give Android Users a Treat

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 24, 2012

Competition in the cloud storage arena is reaching a boiling point, with all major players announcing new features, more storage, and grand plans for the future.

Quick recap: Apple will bake iCloud directly into OS X Mountain Lion, Google Drive is finally coming out of vaporware, and Microsoft will make SkyDrive ubiquitous, by integrating in with the upcoming Windows 8. Now, cloud storage specialists Box and Dropbox take the stage, announcing (nearly at the same time) updates for their Android apps.

Box for Android gets facelift, users lured with 50GB of free storage

Cloud storage service Box (previously known as Box.net) has just released an updated Android app, [...]

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Google Docs for Android Gets Live Collaborative Editing, Road Warriors Rejoice

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 23, 2012

Google Docs for Android started off as a rather unimpressive app, with severely limited functionality and no support for offline file editing. But lately, Google has begun to pay more attention to the productivity app, adding the most commonly requested feature, offline editing, last month. And now Google Docs for Android gets another important update.

The “killer feature” of the new version is the collaborative editing capability, which was previously available only in the Web version. With the new and improved Google Docs app, you will be able to work on a document or spreadsheet together with a colleague (or more), and see the updates in real time, just like you can on a [...]

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BrailleTouch: The Solution for Eyes-Free Texting

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 21, 2012

Our friends and family members who are visually impaired now have a way to text us! An app developer under the name of Georgia Tech is in the process of creating an open-source app meant for blind people to communicate through SMS. Called BrailleTouch, it sure is a helpful app that will make enable anyone to text.

The main feature of BrailleTouch is a 6 button set-up which basically explains the concept of ‘eyes-free texting.’ While the user types on these buttons, BrailleTouch reads out each letter and symbol from the English alphabet. Research has shown that users of the app have been able to achieve a typing speed of 32 wpm together with a 92% spelling accuracy. [...]

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SmarTags App Available in Android Market

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 20, 2012

Today, Sony has announced the availability of its SmarTags app from the Android Market. Unfortunately, the app came a bit too early than its functionality. In order to use the app, users need to have an actual SmarTag tags as well as an NFC enabled device. This gives the assumption that Sony prepared the app specifically for its upcoming Xperia S. However, it is important to remember that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is also capable of such feature.

According to Sony, SmarTags will be sold separately with a price of almost $30 for one pack. This pack contains 4 tags that come in a series of red, blue, black and white hues.

On the description of the app, SmarTag will [...]

 
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Air Display Proves Why It’s a Cool App for Wireless Desktop Display Access

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 18, 2012

The Android Market is now being graced by the presence of an exciting app called the Air Display app. Exclusively for Android tablets, the app enables each user to get access to a wireless visual display of their Windows or Mac OS X system. This is why many consider it as an extension or even a mirror display of their computers at home or office.

Apart from wirelessly accessing the display, users can also navigate the screen with the use of a mouse or a touchscreen. As soon as the app has been set up with an Android device, the desktop screen expands itself onto the tablet. Automatically, the main display returns to its single-screen mode when the app has been closed. [...]

 
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Automatically Setting Your Phone to Silent Mode According to Place or Time

by: Alvin YbañezFebruary 14, 2012

Because smartphones are both handy and useful, we tend to toss them into our bags and bring them with us anywhere we go–at our bedside, in our offices, at dinner dates, and back to the bedside as we retire for the night.

While your Android phone can alert you to incoming notifications, calls, text messages, or important reminders, there are certain circumstances when you’d need to use audible alerts, and there are certain situations when you need to place your phone in vibramode or silent mode.

But, having to switch between sound profiles can be pesky and can chew up your time.  It’s often easy to forget to switch from silent mode to audible [...]

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Some of the Best Android Apps of 2012 – So Far

by: Matthew SabatiniFebruary 14, 2012

Applications have come a long way, and now, a smartphone or tablet would be nothing without apps. As such, we’ve collected 25 of the best Android apps, both free and paid. From essentials to games, these apps will keep you glued to your smartphone and maybe even make your day a little better and easier.

We’ve also created a comprehensive three-part video series so you can see the apps in greater detail. Check out the videos below.

Video Review Part 1

Video Review Part 2

Video Review Part 3

Continue reading to know more about some of the best Android apps of 2012.

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Walk While Using Your Phone with Transparent Screen

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 10, 2012

Among the biggest problems of people who use their smartphones while walking is bumping into things, tripping, and even falling into potholes (yes, it happens!). So as an answer to this, an app has been created under the name of Transparent Screen. The app allows you to use your phone while walking so you don’t get yourself into an accident.

Although it really isn’t something new to boast of, Transparent Screen has a different approach for usability. Instead of just focusing on texting and walking, the app turns each user’s entire Android experience into a translucent one. Compared to other apps that provide this feature, Transparent Screen works on any part of the [...]

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Rypple Launches Android App for the Mobile Workplace

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 1, 2012

A month and a half after Salesforce acquired the social performance management service named Rypple, an Android app has already been launched. This app helps ensure managers and employees are able to connect to each other, regardless of their geographic location.

Through identifying ‘social goals,’ managers get to improve employee performance with Rypple’s software. It also helps that they have consistent feedback and recognition. And since there is an increasing number of competition for cloud-based human resource management services, it is no longer a surprise why Rypple’s top rivals include SuccessFactors, Workday, Ultimate Software, Cornerstone OnDemand, and [...]

 
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Now Almost Anyone can Use Android

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 1, 2012

Due to the increased number of mobile employees in the workplace, obtaining a compliance in Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) has turned into a rife contractor concern. This is why TSheets was created to help these contractors make the most out of their mobile employees. TSheets is a web-based time tracking, managementand reporting SaaS tool which offers a cost-effective answer with Android users to be DCAA compliant.

“We have built mobile applications and tools that make it beautifully simple to use our software and stay compliant, from employees to supervisors, track and manage timekeeping on the go,” TSheets’ CEO, Matt Rissell, says. “Our secure web-based [...]

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