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Android 101: How to get notified once per email thread, or for each new message


Here’s one for all you gmail users. You have the option to be notified of only the first e-mail in a thread, or with each sequential message of the thread, depending on how often you like to be bugged I like to be notified of each email in the thread because generally they are important, and I don’t like to miss out on important stuff. With the recent updates to the GMail application  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus pushed back until after Black Friday?


As if we’ve not been waiting long enough for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, things seem to be getting a bit more frustrating. After all the hype and speculation we’ve been hearing, the device was finally announced last month. Now that we’ve seen a bit of what the first Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone will be, the next step (and the hardest) is to wait for it to be released.

Well, guys, it  [Read More…]

UK Android faithful reportedly receiving Sky Go in the coming months

Android Central

Sky Go is a big deal in the UK mobile world. Allowing its customers to watch their favourite TV content on demand through their computers and mobile devices including premium content, it’s really a top grade service. At the moment, the mobile offering is exclusive to iOS. This though apparently may be about to change.

A spokesperson for the satellite TV company has told Techradar UK; “Sky Go on Android,  [Read More…]

Duke Nukem 3D for Android now available; we go hands-on

Duke Nukem 3D

He’s back, baby. Duke Nukem 3D, the classic first-person shooter, is finally available on Android. It’s everything you’d expect it to be, which is to say it’s an extremely faithful port. If you’ve ever played Duke Nukem, you’re right at home here. Same snide remarks, same point of view, same guns, same monsters.

Gameplay’s fast — almost too fast. The simple graphics don’t allow much room for lag, which is  [Read More…]

Blue Angels app for Android

Blue Angels App

Just in time for the final shows of the season, the Blue Angels — the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstraion Squadron — finally has its own official Android application.

First things first — the Blue Angels app is $ 1.99, with proceeds going to the National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. With that out of the way, the apps’s a nice little portal into the Blue Angels, with show information (including maps), “news”  [Read More…]

PSA: Use the factory-supplied charger and cable when applying the OTA to your Lenovo Thinkpad


An OTA for the Lenovo ThinkPad (see our hands-on) went out for a while today, included was a firmware update for the battery.  Lenovo says they have halted the update, but just in case  — use the OEM power supply and cable while applying.  According to the official Lenovo support forums:

Battery firmware update was included in the OTA released today. The battery firmware update is applied after your Tablet restarts.

If your  [Read More…]

Android Kids App: Scott’s Submarine

Youtube link for mobile viewing

Here’s a fun little Android kids app that takes things under the sea. Scott’s Submarine is an interactive book that tells the story of two children, Scott and Aiko, and Scott’s cat, Jazz, and their underwater adventures.

Each page has animation on it, but no so much that it’s distracting. Every few pages you search for items, which gets a little more difficult as you work your way thorugh the story. And there  [Read More…]

First Android phone cleared by Pentagon for government use? The Dell Streak 5

dude you're getting a dell streak

This is the kind of news you really can’t (or, should I say, don’t want to) make up. The Defense Information System Agency has just cleared the first ever Android device for use with secure unclassified communications. And it’s none other than the discontinued Dell Streak 5.

Armed with enhanced security features like remote wiping, device lockdown after too many incorrect  [Read More…]

HTC Sensation XL released in the UK

HTC Sensation XL featured

Smartphones are always different in day-to-day use than they seem to be on paper. Some come with impressive specs, but lack impressive performance and vice versa. While the HTC Sensation XL does not have the top specs in the market, its performance and amazing display are sure to please.

We were quite impressed with this device after using it at CTIA in San Diego this  [Read More…]

Motorola Atrix 2 rooted with manual, one click methods

Motorola Atrix 2

If you got your hands on a shiny new Atrix 2 last week and you’re feeling a bit adventureous, XDA forum member Jimmy273 has compiled a pretty straightforward manual root method to achieve coveted superuser access. Jimmy273 makes it very clear that he cannot take full credit, as he simply translated the root method for the Bionic originally created by p3droid over at the MyDroidWorld forums. Full instructions and all the  [Read More…]