Tag Archive: Android

Capcom’s Smurfs’ Village comes to select Android devices tomorrow


Finally, the popular Smurfs’ Village game is set to come to Android tomorrow, but on select devices only. This is an awesome addition to Android, especially since Smurfs’ Village for iOS has consistently been on Apple’s Top Grossing chart in the App Store since its launch. So there shouldn’t be any doubt that this game will be  [Read More…]

Android 101: How to restrict certain apps from being downloaded from the Android Market

Market controls Marketk controls

Parental controls are a slippery slope on any platform. And make no mistake about it — your child will at some point find a way around any walls you erect. But if you still want to give it a go, you can set the Android Market to only allow apps or a certain “maturity level” to be downloaded to a device, also known as content  [Read More…]

Will Amazon Announce Android Tablet on September 28?

It’s been a long wait, but we could finally be less than one week away from Amazon officially entering the Android tablet space.  According to various outlets, Amazon is sending out invitations to a a press event to be held on September 28th at 10:00 AM.  We can’t think of any other reason as to why Amazon would be throwing a media bash so we’re anxious to see  [Read More…]

Find all the latest jobs at Research in Motion with this handy Android app

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Dunno about you, but if I were looking for a job with Research in Motion — as in the folks who make the BlackBerry — I’m not sure if I’d turn to an Android app to do so. But that’s exactly what Jobs in Motion does. It’s a relatively nice Android app that shows you the latest RIM job openings, lets you share and save them, and even ties into Twitter,  [Read More…]

Android Apps Alert #74: Wallpapers and Wallets Edition

Much of the Android world is on the edge of its collective seat waiting for Amazon and Google to announce its anticipated devices. But when the Nexus Prime and the Amazon Android-based Kindle tablet finally arrive, people are going to want to know which apps to install on their new toys. That’s why we’re here to help with Android Apps Alert.

Each week, Androinica.com  [Read More…]

Shadowgun trailer shows off the future of Android games


Do you like your sci-fi games soaked in blood? MadFinger Games just released the trailer for their upcoming Android title called Shadowgun and it looks like it could challenge Gameloft’s Modern Combat 3 for the most advanced game.

We got our first look at Shadowgun early this summer when MadFinger Games announced it would be coming to Tegra-powered devices. It will be one of the first games optimized for the cinco-core  [Read More…]

Nexus One updated to Android 2.3.6 (GRK39F)

Nexus One update

Not to be forgotten, the venerable Nexus One got itself a little update overnight. Now at Android 2.3.6, Build GRK39F, the update … does something — the update screen just says “important bug fixes and security patches.” We’ll take their word for it.

Of course, there can’t be all that many Nexus Ones still in use (though we fall in love with it all over again every time we turn it on),  [Read More…]

Android App Review: Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I like words. They keep my brain sharp and vocabulary growing. But what good is knowing a bunch of words if you don’t know how to spell them? Sure, you could use spell check, but what if you were the spell checker?

That’s where Spelling Bee comes into play. You can study and you’ll be given a word and a definition, and  [Read More…]

Android App Review: Meporter Local News Desk

YouTube link for mobile viewing

Seems like everyone’s trying to get into the grassroots, local news movements as of late and Meporter is the latest to enter the fray. The idea behind it makes me think of something like CNN’s iReport, but maybe even better because this is truly up-to-the-minute, whereas on something like iReport, you better have a really cute kitten stuck in a tree to make the front page.

Meporter Local News Desk turns your  [Read More…]

Android 101: How to clear your browser info

Android browser info

Hey, we don’t judge. From time to time you might “accidentally” visit a website your wife would leave you over you didn’t mean to visit and get caught sneaking a peek see something you didn’t want to see. It happens.

So how do you remove all traces of your traipse through the seedy side of the Internet? Just duck into the browser’s settings (and this should be fairly standard on third-party  [Read More…]