Tag Archive: Android


Android Wallpaper Review: Rays of Light

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I’m always on the lookout for a good looking live wallpaper. I know some people are vehemently against them, saying they slow down their phone or kill their battery, but Rays of Light doesn’t fit that bill.

Rays of Light gives your phone this kind of Hollywood-esque, night at the club, gettin’ down with my homies feel. Rays of light of different colors pulse and intersect one another, creating some beautiful  [Read More…]

Android App Review: Plasma Sound

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Sometimes I get introduced to some app for which there are no real words to describe it. Plasma Sound easily falls into that category, tripping me out while I was playing with it and making me scratch my head as to how to best explain it.

Plasma Sound is an electronic instrument that responds to touch. The pitch of the sound varies with where your finger is on the screen  [Read More…]

Meet Capta, the Tripod Mount, Stand and Cable Management Hybrid for Your Android Phone

We just learned of a new Kickstarter project that we’d really love to see come to fruition.  The product is called Capta and it’s all-in-one design that combines a tripod mount, smartphone stand, and cable management device.  You’ll have to watch the video (below) to see how this works as words simply won’t explain how awesome it is.  The development team is looking to raise $ 16,850 by November  [Read More…]

Factoring in Tablets, Android Has a Long Way to Go to Beat iOS

Comscore released a report earlier this week which covered mobile traffic over the last few months. One of the more interesting facts in this report is that although Android owns the majority of the smartphone market, iOS has a considerably larger share of internet traffic (measured in browser-based page views).  When considering the platforms as a whole, Apple’s iOS commands 58.5 percent of the market whereas Android pulls in 31.9 percent.  [Read More…]

Study Shows Android App Users are Twice as Loyal as iOS Counterparts

According to most reports, Apple iPhone users are a loyal bunch of people who are likely to buy another device in the same product line. Those guys love their phones and return to them over and over. But what about Android users? Well, according to Fiksu’s calculations, we love our apps. A lot. In fact, when compared to Applue users we are twice as likely to open an app  [Read More…]

Velocity Micro brings 2 affordable Android tablets with the T408 and T410

Velocity Micro T410

Velocity Micro has announced two new Android tablets with features and cost in mind.  Designed to be the “fastest, most feature laden tablets on the market for under $ 300”, the T408 and T410 share a common set of specs, with only the form factor, size, and price differing between the two.  The shared specs are:

“Ultra responsive” capacitive touch screens 1GHz Cortex A8 processors Front facing cameras 802.11n Wifi-Fi A  [Read More…]

AT&T DriveMode now available for Android

We heard a lot about safe driving initiatives during the CTIA keynote and now AT&T has launched their DriveMode service. What started life as an idea submitted to them, AT&T DriveMode was voted one of the top ideas and as such became a reality thanks to the AT&T Innovation Center. So what exactly is DriveMode?

AT&T DriveMode when enabled provides the option to send calls directly to voicemail, and to send an auto-reply to incoming emails. When the  [Read More…]

Duke Nukem 3D Coming to Android “Very Soon”

We might have waited years (and years, and years)  for Duke Nukem 3D to arrive on PC and consoles, but us Android fans should see our little version of the popular title.  Don’t hold your breath but we’ll be getting an official release of our own, and “very soon”.  (Yeah, we can hear your collective eyes rolling).  Tapjoy and MachineWorks Northwest recently teamed up to port Duke  [Read More…]

Tapjoy and MachineWorks NorthWest bring Duke Nukem 3D to Android

Duke Nukem 3D

Hail to the king, baby! Tapjoy and MachineWorks NorthWest have teamed up to bring the classic first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D to the Android platform and we’ll soon all be able to kick some alien ass:

“Duke Nukem is a legend in his own time, and he’d be the first person to tell you that,” said Rob Carroll, Tapjoy’s Director of Publishing for Tapjoy. “MachineWorks NorthWest has done a great  [Read More…]

BlueStacks now available, brings Android apps to your PC in style

Android Central

It seems forever ago that BlueStacks was announced as coming soon but no — it’s finally here. In case you don’t remember, BlueStacks is for now, a Windows application that allows you to run Android apps directly on your computer and easily switch between say Windows and Android.

The BlueStacks Android Player was released in Alpha form last night and to go along with that came of course, the Android app syncer  [Read More…]