Tag Archive: Android


Logitech Harmony Link Turns Android Device into Smartest Remote in the Room

Logitech announced yet another device capable of pairing with Android smart phones and tablets today in the Harmony Link.  Whereas speakers and keyboards are a nice way to spruce up your general Android experience, this new Wi-Fi device can turn your phone  into a fully-feature and functional remote control.  Much like the Harmony One remote does today, the Harmony Link makes it so that you can put  [Read More…]

Google+ Hangouts now available for Android 2.3+, opens registration to all

Hangouts on phones

Google+ Hangouts have become one of the most popular uses of the rapidly growing social network. Until now, they were relegated to the desktop, making users pine for mobile support. Today, Google announced that they have made Hangouts available for phones running 2.3+.  This is amazing news and will certainly make the feature more widely used now that they can be done anywhere and on-the-go.

To use the feature, once you  [Read More…]

Caillou’s World joins Android kids educational games

Caillou's World

Heads up, parents. Everybody’s favorite bald-headed boy is now on Android. Caillou’s World (for those of you without kids, Caillou is a popular kids show on PBS) is intended for children ages 2-5 and helps with reading, spelling and phonics. The child spots a highlighted item in a picture and taps it, and then has to choose which letter the item starts with, all while associating the picture with the sound of  [Read More…]

Droid Incredible 2 Android 2.3.4 update now available

Droid Incredible 2

Have yourself a Droid Incredible 2 and wondering when it will see Android 2.3.4? Well, wonder no more. It looks as though the latest software update for the device is now pushing out. Word from the forums is that it is a 32MB file and upon installation you will be asked to go ahead and reboot your phone. Changes? Not many but they are listed for us:

Improved server connections for  [Read More…]

Zynga Releases Hanging With Friends for Android

Zynga, the guys behind the hit scrabble-esque phenomenon “Words with Friends,” have released their newest title to the Android Market. “Hangin with Friends” puts a G-rated spin on the popular word game hangman. Instead of a stick figure and a noose, players get to guess letters and watch as their animated characters try to remain afloat with their colorful balloons. Too many wrong guesses will result in  [Read More…]

Dell Extends Shopping Experience with New Android Application

Dell released an official mobile application in late August which extends the shopping and customer service experience to Android devices. Features in the free app include the ability to shop and compare Dell products such as desktop computers, laptops, monitors, printers, and accessories. Users can place orders for items just as they would through the standard website, track orders, manage their account and even access support forums. The  [Read More…]

SugarSync Updates Android App with New Features

SugarSync announced an update to their Android application today which sees our favorite mobile platform adding new features. Chief among the improvements is Mobile Device Management for Android, a dead simple way to get files from your computer to your mobile device. Previously only available to iOS devices, this is another reason that SugarSync is becoming a very popular way to backup, access, sync and share media and files  [Read More…]

Android App Review: National Football Post

NFP 1

If you’re a football fan who wants to stay up-to-date with news and analysis right from your mobile device, you may want to check out the National Football Post app for Android. This free app from aggregates National Football Post columns and provides them in an easy to read fashion. When the app opens, the homescreen features five menu options along with three tabs, which you may slide left or right to  [Read More…]

Android Wallpaper Review: Mystic Halo Live Wallpaper

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I’m not sure what this wallpaper reminds me of, but it’s cool. Maybe Tron? Maybe the last boss fight in Deus Ex: Human Revolution? A plane engine? It’s hard to nail down, but I know I’ve seen something like it before, and like then, it intrigues me.

That’s the essence of Mystic Halo Live Wallpaper. Rotating rings, glowing, responding to your touch, etc. It’s all pretty compelling visually, and fortunately, it  [Read More…]

Do You Still Care That Android is Open Sourced? (Op-Ed)

It’s the last quarter of 2011, and Google has barely three years in the Android can.  I started thinking about this in the last few weeks and especially after writing my last article and why Android is successful.  Is it still important that Android is an open source operating system?  It seems that the only interested people in the “open sourceness” are the modders.  Which in itself is a good thing,  [Read More…]