Tag Archive: Android

WinAmp finally comes to Mac. Android app adds wireless sync, equalizer, and FLAC

WinAmp has been one of the things that I’ve missed most since switching from Windows to Mac for my primary computer. But the Music Software Gods have finally answered my prayers as WinAmp for Mac is now available for download. And to make matters even better, the WinAmp for Android app just got a major update to be compatible with the desktop and add  [Read More…]

Android 101: Add words to the user dictionary

Android Central

How many times have you typed out your last name only for your phone to attempt to correct it to something else on the device? I think we have all been in that boat, and while some keyboards will remember it, others will not, so let’s quickly take a look at how to add words to the user dictionary on the device.

Option 1 – Go to settings, then language and keyboard  [Read More…]

Android Kids App: Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton

Barnyard Dance!

If you have young kids, chances are you’ve got a Sandra Boynton book or two. A third Boynton book — “Barnyard Dance!” — is now available for Android smartphones and tablets. It’s going for $ 2.99 in the Android Market and sits along side “Moo, Baa, La La La!” and “The Going to Bed Book.” We’ve got demo video and download links after the break.


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Lookout Security lands on all Android tablets


Lookout Security & Antivirus is one of the most popular security apps for the Android platform. Whether you’re installing apps from suspect third-party app stores or just want to ensure that the Android Market is secure, Lookout will scan apps upon installation to make sure they will not harm your device. Lookout has been available for phones and some tablets up until today, but now all Android tablets are supported. They have said  [Read More…]

Gameloft puts 3 HD Android games on sale for 99 cents: BackStab, Order & Chaos, Uno

Gameloft’s premium HD games typically sell for $ 4.99 to $ 6.99, but Gameloft’s “Trick or Treat Sales” promotion puts Backstab HD, Order & Chaos Online, and Uno – typically costing those premium prices – for only 99 cents. For the price of one US Dollar, you can get a pretty good game. Of course, the promotion is limited until Halloween (October 31, 2011),  [Read More…]

Android Apps Alert #77: Social Overload Edition

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As far as GTD and project management apps go, ActionComplete has long been one of the more powerful. Allowing users to create detailed to-do lists, multi-level actions to get things  [Read More…]

Competition heats up, Amazon Kindle Fire to become best selling Android tablet this year

Kindle Fire

Would it surprise you to learn that Amazon could have the best selling Android tablet by the end of the year? Several weeks ago a leak surfaced that suggested Amazon was racking up 50,000 pre-orders per day of their newly announced $ 199 Kindle Fire. It now appears those numbers were on target because both Digitimes and J.P.  [Read More…]

HTC partnership with Dropbox brings 5GB of free cloud storage to Android devices

Android Central

HTC has announced on its official Facebook page that thanks to its recent partnership with cloud storage provider Dropbox, the Dropbox app will come preinstalled on all HTC Android phones. HTC phone owners will also benefit from 5GB of free cloud storage, versus the standard 2GB normally given to free account holders.

Dropbox has previously partnered with Sony Ericsson to bring pre-loaded Dropbox apps to Xperia owners, however unlike the HTC deal,  [Read More…]

A little hacking reveals Android on Sony e-Reader

Android Central

An e-ink Sony PRS-T1 Reader might not be an all-singing, all-dancing tablet-come-e-Reader like the Kindle Fire or the Nook Color. But, as the folks at The Digital Reader have found out, it does run Android, and with a little hacking, you can bring this out front and center.

Apparently the hack is pretty straightforward, and pretty foolproof. By gaining root access, a whole new use case for the device opens up. There  [Read More…]

Android developers demand (and get) their nyan-ish droid cat

Nyan Logcat

Googlers work hard.  A quick look at the sheer number and scope of the products big G offers is testament to that.  But they also like to have fun.  When an Android developer requested that the bugdroid icon in the ADT plugin be changed to a cat because “It would entertain me while developing and debugging,” the devs working on the Android project listened.  Behold — the droidnyanlogcat-thingy!

This is why we  [Read More…]