Tag Archive: Apps


Google Apps have a new download location — GetJar?

GMail on GetJar

They say seeing is believing, but I’m still not sure what to make of this one.  Google’s closed applications — the ones they keep a tight rein on and not allow just anybody to use — apparently are available through the third-party market GetJar.  Not just Gmail that you see pictured above, but Google TV remote, Maps, Search, Books — they’re all there.  We’re assuming that this is legitimate and not  [Read More…]

Android 101: Search for more than just apps

Android Market Search Android Market Search

The Android Market’s better than ever, returning search results not only for apps, but for books and movies, too. Here’s a handy tip to jump from one section to another. By default, you should see results for all of the sections. Tap into a section, you’ll only see those results. Books for books, apps for apps, etc. Once you’re in a section’s results,  [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…]

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…]

Mcafee Outlines Plans to Bring Mobile Devices Into Security Infrastructure (Apps N Scraps)

Mcafee Shares Vision For Bringing Mobile Devices Into The Security Infrastructure

Explosive Growth of Mobile Devices and Changing Threat Vectors Requires Shift in Enterprise Security Strategies

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 – McAfee today shared its vision for securing mobile devices in corporate environments. The three-pronged approach for protecting mobile devices, mobile data, and mobile applications, is designed to help businesses and consumers manage  [Read More…]

‘Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds’ due on September 29 (Apps N Scraps)

Join the NY PD’s finest; crack the case, catch the criminal, bring on the justice

San Francisco, California – 9/19/2011 G5 Entertainment, known for its best-selling iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC casual games like Supermarket Mania, Mahjong Artifacts and Virtual City, is excited to announce that the highly acclaimed hidden object detective story Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds will be released on the  [Read More…]

Getting your apps ready for Ice Cream Sandwich [developers]

Fragments

With the release of Ice Cream Sandwich looming on the horizon, Android lead tech writer Scott Main has taken some time to talk to developers about how to get Honeycomb-only apps ready for the smaller screen.  When ICS is released, and going forward from that point, the Android code for phones and tablets will be the same, just displayed differently based on screen size.  Because of the different devices available, tools and methods  [Read More…]

Android Apps Alert #73: 10 Interesting Recent Android Apps

Let’s just get down to it: there are a lot of Android apps and not enough time in the day to grab them all. That doesn’t mean  there’s no fun in trying. Each week, Androinica.com recaps the latest and greatest, truest and newest apps in the market. (Though to be honest, it’s been semi-weekly a few times recently.)

There’s usually a unifying theme that  [Read More…]

Android Apps Alert #73: 10 Interest Recent Android Apps

Let’s just get down to it: there are a lot of Android apps and not enough time in the day to grab them all. That doesn’t mean  there’s no fun in trying. Each week, Androinica.com recaps the latest and greatest, truest and newest apps in the market. (Though to be honest, it’s been semi-weekly a few times recently.)

There’s usually a unifying theme that  [Read More…]

“Geek Week” on the Amazon App Store: Useful Apps at Discounted Prices

Say what you will about the Amazon App Store, but one thing is for certain: it’s an avenue that definitely offers apps at low cost. This week Amazon has decided to offer a slew of useful “productivity” apps at discounted prices in what they are calling “Geek Week.” These discounted apps cover everything an Android “geek” could want from tethering to remote desktop access, and all for  [Read More…]