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Toshiba Thrive Review

At first blush, the Toshiba Thrive could be mistaken for a “rugged” Android tablet.  Given the thick design and ridged back side, it’s easy to see why someone might skip on by this device and on to more sleek and sophisticated-looking devices.  You know, devices from bigger names such as Motorola, HTC, and Samsung.  After spending the last few weeks using the Thrive on a regular basis, I’ve really come to  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Gravity Wins

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Here’s a great little twist on an old favorite. Gravity Wins takes your old Connect Four game and turns it on its head. And its side. And keeps doing so until somebody wins.

The idea is simple. Just like traditional Connect Four, you drop checkers down the slots, trying to get four of your pieces in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Only in Gravity wins, the board rotates clockwise  [Read More…]

Android App Review: bytNotes


If you’re anything like me, you take notes. I takes notes on Post-Its, I take notes in my schoolwork, and I take notes on my phone. What I haven’t been able to do up until now, though, is take notes and assign them to contacts. BytNotes looks to remedy that problem by letting everyone do just that.

BytNotes is pretty simple. You create a new note, then assign it to a  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Sheep Impact

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This one’s a simple one, but still worth your time. It’s called Sheep Impact, and the whole premise of the game is that you fly around in a hot air balloon, rescuing sheep that are inexplicably strapped to dynamite.

Sheep Impact is one of those “ascend when you touch the screen” games, so essentially, you’re trying to time to descent correctly so you can pick up the sheep (done by  [Read More…]

Catch The Coins: When good ideas go bad [Game Review]


If you are a regular reader of Androinica, then you should know that I am a lover of physics games. I have accomplished 3 stars on every Angry Birds level, beaten all the puzzles in Cut the Rope, and even played the heck out of Apparatus. When there is a physics game to be reviewed, I am  [Read More…]

iLeaf earbuds & mic combo deliver sweet sound and clear calls [Accessory Review]


The Android tablet explosion has been great for experiencing media and gaming in new ways, but people may still want to make GTalk calls on a Xoom as much as they want to listen to The Strokes. The Ounuo iLeaf Earbuds is a great earphone-and-microphone combo for people looking to listen to media or have a video  [Read More…]

Bluetooth keyboard review: Logitech keyboard for Android 3.0 tablets

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With tablets being all the rage these days, Bluetooth keyboards are rising in popularity. It’s not that the on-screen keyboards are bad (well, some are), but having physicals key adds a whole level of familiarity, plus you don’t have to try and balance a tablet on your lap or something.

The Logitech Bluetooth keyboard for Android 3.0 tablets seems specifically targeted at the Android crowd, and it works really well.

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Android Game Review: X-Men


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Whenever I think of X-Men, the first thing that comes to mind is the epic intro sequence for the animated series. (Seriously, go look it up if you’ve forgotten about it.) The second thing that comes to mind are the endless quarters I spent at the skating rink playing the X-Men arcade game with three of my less athletically-inclined friends. Having known an official X-Men port was in the Market, I  [Read More…]