It looks like the Near Field Communications revolution is finally getting underway. After over a year of NFC chips being available in several different models of Android devices, major third-party developers are finally starting to incorporate the technology into their apps. Scanning tags is fun and all, but using NFC to share information in popular apps between devices is where NFC really shines. An update to the Foursquare app allows you to [Read More...]
Pulse News is currently rolling out their latest update to the masses. (That would be us.) This release will bring some much needed supported for articles written in international characters as Pulse previously sometimes jumbled things up a bit on that front. It also includes some bug fixes for tablets, if you’ve been having issues with that. Personally, I’ve not seen any issues with tablet mode, but apparently enough users have to [Read More...]
Delta Air Lines’ Fly Delta Android app has long been one of the first things I install on a phone. It’s well-designed, and has added a couple killer features since its release nearly a year ago — mainly the ability to view upgrade/standby lists and check and change seats from your phone, and more recently they added the ability to track your checked baggage. Good stuff.
And now Delta’s [Read More...]
If you’re a user of Pulse News you’ll want to the Android Market and grab the latest update. Getting bumped up to v2.7.4, this releases addresses some issues with dark mode and more importantly takes care of a few bugs for tablet users. It’s not a huge update but it’s an update either way and we like updates — especially when they improve the end-user experience. Whether you’re looking to give Pulse [Read More...]
The launch of Grand Theft Auto III on Android was a pretty big deal, but initially a lot of devices couldn’t play it. Todays update among other features adds compatibility for the Asus Transformer Prime.
Support is also added for the Medion Lifetab, but even better is the added support for the Gamestop Wireless Controller. Controls are also improved for currently supported gamepads, and for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. [Read More...]
For those of you using two-step authentication for your Google account, a new update for the Google Authenticator app has just landed in the Android Market. Version 0.85 apparently fixes a few security bugs, and adds some UI improvements — though we have to say, the app looks exactly the same to our untrained eyes.
Anyone with CyanogenMod 7.1 installed will want to stay clear of this Authenticator update, however, as [Read More...]
Google Music has been updated to version 4.1.512, bringing fixes to shuffle mode and fixes for folks using multiple Google accounts. The update looks to be across the board for all devices running Android 2.2 or higher, so be sure to check and see if your copy is up-to-date. We love Google Music around here, and on devices without removable storage it’s a life saver. Hit the break for the download [Read More...]
Ford has quite the presence at CES 2012. From the slick Evos concept car to the upcoming Focus Electric (with nice mobile app integration) and 2013 Ford Fusion, Ford has a strong showing (which is impressive, when you consider that the Detroit Auto Show is also this week). In addition to the mobile integration going with the Focus Electric, Ford’s moving forward full stream with [Read More...]
*UPDATED* - ICS it is — hit the break.
We’ve known for a while now Motorola has been prepping a ‘project’ not only for the WiFiMotorola Xoom but the 4G LTE equipped Motorola Xoom as well. However, there was no mention of when it may be rolling out to users and Motorola themselves claimed that due to it being a GED (Google Experience Device) they had no idea as to when either. Looks as though that [Read More...]
With many of you now armed with a Samsung Galaxy Nexus the folks at Adobe felt it was time to go ahead and update their Adobe Flash Player 11 to include support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The notes in the change log confirm there is still some issues that need to be worked out but for the most things should be working fine. If you’re looking for the full change [Read More...]