Friday, May 17, 2013

New Android version releasing on June 10th?

While everyone was desperately waiting for the moment when the new Android version 4.3 would be announced at the Google I/O Developer Conference, that moment never came, but it seems that is not the end. It has just been moved further to a later date.

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World War Z Game Launching on iOS and Android Devices

On May 30th Paramount Digital Entertainment and Phosphor Games Studio will release World War Z the game for iOS and Android devices. Players will be dropped into a world of chaos with over 28 levels that will offer intense combat and engaging puzzles. The plan is simple--fight to survive!
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Top 7 Apps To Earn Money With Your Android Device

So you just got a shiny new Android phone or tablet over the holidays. You’ve already run through the “must have” apps lists out there and you’re looking for something new. Or maybe you’re a long time user and just looking to earn a bit of side money or a Google Play gift card. We’ve rounded up a handful of apps where you can earn real money or other rewards doing simple activities on your Android phone or tablet.
Money making apps fall into a few basic categories, and there’s often crossover between the various apps. Pay-Per-Install are exactly what it sounds like, you get paid to install sponsored apps. Shopping apps are intended to work in conjunction with your shopping trips when you’re already out and about, they’re often GPS depended, so don’t think you can earn from your couch. Video apps pay you for watching videos, and most of these apps tend to have some video component. And lastly, for lack of a better description, there are apps where you perform “tasks” for points, which could be anything from liking a page on Facebook to registering for a website or taking a survey.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How to get free Kindle books on Android: free eBooks for your Android

Here’s how you can get free Kindle books on AndroidFree Kindle books on Android

There are two main types of books that will be free on the Kindle app for Android devices. These are the old classic books such where copyright has expired (Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle, etc). The other is from aspiring authors who are looking to give away their books for free in order to build a reputation for themselves. Either way, if you are looking for a free book to read, there's plenty to choose from out there. Here’s how to get free kindle books on Android.There are literally thousands of Kindle books that you can download for free on your Android smartphone or tablet.

Nvidia’s Android-powered Shield console gets a price and a launch window

Nvidia's Project Shield has become just-plain-Shield, and it's coming next month.

Nvidia's Project Shield, a portable Android-powered game console, was one of the few true surprises to come out of this year's CES. While Nvidia had a few demo units to show off then and a couple of months later at its GPU Technology Conference, we still didn't have specific information about pricing and availability.

Monday, May 13, 2013

APP Review: Disable Service is an app to free-up RAM and improve Battery Life

android background servicesSo called background services are running on any Android device. They can be divided up into services run by system apps and applications that you have installed on the device. These services have a wide variety of purposes, from retrieving data from the Internet to running as a widget on the device. These background services are usually needed for the application or system to function properly, and disabling them would render the functionality useless.
Sometimes though you may want to disable select services for the time being or permanently in the case of system apps that you can't uninstall but do not use at all.

That's where the free Android app Disable Service comes into play. It can be installed on all Android devices running version 2.2 or higher of the operating system. Note that while you can use it to display all the background services that apps use on the device, it requires root to actually disable them.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ReadItToMe for Android reads SMS, Calls and App Notifications to you

read it to meIf you like to listen to music or audiobooks a lot using your Android phone, you have likely encountered situations in the past where you received messages, calls or notifications but did not really want to look at the phone at that moment in time. Maybe because you were jogging and did not want to stop, or in a crowded place and you felt that it would be inappropriate to take out your phone.
There are numerous reasons why you do not want to look at the phone at a specific moment in time. It can be something as simple as being in a conversation with someone or driving your car where you should not look at your phone let alone take it in your hand and use it.
ReadItToMe is a Android application that can assist you in the majority of those situations. The apps' basic feature is the option to read information to you if certain requirements are met. What those are? That's up to you and definable in the program's preferences. To give you one example: you can configure the application to read all SMS messages that you receive if headphones are connected to the phone, all Whatsapp messages when the phone is connected to Bluetooth (think Car), and even use it to reply to SMS with your voice after the message has been read to you.

Find out why apps are incompatible with your Android device

this app is incompatible with yourI'm browsing Google's Play store for apps regularly. I do not really like the store's layout that much as it is difficult to find new apps that have just been released. I have the same issue with Google's Chrome Web Store by the way, where you can't sort by date as well. You do end up with a selection of "trending" apps that Google displays to you but that is about it.

The overview displays an about this app section that lists the required Android version which can act as an indicator why an app may not be compatible with your device. If it requires Android 4.x or higher, and your device is running Android 2.x or 3.x, you know why it is not compatible.

Monday, May 6, 2013

G-Box Midnight MX2 TV dual-core box is made for Android, XBMC

There are plenty of Android-powered TV boxes designed to let you run apps, surf the web, and even run the XBMC media center software on yocur TV. But the G-Box Midnight MX2 is one of the few that’s really designed with XBMC in mind.

Android-on-Windows App BlueStacks Hits 10 Million Downloads

BlueStacks thought the idea of being able to run Android apps on a desktop computer would be popular with some consumers.
It just didn’t know how many.
But in just over a year, the company has managed to get 10 million downloads of its free, still-in-beta software.

Free Android Version of Carmageddon For First Day – Releases May 10th

More than two decades later, this cult classic is all set to make a comeback, and this time on smaller screens – read Android  tablets and smartphones. The game has already been released on iOS late last year, and is scheduled to screech through the Google Play Store for Android devices on May 10th.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Yahoo! debuts new app for Android

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Yahoo! introduced a new Android app on Tuesday which looks to be a much cleaner experience than in previous years. Available for free in Google Play, the app provides access to breaking news, personalized stories, and rich images. While there’s no explicit mention of the Summly details we cannot help but see how it seems to convert long articles in short and sweet bursts.

Angry Birds Friends comes to Android

Rovio will introduce the Android version of its popular Angry Birds Friends game on May 2. A tweet from the developer advises that both Android and iOS editions will be here in two days time.
What is Angry Birds Friends, you ask? In a nutshell, it’s a head-to-head game to see how you fare against other players.

PowerTrekk Charger: Now Charge Your Smartphones With Water

Researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden have developed a new device which will be able to charge phones and other small gadgets using water. According to Fox News, adding just a spoon full of water is all it takes for the device to charge a phone. Think about it, you can charge your handsets any where, including in desert, jungles or a place that has no provision of electricity. This could very well be the future of eco-friendly electricity.
PowerTrekk Charger: Now Charge Your Smartphones With Water

MediaTek MT6572: Dual Core Chipset Announced For Entry-Level Android Smartphones

MediaTek's chipsets are popularly used in budget smartphone, especially by Indian mobile manufacturers. Recently, MediaTek has now announced it's new MT6572 chipset which comes with a dual-core Cortex A7 processor along with HSPA+ connectivity. MediaTek's MT6572 is claimed to be the world's first dual-core SoC with integrated Wi-Fi, FM, GPS and Bluetooth functions
MediaTek MT6572: Dual Core Chipset Announced