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Skype for Android goes flatter, cleaner with Metro-inspired redesign

Skype video messaging update Much has been said about the new trend today moving toward flatter, cleaner and more content-oriented designs. While Apple went for the skeumorphic look since the early iPhone ages, smartphones are now becoming more avant garde, with flat interfaces focused on bringing content rather than style. Some would even say this is Microsoft’s reveng...

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Android 4.3 to sort apps and widgets by usage amount, new code apparently suggests

Android A look at recently discovered code seems to reveal that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will automatically sort apps and widgets by usage amount rather than alphabetically, as it’s currently done. Myce – the publication that first mentioned details about the Chromebook Pixel – discovered the new bits of code pointing to this particular features in th...

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The Best OUYA Games

ouya games Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the OUYA Android console has finally hit retailers nationwide. Some of the reviews have been less than kind, but we’re not here to talk about the hardware or interface… we’re going to take a look at their games. If you’ve just gotten your system and aren’t sure what to play we’ve...

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Key Lime Pie Release to Put an End to Android Fragmentation?

keylimepieThe new Key Lime version of Android is going to try to solve the fragmentation problem that has dogged the world's most popular operating system since Android 2.2. A lot of older phones are running on 512 MB of RAM and Google wants those phones to be able to access some of the features found on newer Android OS's like Ice Cream Sandwich a...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 getting stability update, Android 4.2.2 will have to wait

Samsung Galaxy Note 2Users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the UK should check their phones, because an update has begun rolling out to their devices.The new update brings improved stability, along with some bug fixes, so it’s not the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have been waiting for (and which has been reportedly delayed, d...

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How did NVIDIA get Project Shield noticed at E3?

Project Shield at E3Since Project Shield was unveiled at CES this January, the Android gaming world has been eagerly anticipating its arrival. A handheld gaming platform, with enough power to run a PlayStation 3 game, is perfect for mobile game fans. The dedicated gaming device also has a physical controller, which solves another little issue we have with mobile gamin...

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Microsoft Office arrives on iOS – what about Android?

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft Office is a premium business tool, there is no secret in that. Whenever you want a document nicely done, whether you’re referring to a spreadsheet, a slide presentation or a simple written piece, Office is the way to go. Here on Google’s field, we’ve waited for Microsoft’s service to arrive for a long time, but as it turns out, Ap...

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Sony SmartWatch goes open-source, looking for more innovation

Sony SmartWatchAfter releasing the first true smartwatch from a major manufacturer, Sony shows its pioneering skin again by making the project fully open-source. Hoping to attract extra attention and possibly more innovative ideas from independent developers, Sony has granted them opened access.Running on pure Android essence, Sony’s SmartWatch was already com...

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iOS apps still bring in more money, but Android is gaining ground

distimo1While Apple's App Store is still the place to be for developers who want to make some money off their apps, but Android's Google Play Store has made some significant gains over the past six months. ...

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CPU-Z

4.8(1446)

Android version of the popular CPU identification tool for PC/Windows., CPU-Z is a free application that reports information about your device.- SoC (System On Chip) name, architecture, clock speed fo...

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App Review: Animal Circus Activity Book

App Review: Animal Circus Activity Book Every once in a while we stumble across a cool Android App for children, and this week we’re going to take a look at Animal Circus Activity Book from the folks at Wonderkind. Interactive activity books are a perfect fit for touchscreen devices, and let’s face it, it’s always nice to have an app or game to keep the little ones busy. The Animal...

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dotdot

4.7(105)

Do you like colors? Do you like dots? And what about colored dots?If your answer is yes then join the community and play dotdot an exciting and colorful game about popping dots."The controls are ...

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Blackberry 10 devices will soon be able to run ported Jelly Bean apps

BlackBerry 10.2 androidSupport for Android Jelly Bean applications on BlackBerry 10.2 is available in the latest beta SDK (Software Development Kit), according to a post on the company’s developer blog.You might remember that the BlackBerry 10 OS lets developers port Android apps, but that only Android 2.3 apps could be emulated initially. The company has expressed...

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The Google Glass Prices Should Be Much Lower

Google Glass As you may already know, Google released a developer version of its much praised high tech gizmo, the Google Glass, at a hefty price tag of almost $1500. This sounds like a lot of money, don't you think? It IS a lot of money, but developers are not your regular consumers, for the average Joe, I expect a price tag of up to $350, tops! Let's take ...

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Sony opens up its SmartWatch platform, now allowing third-party firmware

SonyWhile the rumor mill continues to buzz about a possible Samsung or Apple smartwatch, let’s not forget that Sony has had their own watch for a while now. Sony’s SmartWatch might not have taken the world by storm, but it does seem to have a small, loyal following behind it.Probably the biggest problem for Sony’s SmartWatch was that the so...

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Defeat the Wizard and Save your Girl in One Tap Hero from Coconut Island Games

one tap heroThe developers at Coconut Island Studio made a lot of gamers happy when they released Finger Balance for Android, and last week they dropped another brought another excellent game over to Android with One Tap Hero. One Tap Hero is the story of love, evil wizards, and teddy bears. It’s also a one-touch game which means anything you need to do in t...

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Apple drops Google for Siri searches, switches to Bing

siri plus bingDuring the keynote presentation at its developers conference, Apple has revealed that Google is to be dropped as the Internet search engine for Siri in the next release iOS 7. Bing will now be used instead of Google for all Internet searches requested via iOS’ build-in voice assistant. According to comScore, Bing is only used for around 17 ...

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Paranoid Android’s HALO project is now open source

HALOIntrigued by HALO but not exactly interested in moving over to the Paranoid Android ROM to try it? We have good news for you. Taking to Google+, the folks behind Halo and the Paranoid ROM have announced that they are going open source with the HALO project. This means that Android developers can now poke through the HALO code and incorporate it in...

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Is Google Wallet the future of mobile payments, or nothing more than a money pit?

google walletIt has been two years since Google first introduced its “Wallet” service, offering its users an easy way to store credit/debit card information, as well as make purchases both offline and in-stores via their phones. In that time, the company has invested over $300 million just in acquiring digital startups to develop the app. They’ve also...

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Foursquare develops new Android tablet UI ahead of iOS

Foursquare tablet UI updateThere are times when Android gets the drop on iOS. It’s still pretty sparse, but it happens. Developers are increasingly aware of Android as a primary platform to develop for, and are doing so more often.Though it happens, the tablet sector is still tough for Android. It hasn’t been very long that Android has been serious about tablets, only in...

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Mad Catz CEO announces new Android gaming console dubbed “Project M.O.J.O.” coming at E3

OuyaOuya gaming consoleE3 is nearly upon us, and of course, a lot of gaming news is expected. We’ll be hearing more about PlayJam’s Android-powered plug-and-play GameStick, but they aren’t going to be the only guys at the expo showing off the Android gaming experience, as Mad Catz CEO Darren Richardson announced Project M.O.J.O., anot...

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Web Apps Winning the Battle Against Native Apps

htmlogoWe now live in a mobile word - powered by apps. A new developer survey by Zend suggests that HTML5/web apps are more popular with developers than "hybrid" apps and native apps. Good news for open standards. ...

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Google bans Glass from shareholder meeting

Google Glass bannedIn an ironic twist, Google has decided to ban Glass from their annual shareholders meeting. Like so many bars and other establishments ahead of them, Google fears Glass may be a bit too invasive. If they were hoping to avoid controversy in Mountain View with regard to Glass, they failed.To be fair, Google has also banned cell phones and other recor...

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Smart clothes that speak to your mobile devices? No it’s not Sci-Fi, OMsignal makes it possible

omsignal-clothesLadies and gentleman, the era of wearable technology is here, ready or not! While currently in its infancy, wearable technology already exist in various forms from wristbands, to watches or even tattoos. Then of course there is Google’s own highly ambitious Glass headware.So what’s next for wearable tech? Imagine bio-sensing, smart clothes...

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Madfinger teases Dead Trigger 2, promises more at E3

A screenshot from Madfinger's Dead Trigger 2 gameMadfinger’s Dead Trigger, a zombie survival horror game for mobile devices, was a big hit on Android for a couple of reasons: one, the Tegra 3 edition was graphically impressive, and two, Madfinger decided to drop the title’s price from $1 to free. With Dead Trigger 2, the company’s looking to capitalize on the success of the first game by ag...

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Internet of things coming to Android with Bluetooth Smart support

Bluetooth Smart coming to Android API 18One of the important Android announcements made at Google’s recent developers conference was the upcoming support for Bluetooth Smart (or Bluetooth low energy as it is sometimes known) in the next version of Android. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean supports Android API level 17. The commitment from Google is that Android API level 18 will support the...

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Firefox OS tablet quietly unveiled by Foxconn

Firefox OS tablet In case you have any doubts that Mozilla is going to release a Firefox OS tablet in the future, we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t be entertaining those kinds of thoughts at all. And why? Because the Firefox OS tablet is real, and it’s here, at least in pre-retail form as seen in the Foxconn booth at this year’s Comp...

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Android stats for June: Jelly Bean almost beats Gingerbread

Android robot logo 3 1600 aaAndroid stats have been published on the Android Developers website, showing once again that Jelly Bean is on the rise.The Android fragmentation that our favorite platform’s enemies like to bring up so much is getting closer to its end, as the current round of Android stats show increasing number for Jelly Bean, compared to last month.The sta...

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