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Android Apps Alert #24: Audiobooks and audio streaming FTW edition

June 6, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



Every week, attempts to highlight the best Android Apps. Using tips from the #androidapps tag on Twitter and recommendations from our own eagle-eyed staff, we highlight recent additions to the market and apps we feel readers will enjoy. If you’d like to recommend an app for inclusion, mention @androinica or use the #androidapps tag.

This weeks collection of apps includes a popular audiobook tool, a new audio player, and an app that let’s users stream their iTunes library to their phones. Below those apps are links to recent reviews and announcements.

Audbile (BETA)

Android is becoming a growing player in the eBook market, but it’s finally got a great audiobook solution thanks to Audible, the official application from The beta application is still in development but already off to a great start. Navigating through your library of books and newspapers is simple, and this proves to be a great way to have books or periodicals read to you.

Sign-up for a $14.95 monthly subscription and learn more about book costs at Also be sure to check the Beta group to provide feedback and learn more.

Score Mobile

The next best thing to watching the game is knowing the score, and Score Mobile is an app that can help keep you informed on all major sporting events. Plenty of apps provide similar functions, but Score is appealing thanks to its great design, light nature, and a 4×2 widget. Use this app to get live scores, betting odds and over/under lines, box scores, tables, news, blogs, video clips, and fantasy sports stats.

Recommended by @droidiggah – Just for fun, my top 5 most used  #androidapps on my #htchero 2.1 Not really in order 1)  #scoremobile very lightweight n full of information.

Time Chaos

Time Chaos is a Gameboy-esque title that requires players to lean left or right to shoot oncoming enemies for as long as possible. There are five types of enemies of increasing difficulty, so be sure to grab the medikits and ammo rewards for killing them. That will enhance your attacks and make you last longer in the game that never ends. If you enjoy it, be sure to tell the developer what you think as there’s an open call for user feedback. The right feedback could add things like movable levels, bosses, and an expanded premise to provide a more challenging/rewarding experience.


HomePipe is one of the many options for storing files on a desktop computer and accessing them from the phone. It’s a great way to sync content without having to jump through hoops. Where HomePipe sets itself apart from the competition is the recent update that allows users to stream iTunes to their phone. Your music collection can now be played on-demand with HomePipe, a syncing solution that also provides access to photos, documents, videos, and more. Sign-up for a free account at



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