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Google updates Gmail for Android, improves 7 inch tablet interface

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Google recently pushed out a new update for the Gmail app on Android, which can be downloaded and installed immediately through the Google Play Store.  While there aren’t any groundbreaking features i…

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Word Lens shows live language translation using an Android camera [App Reviews]

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Word Lens blew my mind last year when I saw the app provide live translation of written text. When an iPhone camera hovered over some words written in Spanish, Word Lens instantly translated the text to English.…

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Skype for Android downloaded 70 million times on 1,300 “unique Android devices” [Infographic]

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Skype has just crowned itself “the most popular video calling application on Android.” I know a few people who would argue that there are better apps out there, but the numbers are hard to argue aga…

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Nextcall knows the last time you called clients (or your mom) and schedules alerts to call again

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When’s the last time you called Jane at Generic Company, Inc., or spoke to Joe at Other Company & Sons? If you had to think more than 10 seconds to remember, you probably need to check-out Nextcall, an A…

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meebo shutting down on July 11 following Google acquisition

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Instant messaging and sharing service Meebo was recently acquired by Google, and that has led to the company’s shutdown next month. Meebo announced today it will suspend services as the team behind the…

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HD Contact Photos – how to fix the blurry Android caller ID photos [App Reviews]

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One of the most common gripes about Android is the piss-poor handling of contact photos. Google Contact photos are stored online at a very low resolution, so caller ID photos and images in the People app look ter…

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Google Translate gets ICS design upgrade, support for more languages

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Google Translate has been updated to finally step into the realm of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich design standards. The new Holo digs are nicer to look at, faster to load, and offer a comfortable environmen…

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Google Voice adds new controls for anonymous and unknown callers (Website only)

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Google Voice was recently updated to give users more control over how to respond to certain groups of people and members of their Google+ Circles. A new update rolling out now will also gives users control over h…

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Evernote Hello helps you remember people and encounters more effectively

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Remembering people is a pain, especially if you are in an industry that requires meeting new people often. Evernote Hello, a new app from the same people who help you remember the tasks and notes that you enter in…

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Pair comes to Android so lovebirds and mushy couples can get 1-on-1 socializing

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First there was the free fall of MySpace, then the university-only Facebook, and more recently, the limited social circle concepts of Google+ and Path. Now, there’s Pair, an app built entirely on the co…

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Lilypad HD displays a floating Google Talk window on Android tablets

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Have you ever had to instant message someone while you were trying to do something on a tablet? The notifications on Android allow you to quickly be updated when someone sends a new message, but there may be times…

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Comcast Xfinity Voice subscribers get free texting to Canada, China, Brazil – Mexico & more coming

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Comcast has announced that subscribers to its Xfinity Voice home phone service can now send free text messages to select international markets. The company often parodied as “Kabletown” on 30 R…

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Jawbone Companion makes your Jawbone Bluetooth headset smarter [Review]

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Among the 450,000-plus apps for Android phones, a growing number of them are in support for other devices. These apps make our smartphones a bit wiser and our accessories much smarter. The Jawbone Companion fo…

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Call Actions & Reminders provides post-call shortcuts & reminders on future calls [App Reviews]

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After ending a phone call on most Android devices, your choices are to redial that number or add the person to a contact. However, it’s far more likely that you’ll need to make a note or document some…

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Android Apps Alert #88: 16 apps you should download

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Androinica.com recaps new and interesting apps in the Android Market each week. They are selected through developer requests, user tips, and browsing the Android Market. To submit an app for review, send us a…

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