Android Apps

Android Apps

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE update fixes Google Wallet problem and squashes various other bugs

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The HTC EVO 4G LTE has had a few hiccups since the device launched in May, he most notable being a non-functioning Google Wallet. Users had trouble using their phones to make payments or access their reward infor…

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Social

Twitter for Android adds notifications for specific users, expanded tweets, and bug fixes

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Twitter is relying less on the browser these days with a new feature that makes it possible to access more content within its Android app. The latest version of Twitter for Android makes it possible to see expand…

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Android App Reviews

Songza re-ups with expert Music Concierge playlists, lockscreen controls, and new Holo-like design

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One of my favorite music streaming apps on Android is Songza for tablets (formerly Songza HD) because it factors in actual humans to craft music playlists rather than rely on algorithms. If you remember from my…

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Health

Endomondo embraces Holo in Android app redesign, which makes running, cycling, and more better in the process

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Endomondo is rated as one of Android’s best running apps, but it didn’t have the most beautiful design out there. I’d argue that the purpose of Endomondo – track and display stats of y…

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Android Apps

Siri who? Google Now is on a path beyond simple voice search

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Android has supported voice search, voice commands, and text to speech features in some capacity for two years now. With the recently announced Google Now, Google has brought elements of all three sectors to f…

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Android App Reviews

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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Sports

London 2012 brings the Olympics to your phone, offers official schedule, results, and reminders

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The 2012 Olympic Games take place from July 25 to August 12, and fans now have an official London 2012 app to keep track of all the action. The London 2012 Results App is the official results app of the Olympics. It&…

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Android Apps

Google Now hack enables use on rooted devices with AOSP ROM’s (US English only)

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I have a love affair going on with Google Now. Though the Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean as a whole got all the headlines at I/O last week, Google’s new voice search and command feature has easily become my favorite a…

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Android Games

Dead Trigger brings FPS zombie action to Google Play for $0.99

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Madfinger Games has released what’s sure to be another runaway Android hit. The folks who brought you Samurai II and Shadowgun have expanded into new territory with Dead Trigger, a post apocalyptic fir…

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Entertainment

HBO GO adds support for tablets running up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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HBO has finally made its popular HBO Go application compatible with Android tablets. The premium cable outlet added support for the Amazon Kindle Fire last month but didn’t extend the same courtesy to o…

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Social

Warning: Don’t be the idiot who unintentionally shares private photos on Google+ Events Party Mode

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Here’s a little tip for anyone who has taken a shine to Google+ Events – don’t forget to leave party mode unless you want your naughty bits to end up on the internet. Google+ has a new Events …

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Entertainment

VLC Android app beta hits Google Play, doesn’t play with U.S. and Canadian phones

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VLC has a reputation among desktop apps for being the media player capable of playing practically anything. No matter what file format or media codec, open it in VLC and there’s a good chance that it will p…

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Finance

Mint.com Android app adding 7-inch tablet view, Holo style design for phones to follow later

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Mint.com, the personal finance website and app for monitoring your many accounts, will soon add some design changes on both phones and certain tablets form factors. At the Google I/O 2012 Developer Conferenc…

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Android Apps

Google Drive gets improved access & sharing on mobile, and desktop version gains offline editing

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Google Drive got a new update today that should ease the process of accessing and sharing files on Android. The latest version of Drive, available now for devices running Android 2.1 and higher, introduces the…

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Google+ Android app gets Events, tablet support, and yet another UI change – this one’s actually good, though

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I know that many Android fans, present company included, weren’t the biggest fans of the Google+ user interface that changed a few weeks ago. Well, you have fewer reasons to complain because the Google+…

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