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Android App Reviews

AppBrain Ad Detector exposes apps that spam ads and have questionable privacy permissions

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I recently reviewed an app that some readers expressed concerns about permission requests and its use of ads in the notification window. While I often warn about checking permissions prior to installing, I wa…

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Tools

Push Ad Detector identifies apps spamming notification window, provides opt-out options

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Last week I said that mobile security companies should focus less on trying to scare users about malware, and spend more time plugging holes that Google isn’t addressing. Mobile security firm Lookout w…

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Android

The Android Notification bar is not a billboard, so stop advertising there [Opinion]

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My notification window reveals 19 unread Gmail messages, a missed call, prompts to update my apps in the Android Market, and – gasp – an advertisement. Suddenly, Gun Bros has taken it upon itself t…

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Android Tricks

How to disable ads in the Android notifications menu

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UPDATE: This article was written when only one company was putting ads in the notification area. There are now multiple companies doing so, so use a tool like Lookout Ad Detector to get more information on optin…

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Samsung

Samsung Continuum product guide reveals more info on Ticker screen

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The Samsung Continuum is expected to make its official debut at a launch event tonight, but the product guide was posted to Verizon’s website a wee bit early. We we just spotted a couple of screens that tel…

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Android Apps

TalkMyPhone: get phone notifications on your desktop via Google Talk

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Lately there have been several different solutions for re-routing Android notifications from your phone to your desktop computer using Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and two apps: one for your handset and one for your PC.…

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Android Apps

Texdro lets you send text messages with your phone via your computer

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If you tend to send a lot of text messages, you might have contemplated that it often would be much easier to type and send these messages from your computer instead. Even with intuitive predications, hardware Q…

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Tools

Gmail Popup shows email titles in popups [App Reviews]

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If you’ve ever enjoyed the text message notification pop-up feature in apps like Handcent or SMS Popup and wished that something similar would come along for e-mail, the time has arrived. Gmail Popup is a £0.69…

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Android Tricks

How to Vary Your Notifications: Set a Unique Sound for Each Type of Message

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The same notification sound is usually played for all incoming messages on Android by default. When you receive a message, this prevents you from hearing where it came from. When you know whether you just got an…

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