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Top Apps and Widgets for Quickly Changing Settings

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A very useful tool to have in your software arsenal is an app that gives you quick access to your most commonly used settings. It’s a real timesaver when you don’t have to go to Android’s main Settings screen to cha…

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Spice Up Your Homescreen with 10 Free Standalone Widgets

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As you may have noticed, the best widgets for Android are usually included with quality applications with the purpose of extending the app’s functionality. There are of course great standalone widget…

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doubleTwist Android app adds widgets, Last.FM scrobbling, and much-needed fixes

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Anyone using as their media player of choice ought to head over to the Android Market and check out the new updates added to the app. doubleTwist has finally added the homescreen widget that people have been ask…

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Want to put widgets in your lockscreen? Get Widget Locker [Video App Reviews]

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Third-party widgets have become a staple of what makes Android great, but few are accessible outside of the homescreen. WidgetLocker is a 99-cent Android 2.1+ app that frees your widgets from the homescreen.…

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Android App Reviews

Pure Messenger is a super SMS and e-mail widget with Facebook/Twitter mixed-in [App Reviews]

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Pure Messenger Widget is one of the best widgets that I’ve seen on Android. Designed by the same developer who created Pure Calendar, Messenger has graduated from being another HTC Sense clone app to being cust…

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LED Light will light-up your camera phone’s video in dark settings

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One unfortunate shortcoming of many Android phones is that the lack of an LED light in video mode leads to some crappy night shots. We’ve seen how having a light on during recording can offer slight improv…

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LG Ally quietly gets delayed for Verizon Wireless, “on or after May 27th”

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LG Ally quietly gets delayed for Verizon Wireless, “on or after May 27th”

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Oh yeah, the LG Ally was available yesterday! How could we forget that with the announcement of all things Google and the imminent superphone launch of the HTC Evo 4G? Well, it looks like we forgot about the Ally j…

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ColorNote brings stickynotes and feature-rich notetaking to Android [App Reviews]

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ColorNote brings stickynotes and feature-rich notetaking to Android [App Reviews]

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I know, there are a ton of Android note taking applications in the Market with many of them doing the same things in different ways. Some note-taking apps are pretty terrible and others rise above the rest. The no…

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Google Maps version 4.1 update, Latitude Widget, Search n’ Swipe, and more

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Google Maps version 4.1 update, Latitude Widget, Search n’ Swipe, and more

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Google, in their infinite update frenzy, has just updated Google Maps to version 4.1. Google says that this update is “introducing a few features that make sorting through search results or quickly see…

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Looking for new widgets, check out the Beautiful Widgets app from the Market

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Looking for new widgets, check out the Beautiful Widgets app from the Market

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Anyone looking for some new, and stylish widgets may want to check out the latest offering from Beautiful Widgets. And living up to the name, they seem to offer a nice set of — you guessed it widgets. These w…

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Android tips: use long press to discover app widgets and shortcuts

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Android tips: use long press to discover app widgets and shortcuts

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Widgets are always available for download in the Android Market, but many of the “regular” apps that you download come with built-in widgets. I’ve been getting several questions from new…

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App Review: FlyScreen is cool, even if I don’t quite understand it

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App Review: FlyScreen is cool, even if I don’t quite understand it

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I don’t “get” FlyScreen. The app features widgets that appear on a lock screen replacement, and that is the cause of my confusion. It’s nice and all, but I could easily get all this information from an RSS reader,…

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Weather Channel adds home screen widget

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Weather Channel adds home screen widget

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The Weather Channel Android app is the third-most popular app in the Android Market, and it now has an accompanying widget offering similar information at a glance. The Weather Channel WxWdiget quickly repor…

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Cupcake update underway, what’s cool about it?

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Cupcake update underway, what’s cool about it?

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Cupcake is coming. For real this time. If you haven’t already installed Cupcake manually, you’ll be happy to know that a number of T-Mobile USA subscribers are reporting getting an over the air up…

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Android widget support poses security risk

Android OS

Android widget support poses security risk

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While recording video profiles for Android home screen replacements, I made a comment that “It’s good to finally see some widgets on Android, something I thought should have been there from day one.” Well, wid…

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