Tag: ability

Half Of All US Cell Phone Users Now Own Smartphones

Half Of All US Cell Phone Users Now Own Smartphones

| March 29, 2012 | Reply

I am surprised it took as long as it has. But the past year has been a big step, and the trend of phone sales that that smartphones show no signs of slowing down. In the past three months almost 70% of new phone buyers purchased a smartphone. In the past year alone the percentage […]

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Google & T-Mobile Holding Special Events Tomorrow, Suspected to be Google Music Store Announcement

Google & T-Mobile Holding Special Events Tomorrow, Suspected to be Google Music Store Announcement

| November 15, 2011 | Reply

If you haven’t heard yet, Google is holding an Android-themed special event tomorrow (Wednesday, November 16th). The invite that you see above, reading “These Go To Eleven”, was received by invitees last week. If you’re not aware, “These Go To Eleven” is a reference to the 1984 mockumentary This is Spinal Tap – which points […]

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Facebook App Update Offers Honeycomb Support

Facebook App Update Offers Honeycomb Support

| September 13, 2011 | Reply

If you hadn’t noticed yet, Facebook received a bit of a facelift last night (see what I did there?). The official Facebook app updated to version 1.7 and now runs on Android tabs running Honeycomb (runs, but not necessarily at peak performance). Check out the list of 1.7 features: Made it easier to share with […]

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Apple Blocks Sale Of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Across Europe

Apple Blocks Sale Of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Across Europe

| August 9, 2011 | Reply

Apple and Samsung have been in court for some time now, with Apple accusing Samsung of using the “likeness” of their products. Recently in Australia, Apple won against Samsung and successfully blocked the sale of that tablet throughout the country. Today, a German court has granted Apple to ability to block the sale of the tablet […]

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Gmail Updates Available Now on Your Android Device

Gmail Updates Available Now on Your Android Device

| July 28, 2011 | Reply

Listen up! If there’s one thing most of you ninjas have in common, it’s Gmail. I know that because most of the free world has Gmail in common. Available now as an  update on your Android phone, version 2.3.5 of Gmail has a couple temptingly useful features. First, the ability to set label-specific notifications. I’m […]

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Angry Birds Adds 15 New Levels, Google Maps get Version 5.8

Angry Birds Adds 15 New Levels, Google Maps get Version 5.8

| July 27, 2011 | Reply

The regular Angry Birds app has just been updated. This time is adds 15 more levels where it looks like the birds venture into a cave. How pigs with no legs can accomplish so many great things like digging into rock astounds me. But least those birds can go kick some ass underground as well. […]

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Onavo Lite Beta helps you monitor Android app data usage

Onavo Lite Beta helps you monitor Android app data usage

| July 25, 2011 | Reply

While many of us have an unlimited data plan, it would still be nice to be able to easily track how much data each of our apps consume. This ability is something that is even more important for those who are on a dreaded tiered data plan. The guys over at Onavo are prepping to launch Onavo […]

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Lookout Security finds trojans aimed at custom rom’d phones, uh oh!

Lookout Security finds trojans aimed at custom rom’d phones, uh oh!

| June 16, 2011 | Reply

Well, not quite uh oh just yet for most of us. The trojan was found over on some chinese alternative markets to the official Google Market. So not to worry just yet, but something like this was bound to happen. A few months back now in our IRC room (#androidchat on freenode) fellow writers Tabe, […]

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And Another One Bites the Dust: Motorola Atrix Rooted Before Hitting Shelves

And Another One Bites the Dust: Motorola Atrix Rooted Before Hitting Shelves

| February 19, 2011 | 1 Reply

Thanks to the system dump that was released yesterday, entrepreneurial hackers over at XDA Developers have been able to achieve root on At&t’s upcoming flagship Android device, the Motorola Atrix.  This root access should enable such niceties as the ability to remove carrier applications and enable native wireless tethering.  While it is still up in the air whether […]

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