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4 years ago

Google Buzz now lets you edit from phone

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Google Buzz -- edit your buzz

Good news for those of you who use Google Buzz (we know you're out there) and have have fat fingers. You can now edit your Buzz posts (erm, Buzzes) directly from your phone. Just tap on the post, then the >, and you have the option to edit the post. It's that easy. [Google]

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4 years ago

Cox Cable unleashing Android app, but it only works in three markets (updated)

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 Cox Cable Android App

Cox Cable (a cable TV, Internet and phone provider for a good many of us) is poised to roll out an Android application that will work in conjunction with its DVR boxes and television service. The app will be available to everyone at launch, but only customers in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Hampton Roads (Va.) will actually be able to use it at first. (Hey, Cox, need a beta tester in the Gulf Coast market?)

And speaking of Cox, remember that Cox-branded HTC Hero we showed you a few months back? We're being told Cox's mobile service isn't dead, but it's been put on hold while some billing and software integration issues are being worked out to make sure things go smoothly. Can't blame 'em for that. 

Update: We're finding out a little more here. The reason that the app will only work in three markets at first is that there's some office work (isn't there always?) and firmware updates that need to be done on boxes before things will play nicely together. The Oklahoma City market is said to be in the midst of upgrades and may have access to the app in the next month or so, and other markets will follow.

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4 years ago

Blocco has moxy but needs a good polish (and better English support)

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Have you ever found yourself wishing that you could have your Android device preform actions with little if any physical input? That's what developer GClue K.K. is hoping to accomplish with the Blocco application. Blocco is, in essence, a user definable macro tool. At first Blocco is somewhat hard to grasp as it's a little complex and not English-native but theres a good hunk of potential for this ambitious little app. Let's explore, after the break.

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4 years ago

How to uninstall apps

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Uninstalling appsHere at Android Central, we are always telling you about the latest and greatest apps. We even show off some new apps favorites every week. But, maybe you tried an app and just don't like it. You want it off you phone but just can't figure out how. No worries, follow the steps below and you will be all set!

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4 years ago

Zoodles for Android brings kid-friendly mobile Flash gaming

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All you Android-toting parents out there will be pleased to know that Zoodles Kid Mode is now available for Android. Zoodles is a program that puts your phone into a "kid mode" for peace of mind while your child uses your phone or PC. Once you load up the app, the phone is soft-locked into the app so that it takes a little more than a random keypress to get out of the app. It won't stop your child from exiting the app if they really want to, but with plenty of Flash games and videos that can be customized as favorites for each of your children, there's no reason for your little one to want to. The app gives spoken as well as visual directions, and is easy to navigate, so this is a perfect companion for your child while waiting at the doctor's office or while on a long car trip. It's available in the Market now, so be sure to check this one out. Presser after the break.

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4 years ago

Motorola announces the rugged Defy, destined for T-Mobile by the holidays

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 Motorola DefyMotorola Defy

Motorola this morning announced the Defy, a 3.7-inch rugged Android phone coming to T-Mobile by the holiday seasons.

The Defy is scratch- and water-resistant, as well as dust-proof, Motorola said in its announcement. The phone appears to have the new version of the skin-that-shall-not-be-named, and Adobe Flash Lite is on board, which suggests it also has Android 2.1. The Defy also sports a 5-megapixel camera and DLNA access. More pics after the break. [Motorola]

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4 years ago

Toggle application auto updates with a single app (root required)

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On Episode 28 of the Android Central Podcast, Alexander from Austria asked if there was an easy way to turn off automatic updating of apps, so that he wouldn't have to contend with the downloads sucking down the roaming data. And over the weekend, XDA Developers member eddieringle released just such an app.

Your phone has to be rooted, but once you install Market Autoupdate Bulk Toggle, you can switch between auto and manual updates for all of your Android Market apps with a single tap.

There's no widget yet, but hopefully we'll see that added in the future.

More info at the source link, and a download link is after the break. [XDA Developers] Thanks, Sethjk!

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4 years ago

Froyo update brings Gmail bug to many

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GMail bug

If you recently received your Froyo OTA, you may want to check to see if you're affected by a nasty little bug in the Gmail application by which any secondary accounts don't sync automatically.  Users of the Nexus One, HTC Desire, Droid Incredible, Sprint Evo 4G, and Droid 2 seem to be equally affected, so this is likely an issue across the board and we'll see more reports as more devices get upgraded.  What's most frustrating is that while this bug affects Android, it's not part of Android itself, so the community can't take a look and find a quick and dirty hack while waiting for a more permanent fix from Google -- the Gmail apk is closed-source and Google property.

There are myriad fixes floating around, but they seem to be temporary at best.  The only true fix at this time is to use a third party mail client, like K-9 mail to sync the secondary GMail account via IMAP.  The bug's been filed, be sure to chime in at the source link and let the Googlers know if you're seeing this one.  In the meantime, links to install K-9 are after the break.  [Google Mobile support] Thanks Artur!

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4 years ago

Job posting at id Software hints at possible Android game

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If you watched Apple's Special Music Event on Sept. 1, you couldn't have missed Epic Games new tech demo, Epic Citadel. Although, just a tech demo at the moment, Epic Citadel is no doubt it is one of the most beautiful games we've ever seen on a handheld to date. Unfortunately for us Andorid users, this Unreal Engine 3 powered game will only be available on iOS devices.

Even though we may not be seeing any Epic Games titles on our Android devices, there may be some love from another tripple-a developer, id Software. A new job posting from id Software is looking for an Android programmer to join id's mobile team. id Software is known for industry leading titles: Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein. Basically, they're the guys that birthed the FPS genre we know today.

Currently, id is developing their new engine, RAGE, which was shown off at QuakeCon running at 60fps on iOS. We're hoping id is looking to bring RAGE to Android phones everywhere soon. We can't play the Angry Birds Beta forever now, can we? [Joystiq via [1UP]

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4 years ago

T-Mobile G2 will cost $150 at Radio Shack

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T-Mobile G2Let the T-Mobile G2 price wars begin!

Best Buy came out of the gate first, offering the G2 at presale for $199 after contract. And now Radio Shack has gone and dropped that price to $150 after contract (and with the same instant rebate). And both those prices are right in the ballpark of what we hear Costco will be selling the G2 for.

We've still had no word from T-Mobile as to its pricing, or when the G2 will actually be available (though Best Buy says it'll have it in stores on Oct. 6).

Regardless, the $199 is the sweet spot these days, and anything less is really just icing on the Android cake, is it not? [via @radioshack]

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4 years ago

T-Mobile myTouch HD touts HSPA+ speeds, 3.8-inch screen, 'dual processor'

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 T-Mobile myTouch HD

Sure, the T-Mobile G2 just got official, but it's the myTouch HD that's really starting to pique our interest. This reportedly leaked document shows a few specs, including Android 2.2, an3.8-inch screen, 4GB of internal memory, a 5MP rear camera and VGA front camera, the Genius button, HSPA+ data speeds -- oh, and a "1GHz Dual Processor." That could mean dual-core, or it could mean something else. You know how these things go. [TMo News]

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4 years ago

Android Quick-App: Astro Player Beta (a multispeed podcatcher)

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Astro Player Beta

As far as music players and podcatchers go, Astro Player Beta isn't in our top five. There definitely are more attractive apps that are easier to use. But it has one feature that we've gotten a bunch of questions about -- the ability to listen to podcasts at greater-than-1x speeds. That's right, you can speed up the dulcet tones of Jerry, Mickey and myself and crank through the weekly news in half the time -- and make us sound like chipmunks in the process. It has an option to speed up the playback but keep pitch the same, but it's marginal. The whole speed thing is labeled as "experimental," and your mileage may vary depending on what you're listening to. Check out a demo and grab the download info after the break.

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4 years ago

Another Droid X Froyo update leaks out

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 Droid X leaked OTA

Yeah, we're still waiting on Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid X. But for those of you who are rooted and don't mind a little hackery, another leaked OTA (see our hands-on with the first) has appeared at My Droid World. You need to be rooted to get this guy to install, and you're going to have to use Koush's bootstrapper. And now would be a good time to remind about the warning Motorola issued after the previous leaked Froyo build -- mainly that if you do this, don't expect help from Moto if a newer OTA actually gets pushed out. But you knew that already, right? Check out the full instructions at the source. [My Droid World via Android Central Forums]

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4 years ago

Are you ready for some football? Fantasy football on Android

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Fantasy Football

Are you ready for some football? If you’re a football fan and like to play fantasy, hopefully your team is set and ready to dominate your league. Even though Drew Brees and Brett Favre (OK, Farve, not so much) started helping their teams on Thursday night, things really get going today. Before the rest of the games start, we wanted to provide you with a brief overview of some of the best fantasy apps for Android.

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