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2 years ago

Shadowgun now available in the Android Market for Tegra 2 devices

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Here's what you've been waiting for if your an Android fan and love to play action shooters -- Shadowgun (see our early review) is now available in the Android Market for Tegra 2 devices.  It's got killer graphics (console quality, I kid you not), a great storyline, and will give you hours and hours of gameplay.  It's by far one of the best mobile games on any platform.  I've been playing the press copy for a bit on both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the LG G2X, and have been itching to get the full version myself. 

You'll find download links after the break, as well as the video trailer (it's a must watch).  Shadowgun is $4.99, and runs on Tegra 2 devices with Android 2.2 or higher.

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2 years ago

T-Mobile Amaze 4G review

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A great phone, for sure -- but is it amazing?

A couple weeks into using the HTC Amaze 4G on T-Mobile, we've pretty much decided the most amazing thing about the device isn't the hardware, which of course is stellar. It's not the software, which is a further iteration of HTC Sense. These things are givens, right?

No, instead the most amazing thing about the HTC Amaze 4G is the fact that we're seeing it on T-Mobile at all, just a few months after its older brother, the HTC Sensation 4G, was released.

So what's different? What's new? is it truly amazing? Yes. And no.


Powerful hardware, and HTC Sense is as good as ever. The camera quality is much-improved, and the hardware shutter buttons and quick access to the camera app are must-haves.


Could be too large for some people. The larger plastic battery cover is pretty slick in the hand. Earpiece is a lint trap. The camera app, while better, still has room for improvement.



Easily the best HTC Android smartphone on T-Mobile, with its current hardware and software. The camera is as good as any HTC has done of late. Makes us wonder, however, why T-Mobile's carrying the Amaze 4G as well as the only slightly older HTC Sensation.

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2 years ago

Halloween Clock - Give your home screen a spooky Halloween look

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Even though I'm 30 years old, I still get excited for Halloween. I don't go out trick-or-treating anymore obviously but I still enjoy having a few spooky decorations around and my phone isn't any exception to that. It's all about halloween ringtones, wallpapers and yes -- even clocks. Halloween Clock is one addition to help get you in the 'spirit' of the season:

  • Four different skins to choose from (wood, wrought iron, stone, and brick).
  • Each skin switches to day and night versions on its own (or choose any skin you'd like to remain static).
  • Moon and sun rise and set as the day goes on (or choose your favorite position to remain static).
  • Space for two customizable launchers. App icons look like they're nestled right in the grass!
  • 12 and 24 hour modes.

Set up is easy and it looks great on any device. Halloween Clock is a paid app but coming in at only $1 -- you'll not need to rob any graves to get it. If you're looking to add some nice Halloween style to your device give it a look, download is past the break.

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2 years ago

Android 101: Add words to the user dictionary

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2 years ago

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V now available in the UK

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The latest addition to the Sony Ericsson line of Xperia phones, the Xperia Neo V, is now available in the UK for £249.99 ($395) off contract.

Showing up on Sony Ericsson's offical site, the new version of the original Neo is a steal at that price. Remember too, that Sony Ericsson have already come out and said that all their 2011 Xperia phones will be receiving an update to Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Neo V also comes with the 3D sweep panorama photo mode first seen on the Arc S, along with their Facebook inside Xperia integration and access to the Sony Entertainment Network. 

Source: Sony Ericsson

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2 years ago

Yes, the ThunderBolt Gingerbread update is pushing out now

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And this is what it looks like. Yes, Verizon just gave us the heads up that the 146-megabyte Gingerbread update for the HTC ThunderBolt is indeed pushing out right now. Hit up this post for the changelog.

More in the HTC ThunderBolt forums

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2 years ago

Android Kids App: Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton

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If you have young kids, chances are you've got a Sandra Boynton book or two. A third Boynton book -- "Barnyard Dance!" -- is now available for Android smartphones and tablets. It's going for $2.99 in the Android Market and sits along side "Moo, Baa, La La La!" and "The Going to Bed Book." We've got demo video and download links after the break.

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2 years ago

Lookout Security lands on all Android tablets

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Lookout Security & Antivirus is one of the most popular security apps for the Android platform. Whether you're installing apps from suspect third-party app stores or just want to ensure that the Android Market is secure, Lookout will scan apps upon installation to make sure they will not harm your device. Lookout has been available for phones and some tablets up until today, but now all Android tablets are supported. They have said every version of Honeycomb and even Ice Cream Sandwich will be supported.

Other than security, Lookout provides a Find My Phone feature that uses Google Maps as well as Backup and Restore for some of your most sensitive data such as contact information.

There is a free and a premium version of the app. The premium version includes: safe browsing, advanced privacy protection, remote lock & wipe and enhanced backup. The cost is $2.99/month or $29.99/year. If you have a phone and tablet using Lookout, you can register both under one account.

Great news for the millions of tablet users out there who have been pining to get Lookout on your device. If you want to check it out, please see the Market links after the break. Please also find the press release after the break.

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2 years ago

HTC Rhyme makes its arrival on UK shores

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HTC's plum coloured Rhyme has made it across the Atlantic and is now on sale in the UK exclusively on O2. 

Available both on and off contract from the carrier, this purple delight can be yours for free on a 2 year, £27 a month deal or for £349.99 off contract. Also included are the bluetooth docking station, the tangle free earbuds, and of course, the charm. 

If you're not familiar with the Rhyme, head on over and check out our hands-on with the device back at the launch event.

Source: O2

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2 years ago

Reckless Racing 2 and Lara Croft headed to Xperia Play, screenshots galore

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Reckless Racing 2 and Lara Croft: Guardian of Light are headed to the Xperia Play in the weeks ahead, and Sony Ericsson's hoping to get gamers hyped up for both titles with today's release of a slew of screenshots from both games.

Both titles are the latest entries in SE's growing list of (timed) exclusives for its gaming-focused phone, a list which has so far included the likes of Sleepy Jack and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

Join us after the jump for six more Lara Croft screenies, and eleven more shots from Reckless Racing 2.

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