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2 years ago

Google+ expands to Gapps

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Finally, Google has opened up Google+ to Gapps users. That means if your sole Google account (and we do realize there are some of you out there) is run through Google Apps, you can now use that account for Google+. You'll have the same features as everyone else, and the ability to share with everyone on your domain, even if you haven't added them all to a circle. Very cool.

Source: Google Enterprise blog

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2 years ago

Android Quick App: Open Sea

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Who hasn't dreamed of being Moses, parting the Red Sea, right? Just us? No matter. With Open Sea, that's exactly what you do. You're "Mo" (get it?), the "prophetic leader" who "urges people to flee across the sea ... by foot."

Gameplay's pretty simple. You've got several sections of sea you need to move out of the way. Tap, and begone! It does get a little trickier, with multiple groups of follwers making the trek, and mummies and other obstacles getting in the way. But you can strike back as well, and hopefully take a little less an 40 years to get things done.

Open Sea is available as an abreivated "lite" version or as a 99-cent download. We've got hands-on video and download links to the paid version after the break.

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2 years ago

Android Game Mini Review: Word Farm

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Word games are always a great way to pass some time along while getting to stimulate your brain a bit in the process. Word Farm is a great free application available in the Android market that allows you to spend countless hours connecting letters to form words. The concept of the game is quite simple, connect the letters on the board to form as many words as possible in the minute time frame that is given. 

The first few games are quite tough, it is a great challenge to connect the letters and form words, and submit them all while keeping your eye off the timer. After getting the hang of a few games I was moving through them much quicker, the score continued to rise and rise, and before I knew it a whole hour had passed. The game offers in app purchases which allow you to buy various power-ups and other items to help your score rise, and allow you to beat some of your friends in score.

For the ever so lovely price of free, there is really no reason to skip out on downloading this game and giving it a shot. So, get to downloading, and be sure to let us know your scores! Hit the break for a few more screen shots and the download links.

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2 years ago

More clues hinting towards a Google Music store uncovered

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Grab your phone, make sure you're not signed into your Google account in the browser, and head to music.google.com.  You'll see the above, with a big fat (non-working) link to the Android Market's music page (https://market.android.com/music).  It doesn't take much imagination to see how this relates to the rumors that Google is planning to open its own music store, and have it tied into your current Google Music Beta account.  

It's widely believed that Google Music was supposed to launch with such a service, but content deals couldn't be made and those plans were scrapped -- leaving a free storage locker for 20,000 of your own songs you can stream anywhere.  The addition of an Amazon-esque music store, tied directly to your existing Google checkout account, sounds like a winner to us.  Keep it DRM free, allow me to easily download purchased content to my phone or computer, and you have a customer for life, Google.

Source: News on Droid (German); via TechCrunch

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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

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 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

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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2 years ago

Winamp, Mac, and Android finally ready to play nice

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Winamp, Android, and Mac: the forbidden love triangle is finally ready to play nice, thanks to the newly released Winamp for Mac Sync Beta. Now, you'll finally be able to sync your Mac's music with your Android device, just as Winamp has always worked on Windows. If you're new to Winamp, here's the gist: once Winamp is downloaded to your computer, you'll be able to import all of your music with one click. Once imported, you can sync your music wirelessly (or with a wire, if you choose) with your Android and play individual files or entire playlists no matter how far from home you are (your computer will have to remain on for Winamp to work). Winamp's Android app is available for download from the Android Market below, though remember that to begin using the program on your Mac, you'll need Winamp for Mac Sync Beta, available at the source link. 

Source: Winamp

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2 years ago

WidgetLocker Lockscreen - Now with Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb and Sense 3 sliders

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Everyone likes to tweak their device a little, and one of the apps that can help you achieve some visual and functional tweaks is WidgetLocker Lockscreen. Having been updated to v2.2 -- some new sliders have been added such as the ones from Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb and Sense 3 which can give your device lockscreen a whole new look. Some other additions came with the update as well as some bug fixes:

  • Customizable Clock
  • Tablet Optimizations, Hardware Acceleration
  • Improved Preferences and Slider Setup Interfaces
  • User selectable app shortcut icons

Fixes:

  • Moto OTA Conflict (Battery problems)
  • Keyboard focus bug (SMS Popup apps)
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Compatibility
  • Unlock-With-WiFi Compatibility
  • Misc fixes and optimizations

We've written up a quick app review WidgetLocker Lockscreen previously, so if you're looking to learn more make sure you give it a look. You'll find the download link to the latest version past the break, remember -- it is a paid app but well worth the buy in cost if you're looking for easy tweaks.

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