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3 years ago

Android Quick App: Bubbleator

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Here's a neat little live wallpaper we got turned onto by Mozilla's Matt Brubeck. Bubbleator is a live wallpaper that "brings the things you care about to your home screen." And, sure enough, it does just that, scrolling info from your calendar, missed calls, text messages, Facebook and Twitter.

You've got a fair amount of customizations available, from the background image to the speed at which items speed by, to the position of the stream (top, middle or bottom). You can choose which category you want to call into the stream, and how often you want them to update.

Visually, Bubbleator's nicely done. You'll need to design your home screens around the Bubbleator streams, of course, but the top-middle-bottom options help with that. Bubbleator also works on the lock screen, and best of all, it's free.

Download links are after the break.

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3 years ago

Android 101: How to adjust the time and date

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3 years ago

T-Mobile to require data plans even if you pay full price come August 8

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The joy of purchasing a device with no data plan requirement is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Sure, a lot of carriers out there will still allow you to do it. But come Aug. 8, T-Mobile will not be one of them. T-Mobile will require all customers purchasing a smartphone to take on a data plan before walking out the door. Not the end of the world or anything, but still -- rather lame.

*Update* - Like most leaks, before official information is confirmed -- this one has caused quite a bit of speculation as to its real meaning. Based on the info available, this breaks down to T-Mobile stopping customers from removing data features on their account that were contracted. A loophole existed where customers could escape their contracted terms by swapping devices out ie: a dumbphone, on a previous smartphone account, now -- they will no longer be able to do so.

Source: TMo News

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3 years ago

Southern Miss buys 1,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets for Honors College pilot program

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Samsung today announced that the University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss, to those of us from south of the Mason-Dixon Line) has purchased 1,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets to provide to students in its Honors College pilot program.

It's not all fun and games -- the tablets will be preloaded with Blackboard Mobile, so they can do some of that learning stuff we hear goes on in colleges. The rest of the time? We know what they'll be doing.

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3 years ago

Android kids app: Lego Creationary

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Here's one for all you Lego geeks out there (which includes us, of course). The popular Creationary game has come to Android. Like the traditional board game, the premise is simple: Roll a die and get a category. Then start building, and your opponents have to guess what you're building.

This actually is a little harder than it sounds. The game gives you four objects from which to guess. But as the Lego form takes shape, you'll find that it's really a rough design compared to the example picture. The quicker you identify what's being built, the more points you get. Choosing poorly ends the game.

The game's surprisingly fun, and, best of all, it's free. We've got download links after the break.

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3 years ago

Heroes & Villains Mini Android Series from Dead Zebra now available

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Like collecting the Android Mini Series from Dead Zebra? If so, you'll want to act fast in getting your hands on the latest batch -- we're positive they won't last long. The Heroes & Villains Mini Android Series is now available and you can get all four minis for only $40 over at Dead Zebra. You're still reading this? Go, go now.

Source: Dead Zebra

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3 years ago

Poll: Would you buy a $99 Logitech Revue?

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See that there? That's Jerry's brand-new Logitech Revue, purchased for the low, low price of  $99. (Same price as Apple TV, by the way.) And if you've circled Jerry on Google+, you'd know that he's just a wee bit excited about his new toy.

We'd argue that $99 should have been the price point all along. And now that it's had its price cut by two thirds from what it launched at, is it too good to pass up? Let's hear it, folks. Time for a Logitech Revue?

Is a $99 Logitech Revue now a must-buy?

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3 years ago

Open enrollment for Sprint's Total Equipment Protection begins today

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Beginning today, Sprint customers who have previously declined enrollment in the Total Equipment Protection plan can opt-in, regardless of when they purchased their current device. The open enrollment will last through Aug. 31 and will cost $8 per month, per line. The TEP program protects against damage, theft, and loss with a $50 or $100 deductible, based on your smartphone model. The program also offers the following benefits:

  • Service and Repair available at one of Sprint’s 1300 service and repair locations
  • No additional repair costs for in-store services
  • Next business day replacements for loss, stolen or damaged claims
  • Ability to file claims online with email notification of claim and shipment status
  • Extended customer service hours
  • The Protection App which allows eligible devices the ability to remotely locate lost devices, erase, backup, manage and restore contacts.

Sprint customers can enroll by calling customer service, visiting any Sprint store, or online at tepenroll.com. Anyone out there planning to jump on board?

Source: Sprint Newsroom

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3 years ago

LG begins rollout of RemoteCall support software on 'premium' Optimus phones

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LG is starting to roll out its RemoteCall software on all "premium" Optimus smartphones, according to press release issued by the Korean manufacturer today. The RemoteCall software is already pre-loaded on the Optimus 3D, which is now shipping in Europe and Asia. It allows LG support reps direct access to customers' devices in order to diagnose software or hardware problems via Wifi or 3G.

LG says the software will be made available on the Optimus 2X, Optimus Black and Optimus 3D internationally, following its initial roll-out in South Korea. Join us after the jump for the full presser from LG.

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3 years ago

Apple blocks Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in Australia

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A federal court in Sydney ruled in favor of Apple in its ongoing patent war with Samsung, prohibiting the advertisement and sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until the dispute is resolved or permission is given from the court. Previously scheduled for an "imminent" release, Samsung's latest tablet must now be given to Apple at least seven days prior to its Australian release for inspection. The court ruling has no impact on distribution in other countries, however it does represent the first of many international injunctions that Apple has filed against Samsung based on the alleged patent infringements of Galaxy devices on the iPhone and iPad. A court will further review the case on August 29 in Sydney and schedule a trial date if necessary.

Source: Bloomberg

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