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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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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

Droid RAZR pre-sale starts tomorrow, ships by Nov. 10

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Verizon dropped word this morning reminding us that the Motorola Droid RAZR goes up for pre-sale tomorrow morning -- that's Oct. 27 -- at 8 a.m. EDT for $299 on contract. That we knew. But the big deal is that it'll ship no later than Nov. 10. Still no word on when you'll be able to buy on in stores. Full release is after the break.

Update: A tipster's sent in an in-store date of Nov. 10 (makes sense) and an off-contract price of ... wait for it ... $622.

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2 years ago

Official Ice Cream Sandwich for the Nexus One won't happen, Google says

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Shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, but according to Google's Hugo Barra, as reported by The Telegraph, the Nexus One is just too darn old for an official update to Ice Cream Sandwich. It's a shame, because it's still a great daily driver. But this is that whole "legacy" thing we all have to come to terms with, and it's the reason why we put the Nexus One in our "Maybe, but doubtful" column for our ICS update predictions.

All that said: We completely expect someone to build a full ICS ROM for the Nexus One once the code drops, and SDK ports are already in the works.

Source: The Telegraph
More: Will my phone get Ice Cream Sandwich?

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2 years ago

Motorola PRO+ 4G coming to Bell Nov. 7

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Back when the Motorola PRO+ was announced, Motorola only slated it for Europe and Asia but now the time has come to roll it out elsewhere as well. Come Nov. 7, in time for the holidays, the full QWERTY Android 2.3-powered device will be available exclusively from Bell Mobility in Canada. Other specs include 5MP camera, 1GHz processor and a 1550mAh battery.

“The Motorola PRO+ 4G delivers the security and productivity tools that businesses require, but all the fun things consumers want,” says David Petrou, director of sales, Motorola Mobility Canada. “For professionals looking for a smarter smartphone, the Motorola PRO+ 4G offers robust features that work hard and play hard.”

Motorola nor Bell is saying just how the Motorola PRO+ 4G will cost as of yet but we're sure that information will turn up soon enough. Full press release is past the break for you all.

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2 years ago

Sprint adds 1.3 million subscribers, loss of $310 million in income

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This is what you'd call a good/bad for Sprint. The Good: Sprint added nearly 1.3 million net subscribers in the third quarter. Most of those, however, were prepaid (485,000) or wholesale or affiliate (835,000) subscribers. Some 304,000 of the subscribers were of the postpaid variety.

And now the Bad: Operating income was at $208 million -- down some $301 million.

This comes, of course, along with the launch of the Samsung Conquer 4G, Motorola Photon 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S II Sprint Epic 4G Touch, plus the Samsung Transform Ultra on Boost Mobile, and the Motorola Triumph and LG Optimus Slider on Virgin Mobile.

The big question is what will happen now that Sprint has the iPhone. Certainly it can't hurt, right?

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2 years ago

Only one way this ends ...

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