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3 years ago

Click-to-call numbers added to Google emergency search results

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Google is making it easier for mobile search users to use vital phone numbers in emergency situations, with the addition of clickable emergency number links in related search results. Last year Google searches for terms like poison control and suicide began returning related emergency numbers above the usual list of web links. Now these numbers are getting click-to-call functionality, meaning mobile users will be able to touch the number and immediately be connected to relevant emergency services.

Google says this new feature is enabled for users in 14 countries, giving them access to local emergency numbers. This is a great addition to Google's mobile search, and one which could ultimately end up saving lives. It's easy to see how a few seconds saved by not entering a phone number could mean the difference between life and death in certain situations. [Google Mobile blog]

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3 years ago

Win a free HTC Thunderbolt, AT&T caps, missing images [from the forums]

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CTIA is just around the bend, and we'll be there to catch all the action but that doesn't stop the rumor mill from grinding away at what may be coming. With Sprint holding their event, many folks have now put attention towards AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. What are you all hoping to see from each? Feel free to start up some threads and let us know what you want.

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3 years ago

Motorola Cliq 2 Review

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In 2009 Motorola launched the Cliq -- an entry-level slider -- debuting Motorola’s social networking centric Motoblur user interface. Unfortunately, the original Cliq was plagued by complaints of a poorly designed keyboard, cheap plastic build quality, slow processor, and a less than polished Motoblur UI.

A couple years have now gone by. Does the Motorola Cliq 2 make up for these shortcomings? Check out our full review after the break.

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3 years ago

Cyanogen Mod 7 RC2 hits for OG Droid

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If you're still holding strong with your original Motorola Droid, you may have been a little upset to notice that it appeared as though CyanogenMod 7 appeared to have skipped this device. RC1 hit, and when we rushed with excitement to the download links, there were none for the OG Droid, and then upon the release of RC2, the same -- until this morning. The OG Droid has finally gotten some CyanogenMod 7 RC2 love, bringing the device some truly custom Gingerbread flavor. Enough reading, get to downloading and flashing! [CyanogenMod]

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3 years ago

Read it Later finally available on Android

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Ever find yourself heading out the door when you stumble across an interesting looking article and wish you had the time to read it? Unfortunately there is not always an easy way, besides hunting it down again later to mark the link so you can read it later, let alone from a different location.

Read it Later is a great application that syncs between your computer and your device and allows you to mark a page to be read later, and will even hold your position if you do so happen to begin to read something without the chance to finish it in that moment. In addition to all these great features, Read it Later downloads all your articles, so if you don't happen to have a network connect, like on a plane, there are no issues with keeping caught up on the articles you wanted to read. For only 99 cents this application is a must-have for anyone who uses the internet on both a personal computer and their Android device. Download information and links after the break.

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3 years ago

LG Revolution strolls through the FCC

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So if the HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon doesn't quite excite you anymore, and you have been waiting for more information about the LG Revolution, you will be excited to find out that it has strolled through the FCC. For those of you who forget exactly what the Revolution will have under the hood, here is a brief run down:

  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 1 GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon (Scorpion)
  • 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 16GB internal with microSD slot that supports up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 5MP rear camera with Auto-focus and flash and front-facing camera

While yes, this does not mean that there is a predetermined release date, it is one step further in the releasing process. [FCC] Thanks to everyone who sent this in! 

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3 years ago

Best Buy Canada now taking pre-orders for the Motorola Atrix on Bell

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If you live in Canada and are wanting to be among the first to get your hands on a Motorola Atrix then you should be heading on down to your local Best Buy location. Pre-orders for the Motorola Atrix on Bell are now being taken and, the buy-in cost is $50. But as soon as the device arrive in-store they'll let you know so you can pick yours up. The only thing missing here now is an actual release date. [Best Buy]

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3 years ago

EVOtainment System - Only serious gamers need apply

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If you're an HTC Evo 4G owner who is looking to take your gaming to next level status then you'll want to be looking at picking up an EVOtainment System. Sure, it looks rather silly considering it's a bunch of Nintendo Wii accessories and a generic Evo GPS dashboard mount all stuck together with some nuts and bolts but judging from the video it'll turn you into a mobile Goomba stomping machine when you couple it with an awesome Nintendo 64 emulator.

Do-It-Yourself kits are currently available for purchase at the source link for only $9.99 while quantities last. Keep in mind however, neither accessories nor device are included. They're just sparing you the time of having to piece it all together with a screwdriver. Check out the video after the break folks. [WFB Gadgets]

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3 years ago

Custom ROM brings Gingerbread and Sense 2.1 to HTC Desire Z and T-Mo G2

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Development team VillainROM has released a new Gingerbread-based custom ROM for "HTC Vision" devices -- that's the T-Mobile G2 in the U.S. and the HTC Desire Z pretty much everywhere else. SenseGinger 1.0 is based on the recently-leaked Wildfire S ROM, meaning that in addition to Android 2.3.2 it also sports the new version 2.1 of HTC's Sense UI. As far as we can tell, this is the first custom ROM to appear based on the new Sense 2.1.

It's also a 1.0 release, and there's a list of known issues that you should be aware of before flashing, so if you're expecting a polished ROM with full functionality then this might not be for you. However, if you're a G2 owner with bad case of Sense (and Gingerbread) envy, or a Desire Z user who can't wait until summer for the official update, then you may want to take a closer look. [VillainROM]

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3 years ago

OpenFeint & The9 throw $100 million on table to lure iOS developers to Android

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Over the past couple of months Android has certainly seen an increase in quality games coming to the platform, but OpenFeint is just not 100 percent satisfied with the comparison of iOS games to Android games. Taking matters into their own hands, OpenFeint has partnered with The9 in order to build up a $100 million fund that will help developers make the transition from iOS to Android.

We launched on Android to bring gamers great content. We’ve already helped launch 250 great games, but there’s still work to do,” said Eros Resmini, VP of Marketing at OpenFeint. “There’s a treasure trove of great games on iOS waiting for the rest of the world to discover. This fund will help make that possible for indie game developers.

We can sure hope that developers will begin to take advantage of these funds, and bring their favorite games to the Android platform. For more information about the partnership and the funding, check out the full presser after the break.

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