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Android 101: How to restrict certain apps from being downloaded from the Android Market

Android 101: How to restrict certain apps from being downloaded from the Android Market

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Parental controls are a slippery slope on any platform. And make no mistake about it -- your child will at some point find a way around any walls you erect. But if you still want to give it a go, you can set the Android Market to only allow apps or a certain "maturity level" to be downloaded to a device, also known as content filtering. Basically, every app that is submitted to the...

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II will be available Oct. 12 for $229 after contract, rebate

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II will be available Oct. 12 for $229 after contract, rebate

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After a bit of a false start last month at Samsung's U.S. Galaxy S II event, T-Mobile has finally and officially announced the release date, plus more details. First and foremost, it'll be available in stores Oct. 12 for $229.99 -- after $50 rebate and with a two-year contract. You can preorder it online starting Oct. 10. As for more details, T-Mobile had previously been pretty mum on...

Reason No. 729 why we hate the 'Droooooid' ringtone: Postgame NFL press conferences

Reason No. 729 why we hate the 'Droooooid' ringtone: Postgame NFL press conferences

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Here's a pro tip for all you aspiring sports reporters out there: If you use your phone to record postgame audio and leave it sitting at the lectern, be sure to take the ringer off -- especially if you're working any bucs games anytime soon. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris was 6 minutes into his postgame presser when someone's Android smartphone sounded off. Looks like a Droid...

Samsung announces the Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy S II LTE HD (with a 720p display) for Korea

Samsung announces the Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy S II LTE HD (with a 720p display) for Korea

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Samsung's dropped word of a couple of big phones for the Korean market -- the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE (that's it on the left), and the Galaxy S II LTE HD. Yes, folks, HD. As in high-definition. As in a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display. As in a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display at a 1280x720 resolution, for 316 pixels per inch, just shy of the iPhone 4's 326 ppi. Plus is, you know,...