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Google opened its e-book store today and released a reader app for Android today. Google Books is a no-frills app as is common with Google’s first efforts, but it handles the basic tasks well. A cool feature lets you read books from the original scanned page. Read more »

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first Android tablet to make a serious run at the iPad, and with Angry Birds now on Android the question is how well does the game run on the Tab? Check out this video showing bird flinging in glorious hi-res. Read more »

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Those looking for a new smartphone should check out the penny sale at Amazon Wireless. BGR reports that all Verizon Droid smartphones are only one red cent through Nov. 22, and investigation shows there are also BlackBerry devices, including the brand new Torch on AT&T. Read more »

Angry Birds

The Angry Birds phenomenon just keeps rocking the mobile world, and soon a second Android version will be rocking low-end handsets with older versions of the OS. Performance issues are forcing Rovio to develop this version to address the diversity of devices running Android today. Read more »

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A website has launched that puts popular smartphones through a series of controlled stress tests to see how they fare. takes smartphones and puts some serious hurt on them, then ranks them so consumers can tell how each phone stacks up against the competition. Read more »

Fuze Tab

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is the first Android tablet considered to be a genuine competitor to the iPad, and developers are already releasing apps optimized for the 7-inch display. The Tab will soon be available on major U.S. phone carriers with integrated 3G connectivity. Read more »

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The folks at Evernote have rolled out version 2.0 of the Android mobile client, a major update that lets premium users keep notebooks on the phone for access without network connectivity. Premium account holders can now download notebooks to the phone for access without the web. Read more »

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Augmented reality is one of those technologies that has always appealed to me, but without a practical application I can use. That changed since installing Lookator for Android, a Wi-Fi hotspot detector that uses AR to show the location of the hotspots in the real world. Read more »

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Twitter is perfect for the mobile platform, as it lends itself well to quick sessions on the go. A new version of the official Twitter app for Android was recently released, and we’ve been tweeting with it ever since. It has some welcome new features. Read more »

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LG is teaming up with Microsoft to help kick-start Windows Phone 7 through a promotion that will provide 10 free apps every 60 days. The promotion is a move to help push the newly released WP7 in a crowded smartphone market currently dominated by Android. Read more »

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HP’s webOS with its revolving task manager is just plain cool. Interacting with the cards that represent running apps is intuitive and fun; it’s too bad other platforms don’t use a similar method to work with tasks. Android phone owners have one available, and it’s free. Read more »

Angry Birds Halloween

The spooky Halloween season is upon us and to get you in the spirit, we’ve collected fun resources to deck out your phone for the occasion. These sights and sounds will haunt your smartphone and make you the life of the party. Read more »

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Hellotxt is a way to keep track of and interact with a boatload of social networks in one place. The hellotxt Android app launched today, and since I’ve been using it for a while thanks to the folks at hellotxt, I can share my thoughts. Read more »


The Samsung Galaxy Tab is poised to hit all of the major carriers in the U. S., and today we learned T-Mobile will have it first on Nov. 10. The carrier states the Tab will be available as low as $399.99 with a qualifying 2-year plan. Read more »

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Taiwan-based HTC is looking to entrench its position as a top smartphone maker next quarter, and is predicting it will ship 8.5 million handsets in the fourth quarter. HTC was the first OEM to jump onto the Android train, a strategy repeated with Windows Phone 7. Read more »

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Sprint has partnered with AirStrip Technologies to bring remote patient monitoring to the physician using Sprint 4G-capable smartphones. AirStrip produces a suite of patient monitoring apps that provide real-time access to hospital monitoring equipment, giving caregivers direct access to patient’s vital signs in a timely fashion. Read more »


If time in the market is an indication of how good an app is, HanDBase must be one of the best, with 12 years of sales. The database app that’s on virtually every mobile platform has now been deployed for the Android army. Read more »

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AT&T has expanded access to the U-verse TV service to Android phones, with the release of the AT&T U-verse Mobile app. The app is available in the Android Market and brings U-verse TV to the Samsung Captivate, HTC Aria, Motorola Bravo and Flipside. Read more »


Mitek Systems will today introduce Mobile Photo Bill Pay, a system that allows snapping a photo of any bill and having it paid from customer’s accounts at participating financial organizations. Bills can be paid by taking a photo of a paper invoice with a smartphone. Read more »

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