While there’s not many apps I will straight up complain about having an ad in them, this is definitely one of them. POWOW Messaging is a wonderful looking application (thanks to it’s most recent update yesterday) which provides quite a bit of functionality, but costs a pretty solid amount of money: in return, it removes one ad. That’s it. [Read more...]
If there’s one thing that the Android community can’t get enough of, it’s Twitter applications. A new Twitter application launches about once per month, each one bringing more features and faster updates than the previous, driving competition to an all time high. Recognized studio OneLouder brings us their new look into Twitter, and how they want discovery, live feeds, and the breakdown into categories to be the new norm. [Read more...]
If there’s one thing about Chrome for Android that I despise, it’s the lack of being able to permanently set the browser to desktop mode when browsing on our tablet or large phone. Data plans and larger screens allow for us to emulate carrying around a desktop, and it should provide us with a desktop experience without having to muck about with loading the mobile one first. Thanks to Google and it’s fantastic ability to search everywhere at once, we were lucky enough to stumble upon a solution on the Google Chrome Forum. [Read more...]
If you’re an Android enthusiast that enjoys flashing custom firmware, there’s a good chance that you’ve either heard of or personally tried AOKP. Similar to CyanogenMod, AOKP allows for a vast amount of user customization to nearly every feature of their device, from custom nav bar shortcuts to a seemingly infinite amount of toggles in the drop down status bar. Setting up all of these settings takes hours if not days to get every tweak and feature just right to make your phone work the best for you. AOKP’s very own Roman Birg has developed just the application to ensure that that you won’t have to do it all again. [Read more...]
If you own a Galaxy Note there’s a good chance that you’ve installed custom firmware to get more speed, or take full advantage of the high resolution screen through ROMs such as Paranoid Android. There’s no doubt that you’ve missed the one thing that Samsung has done right with their software: S-Memo. S-Memo is an awesome application that allows you to quickly and efficiently caption photos, or take notes for later while being optimized for the Note’s S-Pen. Thanks to developer Nathan Garside, you won’t have to miss it any longer.
With the open ecosystem of Android, users have always wanted to customize the look and feel of their device to fit their liking. While to some a simple background change will do, other go a little bit further by changing ROMs or applying user made themes. Theming used to require the user to flash the theme over top of their current ROM, removing any ability to remove the theme except by completely re-flashing the ROM; luckily, this hasn’t been the case for ROMs such as CyanogenMod and MIUI for some time now. Many users and developers have been releasing user installable themes that are installed and uninstalled as easy as installing an application: one of them being my personal favorite, MattedBlues.
Being one of the most anticipated phones of 2012, if not all time, the Samsung Galaxy S III has a lot of hype to live up to as it finally made its way over to the US. In a world of emerging quad core tablets and phones, the dual core system stays strong while manufacturers and consumers believe that Android is not yet optimized to fully utilize the larger number of cores. With the recent release of Jelly Bean we’re starting to see just how smooth Android has become while being able to use all of the hardware for an enhanced experience. Being the successor to the hugely popular Galaxy S II is no easy job, and we’re here to tell you if it lives up to the hype of causing all of our news feeds to be filled with BS rumors for months.