Let’s face it, as much as we try to get away from social networks we keep being brought back by funny posts, moronic people, and images reposted from Reddit. When we get the time to actually read through this, we generally don’t want to have to spend 30 minutes sorting through the garbage to find some good stuff. Indie developer Matt Garnes has developed a lightweight application that is designed to pull tags and the most popular posts directly to your phone: saving you the time of having to do it yourself. [Read more...]
While mobile devices are becoming more and more like a computer, they’re still currently missing quite a few features which restrict us from completely replacing ours with a tablet: full quality word processors, Java integration in the browser, among various other things. Although we are getting closer thanks to quality applications, we’re still not seeing the full desktop replacement that a tablet in theory could provide. However, if you’ve spent lots of money in the past on a computer and want to be able to use it wherever you go, here’s your chance. Splashtop has made quality applications in the past for nearly every device, with a specific version optimized for each, and now has joined them all together in Splashtop 2 – a fast and much more user friendly remote desktop client. [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...]
Throughout the years of reading news, playing video games, and hopelessly wasting vast amounts of time on the internet, we have come to expect a certain level of speed and stability with our internet browsers. Many of us have come to know and love Chrome for our desktops, however, Chrome on Android has been buggy, jittery, slow, and at some points just plain unusable. While this isn’t the case for every device and Android version (considering most are just flat out unable to install it), it plagues the vast majority of users in general. Que Boat Browser, a not very well known, speedy, and downright awesome browser for Android devices.
Not even an hour later razorbladex401 works his miracle of compiling the AOSP bits and has developed a near perfect build. And when we say Near Perfect, we mean it. Besides the non-functioning camera, this version of ICS for the Motorola Xoom Wifi is crazy fast. Multitasking through the applications and browsing the internet felt like we were using a whole new device, perhaps a device running a quad core. Seriously folks, ICS is no joke when it comes to updating all of our old devices and making them new again. Everything works as advertised including the resizable widgets, market and other google apps (via a flashable .zip), and many games. The green flashing screen has already been addressed and fixed and is looking to be a more stable build by the minute.
We tested a few of the various applications included as well as installing Apparatus and they all ran even smoother than expected. Google has really outdone themselves this time around. [Read more...]