TPU cases are probably the most widely used style of smart phone case on the planet. For the most part they’re cheap (with a few exceptions) and will provide adequate drop and scratch protection. Cruzerlite has sent us one of their most popular cases, The Androidified Clone Army Case, for the Nexus 7 and we’re going to see how it stacks up to the competition.
Saving money is not always easy, but there are quite a few ways to assist in the process. There are many applications out there which allow you to compare purchases at stores to find lower prices online, like Google Shopper or other similar applications. A great application, and one of the less known, is an application called Deal Drop – Deal drop allows you to browse all of those sale websites (1saleaday, woot.com, etc) to find the greatest deals of the day all through one easy to use portal. [Read more...]
The Nexus 7 has been out for a few months now and has gained plenty of traction; with the quality construction and consistent performance you really can’t ask for a better bang for your buck. Because the device is so widely accepted, many case manufacturing companies have started shipping out products for the tablet. One of the first to come out with a decent lineup is Amzer: and if you take a look at any of the reviews on Amazon, they push out some quality products. [Read more...]
Get your recipes and kitten pictures ready because Pinterest is finally out for Android! Fans of the picture sharing service have been eagerly awaiting its’ arrival on the Play Store and they will be happy to know that Pinterest is now available. The Play Store has been filled with 3rd party variants of a Pinterest app for quite some time as the young social service grew. Unfortunately, these are pretty terrible and failed to deliver an enjoyable experience. So, that left Pinterest itself to fill the gap.
Finding apps is not always the easiest through the Play Store. More often than not smaller apps are brushed to the side and struggle to gain popularity. Now, some of them will get lucky and some blog might pick them up, but for the rest the future looks dim. There is really no easy way to find apps similar to ones that you already have. Well, that is until now. A small team has developed one of the best options for finding related apps. Mapsaurus, is still in an early stage, but it has already proven its’ usefulness and has started to fill a much needed gap in the app world. The team was nice enough to respond to a few questions regarding the future of Mapsaurus, as well as provide some background along with inspiration for the app.
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...]
So far our Indie Apps of the Week section has been an excellent way for us to meet small time developers. We have already received many submissions from these newer developers and developers who just need publicity in general. Today I’m going to be taking a look at BugMeNot for Android. This app sports a nice holo theme and provides complete access to the popular BugMeNot database.
One of the best parts of using an Android phone is your ability to have full control over the platform. From the way it looks to the way it runs there are tools that will allow you to control every aspect of your phone. Your Wi-Fi is no exception and to optimize your battery life you’re going to want to control it. Lucky for all of us a little known developer, Zeiger Apps, has created a simplistically brilliant way of scheduling how your Wi-Fi works and that’s why we’re going to take a look at Wifi Timer on our Indie Apps of the Week.
Thanks to the awesome Android design team, we’re starting to be blessed with more and more Holo applications; which not only look awesome, but helps maintain a certain amount of consistency across all of our devices. It’s great that more and more developers are taking notice of this and using this to their advantage, like the Holo themed Sodoku app we spotted earlier. Developer and Redditor Cryptopone has whipped up an awesome application that sticks right along the lines of looking and working great.
Sudoku games are notoriously bad about having atrocious interfaces. Each one looks as though it was designed for some of the original Android devices. A little known app named Holoku is currently sporting one of the nicest Sudoku interfaces in the entire Play Store. For all of you Sudoku fans, this is the application you have been waiting for. Sticking to the Android design guidelines and using a holo theme, Holoku is optimized for even 7-inch tablets such as the Nexus 7. The developer, kcoppock, has promised everyone monthly updates for the game, such as new boards, that will all be completely free. That is, if you need more Sudoku. Even the most talented of you avid Sudoku players will need some time to complete the already available 500 boards that come with it. [Read more...]