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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Ice Cream Sandwich
The first name that comes to mind is Ice Cream Sandwich. It was a follow-up to Honeycomb, another Android version, and was launched in May 2011. It totally refined Honeycomb and came with lots of new features. This version was designated Android 4.0 and became very popular among the techies. Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus was the first smartphone that came on the market with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Honeycomb, designated as Android 3.0, came out in February 2011 with Motorola Xoom, and was the first version of Android that was specially made for the tablets. Many Google applications including Gmail app and the Talk app were updated for use with Honeycomb, making it one of the most successful Android versions.
Gingerbread or Android 2.3-2.4 was launched in December 2010. It came on the market in the Google Nexus S and brought some new enhancements to Android. There are phones today that still use Gingerbread as their operating system (OS)
The other name in the list is Android 2.2 – Froyo. Announced in May 2010, it brought support for Adobe Flash 10.1 enabling the users to enjoy Flash-based games in Android's web browser. There were many other technologies that added to its popularity.
Éclair or Android 2.0/2.01/2.1 was introduced to the world in the last quarter of 2009. It first came with Motorola Droid and brought a lot of improvement in Google Maps and GPS navigation systems. Few phones launched with Android 2.1 were Motorola's Motoblur, HTC Desire, HTC Legend and many more.
Android 1.6 or Donut was launched in the month of September in 2009. It also came up with lots of interesting features and was a big hit in its time. High resolution touchscreens, native support for phones like Sprint and Verizon were few attributes of Donut. Smartphones like Motorola Droid X and HTC Evo 4G were based on it, and were quite popular among the users. Donut was used in the phones like Motorola Devour, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the Garminphone.
Android 1.5 or Cupcake was the first major version of Android Operating System. Released in April 2009, this Android version brought lots of changes in User Interface. Features like Bluetooth were improved and upload services like Picasa and YouTube were introduced in many smartphones thanks to Cupcake.
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This is a list of security apps that are easy to use, but still provide a lot of protection. They are easy to use because there is very little configuring which needs to be done. It is all about letting the app do its thing and protect your Android automatically.
TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security
This app will check for viruses on demand and will remove viruses, spy ware, Trojans and malware. It will also tell you which of your downloaded apps are safe, and will tell you if you are logging onto an unsafe website. It also allows you to monitor things such as how much CPU is being used, how much memory is being used and how much power is being used. This will help you to figure out which apps are good and which take up too much power. It may also show you which apps are running when they should not be. This may indicate that it is malware.
Avast! Mobile Security
This is an app that has many functions for you to play with. It is primarily a virus scanner and will scan any of the apps you have installed if you ask it to. It will scan any apps that you try to install and has a privacy advisor too, which will advise you about any security risks. It also has an Internet protection function, which will tell you if there is malware on the site you are trying to access. It has a firewall but it is not the best on the market and can also filter calls and SMS messages for you. The app has a remote siren for if your mobile device is stolen and has a locking and wiping function too, which can be activated if the mobile device is stolen.
Lookout Security & Antivirus
This is an app that will block Trojans, malware and spy ware. It runs daily or weekly scans of your mobile device and will scan any applications that you download. The premium version is the one you have to pay for and it adds further protection from phishing and allows things such as remote locking. The app has many features on the free version, which are completed and added to, by purchasing the premium version.
AVG Antivirus Free
Scans all apps, files, real time media and settings for viruses. It will protect against malicious websites and phishing attacks. It will also stop any tasks that freeze the device or slow it down. A stolen phone may be located and locked at will. The phone can be made to ring, even if it is on silent, to help the user find it. There is a premium version, which will add a little more to the pool of functions for people who do things such as online banking.
NQ Mobile Security
This app stops spyware, viruses, malware and Trojans, and will block phishing sites. It has a privacy protection app and will monitor your private data for if it is accessed by an unknown party. You can look at your apps and see how much CPU power they take up. This will help you to remove the ones that slow your mobile device, and may also help you identify apps that may be doing something they should not be. It also has tools to help you find a lost phone. There is a premium version that allows you to lock a stolen phone and adds extra virus protection. The premium subscription will also keep you up to date with the most recent security updates (automatically).
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
1. Angry Birds Space
There was incredible buzz about this popular Android game at the beginning of the year. Many people enjoy the adventures taken with Rovio’s flock of angry birds. Players hurl avians at pigs when the game is in play.
2. World War
This online war game supports multiple players. The game creates a story of a nuclear war in 2012. Many people come together online to play this incredible game.
3. Drag Racing
This racing game can be a lot of fun. Gamers can migrate through the maze and win their way to different levels. If you like puzzle games, you will like this racing game, because the cars can be customized.
iMobsters allows gamers to act as thieves and will later grow into a mafia don. Gamers will remain informed of weapons that can be used during battle, and they can fight with other players online.
5. Robo Defense
This game is one of the best Android games on the market. It features eleven different stages on a single map. The graphics are impressive and are incredible when viewed on the big screen in the full version.
6. Live Holdem Poker Pro
If you love to gamble, you will love this poker game. Many people join online to play this game. After registration via Facebook, you will receive 12,000 chips and 1,000 diamonds. Every day, each player receives five thousand chips free. Live chat is also available for players to communicate with each other.
7. Mega Jump
Mega jump is known for its incredible cartoon graphics. The backdrops are multi-layered, and you can make your player faster and better with the coins earned during play. The latest features of the game are provided via updates.
8. Tank Hero
To become a tank hero, you must kill all of your enemies. This three-dimensional game has incredible graphics and options. Players have the option to select weapons, schemes and modes.
9. Mouse Trap
Mouse Trap is a simple puzzle game. The path of the mouse must be unblocked to help the mouse get out of the maze. Coins will be earned over the course of the game. The game has 1200 stages to master and can keep people entertained for a long while.
10. Paradise Island
This game allows you to create a dream island. Nature lovers can include beaches and other items that will attract tourists. Many people love this game because it has earned 130 achievements and awards.
Jewels has beautiful graphics and is fun to play. There are four modes to choose from: timed, normal, quick and infinite.
Free Games are Entertaining
Free games are portable and can be enjoyable during slow times. Consider these Android games for hours of entertainment.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
“From today, LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company and Europe’s leading film subscription service, will offer thousands of movies and TV shows available for streaming on the all-new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire, including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Karate Kid and Gnomeo and Juliet.”
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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Much like iPhone apps, Android apps can be free, as well as cost you some money. However, it is very important to mention that apps are generally very cheap, and that you should never look for a free app if you like an app that you have to pay for – as the prices are very low. In a nutshell, you will probably be able to find a free Android app for anything you need, but you should never hesitate to pay for an app if you really like it.
Here are three very popular and very practical green apps for Android users you might want to get for your smartphone:
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Adding to the wealth of other announcements Google made during its two hour press conference yesterday. Is another neat update rolled out to the Google Play store, within the “My Android Apps” section, which adds ability to now uninstall apps across all your Android devices.
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“Our PC version took off a lot faster than we had planned for. People are spending a lot of time on their smartphones and want the same experience on all devices.”-” By bringing Android Apps to Mac we are breaking open the Apple ecosystem, which has traditionally been closed. Also, Android is struggling because of a lack of tablet applications. Developers now have an incentive to build hi-‐res apps to work on the resolutions like retina displays on the new mac for example.”
Expandable notifications: Android 4.1 brings a major update to the Android notifications framework. Apps can now display larger, richer notifications to users that can be expanded and collapsed with a pinch. Users can now take actions directly from the notification shade, and notifications support new types of content, including photos.Android Beam: In Android 4.1, Android Beam makes it easier to share images, videos, or other payloads by leveraging Bluetooth for the data transfer.Bi-directional text support: Android 4.1 helps you to reach more users through support for for bi-directional text in TextView and EditText elements.Gesture mode: New APIs for accessibility services let you handle gestures and manage accessibility focus. Now you can traverse any element on the screen using gestures, accessories, you name it.Media codec access: Provides low-level access to platform hardware and software codecs.Wi-Fi Direct service discoverability: New API provides pre-associated service discovery letting apps get more information from nearby devices about the services they support, before they attempt to connect.Network bandwidth management: New API provides ability to detect metered networks, including tethering to a mobile hotspot.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
“You’ve got to be prepared to play nicely with the existing ecosystem and that’s what we want to be,” – “I don’t think Square can affectively do it all themselves as they move up market.”
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