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Nike+ Running app for Android sprints into Google Play

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All the beer and wings you’re consuming tonight watching the NBA Finals needs to be worked off at some point, so why not do it with the all new Nike+ Running for Android app? Nike+ Running is designed to be a r…

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Samsung Galaxy S III Review: The next big thing or a big letdown?

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Samsung did the impossible when it announced that the Galaxy S III would be coming to America as one device. There would be no more definitively different hardware changes that made each Galaxy phone so unique t…

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is all about sharing [S-Beam and ShareShot demo]

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A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the American Samsung Galaxy S III models at a private viewing event.  I wanted to share some of my own thoughts and opinions of the device and why…

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misHaps shows important contact info if a phone is lost or you become incapacitated [App Reviews]

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One of most underrated features in Android 3.0+ is the ability to put a message on the lock screen. It’s a great way to have the security of the lock screen but still have a way to let someone who finds the phon…

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Songkick brings the party, and concert listings for your favorite music artists, to Android

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Music event discovery app Songkick Concerts has made its way to Android and is available now in Google Play. The app, which creates personal calendars and concert listings based on your musical tastes, requir…

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Toshiba Excite 10 Review

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Changing course is sometimes the only way to reach where you need to go. For Toshiba, taking a sharp right turn was necessary to find its place in the crowded Android tablet market. The original Thrive was not the…

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Nextcall knows the last time you called clients (or your mom) and schedules alerts to call again

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When’s the last time you called Jane at Generic Company, Inc., or spoke to Joe at Other Company & Sons? If you had to think more than 10 seconds to remember, you probably need to check-out Nextcall, an A…

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Xfinity TV Player offers on-demand streaming for Comcast customers – is it good enough to forget Hulu Plus?

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The Xfinity TV Player app recently arrived on Android, allowing Comcast Xfinity subscribers to get free, on-demand viewing of popular TV programs streamed live to their mobile devices. That made me wonder ho…

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HD Contact Photos – how to fix the blurry Android caller ID photos [App Reviews]

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One of the most common gripes about Android is the piss-poor handling of contact photos. Google Contact photos are stored online at a very low resolution, so caller ID photos and images in the People app look ter…

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Viewdini is a central TV & movie portal for Verizon customers, finds full episodes wherever they may be

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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar once said that he wants Hulu to be the place people go to watch their favorite TV shows. Even if Hulu didn’t have access to that video, the site would maintain a page with links to where pe…

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Alarm Clock Ultra makes your Android phone kick butt in the morning [App Reviews]

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Getting out of bed in the morning is such a struggle that there are apps that force you to scan your orange juice to prove that you are awake. Alarm Clock Ultra doesn’t require that you get out of bed, but the a…

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Vlingo Labs Beta offers elementary list of voice commands and search for Android 4.0+ [Beta App Review]

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Though S Voice is an evolutionary update to voice search and commands features available on Android long before Apple stepped into the fray, the “Siri for Android” comparison were bound to happe…

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Solid Explorer is the best looking Android file explorer around, and it may be the best overall soon [Beta App Review]

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I’ve often overlooked ugly Android apps because they performed well enough. But as time passed and more apps emerged that are just as pretty as they are functional, it’s become hard to put up with a…

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Best Reading List Apps for Android: Pocket vs. Readability vs. Papermill vs. Pulse

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We live in a time-shifting world. DVR’s play TV shows whenever we want, music is streamed on-demand, and reading apps allow us to bookmark articles to peruse at our pace. But which is the best app? Which re…

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Instagram photos come alive with Canvaspop, a service that prints your pics on canvas to mount on your wall [Reviews]

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Instagram hit the ground running when it debuted last month, amassing more than 10 million downloads and $1 billion in the process. To celebrate the launch, Androinica.com partnered with CanvasPop to give An…

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