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Android App Reviews

PlaceMe is the always-on location memorizer you never asked for [App Reviews]

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Location awareness is a common theme of many apps released in the past few years. But while most of these apps in some way or another are about discovering locales worth exploring, PlaceMe concerns itself only w…

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Social

Google’s barely-noticed leaderboard highlights Foursquare’s advantage

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In a recent update for Google Maps, Google added a leaderboard to show which users have the most check-ins in a day, week, or all-time. The feature wasn’t promoted or listed in the official change log, and…

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Android App Reviews

Gowalla downplays check-ins, turns Android app into the social travel guide

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The check-in wars often put Gowalla in direct competition with Foursquare, but it has become clear that Foursquare has already become the “where are my friends?” app of choice. Rather than continue to fight a l…

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Android App Reviews

Android Apps Alert #73: 10 Interesting Recent Android Apps

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Let’s just get down to it: there are a lot of Android apps and not enough time in the day to grab them all. That doesn’t mean  there’s no fun in trying. Each week, Androinica.com recaps the late…

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Android News

Google Places mistakenly lists open businesses as shutdown after jerks game the system

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One of the primary reasons people use Google Places is to discover points of interest when on the go. How interesting would it be if you knew that some locations don’t appear in Places because they are mist…

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Android Apps

Foursquare for Android updated, bringing a redesign and sharing controls to mobile [App Updates]

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Social apps are probably some of the most popular apps in the mobile space. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are all apps that I use multiple times a day. They are also on the list of apps I install first on a new devic…

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Android Apps

Foursquare updates Android App with exclusive Notifications feature

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There is an update for the official Foursquare Android app available as of today, and it includes an interesting new feature. That feature is a new Notifications tray, and for the time being, it is exclusive to t…

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Google Android

Android location data is anonymous and held only one week according to Google

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With the current iPhone location data debacle that hit the tech sites and even the mainstream news within the last couple weeks, the US Congress has decided to ask some questions about how the big mobile players…

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Android OS

Don’t let tech ignorance lead to foolish lawsuits [Android location scares]

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There are two residents of Oakland County, Michigan, who have decided to sue Google because of Android tracking issues. The HTC Inspire 4G owners claim that Android tracking phones exposes users to a “s…

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Android App Reviews

Broadcastr shares audio stories tied to location; it’s like Story Corps for Android

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One of my favorite things about NPR is Story Corps, an oral history program that allows people to tell personal stories that they can share with the world. Broadcastr is similar because it shares audio tales tie…

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Productivity

Evernote 3.0 brings the changes that such a round number implies

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A couple days ago, Chris told you about a dead-simple note taking app. But, for those of you who want a more full featured solution, Evernote has been the go-to app for quite a while, and it just got a whole lot bette…

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Google

Google Maps adds Latitude check-ins, aim square at Foursquare

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Location is big business. Mobile is big business. Taking advantage of both? That’s gigantic business. That’s why no one should be surprised to hear Google make a major update to its Map applicati…

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Lifestyle

Foursquare adding photos and comments to Android app this week

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An upcoming version of Foursquare for Android will enable members to check-in with photos and comment on friend activities. Foursquare unveiled a new version of its iPhone app and promised that the Android ap…

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Google

Google Maps: now with better Places reviews, filters, and Latitude

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Google recently updated the desktop version of Places to have a better, more organized results page for reviews. The mobile version gets the same treatment in a new update to the Google Maps application (Andro…

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Lifestyle

Foursquare for Android gets a major facelift, adds Tips and To-Do

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Foursquare’s Android app has often been criticized by users who want something closer to what’s available on that other platform. Those naysayers can finally pipe down because Foursquare has r…

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