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Android Apps

LauncherPro Plus widget skins are beautiful. Here’s how to set them up.

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Launcher Pro Plus recently added the ability to “skin” its widgets. The popular Android homescreen replacement app was already great because it allowed users to customize their dock icons and b…

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Commmunication

Seesmic adds direct shortcuts to Android home screen, improves tablet UI and translations

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Popular social networking tool Seesmic has updated its Android app today. In the latest version is the ability to skip straight to certain functions of Seesmic for Android, directly from your homescreen. See…

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Android Hacks

Amazon App Store workaround discovered for non-U.S. Android users

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The Amazon App Store has introduced some features that make it better than the Android Market, but only U.S. Android users have so far been able to access them. This doesn’t sit well with many of our Britis…

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Google TV

Amazon Prime members get free streaming to Google TV and Android phones

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Amazon shoppers can pay $79 each year to get free two-day shipping and one-day shipping for $3.99 per item. In addition to these S&H upgrades, Amazon Prime members now get the bonus of free movie streaming t…

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Android Tricks

How to manage the files on your phone from your PC with your favorite FTP client

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My favorite feature of the custom Android ROM MIUI is its native file manger that can turn your SD card into an FTP server over Wi-Fi with the press of a button. In early 2011, I started using vanilla Gingerbread in…

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Android Tricks

Tips: Import Google TV Queue subscriptions with Google Reader

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One of the great features of Google TV is the “Queue” feature that will act as your audio or video podcast subscription tool. Google offers a way to add to the queue by typing in RSS feeds in the GTV sea…

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Multimedia

Use picplz & Dropbox to automatically store mobile photos [Tips]

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Photo filter and sharing service picplz added a new feature last night that allows members to connect their picplz account with Dropbox. By integrating the two accounts through OAuth, users are able to automa…

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Tips

Android Tip O’ The Day: Show/Hide your keyboard with LauncherPro [UPDATED]

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One of the most annoying issues in Android land is that there are plenty of times where your keyboard will be hiding something you need to see. It may hide where you are typing, or the next text field you want to get a…

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Android Tricks

Tips: Google Goggles may identify wallpapers you want

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I love Android wallpapers, but I hate having to hunt them down. That’s why I browse Android forums in which people show off what they have discovered and ask them where they got a particular background ima…

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Android Hacks

How to alphabetize apps in the Samsung Fascinate app drawer with a hack

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The Samsung Fascinate is mostly a great phone; of course, you should already know that if you read our Samsung Fascinate review. And you should also know that I’m not a fan of the launcher because it doesn&…

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Tools

How to find Sprint 4G in your area with Sensorly

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Where the heck is my 4G, Sprint? Oh, it’s over there on that map. Sure, Sprint has said 4G is coming time and again, but with each rollout, it may seem like your city isn’t any closer to getting the new s…

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Android Hacks

Skype 3G calls now available through hacked Android app

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Regarding the Skype Android app that recently became available, the disappointment of many U.S. users can be expressed by a comment we received from Twitter user doyleJack @androinica Wifi only. What’…

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Android OS

Gmail with some Priority Inbox features out now for Froyo

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Google has updated the official Gmail application in the Android Market, so run on over and load it onto your Android 2.2 device. I’ll wait…. Got it, good? Here’s what’s new. For star…

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Android Tricks

Tips: Long-press address bar to share URL

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So I’m minding my business watching the pre-show of This Week in Google and Leo Laporte showed a great tip that I don’t remember using before. Maybe you’ve stumbled across it, but on the off c…

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Android Hacks

How to get a shorter list of widgets (root only)

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A strongpoint of HTC’s widgets is that no unnecessary entries are created in the widget list since you simply pick the widget you want to add and then get to choose from the various available styles. But as we all k…

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