Posts by tag: android

Bookmark This! April 6, 2012 posted by

World’s first Rate A Politician app may be the democratic answer we’ve been waiting for

Ask a lot of people around the Western world and they’ll tell you loud and long, just how much they dislike politicians, politics and the unhealthy direction the corporate state is moving in. The trouble is that most people feel powerless to change things, and even when there’s a chance to vote, it doesn’t seem to make a difference at all.

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Awesome March 29, 2012 posted by

Maxthon for Android is the smartphone browser you’ve been waiting for [Daily Freeware]

I recently spent time gushing over the new Maxthon 3 desktop web browser in our Firefox alternatives post earlier this month, and the more I use it, the more impressed I get. It’s incredibly fast, uses very little memory (and with zero memory leak) and has a ton of really useful features built in. It also keeps my laptop running around 20 degrees cooler than Firefox, especially with lots of tabs open. Something to do with CPU load I guess.

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Free Software March 28, 2012 posted by

Word Bully tackles cyber bullying by prying into your child’s life

Bullying is a nasty and pervasive part of many children’s lives, and there’s no doubt that it needs to be dealt with in as many ways as possible, ranging from parent education (how to spot the signs) to classroom monitoring to pick up on signs early enough to stop something developing into a fully traumatic event. In this regard we need to applaud any technology that helps to fight the bully at source.

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Bookmark This! March 28, 2012 posted by

Free Your Android is on a mission to unlock your smartphone for ever

We’ve become used to hearing that the Android operating system for smartphones and other devices is a free, open source product. But in fact, that’s not completely true. There are still bits and pieces on every Android phone that are not open and cost someone, somewhere money. Examples usually revolve around addons installed by the manufacturer (e.g. the Sense UI on HTC phones) or the service provider (e.g. all the Vodafone or T-Mobile branded apps).

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Bookmark This! March 27, 2012 posted by

Twoppy lets you create your own mobile phone tour guide in a flash

There’s no doubt that smartphones are a perfect tourist tool, just think of the things you can use them for. You can use one to navigate around a strange town (as long as you’re happy paying the roaming data fees for your GPS app), take photos of interesting monuments, even check on currency rates while out shopping. Brilliant, and that’s just the obvious ones. One other very cool use is as a mobile brochure for activities you may enjoy.

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Bookmark This! March 23, 2012 posted by

Brass Monkey is like a cloud based Nintendo Wii on your smartphone [Daily Freeware]

The Internet is changing everything, and especially in the world of entertainment. Nowadays you can watch television, listen to music, watch movies and play games using the ubiquitous network connection we call the Web. It’s astonishing how fast it’s advanced in just a few years. All of which means it’s great to see innovative new applications hit the scene, especially ones which really make a bold move into uncharted territory.

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cool tech March 20, 2012 posted by

PocketDroid is an iPod Touch Alternative At A Ridiculously Cheap Price

The iPod Touch has gained a faithful fan base because of its combination of great looks, sleek functionality and the cool feature set which includes games, media player and web surfing. If you’re an Apple family, this is the gadget you get the kids to stop them clamouring for an iPhone when they’re six years old. The only problem is you need to spend several hundred dollars for the privilege of owning one.

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Bookmark This! March 15, 2012 posted by

15 Alternatives to Android Market…sorry Android Play

I stumbled over this rather nifty list of 15 Alternatives to Android Market (aka Android Play) the other day, and it’s rather cool. The obvious ones are all there, like the Amazon App Store and Getjar, but there are some I’ve never heard of such as PandaApp Wandoujia and Appoke. Why would you need an alternative, I hear you ask? Well simple. How about when you are using someone else’s phone for whatever reason and you don’t want to add a…

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Bookmark This! March 14, 2012 posted by

Bounce for Android means you’ll never be late again [Daily Freeware]

There are two types of people in this world. Those that worry about being late to an appointment, and those that don’t. I’ve always been one of the worriers, to the extent of being paranoid. That guy hovering outside the door an hour early for your party? Yeah, that’s me. The dude hanging around at the airport for 2 hours (‘in case security was really bad’), yep me again.

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general March 29, 2010 posted by

Kyocera Zio M6000 – Lightest Android phone yet and with no contract

Want a smartphone but sans contract? The Kyocera Zio M6000 may not be the “super” smartphone that the Google Nexus One is – but it has Android and will reportedly require no commitment by being offered by carriers such as Virgin Mobile or Cricket. The best part is how cheap it is going to be – at $169 combined with a pre-paid plan, this is a great starter Android product. Intelligent, sleek, stealthy design # Impressive 3.5″ WVGA motion-enhanced touchscreen…

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Kyocera Zio M6000 – Lightest Android phone yet and with no contract