Electornic Arts has slam dunked NBA Jam onto Android and I couldn’t be happier! They have kept a lot of the elements of the original console game as well as adding some features that will be brought forth soon enough. I really just couldn’t believe it when I first saw this, and having to wait till I hit my WiFi to download it (it’s over 300MB) just added to my anticipation.

This 2v2 arcade basketball is just like the one you remember playing as a kid – but, simply put, better! Everything I enjoyed from the console versions is here, from the same announcer to the high jumping blocks. The thing that made this game so unique and fun was that there were really no fouls, free-throws or violations except for the 24 second shot clock and the goal tending. Everything else is fair game and it’s a bull rush of high flying antics to the finish.

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Selling on eBay or Craigslist can be a bit challenging for some, and cumbersome even if you know what you’re doing. The Android apps available for them mimic their parent sites, and with that carry some difficulties for those that are new to selling things online.

EggCartel has came up with a very easy and smooth app called EggDrop that does a lot of work for you.

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With so many different smartphones available, how do you decide which one is right for you? The hot features boil down to internet, camera, email, and social, so if you enjoy anything connected to a social media site chances are you’re probably eyeing a smartphone. Digital cameras and GPS devices will be phased out if smartphones keep improving at their current rate.

Even after you’ve decided what you want from a mobile, the choice still isn’t clear. In this post, I’ll give you my thoughts on what’s out there.

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Okay, so I definitely would’ve believed it could happen in my lifetime… but this early on and this fluently? Console gaming is now available on your PC, TV, and now your smartphone and tablet! It will actually work on anything with a screen, internet access and some kind of controller, by streaming an actual console’s gameplay to your Android.

In spring, Connor Turnbull outlined then-recent developments in Android gaming showing us that it was only a matter of time before this service was mass released to Android. An application named OnLive, which has been available for PC and laptops for a while, has been released on Android phones and tablets.

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I have Verizon as a service (shame on me), and although it supposedly covers 98% of America, my apartment seems to be an exception. Even checking on a coverage map it shows I am hopeless. After much aggravation and trying everything I could get my hands on I talked with my brother, a fellow avid Android user. He and I put our heads together and came up with a great solution: Google Voice plus GrooVe IP. (more…)

Ever been frustrated at a laggy virtual keyboard? Thanks to years of experience with hardware keyboards, my typing fingers are blazing fast, and many on-screen keyboards just can’t keep up. On top of that, the stock keyboard is pretty bland, and the auto-correct isn’t so correct! I’m sure I’m not the only one: I wanted to say something, the built-in guess was terrible, and without a thought I sent that text. Whoops.

But there are a lot of keyboards out there, and maybe you’ve used so many different ones that the perfect match feels as evasive as a unicorn.

In that case, rejoice! SwiftKey X has been revamped and is here to ease your texting, tweeting, emailing and posting troubles. Available for handset and tablet, it works with a library of your previous input – based on your texts and emails – so that it can guess your next word.

And believe me, this thing does its homework…

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Google Voice was initially released to a small group of people who had signed up to receive an invite and be involved in product testing. I was one of those few…and I loved it. 

Initially I jumped on it for its visual voice mail implications but soon realized its true potential. Not only can it store your voice mails on your email with its translation to text but it allows you to have it ring multiple devices. The ability to ring your work, home or mobile with the same number is why a lot of small businesses love it. It has now been opened up to the (US) masses and has really taken off. (more…)

If you’ve rooted your phone, you’ve been there. You’re deep into your rooting addiction and have flashed yet another meticulously-chosen custom ROM onto your beloved phone – and then have had the pain of trying to set everything you back to the way you had it in the days of yester-ROM. After much dismay and lost data I have often turned to other applications to help me. So have no fear, because I have a few valuable tricks up my sleeve. If you do use custom ROMs and need some help restoring things to the way you like them, these tricks will definitely help. (more…)

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