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There is no lack of Twitter clients in any platform. Many of the Twitter clients are cross-platform and available across major platforms. Cross-platform apps help to maintain the familiar interface and make user experience as smoother as possible. Last year, Twitter bought popular third party apps and consolidated its position in the mobile apps market by making them free.

Android got a very official client too. While the experience was bearable, it was still sub-par in comparison to the official iOS client. Twitter for Android got a major update few days ago; let’s take a look at whether the new version meets user expectations. (more…)

I am huge movie buff. If you are like me, you will know how difficult it is to find quality content to watch once the famous movies have all been seen. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is home to the largest collection of movies and TV shows made across the globe. The site plays a key role in finding movies and TV shows that might interest you.

IMDb also has a fantastic chronological listing of the works of actor, director and creative people of all types. Owned and operated by Amazon, IMDb has expanded its reach to the smartphone ecosystem. Today we will take a look at their Android app.

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TweetDeck is one of the most popular Twitter clients, having started on the desktop before moving onto the web and onto mobile. One of its high points is its ability to create a custom experience tailored to you depending on your usage of social networks.

TweetDeck supports Twitter, Facebook, Buzz and Foursquare on Android, just like its desktop counterparts. It also fits into TweetDeck’s online sync/accounts system so you can carry your accounts straight onto your handset with minimal setup. (more…)

Todays smartphones give users a wealth of functionality: as a portable internet browser, music player, camera and even sometimes to make phone calls!

One use that continues to be popular is using a smartphone to read and aggregate news. Now, although there has been a slew of the aptly coined term “Jumbo Phones” announced over the past few weeks, the smartphone screen can sometimes be too small to comfortably browse text based websites.

Applications such as Google Reader or Feedr look to remedy this by developing an RSS reader built for the phone, but scrolling through text headlines is not much more intuitive than the previous option. Enter: Pulse.

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One of the shortcomings of Android is its media player. Sure, it’s adequate — but it is clearly lacking, compared to the iOS media player. Now that people use smartphones for all kinds of purposes, including listening to music, the absence of a mindblowing media player is such a tragedy. Winamp for Android could be the missing piece in the puzzle.

The legendary media player from the desktop is now available for Android powered mobile devices. Read on to know how awesome it turns out to be.

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These days it seems everyone is on Facebook and the very definition of being social happens to be spending an obscene amount of time keeping track of (and replying to) your friends’ updates. A lot of things happen when you are on the move or go on a trip, and it’s only natural to want to share it with your tightly-knit group of pals.

Facebook for Android makes it easy to stay in touch and share memorable moments with your friends on the go. Read on to learn how the app can redefine your social life while on the move.

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I use my Android phone for so many tasks I couldn’t count them on ten hands if I wanted, let alone two. Viewing timetables, cinema listings and property searches. Tweeting. Facebook. YouTube. Locating ATMs and checking out local attractions to name but a few. Thousands of apps fufill our need for information everyday but, sadly, many of them are rather two-dimensional. Nothing that makes you hold your phone at arms length and go ‘Wow!’ anyway.

Layar, an Augmented Reality (AR) app developed specifically for the Android operating system takes a quick glance at the rule book and chucks it out the window. Using GPS and the phone’s camera, a small bit of social networking and tonnes of third-party programs, your local area becomes so much more fun. In the words of the creators, it “shows you things you can’t see”.

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We are now three weeks into 2011 and there is one thing most of us have in common: the fading of our New Year’s resolutions. Many, including myself, pledged to either “be healthier” or “get in shape” this year. Luckily, RunKeeper knows we may need some help keeping our resolutions and is here to lend a hand.

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Ever since the word ‘data’ was first mumbled somewhere in a lab way back when calculators were the size of your average gymnasium, the words ‘back up’ have never been too far behind.

That’s because when data gets lost, stolen, corrupted or a hard drive simply decides life isn’t worth it anymore, valuable files can be lost if they’re not stored elsewhere. Imagine if a business only kept their accounts on a single laptop. It’d be a bad day at the office if said laptop were to go missing.

So we back up religiously to avoid such disasters and today we have a review of a cool Android app that helps you do just that. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, SpiderOak.

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Google Reader is the ultimate RSS feed subscription and consumption app. Actually there aren’t many compelling alternatives for the desktop available out there. However, there are a lot of mobile apps to help you assimilate RSS feed subscriptions, leveraging your Google Account. Native apps for Gmail and other Google services have been around since the launch of Android, except for Google Reader.

It’s been a long time coming, but the official Google Reader app for Android is finally here. Read on after the break to find out how good the newest native app from Google is.

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