Thanks to the advent of digital cameras, the experience of shooting and sharing photos has become so effortless and inexpensive. Mobile phone cameras make the entire process of capturing important life moments further more convenient. However, at the end of the day we end up with a whole bunch of images and sharing them all becomes a painful task.
Email attachments are way too clumsy. Facebook and Twitter are way too open. The solution lies somewhere in the middle. That’s where LiveShare comes in. LiveShare makes it quick and easy for groups to share photos live either privately or publicly. Ready to take it for a spin?
So Microsoft and Apple ganged up on Android and bought some mobile patents out from under their nose, and Google said that wasn’t cool and they were under attack, but Microsoft said they offered Google the chance to share the patents with them and Google turned them down, only, wait, that was for another set of patents, while in the meantime Apple are preventing Samsung from selling Android tablets because they might infringe on their patents, and…
Oh gosh. Let me start over.
There’s a certain topic on Android.AppStorm that keeps getting traffic week after week after week: customisation.
This is an area where Android really shines; here are some examples of what you can do that we’ve covered in the past:
- Change your wallpaper (static or live).
- Apply a home screen theme, with different icons and colors.
- Alter your ringtone and notification sound alerts.
- Use a different home screen launcher, which can do anything from allowing you to fit more icons on the screen to giving you a 3D interface.
- Change the apps used for all your standard phone functions.
- Install an entirely different version of Android.
It’s all fun to play with, and I spend a lot of time fiddling about with my Android to make it suit me. And yet, some people I know are content to leave theirs as it is, with one or two minor alterations so they can pick it out of a line-up.
How about you? Vote in the poll, and leave a comment to let us know how much you obsess over your phone’s appearance
Although Honeycomb tablets have gotten off to quite a shaky start, most tablets such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Motorola XOOM are now drawing on the increased power of NVIDIA Tegra to deliver better graphics and promise console-standard gaming. Honeycomb already has quite a wide choice of games that have been specifically optimised for it, but to make your life easier I have chosen 10 of the best to help you while away those hours of boredom.
Pano is an app that lets you create seamless panoramic photos using just your mobile device. There are other apps that seems to do the same thing, but Pano seems to stand out among the crowd. It has been available only for iPhone and iPod Touch, until now; the folks at Debacle Software let us test drive the newly-released Android port before it came out, and I am definitely impressed.
I think the key is the “deliciously simple interface” as the team puts it. There are minimal bells and whistles and no distractions. The process of creating your panoramas is simple and intuitive. Each panoramic photo can include up to sixteen images, which gives you a resolution of up to 6800×800.
UberMusic is a music player inspired by the Metro UI and Zune Player for Windows Phone 7, and it is the most gorgeous music player you will find in the Android Market. It mimics the Zune player even in the animations. This skinnable music player, made by the same developer of LauncherPro, is gaining fast popularity in the Android Market; in less than a week out of beta it’s already sold almost 10,000 copies of. Lets see why this app is growing so fast, and why it’s really worth it!
I love space. Floor space. Closet space. Memory space. But most of all I love space; the one up there, out there or whichever way you want to put it. That big hollow abyss conversely filled with such energy and wonder. One of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done was to drink a cup of coffee with the intention of working through the night. However, writer’s block set in and the words would not come. I lay in a state of self-induced insomnia staring up out at the universe feeling like the smallest drop in the ocean.
As any self-respecting human knows, NASA are somewhat of an authority on all things space. So when they released an Android application last month it pretty much made my morning. I’ve been a fan of their ISS feeds, web shows and news blogs for many years so having an application could only be a good thing.
We’ve heard a lot about Android’s popularity; it’s a machine that’s clearly outpacing its rivals like Apple’s iOS… in market share. It seems that, although Android is super popular and great at attracting customers, it loses support from other parties that are vital to the success of the OS, like developers.
Why does Android have such a hard time winning over developers? More importantly, how can they win over the developers? Well, let’s take a quick look at the state of Android for developers right now. (more…)