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January, 2012  // Posts published in January, 2012

28 Jan Posted by in Android News | Comments

Steam mobile app beta invites now rolling out; we go hands-on

Android Central

As we reported on Thursday, Valve Software recently took the wraps off the Steam mobile app for Android (and iOS), as part of a limited beta. Steam users could register their interest by downloading the app and entering their details, and over the past day or so, the first beta invites have started to roll out.

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28 Jan Posted by in Android News | Comments

DoubleTwist updated, includes integrated podcast catalogue, for a price

 

Doubletwist update

DoubleTwist has long been a favourite for those who like to sync their music and podcasts between iTunes and Android. Todays update among other things brings an integrated podcast catalogue. The catch, this particular part of the app is a ‘premium feature’ with a premium price.

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28 Jan Posted by in Android News | Comments

Latest Android Malware scare might be premature

Android Central

The folks at Symantec have tipped everyone off about a new piece of Android Malware, calling Android.Counterclank “a bot-like threat that can receive commands to carry out certain actions, as well as steal information from the device.”  They note that starting one of the apps “infected” with the apperhand SDK package will show a second service running, and often places a search icon on the home screen.  They have verified this is in 13 applications on the Android Market and are calling it “the highest distribution of any malware identified so far this year.”  Some reports on the internet claim it may have affected 5 million users.  That’s 5,000,000 — a huge and scary number. And it makes for a great headline.

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28 Jan Posted by in Android News | Comments

Fly Delta Android app updated to ease international travel

Fly Delta Android App

Delta Air Lines’ Fly Delta Android app has long been one of the first things I install on a phone. It’s well-designed, and has added a couple killer features since its release nearly a year ago — mainly the ability to view upgrade/standby lists and check and change seats from your phone, and more recently they added the ability to track your checked baggage. Good stuff.

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28 Jan Posted by in Android Tablets | Comments

10.2 inch ePad ZT-180 Android 2.2 Tablet PC 512MB DDRII RAM, 4GB HDD WiFi

$160.00 (15 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jan-28-2012 8:36:39 PST
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28 Jan Posted by in Android Tablets | Comments

10.2" Super 8GB MID Google Android 2.2 Touchscreen Tablet PC 3G WiFi 1080P 512MB

$168.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-26-2012 22:52:02 PST
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28 Jan Posted by in Android News | Comments

Yahoo cleaning house, lays some of their mobile apps to rest

Yahoo!

I’m not exactly sure how many folks out there use apps from Yahoo but if you’re among those that do, you’ll want to check the list below. Reason being – Yahoo is laying some of their mobile apps to rest to focus on a whole new set of apps that more so meet users needs. So what apps got the cut?

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28 Jan Posted by in Android Tablets | Comments

7" Google Android 2.2 800MHz Tablet E PAD

$66.00 (10 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jan-28-2012 4:03:13 PST
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28 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments

Google addresses concerns over new privacy policy

Earlier this week, Google announced that the company would combine individual privacy policies from a variety of its products into one main policy. The idea behind it was to provide users with a “more intuitive Google experience.” Critics of the change are worried that Google is now collecting more data than ever, however, leading members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to demand answers. Read on for more.

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28 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments

Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein leaves HP

Jon Rubinstein, the former CEO of Palm, has left HP. AllThingsD broke the news Friday afternoon, noting that Rubinstein had served his promised 12-24 month tenure with the company before leaving. “Jon has fulfilled his commitment and we wish him well,” HP spokeswoman Mylene Mangalindan told AllThingsD. Rubinstein led the team responsible for the original iPod and left Apple in 2006 to eventually join Palm as CEO in 2009. While at Palm, Rubinstein was responsible for, among other projects, the development of the Palm Pre and Palm’s webOS mobile operating system, both of which were transferred to HP in 2010 When it acquired Palm for $1.2 billion. HP has since open-sourced the mobile operating system after failing to gain traction with its Pre, Pixi, Veer and TouchPad products.

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