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Friday, December 18, 2009

App Review: Wave Blazer lite by Polarbit AB

The first thing I have to say is.... Freakin Sweeeeeeet! Although this game does not support the Motorola Droid or HTC Tatoo, it definitely has to be one of the best 3d games for Android now. Don't worry Droidians, Polarbit says they will have it for you ASAP. Wave Blazer has stunning 3d gameplay that makes you want more. In the lite version there is only one boat and one track to race in single and multiplayer mode. I did not get a chance to play the multiplayer as there wasn't anyone on the server yet. The single play was great. Bottom line... I am buying this game and quite possibly their other titles:Raging Thunder and Armageddon Squadron. (there is a lite version of Raging Thunder but not the latter as of yet.) The only problem with all these great games is the space they take up. 9.9MB is a hefty amount of space, especially for G1 owners. I don't think it will stop people from buying these games because they are so cool.
what we really need is to be able to run our apps from sd out of the box. If we dont start getting much larger storage in our phones or apps to sd I believe it will really affect the amount of money all the developers can make off of Android. Developers like Polarbit AB are essential to Android. So come on Google and manufacturers.... We need more space.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

App Review: Backgrounds by Stylem Media

Backgrounds is the best free background app out there I believe. With 8,000 different backgrounds in 50 categories it is very eay to find ones you like. I particularly like the fact that you can rotate your favorite backgrounds daily, every 12 hours, or hourly. Rotating backgrounds does use up some battery, but I have found its not that bad of a drain. Might as well go try Backgrounds by Stylem Media........Its free...why not?

App Review: Taskiller (FREE)

Taskiller(free) is great to have. It gives you the ability to kill programs that you aren't using. Which in turn makes it so your programs you want to run, run a lot smoother. It is easy to use and even has a simple desktop widget.There is also a feature that lets you select which programs to auto kill if you like. Check it out! It is a program I will always use for any device that I ever own. Simply free because there is one add at the top when you open the app by Adsense, not bothersome at all.

App Review: Fandango

Besides the slight mix up in the In Theaters and Coming Soon category which I am sure will be fixed soon... this app is a must have if you like to go to the movies. It has a theaters, my account and search buttons in the menu button. If you hit the Theaters button it will show you a list of all the theaters in and around your zip code. It also has a favorites tab in the theaters section. Then you select your favorite theater and it has in order: make favorite, map button, phone number, showtimes on:date, then all the current showtimes with a buy button. When you click on one of the movies a picture with a preview embed, release date, fan rating, and plot show on top. Below that... there is a tab of theaters and showtimes for that movie near you. Beside that there is a Movie Details tab that shows the cast, director, genre and a synopsis of the movie.

Fandango really is a good app. It has everything you need to find a movie and even preorder tickets. It ran very smooth with my wifi. I believe the only problem is the in theaters and coming soon area. which like I said will surely be fixed soon. I definitely recommend downloading this app.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

T-Mobile First To Adapt Carrier Billing For Android Apps!

T-Mobile has a new tab that lets you see their top picks. Does this help anyone?
I am sure that the developers are loving this also, as they have been complaining about this issue. It makes it a lot easier for them to sell their apps. Yes, there is still a 24 hour return policy for the apps put on your account.

Current list of T-Mobiles Top Picks:

- T-Mobile My Account(free)
- Absolute Fitness($4.99)
- AlphaMixer: Word Game(free)
- Barcode Scanner(free)
- E! Online(free)
- Express News(free)
- Faceit($.99
- FlightStats for Android($6.99)
- Gem Miner: Dig Deep(UK 1.35)
- Guitar: Solo Lite(free)
- Location Scout(free)
- Musical Lite(free)
- Pandora Radio(free)
- Layar- Reality Browser 3.0(free)
- Shirpa- Discover your world(free)
- USA TODAY(free)
- T-Mobile green perks(free)
- T-Mobile HotSpot Connection(free)
- T-Mobile Visual Voicemail(free)
- T-Mobile Backup(free)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Coming SOON?

First Sony announced that the X10 would be coming Jan. 10. Now we see a Jan. 18 release date at doesn't necessarily mean that is the official release date however as they have "due for release" by the preorder button.
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Odroid lauches worldwide developer edition

Since the Odroid gaming system has been made public there have been a lot of mixed reviews. Personally I thought that this device was ugly and made no sense. Of course it didn't make sense.... its not a phone. Now that Odroid is showing some capabilities its all making sense. You can use this device to access just about everything a Android phone can except make call through a mobile carrier. As long as developers embrace the Odroid there should be a bright future for this product.