Rando? Rando is so last week (OK, I still use it every day, but you have to admit that sounded good). The new Android app I can’t stop gushing about to everyone and anyone who has an Android phone is RoundR. Because my phone’s display now has rounded corners. And rounded corners are ... Read More »
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Nearly every photography app I can possibly think of always comes back to one thing: social. No one shares just to share. It’s all about seeing people like your photos, getting followers, and expanding your footprint on the Internet. I get the value in services like Instagram, where all of your photos are tracked and ... Read More »
The number one reason why third-party Twitter clients are so popular on Android? Because the option Twitter has provided, for years now, sucks. For how big Twitter is, it’s astonishing how bad their app is. Or rather, was. Today, Twitter for Android has finally been updated to feel more at home on the platform.
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When iOS was first released, there’s no denying it was a revolutionary product. Since then, in terms of features and flexibility, Android has eclipsed iOS three times over. Yet many Android apps still function at a lower capacity. Despite having a clear advantage in overall market share, iOS leads the pack in mind share. Companies ... Read More »
When Google announced they’d be shutting down Reader this July, Feedly really stepped up to the plate. Despite being around for years now, Feedly has just recently caught fire. Promising continued support and seamless migration after Reader is dead and gone, some 3 million new users have flocked to Feedly since Google reported the end ... Read More »
Available now in Google Play, Google+ for Android will see its first major update in a while to version 3.6. The update features a handful of usability tweaks, including enhanced community management, some small changes to your newsfeed, and changes to the way media and links are handled.
Fully detailed on the Google+ blog, the ... Read More »
I’ve always been a big fan of single-task apps. Apps that do one thing, but do it really well. Or in an innovative or beautiful way. SkyMotion is a good example of this. It’s a weather app, but it doesn’t give you a five day forecast, and there’s no radar, humidity readings, dew-point information or ... Read More »
Google has committed to the Holo design guidelines for all things Android, and is constantly working on tweaking and improving apps and services within those guidelines. One could argue that already, the next evolution of Holo is being established right before our very eyes. Post-Google Now Holo has a distinct look over the Holo introduced ... Read More »
When Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was first detailed, notification actions were one of the best new features. Depending on the app, certain actions could be performed right from the notification window, without ever having to open the app. Surprisingly, the stock Gmail was missing notification actions up until an update released today.
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I’ll never forget when ADW Launcher was first released. Discovering the power that a replacement launcher could have on Android was exciting. From themes and gestures, to action icons and in-depth widget customization, using a custom launcher like ADW felt like using a totally different OS at times. It seemed like every week, home screen ... Read More »