Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to look at what people are actually updating, and not focus on which apps have the most installs.
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When I got my first Android phone a little over three years ago, one of my favorite things was to browse the Android Market and watch the apps as they were being pushed live. Developers soon began to exploit the Just In section of the Android Market with fake updates to get their app to the top ... Read More »
It looks like the Near Field Communications revolution is finally getting underway. After over a year of NFC chips being available in several different models of Android devices, major third-party developers are finally starting to incorporate the technology into their apps. Scanning tags is fun and all, but using NFC to share information in popular apps ... Read More »
Still think check-in apps are lame and useless? Foursquare just announced their 4.0 release for iOS, which includes a new feature called Radar that can automatically alert you about nearby things you might be interested in.
Foursquare describes the new Radar feature on their blog: Now, if you follow a list, like ... Read More »
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that some of the most widely used Android applications are putting users’ personal data at risk, based on research conducted by computer security firm viaForensics.
According to the viaForensics report, Foursquare, Netflix, LinkedIn and Square all store various forms of personal information in plain text form on ... Read More »
Foursquare launched back in 2009 at Austin’s SXSW festival with the idea of “making cities easier to use” and the mobile company will stick with their yearly cadence by releasing Version 3.0 later tonight. The social check-in service now boasts nearly 7.5 million users and witnessed almost 500,000,000 check-ins during the last year.
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The beta version of TweetDeck has been available for two months now and after pulling in about 36,000 beta testers and releasing 11 updates they finally have seen fit to give the app 1.0 status and officially launch in the Market.
TweetDeck has fantastic visuals and in my use during the beta period ... Read More »
As we (and basically everyone else out there) have already reported, the TweetDeck for Android beta is now available for your downloading pleasure. This version (0.9.1) is slightly different than the 0.9 version that was leaked yesterday, so if you’ve already downloaded 0.9, you might want to uninstall and head over to Read More »
It was almost one year ago that we posted TweetDeck might develop an Android app and now the beta client is finally available. TweetDeck brings all your Twitter, Facebook, Buzz and Foursquare feeds into the same column and provides a slick UI that puts the key features at your fingertips. In order to ... Read More »
Back in May, we reviewed a check-in based application called SCVNGR that allows users to do quick, fun activities to interact with their social world. Though SCVNGR was deemed to be a fun new way to experience social media and check-in based services in particular, it seems the rubber hasn’t quite hit the road ... Read More »