14
Oct
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Dropbox users, listen up. Today, the company released an off-Market beta version of the Android app that finally fixes a runaway always-on background service, adds Apps2SD support, and fixes a bunch of other bugs. As far as I can tell, the background service was introduced to allow uploading of files even if the app is closed, except a buggy implementation never shut the service down. In the new release, files are properly uploaded in the background, after which the service correctly shuts down.

07
Oct
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Yesterday morning, Lifehacker published an article titled "How to Break Down the Barrier Between Your Android and Computer," and it's well worth a look for any Android power user. The article is broken into three sections: Two-Way (Android <-> Desktop) and One-Way (Desktop -> Android) and (Android -> Desktop).

In the interest of not stealing their thunder, I'm not going to tell you what apps they suggest and why, but I will tell you what types of apps they cover:

  1. Two-way
  1. Files
  2. Small data/notes
  3. Reading material
  • One-way (Desktop -> Android)
    1. Remote control/screen viewing
    2. App sync/installation
    3. Web pages, maps, and text
    4. Files
    5. iTunes
  • One-way (Android -> Desktop)
    1. Phone activity (SMS/calls/etc)
    2. Web pages
    3. Files

    Be sure to hit up the source link to check out their app suggestions!

    24
    Sep
    2
    Last Updated: October 23rd, 2013

    The official app for Box.net made its entrance into the Android market today, giving you a powerful alternative to Dropbox. While the free service offered by Box.net only offers half as much storage capacity as Dropbox (1GB), the Business offering ($15/mo) gives you a litany of awesome features that Dropbox just can't touch.

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    Official press release follows:

    Palo Alto, Calif. – September 23, 2010 – Cloud content management provider Box.net today announced that its Android app is now available for free on the Android Marketplace.

    29
    Jul
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    Last Updated: July 24th, 2011

    This contest is now over. We have selected the winners - see if you are one of them towards the bottom of the page.

    ExtendedControls - Power Control On Steroids

    Do you like Android’s native Power Control widget? Are you unable to go through the day without using it more times than you can count? Do you wish it had a few more buttons (for things like Airplane Mode, or a flashlight) and that they could all fit in one row?

    13
    Jul
    htc aria

    Nobody was happy to learn that the HTC Aria would be locked down in the same way as its predecessor, the Backflip, and be unable to install non-Market apps. Fortunately, HTC has given Aria owners a sort of “fix” through an update in their desktop client.

    The newest version of HTC Sync for Aria (which you can download for Windows here) gives users the ability to load an APK onto their phone, which means they now have access to a host of new apps that are not available on the Market.

    18
    May
    Official Amazon Kindle Application Coming "Soon" To Android, Has Us Excited

    May 18th is starting with some great news for book lovers. Amazon has just announced that it would be releasing the official Kindle application for Android, available "soon".

    The Kindle app is already available on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, and BlackBerry, so Android is quite late to the party. Better late than never though - there is no WinMo app anywhere in sight.

    Official Amazon Kindle Application Coming "Soon" To Android, Has Us Excited

    Main Features

    The Android application is, surprisingly, not going to be shy on features.

    17
    Apr
    Sprint HTC Hero Android 2.1
    Last Updated: April 21st, 2010

    Introduction

    Us, Hero owners, have been waiting for an OS upgrade for a loooooong time, since the phone got released last October with Android 1.5.

    At first, we were hoping for 1.6, then 2.0, and finally 2.1 was promised ("Totally for real this time, yo" - said Sprint and HTC but we saw nothing).

    Other phones kept getting 2.1 upgrades but our favorite Hero saw only promises after promises with release dates pushed further and further back.

    08
    Apr
    Apple iPhone 4.0 multitouch

    Apple has just announced that iPhone OS 4 will support multitasking, allowing users to dive in and out of apps and keep some parts of an app running in the background while doing other things.

    This is all done through a pop-up dock like interface that can be accessed by double pressing the home button. This will bring up all the apps that are currently running in the background.

    Steve Jobs said they’ve figured out how to implement multitasking without it being detrimental to battery life or the performance of the phone.

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