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[Hunt For The Best Dialer, Part 5] DW Contacts & Phone & Dialer: A Little Cluttered, But A Powerful Option Nonetheless

[Hunt For The Best Dialer, Part 5] DW Contacts & Phone & Dialer: A Little Cluttered, But A Powerful Option Nonetheless

From developer DWP, DW Contacts & Phone & Dialer (hereafter referred to as DW Contacts) makes our fifth entry in the hunt for the best dialer, combining a slew of features into one versatile (if a little clumsy) interface.

At A Glance

The first thing I notice about most apps is their visual design. DW Contacts was no different in this regard, but that isn't necessarily a good thing. DW doesn't offer anything really new in the design department, except for the ability to change the colors, transparency, and font size of pretty much any element of the app.

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Google Docs App Updated With Full Support For Honeycomb Tablets

Google Docs App Updated With Full Support For Honeycomb Tablets

When the official Google Docs app was released a few months ago, we were all pretty excited about it. Since then, I've been using it on my phone and tablet, but have longed for an update that improved the interface on Honeycomb. That day has finally come.

Google just announced via the Google Docs Blog that an update is now available for the app, bringing an entirely new design for Honeycomb tablets.

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[Video] Pre-Release Preview: ShadowGun Isn't Just A 3rd Person Shooter, It's A Technical Marvel

[Video] Pre-Release Preview: ShadowGun Isn't Just A 3rd Person Shooter, It's A Technical Marvel

When we first saw ShadowGun back in May, we were immediately struck by what was at the time a platform demonstration for NVIDIA's Kal-El quad mobile processor. Character textures were the best we'd seen on any Android game, and the environments looked rich and well-crafted.

Now the developer, MadFinger games, has given us (and a number of other sites - no one has the full version yet, and I mean no one) a pre-release version of the game to try out - optimized for Tegra 2 processors (a Kal-El optimized version will be released later).

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Adobe Releases Flash Player 11 And Adobe AIR 3, Leaves Out Hardware-Acceleration On Android

Adobe Releases Flash Player 11 And Adobe AIR 3, Leaves Out Hardware-Acceleration On Android

As promised late last month, Adobe has released updated versions of their Flash Player and AIR products to the Android Market. In our earlier article we outlined some of the new features that the updates would bring including, Stage 3D, an architecture that enables hardware-accelerated rendering at 1000x the speed of Flash Player 10, theatre-quality HD video, native 64-bit optimizations, and HD video conferencing. Unfortunately, the latest blog post from Adobe indicates that 2D and 3D graphics rendering through Stage 3D will only be available on Windows, Mac OS X and connected TVs.

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Popular Physics Game World Of Goo Coming To Android, Dubbed 'GooDroid'

Popular Physics Game World Of Goo Coming To Android, Dubbed 'GooDroid'

, by indie developer 2D Boy, is a highly addictive physics-based puzzle/construction game that has won several design and gaming awards since its release. The basic objective of the game is to get a requisite number of goo balls to a pipe, which represents the exit. The goo balls can be used to make bridges, towers, and other structures to overcome gravity and terrain. Currently, the game is available on a number of platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, and Wii; and earlier today 2D Boy announced that the game would finally be coming to Android tablets and smartphones "soon."

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Great Little War Game Brings Turn-Based Strategy To Your Android Device In A Comical, Dynamic Package

Great Little War Game Brings Turn-Based Strategy To Your Android Device In A Comical, Dynamic Package

Rubicon Development has just released Great Little War Game, a turn-based strategy game, promising intuitive gameplay and a unique visual twist.

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GLWG has a ton of different environments, multiplayer capability, and openFeint achievements, making it a dynamic game with certain replay value.

Adding to the elements you may expect in a turn-based strategy game, Great Little War Game is styled in an almost cartoonish, comical way while still offering big guns and explosions.

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Trailer For Age Of Defenders Released - Tower Defense Meets Strategy Meets Awesome

Trailer For Age Of Defenders Released - Tower Defense Meets Strategy Meets Awesome

The creators of Age of Defenders, a game coming soon to Android and iOS (and already available for PC and Mac), released the game's first trailer today, giving viewers a taste of what's in store for its release.

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The game combines the familiar tower defense genre with offensive strategy, and even allows for online play. Better still, the game's desktop version can run directly from your computer's browser.

The graphics are clean, sharp, and realistic, and there are plenty of environments to play through.

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Microsoft Jumps Onto The Android Bandwagon, Releases Hotmail App

Microsoft Jumps Onto The Android Bandwagon, Releases Hotmail App

Anyone out there still use Hotmail? No? Okay, never mind.

I kid, I kid. I know there are plenty of people who still use Hotmail, and if you fall into that category, you'll be glad to know that an official Android app just landed in the Market.

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The Hotmail app brings key features from your Microsoft mail experience to your mobile device, including:

  • Push mail
  • Calendar and contact sync
  • Folder and sub-folder support
  • Send/receive attachments
  • Multiple account support

So, all you Hotmail lovers, head over the Android Market to grab your piece of hot-and-fresh mail-on-the-go-pie.

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Adobe Announces Touch Apps, A Suite Of Tablet Apps For Sophisticated Design And Editing On The Go

Adobe Announces Touch Apps, A Suite Of Tablet Apps For Sophisticated Design And Editing On The Go

Adobe, the masterminds behind the ubiquitous Creative Suite of products, has just announced Adobe Touch Apps, a set of apps aimed at Honeycomb tablets, allowing users to perform sophisticated design, editing, and generally creative tasks from just about anywhere.

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Perhaps the most exciting member of Adobe's new group of apps is Photoshop Touch, which is pretty much Photoshop on a tablet. The app allows for layer control, blending modes, curves adjustments, and almost everything you've come to expect from its desktop counterpart.

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Nintendo 64 Emulator 'N64oid' Updated To Support Multiple Bluetooth Controllers Simultaneously, Awakens The 1996 In All Of Us

Nintendo 64 Emulator 'N64oid' Updated To Support Multiple Bluetooth Controllers Simultaneously, Awakens The 1996 In All Of Us

Ever dream of going back in time, kickin' it with your homeboys in an old school style sleepover, and rocking the Nintendo 64 until the wee hours of the morning? That dream can now become a reality (well, aside form the actual time travel part) thanks to the updated Nintendo 64 emulator N64oid.

You may remember a few months ago when  N64oid and a slew of other emulators were pulled from the Android Market for a violation of policies, but that didn't stop developer Yongzh from keeping up work on the project.

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