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Skype For Android Updated To v2.1 With Official Video Support For 17 More Devices (Including EVO 3D/4G, Thunderbolt, SGS1/2), And Unofficial Support For Any 2.2+ Device

Skype For Android Updated To v2.1 With Official Video Support For 17 More Devices (Including EVO 3D/4G, Thunderbolt, SGS1/2), And Unofficial Support For Any 2.2+ Device

Skysoft... errr, I mean Skype updated its previously measly Android device support from 5 devices to more than 20 today with the introduction of version 2.1 of its Android app. There are no new features outside of expanded device support, which was badly needed in order for the app to climb out of the sea of 1-star reviews (although stability and quality improvements would have made today's release even sweeter).

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[Part 2 - The Last 29 Apps] 49 Best (And 5 WTF) New Android Apps, Widgets, And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (7/19/11 - 8/2/11)

[Part 2 - The Last 29 Apps] 49 Best (And 5 WTF) New Android Apps, Widgets, And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (7/19/11 - 8/2/11)

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This is the 2nd part of the app roundup (part 1 with the first 25 apps can be found here). The game roundup from this week can be found here and the tablet app roundup here.

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'Pocket Legends' Creator Drops Open Beta Of 'Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles' In the Android Market

'Pocket Legends' Creator Drops Open Beta Of 'Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles' In the Android Market

Pocket Legends developer Spacetime Studios has lifted the VCAST-exclusive barrier on its latest game, Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles, and dropped the full version in the Android Market as an open beta for all to enjoy.

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Star Legends is a Sci-Fi MMO that takes place in the depths of space, where you're immersed in a world of space ships, asteroid fields, and all other sorts of galactic habitats. You can choose from three different types of characters, all endowed with their own specific abilities: Commando, the rough-and-tough warrior type; Operative, a fast gun-slinging destroyer-of-all; or Engineer, a support-based character, ready to buff and heal the team.

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Rackspace Releases Official Android App, Lets You Remotely Access Your Cloud Servers

Rackspace Releases Official Android App, Lets You Remotely Access Your Cloud Servers

Anyone who uses Rackspace for their hosting needs will be glad to know that the company finally released an official Android app into the Market. It allows you to remotely access and admin your servers, offering support for the US, UK and custom API endpoints, as well as support for multiple accounts.

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The app also brings a lot of other useful features to the palm of your hand:

  • List all Cloud Servers in your account
  • Create new Cloud Servers (including from any existing backups)
  • Delete Cloud Servers
  • Resize Cloud Servers
  • Perform Hard and Soft Reboots
  • Manage backup schedules
  • Ping Cloud Servers
  • Rename Cloud Servers
  • Rebuild Cloud Servers
  • Change a Cloud Server's root password
  • View and Create Cloud Files Containers
  • Upload text files to Cloud Files
  • Download and Preview Cloud Files
  • Passcode Lock
  • Detailed Error Handling: if you get an error from the API, you can see exactly what happened with an equivalent curl command to reproduce it in a shell
  • Links to contact Rackspace Fanatical Support via phone or Twitter

The app is free in the Android Market - hit the widget below to grab it.

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Google+ For Android Updated - Now With Notifications That Are Less Horrible

Google+ For Android Updated - Now With Notifications That Are Less Horrible

Update: Now with video from the head project manager of Google+

Google+ for Android has been updated to version 1.0.5 with a pile of usability fixes that you're going to love. Rather than list them ourselves, take a look at the changelog below:

What's in this version:

  1. Improved notifications reliability
  2. "_add to circle" notifications shown in bulk
  3. Share stream posts to individual people
  4. Clicking a +mention takes you to the person’s profile
  5. +mentions now autofill from your Circles
  6. Stream no longer resets to top when screen is rotated
  7. Nearby accuracy (note: we assume this means accuracy is improved)
  8. Start a 1:1 huddle from a person’s profile or a group huddle from a circle profile
  9. Hide 1:1 huddles
  10. Clickable links in huddles
  11. Improved autocomplete when adding a person to a huddle

These are all much-needed changes - many that we've heard users complain about.

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[Review] LEGO Creationary Lacks The Imagination The Toy Is Famous For

[Review] LEGO Creationary Lacks The Imagination The Toy Is Famous For

Ah, LEGO... one of my personal favorite toys from my childhood. LEGO is arguably one of the best toys for children because it enables them to create and truly use their imaginations; instead of dictating what world the mind can play in, it encourages us to create our own.

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So naturally when I found out that LEGO was releasing a game based on their build-a-board-game Creationary, I was a little excited.

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[Part 1 - The First 25 Apps] 49 Best (And 5 WTF) New Android Apps, Widgets, And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (7/19/11 - 8/2/11)

[Part 1 - The First 25 Apps] 49 Best (And 5 WTF) New Android Apps, Widgets, And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (7/19/11 - 8/2/11)

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This edition focuses only on new apps. The game roundup from this week can be found here and the tablet app roundup here.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the AppBrain widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.
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DeskSMS Is Now A Full-Featured SMS Forwarding App, With Direct Web Access And Chrome/Firefox Extensions

DeskSMS Is Now A Full-Featured SMS Forwarding App, With Direct Web Access And Chrome/Firefox Extensions

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about DeskSMS (then called DesktopSMS), the new app from the creator of ClockworkMod Recovery that forwards your SMS messages to GMail or GTalk and allows you reply from anywhere. The app has been under heavy construction since then, and a boatload of new features have been added, including direct web access, as well as Chrome and Firefox extensions.

Setup is quite easy, too.

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[App Review] PC Monitor Allows You To Keep An Eye On Everything (And I Mean Everything) That's Happening On Your Windows Or Linux Computer

[App Review] PC Monitor Allows You To Keep An Eye On Everything (And I Mean Everything) That's Happening On Your Windows Or Linux Computer

If you've ever wanted to keep an eye on your computer from your smartphone whilst you're out and about, then you'll know how limited your options are. You could use a remote monitoring tool such as LogMeIn Ignition to physically control the machine, but it doesn't offer a quick overview of resources on your phone and the application costs a cent shy of $30, which isn't exactly a price that encourages impulse buying.

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36 Best New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (7/18/11 - 8/1/11)

36 Best New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (7/18/11 - 8/1/11)

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This edition focuses only on new games. The app roundup is coming up soon, and you can find the tablet app roundup here.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the AppBrain widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.
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