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[New App] Small Call Is A Floating Call Notification That Lets You Pick Up, Hang Up, Or Text Back

[New App] Small Call Is A Floating Call Notification That Lets You Pick Up, Hang Up, Or Text Back

The incoming call screen got a big overhaul in Android 4.0 last year, but it's still not perfect. An incoming call pulls you away from what you might be doing with your phone. Writing an email? Not anymore you're not. Reading a webpage? You can reload that after the phone call. Small Call notifies you of incoming calls in an unobtrusive way while still preserving functionality.

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When your phone rings, Small Call will pop up a floating bar at the bottom of your screen.

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Disrupt NYC 2012 Winner ÜberConference Comes To Android With Beautiful Interface, Functionality Intact

Disrupt NYC 2012 Winner ÜberConference Comes To Android With Beautiful Interface, Functionality Intact

ÜberConference, simply put, is a service that makes conference calls better. It adds not only a visual element to the call, but an extra dimension of functionality, allowing users to record, mute, have private conversations with, and even research call participants, all while keeping track of various in-call statistics. After taking a look at the service, it isn't hard to see why it won TechCrunch Disrupt NYC in 2012.

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Nuance Releases Dragon Mobile Assistant, Asks, 'What Google Voice Actions?'

Nuance Releases Dragon Mobile Assistant, Asks, 'What Google Voice Actions?'

For years Nuance's Dragon served as a leader in the world of voice dictation and commands. More recently, though, as Google and Apple move in on the speech control world, the company has a more pressing need than ever to distinguish itself. Enter Dragon Mobile Assistant. This app aims to "expands the natural language understanding and artificial intelligence" of Dragon Go! and "[add] the most popular personal assistant features."

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At this point, most of our readers are probably aware of how voice assistants work.

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[Review] iLuv MobiAir iMM377 Speaker Dock Is As Nice As It Is Universal, Which Is To Say 'Mostly'

[Review] iLuv MobiAir iMM377 Speaker Dock Is As Nice As It Is Universal, Which Is To Say 'Mostly'

I have a love-hate relationship with docks. On the one hand, they offer me a place to keep my devices, a home, designating where my fancy smart toy resides in an otherwise chaotic world. I may change which pocket, hand, spot on the coffee table or place in my heart that a phone belongs, but a dock is always a constant. When night comes, the dock is its resting place. On the other hand, paying $50 or more for a dock that I can only use with one phone is not something I'm a fan of.

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'Limit Your Call' Monitors Your Minutes, Automatically Ends Phone Calls When Running Low

'Limit Your Call' Monitors Your Minutes, Automatically Ends Phone Calls When Running Low

In this day and age, we don't talk about minutes all that often, because, let's face it, most of us don't really use our phones for voice all that much anymore. For those who do, however, there is a specific need to monitor minutes -- whether prepaid or post-paid -- to prevent service disruption or, in the case of the latter, any overage charges. To help people in this situation, Yudiz Solutions developed an app that does exactly that.

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Viber For Android Leaves Private Beta, Now Available For Everyone On The Market

Viber For Android Leaves Private Beta, Now Available For Everyone On The Market

Viber is a cross-platform VoIP app which currently runs on iOS and Android, allowing you to make free calls using your data plan so you don't have to use up your minutes each month. So far though, it's Android existence has been limited to a private beta to test the service and iron out bugs before releasing it to the masses.

If you've been waiting anxiously to begin using Viber on your Android phone, you can now download it from the Market for free starting today and begin using it to text and call your friends.

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Motorola XOOM Hack Brings Forth Desktop Browsing, Voice Calls, SMS, And More

Motorola XOOM Hack Brings Forth Desktop Browsing, Voice Calls, SMS, And More

WARNING: This fix is for rooted 3G XOOMs only. The Wi-Fi only version is not supported (yet).

Most XOOM owners will tell you that they love their tablet, but that it does have its annoyances - like the fact that the stock browser loads pages in their "mobile" view by default. What good is a 10 inch screen if you can't load the desktop version of a website? Of course, there is the about:debug fix, but that can be tedious, since you have to reapply it every single time you restart.

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T-Mobile's HSPA+ "Not Ready In All Areas"

T-Mobile's HSPA+ "Not Ready In All Areas"

Allen Kiehl over at AndroidSpin has recently posted a pretty unbelievable tale about his experience with network issues on his G2 and what T-Mobile recommends he do about them. The story starts out pretty commonplace: he was experience network issues such as dropped calls, not receiving calls or text messages at all, and a finicky data connection. All of these are symptoms of a bad device, right? Wrong.

What happened next blew both Allen and myself away.

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[Hands-On] Android Remote Notifier For Your Win/Linux/Mac Desktop: For When Your Phone Isn't Notify-y Enough

[Hands-On] Android Remote Notifier For Your Win/Linux/Mac Desktop: For When Your Phone Isn't Notify-y Enough

Most nights that I'm at home, my son is sound asleep in the next room. To avoid waking him up, I put my phone into silent mode faithfully every night at 9pm and, subsequently, miss a whole lot of calls and text messages. That's bad for two reasons:

  1. I miss what could potentially be important information or, as in most cases, good times.
  2. It makes me look like a jerk who never answers his phone and ignores his friends.
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