Featured Android App Review: DigiCal+ Calendar & Widgets [Productivity]

Replacement calendar apps are getting quite popular so I thought I would let you know about DigiCal Calendar & Widgets. It was created by Digibites and is one of the most attractive looking calendar apps available on Android. I personally never had a problem with the stock Android app because it’s simple and it features the Holo design, but DigiCal takes it to the next level with some really nice enhancements.

For starters, you get similar calendar views like day, week (2 views), month, and agenda, but with DigiCal you get more information. For example, in day view, the top will show the layout for the month so you can quickly see what dates fall on which days. Also, when you tap on an event, you get a popup giving you the details instead of going to a new page right away. If you do want to further edit, you can tap the arrow icon and it will open in a new screen just like the stock app. It also has the same pinch to zoom capability that the stock Android app has, and you can still swipe right or left to change days.


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Sony Xperia Tablet Z announced for NTT DoCoMo

The rumors that the Sony Xperia Tablet Z would get announced by NTT DoCoMo came true today. The tab was already announced by Sony so no major surprises on the specs: a 10.1-inch 1080p (1920 x 1200) display, a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD, an 8.1MP Exmor R camera, 6,000mAh battery, NFC, LTE, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Just like the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, it will be waterproof and dustproof. It’s only 6.9mm thick and weighs in at 495 grams, which makes it the world’s thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet. It will be available in Japan in mid March, but no word on pricing. The big question is if Sony will actually sell any of them?

sources: NTT DoCoMo, Sony Mobile

LG Optimus G Pro officially announced for Japan

NTT DoCoMo announced a bunch of phones and tablets for their spring lineup and the LG Optimus G Pro was one of them. We already knew most of the goods on it, but the specs are now official: 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, 3,000mAh battery, and LTE. It will be available in April. No official word from LG so we have no idea when or if it will be available in other parts of the world.

source: NTT DoCoMo
via: engadget

 

Samsung Galaxy S IV could be unveiled in March at U.S. Unpacked Event and released in April

The Galaxy S IV rumor mill is only just beginning folks. Barring a complete disaster, it’s safe to say it will be unveiled and released sometime between April and June. Last year the Galaxy S III was unveiled in the beginning of May, but this year Samsung might want to get a faster jump ahead of whatever Apple has planned for the fall. The upcoming Galaxy S IV is codenamed “Altius” and reports show that it will be ready to be released in April. If you’re looking for something more precise, the rumor is week 16 or the week of April 15.


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Information regarding Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (Santos) and a new high end (Roma) tablet leak

We already know about the Galaxy Note 8.0, but in the not so surprising news of the week, it looks like Samsung is prepping Galaxy Tab 3 tablets as well as a high end tab for the first half of this year. The Galaxy Tab series has been their bread and butter, and this year won’t be any different. Going under the codename “Santos” we are hearing that the Tab 3 will again come in two sizes. We can expect the same standard 10.1-inch variant and something around 7-inches. It could end up being upgraded to 7.7-inches, but nothing is final. The only spec detail that was revealed is that they will each sport a 5MP rear camera. We also have the model numbers: GT-P3200, GT-P3210, GT-P5200 and GT-P5210. If you’re doing the math, you noticed there are 4 models and that’s because we can expect to see WiFi-only and 3G (or 4G) versions.

Next up is the is the flagship tablet, which will be the GT-P8200. It’s currently going under the codename “Roma” and will also sport a 5MP camera and come in two storage options, 16GB and 32GB. Unfortunately nothing else was given. Hopefully we will see the new Exynos 5 Octa in this bad boy and I would expect to see a display similar to the Nexus 10. Who knows, maybe it will sport the new Youm flexible display.

Last but not least, we already told you most of the specs of the Galaxy Note 8.0, but the processor is now confirmed to be a 1.6GHz quad-core.

source: sammobile

 

More pictures of the HTC M7 with Sense 5.0 surface

As far as pre-announcement rumors, I think it’s safe to say that last year’s One X didn’t get quite the attention that this year’s “M7″ is getting. For whatever reason, it seems as though leaks for the upcoming HTC “M7″ are coming in on a daily basis. Could it be that HTC is trying to create a little hype? Yesterday we saw a render that was as close to the real thing as possible, but today we have real pictures of what looks like the final phone. It really doesn’t look much different than the render we saw yesterday, but since it’s a real phone in hand, it adds credibility. There’s also a bonus in that we have more images of Sense 5.0.


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Rumor: Motorola X phone could debut at Google I/O with Key Lime Pie in tow

Here’s a rumor to get your Friday Happy Hour going. We have already heard about the Motorola X phone and some think it’s a Nexus device, while other reports say that it won’t be. The latest rumor coming out of the Droid Forums is that won’t be a Nexus device, but it will be the first device to feature Key Lime Pie. Furthermore, it will be announced at Google I/O. Now Google generally doesn’t announce non Nexus devices at Google I/O events, but lets not forget that they own Motorola so this isn’t so far-fetched. I have heard from my sources that it won’t be a Nexus device, but it will be a stock Android device so this information does line up.


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Featured Android Game Review: Galactic [Arcade & Action]

Do you like Space games? How about puzzle games? Combine the two of them together and you get Galactic from Androidnova Mobile. Galactic is actually two completely different games, or modes as they call it. The skill mode is my favorite and is more puzzle like. The sandbox mode is more about exploring. They both feature some pretty cool space physics that require quick thinking and reflexes.


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Featured Android Game Review: Around the Rock Disc Golf Challenge [Sports]

I have to be honest with you, I never heard of disc golf before. I certainly have tried to play regular golf (with the little white ball) and never was all that great at it. I am not sure I would be much better at disc golf, but I can at least have some fun with it on my phone or tablet. In case you’ve been living under a rock (no pun intended) like me, disc golf it essentially golf, but players throw a disc rather than hit a ball with a club. Courses are similar to regular golf in that there are either 9 or 18 holes, but the “hole” isn’t a hole. it’s a basket. You want to get your disc in the basket with the least amount of throws.


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Featured Android App Review: FxGuru – Movie FX Director [Entertainment]

Want to be a movie director utilizing big time special effects that you can only find in big budget movies? Then you need to check out FxGuru: Movie FX Director from Picadelic. I guarantee you that if you download this app you will be the life of the party or you next friendly gathering.

You can film your house with UFOs flying above it or maybe your friend’s house with a satellite crashing on their front lawn. You would think this would be complicated, but you can have a video ready for sharing in less than a minute. All you have to do is make sure there is a decent amount of light, pick your effect, and film the location. The app guides you during the filming process so that you know where the effects will take place. You’re only going to shoot for about 15 seconds, so it doesn’t take long to make a pretty polished video.


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