Dolphin Partners With Evernote, Brings Two Plugins to Dolphin Browser

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Dolphin Browser is one of the better Android browsers out there and they look to add more functionality to an already function rich experience. They have announced a partnership with the folks at Evernote that adds two new plugins to their browser. Both Evernote and Skitch will be integrated and allow you to annotate web page screenshots and save them automatically to your account. Desktop web browsers already have this and it’s a good move to bring it to mobile browsers. This should certainly beef up their browser in regards to its competition with both Firefox and Opera browsers. If you haven’t already, hit the break below to get Dolphin and the two browser plugins.  » Read the rest

NBC Releases Its Own Android App, Full Episodes Coming Soon

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The National Broadcasting Company or NBC for short has recently launched its own Android app that allows personalization and customization for regular viewers. The app will feature a whole slew of features that include video galleries, reviews, previews, and trivia games among other features. It even offers local listing support in its schedule line up so you won’t miss that episode of The Office you’ve been dying to see.

The NBC app will offer more personalized experiences for subscribed users as they can tailor make their NBC feeds and TV episodes. If you haven’t subscribed there is a handy feature built in that will allow you to do so in the app. As of right now, you cannot watch full episodes but NBC promises that you will be able to soon.

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You Know that CyanogenMod Music App We Told You About? Well It’s Here

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About three weeks back we told you that the CyanogenMod team would be bringing more customizations and gesture support to the stock Ice Cream Sandwich music player. We didn’t have an exact time frame for a release but with that you can’t rush creativity. Well even with that said, Andrew Neal brought the customized, beefed up music player to us in a very timely fashion. He brought to us a slew of touch gestures as well as even more added functionality to the app. As he puts it:

“The app comes with a degree of customization that you won’t find in any other Music app, or possibly, in any app. You can shop the Android Market for the currently playing song at the push of a button, share what track you’re listening to with all your social outlets, set your favorite song as ring tones, delete unwanted tracks, and search your music from anywhere in the app. “

With gestures you will be able to do things like flip your phone over to quickly play and pause music. The shake action is customizable and both of these features can run in the background allowing you to use them no matter what you’re doing on your phone. These features will come in handy if you ever need to quickly shut off your music.

While I have yet to play with the app fully, it looks to take the stock player to a whole new level. It isn’t in the market yet as Mr. Neal is figuring out what to call it but you can hit the break below to download the app or view the source. You can also get the template for the app to which should spur a host of templates down the road and the app will also be featured in CM9. Let us know what you think! » Read the rest

The CyanogenMod Team Wants You to Weigh, Do You Want a CM App Store for Rooted Apps?

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I know what you’re thinking. Why the heck do we need yet another app store on our phones, what with Amazon, GetJar, and the Android Market and a slew of other apps that do this same thing. However, I think you’ll want to hear me out on this one because this proposes to be a different kind of app store. Here’s the back story.

Recently Koush, the man behind ClockworkMod Recovery and ROM Manager, came out with a tethering app that bypassed the need for a tethering plan and one that did so without the need for root access. While there are other apps that do the same thing, Koush is known for bringing us very good software. Well it wasn’t long before carriers banned the ability to access this app in the Android Market as they did with other tethering apps. It’s those moves done by carriers that spurred this article to begin with. So here’s the deal. » Read the rest

Samsung to Debut Airplay Rival, SwipeIt at CES

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Well it appears the Samsung is continuing to take the fight to Apple with their newly made SwipeIt application. This app looks to take on Apple’s Airplay as a way to easily share your mobile content on your TV. Set to debut at CES, it will operate just as simply as Airplay. With one touch of a button, whatever your watching on your mobile device will show up on your TV.

Samsung started pushing this app to their internet connected TVs a week ago and the application made its way to the Android Market in quite a subtle manner a few days later. Unlike Airplay, where you have to have all Apple products in order for it to work, the MOVL developed app will work on any Android device.

So if you are rocking a Samsung SmartTV and have an Android device, not just a Samsung Android device, hit the break below to get a copy of the SwipeIt application. You will have to let us know how well it works and keep your dial locked here for any and all Android related news at CES. Stay tuned!

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Microsoft to Bring Xbox Live App to Android (And iOS Too)

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If you are one of the Xbox toting folk who wanted to have the ability to play Xbox Live on your smart phone you were very much limited to having a phone with Windows Phone 7 on it. I say were because yesterday Microsoft announced that it’s gaming app will be coming to both Android and iOS devices. While it has been available for iOS, users are only able to chat with friends, update their avatars or manage their achievements. They had mentioned this move before but Business Insider received conformation yesterday. a developer told them: » Read the rest

Add Extra Quick Controls and Load Desktop Sites Without Root Thanks to Browser Plus

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One of the cool things about Ice Cream Sandwich is the fact that you can maximize your screen real estate while browsing the internet and still have functionality thanks to the quick controls. A quick check of the feature in the labs tab under settings and you are good to go. However if you are using it, what you see is what you get. You still have a browser that loads mobile sites with controls that cannot be customized. Don’t get me wrong I still think that the browser found in Android 4.0 is one heck of an upgrade versus any previous iteration but for me, not being able to customize the controls or load desktop versions of web sites goes against what Android is about. That is, being open, easily customizable, and amazingly quick.

Browser Plus looks to do just that while taking ICS’ browser to that next level, giving you both the ability to add extra settings in the quick controls and to render desktop web pages without having to root your device. You can change the browser User Agent String under settings in the advanced tab to do that. As far as I know this works on Android 4.0.1 and above with more devices running Ice Cream Sandwich slated to be compatible down the road; like the Nexus S. So for those of you wanting a little bit more customizability for your browsers can hit the break below to check out the market link or QR code, enjoy! » Read the rest

Official CES 2012 App Now Available in the Android Market

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With CES a week away, folks are gearing up to see what the world of technology has in store for us. People at CEA are hoping to make your planning and visit a lot smoother with the Core-Apps developed official CES 2012 application. It will come with map access, lists of vendors and exhibits that will be there, scheduling tools and so on. If you are wanting to stay in the know as to what is going on with CES then this is the app for you. You can hit the break below to get your copy of the app. For those of you that aren’t able to go don’t worry we have you covered as we will be there live in person. So keep it here for all of your Android CES news! » Read the rest

Custom Controls and Themes Added to CyanogenMod 9′s Music Player

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The other day we brought to you a preview of CM9′s brand new launcher, Trebuchet. Well today we bring you news regarding CyanogenMod’s take on the stock music player. While Ice Cream Sandwich‘s music player is no slouch, the Cyanogenmod team is slated to have a host of features on top of those already there. The folks over at The Verge, were able to wrangle out the details on the music player by one of CM9′s developers, Andrew Neal.

There is a whole slew of customizations and features that make the music player that much more awesome. There will be a custom shake action feature that you can set up to go to the next song or play/pause for example. They will work through out the OS and even while the screen is off. You will see custom  notification area controls with the ability to add or subtract controls to your heart’s content. There will be an ability to search the Android Market, set ringtones, and you will see swipe-gestures through out. It’s also planned for a full theme engine addition that will allow you to customize both the look and feel of the app.  » Read the rest

Siegecraft THD by Blowfish Studios Now Available, Optimized for Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 Devices

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If you are looking for a new siege warefare game to play that is as addictive to play as it is gorgeous then look no further. Blowfish Studios has released their game Siegecraft THD optimized for Tegra devices. Don’t worry folks, those of you that don’t have a Tegra device can get a non-optimized version of it as well. This game features console like graphics and the ability to launch cows at enemies. You don’t actually have your own castle or land to defend, but rather, you’re a mercenary for hire that has the best siege army at your disposal. Various kingdoms will hire you to take out their enemies using various siege weapons.

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