mSpot for Android available – Radio Spotter beta music in the cloud

mSpot has updated their Android app to version 1.4.18.92158, which brings the new ‘Radio Spotter’ beta music functionailty, allowing you to match songs in your device to similar music, something like Pandora or last.fm does. This is a little more tuned to your Android device through the mSpot App, which is free by the way. You get 5GB of online storage for Free, and are welcome to upgrade to 40GB for $3.99 per month for larger collections.

The mSpot app will provide you internet radio stations, streaming capabilities for all your devices including android, web-based TV, computers and tablets. You can choose to stream music, save it to storage, or even cache music in case you’re on the go where you may not have network connectivity. Lyrics databases are available to make sure you sing along correctly, equalizer and lock screen widget as well, making this a pretty sweet offering for a free cloud streaming app.

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Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Air Control

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Welcome to Air Control, today’s free app in the Amazon App Store. In this very addictive, yet simple game, you work as an Air Traffic Controller, and your mission is to guide aircrafts including  jets, helicopters, and zeppelins to a safe landing. At first the game starts off fairly easy, one maybe two planes at a time. Then, as you set the course of the previous aircraft, another comes into view and you have to create a path for this new planes in a way that it will not collide with the other planes that are on approach to the landing strip. Concentrate on the path of each! You will direct every aircraft to the landing strip, as the sky gets crowded quickly.

This is a puzzle based game, that will test your skills at multi-tasking, and remaining calm and collected under pressure. There are four different environments:

  • Green Field – Your basic modern day airport
  • Desert River – And airfield as is says, in a desert near a river, so a  more remote location
  • Blue Ocean – Here you will direct planes to land on a military aircraft carrier
  • Wings of History – Guide the planes of old such as zeppelins and prop planes to safety

New in the Android Market: Be the king of the 10 pin with Lets Bowl

If you like bowling then you might want to check out Let’s Bowl. I like bowling games because I do not have a lot of time for games. You can complete 10 frames in 5 minutes tops.

The developer, SideBump Studios, says, “Finely tuned physics mean this simulation is easy to play but impossible to master, just like the real thing! Endless entertainment and challenge right at your fingertips.”

The game controls in itself are very easy. Just move the ball right or left for the release point and flick it. The graphics and action are very good, but I will say some of my first shot leaves were a little unrealistic as opposed to real life bowling, but it won’t stop me from playing it more. I think the difficulty is just right. It is not easy to master quickly, but it is not ridiculously hard either. I bowled a 122 in my first game and 176 in my second.

Exclude unwanted images from your Gallery with Gallery Excluder

XDA user, knox420, has created a nifty app called Gallery Excluder. I think everyone has the problem with their gallery in that unwanted images show up from other apps that are installed. Gallery Excluder allows you to check off any folders that you do not want to show up in your gallery. It is a very simple interface. Once you check the folders, hit the menu and “update media gallery.”

I will say that I would rather see the choices to be for selecting what to include in the gallery rather than what to exclude. Another complaint is that there isn’t a way to select subdirectories.

The developer plans on releasing it in the market soon. For now you can help him by hitting the source link to download the apk and letting him know about any bugs or ideas you may have.

[via xda developers]

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: 4 Player Reactor

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We all love free apps. Especially the free apps that normally aren’t free. And that’s what we have here again today. Amazon App Stores Friday the 6th free app of the day.

4 Player Reactor is a multi-player game, where you challenge up to 4 of your friends to various quick puzzle games. Or if you’d rather just challenge yourself, you can do that as well. The game is fairly educational, works on your motor skills, and reaction times. I will point out, I only played this game as a single player mind you, for a short while after downloading. I will say that even though I have one of the larger Android phones on the market, my Evo, I believe it still would seem a bit crowded having 4 players on this device. But the button for each player is fairly large, so it can still be fun and competitive playing head-to-head! Very curious to hear from our readers if they get a chance to play it in multi-player mode on a tablet. I would think the competition either way would get intense!

Hit the jump for detailed information and a YouTube video of the game.

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Hungry Shark – Part 1

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Ok, lets get right to it. Todays free app in the Amazon App Store is Hungry Shark – Part 1. In this game full of bloodiness you are a shark (apparently dropped from a helicopter?) looking to devour everything in your path. You will have plenty of fun, going after all kinds of sea life to keep that belly full and your health and points up. Just avoid the jelly fish, which is just plain old common sense.

Pure News Widget provides scrolling RSS feeds


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Pure News version 1.0.2 is available on the Android Market for a mere $1.50, and it’s worth every penny if you love being able to have your news delivered to a widget rather than using one of many RSS reader apps currently available. The big difference here is the ability to scroll through your feed right within the widget.

The only downside for many though is the fact that it requires you to have a launcher app installed which supports scrollable widgets. A few that it supports are ADW Launcher, Launcher Pro, LiveHome, and Go Launcher Ex. I say downside because many people don’t bother with custom launchers and just run stock ROMs. No big deal though, if you have an Android Honeycomb device, like the Xoom, it’s supported out of the box there.

Here’s a list of other features:

  • Connected to Google reader to retrieve your prefered news
  • Scrollable widget with most alternative launchers like ADW, Zeam Launcher, Go Launcher or LauncherPro
  • Show news thumbnails
  • Multiples skins and widgets sizes to make a fancy widget
  • Lot of options to customize rendering
  • Can use Google Mobilizer to reduce used bandwidth when reading full article
  • full Android 3.0 / HoneyComb / Xoom support !!! with scrolling !
  • Can mark as read in Google reader
  • Optional local cache of articles

Flying Solo at the Bar? The Wingman App Has Your Back, Bro.

Android Dev PeacedOut has brought us a great, very fun app called Wingman. As the name suggests, its goal is to give you a buddy for when you’re out at the bar flying solo.  It has various functions, ranging from amusing to quite useful.  Toss in a great price on the app, and this makes it a great companion those nights out when your bros had to bail.

Picasa Tool Pro, Uploader for Picasa Web

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Picasa Tool Pro is an application I came across in the Android Market. I just recently needed this app. I never was a huge Picasa user, I love the Google product, just didn’t need it much. I would occasionally add photos here and there via my laptop, but that was it. Well, not to delve to deep into my personal life, my wife and I had a baby girl a week ago this past Sunday, so I’m sure you can understand as an excited father I’d want to share with family and friends this beautiful event.

So I installed Picasa Tool Pro. This application brings much to the table as an uploader for Picasa. Initially I noticed that when you first start to upload photos, it automatically creates a folder called ‘Dropbox’ (another one of my favorite apps). I wanted a dedicated folder for the ton of photos I would be uploading. So, easy enough I was able to go to ‘My Picasa Web Albums’ and hit the menu button > ‘create album’, name the album and even choose whether I wanted it private or public.

Be a part of March Madness on the go with NCAA March Madness Fanzone

As you all know, it’s the month of March which means one thing to college basketball fans: March Madness! So far in the Elite 8, Arizona and Florida have been knocked off by UConn and Butler, giving those teams a berth in the Final Four. VCU and Kansas are playing now, and Kentucky and North Carolina play later today.

For those of you Android users on the go, what better way to follow March Madness than with an app? Brought to you by AT&T, NCAA March Madness Fanzone lets you do just that. But don’t think this app is just a scoretracker; we’ll delve into the details after the break!

Outbreak! Zombies, be prepared for the Apocalypse

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I believe, whether everyone admits it or not, all are fans of the zombie genre. Be it on the small screen, big screen, or books, video games, etc… If you go to the Android market you’ll find a good few pages of zombie apps, from live wallpapers, photo apps, games, even survival guides, which I dare to say are my favorite. The information you can find is amazing, and definitely helpful in the event you find yourself in the company of those flesh eating, disease spreading SOB’s.

XDA member theblackknight has created this application to help keep yourself checked for infection, and also informed of any nearby zombie threats using GLAST, or GeoLocation Apocalypse Survival Tool. Hit the break to see MY screenshots. Prepare yourself!!

Entrepreneur Mobile comes to Android – available now

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If you’re a new Entrepreneur, or considering starting your own business, you may want to check a few ‘how-to’s’ on making sure you get it right the first time. Entrepreneur Magazine offers just that, and has released an Android app that can assist you with their extensive library of tips and best practices in launching your own startup.

Some of Entrepreneur Mobile’s best features and highlights are as follows;

  • Endless stream of inspiration with answers, advice, insights, and the latest news and headlines from Entrepreneur.com.
  • Automatic updates to give you access to the latest content.
  • Customizable display to get the information that matters to you most.
  • Ability to save all of the content you want for later use.
  • Easy sharing via email or through social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

So if you’re looking for a place to find answers, insight, guides and the latest headlines in the Entrepreneurial  business, you may want to head over to the Android Market and install this on your Android powered device.

Android Market Link

[via Entrepreneur Magazine]

Xfinity TV app from Comcast hits the Android Market

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Comcast has released another Android app called Xfinity TV, which has a few advantages over the last offering called

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The app has some restrictions/requirements, such as it doesn’t work for Gingerbread builds yet, only Android 2.1 – 2.2. Also, it may not work properly on tablet devices since it hasn’t been tested or optimized for tablet use.

Hit the link below to grab and install it on your Android device.

Android Market Link

[via Android Market]

Twidroyd suspended by Twitter, citing policy violations

For those of you who might be having issues accessing your Twitter account via the Android app ‘Twidroyd’, here’s why:

Regardless of how you access Twitter, we are dedicated to making Twitter better, faster and more reliable for you. As part of this effort, we ask applications that work with Twitter to abide by a simple set of rules that we believe are in the interests of our users, and the health and vitality of the Twitter platform as a whole. We often take actions to enforce these rules.

We have suspended UberTwitter and twidroyd for violating our policies.

Every day, we suspend hundreds of applications that are in violation of our policies. Generally, these apps are used by a small number of users. We are taking the unusual step of sharing this with you because today’s suspension may affect a larger number of users.

We are committed to helping you continue to use Twitter during the disruption of these applications. You can download Twitter for Blackberry, Twitter for Android and other official Twitter apps here. You can also try our mobile web site or apps from other third-party developers.

Luckily, there are dozens of other Twitter apps that you can use on your Android device. My personal recommendation is Seesmic for Android. If you want to know what Seesmic is all about, click here for a review I wrote about the app.

[via Twitter]