Get into the season with this new and fantastic Live Wallpaper from developer Kittehface Software. Kick the winter off fresh right from your smartphone’s home screen. Snowfall Live Wallpaper offers you the scenery of a gentle and light snowfall onto some swaying pine trees. The application supports any size screen and also works well in landscape mode. There are quite a few settings for you to keep busy with such as tons of color options, Christmas tree lighting, “time of day tracking” and various camera speeds. In addition, Santa sightings can easily be arranged for an added bonus. The app will run you 99 cents and can be downloaded from the Android Market. We’ve also added a QR code for anyone wanting it. Check out the extra screen shots below and don’t forget to hit the video to see the app in action. Feel free to drop a line in the comments as well. That being said, Merry Christmas ya’ll.
Here is another great live wallpaper for you that is subtle yet attractive. Mood ICS live wallpaper is a hybrid of both the ICS phase beam LW and the HTC Sense LW. Once installed, it transforms your home screen into continuous movement of glowing light orbs and you can change the wallpaper’s color within the app’s settings.
The app is available for free and includes 2 colors, or you can spend $1.19 for the pro version that includes 8. I guess if you are not a fan of blue or pinkish-purple, then you may want to spend the $1.19 for the pro version so you will have the option to chose almost any color. Also within the pro version is the ability to tweak the appearance to your liking, with features such as:
– Beautiful abstract mood colors
– Setting widget
– Custom Particle color
– Custom foreground color
– Custom background color
– 8 mood themes
– Particle settings
– Use 3D hardware to render images, save battery
– Support most resolutions including Android 3.0 tablet
The graphics are rendered with 3D hardware so this LW should be fairly easy on your battery, since I installed it on my device I have yet to notice any increased drain. The developer hasn’t done much testing on many devices so some may not be compatible. I suggest you give the free version a spin first and if it works properly then go for the paid.
I am usually one to switch up his wallpaper quite frequently but I have been rockin’ Mood ICS since I downloaded it, it’s a keeper. To see a few more screenshots and for download links jump past the break.
Here we go with yet another Talk Android giveaway! Now is your chance to win 1 of 5 pairs of the awesome touchscreen friendly Glider Gloves! They are available in three different colors and two different thicknesses. If you win, you will get to pick a combo of your choice! All you have to do is head over to our forum thread and follow the rules.
You have until Saturday, December 10, at 11:59pm EST. We will pick 5 random winners and announce them on Sunday, December 11. If you win, you will receive an email in the one associated with your forum username.
Click here to enter
Be sure to check out our full hands on video and review. If you are in a hurry and want to get a pair NOW, you can use a couple of promo codes to receive a nice discount at GliderGloves.com. Tell them Talk Android sent ya!
talkandroid – gets you $3 off per PAIR until December 13th
talkandroid3$ – Gets you $3 off your COMPLETE ORDER until January 4th
Congratulations to our winners:
You will receive an email with the code that you can use to order your gloves. This email get sent tomorrow and it will go to the account that is associated with this username.
Thanks for playing.
It’s time for another Talk Android giveaway. Recently the Dark Knight Andy t-shirt was released to the masses and they have given us 5 shirts to give way to our readers. All you have to do is head over to our forum thread and leave a comment on how badly you want to win. You will have until Friday, December 9 at 11:59pm EST. We will pick five random winners and announce them on Saturday, December 10.
Click here to enter
If you would like order one, please visit darknightandy.com
Congratulations to our 5 winners
Thanks for playing everyone!!
We just announced our winners for the SyncMate contest we ran last week. If you didn’t win, don’t feel bad because SyncMate is offering our readers a 30% discount. All you have to do is enter promo code SM-TA-30 during checkout. That’s a savings of $12.00 off the normal $39.95 price. You can hit the source link to get your order in.
This is about as close as you’re going to get to time warping through space via a time tunnel. 3D Hyperspace Live Wallpaper offers you a stunning Live Wallpaper that gives you the affect of traversing across space via a time tunnel right on your smartphone. The app can work from your SD card and offers a ton of cool features like stellar effects, OpenGL optimization, galaxy explosion effects and plenty of “fully customized setting options”. Head on over to the Android Market and give this Live Wallpaper a try and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Market download link, QR code and screen shots available after the break.
If you are into Augmented Reality apps, you need to checkout NBA: King of the Court. You basically search for virtual courts in your neighborhood through the augmented reality browser camera. If you are familiar with Foursquare’s Mayor rating, you will like this because you can become King of the Court if you achieve the highest score of any particular virtual court. The app is classified as freeium, which means its free to play, but it could cost you another $1.99 for more powers, like faster rebound rates.
- Real world locations become the battleground for basketball court supremacy (location based)
- Search for local courts and challengers in your area through an “Augmented Reality” browser camera view
- Outscore your opponents in an addictive, time based shooting contest to become the “King of the Court”
- Customize and defend your courts with awesome power-ups to both fortify and show off your kingdom
- Compete in weekly contests to gain additional rewards and badges.
- Find special courts that give bonuses to their king
- Track your scores against would be challengers with global and local leader-boards
- Challenge – and brag – to your friends using both in-game and Facebook messaging
- Hone your shot to unlock Achievements to add to your Honor Roll
- Customize – Show off your courts and team pride with skins of your favorite NBA teams!
- Collect royalties when players shoot at your courts
- Unlock cool Power-Ups which boost your game in unique ways:
- Offensive – Trigger auto dunks and hyper shots for instant points (i.e. Alley Oops, Slam Dunk, etc)
- Defensive – Crank up the “D” with effects that fortify your courts against would be challengers (i.e. Lockdown, Double Team, etc)
- Game Changers – Rack up your score by maxing your shot distance or unlocking extra shooting rounds
More pics and download links after the break
Here’s a live wallpaper that’s a little bit different than your probably used to, Steampunk Skull. Offered in both paid and free versions, this live wallpaper adds some edge to any tablet or smartphone and can be found in the Android Market.
At first I tried the free version and loved it so much that I decided to get the paid version that costs only $1.49. Both wallpapers feature the same image that you see above, a steampunk style skull with moving gears and lighting effects that all change with touch interaction. While looking at the wallpaper without touching your screen, the gears move at a slow constant pace and the light tube thing on the left produces an evenly glowing wavelength. Upon swiping left or right on the screen you will notice the gears change pace and the old school light bulb starts to flicker with an eerie glow, that’s my favorite kind of LW, the ones that change with touch interaction.
If you’re the forgetful type like some, and you’ve left your device at home but are super duper dependent on receiving all of your messages, we’ve got a useful tool for ya. Check out SMS2Gmail for Android. The application allows you to forward all of your important SMS and call info to your Gmail account. In addition, you can activate the app remotely. So the next time you dart out of the house and find yourself at work without your handset, just remember, you can simply send your phone an SMS from a friend’s device and activate the service seamlessly. Furthermore, the developer has a feature that allows you to manually enable a function that allows you to keep a record of all incoming SMS messages and call logs in your Gmail account for reference. Definitely a handy tool to have around. Hit the break for a few more features from the developer and to check out an extra screen shot of the app. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the application in the comments below.
If you own a Mac computer, you need SyncMate. With SyncMate you can sync your Mac to your mobile phones, other computers, portable devices and online accounts, all within one app. For example with your Android phone you can sync your Address Book and iCal in your Mac with your Android Contacts and Calendar. You can also sync your favorite images and videos as well as create SMS Text messages directly from your Mac.
SyncMate has a free version, but you really want the Expert Edition. The free version only includes the syncing of contacts and iCal, along with reading SMS messages. With the Expert Edition, you get the added benefit of syncing Safari bookmarks, folders, iTunes & Video, and iPhoto albums. In addition, the SMS Manager, mount disk, and call history plugins, as well as autosyncing all come with the Expert Edition. I can guarantee you that if you try the free version, you will be hooked.
SyncMate Expert is priced at $39.95 which is an incredible deal considering what you get. Of course, Free is also nice so the folks over at SyncMate were nice enough to provide free codes for the Expert Edition for five lucky TalkAndroid readers. Just head over to our forum post (link below) to enter. You have until Sunday, December 4 at 11:59pm EST. We will randomly pick five winners. Good Luck!! For more information about SyncMate, please head over to their site.
Contest Forum Thread
Congratulations to following winners:
Each of you will receive an email directly from SyncMate with your code.
There are so many ways to listen to music with your computer or phone, but when you don’t want to have a database or cloud storage, Slacker Radio can’t be beat. Even the free version gives you so many options, but where Slacker really excels is with the premium subscription which makes any artist or song, from the library of over 8 million songs, on demand. That’s right, you can not only customize your stations the way you want, but you can listen to whatever you want whenever you want. That includes music, sports, news, and comedy.
At $9.99 per month it’s a steal, but how about 3 months free? The folks over at Slacker were kind enough to give us five 3-month subscriptions for our readers. It’s quite simple, just head over to our forum contest thread (link below) and tell us why you think Slacker is the best music app. Get your entry in by Thursday, December 1 at 11:59pm EST. We will pick five random winners and let you know on Friday, December 2. Good luck!!!
Finding an email widget that is both functional and good looking has become quite the challenge lately. However, the Go Dev Team always seems to produce. Check out GO Email Widget for Android and treat yourself to some serious functionality while on the go. The application allows you to place an aesthetically pleasing 4 x 4 widget on your screen of choice giving you easy access to emails while on the fly. Send and receive emails all from the comfort of your home screen. There’s never a need to dive into the app itself. The application works with most popular email types and allows quick configuration to get started. You’ll need GO Launcher EX for this to work so be sure to grab it if you don’t have it already.
– Send/Receive emails
– Support POP3/IMAP
– Download/Send Attachment
– Change Themes
Ready for the download? Hit the break where you can check out some more screen shots of the app and snag the download links as well. There’s also a QR code for those who want it. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the app once you’ve installed it.
It doesn’t get more vibrant than this folks. If you want a serene and slick looking Live Wallpaper, then Dusk Fireflies Wallpaper for Android needs to be installed on your daily device. With screen resolutions going through the roof these days, you’ll certainly want to benefit from backgrounds like this. With Dusk Fireflies Live Wallpaper you get to see simple and pleasant fireflies twinkling around your desktop reminding you on a tough day that everything’s going to be alright. Head on over to the Android Market for the download and get started on this beautiful app by dev Movin’ Dotz. If you find any issues, do your best to report the device you’re running this on so as to improve the application.
Android Market Link
If you’ve been looking for a cool, vibrant and color contrasting Live Wallpaper, look no further. You might want to give Green Vine Live Wallpaper a shot on your device and watch this vibrant vine grow on your home screen right before your very eyes. When the vine grows enough, you can see blossoming flowers manifest for added effect. Overall, we’re digging this simple yet colorful crisp Live Wallpaper and definitely recommend it to devices supporting Super AMOLED and Super AMOLED Plus. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Ready to give it a go? Head on over to the Android Market for the download or check out the QR code we added below for convenience. Feel free as always to leave a comment below letting us know what you think. Hit the break for an extra screen shot and to snag the download links.
To celebrate the new and improved Talk Android, we’re giving away a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, compliments of Samsung. The Galaxy Tab 8.9. I think our own Joe Sirianni said it right in his review – ” The super thin tablet is a happy medium for those desiring more than a 7-inch tab but not quite wanting a 10.1-inch device.” Just follow these simple rules and you just might be the lucky winner.
- Create a caption for the above photo
- Head over to our Contest Thread in our forums and post your caption. Comments in this post will not count.
- Follow @samsungmobile on Twitter.
- Add TalkAndroid to your Google+ circles.
- Entries will be accepted through Sunday, November 27, at 11:59pm.
- The Talk Android staff will select the winner on Monday, November 28. We will announce the winner in the forum thread and notify the winner by the email assigned to their forum profile.
We have a winner
The TalkAndroid team had a really tough time with this one, but we finally picked a winner. It’s forum member jessenj. His caption was:
“Um, I’m sorry Don Pablo, but when we outsourced our troubleshooting to Mexico and you offered to help us get rid of some of our bugs, I think something got lost in translation… next time we’ll use Google Translate”
We are sending you an email to the one associated with your forum username. Congratulations and enjoy your brand new Galaxy Tab 8.9. Again, special thanks to Samsung for providing the tab!!