Contest: Win one of three iFrogz Boost Near Field Audio Speakers (Updated With Winners)

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I just did a review on the iFrogz Boost Near Field Audio Speaker, which amps up your speaker on your smartphone or digital media player. The folks over at iFrogz were gracious enough to provide three units for our loyal readers. We like to keep our contests simple so all you have to do is head over to our forum thread and tell us what your favorite song to listen to is lately. You will have until Sunday, March 11 at 11:59pm EST. We will pick three random winners and post them on March 12. Winners will receive an email in the account associated with your username. Only one entry per person please.

Click here to enter

Update:

Congratulations to the following winners:

Colin Sewell

davidac

dbqfan

You will receive an email to the account associated with your username. Just get back to me with your full name, address, and phone number your iFrogz Boost will be shipped.

Thanks for playing and look for another contest soon.

 

 

Why I Want an Android Brain Implant

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In this day and age, technology is designed to make our lives simpler. We no longer need to pull over to a rest area to use a payphone. Paper maps are quickly becoming a thing of the past. We can now carry thousands of books with us without requiring years of weight training. The devices we carry with us every day are rapidly becoming indispensable.

So this is why we freak out when we suddenly don’t have access to our smartphones, either through damage or loss. This single point of failure is why we have a growing market of protective phone cases, insurance, and remote wipe software. How can we guarantee we’ll never lose or break our phones? Only one way I see…remove the device from the equation.

If there was no physical device we had to keep track of, there would obviously be no fear of losing it. But the device is what gives us the power to do all those wonderful things. So what if we natively had the same abilities our smartphones have without having to carry anything around? Enter the Android Brain Implant™ (ABI).

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Contest: Win one of twenty-five FREE copies of MyBackup Pro (Updated With Winners)

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I just reviewed MyBackup Pro, which I think is an app that every Android user should have on their phone or tablet. The folks over at RerWare were gracious enough to provide us 25 copies to give to our awesome readers. It’s quite simple. Just head over to our forum post and tell us what phone and/or tablet you are sporting right now. You have until Monday, March 5th at 11:59EST. We will randomly pick 25 winners and announce them on Tuesday, March 6. Winners will receive an email with instructions in the email account that is attached to their username. Good Luck!!!

Click here to enter

 

UPDATE:

Congratulations to the following winners:

angelus788

 

Don Goncalves

deserted

Jason Herrington

rhagemeyer

John Moore

kaibo

eastcoastowl

Spencer Teuscher

Droidster

dct1954

johnb847

Jason Esterline

Big Al

kartha87

duoflash

gr8bizweb

Bengina

johnshibbe

NortonHey

mdesousa

Puddlejumper

johnnykoko

Simon Roughley

manjot

You will receive and email in the account associated with your username with instructions.

Thanks for playing and look for another contest soon!!

 

Android’s Countdown to Mobile World Congress

by Jim Farmer on
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The Android website is counting down to Mobile World Congress (MWC). They posted this animation on their website which adds more elements as we get closer to the opening of the event, February 27th. What cool things will we see from Google this year? Whatever it may be, it doesn’t appear as if the animation will be giving away anything major. Seemingly all of the animation’s elements are sourced from the image below, click for full size.

What do you want to see most from Google: Jelly Bean Sneak Peak, Nexus Tablet, Android @ Home, Majel, set-top boxes, or something else? Let us know in the comments!

source: Android

Kindle Fire Study: Bad Usability, Great Sales

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The folks over at Human Factors International, a company that specializes in user-centered design training and consulting, have published an interesting white paper about the increasingly popular Kindle Fire. Written by the CEO Eric Schaffer, the basic premise of the document states that even though the Fire has some fundamental usability issues with its user interface, it’s still a success for other reasons. What usability issues, you ask?

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Cool HD Wallpapers Of The Week For Your Android Smartphone

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If it’s one thing I like doing often to keep my Android experience fresh and current, it’s change my background.  Sometimes your background can get a little stale and some updating is in order.  A new background, a new launcher or some icon rearranging can really freshen up a device if you know what you’re doing.  So every once in a while we come across some pretty cool HD wallpapers and when we do, there’s really only one thing to do with them, share them with all of you.  Check out some of the HD wallpapers below and don’t forget to let us know what you think.  Feel free to also upload some of your very own wallpapers in our new forum to share with the rest of the Android community.  And if you’re not a member yet, what are you waiting for?  You can sign up at the same link.   » Read the rest

The XDA Android Hacker’s Toolkit is Available for Preorder

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Jason Tyler, author of Google App Inventor for Android, has a new book on its way and you can pre-order it today. It’s titled, XDA’s Android Hacker’s Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Rooting, ROMs and Theming. For those of you ready to start hacking, but aren’t sure where to start, the XDA developer’s forum has long been a great resource. Tyler’s book presents it in a more easily approached manner, beginning with the basics.  » Read the rest

Talk Android Laser Etched Galaxy Nexus Battery Door Now Available At IndieGoGo!

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Yesterday I mentioned that you can currently make a pledge to help fund an IndieGoGo start-up project and in return get your very own custom laser etched battery door for your Galaxy nexus. What I didn’t really emphasize is that the Talk Android logo is also one of your options for engravings! Omar was kind enough to include us in with his preselected images so the awesome Talk Android broadcast logo you see above is one of the $30/$40 laser etching options. So if you’re a die hard Android fan and a Talk Android advocate, now is your chance to promote your favorite Android news source and put a little “us” in your Nexus. I mean, what better way to show TA some love and still manage to pimp out your Galaxy Nexus at the same time! Hit up the source link below to make your pledge… all the cool kids are doing it.

source: IndieGoGo

Get A Custom Laser Etched Battery Door for Your Galaxy Nexus!

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Looking for the ultimate way to customize your new CDMA or GSM Galaxy Nexus? How about a new factory replacement battery door with a design of your choosing laser etched on the back of it!? Well, right now over at IndieGoGo (similar to kickstarter), you can do just that. For a mere $45 or $55 pledge (depending on whether you have the standard battery or extended), Omar Trujillo will send you a brand new factory battery door with custom laser etching of your favorite design. Now tell me that wont make your friends envious! There are even pledge options that include a new standard or extended battery as well. One thing to keep in mind though, when thinking of a custom image it must be able to be shrunk down to a 2″ x 2″ square in order for it to fit on the door properly, you’re gonna need to put some thought into this one.

If for some reason you’re not feeling very creative today, you can save 15 bucks and just go with one of Omar’s preselected images instead. The options that are currently available are pretty sweet and any of them would most definitely make your GNex stand out in a crowd. You could chose to go with CyanogenMod’s skateboarding Android, the Talk Android logo, or even a cool plaid-esque pattern of Androids that somewhat resemble Google’s custom Louis Vuitton style battery door. » Read the rest

Contest: Win one of five Android Robot Bluetooth Sound Box Speakers [Updated with Winners]

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We recently reviewed the Android Robot Bluetooth Sound Box Speaker, which looks great, but also sounds great. The folks at Mobilefun were gracious enough to provide us 5 speakers for our readers. All you have to do is head over to our forum thread and tell us what your favorite band is at the moment. You have until Thursday, February 16 at 11:59pm EST to enter.

We will pick 5 random winners and announce them on Friday, February 17. Winners will receive an email in the account associated with their username. Only one entry per username will be accepted.

If you would like to order one please visit mobilefun and don’t forget to enter coupon code PROMOCLOTH for a free cleaning cloth.

Click here to enter the contest

Good Luck!!!

Update:

Congratulations to the following winners:

ilovethebeach – Cold Play

Jtaw3 – Tally Hall and Cee Lo Green

Albert Rabuyo – Skillet

p2et – Pet Shop Boys

tbagpuss – Black Eyed Peas

We sent you each an email to the account associated with your username. Please get back to me with your info.

Thank you everyone for playing and we should have another contest up shortly.