Android gaming big shot Gameloft has just released a teaser trailer on IGN of their upcoming summer treat, The Dark Knight Rises for Android and iOS. Graphics look good but we’ll still have to wait and see about controls and gameplay. Gameloft looks to unleash Batman upon us sometime during the summer, and I wouldn’t doubt if the release coincides with the film’s mid-July due date. Hit the source link below to check it out.
After losing its ITC complaint against Apple a few months ago HTC immediately appealed the decision to a higher court. HTC has now decided the case isn’t worth pursuing further, and has filed a motion to dismiss the case. This doesn’t mean that the war between HTC and Apple is anywhere near a resolution though. As both companies have complaints filed against each other all over the world, you can be sure the war will continue on for the foreseeable future.
source: FOSS Patents
Aviary has announced the latest photo editing tool for Android, and it looks good. What started as a plugin on Android has now become a standalone app that looks to be a strong competitor to Adobe’s Photoshop Express. As phones replace point-and-shoots as the camera of choice for most people, having apps that allow editing photos on the device becomes more important. Aviary Photo Editor features one-touch enhancements, instagram-like filter effects, color balancing, crop and rotate, red-eye removal and a lot more. The free app is available now on the Play Store, stay tuned for a full review but for now, hit the break to head on over and try it out yourself.
As VoIP services grow, so does the number of apps that appear on Android devices. Rebtel is an example of this: it was first available on smartphones only, but thanks to its latest software update, the app has now expanded its availability to tablets as well. In case you’re not familiar with the app and it’s features, here’s a quick rundown of what it has to offer:
- Optimized Tablet Experience - Inspired by Rebtel 2.0 for Android smartphones, the new Android tablet app features optimized high-resolution graphics and takes full advantage of the larger tablet screen real estate to give the user an immersive Rebtel experience.
- Free Rebtel to Rebtel Calls - Rebtel 2.0 for Android tablets incorporates free calling between users running any one of Rebtel’s apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android smartphones, PC, or starting today, Android tablets. Calls are seamlessly connected using Wi-Fi or 3G (applicable to 3G-enabled Android tablets only).
- Low-Cost Calls to Any Phone - Users of the Rebtel Android tablet app are not limited to our free Rebtel to Rebtel calls. Browse through your native tablet address book, select any contact with a number and get talking at rates up to 98 percent lower than an average carrier, and up to 60 percent lower than current Skype Out rates.
- Native Address Book Integration - No more syncing issues that mess up your address book. Rebtel for Android tablets seamlessly integrates with the regular native Android address book, providing a clear view of which contacts are available to call for free, and which contacts can be reached at very affordable rates.
- Low-Cost SMS - Prefer texting over talking? Send low-cost international text messages to friends in more than 196 countries with an average cost savings of up to 60 percent when compared to your regular carrier. If you want to ensure your friend can reply without being charged, tick the Collect Reply box and include a link in your message that lets your friend reply via a mobile web page while you pick up the tab.
Yes friends, you have yet another reason to throw away those outdated phone cards if you happen to make a ton of international calls or just want to make cheap calls. We know this strikes your interest and fancy, so make sure you hit the break to get both the Play Store and QR code links.
An interesting, but popular
game app has made its way to the Android platform. The popular Magic Piano— which was first made popular on iOS devices— now wants to infiltrate Android owners everywhere by allowing users of the game to tap, tap, tap away on a virtual piano. It arrives featuring two main play modes: Play and Solo. The Play mode allows users to play over 200 songs while simultaneously matching taps with the beams and lights on the screen, identical to Tap Tap Revenge or Dance Legend. The cool thing about the Play mode is users are able to control the tempo and rhythm of any track or piece, giving the user complete control of the series in the event something unique or cool comes up. The Solo mode on the other hand, lets users tap away either on a circular piano or one with a more traditional layout. In addition, there are unique sharing options via Google+ and SMS found in the Android version of the app.
If you have a Froyo 2.2+ device, the app is available in the Play Store now. That means if you’ve been itching to channel your inner Schubert or Chopin, you now have your excuse to.
Play Store link
The iPhone 4S vs. Galaxy S III debate is a seemingly endless debate and we now have another face-off adding fuel to the intense rivalry. Sure we’ve already seen Siri go up against other Android devices— but a savvy user took some time to pit two of the most popular devices in the world against each other. While Sammy’s S Voice is nearly identical to Siri in every way, S Voice touts itself as the greatest virtual personal assistant in the world. Despite Sammy’s claim, each virtual assistant matched one another in almost every possible way— though S Voice was able to give navigation in the user’s home country of Sydney, Austrailia… while the iPhone 4S was unable to give directions unless the user is in the U.S. Looks like Sammy will have something more to brag about until Apple addresses the minor shortfall in Siri— which would perhaps be found in the latest iOS 6 update I suppose.
Enough chit chatter— you’ll see the battle in action once you hit past the break.
Our friends at Lookout are doing it again. They are throwing their “Party Your Apps Off” bash the night before Google I/O kicks off, and trust me you don’t want to miss it because there will be plenty of food, drink, and some nice gifts for those that show up early. We have 20 tickets to giveaway and you can also bring a guest. You don’t have to be attending Google I/O to go to the party, but you do need to be in San Francisco for this event. We don’t know the specific location, but we’re sure Lookout has something special planned. Here’s the full details:
- When: Tuesday, June 26 @ 8PM
- Where: This part is a secret :)
- What: Lookout’s big party in San Francisco on the first night of Google I/O. Drinks will start flowing at 8PM at a hot secret location in downtown SF & one of the city’s best Food Trucks will be there serving snacks. There will be some goodies for the first folks who show up at the door. *Please note, this event is 21 and over.
To enter this contest, all you have to do is head over to our forum thread
and tell us what you’re most looking forward to at this year’s Google I/O. It’s a simple as that. You have until 11:59pm Sunday June 17th. We will randomly pick 20 winners, announce them on the 18th, and email them with instructions to the account associated with their username.
Click here to enter
As promised, Max Payne has been released in the Google Play Store. Those of you familiar with the Max Payne don’t need an introduction, but in case you aren’t, it was originally published by Rockstar Games in 2001. It’s a third person action-shooter and is famous for introducing the concept of Bullet Time in video games with its stylish slow-motion gunplay. Of course the dark and twisted stories didn’t hurt either. It completely redefined action-shooter games.
As to the story, it’s about Max, who is a fugitive undercover cop framed for murder. He’s hunted by other cops and the mob. Along the way he fights to clear his name as he struggles to uncover the truth about his slain family amongst many plot-twists.
I want to go on record that I absolutely hate screen protectors. I’ve tried several on all my various phones and always end up peeling them off because they just don’t feel right to me. Maybe my problem is that I’ve always used plastic protectors instead of tempered glass. Wait… glass? Yes, apparently tempered glass screen protectors do exist and are said to offer great protection against scratches as well as absorbing impacts from falls. They also offer a more natural glass feel, more like a naked screen.
Galaxy Nexus owners will now get a chance to protect their screens with a tempered glass screen protector from Geared For Life. The company has just made pre-orders available for $29.99 (save $5 by using coupon code “NEXUSFTW” at checkout) for the Fantom Tempered Glass Screen Protector For Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This fits all Galaxy Nexus versions. Order now and expect to receive it as early as the end of June or as late as mid-July.
Now this is the type of screen protector I can get on board with. Hit the source link to pre-order.
via: droid life
Best Buy has discounted T-Mobile’s HTC One S to $99.99 for new and upgrade-eligible accounts. How long do you have to jump on this deal? All we know is it’s available at this price “for a limited time” so if you want a piece of the action, you should act soon. Most Best Buy locations don’t carry T-Mobile devices so this will mostly be an online affair.
Hit the source link to take advantage of this deal now.
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