Live Holdem Poker Pro – App Review

by Jesse Bauer on
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If you like online poker, and don’t like being stuck to a computer to do it, then Live Holdem Poker Pro is the app for you. The single best feature of this app is that it’s Free! Yup, it’s free. Then the rest of the cool features kick in, like single sign on with Facebook instead of having to sign up (even though it’s fast and easy). The facebook single sign-on feature not only uses your facebook info to get you playing, but there’s also a facebook app for the same game. So any credits you win and stats will be viewable either through your facebook apps, or through your Android app, it’s all the same. Sweet!


As you can see, the game itself is pretty well made, the table view is easy to know what’s going on at any time, and it always prompts you for when it’s your turn. Rather than playing the computer, you’re playing with live people online, which always makes the game just that much more realistic. Some other features of the game include the following:

  • Live Chat
  • Personal Avatars
  • Shootout tournament mode
  • Sit-n-Go tournamet Mode
  • Ring Games
  • Free daily Gold
  • Lottery Draw
  • 200+ Virtual goods you can send ppl on tables
  • Facebook connect for fast registration (optional)
  • Save to SD car

All in all, this game is great to play, the gameflow is seemless, and they start you off with 5000 credits. If you want, there are ways to earn more free credits through promos and surveys, or you can just make an in-app purchase for more as well, your choice. Easily the best and largest online Android Poker game there is. Grab it below, and maybe we can sit at a table together…I’m not that good. :)

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Best of Screenshots [4/17/11]

by Andrew Greenfield on
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I know it wasn’t here last week, but it has returned! The Best of the Screenshots is back and boy oh boy did we have some good ones from the past week. Congratulations to mastershefis for having the best screenshot this week, and to all the others selected! As always, all of these screenshots can be found (and their descriptions) from this thread. Hit the break to see more! » Read the rest

This week’s top 5 articles: CyanogenMod7, Thunderbolt & Evo getting Gingerbread, Lookout saves the day, and more

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Want to know what people read the most this last week on TalkAndroid? Read on, my friend, and take a gander! We’ve got The Thunderbolt and Evo getting Gingerbread, CM7, Lookout on Android finding a stolen car, and more! Hit the break to check out all the most popular posts from this last week!

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Xperia X1 gets CM7, goes to show how great the Android community is

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This is why Android is great. faryaab over at XDA has brought CM7 to the Xperia X1. While carriers and Sony have practically lost all interest in this old phone, it says something that the community still supports it for those that still use it. The phone was released in 2008 and through CM7 can be updated to Gingerbread. This just shows that for those of you worried about your phone being outdated after you purchase it you don’t need to worry: As long as XDA is here, you’re pretty much set. For those of you wanting more information, the actual thread is located here.

[via xda] User? Yeah, There’s An App For That… (Video)

by Joe Sirianni on
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Are you a big fan or user of the popular online time and management application, Nozbe?  Did you know that there is an Android app for it?  Well, just letting you know……there is.  I’m a big stiffler for productivity apps, and it’s no big secret that since the launch of Android with the G1 back in ’08, the OS has been lacking an official integrated “to-do” list for quite some time.  However, thankfully the Android community is hard at work providing dozens and dozens of options for you, subsequently filling that gap.  If you’ll recall, we showed you Shuffle last week, which is a similar GTD application.  Im a big user of Shuffle, but I think it’s time for something new.  Now, with Nozbe, you can have that functionality you’re used to having on your office PC, right in your pocket. Take your Nozbe to-do list and project manager wherever you go, boosting your overall productivity ten fold.  Add actions, notes, projects and different contexts super duper fast without the necessity of waiting until you return home or to the office.  Both your online account and your Android device will seamlessly always be in sync with one another.  Ready for the download?  Head on over to our popular apps database for more info.  Hit the break to check out some more screen shots and to watch the video demo by the developers themselves.

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Head To Head Racing For Android, Winner Takes The Car (Video)

by Joe Sirianni on
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Like cheesy racing games?  Me too.  Check this one out, it’s called Head to Head Racing and offers interactive game play with anyone in the world or your buddy down the street.  Simply send the invite and you’re off.  You can race a random individual or just have fun with your bro.  But keep in mind, if you lose, you lose your car.  And of course, the opposite stands true, if you win, you win a new car for you to challenge the next loser.  If you’re looking to kill some time and snag some bragging rights from your comrades, then this is the game for you.  Head on over to our apps database for more info and to grab the download.  And don’t forget to let us know what you think of the app in the comments below.  Hit the break for more info from Craig, the developer, who by the way offers several racing apps, if that’s your thing and to check out his video demo of the app in action.  Also, if you’re looking for an ad-less version, the developer’s got you covered as well.  You can drop $1.99 in the Android Market and shun those ads ASAP.  » Read the rest

Regina 3D Launcher, A Worthy Alternative To The Expensive SPB Shell 3D? (Video)

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Last week we ran a post on a popular but highly expensive app, SPB Shell 3D.  If you’ll recall, that bad boy was going for $15 bucks on the Android Market and most users were unable to justify that in the face of a 15 min return policy.  So, without further ado, we’d like to take the time to introduce an app that you should definitely give a gander, it’s called Regina 3D Launcher.  The app is not as streamlined as SPB’s shell, but it’s definitely worth a go, especially for the cost, which just so happens to be free.  If you’re willing, there are several apps that you can download which compliment the launcher.  There are four particular add-ons, a to-do list widget, a weather add-on for the clock widget, a weather server app that supports functionality for the weather widget along with the default theme as well as several wallpapers.  Regina 3D comes with several of its own optimized widgets too, such as a calendar and an agenda app, a clock with cool graphics, missed calls and text messages and finally a task/memory manager.  Overall, you can’t pass on something that is both descent and free, so check it out.  Hit the break for more pics and to check out the video demo.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.   » Read the rest

Google now allows you to opt out of ad targeting via the Android Market

by Dustin Karnes on
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Are you a huge privacy aficionado? Sure you are – and that’s precisely why this latest news will excite you. Google is now, after an update to the Android Market, allowing you to opt-out of the targeted AdMob advertising system.

While we’re personally not huge on clicking on AdMob ads in the first place, it’s nice to see Google handing back a little bit of privacy to those who may not WANT advertising based on whatever their search habits may be.

Think this is good? Bad? Indifferent? Let us know in the comments!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Why the Skype privacy hole probably isn’t that big of a deal

by Dustin Karnes on
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There’s been a lot of buzz around the internet over the past couple of days concerning the privacy hole found in Skype for Android by Android Police. Now, let me preface what I’m about to say with this: I’m a huge fan of privacy and security. I’ve dabbled in network penetration testing and overall security, and I know what it means to stay secure. Now with that being said, let me say this:

“The privacy hole isn’t a huge deal.”

Now, I’m waiting for the flaming to commence, but hear me out. The vulnerability works by using a malicious third party app to steal information from the Skype app. That means, in order to exploit the vulnerability, you have to have downloaded a malicious app onto your phone. Sure, we’ve seen some pop up in the Market in the past, but most malicious apps come from attempting to pirate perfectly legitimate APKs.

So, kudos to Android Police for revealing the exploit, as we’re all about security and privacy, but remember – Joe Plumber probably doesn’t have too much to worry about.

Kyocera Zio source code released, prepare for custom ROMs… maybe

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Well, it finally happened. The Kyocera Zio had its source code released to the public. Now, normally, this means we all sit back and wait for the developers to start cooking up some custom ROM goodness. However… we’re talking about the Zio this time. As far as what kind of development we can expect to see, well, that answer will come in time.

Be sure to hit up the source link to check out the source code for yourself, and be sure to let us know if you plan on doing any hacking or modding on your Zio in the comments.

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