Google apologizes for crude Apple image in Google Maps

Google_Maps_Bugdroid_Pissing_Apple_LogoBy now you’ve probably seen that sneaky little surprise in Google maps of an Android pissing on an Apple logo. We all sort of figured Google didn’t have anything to do with it, (not intentionally, anyway) but they’ve publicly come out and apologized for the gag, anyway.

The image ended up in the service thanks to Map Maker, which allows users to upload information about their local areas so Google wouldn’t have to do all of the heavy lifting. The edits are supposed to be reviewed and moderated before getting published, but it looks like Google got a little lazy this time around. Read more

Leo’s Fortune is now just $0.99 on Android and iOS

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To celebrate Leo’s Fortune’s first birthday, the developers over at 1337 & Senri have slashed its price on both Android and iOS from $4.99 to just $0.99. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Leo’s Fortune is an extremely fun and interactive game in which you assume the role of Leopold, a once rich engineer who has had his fortune stolen by a sneaky thief. It’s your job to get back what’s rightfully his by chasing after the culprit and navigating through different platforms.

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Nokia smartphones to rise from the ashes in 2016 with Android

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In years past, Nokia was one of the biggest players in the cell phone market. As the world started to move away from regular cell phones to smartphones, Nokia got left behind, but started to claw back with the mobile Windows platform and some dabbling with Android-powered devices. All of that came to a grinding halt though when Microsoft bought out Nokia’s mobile device division. In a speech concerning a new R&D center for Nokia, Nokia China president Mike Wang appears to have confirmed that Nokia will return to the smartphone market in 2016 with Android-powered devices. Read more

Android powered tablet hits the battlefield in close air support demonstration

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During a recent training exercise, “Talon Reach” held in Arizona, DARPA successfully tested a new system for Forward Air Controllers to call in air strikes that made use of Android-powered tablets in place of more traditional radios and hardened laptop devices. The tablets ran a program called Persistent Close Air Support, or PCAS, that was able to communicate with a counterpart program on board air support, known as PCAS-Air, in order to call in an air strike. DARPA and the military believe the new system will give Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) the ability to order air strikes more quickly and with greater precision, even under chaotic and stressful conditions. Read more

Month View Returns to Google Calendar for Android

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Are you among the many who scratched your proverbial head at the exclusion of a true month view mode when the Google Calendar app embraced Material Design principles? Well you’re not alone, and Google has heard your cries, fair peasants! Like the benevolent ruler they are, Google has returned month view to the Google Calendar app. No longer are you stuck with that month/day split screen that was abhorrent to many.

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AMIDuOS brings Android platform to Windows devices

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The other day we introduced you to the ARC Beta, which is a Chrome project that enables users to run Android apps within Chrome. If that is too limiting for you though and you would like to run Android on some Windows 7 or Windows 8 hardware you have sitting around, a new option is available for you. American Megatrends Incorporated has released AMIDuOS, which will create an Android environment on your Windows PC that you can quickly switch to without dual-booting to run your favorite Android apps. Read more