Best Android apps for finding that perfect recipe [July 2013]


The thought of cooking a meal for your family in your kitchen certainly brings about some therapeutic feelings. However, the abundance of printed out recipes, magazine cut-outs, and cookbooks can overwhelm just about any chef, and certainly isn’t good for your organizational skills. Enter Android. Everyone’s favorite jolly green robot saves the day once again, but this time in the kitchen. Developers have worked long and hard on cooking apps and although they’re few and far between, the best ones are certainly worth using, and beat out just about any cookbook you’ll ever lay your hands on. Here’s my list of the top cooking/recipe apps currently available for Android. You’re guaranteed to love them!

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Best To-Do, Checklist, and Task Applications for Android [May 2013]


Personally, I consider myself a “to-do list addict.” My daily routine begins with sorting through a list of things that I need/want to accomplish by day’s end, and later preparing my list for the next day. Fortunately, Android developers have been offering alternatives to the good old “pen and paper” approach since the early days of the operating system. Here’s a list of the six best to-do, checklist, and task applications currently available for Android.

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Best Buy offeing HTC Flyer with stylus, saves you $80

Who doesn’t want the latest and greatest with their new Android devices? Well, at $80, sometimes those accessories just have to hang out at the bus stop while we, the consumers, move on. But, thanks to Best Buy, you can now snag the optional (previously) $80 Scribe digital pen that accompanies the HTC Flyer for free when you purchase one. The total price on the bundle of tech joy comes in at $499, and may change some minds on their next purchase. Be sure to hit the link here to check it out at Best Buy’s website. How about you? Does this change your mind? Let us know in the comments.

[via engadget]

Buy Back program at Best Buy will be Free – limited time only


If you watched the Superbowl last night, you may have seen Ozzy and Justin Beiber pitching the new Best Buy “Buy Back” program (which has nothing to do with Ozzy and Beiber in the same room…sigh).

The Buy Back option will be free for a limited time, but it will cost you to down the road to have it as an option when upgrading your device. This is a great idea for those of us who are getting hosed from our carriers 24 month upgrade plan. You’ll be able to get a discount towards a new device, the discount amount depends on how long you’ve had your current (out-dated) device as follows;

  • For the first six months you can get 50% of the retail cost
  • 6-12 months will give you 40% back
  • 12-18 months 30%
  • 20% between months 18 and 24.

There you have it, pretty good deals from Best Buy, as always. Again, this is free right now, but won’t be down the road. Get more information at our source link below.

[via Best Buy]

Best Buy: Free overnight shipping for online orders of the Nexus S starting tomorrow

According to a press release by Best Buy, when you place your order online for a Nexus S, Best Buy will foot the shipping costs. The sale starts at at 8AM EST tomorrow morning (12/16/10), as well as in stores. To quote the presser:

“We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the exclusive launch of Nexus S for our online customers than to offer free overnight shipping,” said Andy Heddle, head of online and direct sales for Best Buy Mobile. “People can check out the phone for themselves in our stores and then order the phone online right there at the store if need be or from the comfort of their home or office. Our aim is to make sure as many people as possible can get Nexus S in the quickest and easiest way”.

So, make sure you set your alarms early, all you online shoppers, and get your order in, sans the hassle of paying shipping. Hit the break for the full press release. Thanks Kenny!

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Best Buy posts Frequently Asked Questions for Nexus S

In trying to keep a handle on the confusion in the market about the Nexus S, Best Buy has released a set of FAQ’s for consumers. Questions answered include where to buy one, availability, pricing, and much, much more. Not a whole lot to say on the subject here as there isn’t really anything we didn’t expect or already know, so be sure to hit the break to check out the FAQ’s for yourself. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Best Buy sending emails to announce sale of new Nexus S

Earlier today, we announced that Best Buy is handling exclusive sales of the newly announced Nexus S. It looks like these talks have been further confirmed, as a few minutes ago, I received an email from Best Buy, talking about the new phone being available at Best Buy locations. The email ad shows off the phone itself, as well as:

  • Gingerbread
  • Speed
  • Contoured display
  • Google apps

We also know, thanks to the press release, that the phone will be available after Dec. 16 for $529 unlocked, or $199 on a 2-year commitment with T-Mobile.

Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Google and Best Buy partner up for exclusive launch of Nexus S

Hey, have you heard about the new Nexus S, a new device running Gingerbread, which was just announced? If not, pull out the earplugs and open your eyes, because they’re here. Now, however, it looks like Best Buy has gotten buddy-buddy with Google (again) to handle the exclusive launch of the new Nexus S.

According to the press release:

Nexus S is available after Dec. 16 in all Best Buy big box stores, the 157 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores and on Customers can purchase Nexus S for $529 as an unlocked phone without a contract. Nexus S optimized for T-Mobile’s network is available for $199 with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan.

Mike Vitelli, president of Best Buy America, said, “we have invested a lot of time and resources to ensure people get the smart phone and support that’s right for them, and we expect to see significant consumer excitement focused on Nexus S. This is a groundbreaking mobile device that you have to see to believe, and that’s exactly what people can do at every Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile location. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Google and Samsung to launch this phone in time for the holidays.”

with this being the next flagship phone straight from Google, we can expect the hype on this device to continue to rise. If you haven’t heard the latest on the release of Gingerbread, you can check it out here. You can also check out the official announcement of the Nexus S here.

Be sure to hit the break for the full press release, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Samsung Mobile named #1 Android Provider in the US in Q3 2010

Samsung, a company we all know and love here in the Android world, has received some great numbers. According to an independent study done by Gartner, Samsung has snagged the spot as #1 Android provider in the US for Q3 of this year (2010). The results are based on “sell through to end users”, and the numbers really don’t surprise us here at TalkAndroid.

According to the press release, Samsung roped in 32.1% of the US Android smartphone market in Q3 2010, which is an increase from 9.2% in Q4 of 2009. The presser also states:

Samsung Mobile attributes much of the success to its Galaxy S portfolio of premium smartphones, which recently passed the three million shipment milestone in the U.S.  Galaxy S smartphones are currently available with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, along with U.S. Cellular and Cellular South.
“I want to personally thank everyone who selected a Galaxy S smartphone as their mobile handset of choice. Neither of these wonderful accomplishments would have been possible without the loyalty and support of our customers,” said  president of Samsung Mobile, Dale Sohn. “The Galaxy S portfolio has played a significant role in Samsung’s success in 2010 and we are extremely excited to show you what products, services and innovations we have in store for the U.S. market in 2011.”

Be sure to hit the break for the full presser, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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