Sheesh Sony Ericsson Xperia owners are some lucky individuals. Why are they so lucky you ask? Well– SE Xperia owners suddenly have an extra 50GB of free storage space from Box.net. All owners have to do is download and install the Box.net app on your Xperia phone and register for a free account. It seems that Xperia users will have plenty of time to take advantage of this great find too– you have until December 31, 2012 to take advantage of the great opportunity. Go on SE Xperia owners– time’s wasting!
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Admit it, every one of you draws and sketches even if you’re not an artist. Today’s free Amazon App– SketchBook Mobile, allows you to draw, doodle, and create endless possibilities. SBM is a full-featured drawing application and image studio that’s based off the popular desktop version, but allows you to create your art on the go using your smartphone or tablet.
Like other drawing applications and image studios, SBM is not short on features. You can create images using 40+ set of brushes, pens and airbrushes. When you find your particular one, you can select the opacity of the brush and choose from a wide range of colors and palettes to start drawing with. In addition, you have the ability to add layers to your particular project. In fact, you have the ability to add up to 6 layers to any one project. Pretty neat for a mobile drawing app. Oh and if you feel like fiddling with an existing image or picture on your phone’s memory or SD card, you can do just that and add unique touches to your personal photos.
The app is normally available for $1.99, but of course you will find it today for the price of nothing. If you have the Amazon App Store, be sure to check it out and give it a shot. If you don’t have the Amazon App Store, you can load it up on your Android device by using our handy Quick Tips page. It’s a little bit on the hefty side at 9.1MB, but hey, as long as I can share art like my masterpiece found after the break, it’s worth it.
A new update for the PayPal app hit the Android Market earlier today and with it brings some pretty cool improvements. The whole in-app experience received a bit of a face lift, improving the UI and making navigation easier on both tablets and smartphones. A new widget has been added that not only allows easy access, but allows you to make payments through NFC as long as your device has the required chip. This NFC integration makes transferring money a cinch, simply type in the amount you want to transfer and then tap the two NFC enabled devices together. Easy as that. Kinda makes the Galaxy Nexus sound even MORE tempting, huh?
Here’s something you don’t see every day – An Android app that teaches you how to fold origami via flash videos! Big Animated Origami Tutorial Lite is not only a long name, but it is also a free Android app found in the Android Market that allows you to quickly learn how to make dozens of origami.
This free version of the app will provide you a visual aid for mastering the art of paper folding. By watching videos you can learn a whole bunch of cool designs, from basic paper airplanes to complex flowers and animals. Jump past the break to learn more.
A new platformer recently hit the market and it sure is a beauty. The amount of polish on this game is fantastic. Though the graphics may be a tinge on the cutesy side, be warned, this game can become a real challenge. The aim of the game is to guide your knight to the end of each level, all the while avoiding enemies and treacherous traps. Plus, you have to pick up winding keys along the way, or your knight will completely cease to sprint through the level.
Wind-up Knight is free and offers 50 levels of some of the best graphics I’ve seen in Android games, all the while bringing some great gameplay mechanics. A lot of times I find that games on the phone are either too easy or too hard due to poor control. Wind-up knight hits the sweet spot by offering a difficult game with fluid and simple control. You won’t be able to blame your death on anyone but yourself, noob.
You’ll probably want to run this on a higher spec phone or tablet. (Looks great on my Xoom)
Video and screenshots after the break
Today Zinio announced that their “Explore” option is now available to Android tablet users that have Android 3.x Honeycomb. The Zinio Explore gives you free access to the latest premium stories from every major magazine genre, including sports, entertainment, business, and lifestyle. It’s updated daily, and you will find it alongside the “Shop” and “Read” sections.
“With Zinio, just like browsing a newsstand, readers can pick a magazine and read a quick article,” said Zinio President and CEO Rich Maggiotto. “But unlike a real-world newsstand, or any other digital newsstand, Zinio offers 5,000 magazines, covering every subject. Our readers can enjoy domestic titles, as well as hard-to-find content from around the world — we’re providing the first truly global newsstand.”
If you are not already familiar with Zinio, it’s the world’s largest newsstand of magazines. You can download digital subscritions or single issues and sync them across multiple devices. You also get 4 free issues upon downloading the app for the first time. Just head over to the Android Market or for the QR code hit our Apps Database.
Full press release after the break:
Android Tablet Owners Now Get Top Magazine Articles for Free Through Zinio
Now here’s a neat idea. Why not show off that which you love the most? Photos of everything that matter! PhotWall for Android allows you to set your favorite photos to your device’s home screen. In addition, the developer has added support for Picasa web albums. You can load pics from your device’s gallery, a Picasa web album, a Facebook album, Friends’ Facebook albums and any of your friend’s photos that you have tagged in them. Furthermore, you can change the effects of the photo to make them pop and stand out. The application is free of charge and even better, it’s not ad supported. Ready to download the app and get a pile of polaroids as your background? Head on over to the Android Market for the download or feel free to use the QR code below to get started. As always, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below. Don’t forget to hit the break to check out the screen shots and quick demo of the app in action as well.
Here’s another time killer/waster for you. Take your favorite photos and waste hours upon hours distorting the pic until your heart’s content.
Make yourself skinnier, buff yourself up or enlarge any body parts that might need some enlargement ;) Or go crazy and have fun putting several pounds of fat on your friends or giving them the biggest cheese-eating grin you can imagine. With Photo Warp, you too can be an instant, super-cheap plastic surgeon!
The possibilities are endless. Stretch it, pull it, enlarge it or shrink it. Ready to get started? Head on over to the Android Market for the download or check out the QR code below for an added convenience. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the app in the comments below.
Live Wallpapers are getting better and better on the Android OS all of the time, and as CPU’s and GPU’s become more prominent, there’s nothing Android devices can’t do. Now, damn if this Live Wallpaper isn’t gorgeous. Eastern Glow Live Wallpaper, by developer Jason Allen, offers a quiet night under a fire-lit lamp of fireflies. The amount of fireflies are completely customizable by you of course. The Live Wallpaper is being touted by the developer as “low impact” because it doesn’t slow down your device or drain the battery in excess. Head on over to the Android Market to receive the download and don’t forget to let us know what you think of it in the comments section. You can also use the QR code below for an added convenience. Hit the break for another screen shot of the app.
If you’re a child of the 1980’s like me, you may be best equipped to enjoy the unique sense of irony that comes from the rise of popular multi-directional tilt control Android games over recent years. I remember all too well, my father joining with us kids in a round or two on any of the original game consoles we grew up with, and we – the future tech geeks of the world, laughing wildly as he twisted, tilted and quickly lifted the controller with every move little Mario or any of his friends made. “Dad, use the buttons!” we’d shout. This never helped matters very much, eventually the plug would be ripped from its socket or the console itself would be tugged unintentionally, though quite violently to the ground. Who knew that these kind of parents weren’t exactly as misguided as we thought; they were just ahead of their time.
Case in point: GAMEVIL Inc.’s Air Penguins. This game puts the concept of tilt control to perfect use and gives its users smooth colorful graphics through 125 stages of Story Mode and offers a Survival Mode seemly build for good old Dad as he would surely reign victorious over me on instinct alone.
With some well-timed tilts of an Android device, you’ll help Air Penguin jump, fly, dodge, bounce and glide his way to saving his family from Antarctica’s melting ice caps. Along the way you meet some helpful turtles, angry sharks, whales with powerful blow-holes, jumping fish and other cute sea creatures in high-resolution graphics.
You can download Air Penguins now in the Android Market for free, a price that you know good old Dad would appreciate. One glance at the user reviews will spell things out clearly: this is a fun, nice-looking and addictive game about 25 years in the making.
Hit the break to snag a link or QR code for this game in the Android Market.