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. Read more
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. Read more
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.
Gameloft is running a great promotion that offers a Free Android HD game during a mysteriously as yet unpublished two-hour period each day this weekend. Gamers are urged to visit thier UK Facebook voting app to have a voice on which games will be offered for free. After the winning games are chosen, sometime between 12PM-6PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the games will be officially announced via Gameloft’s Facebook/Twitter pages and discounted to the delightful price of zero.
Please note: This offer is for UK residents only and may result in prolonged ignoring of family and friends all weekend. Hit the break for all the links you’ll need to stay updated.
Video Calling has now been added to another 13 devices for those who have been waiting patiently for Skype’s popular added functionality. However, with that, a small price in the form of more ads accompanies it. If you happen to have any Skype credits laying around, this should assist in avoiding the ads, however, it’s more than likely most of you don’t. Check out the list of devices below to ensure yours is supported. And if you currently don’t have Skype downloaded onto your device and want it, you can snatch it up here on our popular apps database where you’ll also find a QR code available. In addition, you can grab the free app from the Android Market for added convenience. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the application and its new functionality in the comments below. Happy Skyping everyone.
Newly Supported Devices:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (T-Mobile)
- HTC Shooter (KDDI)
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Live with Walkman
- Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
- Acer Iconia Tablet (A500)
- LG Optimus Black (landscape only)
- LG Optimus 3D (landscape only)
- LG Optimus 2x (landscape only)
- Motorola Photon
- Motorola Droid 3 (landscape only)
- Motorola Bionic (landscape only)
- Motorola Xoom
- Motorola Atrix
If you’ve been waiting for an opportune time for Beautiful Widgets to spruce up your Android homescreen, now would be it. Third-party Android app provider GetJar has beginning offering the venerable widget suite for free under their Gold list of apps. Beautiful Widgets, for those of you unfamiliar, is a spectacularly customizable set of widgets available on the Android Market for $2.75. For those afraid of not supporting the developer through the free download, GetJar has let us know that the developer actually gets paid per download, so it’s a win-win all around; we certainly won’t begrudge someone who wants to get something for free. Those of you looking to grab Beautiful Widgets for free can do so from GetJar’s website.
Sometimes you just want a simple video editor that allows you to do what you need to do both on your device and while on the go. If that’s you, then you might want to check out VidTrim for Android. The free application allows you to edit your videos with simplicity and ease all from the comfort of your wireless device. The application is ad supported but has all of the same functionality minus a couple of features than the paid version, which will run you $2.82 on the Android Market. So, if you’re ok with a few ads, then you’ve got yourself a little bargain here. Hit the break for the full list of features and to check out another screen shot. And as always, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below. If you’re ready for the download you can snatch it up here on our popular apps database where you’ll also find a QR code or you can grab it on the Android Market. Read more
As there is no shortage of weather applications in the Android Market today, there are few who offer the service in style, accompanying rich and stylish graphics with its application and widgets. The app offers you weather in the form of hourly and daily updates ranging all the way up to a 10 day forecast as it pulls its data from trusted sources like Intellicast and Foreca. With 130,000 locations around the world available at your fingertips, you’ll be in the know how for weather conditions no matter where you are and where you go. In addition, the app supports a plethora of widget sizes for your home screen’s real estate convenience as well as alerts and warnings for your local area. The app touts to offer one of the most accurate forecasts around as it works in conjunction with your device’s GPS to pin point your precise location. Furthermore, the app offers some extra added features like a world clock, barometer which trends daily air pressure, sunrise and sunset times for most major cities, moon phases as well as set and rise times, multiple location monitoring support and the ability to notify you of temp, moon phase and other conditions directly in your Android device’s notification bar. And lastly, here’s one thing you don’t see often in a weather application:
As a final touch, the Elocont Weather app even includes earthquake information. No, it can’t predict earthquakes (yet), but it does list all the recent seismic activity in a given area (that you can adjust). Call up a detailed list of recent quakes–including size on the Richter scale, location, and exact time–and, with one touch, see them plotted on a map.
Ready for the download? If you don’t currently have the Amazon App Store side loaded onto your device you can grab it by going here and entering either your phone number or email address in the upper right hand corner where you’ll be able to obtain a download link. Be sure to check off “unknown sources” in your system’s settings. The application would normally run you $3.00 so take advantage of today’s free offer while it lasts. Hit the break to check out some more screen shots and to hit up the
quick whopping almost 9 min video of the app in action. Read more