Google IO 2016 Coverage

Need A Simple Video Editor? Try VidTrim For Your On-The-Go Editing Needs

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

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Elecont Weather

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

Win a free Verizon Samsung Droid Charge from TalkAndroid and Samsung

What? A free phone!? That’s right, folks. We’ve partnered up with Samsung to give one of our lucky readers a free Verizon Droid charge! The rules are pretty simple:
  1. Follow TalkAndroid on Twitter
  2. Reply to this forum thread telling us why you want / deserve this phone
And that’s it! We’ll be picking a winner Fri, Sept. 9th 2011 at 11:59PM CST and notifying them via PM here in the forums, as well as on Twitter and Facebook. Dont forget to check out our review / unboxing of the Verizon Samsung Droid Charge, and good luck!

Learn How To Develop For Android Quickly With 200 Free Video Tutorials (About 20 Hours) (Video Samples)

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to develop for the Android operating system, and we know there are tons of you out there, it’s not going to get any easier than this.  If you’re a visual learner like myself, always preferring diagrams, posters and videos, you might want to check this out.  A series of videos have been put together by TheNewBoston and the folks over at mybringback totaling up to about 200 episodes of non stop code action.  Alright, well I wouldn’t quite make it sound that exciting because lets face it, programming is not exciting.  It’s what comes to fruition that’s exciting.  Think you have the next Angry Birds in you?  A systematic play list has been arranged by ChangingTheUnknown for your convenience and offers easy access and learning.  It doesn’t get any easier than this folks.  Being in the form of YouTube videos, you can watch these anywhere, anytime, and most likely on any device.  Convenience is the key, I always say.

It’s difficult these days to find good quality content like this for free.  So, we tip our hats to these cats for putting this together and encourage you to take advantage of the free education.  There are countless videos showing you more code than you’ll know what to do with.  So, if you’re ready to get your learning on and maybe even eventually make some cash with a hit application, you can head on over to the video series to get started.  We can’t see this type of tutorial appealing much to the experienced developer, but if you’re a newbie who wants to start dabbling in code for Android, this should be right down your alley.  And as always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Hit the break to check out a few video samples from the tutorial.

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Trip Journal

There are a number of travel apps out there where you can record and share your plans, and they are unique in their own way. This is a good thing, as it gives each of us a chance to find that application that is the best fit for us, and don’t we all love a little variety? Well, today we are looking at Trip Journal from developer iQuest Technologies SRL.

Trip Journal allows you to record all your travels as you are on the go. Giving you the ability to share your experiences with everyone you choose in real-time. As with many application these day, Trip Journal can be integrated into your social life, tracking your events by recording photos, videos, notes. Making use of Google Earth, Picasa, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook,  Flickr. There’s also a compass to keep track of where you’re headed, and much more.

This travel app stands out from others in that it has a very eye catching user interface. Making it an application your want to use. So if you are a globe trotter looking for a way to keep your travels logged, and love to share what you experience with family and friends, you may want to check this app out. Trip Journal is only $0.99 normally ($1.41 in the Android Market), but being free all day today is definitely an incentive to purchase. Hit the break for the application link, QR code and a Trip Journal video presentation.

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RadioShack clearing out T-Mobile for Verizon, pick up a free phone before the switch

Last month RadioShack penned a deal with Verizon to start selling Big Red’s phones on September 15th 2011. They also announced that they will no longer carry T-Mobile devices after September 14th.  Now, with September coming around the corner, RadioShack needs their T-Mobile stock gone ASAP.  They have decided to deal with that issue in a spectacular way. Starting August 12th every single phone is absolutely free, with a two year commitment.  Don’t bother rushing to the RadioShack website, however. This deal is only good in stores. No word on when the sale might end, though considering the circumstances, it is probably safe to assume the special will last until stock is depleted.

[via FaceBook]

Walmart gives away the Samsung Conquer 4G for those wanting to pre-order

What do we know about the coming of the Samsung Conquer 4G? Lets see, it’s coming to Sprint on August 21st, you can buy this device off Sprints shelves for $99 with a new 2yr contract at that time. But now I guess we can say that’s old news as of today, because Walmart is offering Sprint customers an even better deal. If this Gingerbread phone is right up your alley, you can acquire this little guy with the 1GHz processor and 3.5-inch display for zero dollars, or as all of us love to hear, FREE. All you have to do is head over to the Walmart website and pre-order to get this deal including a new 2yr contract.

[via engadget]

GetJar to Release Top Paid Apps to Gold Members, for Free

It wasn’t long ago that users were flocking to GetJar to download Angry Birds. However, the process wasn’t seamless and this author is reminded that it took days for GetJar’s site to become stable after the release.

GetJar is making all attempts to become viable once again, and are doing just that with GetJar Gold. With GetJar Gold, users are able to download the most popular paid apps for free (you pay for Gold, of course). These apps include Backbreaker, SwiftKey X, Age of Zombies, and more. This seems like a legit way to get your hands on some top paid apps, while still paying developers for their time. You can find GetJar at the link below; tell us how you like it!

[via getjar]

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Spectrum Puzzles

If you’re a “puzzle freak”, as the developer puts it, today’s free Amazon App is going to surely to tickle your fancy.  Spectrum Puzzles for Android allows you to unscramble images much like a real life puzzle.  It’s simple, slide the images around to assemble the photo at hand.  The developer has packed the app with a whopping 50 lively and energetic photos for your convenience.  As you increase in level the difficulty increases as well.  And if for some reason you rock’em all, the developer has added support for you to upload your own photos too.  How cool is that?  Among the photos pre-loaded you’ll find various landscapes, nature shots, city skylines and buildings as well as cool machinery.

The puzzles range from four different sizes allowing for 12 to 48 different pieces to be visible.  Level of difficulty ranges are simple as you’re offered Easy, Medium and Hard.  Your kids are sure to have a ball with this one while on long trips or lengthy commutes.  If you’re ready to give this a download, head on over to the Amazon App Store.  If you don’t have the App Store side loaded onto your device, you can grab it from here.  Just enter your mobile number or your email and a download link will be sent to you.  Just ensure that your device has the “unknown sources” box checked off under “Applications” and you’re all set.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Hit the break to check out some more screen shots of the application.   Read more

Grab any version of the Nexus S for FREE today only at Best Buy

Best Buy Mobile is running an exclusive sale for one day only, and it is a dandy. You can grab the Nexus S for free, and to top it off, we are talking all three carriers that it is available on – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile. It can be either as a new contract or an upgrade. Sure the Nexus Prime is around the corner, but for those that are budget minded and don’t need the latest device, the Nexus S will take care of your needs. It was released 9 months ago, and it is still one of the best Android phones out there simply because it is a Google experience device.

You have until 11:59 CST tonight to make you decision.

Press release after the break

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