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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Draw Something arrives in the Amazon App Store for the Kindle Fire

Draw Something has amassed many users in its time on Android and it has now made the leap onto a device that is suggested to of have captured half of the US Android market share. Yes, Draw Something is now available in the Amazon App Store for the Kindle Fire. You get two options to choose from, the free ad-supported version or you can pony up the $1.99 and go ad free. Hit the source link for the downloads or just go ahead and load up your Amazon Kindle Fire and get to drawing something fun.

Drawing is a really funny thing. Most people fall into one of two categories: excellent or incredibly terrible. What better way to expose people and complicate the matters further than by forcing you to use your chubby fingers to draw crude, cave painting-like images with a friend, and then try to guess what the other person drew? Well, that seems to be the thinking at OMGPOP, because they made a little game called Draw Something that does just that, and it's all the rage these days.

The premise is ridiculously simple: pick a word from a list of three, try and draw it using different colors and brushes, then send it along to your friend and see if they can guess the correct word. Guessing is aided by the fact that your letter selection isn't infinite; on the contrary, you're only given a small handful of letters that aren't​ in your word, so as long as you can discern what you need, you'll be fine.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Now, which is the best free online storage for you?

Today, we should talk about which one online storage is best for you. At first, we need bypass iCloud because it's only available in Mac and iOS and today we will talk about those cross-platform servers. As we known, on Tuesday morning, Google announced its own storage service called Google Drive. Now, we have Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive, Box and other online storage servers. About the storage server, I only pay attention to 2 points.

1. We all concern about the free storage when we use a free online storage servers. Actually, most of people needn't a large volume storage because the large file you'd better take with removable disk if the network is not so good. As for me, I am using skydrive, but never used the storage above 2G. If you really need upload some big stuffs in case, I think Skydrive is the best choice for you.

Free storage
Dropbox: 2G
Skydrive: 7G~25G
Google Drive: 5G
Box: 5G

2. We should care about the cross-platform now. More platforms support, more convenient. Fortunately, all of those 4 servers support web upload, so we do not worry about is there windows version or mac version. Just like we ignore iClound because it only have Apple version.

Support platform
Dropbox: Windows, Mac, ios, Android, Blackberry
Skydrive: Windows, Mac, ios
Google Drive: Windows, Mac, Android
Box: Windows & Mac(web only), ios, Android, Blackberry

I think both 2 point can totally make a decision for me. So the first choice for me is Skydrive between my workplace and home. Dropbox is the second for my phone and computer. Don't like Box because of the bad network make it become nothing on web browser. Google Drive? Hummm, I should try it later. Here is the 3 Best Online Storage Apps on Android which I wrote before Google Drive come out. If you are interested in it, you can try it.

So, do you have any more great free online storage server? Please leave your comment!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

5 Best free ebook readers for Android phones and tablets

If you are interested in reading book with your phone or tablet, you will be glad to see that so many different ebook reader apps in Google Play. How to choose a best one from a mount of them is a big question. But don't worry, because I have picked 5 best one out now for you, just check them.

5. Kobo eBooks (Rated: 4.3)
With Kobo, reading on your Android Smartphone or Tablet couldn't be easier. Download Kobo FREE eBooks app and start browsing millions of free and affordable books from the palm of your hand. Find everything from the hottest new releases to popular classics. With Kobo, reading books on your Android Smartphone or Tablet couldn't be easier. Make reading a fun learning experience as the app has a special feature called Reading Life, which monitors and tracks your reading statistics. You can also share memorable quotes, notes, dialogues, and more with the integrated Faebook feature.

4. 100,000 Free Books Wattpad (Rated: 4.3)
Wattpad has a great gallery of over 1,00,000+ ebooks which you browse from and all of them are Free. This social eReading app connects readers and writers across all genres – vote for the best stories, share your comments with other readers or leave a suggestion for your favorite author. Browse Wattpad's huge library of over 3 million stories ranging from contemporary suspense thrillers and mysteries, to teen fiction, poetry, romance, fantasy narratives, humour and science fiction.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Which is the best Android phone out there right now?

Which is the best Android phone out there right now?" -- the headline of this story -- is the single most common question I get asked on a day-to-day basis. And it's understandable; after all, budget considerations not withstanding, everyone wants to feel like they're buying the best of the best.

Spoiler alert: There will be no definitive answer to that question provided here today. Or anywhere, any day (not one that matters, at least). While occasionally a device comes along that raises the bar in some exciting new manner -- the Galaxy Nexus, for example -- generally speaking, there is no single "right" answer for everyone. It all comes down to what you want.

In the case of Android, we're at the start of what promises to be a spectacular streak of high-end device launches. With Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out in the wild, manufacturers are finally starting to release their new flagship phones built around Google's latest and greatest mobile OS.

One of the first such handsets to hit is HTC's One S, which goes on sale for $200 (with a new contract, following a $50 rebate) next Wednesday on T-Mobile. I've been using the One S for a few days now, and as I wrote in my review, it's a standout phone if I've ever seen one -- a premium device that handily earns its spot among the Android elite.

So naturally, certain questions are bound to follow -- questions like: "Should I get the One S instead of the Galaxy Nexus?" "What about the Droid Razr? Is it better than that?" And: "How about that elusive Galaxy S III? Should I maybe hold out for it?"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

3 best free photo-sharing apps for android let you enjoy colorful world

It looks like more and more people love to share the photo online, and enjoy the images from different corners of this world in different time. So Flicker was born. When we find that share photo can be much easier with our smart phone, the various of photo-sharing apps comes out. Yes, today, I will introduce you 3 top free photo-sharing apps for android phones. Just forget the top 10 or what. It's still too much for use.

3. Path (Rated: 4.1)

Path, the popular social network that competes with the likes of Instagram, allows only 150 friends to share your pictures with. You can upload your pictures directly to the network for sharing, and edit them with one of the eight free filters. Why only photos? You can also share your thoughts, the music you're listening to, where you are, who you are with and other updates.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

5 Best Android phone make you enjoy movie on Android with best experience

After several years’ growth, Android OS become the hottest mobile system now. More and more android phones have the better hardware. At the end of 2011, Galaxy Nexus announced that smartphone had stepped in the HD display era. Accordingly, in the beginning of 2012, HTC One X followed up Galaxy Nexus, leaded the smartphone to Quad-core age. I have to admit that the smartphone is better than my PC now.

Well, if you own a mobile phone that equipped HD display screen which is larger than 4.3-inch, a dual-core or even quad-core and a battery with larger capacity. Do you still want to spend much more money to get a tablet for movie watching? Come on, just wake up from the tablet boom. You can totally handle your work and entertainment with only an Android phone. Just let me introduce you the best 5 Android phones for movie watching.

5. Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S is packing a 4.3-inch display with 720 by 1280 pixels of resolution and a MSM8260 dual-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz. With the 32G storage, you can save more HD movies in it. The battery on the Xperia S is rated at 1,750mAh. Sony reckons it'll provide up to 8.5 hours of yakking, 25 hours of music playback and 17.5 days on standby. About the video playback, Sony Xperia S supports MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV video which up to 1080P@30FPS.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

How to clear app cache or data to make your android phone run faster

Apps sometimes can misbehave. Before you go reaching for that task killer (don't do it!) here's something else to try. Above is the screen you'll see if you go to Settings>Applications>Manage appliations and tap on an app. You've got a bunch of buttons and numbers. The top buttons are pretty self-explanatory -- force stop makes an app quit. Uninstall either uninstalls an app -- or if it's permanently loaded onto the phone (like the Android Market should be), you'll have the option to uninstall updates.

But when we have a misbehaving app, first thing we'll try is to clear the cache. That wipes out temporary files that might be causing trouble. Your app's still there, as are all your settings.

Clearing data is a little more drastic, basically giving you a clean installation of the app, with all of your settings and log-ins returned to zero. It's pretty much the same as uninstalling and reinstalling, just quicker.

So if you're having trouble with an app, try clearing then cache, or go all-out and clear data and see if that doesn't do it for you.

From: Androidcentral

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

3 Best SMS Backup Apps For Android Phones and Tablets

Now, the SMS is playing the important role in our daily life. I believe that anybody will send and receive the SMS if they got an mobile phone. And I prefer to save some important SMS to other place so that I can restore it when some day I just install another ROM into my android phone. And today I want to share you 3 best SMS backup and restore apps for android.

1. SMS Backup (Rated: 4.6)

This apps will automatically backs up SMS messages to your Gmail account after you set it. You need to have IMAP enabled in your Gmail preferences, which must be done through a computer.

2. SMS Backup + (Rated: 4.6)

Automatically backup SMS, MMS and call log entries using a separate label in Gmail / Google Calendar. It is also possible to restore SMS and call log entries back to the phone (MMS not supported yet). Remember to enable IMAP in Gmail and set the correct time/zone.

Please note that auto backup might not work reliably when SMS Backup+ is installed on the SD card. Future version will hopefully fix this, in the meantime please move it back to phone memory if possible.

3. SMS Backup & Restore (Rated: 4.7)

  • SMS Backup & Restore is a simple Android app that backs up and restores your phone's text messages.
  • Schedule automatic backups or backup your messages anytime you wish.
  • You can view backup contents on your phone, and choose to backup selected conversations only.
  • Backups are created in XML format and saved to your device's SD card.
  • The XML can then be converted to other formats, and can also be viewed on a computer.
  • It's easy to e-mail your backup files anywhere you wish.
All of 3 apps is free and easy to handle. You can just download apps in Google Play directly with the links. Enjoy yourself! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Finally, Instagram Android Version is Available in Google Play

Sorry for my always bad memory but I still remember that I have been told everybody that Instagram for Android is coming several days before (Here: Instagram For Android Runs Better Than iOS ). And now, it is available in Google Play. What's more, only 2 days past, this app had reached over millions of downloads.

Launched in 2010, Instagram has been exclusive to the iPhone (and camera-enabled iPads) because Instagram's CEO Kevin Systrom wanted it to be perfect. Systrom was quoted as saying Instagram for Android is "one of the most amazing Android apps you'll ever see."

The Android version should be virtually identical to the iPhone experience with the exception that Tilt Shift/Blur, Share from Feed, Live Preview and Share to Flickr are absent till now.

In terms of functionality, the Android application itself is identical to its Apple iOS cousin, featuring simple flash controls and a camera-switch button to alternate between front-facing and rear-facing cameras with a single tap. Unfortunately, the application still lacks spot-focusing, cropping and zooming after a picture has already been taken.

As a newer in Android, Instagram still have some bugs need to be fixed. With so many Android phones available with all ranges of cameras surely this was a task that will probably take another update or two.

You can download it in Google Play: Instagram
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