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Angry Birds Rio & Angry Apple: Amazon Appstore opens with a bang

Amazon’s (AMZN) Appstore launched today. And it’s starting with a bang, with a freebie of Angry Birds Rio for 24 hours (and counting) and a lawsuit from an angry Apple (AAPL). I got in at around 6:30 a.m. Chicago time…though it appears it may have been open five hours earlier based on the co ... Full Article »

March 22, 2011 7:47am

Fresh Android Games for Mar. 22: Fruit Smash, Box It! 2, Meteor Brick Breaker 2

In today’s fresh games, destroy fruit in a new way (Fruit Smash), navigate an ancient Inca maze (Box It! 2), and play a twist on the old brick breaker concept (Meteor Brick Breaker 2). Fruit Smash ($1.22) Ever get the sense we all have something against fruit? Fruit Ninja launched a fruit slashi ... Full Article »

March 22, 2011 6:38am

Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 22: Theramaze, Dream Meanings Dictionary

The beauty of apps is that you never know what you’re going to get. Who would have thought one device could be both a musical instrument (Theramaze) and a sleep study guide (Dream Meanings Dictionary)? Theramaze (Free) Ever hear of the musical instrument called a theremin? Russian inventor Leon ... Full Article »

March 22, 2011 6:17am

Why T-Mobile exiting the mobile industry is actually good for consumers

AT&T (T) intends to buy T-Mobile – a U.S. division of Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY.PK) – for $39 billion in cash and stock. That means the No. 2 (AT&T) and No. 4 (T-Mobile) wireless carriers will consolidate, creating a behemoth and eliminating a competitor from the market. Almost immediately ... Full Article »

March 21, 2011 2:54pm

Google announces new Nexus S for Sprint with 4G capability

Seems Verizon (VZ) isn’t the only place to get 4G LTE service for Android customers. Google (GOOG) announced today on its mobile blog that it would be releasing a new version of its Nexus S, the Nexus S 4G, on the Sprint (S) network. The phone is made by Samsung (005930.KS) and carries Google’s ... Full Article »

March 21, 2011 2:34pm

AT&T plus T-Mobile means big reach for Android

With the CTIA conference just around the corner, mobile’s big players are making some significant announcements this week. AT&T’s plans to acquire T-Mobile may have a lasting impact on Android’s reach, while Google Voice’s Sprint integration authenticates the future of mobile VoIP. Spri ... Full Article »

March 21, 2011 9:12am

Fresh Android Games for Mar. 21: Guerrilla Bob, Flag Swipe, Swamp Defense

Go mercenary with Guerrilla Bob, puzzle your way through foreign flags using Flag Swipe, and fight swamp things in Swamp Defense. Guerrilla Bob ($2.99) What to be a solider of fortune? Try stepping into Guerrilla Bob’s shoes for a few minutes. It’s an adrenaline rush all right, but you’ll le ... Full Article »

March 21, 2011 6:23am

Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 21: Flash update, Camera Streak, I Watch

Do your happy smartphone dance with Adobe Flash Player 10.2, make freaky photos with Camera Streak, and listen to Internet-only radio with I Watch Flash Player 10.2 Update (Free) Despite Steve Job’s direct attack, Adobe’s Flash remains a huge part of the web. Flash technology drives ... Full Article »

March 21, 2011 6:06am

Meet the Makers: Charles Hudson and Mike Jimenez of Bionic Panda Games

Bionic Panda Games founders Charles Hudson and Mike Jimenez worked together at social gaming company Serious Business, which was acquired last year by Zynga. In this week’s Meet the Makers the two explain why they went all-in on Android with their first release Aqua Pets. “Schizophrenia is one ... Full Article »

March 20, 2011 6:00am

Google Translate receives timely Japanese language update

It has been a week since disaster struck Japan. Widespread destruction of the country, including to their telecommunications, has made it very difficult to communicate as people from around the world attempt to make contact with those who live there. As information becomes readily available, it's ... Full Article »

March 18, 2011 3:49pm

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