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Training for a marathon? Run with these Android apps

As challenging as running a marathon is, training for one is even more difficult. To make sure that you don't have a miserable race day you've got to spend at least 16 weeks gradually increasing your mileage and building up stamina. That means you're running a whole lot more than just 26.2 miles. ... Full Article »

March 7, 2011 6:00pm

Smartphone users barely aware of potential security risks

Smartphone users have only a slight inkling that their phones are vulnerable to the same security risks from which personal computers can suffer. That’s according to a recent poll of 1,600 smartphone owners from across Europe by security firm Kaspersky, which found that 27 percent of those polled ... Full Article »

March 7, 2011 3:12pm

Android in disaster recovery mode, vows to remote-wipe malware apps

Google (GOOG) found itself in disaster recovery mode last week, after some 50 Android Market applications were found to contain a malware program called DroidDream. In an effort to restore faith in its App Store alternative, Google’s vowed to build new safeguards into the Android Market, confirmin ... Full Article »

March 7, 2011 9:53am

Fresh Android Games for Mar. 7: Ninja Dash, Pandas vs Ninjas Zoom

It’s ninja fever in today’s fresh games. Ninja Dash lets you guide a ninja on his run for survival. Pandas vs Ninjas Zoom has you battle against the ninjas for the control of panda territory. Ninja Dash (Free) Ninjas can be heroes or villains. In this app, the ninja is a good guy on the run. ... Full Article »

March 7, 2011 7:05am

Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 7: Speedy, Broken Screen Touch!, Sarcasm-O-Meter

Spring brings mischief. Try faking a cracked screen (Broken Screen Touch!) or rating the sarcasm in the room (Sarcasm-O-Meter). But if you want to get serious – and learn a little about speed and distance – download Speedy. Speedy (Free) Want to get more precise with speed and distance measure ... Full Article »

March 7, 2011 6:13am

These 20 Android apps shine on the Motorola Xoom

Tapping into Android apps on the Motorola Xoom tablet literally introduces a new dimension to Google’s mobile operating experience. While the distinction between apps on tablets and smartphones on Android devices is less pronounced than what exists between the iPad and iPhone (as well as the iPod ... Full Article »

March 5, 2011 6:00am

Samsung working on improving Galaxy Tab after seeing new iPad

Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs called out Samsung (005930.KS) and its Galaxy Tab during his keynote address, citing sales figures that put the Galaxy Tab at about 2 million shipped units and using a quote from Samsung VP Lee Young-hee that seemed to concede that few Galaxies actually made it into custo ... Full Article »

March 4, 2011 2:18pm

Fresh Android Games for Mar. 4: Android Lander, Air Attack, Chalk Ball

Go retro with today’s fresh games. Android Lander and Air Attack recall arcade games of the 1980s. Chalk Ball sends you back to grammar school to clean the erasers. Android Lander ($1.99) Remember the classic arcade game Lunar Lander? Maybe you aren’t old enough. It was really cool, but you do ... Full Article »

March 4, 2011 7:29am

Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 4: Thrutu, Google Maps update, Gym Tracker

I’ve been seeing a trend lately – voice calling is back. It looked like texting and social services like Facebook and Twitter were about to make voice calls extinct but there are a few new apps, like yesterday’s Thrutu release, that want to make voice calls more useful and fun than ever before ... Full Article »

March 4, 2011 7:03am

Xperia Play will be a serious gaming contender

Sony Ericsson’s Android-running PlayStation phone, the Xperia Play, finally became an official thing when it was announced by an ad during the Super Bowl. Sony hopes the device will find an audience between die-hard PlayStation fans and the more casual mobile gaming market that has exploded in the ... Full Article »

March 3, 2011 2:05pm


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