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Report: BlackBerry Messenger to launch on Android and iOS devices

Research in Motion (RIMM) is planning “stripped down” versions of its popular BlackBerry Messenger app to owners of Android and iOS devices, according to a report from industry publication BGR. While BlackBerry Messenger is currently an exclusive offering to BlackBerry owners, and a key point o ... Full Article »

March 3, 2011 1:32pm

Android games, smartphone sector not deterred by Apple

Android by the numbers The iPad 2 may have introduced more competition into the mobile market, but Android still dominates the smartphone sector. According to a Nielsen report released this morning, Android OS market share rests 2 percent above RIM (RIMM) BlackBerry and Apple (AAPL) iOS, taking 29 ... Full Article »

March 3, 2011 10:43am

Meet the Makers: WHERE

WHERE, a location-based search and recommendation tool, was among the first apps in the Android Market. With a recently added feature called “Perfect Places,” WHERE wants to offer the best recommendations possible. They’ve been working at it a long time, having launched long before the iPhone ... Full Article »

March 3, 2011 9:53am

Fresh Android Games for Mar. 3: Deadly Chambers HD, Aporkalypse, Tap of War

In today’s fresh list, Deadly Chambers HD arrives as a 3D first-person shooter, Aporkalypse lets pigs save the world, and Tap of War digitizes the old, classic tug-of-war game. Deadly Chambers HD ($2.99) Think 21st century Doom. Sometimes there’s nothing to do but run and shoot. This app thru ... Full Article »

March 3, 2011 6:07am

Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 3: HomeAway, Let’s Create Pottery

In today’s fresh list, HomeAway lets you search for a vacation rental on the go and Let’s Create! Pottery is a theraputic way to relieve everyday stress. HomeAway (Free) Need an escape? Who doesn’t after this winter. Browse over 200,000 vacation rental properties world wide with this new ap ... Full Article »

March 3, 2011 5:28am

Android security threatened by malware; Google pulls infected apps

Security seems to be a major theme this week, and for Android users, it’s time to crack down on the growing malware apps that are taking over the market. Dozens of applications in Google’s (GOOG) Android Market have been discovered to be infected with malware called “DroidDream,” which can t ... Full Article »

March 2, 2011 10:38am

Fresh Android Games for Mar. 2: Toy Crafter, Defuzed, Fish Fillets

In today’s fresh games, you can make your own toys (Toy Crafter), defuse bombs (Defuzed), or solve mazes (Fish Fillets). Toy Crafter (Free) Imagine digital LEGOs. Build your own toys, objects, and characters and then bring them to life. Select blocks from a set, assemble them, color them, add w ... Full Article »

March 2, 2011 7:53am

Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 2: XFINITY TV, Cabela’s Recon Hunt, Marionette Theater

Today’s fresh apps let you plan your night in front of the tube (XFINITY TV), plan your next big game safari (Cabela’s Recon Hunt) or put on a puppet show (Marionette Theater). XFINITY TV (Free) Comcast continues to branch out to mobile devices. First the company released an iPad app, and now ... Full Article »

March 2, 2011 7:30am

Words With Friends dev: Single player mode ‘would have crippled our game’

The way to really be successful with a mobile game is to distill it down to its core element, and make sure that everything that goes into the game after that builds on, and complements, that experience. That’s the trick, according to Zynga With Friends Technical Director Vijay Thakkar: a concise ... Full Article »

March 1, 2011 3:43pm

Android is virtually everywhere, from docks to clouds

Motorola docks get smarter Our smartphones are now as powerful as many of our computers, reiterating the trend towards interoperable devices. Motorola (MMI) is taking a literal approach with the Atrix, a laptop dock you can plug your phone into. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha reportedly had good news for ... Full Article »

March 1, 2011 10:43am

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