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Android patent overhears background noise to match local ads

With the Internet centering around mobile devices, and advertising as its core revenue-generator, Google applied for a patent that takes in ambient data to tailor promotions in your environment. The patent for “advertising based on environmental conditions,” details the use of various smartphone ... Full Article »

March 23, 2012 9:27am

Android apps to rule SXSW 2012

While rumors of an Instagram Android launch swirl around SXSW this year (I’ll believe it when I see it), there’s plenty of Android apps already in the Market to help you navigate and enjoy the geek fest of the year. Ambient social discovery is a big theme this year, with several apps vying for e ... Full Article »

March 8, 2012 9:20am

Spring cleaning becomes selling courtesy of the EggDrop Android app

In the market for an NFL gnome, a new but used lawnmower, or a blow-up couch with built-in cup holder? You might just be in luck when you search for your most-wanted and needed items with the free EggDrop – Local Marketplace app for Android. If you aren’t having any luck finding what you want in ... Full Article »

March 7, 2012 4:30pm

Share secure location updates with the Glympse app for Android

Keeping tabs on your wandering significant other and wild kids just got a whole lot easier. The free Glympse app for Android allows you to safely send location updates to anyone with a cell phone. You can share timed location updates through text, email, Facebook and Twitter. The location-tracking a ... Full Article »

March 5, 2012 4:30pm

Local social network app Sonar starts pinging on Android

Android users can expect a new kind of social networking capability starting Tuesday – popular iOS app Sonar is making the jump to Google’s mobile platform, in beta form. Sonar actually leverages the capabilities of a lot of location-based social networks for its features. It ties into apps suc ... Full Article »

March 5, 2012 1:39pm

Android App Tablet Review: Poynt

Poynt is an excellent and very thorough application for finding directions and figuring out what you and your friends should do tonight. The app utilizes several search engines to quickly and efficiently find directions to just about anywhere. You can search for places based on distance from your c ... Full Article »

October 29, 2011 2:00pm

Android App Tablet Review: Yelp

Yelp is a must-have app for the Android tablet owner who dines out often. The customer review site for restaurants, stores and businesses is the same old Yelp you've always used and loved—only this mobile version of the service is a lot less clunky than the website. The app's clean home screen h ... Full Article »

October 19, 2011 6:00pm

Android App Tablet Review: Loopt

Check-in, read reviews and get the inside scoop on businesses and locations around you with Loopt. The social networking app works great on an Android tablet. Though it’s designed mostly for users to bring with them when they visit local establishments, where they can use their devices’ GPS cap ... Full Article »

October 19, 2011 2:34pm

31 essential public transport Android apps to get around cities from NYC to London

Get around any city from New York City to San Francisco to London with these handy Android local transportation apps, which let you navigate subways, trains, and buses like a pro. No more craning your neck in a crowded subway trying to see the name of the stop, wondering when the bus will come, or s ... Full Article »

September 28, 2011 4:30pm

AT&T updates its YP Yellow Pages & Gas Prices Android app

It’s easy to dismiss the Yellow Pages as a ‘has-been’ from a bygone generation. But the concept, first introduced by Yellow Pages all the way back in the 1880s, of searching and finding local business information, is still hugely relevant. These days of course, Yellow Pages is online and on yo ... Full Article »

September 13, 2011 4:30pm

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