TruPhone has upgraded their Android application to enable Wi-Fi calling. The Android version joins TruPhone’s support of a wide variety of VoIP-compatible devices from BlackBerry, Nokia, and the iPhone. Full details for Truphone’s Android client follows.
Over on Phandroid and Engadget are posts with the above Youtube Video of a Nexus One running Flash 10.1. This means all of those blank spots you see on the Camangi and other Android devices when viewing sites with Flash will soon be filled in. Plus you can watch Youtube, Hulu and other flash based [...]
The march of applications to Android continues, as GOGII’s textPlus has landed in the marketplace as well. textPlus lets you organize group text messaging as well as individual texts. This is perfect if you have friends you have not yet assimilated into the wonders of smartphones, and therefore email is out, but texting is king. [...]
I just bought my Droid a few weeks ago, and I’ve been testing various programs and getting acquainted with Android 2.0. In the stock configuration, 2.0 only has 3 “home screens” for widgets and quick app access. A few quick scans around various Android forums, and I found out about one “home replacement” program that [...]
(image courtesy of petitinvention) Welcome to the final State of the eBook for 2009! It has been a big year for eBooks, and I am going to do my best to cover a timeline of the high points, as well as a few things to look forward to in 2010. Rather than do a traditional [...]
As 2009 comes to an end, many of us — myself included — are already thinking about a list of new resolutions and goals for the new year. The problem I’ve always encountered is how to stay on track. Sure, just like everyone, I’m motivated in January; but then I find myself waning a few [...]
I am a huge fan of Evernote. The cross-platform service allows me to capture my thoughts, pictures and voice notes no matter where I am or what I’m doing. I can use Evernote on my iMac and then later access new notes on my iPhone. I can write something on my Windows tablet PC and [...]
One of the first things that people install on their Android phones is some sort of application to kill background applications. In fact, as Carly noted today, Verizon employees suggested she install “Advanced Task Killer” to help stop applications running in the background. Why not use the functionality that’s already built-in to Android for this?
I was perusing Androidforums.com today for some software tips, and stumbled on a few threads that maintained there was no reason to use a task killer with Android. These posters maintained that the OS was efficient enough to shut down programs that weren’t necessary and manage memory without a 3rd party intervention.
I was reading through my feeds, I and came across a post on eeepc.itrunsonlinux.com about a version of Android built for the Intel platform that is provided as a live CD/ISO image that you can download and install on your netbook. The installer is very bare bones, but you can install this not only in [...]
You may remember our review of ScreamingToaster’s Wicked Blogging App back in September. I recently got the chance to meet the ScreamingToaster team — Nazmul and Izabel Idris — and they’ve got some big things in store for BlackBerry and Android fans (stay tuned to Gear Diary to get a full rundown!). One recent update [...]
Seesmic has released their variation on a Android Twitter App. It promises to be a full featured application even allowing you to upload videos from the phone to YouTube before tweeting them.
It’s hard enough for developers to build apps and make money with the iPhone due to very low prices that the fierce competition has caused. A large percentage of apps cost 99 cents, and 20% of that goes to Apple. The saving grace is the huge number of iPhones in the market and the fairly [...]
Sometimes it’s the simple apps that really make a difference. That is what Toshl for Android does. Toshl is a simple expense tracker. It doesn’t have a tone of options and it’s not really designed for putting a expense report together for a business. However, what it is good for is tracking personal expenses. There [...]
One of the most popular programs to test Internet speed on a desktop computer is Speedtest.net. Now you can test your mobile upload and download speeds directly on your Android phone!