Research in Motion (RIM) was once quite protective of the Blackberry environment, preferring to develop their own apps for the mobile operating system. But now that the whole company is teetering on the edge of obsolescence, it has realized that help is needed, and fast. Now the company is courting developers to get into the BlackBerry system and it’s going to do it through incentives. [Read more…]
One app that Android users have always wished they had on their preferred mobile operating system is Instagram. The very popular photo taking app has been a longtime player in the iOS environment. Android users have always requested that the app be ported to Android. But even if a port has been hinted at, it never really materialized.
Until today, that is. [Read more…]
I got my iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab just a few weeks apart from each other. Being my first real hands-on experience with both iOS and Android, I got understandably app crazy. I downloaded a bunch of apps for both systems and also bought a number of paid apps. I quickly realized that despite the premium associated with buying an app, it does have its benefits – better support, additional features, and no annoying ads. Now researchers have discovered one other thing that will make you look at this free/paid app debate – free apps will drain your device’s battery much faster. [Read more…]
With the manifestation of VoIP apps for the Android mobile operating system, callers are finally freed from using up their calling plan time. They are free to roam the wilds of the world’s communication systems. Old Ma Bell must be turning over in her grave as free phone time is given up even more than the fabled free love of the sixties. The Android-dial masses are free at last to stiff the phone company, whose sense of entitlement has sometimes approached that of some modern day dragon. Start saving money with these 4 VoIP apps for your Android smartphone. [Read more…]
If you have an Android smartphone or tablet that you have rooted with CyanogenMod then you’ll be pleased to know that the guys behind the popular Android custom ROM are going to put up its own application store.
This was announced by Koushik Dutta, one of the people behind CyanogenMod. Dutta said the new store, which will be an independent enterprise, will bring in much needed revenue for CyanogenMod. The custom ROM is arguably the most popular Android modification around the world. It is estimated that more than a million Android phones run CyanogenMod. [Read more…]