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Ask Engadget: best smartphone car mount?

Ask Engadget best Smartphone windshield mount

We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget inquiry is from Sam, who needs to find a new way of attaching a Galaxy S III to a windshield. If you’re looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.

“I’ve ditched my GPS unit for a Galaxy S III in my car, but I can’t find a good windshield mount. Are there any models that don’t use suction cups? For some reason they won’t stick to my window, and yes, before you ask, yes I do keep it clean. Thanks!”

While we wouldn’t recommend doing anything unhealthy, we’ve found a good lick on the suction cup before attaching it sometimes helps. Your mileage, however, may vary. Still, you could always try one of TomTom’s generic smartphone dashboard mounts or perhaps even using a Bean Bag mount? As for a window mount that doesn’t use suction cups? That’s a question we’ll leave for our friendly commenters to join in on.

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Nintendo DS classic Touch Detective now available in the Google Play Store

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Released for the Nintendo DS back in 2006, cult favorite Touch Detective finally makes its way onto Android devices. Released today on the Google Play, the game stars a young detective girl who solves mysterious with her pet fungus and friends. The game plays like a traditional point-n-click adventure that’s both lighthearted and endearing.

That being said, Touch Detective definitely wont be everyone’s cup of tea, not just because of the gameplay but because of it’s Japanese-style (sometimes strange) humor. I’d say definitely give it a go if you’re a fan of the genre, it is free to download after all. Keep in mind the game is broken up in to chapters, of which only the first is free to play. After that, you can unlock additional chapters (3 total) via in-app purchases of $4 each, or snag a deal by downloading ‘em all at once for $9. Hey, this was a $35 Nintendo DS game back in the day. You can download the first chapter of Touch Detective after the video below.

[Touch Detective on Google Play]

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The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5pm ET with guest Ashley Esqueda!

The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5pm ET with guest Ashley Esqueda!

We’d say ’tis the season for awesome podcasts, but let’s face it — it’s always the season for awesome podcasts. However, a special guest oftentimes adds a dash of extra spice to our normal cup of hot cocoa, and that’s no understatement with this week’s selection: Ashley Esqueda. You might know her from Mobile Nations, Techfoolery.tv and Tecca, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg of this girl’s resume. So join us at 5pm ET as we welcome Ashley and discuss the latest happenings in mobile!

December 19, 2012 5:00 PM EST

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Google Play Elves Kick Off The Surprise Calendar Countdown

Google began its Play Store Surprise Calendar Countdown today with a free $35 hotel credit for the Hotel Tonight app. If the hotel credit is not your cup of tea, check back tomorrow. Google promises a daily giveaway or discount on its Android flavored advent calendar. This appears to be similar to an Android-centric version of Google Offers but then again, Google Offers doesn’t include “giveaways” so we’ll have to wait and see how it differentiates itself. Either way, we’ll be sure to let you know if there are any can’t miss deals. Load up your Play Store app or hit the source link below to see the deals. The promotion lasts until January 1, 2013.

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Google Play Elves Kick Off The Surprise Calendar Countdown

Google began its Play Store Surprise Calendar Countdown today with a free $35 hotel credit for the Hotel Tonight app. If the hotel credit is not your cup of tea, check back tomorrow. Google promises a daily giveaway or discount on its Android flavored advent calendar. This appears to be similar to an Android-centric version of Google Offers but then again, Google Offers doesn’t include “giveaways” so we’ll have to wait and see how it differentiates itself. Either way, we’ll be sure to let you know if there are any can’t miss deals. Load up your Play Store app or hit the source link below to see the deals. The promotion lasts until January 1, 2013.

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Dead Trigger ‘Merry Christmas’ update brings North Pole arena, new boss

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Dead Trigger is keeping in the holiday spirit of joy and cheer today by bringing a "Merry Christmas" update to its game. You'll continue to kill countless hordes of undead, but now they'll be festive with Santa hats on. This update brings a new North Pole arena, as well as a new boss named "Zanta." There's some holiday-agnostic updates as well, including a new grenade launcher, price discounts on upgrades and new story missions. There have even been some memory optimizations for low-end devices.

We'd venture to say most of us don't normally associate the holidays with killing zombies. But if that happens to be your cup of tea, go grab Dead Trigger at the Google Play link above and get to work.

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[Deal Alert] Sprint’s Galaxy Note II Now $99 And LG Optimus G Only $50 For New Customers From Amazon Wireless

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Apparently it’s the Day of the Deal, because the savings just keep rolling in. We’ve already highlighted a couple of good deals on GSIIIs today, but if that’s just not your cup of tea, Amazon Wireless just knocked quite a bit of the price of Sprint’s Note II and Optimus G for new customers.

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If you’re into humongo-phones, then the Note II is definitely the best option you can buy right now. And if you have been considering a jump to Sprint, you can grab this nephilim of the smartphone world for a mere $99. Of course, that does require a two-year agreement, so make sure you’re ready to commit to The Now Network.

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[Deal Alert] Sprint’s Galaxy Note II Now $99 And LG Optimus G Only $50 For New Customers From Amazon Wireless was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Would you want this red HTC Droid DNA?

Check this out. We’re looking at a special edition HTC Droid DNA made for Verizon employees in a special red color scheme. And it’s very red, indeed. Each handset is numbered and stamped “Verizon Employee Limited Edition,” and that’s exactly why regular customers won’t be able to get their hands on one.

But would you want one? It’s the same great phone, which reviewed and named quite possibly HTC’s best Android device ever, only with a new paint job. Personally, it’s a bit loud for me. But it might just be someone else’s cup of tea.

[via DroidLife]

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[Kickstarter] MobileMount+; The all-in-one device mount for home, office, car and Tripods

Here we go again. Another kickstarter project. They are pretty infectious really. The latest find that we felt needed sharing is an accessory item called the MobileMount+. It is one of the first all around mounting solutions that I have personally seen and am excited to see it make it to market.

The MobileMount+ is more than just your average device mount. The most important aspect of the mount, in my opinion, is that it is universal. It isn’t designed just for the iPhone, the Galaxy S III, the Note II or any other specific device in mind. It is designed to be universal across all your devices and meet your needs in extraordinary ways. The MobileMount+ uses a dual-suction cup to hold tightly onto your device. You can stick it to the window of your car, the top of your desk, the mirror in your bathroom or anywhere else you can imagine. It is fully adjustable and can be angled for optimal viewing.

All of that sounds pretty good, but where the new MobileMount+ really takes the cake, is its additional ability for mounting to any 1/4″ 20 thread tripod or camera mounting system. I know I have used various stands, boxes and rope to place my device in a location just right to capture a stead video or picture. A tripod definitely makes this much easier, but our smartphones lack the ability to attach to one.

“Being that many of us use our smartphones as our primary, or only, camera, it’s a shame that so many great camera accessories can’t be put to use” said JR Sanchez, founder of MobileMount+. “It’s about time there was an affordable, versatile solution that makes your smartphone compatible with all of the accessories on the market.”

This function alone makes it highly valuable for amateur photographers and even the most seasoned vet. Especially with so many mini tripods available for table top placement and many other options. We dig it.

If you want to know more information and do a little pledging, head over the MobileMount+ Kickstarter page now. The various pledge amounts are more than reasonable and they are even offering up a black or white model.

 

 

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Morning news roundup: November 15, 2012

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News never sleeps, and neither does Android Central. While you sip your cup of coffee, have a look at a few pieces of news you might have missed.

Apps and updates

Beautiful Clock Widget works with the Android 4.2 lock screen.

Blogger app finally gets an update

Advanced search options in the new Gmail

Devices

Pantech Magnus press shot leak

HSPA+ Nexus 7 joins the sold out club

Stuff too good to miss

The Google TV 3 update looks great

Samsung halves the size and doubles the performance of flash storage

 

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Apple’s ‘apology’ ad goes from snarky to snoozy

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Remember how Apple got called out by a UK judge for basically being a dick when it "apologized" by saying the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 didn't "infringe" but still "willfully copied" the iPad? Yeah. Those were good times. Apple's revised advert is appearing in British papers today (please let it be on Page 6!), and it's a snoozer. It's a 87 words (or something like that — we fell asleep) of pure legal drivel. But at least it's more in the spirit of what the judge intended, we suppose. Have a cup of coffee, and have a read. Then pour another cup.

(And in related news, it seems the earlier "non-compliant" statement has now been pulled from Apple's UK site — go figure.)

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Angry Birds gets Bad Piggies-inspired update

There are plenty of Angry Birds players out there who haven’t yet moved onto Bad Piggies, Rovio’s latest game, but the studio is trying its hardest to get those fans to pick up the new game. The latest Angry Birds update adds 15 new levels inspired by Bad Piggies, tasking the players with destroying various contraptions like the ones the pigs build in their own game. If you’re not familiar with Bad Piggies yet, you will be by the time you’re finished playing through the update.


If Bad Piggies isn’t quite your cup of tea, then you’ll be pleased to know that 15 Surf and Turf levels have also been added in this update. There are also a handful of new power ups to take advantage of with this new update, but be forewarned: you’re going to have to plop down some cash if you want to add these power ups to your game. Not everything can be free when it comes to Angry Birds, we suppose.

Bad Piggies, like every Rovio game before it, has become incredibly popular with the mobile gaming masses. Rovio said earlier this year that the Angry Birds franchise as a whole has enjoyed 1 billion downloads, and today, it’s saying that it has 20 to 30 million users playing an Angry Birds game each and every day, with around 200 million active players each month. That certainly isn’t bad, and you can bet that it equates to a lot of ad revenue for the company.

Rovio is showing no signs of slowing down on the Angry Birds assault either. Bad Piggies is only a couple weeks old, but already our attention is on an all new Angry Birds title: Angry Birds Star Wars, which is scheduled to launch in November. Given that Angry Birds is already incredibly popular, it will be interesting to see what a Star Wars tie-in does to increase Rovio’s player base. If you’d like to download the latest update for Angry Birds, it’s live right now on the Google Play Store [download link].


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Sony recalls Xperia Tablet S after water resistance concerns [updated]

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Update – We've now got official statements published from both Sony U.S. and Sony UK. While the UK announcement is lacking in any serial numbers, the American announcement comes complete with those affected. Both read somewhat differently, but at least offer an official word on the matter from both sides of the Atlantic. 

Remember the Sony Xperia Tablet S? Yea, that one with the interesting wedge shape — no, not the one with the big wedge shape — that's the one. A main selling point for the tablet was its water resistance. Unfortunately Sony is being forced to recall tablets in several markets around the world — starting with Japan — because the devices aren't living up to their claims. Apparently, a manufacturing defect was leaving gaps between the display and housing of the device, which in turn lets water get where it shouldn't.

So if you've got a Tablet S (and since they've only shipped about 100,000 you'd be one of a select few), be sure to be extra careful when you're having that cup of coffee next to your tablet in the morning, and get ready to possibly send your device back to be replaced or repaired.

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Sony recalls Xperia Tablet S after water resistance concerns

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Remember the Sony Xperia Tablet S? Yea, that one with the interesting wedge shape — no, not the one with the big wedge shape — that's the one. A main selling point for the tablet was its water resistance. Unfortunately Sony is being forced to recall tablets in several markets around the world — starting with Japan — because the devices aren't living up to their claims. Apparently, a manufacturing defect was leaving gaps between the display and housing of the device, which in turn lets water get where it shouldn't.

So if you've got a Tablet S (and since they've only shipped about 100,000 you'd be one of a select few), be sure to be extra careful when you're having that cup of coffee next to your tablet in the morning, and get ready to possibly send your device back to be replaced or repaired.

Source: Reuters

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Engadget Giveaway: win a Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100, courtesy of IceMonkey!

Engadget Giveaway win a Sony Cybershot DSCRX100, courtesy of IceMonkey!

The giveaways just keep coming and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. But why would you want to? For this edition of your regularly scheduled contest, IceMonkey is handing out a Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100, complete with a 20.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor (valued at roughly $650). IceMonkey is a colorful site that offers discounted electronics and other home goods on a first-come / first-serve basis, and every order gets shipped free. If it sounds like your cup o’ tea, head over to check them out — but don’t forget to leave a comment below first.

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Apps of the Week – OI File Manager, Music Volume EQ, Official XBMC Remote and more!

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Another grouping of app picks that's primarily tools and productivity. We've got an EQ settings manager, file manager, remote app and a few others. There are enough dials, buttons and tabs in these apps to keep you busy for a couple weeks at least. If these aren't exactly your cup of tea, don't worry, we'll have another group of picks just 7 days from now. Either way, they're always worth a look — you may just find something you like.

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Twentieth Century Fox bringing more movies to Google Play and YouTube

Google Play already has a wide selection of movies and TV shows to watch on your Android devices, but get ready for even more. Over 600 new titles from Twentieth Century Fox are coming to both Google Play and YouTube. All of the new content will be available to either rent or buy.

FOX TV shows such as Glee, Modern Family, New Girl and Family Guy will now be up for grabs, as well as movies like X-Men, Ice Age, Black Swan and Prometheus. You can actually buy Prometheus in HD right now for $15, three weeks ahead of its Blu-ray, DVD and video-on-demand release. Twentieth Century Fox plans to do this with more movies in the future, so if Prometheus isn’t your cup of tea, be sure to keep an eye out for more early releases of Twentieth Century Fox films.

Google is working on getting all six major movie studios on board to provide users with the ability to buy or rent content on Google’s services. Paramount is already on board with over 500 movies available. Google is also working with several independent studios to bring even more content to Google Play and YouTube.

The service is only available to U.S. and Australian users currently, but Google is working on rolling it out to more countries. Most movies in the Google Play store are price anywhere from $4 to $7. TV shows cost around $2 per episode, with complete seasons priced at around $15-$25, depending on the show.


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This week’s sidebar poll: Do you use NFC often?

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When a new phone is released without NFC, there's a lot of wailing and teeth-gnashing on the Internet about how horrible it is that manufacturer X is silly for not including it. Some folks seem to be die-hard fans of the tech, while others just don't seem to care. The best way to settle that sort of argument is a steel-cage deathmatch a poll, so that's what we're asking this week.

NFC is useful for much more than payments. I use it, and I can honestly say that I rarely use Google Wallet — even when shopping in a store that supports it. It;s more natural for me to reach into my pocket and grab a few bucks that it is to use my phone. I like the automation ability that NFC adds, and have a tag in the cup holder of my car that changes a few things like turning off Wifi and starting up Google Maps. I also have one on my nightstand that puts the phone into desk clock mode. Nerdy, but that's how I roll.

What about you guys? Answer the poll (you'll find it in the sidebar as well as after the break) and tell us in the comments how you're using NFC.

Before we go, here's last week's results:

Do you use the Amazon appstore?

  • Nope. I keep away. — 48.86-percent
  • Yes, on my regular Android devices. — 47.56-percent
  • Yes, but only on the Kindle Fire. — 3.58-percent

Just about fifty-fifty here. We're just glad that Google gives that 47.56-percent of us the choice to use whatever appstore we want.

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How would you change the Pantech Burst?

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While ZTE and Huawei commence an assault on the high end of the market, companies like Pantech are nipping in behind to hoover up the budget space. When we reviewed the Pantech Burst, it was $50 on contract, but now can be picked up for $0.99. What do you get for less than a dollar? Stellar battery life (for an LTE phone), performance that easily matched a Samsung Skyrocket and LG Nitro HD more than compensate for its flaky capacitive buttons and weak camera. But, does the price justify turning a blind eye to its flaws? For a handset that costs less than a decent cup of coffee, what would you really change?

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Say hi to Logitech Washable Keyboard K310

I spend most of my time at home in front of my computer, and I tend to eat or drink something most of the time. There are times when the keyboard gets oily or occasionally I spill something on the keyboard and things turn out to be messy then. If you’re a person belonging to my category of computer users, seems like Logitech has an answer for us.

Logitech has unveiled a new keyboard called Logitech Washable Keyboard K310. There aren’t many waterproof keyboards out there, but Washable Keyboard K310 is certainly one of the rare few.

The keyboard has a robust build and is able handle light dusting and a rinse in the sink. Apart from being liquid resistant, the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is easy to clean and dries easily too. So if you are eating a pizza using your hands, you don’t have to wash your hands after each bite, instead, you can just continue your work and wash the keyboard after switching off your computer or once you’re done eating. That sounds super convenient to me. We’ve all experienced that moment of distraction, followed by panic, resulting from a cup of coffee or soda, or anything else, spilling all over our keyboard, but looks like you don’t have to worry about that anymore with this new gadget.

Apart from all the advantages that it has, it also makes typing more comfortable as it incorporates a familiar layout with sleek and thin profile. It is able to withstand being submerged in up to 11″ of water, and it can be all yours for $39.99. Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is expected to ship from October onwards.

Check out the video of the new Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 in action, and let us know if you would buy this when launched. Connect with us using the comment form below.

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EZ-Unlock App Will Unlock Your Verizon Galaxy S3 Bootloader In 1 Click

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Yesterday, we brought you the news of Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 finally getting it’s bootloader unlocked thanks to the trickery of some devs on XDA. The process was fairly simple and required entering only a few command lines in terminal. Nothing too complicated.

Well, if using ADB isn’t your particular cup of tea — and really, I wouldn’t blame you — developers on RootzWiki posted a simple 1-click app — now available in the Play Store — that can solve that nasty locked bootloader problem you’ve been having (root required).

In fact, it’s almost too easy. There’s long been talk from Android modders and users that apps like this are more of a disservice to the community than a help, but I’m inclined to disagree. I, for one, judge future Android purchases by how easy they are to root and unlock and grow weary of staying up all night rooting, with near brick scares, as I try and get AOSP running on my device. It’s like I’ve always said, when it comes to the Android modding community, the more the merrier.

I think it goes without saying to tread carefully. Root, messing with your phones bootloader, and software hacks almost always result in a voiding of your warranty.

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Apple seeds iOS 6 beta 4 to developers: here’s the changelog

Apple seeds iOS 6 beta 4 to developers here's the changelog

Right around 20 days after iOS 6 beta 3 was beamed out to developers, beta 4 is now making its way into those same hands via an OTA download. We’ve just confirmed that the files are indeed being pushed out, with the changelog showing fixes related to Facebook integration, the Address Book, authorization statues, and Apple TV / Bonjour workflows. You’ll also get a patched-up Dictionary, iTunes and Maps, amongst other things. The entire list of updates is embedded after the break, but we’d recommend a stiff cup of coffee before trying to digest ‘em all.

Update: For the eagle-eyed, yes, this update does indeed remove the YouTube app from the iOS homescreen. If you’re out of the loop, Google owns YouTube. And Apple hasn’t shied away from doing its best to distance iOS from Googlefied apps…

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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Distro Issue 51 arrives with an in-depth look at Apple’s Mountain Lion

Distro Issue 51 arrives with an indepth look at Apple's Mountain Lion

In case you hadn’t heard, Apple released the latest version of OS X recently. As expected, the newfangled Mountain Lion operating system touts a number of added features — some of which bring it even closer in sync with iOS. In this week’s issue of our e-magazine, the beast steps out into the spotlight and we offer a word or two (a few thousand, to be exact) in our full-length review of the software. If the work of the folks in Cupertino isn’t exactly your cup of tea, we also give the new Outlook.com and T-Mo’s version of the Galaxy Note a close examination with the Engadget fine-toothed comb. HTC’s Eric Lin takes a shot at the Q&A, “This is the Modem World” discusses gadget smells, “Reaction Time” chats about blockbuster releases and “IRL” exposes more of the devices that we use on the regular. Trust us, you’ll want to get comfortable this time around. Kick your shoes off and head to your download link of choice to get started.

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Sony Xperia SL shows up in multiple colors, allegedly sports a beefy 1.7GHz processor

Sony Xperia SL shows up in multiple colors, allegedly sports a beefy 1.7GHz processor

Sony’s been under the microscope for all the wrong reasons lately. Today, however, the spotlight’s focusing on the rumored successor of that lovable Xperia S. According to the reliable folks over at ePrice, the upcoming Xperia SL has been tweaked in a couple of ways since its last showing; not only popping up in different (and more subtle) livery, but it’s also received a decent speed bump with the alleged inclusion of a dual-core, 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 CPU — which is slightly different than the 1.5GHz chip previously reported. Either way, this Xperia SL cup will remain half full for the time being, as other useful details like pricing and availability are still widely unknown.

[Thanks, Joseph A.]

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Asus Transformer Infinity launching in the UK this August

Is the Google Nexus 7 not your cup of tea? Prefer your tablet bigger, bolder and brighter? If so then my fellow Brits have cause for celebration as Asus has today announced that the top-of-the-range Transformer Infinity is inbound. From August 31st you’ll be able to pick up the 64GB model complete with official keyboard dock for a fairly hefty £599.99.

Let’s not forget that it’s the quality of Asus’ Transformer range of tablets that prompted Google to partner with them for the uber-successful Nexus 7. As far as high end tablets go, you could do a lot worse. The real question is just how many people will be willing to part with £600 when you can pick up an astounding tablet for as little as £160 these days. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Review: Let’s Celebrate – The iOS App that Gives You an Excuse to Throw a Party

Let’s Celebrate  
Developer: Spiny Mouse  
Price: free   Download

Need more than a red Solo cup to have a party? How about a collection of mostly random that offers an obscure reason for celebration every day of the year? If you’re one of those people that looks for any reason to have a party, then the Let’s Celebrate app will give you multiple ones. Let’s Celebrate is a random collection of real events and possibly made up holidays that can be celebrated year-round. From “Barbie-in-a-Blender Day” to “Moldy Cheese Day,” Let’s Celebrate puts a near-endless list of mostly random holidays and observances at your fingertips so you can choose if there’s something worth celebrating.

Let’s Celebrate is available as a free app, but only provides a limited listing (one per day) of all the holidays included in the collection. To unlock the complete list, an in-app purchase to the tune of $1.99 has to be made – after which, a list of 1200 holidays, events and observations are available. The days are organized in an event list, beginning with the current day, and navigable by scrolling. Users can also opt to view a view of an entire month and tap on a given day to see which events or holidays are being celebrated that day. (more…)

Finish reading “Let’s Celebrate – The iOS App that Gives You an Excuse to Throw a Party” and see screenshots for the app on AppCraver.com.

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Developers: Intel Giving Away $29,000 In Cash For Game App Contest

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It goes without saying that ARM based processors currently dominate the Android landscape. Intel is a relative newcomer in, what I like to call the “Android Wars,” and they’re hoping to get developers on board the “Intel train” with a contest specifically for devs working with Intel. It’s possible that you could take home a total of $29,000 in cash prizes, all for creating a mobile game for Intel-based tablets and smartphones the likes no man has ever seen. Sounds easy enough.

According to the rules posted on the Code Project’s site, Intel will be handing prizes of $1,000 a month over the course of 4 months, with a grand prize of $25,000 given to the winner, as selected by Code Project. Contest runs through November 6th and the winner will be announced on November 13th. If this sounds like your cup of tea, head on over to the Code Project source link below to enter. Oh, and good luck.

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FlashPunk Game Engine Ported To Android – More Old-School Platformers Headed Our Way?

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Ask any of my friends (who am I kidding, I don’t have any) and they would have told you that I have a long had a love affair with old-school side-scrollers. Call it nostalgia, but jumping, shooting, dodging, dying (lots and lots of dying) — it’s all my cup of tea. Needless to say, I was pretty jazzed when cruising through Reddit to find a whole lot more platformers and side-scrollers could be soon headed our way thanks to the FlashPunk — game Flash-based game engine that was just ported over to Android.

FlashPunk is free, open-sourced software that developers can use to make good old fashioned, fun lovin’ 2D Flash games. The Android port, still in its infancy, has a few more optimizations that still need to be implemented to get everything running “more awesome,” but even in this early stage, it’s more than functional. To prove his work, the developer even put together a very quick/rough platforming game (link below) to show off how easy it will be to port and create new games for Android. You can find all the resources below.

I’ve included a throwback video (below) to give you guys an idea of the kind of content I’m talking about here. No, the games wont look like Call of Duty. Yes, they will still blow your mind. I’m pretty darn hyped, Phandroids. More about FlashPunk here.


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[Quick Look] Arkon Dash Mount For Smartphones: The Most Versatile Dash-Mount Solution We’ve Found Yet

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One of the biggest benefits of having an Android phone is undoubtedly Google Maps/Navigation. However, it’s a really bad idea to hold your phone and drive whilst using Navigation. Luckily, there are approximately 6.4 billion different accessories that can hold your device so you can focus on driving and not playing with your phone (not that you, our ultra-sophisticated reader, would do that in the first place… right?). Some of these mounts utilize your vehicle’s cup holder, some use the 12v charging port, some stick to the windshield (which happens to be a no-no in some parts of the country), and others, like the one we’re looking at today, mount directly to the dash.

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[Quick Look] Arkon Dash Mount For Smartphones: The Most Versatile Dash-Mount Solution We’ve Found Yet was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Indoor Google Maps now available in England

 

Given England’s notoriously dreary weather, people tend to spend a lot more time indoors than outdoors, and Google is all set to makes people’s life easier in UK by launching indoor maps for Android devices.

We get lost most often indoors, and this new feature will revolutionize what Google maps could do till now. If you’re at a railway station and trying to figure out where to get a cup of coffee before your train arrives, you need not waste your time asking people around to navigate because your Android device will have all the answers regarding directions you’ll ever need indoors in the palm of your hand. So if you’re at a museum, department store or a shopping centre, you’ll have the floor plan right on your handheld device.

In order to view the indoor map, all you need to do is open Google Maps on your Android mobile phone, zoom in the target location and the indoor floor plan will appear. And, if you’ve ‘My Location’ feature enabled on your device, you can also view your current position within the building. Indoor maps is as functional as its outdoor counterpart, and if you select a destination within the building, Google maps will show you the direction, even if you’re on a completely different floor.

Since the feature is still in its infancy, only 40 U.K. venues, including art galleries to sporting venues to airports, are covered on the indoor maps. For businesses who can’t wait to receive the new treatment, Google provides an option to upload the floor plan for future map integration. Indoor maps are currently available only for select locations around U.K., Canada, the U.S., Switzerland and Japan.

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