What happens if you're still waiting for the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update but need to install an app that isn't in the Android Market? Download this simple freebie. After installing an APK to your SD card, load it up and Apps Installer will look for the file. Tap it to kick off the installation--just as long as you've adjusted your Android settings to allow non-Market apps.
According to a trusted source for TmoNews, the Samsung Galaxy S could be arriving for T-Mobile on July 21. While T-Mobile has not confirmed this, it does fall under the "summer" release time frame promised by Samsung back at the smartphone's unveiling in March. As for the other three big carriers in the United States, nothing has been whispered as to when they will get the phone.
Brian Tong joins us to talk about the high points of yesterday's WWDC announcement and how the new iPhone 4 compares to current Android hardware. Also, the HTC Evo 4G breaks a Sprint record, Android tablets for $100 and Google Music... coming soon? Plus copy/cut/paste shortcuts and a review of DoubleTwist.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 2
HTC’s Evo 4G smartphone debuts http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15228405
HTC EVO 4G sets new sales records for Sprint http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/06/07/htc-evo-4g-blows-away-sprints-first-day-sales-records/… Read more
Less than two weeks after Google completed its acquisition of iPhone ad network AdMob, Apple appears to have thrown Google quite the curveball.
Apple quietly changed the terms of service for the iPhone developer agreement Monday along with the release of developer version of iOS4 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, according to MediaMemo and several other blogs. If preliminary interpretations of a key section are correct, Google's newly acquired AdMob subsidiary will be unable to share ad analytic information with its customers who have placed ads in applications on the iPhone, rendering those ads much less valuable.
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Of the many bar code scanners available for Android, the simply named Barcode Scanner makes a good starting place, especially for new Android users. With it, you're at liberty to scan QR codes to download Android apps, add a contact to your phone, or jump to a Web link. The scanner also reads retail bar codes, triggering a Google search for whichever product comes up. Though Barcode Scanner isn't as precise as other shopping apps that follow up their scan with a database search on where to find the item, it does its duty as a simple, multipurpose … Read more
On today's show, Podfather Adam Curry joins us for gloves-off battles about everything from whether Apple should put out the iPhone for Verizon (Adam says no) to what Nokia used to produce (boots, turns out), and just what exactly is wrong with Nokia. Be warned, today's episode pushes the boundary of indeterminate length!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Updated 2:00 p.m. PDT with additional information and word the problem has been fixed.
Android developers are reporting that Google has been slow to react to applications that are disappearing from the Android Market.
Some developers who had resubmitted applications to the Android Market starting around Thursday following the addition of small updates say their applications could no longer be found within the Android Market following the update, according to a report from ReadWriteWeb. Multiple developers reported the issue within Android developer forums and the Android Market forums over the weekend, but Google has mostly remained silent on … Read more
The tablet wars have begun, although not exactly with a bang.
The Archos 7 Home Tablet has plenty going for it: a big 7-inch screen; broad audio and video format support; MicroSDHC memory expansion; and a low price of $199.
Ultimately, though, you get what you pay for. For a device that's all screen, the screen ain't that hot. The Android 1.5 OS is stale and stripped down, and the app store is more like a mini mart.
Still, the Archos 7 Home Tablet isn't half bad, given the price. And since Archos is the first … Read more
Apple's forthcoming iOS 4 will be ready to update iPhones and iPod Touches in two weeks. It will turbocharge existing iPhones without a doubt, but how does the new operating system stack up to Android's 2.2 (Froyo) release?
It's true that Apple's iOS 4 is a far more dramatic update from iPhone OS 3.0 than is Android 2.2 from 2.1. iOS 4 gets a handful of features that the iPhone was sorely missing on the software front: multitasking, threaded e-mail, folder support, and tethering--which Apple CEO Steve Jobs didn't mention in … Read more
Before the WWDC 2010 keynote began, my colleague CNET News reporter Ina Fried sent out the following tweet, "My question for #wwdc, How much tougher is life about to get today for the Windows Phone 7 team?"
It's a thought I had as well and now that iPhone 4 has been revealed, I think the answer is pretty clear: Very tough. Not that WP7 wasn't already heading in that direction in the first place.