Google is doing owners and parents of kids with Android-based smartphones and tablets a huge favor. Starting soon the company won’t call free apps with in-app purchases sold through its Google Play Store free apps. Google has yet to make an official statement through the Android Blog that it usually makes these types of announcements through. […]
According to a newly released study on application security, free iPhone apps are more likely to access your personal information. This information comes by way of a report by research firm Appthority, which attempts to give a comprehensive look at real world scenarios that could compromise computer networks in the workplace. Their App Reputation Report found that after […]
Simple, the startup that hopes to replace a traditional bank, today announced that it finally has a native Android app for its users. For those who haven’t heard of Simple, the company hopes to replace the traditional bank by giving users everything they’d need from a bank online. The company’s apps can track expenses and […]
Noodlecake Games, the publisher born out of Noodlecake Studios, has created software that will easily port any iOS game to Android, and it wants to use it to bring one iOS game to Android every week. Noodlecake Games announced its plans in a blog post in which the publisher announced that starting on May 10 it will […]
It looks like the high cost of gas isn’t going down anytime soon, even if we increase domestic drilling as certain candidates for the presidency suggest. The best way to avoid paying too much at the pump is to keep on top of the cheapest gas prices in your area. Luckily you can do so right from your Android smartphone.
According to research cited by Samsung, over 80% of tablet owners use the device while sitting in front of the TV. Because of this, Samsung included an IR blaster on the Galaxy Tab 2 along with the Peel Smart Remote app. The idea is to make the Tab 2 the center of your home media setup, thus making it the center of your world.
Tumblr updated their official Android app yesterday with a new user interface, enhanced photo browsing and a section for the Tumblr radar. The app needed some freshening for sure, but the developers at the microblogging platform still seem clueless about how to make a good mobile experience. Options that should be at your fingertips are […]
There are thousands of games in Google’s aptly named Play Store. However, don’t be taken in by knock-offs or boring games. These 15 games are favorites here at GBM. They range from deceptively simple casual games, physic-based puzzlers, games you can play with friends, and several safe for kids and adults.
With several super sweet Android smartphones and tablets just out or on the horizon many of you will upgrade your device in the near future. One of the downsides to doing this is that you have to start from scratch with some apps, notably games like Angry Birds. If you haven’t completed the game yet, […]
Though apps like Instagram can make mediocre photos look interesting and smooth the rough edges off of flaws with filters, the best images come when you start with a better picture. Even if you don’t have the world’s best 8MP camera or a huge sensor, you can still improve your phone’s shots by using a better camera app.
For everything Android does right, there are some things the platform can’t get right to save it’s life. I’ve been an Android user for years, and I still carry an Android device with me almost every day. After spending 6 months using both an iPhone and an Android smartphone I’ve settled on 5 things I […]
A few months ago I wrote about the SoftMaker’s Office Suite for Android and how the document-editing app, TextMaker, provided a feature missing from every other Office suite for Android and iPad: true Track Changes functionality. While most people hope that Microsoft Office for iPad will solve this problem on iOS, SoftMaker has so far […]
We don’t need every app in the iTunes App Store to make the hop over to the Google Play Store, but there are a few that droid users clamor for more than most. Some we’re going to get in the near future, but others are still stubbornly sticking to iOS. Make some noise for your favorites in the comments.
Twitter turns six years old today. In dog years, the site is 37 years old, which matches how long it feels like Twitter has been in our lives. In that short time the site has become a way to share and spread news, organize revolutions, and overshare to a ridiculous degree. Twitter’s users generate over […]
We only have two more days until Angry Birds Space launches. (At this point, I’m not going to even try to avoid the puns.) Today Rovio posted another new trailer that is designed to tease more than anything. It features a few extra snippets of gameplay and a hint at the storyline around the beginning […]
Android tablet owners may be few compared to certain other, uh, fandoms, but those of us who do belong to this exclusive club enjoy our slates. However, when it comes to finding apps made specifically for larger screens and higher resolutions the Android Market Google Play Store isn’t the most helpful. There is a section […]
A research team at Purdue University and Microsoft found that ads lead to most power consumption in Android apps. During the course of the study the team discovered that ads account for up to 75 percent of battery usage in Android apps. To calculate how much battery life ads within apps use the team used an HTC […]
Though the Amazon Kindle Fire has only been available for four months, the Amazon Appstore is celebrating its first birthday this week. Amazon’s Android app store started one year ago with 4,000 apps, and now holds 31,000 apps. To celebrate the year, Amazon is putting some of those apps on sale, and released some numbers. […]