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yasp! is an easy to use class schedule and planner for students that helps you to manage your classes and homework. Features: * Stylish and minimalistic design with smooth animations / transitions * Rotate your device to see all your classes in a week-view schedule * Schedule / timetable: Use swipe actions to switch smoothly between weekdays!
Have you ever wanted to transfer files between your Android phone or other mobile device and your computer without the hassle of cables? Consider Software Data Cable (for Android)—a free app providing file transfers via Wi-Fi. Install I downloaded the app from the Android Market to test out on a Droid 2.
Been covering your ears around the water cooler to avoid spoilers? Travel frequently and have a lot of downtime? Or just looking for something to watch tonight? Check out our list of apps from the Android Market , that will help you make the most out of TV season. Watch SPB TV : Watch more than 120 live and video-on-demand TV channels on your device.
Hey everyone! I received my Galaxy Nexus yesterday and have been working on a more ICS ‘optimised’ version for you all (It should work better on Gingerbread/Honeycomb too)! There’s nothing massively exciting that’s been added but it should be a nice improvement over 188.8.131.52.
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/android_geiger_counter.jpg?w=600&h=337" alt="" title="android_geiger_counter" width="600" height="337" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-172071" /> Use the camera in your Android smartphone to detect radiation with the Radioactivity Counter app from Rolf-Dieter Klein . Just place a small piece of black tape over the camera lens, calibrate for ambient noise, and you’ll be ready to take readings in no time. The app uses the device’s built-in CMOS sensor to detect primary gamma radiation and some higher beta radiation. It’s not as sensitive as an actual Geiger counter, but it does read some common radioactive sources like airport X-Ray machines and certain mushrooms .
On January 6, the US National Security Agency (NSA) released the first public release of the Security Enhanced (SE) Android Project, a program designed to find and plug security holes and risks in the Android flavor of Linux. SE Android is based on the NSA’s SELinux, first released in 2000. SELinux started as a string of security patches to the Linux kernel along with a few utilities to help with access control and damage confinement. One of the key differences between the base Linux kernel and SELinux is the switch to Mandatory Access Control (MAC), a change from the Discretionary Access Control (DAC), which allows users to elevate their permissions to run certain commands as if they were the root user of the system. MAC can be configured system-wide and only allows users minimum access required to do their jobs. This level of security keeps programs and daemons from causing more harm than they would normally be able to if they become compromised.
Advertisements Nuance Communications, better known as the folks whose technology powers Siri for the iPhone 4S, have released a standalone Siri-like app for Android today. It’s called Dragon Go! and it is, without a doubt, the best Siri alternative for Android.
Android: BT Controller links Android devices together so one Android device can serve as the gamepad for another Android device. Whether that means you use your Android phone as a controller for video game emulators on your Android tablet or you use an old Android phone to control the action on your new and more spacious Android phone, you can easily link together two devices. Check out the video above to see the installation process and the controller in action (jump to 3:26 if you just want to see them using the controller). BT Controller is available as both a free ad-supported version and an ad-free version ($0.99). Hit up the link below to read more and check out which Android-based game emulators are supported.
Armchair activists now have a tool that can transport their SOPA protestations into the real world: Boycott SOPA, an Android app that scans barcodes and tells you whether an object’s manufacturer/publisher is a supporter of the much maligned Stop Online Piracy Act . If you’ve ever scanned a barcode on your Android phone to look up a book or CD on Amazon, Boycott SOPA works in exactly the same way: First you have to install the ZXing Barcode Scanner app, but then you simply go around pointing your phone’s camera at product barcodes. Boycott SOPA gives you a big red cross if the product is distributed by a SOPA supporter, or a green tick if it’s “clean.” Much to my chagrin, Coca-Cola supports SOPA — but Smirnoff, on the other hand, does not.
There are lots of system and activity monitoring apps in the Android Market, such as Cool Tool , Elixir 2 and Android System Info , but not all display real-time statistics pertaining to consumption of various system resources by individual apps, and that too via a customizable, persistent on-screen panel. Enter Diagnosis; developed by XDA member Dark3n, Diagnosis helps you find exactly how much system and network resources are being consumed by the operating system in general, and each running app. In addition, the app keeps a close tab on all the core components of your Android device, including battery, CPU, memory, network traffic and apps, maintains a statistical usage history of each, and provides you with a chance to customize and select from as many as ten different styles for the on-screen panel. The app’s homescreen comprises several tabs, namely Diagnosis, Battery , Cpu/Mem, Net/Space and Apps .
In this week’s game you engage in an exciting campaign to defend the kingdom against brigands, goblins, orcs, and more in battle. Can you lead your troops to victory or will you fall before the oncoming hordes? Kingdom Rush You have three game slots available to use as needed or desired while playing the game. Here is the campaign map for the kingdom…you and your men will have a lot of territory to defend. Your first battle will be at Southport… What evil awaits you there?
Advertisements There are some awesome web pages out there. Not wanting to be big headed or anything, but we like to think that we manage to come up with the odd pearler here every once in a while, too. But sometimes you just don’t have time to read that long-form article. Sometimes you just need to actually do some work at, you know, work. There are already some brilliant web apps for taking web content and making it accessible offline, or at least a way to bookmark everything for reading later.
2011 has been an important year for Android. With devices like Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola XOOM and Kindle Fire turning heads in the market, atop the release of what is arguably the best iteration of the mobile OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) yet, it was only a matter of time before the head honchos of mobile app development began hopping onto the Android bandwagon. Not only has the year seen many big names debut on the Android Market, but many novice developers make big names for themselves, and to top it all off, the Market is now home to over 400,000 apps. There is no denying the fact that it is still way behind the iTunes App Store in both quantity and quality (especially where the visual appeal of UI, in general, is concerned), but the degree of improvement that the platform and its apps have undergone the previous year surely exceeds the expectations of most of its fans.
Advertisements When Flipboard stepped up their game by releasing an iPhone app for their self-titled reader, we knew someone would want to steal their thunder somehow. Enter; Google Currents. Google’s attempt to take on Flipboard head to head. We have to admit, Google has done a pretty good job with their new app. Its not entirely like Flipboard in any case when it comes to buttery smooth transitions and magazine-esque interface, but its close enough and might actually have the potential to grow on you as your personal daily reader.
As mentioned in our overview of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich features , the latest Android operating system sports a plethora of handy features and UI enhancements including Face Unlock, NFC Beam, instant task switching, built-in option to capture screenshots, and an all-new stock browser with the Quick controls option that it borrows from its Honeycomb counterpart. As compared to the tablet version, said option is quite limited in the ICS stock browser. XDA-Developers member appelflap has released a beta build of his very own variant of the ICS browser that sports Honeycomb-style Quick Controls. It’s called ICS Browser Plus and is compatible with Android devices running ICS (v4.0 or higher). In addition, the app lets you change the user agent (UA) string of your Android browser to desktop, iPad, iPhone and other devices.