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An Android device in my iLife

I have had a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 10.1″ for two weeks now. The bank sent it to us when we placed some money in a long term deposit. I am an Apple guy, with my Macbook retina, my iPhone 4s and a second generation iPad. I have always been curious about Android and in […]

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What’s next in location? Real time tracking? Glympse

I have written several times about Foursquare, Gowalla, and all this check in apps that are more like games and that I find myself using less and less. At the end of the day if I choose to communicate my position I would do it in two ways: Using Facebook places to let my friends […]

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Tablets

Tablets have been there for ages. I remember few years ago laptops with touch screens based on windows. They were sort of a flop. I wanted a tablet laptop back in 2008… iPhone was the pioneer of a new generation of smart phones… and the iPad set a before and an after on the tablet […]

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Foursquare adds photos and comments, finally

Foursquare has added two heavily requested features to its popular iPhone app that should make the service significantly more social: photos and comments. The new features let you attach photos to checkins, tips and venues, and add comments to the checkins of your friends. These social updates, released just in time for the holidays, will […]

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The Future Is Here: DoubleTwist Brings Wireless Sync To Android For Music, Photos & Video

Earlier today, Winamp released a new version of its Android application that allowed users to sync their music wirelessly with their Windows desktop (disclosure: Winamp and TechCrunch are both owned by AOL). It’s a great feature, but in the race to become the ‘iTunes of Android’, another contender may already be about to lap Winamp. DoubleTwits […]

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First serious iPad competitor: Samsung Galaxy Tab

We have read and seen tons of promised for Android based tablets, all with all the features lacking in the iPad such as cameras, USB ports, you name it. Well none of them are in the market, except for the Samsung Galaxy Tab that can be seen on sale on Germany for nearly 1000 usd. […]

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Google Launches App Inventor: DIY App Creation Tool for Android

Google launched “App Inventor,” a do-it-yourself mobile app creation tool that lets anyone build their own Android applications without needing to know how to program or even write a line of code. Instead, using an online interface, would-be developers visually design the app’s interface and interactions, using drag-and-drop blocks that specify what the app should […]

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Why my next phone it will be an iPhone 4G and not an Android froyo

Last Wednesday in San Francisco took place the latest Google I/O conference, in principle a conference for developers. Each participant gets a free android phone (well the probably cover the cost of the phone with the fees…). Many people expects this conference to be a consumer goods conference where things are explained in plain english […]

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iTunes alternative for android… and the rest

doubleTwist is a iTunes clone to sync your android, palm pre, blackberry or in fact up to more than a hundred devices. It looks like iTunes, and you can buy music directly from amazon. If you have a nexus one, give it a try.

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iFixit tears down the new nexus one

Interesting to see how to waste $530 just to show up how is it made… See it at iFixit

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New Google phone: Nexus one

Today Google has officially released the new android 2.1 phone manufactured by HTC called Nexus One. Here you have the official link. Engadget had an early copy to review. You can read the review here. It has videos and unboxing photos. It has a 1Ghz processor, 5Mp camera, microSD (up to 32Gb) and a 3.7 […]

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Android 2.0 screenshot walkthrough

We hope you Android lovers out there are sitting down, because we’re about to knock your socks off. Android 2.0 hasn’t been released, announced, or even pictured. Until now. And we’re doing it like we’re doing it for TV — major screenshots and major information right here, just for you, our beloved readers. Android 2.0 […]

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More augmented reality

Here’s more info on augmented reality, including a program which collects environmental data from many sources (including networked furniture?!?) and presents it to you.

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Augmented Reality: Layar browser

Layar is a sort of browser derived from location based services and works on mobile phones that include a camera, GPS and a compass. Layar is first avaliable for handsets with the Android. It works as follows: Starting up the Layar application automatically activates the camera. The embedded GPS automatically knows the location of the […]

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