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Humble Bundle for Android Sega Special

August 23, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

Get your Sonic on with the latest Humble Bundle for mobile. Bundled into the pay-what-you-want deal is Sonic 4 Episode 1, ChuChu Rocket! and Virtua Tennis Challenge. For those who pay more than the average amount (currently $3.84 at time of writing), here's also Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic 4 Episode II, Crazy Taxi and more games yet to be announced. Sonic 4 was a better crack than previous years' efforts at making the hedgehog exciting again but it'd be great to see the original and Sonic 2 announced too. Via humblebundle

Flush your Android device and give it some space

August 20, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android News, App News with No Comments.

Limited storage causes constant warnings and reminders about low memory. For those tired of the messages, this comprehensive guide to freeing up space on Android devices could come in useful. From apps that cleanse to finding pesky hidden chunks of data, this set of top tips compiled by gizmodo should set your Android device up with some breathing space in no time. Via gizmodo

Guess how big the Fuhu Nabi Big Tab HD child-friendly Android tablet is?

August 20, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Huge! That's how big. Fuhu's Big Tab HD line starts at 20-inches and stops at the 24-inch model. Phew. The Big Tab HD is a blown-up version of their DreamTab series and use the Android-based Blue Morpho UI. The 20-inch model has a 1600 x 900 "HD+" display, while the 24-incher has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD screen. The tablets are geared toward education and entertainment for children and will follow the same Dreamworks tie-in content that the DreamTabs had. The tablets come with a kickstand, 16GB storage, a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and cost $339 (20") / $549 (24"). Via engadget  

Tom Hanks launches typewriter passion project for iPad

August 20, 2014 by Tom in App News, Other Tablet, Software / OS with No Comments.

Hollywood star Tom Hanks loves typewriters. He can't get enough of the click-clacky manual machines. Not one to be outdone in the digital age, Hanks has launched Hanx Writer - a writing tool app for iPad that replicates classic typewriter tones and layouts. The app shot to number one in the App Store and is available for free but offers in-app purchases for additional features and themes. Hanks wrote about his love of typewriters in the New York Times last summer and thanks to the App Store, we can all share his passion. Via pocket-lint

Android Humble Bundle app steps out of ugly ducking beta to become a swan

August 15, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

We're big fans of Humble Bundle, the website that offers great pay-what-you-want bundles for PC, Mac, Steam and Android games, books, comics and soundtracks, as well as a nice store offering big discounts. The Humble Bundle Android app has left its shaky beta form and emerged as a nice, functional app that handily points tablets to the right applications for launching, unpacks zip files and more. The Humble Bundle app is now available in the Google Play Store. Via androidcommunity

Ramos i9S will sport a LeWa OS custom interface

August 14, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News, Ramos with No Comments.

The LeWa OS custom interface will find its way into the Ramos canon when the upcoming Ramos i9S tablet is shipped with LeWa preloaded. LeWa OS is a custom Android OS design made by Chinese company Lewa. By the looks of the screenshot, the interface is all about round edges and simple presentation. No details of the i9S have been released but we'll be on it as soon as they are. Via tablet-news

The L-owdown on Android L – what’s in store with 5.0 and when you can get it

August 14, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android News with No Comments.

Techradar has compiled a comprehensive list of changes to come with Android L and expected arrival dates for regions and models. What the L stands for is still a mystery but it's known that there'll be new features, a new look and plenty of under-the-hood performance tweaks. Techradar slates the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 to be the first to adopt but it's not just Google devices they've probed, check out the link below to see when your handset will get some L action. Via techradar

Want more distractions while you drive? Navdy’s dashboard display projects app data onto windscreens

August 6, 2014 by Tom in Accessories, Android, App News, Hardware News, Other with No Comments.

The next step of in-car tech will be windscreen projection, hopes Navdy's makers. The Navdy mounts on the dashboard and projects smartphone app data onto the windscreen. It'll have an IR camera for gesture control, WiFi and Bluetooth support, a dual-core processor running Android 4.4, and will voice commands for composing tweets, texts, calling, etc. It's available for pre-order for $299 and it'll cost $499 when it's released in 2015. Via pocket-lint  

Humble Mobile Bundle 6 – pay what you want for Eliss Infinity and more

August 6, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

Humble Mobile Bundle 6 has launched and offers six DRM-free Android games, with more to come. Pay what you want for Eliss Infinity, Duet Premium and Combo Crew Special Edition, and if you pay above average (currently $4.20), you get Threes!, Mines of Mars, and Joe Dever's Lone Wolf: Full Game. This bundle follows the same rules - pay what you want and select how much of your chosen amount goes to the developers, the website and to charity. Via humblebundle

Gestureworks Gameplay app turns Android devices into customisable controlpads

July 29, 2014 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

Most PC games are all well and good with a keyboard and mouse combo, but some simply lose something without a gamepad (see Super Meat Boy, etc.). Combining your tablet/phone with PC is the Gestureworks Gameplay app, which turns the handheld Android devices into virtual controllers. This is a pretty nifty app, as it allows the virtual control pads to be customised to what fits you best, and further customised for specific games. The app is $15 on Steam, which is above average price for an app but much cheaper than a gamepad. The only issue we can think of is latency  - let us know if you've used one and how you got on. Via engadget

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