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Removing built in applications from Android Tablets?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

We’ve received another email today that has got us stumped! Janar writes:

I bought Samsung Galaxy GT-P1000 tablet in Saudi Arabia. In this tablet some of the applications like Quran, prayer timings, direction for Khbha etc. can not be removed or uninstalled. Can somebody give solution in this regards.

I had no idea that this sort of thing would occur anywhere in the world, but if you know how to remove these applications from a Samsung Galaxy tablet please comment to this post and we’ll try to let Janar know the good news.

Alternatively, if someone would like to send me a tablet so I can have a play, that would work just as well :-)

Remote Camera App

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

We had a question sent to us the other day asking if we knew of a good remote camera app for Android phones. Now I suppose it depends on exactly what that means but I took it to mean an app that could be used to remotely take a photo on another camera… From my own research I can’t find anything that is suitable, there are a few camera apps that allow you to use your phone as a webcam or remotely turn the camera on your phone on/off from your PC but they’re mostly not very good.

Now, there is a DSLR camera remote app for the iPhone, created by onOne and maybe if enough people ask them they will port it across to Android phones:

http://www.ononesoftware.com/blog/dslr-camera-remote-feature-requests/

Please let us know if you’ve found any apps that would work or if you know of a high quality remote camera app for Android submit it to this site, don’t forget screenshots when you submit.

SatsportsNA use Pressitt for Satski

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

We’re pleased to see SatsportsNA use our sister site Pressitt to launch an online news release to promote their excellent skiing app: Satski

View the release on Pressitt

Anyone visiting Revelstoke, Lake Louise, Panorama or Moonlight Basin (or their websites) this winter may find offers for Satski, an interactive GPS trail map that may one day make the traditional paper trail map a thing of the past.

The resorts, scattered throughout BC, Alberta and Montana, are just a few of the North American resorts that have recently partnered with SatsportsNA , pioneers in GPS app development, to offer skiers and riders Satski, an app for their smart phone that provides navigation, live stats, Google Earth replays, safety features, resort information and more.

Find out more about Satski on 101 Best Android Apps

Tablet Coasters

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

From the same people who brought you the Smartphone coaster comes an enlarged version for your new Android Tablet:

Our new Tablet Coasters are similar in design to our very popular Smartphone Coasters. These sleek and attractive polished stainless steel coasters raise your Tablet PC to a comfortable 35 degree viewing angle while enabling you to be more productive. The stackable space-saving design makes Tablet Coasters great for home or office. Coasters are also perfect for presentations, conferences, trade shows or for displays.

Coaster Dimensions are 5 1/2″w x 7″d x 2 3/4″h. Includes non-skid rubber feet on the bottom and top lip. Priced as low as $14.95 each (in quantity). Be the envy of your friends or co-workers by showing-off your new Tablet PC on our elegant stainless steel Coasters.

Check out the tablet coaster

Get your app noticed with a Pressitt newsroom

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

There are thousands of Android apps now in the market and it’s getting harder and harder to get your new app noticed. We like to think our site makes a big difference for those apps that make it to the top of our 101 Best Android Apps list.

Pressitt.com

We have another site that might be useful in a different but significant way: http://pressitt.com is an online news release service that allows users to freely submit news releases (SMNRs) in fixed categories about anything they want.

Pressitt helps to bring your news to life with a simple and intuitive SMNR creation process that allows you to add body text, core facts, YouTube videos, images, documents, relevant links, quotes, tags and press contacts to your Social Media News Release.

We’ve just launched a new feature that could make it even better for developer of multiple apps – newsrooms.

With a newsroom you can write about your company, link to your website (if you have one) and your social media profiles on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter etc. For an Android app developer this could be a central repository for all your apps – link to videos of the app in use, create a Twitter profile to talk about your app or a Flickr page with photos of your app.

Your newsroom can be set up with your logo, company branding and will feature all your news releases – these will also be configured to your newsroom style.

Each newsroom costs just £15 (about $23USD) per month. Check out the newsroom features

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By setting up a newsroom on Pressitt you can take advantage of all your social media links and give Android review sites a central place to get news and information about your latest apps – whether it’s videos, images, PDF documents or just quotes from your developers or users.

Find out more about Pressitt

Smartphone Coasters

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Well, this is something new for us – we’re reviewing an actual tech gadget! The smartphone coaster comes from a simple idea – instead of laying your smartphone flat on your desk, why not have a little stand that allows you to see the screen easily.

Great for checking emails and text messages as they come in and even better for watching video on the phone while on the move. If you’re in a meeting use the coaster to keep your phone in view so you don’t need to keep on playing with it to view incoming messages or to check the time of your next appointment, just prop it in front of you while giving a talk and keep track of your timing.

With a variety of uses this would be a great little stocking filler. If you’re wondering why most phones don’t come with stands, this little gadget proves they don’t need to!

Check out the Smartphone Coaster

Mobile Developer Jobs

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Are you looking for an Android developer? Or maybe you’re a mobile apps developer looking for the next job or freelance work?

After creating the 101 group of sites dedicated to mobile apps for the Android and other smartphones we realised there was a huge group of apps developers who were looking for more work and an even greater number of companies who needed apps developers to create their Android apps.

Android developer jobs

So we set about creating Apps Jobs which is a job board dedicated to the latest mobile developer jobs.

It costs just $30 per 30 days to advertise your apps job and we’ve linked the site from all our 101 websites – that’s over 500,000 views every month! It’s easy to get started:

Post your developer job

Lg InTouch Max

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The LG InTouch Max (also known as the LG GW620, the LG Eve, and the LG Etna), is the first Android powered handset from LG.lg-intouch-max

Similar to the popular T-Mobile G1, the T-Mobile InTouch Max also features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard designed to help users easily and quickly type up text messages, emails and other data input.

The LG InTouch Max also features a 3-inch touchscreen display, a 5 mega-pixel camera (with LED flash, video playback, and auto-focus), and the usual Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, and Micro USB data connectivity.

Other notable features of the LG InTouch Max include a threaded text message system where each text is grouped by sender and displayed like a message board for easy-to-follow reading. The Android phone also includes a 3D gallery for quick photo viewing and sorting. The 3D gallery enables users to quickly find and tag their favourite photos, or by using the filter tool to sort snaps by tags, facial recognition or by the date.

The LG GW620 has been designed specially for social networking, with its QWERTY keyboard making updating, editing and managing social network profiles effortless, the GW620 enables users to easily connect and manage their Facebook, MySpace and other social profiles from any location.

The Nexus ONE

Monday, January 4th, 2010

T-mobile US reported last week that T-Mobile will be the network powering Google’s new phone, which is apparently going to make its debut on Jan. 5.

A T-Mobile USA support page found by the blog says Google will sell the new Android-based device directly via the Web, confirming the story that emerged a few weeks ago in the Wall Street Journal. Bellevue-based T-Mobile will handle billing and rate plans for the device.

Manufacturing the new Google phone will be HTC, the Taiwanese phone maker with U.S. headquarters in Bellevue and its software lab in Pioneer Square.

The trio introduced Google’s first Android phone, the HTC-manufactured G1, in September 2008.

Google also scheduled an announcement at its headquarters on Jan. 5, the day before the Consumer Electronics Show begins in Las Vegas.

The HTC-built and (soon to be) Google-sold device runs Android 2.1 atop a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 3.7-inch, 480 x 800 display, has 512MB of ROM, 512MB of RAM, and a 4GB microSD card (expandable to 32GB). The phone is a T-Mobile device (meaning no 3G if you want to take it to AT&T), and includes the standard modern additions of a light sensor, proximity sensor, and accelerometer. The Nexus One has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash.

Sony Ericsson Xperia_X10

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

X10_52x104Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X10 introduces an open and integrated world of social media, communication and entertainment

 

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The UX platform builds on top of the Open OS and creates a unique Sony Ericsson user experience by combining best-in-class entertainment features with signature applications, unrivalled integration of social media services and a rich graphical user interface. The XPERIA is the first mobile phone to truly humanise the way people interact with their phones.

Bert Nordberg, President, Sony Ericsson said, “The XPERIA and the family of phones launching in the first half of 2010 underpin our commitment to an open and multi-platform strategy that maximises choice for the consumer and delivers the best possible consumer experience. The reaction from our global operator partners to the XPERIA X10 has been extremely positive and we will be rolling out across the world including Japan from the first half of 2010.”

Rikko Sakaguchi, EVP and Chief Creation Officer, Sony Ericsson said, “The XPERIA is a fantastic example of our make.believe philosophy because we are pushing the boundaries of what is possible and demonstrating that anything consumers can imagine, we can make possible. With the X10, we are raising the bar we have set ourselves with entertainment-rich phones like Aino and Satio by making communication more fun and playful, multiplying and enriching opportunities to connect.”

Introducing signature applications like Mediascape and Timescape™, the XPERIAlets consumers organise everything in their phone in an intuitive way:

November 3 2009 Sony Ericsson today unveils the Xperia_X10, the first phone in a family of phones to deliver a consistent user experience where communication truly becomes entertainment. Building on Sony Ericssons entertainment heritage and combining rich graphics with intelligence capabilities, the XPERIA introduces a new UX platform that will evolve across the product portfolio and expand over time continuously introducing new features and capabilities. X10 X10 X10 X10 X10 Sony Ericsson Timescape™ manages all your communication with one person in one place. Browse through your conversations the bright way to check out your Facebook™, Twitter™, photos, emails, and texts all in one go

Sony Ericsson Mediascape is the smart way to get all the music, photos and videos you want from your favourite friends and artists. It accesses content from everywhere – your phone, YouTube™, PlayNow™ – and presents everything for you

Intelligence capabilities, integrated into Mediascape and Timescape™, can automatically recognise connections between contacts, content and media. By recommending alternative ways to communicate or guiding to new media experiences, consumers can discover more in a truly open way. For example:

Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson is also introducing the new Wireless Stereo Headset with FM Radio – WM600. Featuring advanced Bluetooth™ technology and a built-in FM radio, WM600 lets you stream music to your headset in high fidelity through sound-enhancing ear-buds. With a crystal clear OLED display, easy access controls and RDS radio station information, you don

Pressing the new “infinite button” guides you through the connected world, aggregating all your interactions with one person into one view

Intelligent face recognition features recognise up to five faces in any picture, automatically connecting them with your social phonebook and all other related communications with that person.

 s open approach gives consumers maximum choice and with the XPERIA, users can download any application that they want direct from a wide variety of stores including PlayNow X10 and the Android Market™, co-creating an experience that is entirely unique to them. t even need to take your phone with you to tune in to your favourite radio station. The XPERIA™ X10 supports GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSPA 900/1700/2100 and UMTS HSPA 800/850/1900/2100

XPERIA™ X10 will be available in selected markets from Q1 in the colours Sensuous Black and Luster White. The

XPERIA

New UX (user experience) platform lets consumers organise everything and discover more with the most open, human and intuitive user experience yet

X10 is the flagship phone in a family of phones coming to market during the first half of 2010. The XPERIA X10 will be available in Q1 2010 

 

 

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