Android apps

  • 10 useful Android apps for IT pros

    Posted April 11, 2011 - 11:04 am

    Whether you support a raft of users or a busy network, there are many Android-based smartphone tools that can make life easier. Here are 10 mostly free apps to help you do your job on the go.
  • Hacktivist Android trojan designed to fight app piracy

    Posted March 31, 2011 - 9:22 pm

    There's hacking, then there's hacktivism. There's malware, then there's Android Trojans like the latest "threat" discovered by Symantec. Android.Walkinwat is like the Batman of mobile malware--a rogue vigilante seeking justice through means that also skirt legality, but for a good cause.
  • Rogue Android app texts humiliating messages

    Posted March 31, 2011 - 6:25 pm

    Android users face a new threat, a rogue app that tells all their friends they pirated the program, a Symantec security manager said today.
  • How to download and install apps on an Android device

    Posted March 29, 2011 - 9:01 pm

    An Android tablet (or phone for that matter)is a wonderful thing. As soon as you get it out of its box you can do all manner of things with it from send email to browse the web, manage your diary to text your friends, take photos to play games.
  • Move over, Dr. Soong: Girls can build apps too

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    In Google's New York offices, a group of high school girls are learning to develop Android apps and start their own businesses thanks to the first East Coast Technovation Challenge. The 12-week program pairs high school girls from New York public schools with volunteer mentors to introduce them to high-tech entrepreneurship.
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    CTIA 2011: Speedbump's safe driving app for teens, parents [video]

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 9:54 am

    At CTIA 2011, Keith Shaw talks with Jon Fischer from Speedbump about their GPS-enabled safe driving app for Android phones that only sends alerts to parents if the teen goes over the speed limits of predetermined roads.
  • Review

    Smackdown: Amazon Appstore vs. Android Market

    Posted March 22, 2011 - 9:39 pm

    After months of chatter, Amazon's Appstore for Android is live and ready for download. But are two app stores better than one? Let's do a quick comparison with the Android Market to see if the Amazon Appstore is worth an install.
  • Amazon's Android app store: Steve Jobs doesn't get it

    Posted March 17, 2011 - 9:23 pm

    Roll out the welcome wagon, Android fans: It looks like you'll soon have a new place to shop.
  • Specialty Android apps for business users

    Posted March 16, 2011 - 8:44 am

    An Android smartphone can do a lot more than play games and surf the Web. InfoWorld presents the apps that serious Fandroids should know about.
  • Android users must be wary of personal data-stealing apps

    Posted March 3, 2011 - 11:32 am

    Google Android users need to be wary of rogue apps that try and steal personal data from their handset, says Bullguard.
  • Infected Android app runs up big texting bills

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 9:34 pm

    Chinese hackers have modified the free Steamy Windows Android app, allowing them to hijack a smartphone to install other apps and silently send text messages.
  • Blackberry Playbook to Run Android Apps, Report says

    Posted February 11, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    In the battle for tablet dominance Research in Motion has a wildcard up its sleeve. RIM's tablet, the Blackberry Playbook, can run Android apps designed originally for tablets that run the Android mobile operating system. This is according to reports from Bloomberg that cite three unnamed sources. RIM has not confirmed the report.
  • Review

    Get your own virtual desktop with AlwaysOnPC

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 12:42 pm

    Quite a few apps in the Android Market try to solve the problem of how to access, view, and edit office documents with an Android device. It's a difficult task compounded by the limitations of the small screen and keyboard, and by the fact, too, that many document formats are proprietary (Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF, and so on) and are thus difficult for third-party developers to work with. AlwaysOnPC provides a powerful, customizable, cross-platform solution that uses open-source software hosted on a cloud-based, Fedora Linux PC.
  • Review

    Save e-mail attachments to Android phones

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 11:26 am

    If you use an Android phone, you almost certainly use the bundled Gmail app--and you almost certainly have encountered the annoying inability to save e-mail attachments onto your device. Save My Attach does what it says, without any fuss.
  • Android market unofficially hits 200,000 apps

    Posted December 29, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Google's Android Market now has more than 200,000 apps, according to the third-party app tracking service AndroLib. This marks another big milestone in the breakneck race to the top with Apple's App Store but Google has not confirmed this achievement yet.
  • Review

    Protect your Android phone with security apps

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 11:37 am

    You back up data on your computer in case it crashes, and you might install LoJack on your car to help recover it in case someone steals it--so why shouldn't you protect your Android phone? Most people carry a lot of sensitive data on their phones. If someone steals your handset or if you happen to lose it, all that personal information is suddenly not so personal anymore. Your phone is an investment, so you should safeguard your contacts, photos, texts, videos, and music.
  • The Best Black Friday Apps For Android

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Thanksgiving's upon us, and we all know what that means: The insanity-packed holiday we call Black Friday is right around the corner.
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    Android Thanksgiving Apps

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Thanksgiving is a time of family, food, and shopping. It's also a time of getting lost on the way to visit relatives, cleaning up crazy kitchen messes, and dealing with people who would stab you in the back to get a great sale. Fear not: Your Android phone has you covered, with apps that can make this Thanksgiving holiday an enjoyable (or at least a bearable) one.
  • Supercharged Android: 12 apps to boost your smartphone

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 10:46 am

    Make your Android device run longer, run smarter, and run almost anywhere with this collection of essential apps.
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    Apps for Printing Photos From Android Phones

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 11:49 am

    With mobile phone cameras getting better and better, more people are using their smartphones as their primary cameras. Eventually, you'll want to print the cherished family photos that you've saved on your phone. Rather than dealing with MicroSD cards and USB cables to transfer your photos to a computer, wouldn't it be nice if you could print them directly from the phone?
  • 12 Android Apps to Replace Your Other Gadgets

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 11:39 am

    Android phones can do more than just answer calls and take pictures. Like digital Swiss army knives, they concentrate a lot of utilities into a compact, pocket-size device. Straight out of the box, your Android phone is a still and video camera, an address book, a GPS navigator, and even a phone.
  • Android Apps Spy on Users: 8 Tips to Boost Privacy

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 9:05 pm

    Worried your Android apps are spying on you? You should be, according to a recent study that found several popular Android Apps regularly share your location and critical phone data such as your phone number with advertisers and others. Researchers from Intel Labs, Penn State, and Duke University randomly selected 30 out of 358 popular apps from the Android Market for this study. The computer scientists were able to track each application's behavior using a special monitoring program called TaintDroid developed by the researchers.
  • Many Android apps leak user privacy data

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    Researchers have created Android-based code that tracks what applications on a smartphone actually do with the data they have access to. They do a lot, it turns out, and most of what they do is unknown to the enduser
  • Samsung admits Galaxy Tab display issues with Android apps

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    Samsung acknowledged today that some Android Market apps on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab will run at a smaller resolution than the 7-in. screen allows.
  • Google's App Inventor: First impressions

    Posted September 3, 2010 - 11:10 am

    For a system that was designed to make programming as simple as possible Google's App Inventor is still pretty complicated.
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