Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MetroPCS adds LG Optimus F6 to portfolio

MetroPCS has announced the addition of the LG Optimus F6 smartphone to their portfolio of devices available for buyers on their prepaid no-annual-contract service. The LG Optimus F6 will be able to access the T-Mobile 4G LTE network via a MetroPCS unlimited data, talk and text plan starting at just $40 per month. MetroPCS is offering the Optimus F6 for $199 through retail stores and online at their web site. The Optimus F6 has a 4.5-inch display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processer, a 5MP 1080p capable rear-facing camera, and comes with Android 4.1 installed. Hit the break to read the full press release for more details if you are interested in grabbing an Optimus F6 from MetroPCS.

Sharp announces Aquos Xx and Aquos Xx Mini

Another day, another Snapdragon 800-powered Android smartphone. Sharp announced their latest flagship offering for Japanese carrier Softbank, called the Aquos Xx, and it’s got specs to compete with any other phone on the market. You get the de facto standard flagship processor, a Snapdragon 800, 2 GB of RAM, a full 1080p, 5.5-inch screen, and a 16.3 megapixel rear camera. On top of that, it sports an incredible thin bezel. As of right now, it’ll only be available in Japan this December, but depending on how it sells, it’s possible we could see it in other markets.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Archos GamePad 2 unveiled online, quad-core processor built in with a sexier display

Archos’ GamePad 2 has been outed online on a retailer’s website, including press images and specs. The page and its information has since been removed…

The original GamePad’s successor will feature a sexier screen of 1,280 x 800, 7-inch IPS display, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, and options for a 8/16 GB model. A microSD slot will also be available. Pricing and availability remains a mystery, so we’ll just have to wait until Archos announces the device officially.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Android 4.3 coming to HTC One Dev Edition this week, Canadian HTC One later this month

According to HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie, owners of the HTC One Developer’s Edition across America will receive Android 4.3 this week. Canadian owners will receive Android 4.3 before the end of the month. Rogers confirmed that the update is due in late September, while TELUS says their update will arrive in early October. As to the U.S. carrier models, they are still working hard at getting approvals from each carrier. We know that can be a long and tedious process so don’t expect anything until at least October.

Official Samsung Galaxy Note 3 accessories listed

I’ve never been much of an accessories guy, but some are all in for getting the latest and greatest gear to supplement their devices. Samsung recently released a list of the official accessories they’ll be offering for the Galaxy Note 3 including the S View Cover and Mini Purse, which were already announced. Now we’re getting to see some new additions such as the S Charger Cover, S Charger Kit, and the Desktop dock.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Android Commander

Android Commander is a free application that helps you to control your Android files from your PC, you can easily manipulate the files on Android devices from your Desktop PC.

Android Commander has multiple functions and tools, to give you  a total control over your Android device and its files, like I said from our Desktop PC. After you downloaded and installed the Android Commander app, you’ll control and manage the files between smartphone and PC with a simple interface. You can create folders, transfer files and folders to and from your devices, but also with this app you can organize different directories, delete files and folders, rename and edit proprieties and permission.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Best Android VPN: Hotspot Shield VPN

World's most popular VPN with over 150 million downloads. Try it for FREE!
* Unblock any websites – unblock YouTube, unblock Facebook, and others such as Hulu, Netflix and BBC where it is blocked
* Give unrestricted access to mobile VOIP and messaging services such as Skype and Viber anywhere
* Secure your mobile WiFi connection with HTTPS encryption
* Prevent hackers from stealing your private information
* Browse the web privately & anonymously
* Compatible with Android OS version 2.x and 4.x

Recommended by CNET, PC WORLD, CNN and PC Magazine.
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Features: Enjoy great features you love on the desktop version!
* Protect yourself while using Wi-Fi hotspots (VPN encrypts all internet traffic); protect your identity, your IP address and stop unwanted tracking. Share and communicate privately.
* Gives you access to your favorite sites: Unblock any blocked content and services - get Facebook, Skype, BBC, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Viber, VOIP, messaging and other services wherever you are: at work, school or while traveling
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* In case of any issues, please email us at android@anchorfree.com instead of leaving a support issue or comment in the reviews.
* A few devices are not compatible with Hotstpot Shield VPN. Please contact your device manufacturer to check if it supports VPN.
* Now we ask 2 additional App Permissions, Phone Calls & Your Social Information to enable sharing the app easily.
* For 2.x OS: Before starting Hotspot Shield VPN, if you have other installed VPN clients, please be sure that they are disconnected.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

VLC for Android APK Download

LC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols.
This is a BETA version of the port of VLC media player to the Android™ platform. It is intended for power users and hackers. This version is not perfectly stable and is slower than the final version.
It is still a beta, so it might kill your kitten or destroy your house, but it should be fine now.
Use it at your own risk. Have fun! :)
This version is for devices with an ARMv7 CPU or a x86 CPU. ARMv6 devices will be supported in a further release.
VLC for Android™ plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams (including adaptive streaming), like the desktop version of VLC.
VLC for Android has a media library for audio and video files, and allows to browse folders directly.
VLC has support for multi-track audio and subtitles. It supports auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments and gestures to control volume and brightness.
It also includes a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, cover art and a complete audio media library.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Best Android Smartphones: HTC One

We really have reached the point where the top of the Android smartphone market is blanketed by some highly impressive devices. It's tough to go wrong. There's something for everyone, be it form factor or features or gimmicks and gizmos. But for our money, there's currently no better phone available than the HTC One.

There's a lot to like here. The (mostly) all-aluminum body looks and feels more sophisticated than a plastic phone, and the gentle curve fits the hand nicely. While we've still got our quibbles with the Sense user interface, Sense 5 is the most stylish version yet, and most important is that it doesn't exhibit the lag that we've seen in the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The front-facing stereo speakers change the way you experience music and videos on a smartphone. Games and movies are much more immersive and are a downright pleasure to play and listen to. There are a few times when the speakers may be too loud, but there are many more times when you're amazed you're getting that sort of sound from a Best Android smartphone.

HTC's camera also brought forth a bit of a paradigm shift. It's not the best all-around camera -- it suffers from contrast issues, and if you need something with a higher total resolution for enlarging pictures, you'll need to look elsewhere. But the introduction of Zoes -- the 3-second video clips -- and the introduction of automatically composed Video Highlights are something that nobody else is doing, and they make up for a lackluster camera application.

The HTC One also has been released on three of the four major U.S. carriers, as well as seeing wide availability worldwide -- and we're expecting Verizon to get its own variant this year as well.

In the months we've been using the HTC One, it's continuously caught the eyes of those around us and continued to impress us with its performance -- and for that it ranks as our best smartphone for first part of 2013.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles on Android

Yoda Chronices launched on May the 4th for iOS devices and on LEGO.com but Android users will have to wait a little longer to be able to play this new LEGO game. For some reason LEGO don’t like releasing their Apps or games on the most popular mobile phone operating system, which is awfully strange.
Anyhoo this summer the LEGO Star Wars universe arrives at light speed on Android devices with LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles. As we reported last week The Yoda Chronicles is cross between an action game and an RTS (Real Time Strategic), players must decide whether to follow the path of the Jedi or descend to the Dark Side of the Force.
The game currently on iOS, is split into episodes that will be released over the next few weeks. When it becomes available on Google Play this Summer, all levels will be unlocked along with a few extra ones.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Eternity Warriors 2 for Android

The battle for Northern Udar rages on! It's been 100 years since the First Demon War tore the land apart. Thanks to the Eternity Warriors the demon threat was held at bay. However the demons have been consolidating their power in a series of Demon Towers built in locations throughout Northern Udar.
You've been tasked with cleansing these Demon Towers and defeating an even deadlier demon army than before...
• Fluid REAL-TIME COMBAT against dozens of NEW demon enemies!
• ONLINE CO-OP MULTIPLAYER! Battle with a fellow warrior in the ONLINE MULTIPLAYER MODE!
• Use your SPECIAL SKILLS to slice your way through MULTIPLE UNIQUE DUNGEONS!
• COLLECT ARMOR, WEAPONS and other LOOT! Upgrade your gear to become the ultimate Eternity Warrior in Udar!
Eternity Warriors 2 is free to play, but you can choose to pay real money for some extra items.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dark Avenger for Android

In dungeon-crawlers like Diablo, game designers have taken the normally sedate RPG concept and taken it to a new, action-filled plane of existence.

With Dark Avenger for iOS and Android, Boolean and Gamevil go even further by stripping away all of the usual storyline nonsense and throwing you straight into the melee without any exposition whatsoever.

Your objective is to cut through the seemingly endless flood of undead monsters which populate the many dull and foreboding Dark Avenger stages.

IAP explained
You use gold and gems to purchase items in Dark Avenger. Both are readily available so long as you're prepared to drop some real-world moolah.

3,300 gold will cost you 69p / 99c, but if you're feeling particularly flush - or perhaps stupid - then you can grab 434,000 for an eye-watering £65. Seven gems are 69p / 99c, while 910 are £65.
Along the way, you'll pick up gold and loot, the latter of which takes the form of either usable items - such as health-giving potions - or equipment you can utilise to make the fight that little bit easier.

Button masher

The experience points you gain during combat boost your level ranking and unlock special skills to employ in the thick of battle. These skills come with a recharge cost and consume magical power, but they can make a real difference when you're surrounded by aggressive skeletons and are low on stamina.

The sheer number of items to collect and the ability to upgrade your character result in a real sense of progression here, but Dark Avenger is undone by its repetitive action (your character has a single three-hit combo which you'll need to spam for the entire duration of the game).

Enemies with ranged attacks force you to think tactically about how to prioritise your own offence. In the end, though, Dark Avenger really does just boil down to hitting monsters repeatedly then moving onto the next room.

Due to the less-than-expansive nature of each level, the repetitiveness of the action is less obvious, for you have opportunities to purchase new gear in between each stage. The promise of upgrades can only hold your attention for so long, however.

Going for gold

Of course, with this being a free-to-play release, in-app purchases make an appearance. Some of the rarer items cost gold and gems - the latter is a premium currency that is only available in large quantities if you're willing to spend real cash. Also, when you fall in battle, you can revive yourself using gems - another incentive to open up your wallet.

The problem is that Dark Avenger's gameplay rarely becomes exciting enough to entice you to reach for your credit card. And while it offers a few hours of entertainment at no cost, it won't keep your attention for long enough to make a real impression.

Download Dark Avenger for Android

Windows 8 Theme for Android

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- You can add different size tiles;
- You can add a variety of color tile;
- You can save and restore the theme;
- You can edit the start screen layout;
- You can set the current background style;
- You can switch the application list style
- You can add Android widgets in the tiles;
- You can set the wp8 style lock screen and status bar;
- You can select more than one hundred kinds of theme colors;
- You can add special features tiles,like time ,pictures and contact photo.
1 shows the live contact needs to read the contact data access permission;
2 add a shortcut when direct dial call authority need the android.permission.CALL_PHONE ;
3 add send SMS shortcut operation message need permission.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bonds of the Skies for Android APK Download

Describing Kemco as the most active publisher of smartphone JRPGs would be pretty much bang on the money.

Well, Kemco's at it again this week, releasing a new role-playing game on both the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Tales as old as time

On the Android side of things, Kemco has just launched Bonds of the Skies. In it, The Big K tells the story of Eil, who may or may not be the god of wind.

As usual, the whole package is reminiscent of RPGs of the 16-bit era, so, yes, loads of bobble-headed sprites and quaint towns where no one minds if you wander into his house and steal from him.

Interestingly, the turn-based battles take place from a first-person perspective, with your characters represented by their character cards rather than a collection of pointy-haired pixels.

Bonds of the Skies has been optimised for the Xperia Play, by the way. Just sayin'.

Bonds of the Skies for Android

Bonds of the Skies APK download

Undead Soccer for Android APK Download

Protect the world with your only weapon, a soccer ball !!
After you had been banned from a match, you were waiting with anger in the athlete room. You walked back to the field because it seemed to be too quiet for such a big match and found everything has changed. All players, referees, and audiences became zombies!! Now you have only two things left with you; a football and a trashcan lid. Use them as your weapon and your shield. Your football skill will save you from these cruel zombies!!
Play the endless addictive game by killing zombies wave by wave. The higher skill you got, the farther you can go. Upgrade your power, your super ball power to kill more zombies. Unlock cool fottbal styles and shield styles. Normal zombies became just too easy for you? Be prepared for the big bosses!!
Prepare your cleats!!
- Many types of zombies bosses.
- Travel through 7 themes to kill zombies.
- Enhance your soccer ball power with 6 types of super powers.
- 30 cool ball styles and 15 shield styles to unlock.
- Get excited with large variety of dreadful collectibles.

Monday, April 1, 2013

HTC One teardown is not for the faint of heart

The folks at iFixit have torn apart HTC’s latest flagship, and they have one piece of advice: don’t try this at home. Any self service to be performed on the phone is not for the faint of heart. The HTC One’s solid, gapless construction creates quite a few issues when it comes to getting inside the device to take a look around. The first warning sign: iFixit had to literally pry the device apart, and it sounds like it was no easy task.

The innards of the one are no easy task, either. HTC has plastered everything together in a way that doesn’t make it all that easy to get at individual components. Even the screen, which would likely be the most common repair attempted at home, has connections routed on the motherboard in a way that still requires the entire phone to be cracked open, likely resulting in permanent damage to the phone’s aluminum case.

It looks like in accomplishing the feat of design that is the HTC One, some sacrifices had to be made when it comes to serviceability. That could just end up being One big headache.