Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today's Apps update: WhatsApp Messenger, Google Maps & Flash Player.

Three apps have been updated on Android Market. The most significant update of the three is Flash Player which addresses compatibility issues with some content using cross-domain policy files.

WhatsApp update fixes an issue with Dutch localization of "Message from" in notification to include contact name.

Finally Google Maps update fixes some bugs.

If you have any of these apps installed on your Android, download them from Marketplace.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Updated Facebook app includes video uploading.

The notification bar on my Nexus One showed a manual update for the Facebook app for Android. This new version includes an interesting feature which lets you upload videos directly from your phone. An addition that will certainly prove popular among Facebook fans. Other features include Pages and several improvements to the news feed.

If you haven't got the update notification yet, follow the link to download the app to your phone:

Note that the Facebook app for Android content is rated "Medium Maturity". 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Today's app updates on my Nexus One: Angry Birds and FriendCaller.

Two updates have been pushed to my Nexus One this morning. There is an update for Angry Birds that brings a new episode  called Mine and Dine. In this episode the pigs have gone underground to hide the eggs they stole. Use the landscape to your advantage to chase them out and recover the eggs. Collect some gems while you're at it. Note that Angry Birds is rated "Low Maturity" on Android Market (That made me laugh).

Download link:

The second free update applies to FriendCaller, a free VoIP app that lets you make free phone calls using your phone data connection. Calls to landline and mobile phones are not free though, but are cheap. FriendCaller has been working good for me.

What's new in this update:

  • Echo cancellation and other audio filters to enhance the voice quality for Android 2.3+ and especially tablets.
  • Several layout improvements.
  • Bug fixes.
FriendCaller is also rated "Low Maturity".

Friday, June 17, 2011

Official eBay app for Android updated.

An update for the official eBay app on Android Market brings some nice features. Sellers will like them. Checkout the log below.

What’s new in v1.5:
• Selling on eBay is now supported (available in US and UK with support for more countries coming soon!)
o Quickly list an item from start to finish on your phone and include up to 8 photos
o Use the integrated barcode scanner from RedLaser to prefill item details when listing an item
o Revise an item from your Active Selling list
o Relist an item from your Unsold list
o Sell one like this feature available when viewing a similar item on eBay
o Schedule an auction to start immediately or choose a later date
o End an active auction
o Mark an item as shipped
o Contact the buyer
• Updated home screen
• View your own feedback ratings and recent comments from eBay members
• More options for refining your search results: condition, free shipping, location, completed listings and sold items only
• Other bug fixes and improvements

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Adobe releases fix for Flash Player memory corruption vulnerability.

"A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android. This memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2011-2110) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks via malicious Web pages.
Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android update to Adobe Flash Player
Note: This issue does not affect the Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.3) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems."
Read bulletin here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Angry Birds - Mine and Dine coming soon.

How soon is soon?

The next episode of Angry Bird is coming soon and this time will take us underground. There is no info about the release date. In the mean time, here's a short trailer for you to watch: