Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Amazon Kindle and Viber receive updates.

Kindle app for Android got an update today. The update, however, seems to apply to tablets since the only feature listed is the ability to "read more text per page with improved margins and line spacing". Obviously, version 3.4.2 also includes the usual unnamed bug fixes on "some devices".

Viber is somehow similar to Whatsapp. It claims to have 40 million users worldwide who uses the app to make calls, send text and photos for free. Version 2.1.5 fixes an issue with inconsistencies in messaging, sorting...and several additional bugs. Plus they are still working on additional fixes to be "released soon".

If you haven't got the notification on your device yet and you don't want to wait for them to show up, just go to Android Market on your phone and you should see the updates under "My Apps".

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Updated Google Docs gets real-time collaboration.

The Google Docs app for Android - and that includes both the smartphone and tablet - has been updated with a number of features . The most notable one is real-time collaboration. 

Here's the complete list of new features:

  1. Create, view and edit Google documents with our new Android editor
  2. Rich text formatting (bold, italics, underline, font color, background color)
  3. Layout tools (bulleted lists, numbered lists, indentation)
  4. Real-time collaboration - see edits from others in seconds
  5. Cursor presence and highlighting

Download here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Download Blogger client (apk) for Android.

To blog on the go, get your free and compatible copy of Blogger. According to Android Market, Blogger is incompatible with my Nexus one. I used it to post this article. What about that Google?

Here's a download link:


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Google releases Chrome Beta for Android ICS.

The good news is that the beta version is available for download on Android market. The bad news is that Google's browser is available to some countries only and runs on devices powered byAndroid Ice Cream Sandwich. With Chrome Beta for Android, Google is aiming at making the browsing experience simple and fast. At the same time, Chrome beta will let you sync your favorites with your PC and tablet.

- Browse fast with accelerated page loading, scrolling, and zooming
- Search and navigate directly from the omnibox
- Open and switch between unlimited tabs in an easy-to-view stack
- Sign in to Chrome to sync your bookmarks and view tabs you have open on your computer 
- Send pages from desktop Chrome to your smartphone or tablet with one click and read them on the go, even if you’re offline
- Browse privately in Incognito mode

Download Chrome Beta here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Google Chrome to Phone updated.

You have Google Chrome installed on your PC and an Android phone in your pocket. You are about to go to work and there is this great article that you want to read while commuting. How do you do? Simply install Google Chrome to Phone on your phone, install the Chrome extension on your PC and you're done.

With the extension installed on your computer, you will be able to send a link, text, phone numbers, maps to your phone and consume on the go. In the settings of Google Chrome to Phone, you can set it to open the link automatically or do it yourself. 

What's new:
1. Updated look and feel
2. Fixed crash when copying text from Chrome to the device.
3. Added landscape support.

Google is a free download in Android Market.

Watch the video: