Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SkyDrive for Android now available.

While we have still to see more apps from Google for Windows Phone, Microsoft has published another one to the Play Store that will let Android lovers use SkyDrive. The app ensures that users can save their files to the cloud for easy access on any device anywhere where internet is available.

The app is similar in design with the apps for Windows Phone and iOS. "In building the new SkyDrive app for Android, we wanted to ensure we kept the same intuitive design of all SkyDrive experiences while also making use of Android design patterns and conventional interactions, so this feels natural for people with Android phones.", writes Mike Torres in a blog post on the Windows Team blog.

Skydrive for Android works on Android devices with Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and above. However it was designed to work best with Android 4.0 and Jelly Bean.

Here are the main features of SkyDrive for Android:

  • Access your SkyDrive—documents, photos, and other files, plus the files other people have shared with you.
  • View recently used documents.
  • Choose multiple photos or videos to upload from your phone.
  • Share your files and photos—send a link in email or in another app.
  • Open your SkyDrive files from other Android apps.
  • Easily manage your files—delete or create new folders.
SkyDrive is avaliable free on Play Store.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pigs hijack Mars Curiosity rover with NASA's complicity.

In order to reach the masses about the Mars Curiosity rover mission, NASA has teamed up with Rovio for the latter's latest update to Angry birds Space. 20 new levels have been added with the red planet as background with the pigs having taken control of the rover in their quest for eggs. The update also introduces  the astronaut pig.

Players will have to dodge Martian volcanoes and fire asteroids. Uncover three hidden rovers and landers will give users access to bonus levels and learn more about the Curiosity mission on Mars.

Download the update on Play Store.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

avast! Mobile Security update auto-corrects mistyped URLs.

avast! Mobile Security is now updated to version 2.0 with the following features added:

• Web-based control for Anti-Theft
• Network Meter
• SiteCorrect - autocorrect of mistyped URLs
• Scanning of incoming messages
• Real-time protection (on-exec scanning) of apps
• Improved user interface for tablets
• avast! Widget
• The shield control UI to fine-tune on-access security setup
• Grayscale notification icon configurable from settings

If you do not have a antivirus software installed on your phone yet, I advise you download avast. There are other solutions on Play Store, but I like Avast for the slew of features it offers. Don't wait for disaster to strike, get avast for free on Play Store.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Google+ update lets you join Hangouts on the go.

Fans of Google social network will be happy to learn that they can now join hangouts on their mobile phones. Before the update, it was only possible to join Hangouts on a computer. 

What's in this version:
- Teens can now create and join Hangouts from mobile
- Join Hangouts on Air from mobile
- Floating timestamp in photos view
- Shortcuts for post creation
- Ability to report abuse in Events

Download link

Thursday, August 2, 2012

All about android on official Google Android blog.

Following users request, Google Mobile team has put up a blog dedicated entirely to news about Android. Initially, news about Google's mobile OS would appear on the various corporate blogs, making it difficult for fans to follow up. From now on, fans will be able to setup their favorite readers to point to just one blog for anything about Android from Google.
The link to the blog is:

Posted from my Galaxy Nexus powered by Jelly Bean.