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To promote Carrier Billing on the Google Play Store, Celcom is offering RM5 in cashback when you buy anything from the store. If you’ve never purchased an app, books or a movie, here’s your chance to give it a try for free.
The Google Play Store is the one stop place for Android users to purchase apps, movies, e-books and other various digital content. To make apps more accessible to the masses, Google is reducing the minimal price for paid apps and games on the Play Store.
Unless it is a sale, Google usually charge at least RM3.50 for paid apps. With the latest revision, you can expect to see paid apps going from as low as RM1.00.
HERE, Nokia‘s mapping service might be in danger of getting the boot in favour of the Finnish company focusing directly on their networks as opposed to the app. According to Bloomberg, Nokia is interested in improving their wireless network as well as their credit rating, having already reached out to potential buyers including Uber Technologies Inc. and a handful of German carmakers have shown interest in the app.
The HERE app is estimated to be valued at about 2.1 billion euros, which means it has lost quite a bit of value since it was bought by Nokia from Navteq for 8.1 billion euros in 2008. Nokia only has three businesses left after selling their phone division to Microsoft and it’s networks division currently makes about 90% of it’s total revenue. There’s a high chance that Nokia will sell the service as they have more or less gotten out of the mobile market but it would be interesting to see who snaps up HERE next.
Here’s an app where getting a high score could also mean instant death to your smartphone.
If you’re the kind that likes to live on the risky side of things then this app suits you perfectly. Send Me to Heaven (SMTH) is a reckless game and it challenges you to throw your expensive smartphone up in the air as high as you can in order to score points. The higher your throw the more points you get. Your score is then uploaded to a leaderboard so you can see how you fare against other cheap thrill seekers from around the world.
SMTH is currently available only for Android and its definitely not a game for butterfingers but if danger is your thing then the game is free for you to play. Google Play link here.
Google’s latest YouTube app for Android features the most comprehensive revamp since the app was released. The newest YouTube (version 5) brings a hugely improved user experience from an already intuitive application. Some of the notable improvements you get in the new YouTube:
We really like the new YouTube and if you’re a YouTube junkie, you’ll appreciate the many improvements as well. Unfortunately the app is being released in stages and as far as we can tell, Malaysia is still on the waiting list. But if you want to try the app now, here’s the link to the APK, download it from your phone and install. Let us know what you think of the new youTube. Have fun.
This is not a new app but it’s something that we’ve just recently discovered and one that we thought is useful, awesome and amazing enough for us share it with you.
AirDroid is a simple to setup and easy to use application that allows you to manage your Android device wirelessly from the web browser on your computer. The app is a really great way to access stuff on your Android device. You can manage files and documents on your device’s micro SD card, you can drag and drop files to and from the device, and even access your contacts, call logs, emails, and a whole host of other things too. You can also text using the app as well as download and install apps on your device all wirelessly from the web browser of your choice on your computer.
The interface is pleasant and you don’t need to root your device to access most of the cool features of AirDroid. You don’t even have to install anything on your PC either. Just key in passcode or scan a QR code and you’re done.
This is something we really recommend you try out. Download the free app from Google Play here or just scan the QR code below.
With over 20 million users there’s no denying that Instagram is a very popular application but at the moment it is for iOS only. The developers have mentioned that an Android version is currently in the works but there’s no indication of when users can expect the popular app to make the leap. But if this screenshot captured from a promotional notification on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is anything to go by, Instagram for Android may only be days away from its much-awaited debut.
This is still far from definitive but it gives a glimmer of hope that Instagram could only be a few day away from being available in the Android Market. Would Instagram for Android be a big deal for you?
Sony Ericsson has introduced a nifty Android app called Vscreens which allows you to share your mobile phone images to a bigger screen easily. Usually if you need to share a photo onto a laptop, tablet or even TV, you would either bluetooth or connect using cables such as USB and HDMI. With Vscreens, all it takes is just a simple QR code.
How it works? Just install the Vscreen app on your Android device and point your laptop/ipad/tablet/TV web browser to Vscreens.com. The first thing you’ll see on the web browser is a big QR code which the mobile Vscreen app will be used to scan. This creates a link between the 2 devices and you can click on any photos on your phone to be pushed onto the big screen.
We tried it ourselves on a laptop computer and it works incredibly well. The only drawback is that it goes thru the Internet which means it will take sometime to load. It took us about 5-7 seconds to refresh to a new photo. Nevertheless, the easy set up without wires makes this a practical solution to share pictures. This Vscreen app is open to all Android devices.
To download, head over to the Android Market link.
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While Android users are getting their dose of Angry Birds recently, iPhone users had already moved on to “Cut the Rope” by Zeptolabs.
Now Android users can rejoice as Zeptolabs had announced its commitment to release an Android version soon. No mention of its release but we hopefully it comes soon, atleast the BETA version.
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Most of our times are spent in front of the computer and normally we would check both phone and computer screens while at work or at home. Why not have everything shown on your computer instead?
A couple of developers had introduced the Remote Notifier for Android which pushes updates from your Android device to your computer. It comes with 3 versions, for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Currently it supports notification for call, SMS, battery status and voicemail. Unfortunately you can’t reply messages or answer calls at the moment. Connectivity is currently supported on WiFi and Bluetooth while USB is still lacking. It would be great if we could also reply SMS or answer calls remotely in future.
You can download the Remote Notifier here.
Check out the demo video by Android Central after the jump