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Android App Remote Controls Canon DSLR Cameras

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 18:37 -- Fred Straker

Developer chainfire is no stranger to the Android app scene. His latest and greatest creation is a beta application named DSLR Controller. Just as the title says, this app remote controls Canon digital SLR cameras from a variety of Android devices.

The price will go up after the beta period is completed, but for now the app can be purchased for €6.00 (around $8.51 US). As of the current release (version 0.51) the software requires Android 2.3.3 or later and only works with specific Android hardware and Canon cameras. The video above shows a demo with a live stream directly from the Canon camera and a complete suite of controls on a Samsung Galaxy S2.

DC Comics Brings Over 3,000 Issues to the Android Market

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 17:52 -- Marshall Walker

Batman and Superman are coming to the Android Market!

DC Comics and comiXology have teamed up to bring over 3,000 DC and Vertigo (for mature audiences) comics to Android devices. Starting at $0.99 to $2.99 per download, the comiXology powered DC app crosses platforms by allowing you to view your favorite super heroes on your smartphone, tablet or on the world wide web.

DC Comics Android App

Comic fans will have the option of using Google In-App Billing or their Paypal accounts to help start their new Android comic collection.

Google Announces New Android Market With Instant Access To Movies and Books

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:42 -- Marshall Walker

Apple announced today that smartphone owners with Android 2.2 or higher will be seeing a new Android Market in the upcoming weeks. The updated app will allow Android users to instantly watch thousands of movies for $1.99. You can watch the movies from anywhere (web, phone or tablet) or save them to watch later without an internet connection.

 New Android Market

Google Blocks Android Movie Rentals on Rooted Devices

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 01:35 -- Thomas Estilow

Google has moved to block rooted Android devices from renting movies via Android Market. Citing copyright protection in support documents, Google explains that those with rooted phones and tablets will receive a licensing error message when trying to play a movie. The move has generated some controversy and developers are already discussing ways to circumvent Google's controls.

Android Market Movies blocked

Only Motorola Xoom owners with Android 3.1 can currently take advantage of Google's new movie rental service. Pretty soon other tablets will get the update, then Android 2.2 and later devices will be added. Many people with rooted smartphones are in for a surprise when they attempt to download their first movie rental.

HBO GO Now Available for Android

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 22:39 -- Colin Breck

"HBO GO", HBO's new streaming video app that will pit itself against existing video streaming services such as Netflix, has arrived for Android a bit earlier than expected. Originally not expected until early May, HBO GO appeared today in the Android Market. If you're an HBO subscriber (through a currently supported provider), you can download the app and start streaming a significant library of HBO content right to your device, for free.

HBO GO Android app

As mentioned, you'll need to be a subscriber through one of the currently supported providers. This list, as of the writing of this article, includes Xfinity, Verizon, DirectTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Charter, U-Verse and Cox. If you're an HBO subscriber through an unsupported provider, don't worry, HBO has indicated that support for other providers is on its way.

Android Market to Have More Apps than iPhone by July

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 18:45 -- Chad Shmukler

According to a report released today by app store analytics firm Distimo, the number of apps available in Google's Android Market will soon eclipse the longtime title holder in that category, Apple's App Store. Android has been steadily closing the gap, but many will be surprised at how quickly the number of app titles available to Android users has grown. According to the report, the Android Market significantly outpacing other platforms' app stores in terms of growth rate.

Android Market Will Outgrow Apple

According to the published report, "the Google Android Market is predicted to have only 40,000 applications less than the Apple App Store for iPhone by the end of June 2011, and will close the remaining gap before the end of July 2011." This will mark the first time that Android smartphone owners will have more options in the app world than iPhone owners.

Android Now Offers More Free Apps Than Apple's App Store

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 18:26 -- Colin Breck

Apple has long touted it's supremacy in the app department when compared to other mobile operating systems, and for the most part, with good reason. For a long time, iOS device owners have had a significantly larger library of applications to choose from than their counterparts with Android or other devices. A few weeks ago, we told you about how Android was closing the gap in app installations, but today's news is considerably more impressive. According to app store analysis firm Distimo, the Android Market now offers more free apps than Apple's AppStore.

Android Offers More Free Apps than iOS

According to Distimo's latest report, "the Google Android Market eclipsed the Apple App Store for iPhone in terms of free applications and now has 134,342 free applications, while the Apple App Store iPhone has 121,845 free applications." Android's Market surpassing iOS apps in such a significant category continues to highlight Android's rapid growth.

Skype for Android Security Breach: Get the Details

Sun, 04/17/2011 - 14:49 -- Colin Breck

Recently, AndroidPolice.com discovered a security flaw in a leaked version of Skype Video for Android and subsequently determined that the same flaw is and has been present in the often downloaded Skype for Android already available to users on the Android Market since October of 2010. The security flaw allows a malicious app installed on a user's Android device to harvest all sorts of personal information.

Skype for Android

The information below summarizes what information can be leaked, current progress with a fix and response from Skype, as well as some basic information on how you can protect yourself against would-be thieves trying to collect your personal data from Skype.

Sprint Customers Get Direct Billing for Android Apps

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 01:11 -- Fred Straker

Just weeks after Google launched in-app billing on the Android Market, they've made a new improvement for Sprint customers. Now instead of using a credit card for app purchases, Sprint subscribers can have their Android purchases tacked onto their regular monthly bill. According to proponents of the service, direct billing makes it easier for consumers to track spending and helps to reduce fraud.

Sprint direct billing carrier Android

Sprint is the third US carrier to offer direct billing, along with AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA. Verizon remains the only major US carrier to not offer direct billing to Android device owners. Google continues to pursue deals with other carriers to offer the direct billing service.

Android Market Gets Official LinkedIn App

Sun, 04/10/2011 - 22:42 -- Penelope Wang

The social category of the Android Market has another new offering thanks to the official launch of LinkedIn for Android. Version 1.0 adds the app to yet another mobile platform, as LinkedIn's network of over 100 million users is already accessible on BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and iOS devices. LinkedIn is a free download clocking in at 1.2 MB and requires Android 2.1 or later.

LinkedIn Official Android app

LinkedIn launched the beta version of its Android app in December, and plans to incorporate additional functions suggested by beta users into future versions of the software. The app improves on LinkedIn's mobile website and provides access to core features.

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