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Ten Android apps for your new smartphone or tablet: Christmas 2011

Ten Android apps for your new smartphone or tablet: Christmas 2011

So it's Christmas day (or something similar here at the tail end of 2011) and you've just received a fine Android tablet or smartphone to get you started on your way to smart device heaven: what do you do? You first take a look at the apps you've already got, realize there's not just one whole heck of a lot of fun stuff there, then head to the Android Market. Your device likely has a little white bag icon with an Android head on it in green titled "Market" - this is where you want to go to get the goods. In this post you'll find a find handfull of apps I suggest to you to pick up immediately.

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Amazon Free App of the Day isn’t necessarily good for the developer

Amazon Free App of the Day isn’t necessarily good for the developer

I think most of us are the same when it comes to apps. We will pay for some of them if they look really cool, but mostly we want free apps. This is what Android users tend to keep an eye on the Amazon Free App of the Day being offered daily since the apps are free for the single day only. The deal seems like good exposure, but one developer has found that being selected for the featured promotion wasn't a good thing at all.

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SlashGear’s 2011 Back to School Gear Guide!

SlashGear’s 2011 Back to School Gear Guide!

It's that time again, boys and girls, time to start thinking about what you're gonna grab to jam in your schoolbags aside pencils, pens, and folders. What we've got for you below is a guide to the seven top pieces of gear we think would best suit YOU in your journey through the 2011-2012 school year. The guide you're about to glance upon will not only allow you to smash through your school year with the greatest of ease, it'll allow you to continue on to your professional life (if that's your next move) or hit next year's school year just as hard! It's gear time!

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The Daily Slash : July 20, 2011

The Daily Slash : July 20, 2011

Today's Daily Slash comes in a bit earlier in the day than usual because we've got a whole wild batch of updates for you and it's a bit of a mid-week roundup as well. You've got to get in on all these updates - there's so many of them you're gonna want to spit! For starters, we've got one gigantic giveaway of tablets and another where you can get a free Spotify invite with no more work done on your part than submitting your email! Then there's a mad magic release of Apple products galore today!

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 17, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 17, 2011

It was a disappointing week for Apple fans eager to pick up a new MacBook Air and OS X Lion, as both were no-shows with a launch looking to be next Thursday or Friday instead. The much anticipated Spotify music streaming service did open its doors to the US finally, although by invite-only. Google had an excellent earnings call and Microsoft revealed upcoming some Windows Phone Mango handsets. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and links.

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The Daily Slash : July 14th, 2011

The Daily Slash : July 14th, 2011

Welcome to everyone's favorite tech and gadget roundup: The Daily Slash! Today I should first mention that we've got a team-mate daily roundup going on over at our sister site Android Community where the aptly named Android Community Daily News Round-Up is on point for everything you need to know in the Android world. Beyond that, it's all about Spotify today, and you'd best believe that. It's the biggest thing in music today, and only the next 24 hours will tell whether or not it'll survive tomorrow. For now though, we've got some premium accounts rolling and we're not stopping the beats for months!

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The Daily Slash: February 2, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 2, 2011

It's still Honeycomb day! Check out all the little bits of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, including the Notification System, the App Optimization, the Notifications Bar, and while you're at it, have a look at the Full Pre-Game Review - better late than never! Then move on to have a look at the new Android Market Web store, complete with purchase online / download from cloud functionality, Android In-App Purchases, and a few excellent apps. Amongst those apps soon to be released are Tap Tap Revenge 4, Disney Radio, and a rather radical looking CNN app. Keep your mind open to the possibilities as Google introduces Honeycomb's "Render Script" for Hardware Accelerated 3D Graphics, note the quickness in launching and the smoothness in operation of the Chat Program and several other examples of 3D rendering technology. Grab a hands-on look at the Motorola XOOM [XOOM Perspective] and the Motorola XOOM [Android 3.0 Honeycomb Perspective]. Next, see the Android Community App shine instantly, and without glitch on this same lovely tablet. And then of course, not to be out-news'ed by Android, behold the Verizon iPhone 4 in all it's review glory (by Vincent Nguyen.) THEN having felt cheated by the day, Apple comes at you again with the official release of "The Daily" iPad News Magazine.

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The Daily Slash: January 17 2011

The Daily Slash: January 17 2011

Oh you want some reviews? We just happen to have a couple for you to take a peek at here - first there's the Lenovo U260 IdeaPad Notebook Review, then there's also the MacBook Air 11-inch GelaSkin Review and Hands-On (with Bonus iPod Touch Review!) Have a look next at a column by Chris Davies which notes a very serious thing: A Real Tablet has a Stylus. Next there's another column by no less than Ben Bajarin by the name of Why My Kinect is Not Collecting Dust. Then there's one by the dude called Don Reisinger - Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray. Have a peek at a CyanogenMod 7 Quadrant Benchmark on Nexus S, find out about Syncing Music in Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and check out our StarWars hypothesis for the oncoming Sprint event - 3D Android Phone?

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 17 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 17 2011

First, on the iPad 2 front, check out both a iPad 2 case pic and a Best Buy listing of three new iPad models “coming soon”. Find out why Ben Bajarin's Kinect is getting some action in a column by the name of Why My Kinect is Not Collecting Dust, and why Don Reisinger's streaming options just aren't happening in a column called Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray. Then on Android Community, we're so pumped up about CyanogenMod 7 Nightlies being released, we did a CyanogenMod 7 Quadrant Benchmark on Nexus S! Then we find Sync Music in Android 3.0 Honeycomb, find out about the possibility of Notion Ink Adam' non-Matte and Scratch Resistant Surface, and a big change to the future if the claims of Samsung Update Fees are true. It's panning out to be an EXCITING DAY here on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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