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Fitness, Wellness, and How Android Makes it Happen
May 4, 2010, 5:48 am
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One minute out and he is gaining on me. I put my feet to the pavement hard, moving my tired legs just enough to outpace the racer in my shadow. Not too much longer and I’ll reach the finish line just a handful of yards ahead. Head down, stride by stride, making the final push as the seconds fill up the clock.

I cross the line feeling him right on my back, but turning around no one is there. Pulling my phone out of my pocket I find out I’ve managed to come in a good three minutes ahead of the ghost runner I’ve been racing: my previous time finishing this route.

CardioTrainer and an Android phone are all the incentive I need to push myself harder, and it is just one example of how WorkSmart Labs Inc. is employing technology to make fitness and wellness an engaging experience, encouraging both the hardcore athlete and average Joe to get out and get fit…Read Full Story


An Update, but Not 2.1, Heading to a CLIQ XT Near You
May 3, 2010, 4:59 pm
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CLIQ XT owners can get a little excited — but not too excited — over a new update that is currently making its way to the handset on T-Mobile. This is the same update that T-Mo had released for testing to a select few handsets earlier in the week, so before you go crying for joy, be forewarned this update is not to Android 2.1. It is instead a mild software update to improve overall phone performance and help get quite a few of the phones features up to speed.

What you get:

  • Improves Overall Phone Performance
  • Visual Voice Mail Enhancements
  • Bluetooth® Audio
  • Camera Correction
  • Screen/Display Performance
  • Text Messaging Improvements
  • Touch Screen Enhancement

The update prompt  should come automatically to your phone, but if you are in the impatient type …Read Full Story

T-Mobile Garminfone Gets 4 Minutes of Fame
May 3, 2010, 4:57 pm
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The Garminfone headed for T-Mobile has officially been announced, and we got some pretty clear looking photos of the device to start with. While they did give us a sense of what to expect when you take it out of the packaging, there’s nothing like a good video that allows us to see how things work. Garmin-ASUS went rather deep with their own customization of Android, as expected, to give the phone that “GPS Turn-By-Turn” feel, but it looks like that doesn’t come without some sacrifice…Read Full Story

Skyfire 2.0 Lights Up Android with Flash
May 3, 2010, 3:47 pm
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When SkyFire (the maker of the mobile browser of the same name) picked up Kolbysoft — who developed the mobile browser called Steel, everyone was wondering what the purchase would bring. A few short months later, and we get to see the fruit of their labor. SkyFire 2.0 has officially launched on Android, and with it, a couple of features that Android-users should welcome with open arms.

Features wise, and as the title suggests, SkyFire 2.0 brings Flash Player to your Android device. As it stands right now, until Froyo hits the market, it seems that HTC’s Sense UI is the best way to access Flash content. That is, until now. SkyFire 2.0 offers Flash in a very different way: by utilizing the other excellent feature known as SkyBar. When you access a page with a Flash video on it, you simply hit the Menu key, and it will bring up the SkyBar. This bar will give you access to “videos,” which is a quick way to see the Flash videos that would normally display on the page …. Read Full Story

Free Android phones coming to Adobe employees
May 3, 2010, 3:45 pm
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This will come as little surprise to anyone who followed technology news this week, but let there be no doubt about the preferred smartphone platform at Adobe: it isn’t the iPhone.

Adobe confirmed Thursday that it plans to demonstrate a version of Flash for Google’s Android software in May at the Google I/O conference, in responding to Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ criticism of Flash in an open letter. And the company wants to make sure its employees use those phones: it’s preparing to give away Android phones running Flash to employees, according to three sources familiar with the plan.

It’s not clear which phone employees will receive (various HTC phones and the Nexus One were mentioned) and it will not be a mandatory shift. But in the time-honored technology industry practice of “dog-fooding” one’s own products, Adobe and Google want to encourage Adobe employees to spend as much time using Android and the Flash Player 10.1 as possible…Read Full Story

Droid Incredible for $99 on Amazon
May 3, 2010, 3:42 pm
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This is probably the best deal around the web right now for any piece of technology. You can now head over to Amazon and purchase a Droid Incredible for $99 with activation and a new 2 year contract. And with many Verizon stores being sold out, this may be the quickest way for you to get your hands on this hot Android handset.

Orders usually ship within 9 – 10 business days. Verizon is expected to receive more Incredible’s on May 4th. Lately, HTC has had inventory problems so there’s a really good chance this date might get pushed back. But, I would go for the best deal and you can’t beat a price tag $99 anywhere. So head over to Amazon and place your order today…Read Full Story