Sunday, 26 August 2012

A verdict & a billion dollar fine: A Consumer's perspective.

You all know what is meant by the title. If not, lets get into little history.. The US Federal court has passed a verdict this Friday, on the ongoing legal war between Samsung & Apple wherein Samsung was asked to pay Apple a sum of approx 1 billion US$ as damage, for 'willfully' copying the design (trade dress) of the Apple iphone in Samsung's selected 'Galaxy' series phones. This is the hot talk in the tech world over the past hours. Keeping the victory/lose stories aside, here androidappjournal is trying to look at this verdict from the eyes of the consumer.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

[Review] MyScript Calculator: The Free handwriting calculator for your Android device

Its a fact that we stopped writing, as we started to use keyboards more these days. To be worse, we stopped using our brain for even the simplest of all mathematical calculations. In such a hard situation faced by the mankind, 'Vision Objects' created their wonder app.. 'MyScript Calculator'.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

[Editorial] Project Butter : What you really need to know...

 Android 4.1 aka Jellybean is already out and is the latest push by Google to their (ours too..) favorite operating system to greater heights. The latest and greatest version of android is often linked with the term 'Project Butter'. Well what exactly is project Butter? How does it matter you? Without those technical jargons and stuffs, we at android app journal, help you to crack the code.

Friday, 13 July 2012

[Review] Amazing Alex from Rovio : More physics this time.

After the insanely successful game, Angry birds; the mobile game developing studio Rovio is back with another sensational game Amazing Alex. If it was all the bird slinging rage against the egg stealing piggies till now, Rovio is introducing us to Alex, the smart school kid.
There is nothing ground breaking in the underlying game concept as there are already some physics based games available for android. The game definitely looks childish, but if you love this genre of games, you're going to love this too. Apart from the obvious kiddish looks, the game is smooth and fluid.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

[Review] AppBrain Ad Detector

            If you're a person who prefer to use free apps instead of those paid ones, I suppose you can adjust those ads popping up here and there. But what if those ads are not just ads, but a spam? When your notification bar is completely cluttered by the ads? For the worst, if you don't know which app is constantly spamming your phone? Well this is the scenario where the need of an ad detecting app comes clear.
            Yes, there is slew of ad detecting apps out there. But well.. This is my personal favorite..Appbrain Ad Detector.

Monday, 2 July 2012

[NEWS] Google now allows app developers to publish privacy policy for the apps

  A major announcement was made by google at the Google I/O, regarding allowing the app developers to publish privacy policy to the apps they publish. This move is in an attempt to bring more transparency to the permissions required by  app the user installs. This move makes a lot of sense considering that the user allow the apps a lot of permission to access his personal data. Using this facility the app developer can now let the user know the intention behind the permissions and the way the app will use the personal data it  access from your android phone.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

[Review] Flipboard : Flip your news

         A hugely successful app in the Apple app store, Flipboard finally made its way to android. An online magazine-cum-news aggregator, Flipboard is the best way to stay informed on your favorite topics. With content providers of around 2000 publications and people from around the world, Flipboard provides you the best and latest news. You can even bring your facebook, twitter, instagram or G+ feeds to flipboard.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

[New App] Flipboard : Your online Magazine

One of the hugely successful app in the Apple App Store, Flipboard finally made its way to Play store. Flipboard is an online magazine, and was one of the  highly anticipated app among the android fans. Initially available exclusively with  the Samsung Galaxy S3, is now available for the general public. Keep watching this space for a detailed review of Flipboard. Meantime get the app for free here, install & enjoy.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

[Review]Earbits Radio - Know your music.

Earbits is something I first came across in chrome store and in no time I am in love with the service. Earbits radio is a personalized streaming radio with a well managed catalog and a huge database of music. A free app in android play store; the best part being with no subscription..just great music.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

[Review]QuickPic - An quick replacement for your android gallery

One of the default apps of android, since the Nexus One days that have undergone no or minimal changes is the default gallery app. Though with the advent of android ICS, the gallery app also underwent a face lift. But to those little less lucky people who were forced to stay with 2.3 or less have to still live with the laggy and not so fun looking gallery, let me introduce you to QuickPic; my favorite gallery app from my