by George Heymann

Free Android Wallpapers for your phone and tablets, Mortem Tuam GFXs

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

We’ve run several features on smartphone wallpapers in the past when we’ve run across something that has caught our eye. I wanted to share my latest discovery, Mortem Tuam GFXs. This sight features custom original eye catching free wallpapers in a variety of styles and sizes.

Some of the featured sizes include:

  • 960×800
  • 1440×1280
  • 1600×1280
  • 1080×960
  • 640×960

Mortem Tuam also has wallpapers customized for the iPhone and 10.5” tablets. The website is still under construction, and requests you check back frequently for NEW content.

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Androidify receives a fashion update including a bunch of new winter gear.

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

We have covered Androidify and some related services before, for those that are unfamiliar with the popular Google Android app it helps you create a personalized Android Avatar by customizing the little green Android mascot and turning it into your Android alter-ego.

The latest update to the application allows you to dress up your Robot avatar with host of new winter gear. Some of the additions include mittens, skis, antlers, sweaters, 2012 party glasses and more! You can download the latest Androidify update from the Android Market

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Quick Look: Shush! Ringer Restorer for Android

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

Shush! Ringer Restorer by Public Object does one thing and does it very well. Once its activated Shush restores the ringer at a preset time and volume once you turn off the ringer using the volume button on your smartphone.

There are many situations we need to silence the ringer on our phones, work meetings, church, class or movies are good examples. I seldom remember to turn my phone off, I frequently forget to turn the ringer back on. This application fills that need and it does that in a very unobtrusive way.

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Photography and Digital imaging options for Android and iOS

by Rob Clymo

There are thousands of apps in the marketplace and one area that is literally brimming with options is photography and digital imaging. It doesn’t matter if you prefer the Android operating system or would rather employ the Apple iOS to get your image editing chores done; there is plenty of options to choose from.

Of course, when it comes to the iOS, the new and improved stock camera app
does a lot more than it used to. The added bonus is that it’s wonderfully easy
to use, and have the added benefit of an HDR mode if you fancy
doing something a little more creative. This adds a whole new dimension to
photography projects, giving you much more flexibility than ever before.

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Android Gingerbread adoption climbs past Froyo

Google has released the latest version numbers for Android, during the 14-day period ending Nov. 3, Gingerbread is up to 44.4 percent, while Froyo has fallen to 40.7 percent, other variants of Android OS combined make up the remaining 14.9%.

Here is the breakdown on the combined totals:

  • Android 1.5 Cupcake 0.9%
  • Android 1.6 Donut 1.4%
  • Android 2.1 Eclair 10.7%

The combined numbers on the variants of Honeycomb 3.x remain relatively unchanged at 1.9%. The numbers are based on the number of Android devices that have accessed the Android Market within the two-week period ending on November, 3 2011.

Source: Android Developers

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Make your own custom Android stickers! Start with the free Androidify app.

by George Heymann


I wanted to share another Kickstarter project that got my attention this week. It’s a design project by Aleksandr Peredereyev that uses the free Google Androidify app to design custom Android stickers.

“Our latest idea came up when we first used the Androidify App. We thought that it would be a great idea to make Android stickers based on what people created through the Androidify App, but to make this idea possible we need to have a new piece of equipment, that’s where you come in and with your support we can make this happen. You will have the choice of having yourself, your friends, your family, or anyone turned into an Android sticker” explained Peredereyev.

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Quick Look: GetJar a third party Android App Store that features free downloads of premium apps.

by George Heymann

One of the things that I appreciate about Android is the freedom to choose. When selecting an Android handset you can choose the device form factor, screen type and size, launcher, keyboard options, manufacturer even custom roms.

Besides hardware choices we have the freedom to install software from whomever or wherever we choose. Besides the official Android Marketplace which continues to improve there are two other App Store that have found their way onto my phone, the Amazon AppStore and GetJar.

This is a quick look at GetJar a third party AppStore that features a selection of paid Android Applications for free download. To download the GetJar AppStore to your phone go to on your phone, select quick download at the bottom of the screen and enter the code they provide.

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Google updates OnTheFly to version 1.2, promises to simplify your trip planning.

by George Heymann

ITA Software’s, OnTheFly airfare shopping mobile app by Google has just been updated to version 1.2 with versions available for Android, and iPhone.

OnTheFly makes it easy to compare fares across airlines, dates as well as alternate cities and airports. It’s actually faster and more convenient to check fares on my mobile than it is to do the same task on the web. Just input your origin and destination, click your preferred airports (the app recognizes airport code abbreviations) and the date range of when you prefer to travel. The choices narrow as you input your information almost if its reading your mind. A couple of clicks, and you can start packing!

OnTheFly Product Manager, Stefan Frank explains “One of the new features in v1.2 is flexible date search, which enables you to browse 35 days of potential departure dates on a calendar combined with an interactive “temperature” graph.

You can also save and access search history now, including particular itineraries of interest. We’ll even check price changes for those itineraries so you can know the best time to plan that dream trip.”

The application has an average 4.5/5 star rating, the most requested features which remain unavailable on the mobile app is the inclusion of budget fair carriers, the monthly web calendar of low fares between a city pair and the ability to book the fares directly from within the app.

If you haven’t already tried OnTheFly, you can download it for free from Android Market or the App Store. OnTheFly for use with BlackBerry (OS 4.6+) can be accessed at

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Technology-Headlines Android app, offers an easy way to read along when you’re mobile

by George Heymann

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After experiencing intermittent problems with our Android app, were back to using AppsGeyser to publish our application.

The app offers a very simple, easy to read layout which looks very similar to the WordPress application for Android. (see sample screens on the right)

The app lets you choose between two basic settings, mobile or full site mode. The

mobile setting is my favorite, it gives you the headlines for each story,  which you can then click to read the stories that are of interest. It makes it really easy to scan for new content and read with just a quick tap.

The full site mode, is a desktop browser like view of our site. If you have an Android phone with OS 2.1 or higher and want an easy way to follow us when your mobile give it a try, it’s a free download from the Android Market.

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TouchPal replacement Android phone dialer puts information at your fingertips

by George Heymann

TouchPal Dialer is a direct replacement for the standard Android phone dialer. The free TouchPal dialer puts a lot of information at your fingertips and helps you find contacts and complete calls quickly.

The main application screen displays the keypad, your last 4 calls (both inbound/outbound), and 5 buttons running L-R at the top of the screen displaying the most frequently used functions : Dialer, Call log, Contacts, Favorites and More.

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