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Israeli company offers Kosher Smartphone

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I admit, I’m not Jewish, much less Orthodox. But I do have several friends who observe the sabbath whom this new “smartphone” could be beneficial for. It’s called a “Kosher, Sin Free Smartphone,” and it’s being developed by a company in Israel. The phone provides no internet access, no Facebook, no text messaging or email.

No word on if it’s an Android handset or not. And frankly, I’m not sure what can be considered “smart” about it, since it has no connectivity outside of phone calls. And even then, if the user takes a call on the Sabbath (which is traditionally from about sunset on Friday evening until about sunset on Saturday night) the user will be socked a hefty $3.70 a minute. And that’s just the physical cost of violating the Sabbath!

But at least the phone comes “Orthodox friendly,” with Yiddish menus and traditional Jewish folk tune ringtones. Pity it has no app store for downloading prayer apps and the digital Torah. Now that could be useful. But at least it shows that a faith that’s around 4,000 years old is keeping up with the times!

[via DVice]

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House of the Rising XOOM [Fan-Made Video] | Android Community

House of the Rising XOOM [Fan-Made Video]

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There comes a time in every contest’s life where an entry stands out so hard that I’ve GOT to post it up in the main feed. Here at Android Community we’ve got a XOOM giveaway going on where you enter by “liking” us on Facebook and posting on the wall. Each entry is considered equal, a random contest with random winners chosen, but this did not stop Android Community fan Jan Jorgensen from writing an epic re-telling of the House of the Rising Sun. Behold a masterpiece of Android fandom!

The lyrics to this song are listed below, but not before a bit of text from Jorgenson himself right about now. Jorgensen! Fantastic effort, my man!

You know, just writing a comment didn’t feel like enough to express the generosity of Android Community and Nvidia. So I present (very embarrassed, I might add), “House of the Rising Xoom.” Set to the tune of House of the Rising Sun. Forgive the sound/video/singing/playing quality. I am a hobbyist at best.

-Jan Jordensen

And the lyrics run thusly:

There is a site up on the web
Android Community
It is perfect for Android fans
And God, I know, that’s me

The only thing you need for speed
Is Nvidia Tegra 2
And if the Xoom’s not fast enough
Nothin’ will satisfy you

I’ve got one hand on my Droid 2
The other on my mouse
I may need to grow a third hand
If a Xoom comes to my house

So mothers, tell your children
To sing a song like me
Don’t just write about dual-core

There is a site up on the web
Android Community
It is perfect for Android fans
And God, I know that’s me

Best song ever!

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XDA forum sets sights on HTC Sense to Samsung Galaxy Tab

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It’s almost a digital Island of Doctor Moreau. You know, the book about the mad scientist who crosses humans with animals? Well, users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab are exploring porting the HTC Flyer ROM. The idea comes from the fact that both the Flyer and the Galaxy Tab have the same screen resolution (600 by 1024).

So what could be the motivation for this experiment? Well aside from giving the older tablet new life with a Gingerbread update, it’s also to see if the latest HTC Sense 3.0 UI will expand it’s usefulness. In fact, someone has already leaked the image dump.

And some are looking to perhaps use a Sense port for the Samsung Nexus S since it has the same basic hardware. And since several XDA Developers are rising to the challenge, it’s only a matter of time before a working ROM pops up. Meantime, users can always load up an HTCSense Theme with LauncherPro which XDA Developer Sys73R says emulates Sense pretty well. This is a project we’ll definitely want to keep an eye on.

[via XDA Developers Forum]

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The Difference Between Android and iPhone | Geekosystem

Don’t worry, this comic showing the difference between the iPhone and Android does not take a side between the two. Head on past the break to read the full comic.

See? They’re both obnoxious!

(fnordramen via MakeUseOf via Geeks are Sexy)

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Tell the FCC what you think about AT&T acquiring T-Mobile

We have been hearing about the possible ATT/T-Mobile merge since last March, and the issue has been very highly discussed all over the internet. Though ATT seems to see this as a great business opportunity, the fact is that the majority of the crowd does not seem very happy about this idea (mostly due to the effect it could have on competition). If you are one of the many that have been cringing upon the thought of this merger, it is now your chance to express your opinions straight to the FCC.

The FCC has opened its ears to the public about the ATT/T-Mobile subject, and everyone can now head to their website and speak up, simply by filling out a form. To let the FCC know how you feel about this issue, head over to their ECFS Express site, and simply find the topic with proceeding number 11-65, which is titled “In the Matter of applications of ATT Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG for consent to assign or Transfer Control of licenses and Authorizations.” After you click the 11-65 link, simply fill out the forms and follow instructions.

Whether you are for or against ATT acquiring T-Mobile (and possibly becoming a GSM monopoly), it is a personal choice. Though we all may differ in opinions, we share a common denominator – we are consumers, and the big boys need to know what is in our best interest. That said, head over to FCC’s website and fulfill your part as a citizen, and let the FCC know how this possible acquisition would affect you. It would be interesting to see which side of the spectrum has more weight, so please do share your opinions with us as well (you can even copy and paste what you sent to them, if you so choose).

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Droid Charge found inside a Walmart, more evidence of a Tuesday

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We just learned that the Droid Charge could finally be released Tuesday and that Costco would begin receiving the device on Monday. And backing that up even further is this picture of Droid Charges at Walmart, making things that much more likely.

The delay comes in the wake of last week’s LTE crash, leaving Verizon customers with the HTC Thunderbolt — a 4G phone like the Droid Charge — stuck on the relatively ancient 1xRTT network. No sense releasing a 4G phone that can’t do 4G. (Oh hai Moto Xoom.)

Thanks, Anon!

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HTC Droid Incredible 2, Kingdom, MyTouch vs iPhone 5 (plus 2 more

Looks like HTC is not into stopping its monthly release of smartphones. According to multiple reports, the Taiwan-based company that recently revealed its profit growth and “huge sales,” will release at least five Android smartphones in the next few months.

Apparently, Apple is expected to release one smartphone this year, while HTC will try to challenge Apple with at least 5 to 6 high-end phones, all shipping with Google’s popular operating system, the Google Android mobile OS.

The first phone, and probably the most interesting is the HTC MyTouch 4G Slide also known as HTC Doubleshot. The phone is expected to use T-Mobile’s 4G network, and will be powered by at least 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. Yep, like the much-anticipated HTC Sensation 4G that T-Mobile is also scheduled to sell this quarter. According to PocketNow, the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide is also expected to support 3D playback and will sport a powerful 8 megapixels back camera for shooting HD videos of up to 1080p, and display capacitive touchscreen size of 3.7 inches diagonal.

Two other HTC Android phones, the HTC Kingdom and the HTC Rider are also expected to arrive this year. Like other previous HTC phones, the names are very interesting, knowing that the world recently celebrated the Royal Wedding in United Kingdom. No information yet about the HTC Kingdom and HTC Rider’s technical specifications, but I guess it will ship with Android Gingerbread, the latest Android version for smartphones that supports faster web browsing and gaming experience.

So far, at least 5 HTC smartphones are expected to rival the iPhone 5. First, and the most powerful is the HTC Thunderbolt that supports Verizon LTE, then T-Mobile’s HTC Sensation 4G that will sport a new HTC Sense UI alongside 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and the three HTC phones that I mentioned above. Want more HTC phones? Well, Verizon and ATT will sell at least two more, the HTC Droid Incredible 2 and the HTC Inspire 4G.

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Anti-Virus Pro Android App Review by | Android

Anti-Virus Pro

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Anti-Virus Pro protects Android devices from malware, viruses and spam SMS. The world’s most comprehensive security software is now available for Android™. Keep your device safe with just one click. Download Anti-virus Pro today and: Scan apps, settings, files, and media in real time. Find your lost or stolen phone and locate it on a map. Back up and restore all your valuable apps and data. Eliminate tasks that slow your phone down. Ensures emails, contacts, bookmarks and text messages are safe. Checks media files for vulnerabilities. Run daily, weekly, or on demand. Lock or Wipe your phone remotely via SMS or our Mobile. Control Panel feature. Set a lock screen message to help the locator find you.

Price: Free, $9.99 Android App Review:

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  • A quick way to check for suspicious apps, media, even SMS messages
  • Auto-scanning of all new apps, as well as updates, for malware
  • No noticeable lag or performance issues


  • After you choose to Ignore or Fix an item in one category, it starts scanning again instead of letting you fix everything first, then choose to re-scan

Anti-Virus Pro protects your phone from viruses, malware exploits in real-time. Free Antivirus from AVG Mobilation – security software for Android . Keep your device safe with just one click.


With malware making it’s debut on the Android platform in a major way not too long ago, apps to catch intrusions before they become a problem are big. This one, from the well-known free anti-virus software for computers, AVG, is actually a fantastic example of what an anti-virus on a phone should do.

I’ve been running it for about a week now, and I install and uninstall apps on a regular basis, so it’s safe to say I put AVG through it’s paces. One thing I was worried about was that it would slow down my system. The reality is that I haven’t noticed any difference in performance whatsoever. I small icon pops up in my notification bar when I install something to let me know it’s being scanned, and then if it’s safe, it just goes away. Half the time, I don’t even notice it’s working unless I actually look for it, that’s how fast it is.

When running the app itself, you can do a more comprehensive scan of your system, including not only apps you already have installed, but things like SMS and MMS messages. It actually flagged an SMS I had as “suspicious” because it was an activation text I hadn’t gotten around to deleting yet, so I was pretty impressed. My only complaint with that end of things was that when it finds something, it automatically brings you to the page to fix it, and when you either fix or ignore a problem, it automatically starts scanning again. I’d like an option to let it scan once, then let me fix everything at once and be done. But since you won’t need to run regular full phone scans if you already have AVG running in the background, it was a minor issue.

In the settings, you have the option to disable the real-time scanner if you happen to notice any performance hits on your particular model, as well as set such parameters as update frequency and whether or not you want it to scan text messages as well as apps.

At the risk of sounding like a bad infomercial, but wait, there’s more! In the tools section of the menu in the app, there is a wealth of system tools beyond just scanning. My personal favorite is the task killer. It brings up a list of everything running and it’s a one-tap process to stop anything you want to kill. Quick, easy and efficient. Other tools include beta or trial versions of tools like App Locker to password protect certain apps, as well as tools to allow you to both backup and wipe the data on the phone.

Another very neat feature is the Remote Management section. Here, you can register your phone (it’s another one-touch process, no additional registration needed. It automatically fills in the email address to register it to as the primary Google account on the phone, but you can change this if you’d like and from there, you can create a lock screen message, or track the phone if it gets lost. Once you register, you’ll get an email at the address you used with the link to the Mobile Control page online. Log in with the same Google account, and from there you’ll gt a Google map with the last known location of the phone. You can mark it as lost, which will prompt the phone to send back it’s current location, mark it as found, lock it down so no one can use it,  remotely wipe the data, disable the phone’s ability to roam, and the message you’d like to show up on the lock page if you do remotely lock it down. In the remote management section of the phone, you can also sync your apps, for remote management on the site.

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Extremely useful. Not only does it act as an anti-virus, but it’s packed with additional features for managing your phone while it’s in your possession or if it gets lost or stolen.

Ease of Use:

It doesn’t get much easier. Unless you need to use the lost or stolen features, you can set it up once and then leave it alone.

Frequently Used:

If you use the real-time scanning, it will be used with every app installation and/or incoming text or MMS message.


The interface is dead-simple. The main screen is a touch-to-scan page, and hitting your menu button brings up the additional settings, which are well-marked and easy to figure out. Rating Rating! Rating! Rating! Rating! Rating! (4.8 out of 5)

Should you Download Anti-Virus Pro? Yes! This is the kind of app everyone should have. It’s not only an anti-virus program, but replaces a tracking program and a task/app management program all in one fairly small package. The fact that it does all this with absolutely no noticeable performance hits makes this a no-brainer to download.

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The iPad has certainly done its bit to bring tablet popularity to new heights – just take a look at the explosive growth of this once niche market and tell us otherwise. E FUN joins in on the fun (pun not intended) with the Next5 Android tablet that will ship with the company’s patented APEN digital pen that has been integrated into the tablet itself.

The Next5 is the latest device and will be part of E FUN’s Nextbook line, sporting a 7” TFT touch-screen color display, integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, multimedia functionality, an eBook Store app, as well as the SlideME application manager that comes as a pre-loaded software. As mentioned earlier, this is the first Android tablet that will come with an integrated digital pen.

Since it is sleek and lightweight, it won’t be a problem for you to tote it around anywhere and everywhere you go – as long as the battery lasts, that is. Specifications-wise, this isn’t too hot compared to some of the more powerful and branded tablets out there, but at least it offers a decent performance level and an affordable price. You will find the Next5 come with 2GB of built-in memory, Wi-Fi connectivity, a microSD memory card slot, MP3 playback, photo viewing capabilities, a G-sensor and integrated speakers with a microphone.

The standard-shape patented APEN digital pen will allow you to perform real-time computer annotation of digital photos, mark documents, add electronic signatures, creating handwritten emails if a virtual keyboard is not your cup of tea. Not only that, the special transmitter and software will digitize handwriting and hand-drawn images, so that they can be shared with others over email in a jiffy.

For $279.99, the Next5 will come with accessories such as a USB cable, protective case, AC adaptor, stylus, 5”x8” note pad and instruction guide.

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Htc droid implausible 2, dominion, mytouch vs iphone 5( and 2 some

Posted on May 1, 2011 ·

HTC Droid Incredible 2More HTC phones have been approaching to arrive forward of iPhone 5.

Looks similar to HTC is not in to interlude a monthly recover of smartphones. According to mixed reports, a Taiwan-based association which not long ago suggested a distinction expansion as well as “huge sales, ” will recover during slightest 5 Android smartphones in a subsequent couple of months.

Apparently, Apple is approaching to recover a single smartphone this year, whilst HTC will try to plea Apple with during slightest 5 to 6 high-end phones, all shipping with Google’s renouned handling complement, a Google Android mobile OS.

The initial phone, as well as substantially a many engaging is a HTC MyTouch 4G Slide additionally well known as HTC Doubleshot. A phone is approaching to operate T-Mobile’s 4G network, as well as will be powered by during slightest 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. Yep, similar to a much-anticipated HTC Sensation 4G which T-Mobile is additionally scheduled to sell this quarter. According to PocketNow, a T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide is additionally approaching to await 3D playback as well as will competition a absolute 8 megapixels behind camera for sharpened HD videos of up to 1080p, as well as arrangement capacitive touchscreen distance of 3.7 inches diagonal.

Two alternative HTC Android phones, a HTC Kingdom as well as a HTC Rider have been additionally expected to arrive this year. Similar to alternative prior HTC phones, a names have been really engaging, meaningful which a universe not long ago distinguished a Royal Wedding in United Kingdom. No report nonetheless about a HTC Kingdom as well as HTC Rider’s technical specifications, though we theory it will boat with Android Gingerbread, a ultimate Android chronicle for smartphones which supports faster web browsing as well as gaming experience.

So distant, during slightest 5 HTC smartphones have been approaching to opposition a iPhone Five) Initial, as well as a many absolute is a HTC Thunderbolt which supports Verizon LTE, afterwards T-Mobile’s HTC Sensation 4G which will competition a latest HTC Sense UI to one side 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, as well as a 3 HTC phones which we referred to above. Want some-more HTC phones? Well, Verizon as well as ATT will sell during slightest dual some-more, a HTC Droid Incredible 2 as well as a HTC Inspire 4G.

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