Instagram alternatives and companion apps


Say what you will about Facebook's purchase of Instagram last week and whether or not Big Blue is going to ruin its new acquisition. The fact is, it's already immensely popular for Android and people love to look at photos. Maybe it's because of clever filters, vignettes, and borders. Maybe it's because people just love to take pictures of sushi and cats.

Linux Tycoon, "The Nerdiest MMO Ever Conceived," Headed To Android With Online Play

linuxIt appears that Linux Tycoon, "the world's premier 'Linux Distribution Building Simulation Game'," will be gaining online play soon, and (more importantly) is officially headed for Android (and iOS).

In a blog post earlier today, Lunduke announced both of these exciting developments, and explained just how the game's new online capabilities will work: the mind behind "the nerdiest MMO ever conceived" will be releasing Linux Tycoon Server, allowing players to run their own "world" for online play separate from the official server, and also allowing for customization of the play experience including gameplay settings and Package lists.

Instagram is out for Android, here's a review

intagram logoToday, Instagram for Android was released and here is our review of the shiny new application.

My first impressions of the app were really good, and it appears to be a nice solid application which appears to be fairly stable (no crashes for me yet). The interface has some iOS elements with the bottom bar, but the rest of it looks fairly Android-alike which is really nice to see. The bottom bar was probably included to make it look similar and recognisable as being Instagram, but unlike some other applications it is actually Android-styled.

Spotify Has Major Update Coming Soon


Spotify is a pretty popular application, considering over 5 million people have downloaded but the problem is it hasn’t been updated since sometime in November of 2011. That’s a while for a big app not to be updated, and because of the lack of updates there are many users reporting that the application won’t work on their device.

The Real Temple Run Finally Comes To Android - Download It Now

temple runAfter countless fakes, the real Temple Run is finally here. That's right - it is legit and available right on schedule, March 27th (looks like it happened Eastern time).


[Video] Bugzi 3.0 update released, promo and tutorial videos included

bugzillaBugzi is the result of mixing Android and Bugzilla. His duty is to give a hand to developers in remote work. If you use Bugzilla and have an Android device check out the app! You can sort and filter bugs, or you can file a new one while being away. Maybe reassigning is the fastest way to solve a problem, when you are not there with your team.

Version 3.0 was released in February, and the next version is on the way.
Bugzi has a Lite and a Pro edition. Lite is read only, but you can edit, file and comment bugs with the Pro. Checking out is highly recommended for Bugzilla user developers.

Useful Android Applications

appThere are plenty of Android apps out there which are designed to be fun and entertaining, but not all of them have practical applications in the real world. Here is a quick overview of some of the most useful apps for Android smartphones which you can download to your device today.

Google puts dozens of apps and games at 49¢ each for Google Play promo

A new promotion has started with popular, premium apps going for 49¢ each. Titles include Sprinkle, Asphalt 6, SwiftKey X, and much more!

gplay promo

ICS Camera Ported to Multiple Devices as an App

Bits and bobs of ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) have been popping up on the market for some time now however none are probably as big as the camera app itself which developer moblynx has ported and managed to get working for a whole list of handsets.


Google Docs For Android Updated, Brings Real-Time Collaboration, Rich Text Formatting, New Layout Tools, And An Improved UI

gdocsThe Google Docs for Android app just received an update. It brings a number of new features to both phones and tablets:

  • Create, view and edit Google documents with our new Android editor
  • Rich text formatting (bold, italics, underline, font color, background color)
  • Layout tools (bulleted lists, numbered lists, indentation)
  • Real-time collaboration - see edits from others in seconds
  • Cursor presence and highlighting
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