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No, There Is No Proof Instagram For Android Is Around The Corner - Just Fake Crap Advertising More Fake Crap

instafailLast week, a "report" by InFlexWeTrust showed a screencap of a popup that invited users to download a "featured" app - Instagram for Android.

With all the crapware pushing AirPush ads to your notification bar that we've seen last week (including the fake Pinterest, Temple Run, and - drumroll - Instagram) and all the clues regarding this so obviously fake Instagram app, one would have thought a bit of caution by the blogosphere would have been a good idea. Unfortunately, the Instagram hype is so strong that plenty of blogs ran with "Instagram was leaked" and "Instagram is almost here" stories.

[Press] Wanderplayer - The ultimate mobile controller for browser games

wanderplayerThe Orthogonal Labs team announced the release of WanderPlayer - game controller. The Wanderplayer beta was launched in October 2011 with hundreds of free browser games, and this release is the culmination of months of user feedback.

WanderPlayer broke ground by being the first controller of its type to not only offer traditional gamepad play, but also support Wii style control, & tilt control (for racing games and sims).

10 Best Popular Funny Apps For Android Users

funAndroid smart phones can now replace the functions offered by most DSL internet providers, allowing users to go online, socialise with friends and get on with work while on the move. However, the Android Market has hundreds of thousands of applications, many of which are designed purely to give you a laugh. Here are 10 of the best Android applications that can help keep you smiling throughout the day.

Privacy Star - top of the line in phone privacy

PrivacyStar, maker of the smartphone application that enables users to take control of their mobile phone, announced 2011 user trends showing significant growth in complaint filing to the Federal Trade Commission. PrivacyStar has nearly one million users who use the feature packed application to ensure privacy on their smartphones blocking over 125 million numbers and filing over 200,000 complaints to date. In 2011, users filed 137,000 complaints to the Federal Trade Commission with substantial increase in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act complaints filed.

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Air Playit - personal audio video cloud server

picAir Playit became an immediate hit when its iPhone iPad editions appeared at Apple App Store in Aug.2011. So far it has reached over 1 million downloads. Today, the developers made Air Playit compatible with Android.
It acts as personal audio video cloud server & player which gives users immediate access to the media stored on PC/Mac even from thousands of miles away. 320 different video audio formats are supported for streaming to Android phones, e.g. 1080P/1080i HD videos MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, TP, MPEG-TS, AVC, MOD and standard videos MPEG1/2, WMV, ASF, AVI, MOV, RM/RMBV, FLV, MP4, H.264, M4V, WebM, WTV, etc.

Main Features:

Live Convert and Streaming Videos

Would You Like A CyanogenMod App Store For Rooted Apps? The CM Crew Is Asking...

cyanogenWe have been pushed around for too long! The time has come to rebel against the iron fist of the carriers! Root users unite!
The Cyanogenmod Team is thinking about building an app store. "Ugh, another app store?" you say? Hold on a minute, there's some serious merit to this one. This is an app store for rooted apps. Rooted apps that the carriers hate and frequently remove from the Android Market.

Netflix Android App Appears In The UK And Ireland

netflix logoDespite recent stumbles, Netflix has successfully managed to become the de facto video streaming service in the US, Canada, and Latin America and now it has set its sights on Europe by launching in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This also means that the highly rated Netflix Android app is now available to Android device owners in those same countries.

Swype to unveil ICS beta by end of January

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Swype announced on Twitter that they'll be unveiling a beta release of their popular keyboard for Ice Cream Sandwich devices by the end of January. There's no set date, but at least we have a time frame for the beta. As far as we know, there won't be any additional features, but that could change before the release. Stay tuned to Helloandroid for more news on Swype and Ice Cream Sandwich!

Boycott SOPA Android app gaining momentum

thumbFor those who aren’t aware, there is a bill in the US Congress called the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA), and if passed will drastically change the landscape of the Internet, and in the grand scope of things, not for the good.

A couple of college students created this little app that allows you to scan the barcode of a particular product and identify if that manufacturer supports SOPA or not.

For more information about the app and what SOPA means to you, you can visit the application website or the Android Market.



SoundHound’s Top 10 Most ID’d Songs in 2011

shAs we welcome 2012 and all the fantastic new music it will bring, the guys at SoundHound thought they’d take a moment to reflect on the musical highlights of 2011—by compiling a list of the top 10 songs that you, their users, most frequently identified using SoundHound’s blazing fast music recognition. SoundHound users ID’d well over 1 billion songs in 2011! The most ID’d song was—drum roll, please—“Pumped Up Kicks,” by indie pop band Foster the People. This track alone was ID’d 1.25 million times in 2011.

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