I highly recommend this app! Yesterday's app deal was Angry Birds: Seasons.
It's already up on the Android Market for free, so I didn't make a post for it.
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Would you like to try out Google’s Android OS on your netbook or desktop? Here’s how you can run Android from a flash drive and see how fast Android can run on real hardware!
Install Android On Your Flash Drive or Memory Card
First, make sure you have a flash drive or memory card inserted into your computer with around 256MB or more storage space. Remove any files you may need off of the drive, so you can use it to run Android on your computer.
Now you’re ready to download and setup Android on your drive. Head over to the Android x86 download page (link below), scroll down to the StableRelease section, and click View under android-x86-1.6-r2.iso. This will start the iso file downloading to your computer.
In the mean time, head over to the UNetbootin site (link below), and download it as well.
Once your downloads are complete, run UNetbootin. Click the bullet beside Diskimage, then click the “… “ button and select the Android ISO file you just downloaded. Finally, select the correct flash drive or memory card in the menu on the bottom, and click Ok.
UNetbootin will now copy the files to your flash drive. This may take a few moments, depending on your flash drive’s speed.
Once it’s finished, it will ask if you wish to reboot. If you want to go ahead and run Android, you can click Reboot; otherwise, just exit and run Android from your flash drive when you want.
If you want to try Android on a computer that has a CD/DVD drive, you could just burn the ISO to a disk and boot from it. Netbooks don’t have CD drives, and even on a desktop, it can be nice to not waste a CD just for this. If you want to burn it to a disk, you can do it easily from Windows 7 or with a free program such as ImgBurn.
Using Android-x86 On Your Computer
Now you’re ready to run Android on your netbook, laptop, or even a full desktop computer. Simply reboot your computer with the USB drive, and select to boot from it. Not all computers will automatically boot from a USB device, so you may have to press F2, F10, or another key, depending on your computer, and change the Boot options in the bios.
Now, when you boot from the USB drive, select Live CD – Run Android-x86 without installation.
You’ll see a text prompt for a few moments as Android begins to load.
Then you’ll see the Android boot screen, though we only saw it for a moment, as our computer booted really fast into Android.
After a couple seconds, you’ll see the Android desktop … on your netbook or computer! You can quickly access one of the apps on the home screen, or open the menu to see more options.
Click and hold to open a context menu, such as to change the background or add a desktop widget.
Or, press your mouse’s right button to open a menu, such as to open a new tab in the browser.
It works very good as a quick way to get online; the Android browser is actually quite capable for normal browsing, and worked very well in our tests. With a 10 second or less boot time, you may enjoy using this as an alternate to Puppy Linux or other light distros for a quick way to get online securely.
You can even install new applications with the included AndAppStore, though these will only be installed while this Android session is running. If you reboot your computer, you’ll only see the default applications and settings again.
Android x86 supports all of the hardware, including cameras and Wi-Fi, on several Netbooks and laptops; check the link below to see if yours is supported. In our test, our camera wasn’t supported, and we additionally had to connect to the internet via Ethernet since it didn’t detect our Wi-Fi card.
For the most part, Android was very responsive, but anything that would fade out the desktop such as opening a dialog box or a menu would run very slowly and even make the mouse feel jerky. Additionally, we couldn’t get it to boot on our desktop with an AMD processor. You could install Android to your hard drive, but we wouldn’t recommend it considering the limitations and issues it has. But, it is very fun to play with from a flash drive or memory card, and you may even feel adventurous enough to try installing it. Be warned, though; this isn’t for the weak of heart!
If you’re curious about how Android works and would like to try it out on a real machine, this is a great way to see how fast a mobile OS can be on a netbook or desktop. We wish it was more stable and could actually store programs and settings on the flash drive, but it did work as a nice substitute for Puppy Linux or other light, Live CD distros. It runs much faster on a real computer than in the emulator. Since you’re running it from a flash drive, you don’t have to worry about messing anything up, so go ahead and try it for research or fun.
Or, if you’d rather just try out Android from inside Windows, check out our articles on How to Test Drive Android in the Android Emulator and How to Enable the Android Market in the Emulator to try out the best Android has to offer.
How awesome, eh?
Posted by Jordan Vargas at 10:54 PM
Monday, March 28, 2011
Newsweek Mobileby Handmark, Inc
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The original idea behind the newsmagazine was to help bewildered readers make sense of a growing wave of news and information. With the rise of digital media, bloggers, and the 24-7 news environment, the need for that kind of help has never been greater. Now one of the most respected names in journalism is reinventing itself and renewing the original newsmagazine promise to help bring organization and understanding to a chaotic, crowded world of information.
Tradition and innovation
Newsweek Mobile offers in-depth insight and analysis into the most significant issues of the day with opinion-leading stories from the most influential names in news. That much is in the Newsweek tradition. What's new is the innovative way the news and analysis is organized. When launched, Newsweek Mobile presents the latest headlines, updated daily, for the currently selected category. Tap the handy window shade tab at the top of the screen to view a list of all categories and quickly access any part of the app. Categories include:
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If one of Newsweek's categories isn't of interest, you can easily remove the feed. You can add it back just as easily. You also can customize the news service with RSS or Atom feeds. Finally, you can save individual stories and share them through Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, or instant messaging.
Newsweek Mobile is the tool you need if you're passionate about the news.
Posted by Jordan Vargas at 7:06 PM
Farm Frenzyby HeroCraft Ltd
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In Farm Frenzy, a frantically fun game from Herocraft, run your own bustling, fully working farm. Look after chickens, sheep, cows, and other animals in this clever time-management game for casual players of all ages. Produce cakes, wool, butter, and cheese, and work hard to achieve your goals--whether that's owning a certain number of animals, producing a specific number of goods, or simply racking up a huge profit.
Slip into a pair of overalls and try your hand at running a farm. From tending to the fields where your cows graze to gathering eggs for sale at the town market, Farm Frenzy is as stimulating as the real thing, only you won't have to experience the nasty smells. You will, however, be required to invest the money you earn in new equipment. Building a cheese dairy, for example, allows you to process your milk on the spot and make even more cash.
Not Your Ordinary Dairy Farm
Farm Frenzy offers 48 action-packed levels to keep you busy, starting from simple egg collecting tasks to the rigors of producing cheese, woolen cloth, and cakes all at the same time. Upgrade various parts of your farm as you advance, from the vehicle you use to transport goods to market, to your storage warehouse, and even the buildings that produce the goods.
Every Day is Moo-ving Day
As well as the standard upgrades, the really canny player unlocks special VIP bonuses, including super-fast transport vehicles, automatic water-pumps, and discount cards that secure cheaper purchasing of animals for your farm. With bright and vibrant graphics, a great soundtrack, and more fun than an afternoon at the petting zoo, Farm Frenzy will have you hooked.
HeroCraft is a leading developer and publisher of games and applications for mobile phones and smart devices, specializing in the porting of high profile PC brands. A Top 10 publisher on Android Marketplace and Nokia Ovi Store with titles such as Farm Frenzy, Yumsters and Majesty. Headquartered in Kalinigrad, Russia, HeroCraft was founded in 2001 and employs 70+ staff in offices across Europe. HeroCraft is currently distributing in 15 languages in over 100 countries worldwide.Curious about the cat?
This game looks pretty boring...but here it is anyways:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HXC496?ie=UTF8&ref=mas_faad
Posted by Jordan Vargas at 6:02 AM