Category Archives: Apps

Great Nexus 5 inspired live wallpaper with Floating Action

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Thought I’d share this great Nexus 5 inspired live wallpaper thats now available for free in the PlayStore. Looks great & has Floating Action like that featured in iOS7. The Floating action LWP has been around on apps in the PlayStore since before it was added to iOS7 so its fine to like it if your one that hates it just because its featured on the iPhone lol.

Follow the link below to download this great wallpaper while your waiting for the Nexus 5 to be announced on the 26th…….. Or somewhere around that date 😉

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bbbz.nexus5lwp

Posted from WordPress for Android by Paul “Kid Android” Deschamps

Google PlayStore Gift cards have found their way to Canada

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Google has finally started offering PlayStore gift cards in Canada, it’s about time eh ;-). Denominations of $15, $25 and $50 are available from selected retailers, including those which are listed below.

Best Buy
Shoppers Drug Mart
Target
Mac’s
Walmart
Future Shop

The cards apply credits to your Google Wallet account for purchases of games, apps, books, movies and music from the PlayStore. Possibly even devices we’re not sure as we’ve never tried.

For those of us at Team Android Canada that haven’t had credit cards at one time or another we just used Visa & Mastercard prepaid cards from these same retailers. So if PlayStore gift cards haven’t made their way to your local retailer you can always grab a prepaid Visa or Mastercard and just input the card like you would a regular postpaid version of said cards.

Posted from WordPress for Android by Paul “Kid Android” Deschamps

Samsung beginning to roll out an update to fix limited storage space on Galaxy S4

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Samsung is said to have started rolling out an update to one model of the Galaxy S4 with more models to come that will fix the issue of limited internal storage space on the S4.

How will this be done?
Well it looks like they are making it so the device will allow the transfer of apps to your SD Card, in a pre Jelly Bean-esc kind of way. So basically you can now turn your 16gb model into 80gb device with a 64gb card.
This in my mind makes the Galaxy S4 the perfect device, the first ever perfect device ever built. I think Samsung will now easily reach the 100 million Galaxy S4 sold # quite quickly.

Well will this new news change your mind about purchasing a Galaxy S4, or are you a present owner doing backflips off the walls right now like myself?
Let us know in the comments below.

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BBM is coming to Android

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BlackBerry has announced that their BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) feature is coming to Android & iOS this summer.

It will initially come packing the features it’s been known for and will later be followed up with some of the newer features that BlackBerry 10 brings. It will be made available as an app from the new adopters respected app stores.
This is surprising as BlackBerry previously stated that it would keep BBM a BlackBerry exclusive feature/app.

Will this mean that those who have stayed with BlackBerry only because of BBM will now make the switch to Android or iOS? It sure has me wondering what this will bring once the app hits these other OS’s.
What are you thoughts on the subject? Let us know in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you.

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Google’s Android Play Store Play Store Turns 1 & the celebration has begun

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Happy Birthday to Google Play!
The Google Play Store turns 1 this week & are celebrating by having some sales on Apps, Games, Magazine’s & Books. As well as the great deals some games are implementating some Android related content into them. Check out this video to see the cool Android related additions some of the amazing Developers have added to their respective games.

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Swiftkey with Flow is on Sale, 50% OFF!!!!

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Do you love your Android phone but typing on a virtual keyboard isn’t your favorite thing?
Well you can make that typing experience much more enjoyable with a 3rd party keyboard, & the Play Store is full of them. I’ve spent a long time going through every one of them awhile ago & the only one that seemed to really making typing easier was SwiftKey.

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SwiftKey is a customizable keyboard that learns your tying style to highly increase prediction accuracy. It can be set to learn from various apps on your device such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail & SMS. It takes time for it to learn & becomes more & more accurate over time. You should be able to get an idea of how great these predictions accuracy after a couple of weeks, so give it the time needed to work properly.
Other options in SwiftKey are the keys can be set to various colors & you can pick from 3 different sizes of keys & a few more great little tweaks.

*Now with Flow * Flow is now out of beta testing & included in this version available now. Flow is the same as Swype style typing where you drag you finger from letter to letter which some ppl prefer, I am not one of those ppl but it’s great to have that option.

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There’s a phone & a tablet version & well they’re on sale right now in the Google Play Store. You really shouldn’t miss the great opportunity @ $1.99, just half of their regular price.

Phone Version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey

Tablet Version:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey.tablet.full

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Google Now widget RELEASED!!!!

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Seems Google let it slip that a widget for Google Now is in the works, & could possibly be released in the near future.
The widget will make using Google Now even better as you will be able to see the info it acquires directly on your home screen and/or lockscreen.

It’s unclear yet if the widget will be available for all versions of Android able to run Google Now or just a select version. I’m sure it will be released through an update to Google Now from the Google PlayStore though.
Have you heard anything else about this widget, perhaps anyone receiving the 4.2.2 update on their Nexus device right now may have got this update as well?
Let us know in the comment section below.
**UPDATE**
Google Now just was updated through the Play store with Widget support!!!!
It seems to be for all devices that are running any version of Jelly Bean. So if you have Google Now already head to the Play store & update.

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BlackBerry Workspace coming to Android & iOS

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BlackBerry is bringing BlackBerry Workspace to Android & iOS. This will allow these devices to be used along with BlackBerry 10 devices within the workplace. Android looks to be getting a little better experience than iOS with this feature as show in the video below. The video is brought to you by the awesome guys at CrackBerry.com. DOWNLOAD HERE :
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rim.mobilefusion.client

I noticed alot of ppl complaining that BlackBerry shouldn’t be giving thus feature to other OS’s, & that it was dumb on their part to do so. I think that these ppl forget about where over half of the apps on their new Z10 come from, which is from Android. It’s funny because at the time that Android gave BB the ability to use their apps through Android Runtime, Android users were saying the exact same thing. Well it hasn’t hurt Android in the slightest & I don’t believe it will hurt BB either. iOS on the other hand I’m not sure what BlackBerry is or has gained from them or if compensation will come in a different form?
What do you guys think about all this?
Hit up the comment section below & let us know.

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Canadian Companies ready for BlackBerry 10

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Only 8 more days till the launch of BlackBerry 10 😀

It seems many Canadian companies are ready with apps in the New BlackBerry World for the launch of BB10.

In an email to Mobile Syrup RIM declared that we can expect to see Air Canada, President’s Choice Recipe Box, Manulife’s InsureRight, Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (Toronto Marlies, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC), Tim Horton’s TimmyMe, and The Weather Network all make it the new BlackBerry 10 devices.

Martyn Mallick, RIM’s VP of Global Alliances & Business Development, stated that “Over the past few months, we have seen tremendous enthusiasm and anticipation from developers around the globe, and especially here on our home soil. We have worked closely with Canadian developers to bring the brands Canadians love to the mobile space so their content and services can be accessed anywhere, anytime.”

Any Canadian companies you don’t see here that you hope to see an app for in BB10?

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Opera has a New Mobile Browser

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I’ve been having a hell of a time finding a browser for mobile devices that contains every feature I’m looking for, so any news of a new mobile browser has me intrigued.
Well it seems Opera has created a new browser called Opera Ice.
Opera Ice is a gesture based browser that gets rid of all the buttons in favor of icons & swipe gestures. Opera plans to release this mobile version in February & will be showing their work off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
They also have a PC browser due out a month later. Let’s check out the mobile version in the video below.

What are your first impressions of Ice, can you see it replacing your present browser?
What exactly do you look for when choosing a browser & what are you using right now?

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