Paid Apps Available in India on Android Market, Auto Updates

As of 12:30 PM India time, I have paid apps showing up in the Android Market in India. This has been rumoured on various sites like Android Central and AndroidOS.in, and was expected to launch over the next couple of weeks. Well, Christmas seems to have come early depending on which way you look...
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Android Quick Tip – WiFi

When on wifi on your Android phone, you may have noticed that once you switch off your screen, your wifi goes to sleep and wakes up to connect only once you wake up the screen. In the interim period when the phone wakes up and the wifi is yet to connect to any available network, you are using the data...
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Review: Huawei U8100 Android Phone

Taking advantage of relatives coming in from Canada, I got my wife an Android phone. She was always keen on using a mobile device for her Email, Facebook and Twitter needs. The Huawei was available from Wind Mobile for CAD 160 without contract, although it was still locked to the carrier. The carrier...
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Android Apps – aCar

Now that Android phone sales are really starting to pick up (about 200,000 every day), Android developers may actually start seeing revenue coming their way from App sales and not just voluntary donations. Since Google still needs to enable paid app downloads/purchases in most of the countries where...
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Gmail Updated for the Better

Gmail has been, without a doubt, Google’s best product till date. It has just gotten better. Google has just updated the interface to be more natural and easier to use. To start with, the frequently used links for Mail, Contacts and Tasks have been moved to the top. This is really useful since...
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Android Apps – FeedR

FeedR is my current favourite application for dealing with my Google Reader account on my phone. It has a nice clean interface and almost all the features that you could want in a feed reading application. However, I have been looking at some of the reader apps available for iPhone and thinking that...
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Android Apps – Google Places

Google Places recently became available in the Android Market here in India. This is a screen-shot tour of the app. This application would have been infinitely more usable if Google Navigation worked in India. In it’s current form, its not bad. It looks like the venues and locations are pretty...
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Android Apps – SwiftKey

SwiftKey is one of the on-screen keyboards that just became available for Android devices. It’s released as a time limited beta and the full version is expected soon. SwiftKey is from a company called TouchType and uses their “Fluency” prediction engine which is apparently available in other text...
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Review: Kata DR 467i Camera Laptop Backpack

I had been itching to get my hands on a comfortable backpack that could accommodate my camera with the additional lenses, cables and other stuff that I like to carry on me with my camera, in addition to a standard 14 or 15 inch laptop. I researched on the internet for the right bag for quite some time....
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First Impression: Lenovo G550

I got my new laptop a few days ago. The Lenovo G550. I bought this laptop after a lot of research. My budget was south of INR 25000. This didn’t give me as many options as you would have with laptops in between INR 30k to 35k. Some of the other laptops that I disqualified were the Samsung R528 (because...
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