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Mar
22nd

Android Candy: That App Is for the Birds!

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

Usually bird-related apps involve pigs and anger, but if you’re a bird
watcher like myself, there’s another bird app you must download. Cornell
Labs has released a free app called Merlin Bird ID that helps identify
birds you see in the wild.
more>>


Mar
18th

Symbolic Math on Android

Author: Joey Bernard | Files under syndicated

For this article, I’m returning to portable science software
on Android. In a previous article, I looked at a program called
xcas/giac. This program is an open-source engine that is used to handle
symbolic manipulation of mathematical equations. Because it is open
source, it has been ported to several different platforms. more>>


Mar
4th

Android Candy: Digital Funnies

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

One thing I truly miss about the “old-school” way of reading the newspaper
is that I don’t get to read the funny pages. No, that’s not all I would
read (although admittedly it may have been the first page I turned to),
but a little levity always makes the day better. I’m not a big fan of
graphic novels or even comic books, but the daily funny pages are just
my speed.
more>>


Feb
29th

Android Candy: Quick Games

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

The biggest problem I have with gaming is that it takes far too long to
get “into” games. I’m generally very busy, and my gaming time usually
lasts as long as it takes for the dentist to call me in from the waiting
room (or possibly how long it takes me to use the bathroom, but
eiw,
let’s not go there). more>>


Jan
26th

Don’t Burn Your Android Yet

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

A few days ago, security firm Perception Point released the details of a
zero-day exploit in the Linux kernel, which has sparked a wave of panic as
the report indicated that millions of Android devices are vulnerable.
more>>


Jan
12th

Android Candy: Quality Time, or Not?

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

This is the season of resolutions, and in the technological world we
live in, spending time off-line is a difficult but healthy activity. The
problem is our lives have become so intertwined with our phones that
it’s easy to whip out our cell phones inadvertently to check our
social networks quickly.
more>>


Dec
7th

Android Candy: How Clever We Once Were

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

I freely admit I learned about this app from my wife. In fact, I saw a
few nostalgic posts on her Facebook timeline and investigated where they
came from. It turns out she had installed an app called Timehop. more>>


Nov
10th

Android Candy: If You’re Not Using This, Then Do That

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

The “If This Then That” site has been around for a long time, but if you
haven’t checked it out in a while, you owe it to yourself to do so. The
Android app (which had a recent name change to simply “IF”) makes it
easy to manipulate on the fly, and you’re still able to interact with
your account on its Web site. more>>


Oct
21st

Android Candy: Who Ya Gonna Call? Anyone!

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

I have a love/hate relationship with the contact manager on my phone. I
absolutely love having all of that information available, and I love even more
that it syncs with my Google contacts. What I don’t love, however,
is the cumbersome way you have to scroll around looking for who you
want to call. more>>


Oct
9th

Science on Android

Author: Joey Bernard | Files under syndicated

I have covered a lot of different scientific packages that are
available under Linux in this space, but the focus has been on Linux running on desktop
machines. This has been rather short-sighted, however, as lots of
other platforms have Linux available and shouldn’t be neglected.
So in this article, I start looking at the type of science you can do
on the Android platform. more>>