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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Google Currents 1.1 Translates and has Off-Line Reading

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/11/...upport-offline/

"Google has today rolled out version 1.1 of [Currents] for Android and iOS, which makes the service available worldwide with support for 44 languages, and adds a number of other improvements including the ability to select which editions have images for offline reading, instant online sync, translation for 38 languages and a promised 7X performance boost."

I haven't used Google Currents but it looks like a great app. I may have to try it out! The fact that it does translation is cool and off-line reading could be just what some WiFi tablet owners are looking for! It's free on the Play Store and supports phone or tablet form factors.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Google Reader App For Android Gets An Update: Now With Widgets!

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 11:00 AM

http://googlereader.blogspot.com/20...er-app-for.html

"Today we're excited to announce some updates to the official Google Reader app for Android. Over the last couple of months, we've added some of your most-requested features."

The official Google Reader app for Android just received a very nice update. The biggest listed features are the addition of ticker or unread count widgets that can be pointed at any single feed or person you follow and the ability to mark everything above your current reading location as read. That is the big one for me and something I really missed from the mobile web version of Reader. There are a few other nice things not mentioned in the post. There are a few subtle UI tweaks here and there that are very nice, the menu and been rearranged/optimized, and there is a new option in the setting to fully cache commonly accessed feeds for off-line reading once per hour! You can't choose which feeds, which seems a bit weird to me, but this will be a nice option for those who have nothing better to do on the subway. My world is pretty much funneled though Google Reader these days so I am very excited for this new update. Anyone else as addicted to this app as I am?

Tags: rss, google, reader

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Kindle for Android 2.0 now in the Market

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_353408962_2?ie=UTF8&docId=165849822&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=auto-sparkle&pf_rd_r=0E0KGVF9K0TMQ5R9XRXC&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_p=1275859462&pf_rd_i=kindle for android

Amazon has released Kindle for Android version 2. There are a bunch of new features but these are some of my favorites: Access to newspapers and magazines, the store is improved, chapter title shows in status bar, and Froyo's move to SD is enabled now. You can also use new social networks integration integration to let friends know what you're reading.

I'd be interested to know exactly what the social network integration shows. Does it tell the book(s) you're reading, which page you're on, or what? Let me know if you figure it out. I was messing with it a little and didn't see anything.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Official Google Reader App Now Available In The Android Market!

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 06:30 PM

http://googlereader.blogspot.com/20...pp-is-here.html

"It's been a long time coming, but the official Google Reader app for Android is finally here. Let's jump into the features, shall we?"

All I have to say is, FINALLY!! Well, okay. That's not all I have to say. I'm one of those people who probably checks Google Reader more often than I check my email. It is my life line to the world. I get my news there, my friends blog updates, web comics, podcasts, pretty much anything I can get in RSS form. While the mobile web interface for Google Reader is pretty good there were just a few things that could make it better. Unless you are running it on a Galaxy Tab some of those links were a bit small for my liking and I don't know how many times I've accidentally closed my window and lost my place or had a link not open in a new window. Fortunately, now I have large finger friendly links and buttons and looks to be about every option available from the desktop web interface right on my phone. So what are you waiting for? Go get! Then come back here and tell us how much you <3 it.

Tags: rss, google, reader, feed

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