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Instagram for Android: Take back your filtered squares

Love it or hate it, Instagram has made (gratuitous use of) filters the norm and changed how folks share mobile photos. For most of the app’s lifespan, Instagram was only available for iOS… until recently, when it finally became available for Android. Despite all the outcries from iOS fanboys enthusiasts, the recent addition of Android …




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iPad-ify your WordPress site (for free) with Onswipe

Got a WordPress-powered site? Chances are, it’s not optimized for viewing/consuming on the world’s (current) tablet of choice – iPad.
Have no fear…Onswipe is here. With the installation of a single WordPress plugin, you can transform your site into a tablet-friendly, swipeable experience.
While there are relatively few options — Cover Display, Cover Logo, Launch …




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Wordfeud: A better, seemingly safer alternative to WordWise

Several months back, I wrote about how I thought WordWise was the best Scrabble-like Android app available. Well that was then, and this is now.
As that post notes at the top, several changes were made to WordWise over the last many updates. Sure, frequent updates and feature additions are generally welcome, but not always.
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Camera360 brings HDR and other camera effects to Android

What can I say, I’m a sucker for contrast. I’ve always admired high contrast, black and white photographs. More recently, I’ve developed a thing for high dynamic range (aka HDR) images; I simply can’t get enough of ’em.
While Apple has recently-ish added the ability to take native HDR images to its iThings, Android’s stock camera …


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Keep tabs on San Francisco microclimates with Android

San Francisco is a city of distinct neighborhoods…and microclimates. As anyone who has ever lived here knows all too well, the weather literally changes from block to block. Love it or hate it, that’s just the way it is.
The problem with most weather reports is their lack of specificity – you enter a city or …




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How-to: Run your own URL shortener with YOURLS

URL shorteners have become quite a thing over the past couple years. The ability to shorten an unwieldy URL can be really helpful in a variety of situations, be it in a Tweet, sharing via email, or to maintain a more obvious link to a favorite site or posting.
There are no shortage of options available …




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WordWise: The best Scrabble-like app in the Android Market

Update: In light of recent changes to WordWise, my new favorite Scrabble-like app is definitely Wordfeud.
It’s no secret that the Android Market isn’t quite as well stocked as Apple’s App Store, for the time being. Nonetheless, the Market continues to grow at an exciting clip. And perhaps more importantly for the platform as a whole, …




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21 (free) Android apps to maximize your HTC Droid Incredible

The HTC Droid Incredible is a great Android (currently 2.1) device made even better with the inclusion of the HTC Sense interface and its related apps and widgets. Nonetheless, there are plenty of apps (something like 50K are available from the Android Market right now) out there to make the iDroid more useful and fun.
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3 Free Apps to Make Your Android Photos More Incredible

I’m not talking about improving your photos of Androids, but rather the photos taken with your Android device. With over 50K apps and counting available in the ever-expanding Android Market, there is no shortage of options for camera-related apps. That said, I’ve come across three particularly useful and fun Android apps to make your regular …




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How-to: Setup your own Twitter photo site with WordPress

There are plenty of capable third-party services that make uploading and sharing mobile photos simple and easy, such as Twitpic, yfrog, and Flickr, to name a few. But what if you want more control over how the content is displayed, and perhaps more importantly, where and how the images are stored (i.e. control over your …