Tagged: Android

AndroidIn 2005, Google purchased a company called Android Inc. They were making a Linux – based OS entitled Android. Google then took the idea and made it Open Source. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was created to further the development of Android. Android code is licensed under the Apache license.

Android is a mobile OS. It is part of the Open Handset Alliance, which is a group of 80 hardware, software and telecom companies. The OS is written primarily in Java. Android development is free, just download the Android SDK. There are several apps for Android, with more coming daily.

Other mobile devices are the Android Tablet (in development by multiple companies) and Android television, which is an Over the Top Television (OTT) system. Since Android is Open Source, anyone can create new ideas with this Operating System.

More Reading – Books on Android

IFTTT for iPad, Rumors on 12.9 Inch iPad

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365IFTTTForIPadRumorsOnNextIPad696.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (202.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you haven’t used If this than that – otherwise known as IFTTT.com – then you might be surprised as to what it can do. The app creates recipes so you don’t have to repeat building the wheel hundreds of times. Lets step back a quick second to 2007. We had Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. 3rd party apps came out that allowed you to write once and post to all. It was great, but soon other networks came out that didn’t have open APIs to do...

Hay Day Brings the Farm to iPad

http://media.techpodcasts.com/geekazine/p/media.techpodcasts.com/ipad365/p/s3.amazonaws.com/iPad365/iPad365-257-HayDay-720.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (70.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you like farming games, then Hay Day by Supercell is a fun game you can load right onto your iPad. Start by planting wheat and raising chickens. As you grow, you get more crops to plant and more animals to take care of. Sell your produce at the farmers market or trade with friends. Then you can come back and build more like a bigger silo or processing facilities. Although you can connect to Facebook, you can also play this game just as well without doing...

RockPack for iPad Lets you Organize Your Favorite Videos

http://media.techpodcasts.com/geekazine/p/media.techpodcasts.com/ipad365/p/s3.amazonaws.com/iPad365/iPad365-254-RockPack-720.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (53.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI like to watch videos but when I want to show a specific video to a friend, I can never find it. With RockPack for iPad, I can now categorize my favorite videos so they are at my fingertips. Perfect for those parents that have to play the Gummi bear video to their kids from time to time. Rockpack by Rockpack Ltd. is a video organization app. I already found the Jimmy Fallon category and watched that impressive Miley Cyrus / Roots a Capella framed video (and...

DuoLingo Teaches You a New Language on iPad

http://media.techpodcasts.com/geekazine/p/media.techpodcasts.com/ipad365/p/s3.amazonaws.com/iPad365/iPad365-252-DuoLingo-720.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (61.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWant to learn a new language? Spanish, French, German, Portuguese Italian and even English? Duolingo is an app that will help and they do it for free. It’s the basics of a language – the girl, the man, where is the restaurant and more. Once you master the basics, you will be able to unlock new levels.  You receive 3 hearts (aka three mistakes). If you make too many, you have to start the level over again. Continue to pass levels and become the linguist you...

Candy Crush Saga for iPad – Post iPhone Event: Where’s the New iPads?

http://media.techpodcasts.com/geekazine/p/media.techpodcasts.com/ipad365/p/s3.amazonaws.com/iPad365/iPad365-248-Candy-Crush-Saga-720.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (145.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday we’re taking a look at Candy Crush Saga for iPad. It’s that game you see on Facebook where everyone wants to connect with you. I have seen many-a-post saying people will get disowned if they get invited to play. But did you know you can play this game without even connecting to Facebook? Candy Crush Saga by King.com I have been playing this game for a couple months now and I am kinda addicted. Of course I am a fan of those match 3 games....

Appsfire for iPad – iRig Mic Cast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:28 — 99.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSo last week I was introduced to Appsfire. I logged in and looked around but for some reason I didn’t see any iOS download (because after you log in there is no link). Bottom line is I searched but was not able to find. I made comment on that and Appsfire came back to say there was an app. Once I found it, I became very impressed. Appsfire is an app discovery program that not only gets you deals on apps but also...

Hukilau Slate for iPad – Appsfire.com

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:23 — 99.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday’s app is called Hukilau Slate – while it means to catch fish, this app has nothing to do with fishing. Hukilau is a clapboard for video. You can use it to put together your movies or short videos. A clapboard tells you the scene, which take it was and how long the clip was. When you put it in your journal you can match up the clapboard video with what you wrote down. Hukilau is free and available now. Appsfire.com app website...

How to Host a GotoMeeting Session from iPad

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:01 — 127.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA couple weeks ago Citrix announced you could start a GotoMeeting session from your iPad which changes the landscape for this virtual meeting software. Before you needed a PC or Mac to start the meeting and join in via tablet or smartphone. The news is for iPad only – Android users will still have to wait (although I’m guessing it will happen very soon). Also other iOS devices can only join a meeting. How to Host a GotoMeeting Session from iPad Download the...

Disney, Pixar’s Takes Over Temple Run: Brave iPad App

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:46 — 65.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA couple months ago, I talked about Temple Run – a game where you run from monkeys and collect coins. A new version of Temple Run: Brave has been released, this special edition uses the characters from Disney Pixar’s Brave. You are Merida, and you are running from a beast. You have to jump, turn and collect coins – just like in the original version. Added to the game was sliding under trees and rocks, and targets – as you are running, you shoot...