Best Apps for Android, June 28 2012

Best Apps for Android, June 28 2012

InstagramThe much-loved happy snapper finally comes to Android.There are few camera apps that have managed to amass the following that Instagram has. The combination of retro filters easy sharing and its own social network has attracted over 30 million iPhone users to the app in only two years – not to mention a US$1 billion…

How to customise your Android boot animation

How to customise your Android boot animation

In the neverending quest to personalise your device one popular customisation is the boot animation. There are many readymade animations squirreled away on XDA-Developers so there’s bound to be one that just screams you; however the real pros create their own.This method should work for most devices (tablets or phones) but not Samsungs as they…

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 – huge price drop on 7.7in tablet with excellent screen

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 - huge price drop on 7.7in tablet with excellent screen

It was inevitable that last year’s tablets would start crashing in price and for $388 the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (16GB) is a great-value example. Weighing only 338 grams this Samsung Exynos 4 Dual (1GHz) powered tablet has a fantastic Super AMOLED screen. This gives it very rich colours and while it currently runs Android…

Best Apps for iOS, June 18 2012

Best Apps for iOS, June 18 2012

DM1 for iPadAn intuitive powerful drum machine.As a testament to the quality and ease-of-use of DM1 I’ve just spent the last 15 minutes stuck in a techno-style melody-free trance. This has to be the easiest drum machine I’ve used. A good drum machine needs not only a great selection of drums – of which DM1…

Android’s bane: fragmentation blues

Android's bane: fragmentation blues

Android’s rapid evolution and growing popularity may bode well for its future but this evolution is also contributing to a major problem: developers writing for Android must cater for several different versions of the operating system each with its own features and idiosyncrasies. Currently Google is offering SDK downloads for seven different versions of Android:…