Infinite Painter v1.0


Requirements: Android 2.1+
Overview: Imagine. Create. Experience the natural artistic environment of Infinite Painter.

Imagine. Create. Experience the natural artistic environment of Infinite Painter. This app offers a multitude of brushes designed to replicate realistic mediums. It offers a variety of features built to optimize and streamline the workflow of the artist. It works well with Infinite Design, allowing the user to export their projects from Infinite Design into Infinite Painter with the click of a button. It has five different types of symmetries you can use (X-Axis, Y-Axis, Arbitrary Angle, Radial, and Kaleidoscopic). It utilizes a smart menu system and a fluid interface, seeking to make work flow on the go much easier. Navigation is as easy as putting two fingers on the screen and dragging the canvas or pinching to zoom. The auto save feature also comes in handy, automatically saving your layers and reloading them when you return. You can save your project, and all of your layers stay intact. You can also export your image with or without the background. Besides these fundamental necessities, Infinite Painter also offers image importing in four different ways (Camera, Gallery, Google Image Search, and the current painting itself). After importing an image, you can translate, re-size, rotate, flip or recolor it to your liking. You then have the option to either stamp or rub the image onto the canvas. Infinite Painter also provides a dedicated blending button, allowing you to switch easily from painting to blending as you bring your artwork to life.

**If you have a Galaxy Note, search for your version of this app**
**Special thanks to Mark Walker for contributing the black and white portrait in the screen-shots.**
Suggested workflow: I usually like to take advantage of Infinite Design’s limitless canvas in creating my design and laying out my artwork, then I use Infinite Design’s Export-to-Painter feature to bring it in and start painting on a layer beneath the line-art. This approach takes advantage of the flexibility offered by Infinite Design and also the complexity offered by Infinite Painter.

Key Features:
-Six layers and unique layer options: Merge, Flip, and Duplicate.
-Carefully designed brushes to replicate natural mediums.
-Five types of symmetry: X-Axis, Y-Axis, Arbitrary Angle, Radial, and Kaleidoscopic.
-Saving layers and the ability to save the image on a transparency for ease of use in Photoshop.
-A relative menu system.
-Import images from all over the internet with Google Image Search.
-Rub images onto the canvas.
-A fluid interface that is fully optimized for touch screen devices.


The File Converter v1.4


Requirements: Android 2.1+
Overview: Convert Video, Audio, Images, Documents, E-books and archives between nearly any file formats! The most complete and full-featured file converter on the market!
Files are converted in the cloud so your battery is not wasted and conversion speeds are much faster!

Convert Video, Audio, Images, Documents, E-books and archives between nearly any file formats! The most complete and full-featured file converter on the market!
Files are converted in the cloud so your battery is not wasted and conversion speeds are much faster!
Supported file types:

VIDEOS: Convert nearly any format to 3GP, 3G2, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG-2, OGG, WEBM, or WMV.
AUDIO: Convert nearly any audio format to MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC, M4A, or MMF.
IMAGES: Convert nearly any format to JPG, PNG, BMP, EPS, GIF, HDR, EXR, SVG, TGA, TIFF, WBMP, or WEBP.
DOCUMENTS: Convert just about anything to PDF, DOC, TXT, ODT, FLASH, or HTML.
EBOOKS: Convert ebooks between many formats such as EPUB, MOBI, PDF, LRF, FB2, LIT, PDB, TCR.
ARCHIVES: Convert files to archives, or convert between archive formats! Supports ZIP, BZ2, 7Z, and GZ.

*Note: DRM-ed files such as some e-books or old iTunes music, along with any password-protected files such as some secure PDF’s cannot be converted.*
*Note: There is a 100 MB limit per file. You cannot convert a file larger than 100 MB*
– Extract music from MP4s of FLVs with MP4-MP3 conversion!
– YOU MUST have an internet connection to use this app. Files are uploaded to the cloud, converted, and then downloaded to your phone.
– You should install OI File Manager in order to select files directly from your phone, without it you can only select from your picture, video, and music galleries.


Nyan Cat: Jump! v1.0

Current Version: 1.0
Requires Android: 2.2 and up

A new game from the creators of NYAN CAT: Lost In Space, the most successful NYAN CAT game on the Google Play Store! (until now! )
Full gameplay experience for FREE! No game mode limit, no playtime limit!

iTunes reviews (US/UK):
– “THIS IS THE BEST! I friggin love at the nyan cat games WOOOOT” by Cutie for all
– “even better than the last nyan game [..] the maker of this game is a master well done you clever man / woma” by Craitom
– “This Is the best game” by Jellybelly2011
NYAN CAT’s rainbow has been stolen by the evil TAC NAYN… It’s your mission to help NYAN CAT to collect the stars in all 7 colors of rainbow so that NYAN CAT will be able to fly again!
Be careful, TAC NAYN is watching you…

– Beautiful graphics
– 15+ types of different platforms (like twister, teleport, switches, moving, breakble and counting with updates)
– Wings that save your life
– TAC NAYN, your arch enemy
– Randomly generated levels, never the same game twice
– NYAT CAT skins, background themes
– Helps developing fine motor skills
– No blood, no violence, it’s cute
– Openfeint support: global leaderboard
– Facebook support: you can postyour high scores to FB


LG Lucid Review

With new devices rolling out on what feels like a daily basis, making the decision of which device is worthy of signing the next two years away with can be a daunting task. While the push is towards the evolving and new technologies such as 4G LTE and others, that doesn’t mean they are for everyone. LG has hit before with some great devices like the LG Spectrum among others, and they are back at it again with the LG Lucid.

Could a device that launches with Gingerbread and promises Ice Cream Sandwich in the future be your next device? Could you put aside the fact that the display isn’t 720P, or are these not things you are needing and just want a reliable Android device? Either way, let’s hit the break and check out how the LG Lucid stacks up, and if it may just land in your pocket or purse.

– Video (Review) –

– Hardware –

Over the years I have tried, really really tried to find an Android device that I loved. Not so much on the software side, but more so on the hardware side of things, and I think that time has come. The LG Lucid has one of the best in hand feels of any phone that I have used to date, and the build quality feels exceptional. The perfect combination of weight to size makes using this device an enjoyable experience, and the layout of everything is just as good.

LG has done some minor appearance tweaks on this device that make it not only look great, but also function very well. Starting with the front of the device you will notice that the screen takes up a larger portion of the real estate, there is only a small area up top where they have their logo, a front facing camera, and a nearly hidden speaker. Down below is the obvious Verizon branding and the four capacitive buttons. With LG minimizing the amount of extra space on the front of the device, they have eliminated the need for an overly tall device.

Wrapping from the left side to the right side of the device LG has placed a silver plastic inlay, which provides a very nice look to the device. On the left side they have the micro-USB charging port at the bottom, and a volume rocker about 3/4 of the way up. Both of these sit underneath the silver line so looking from the top of the device you can barely notice them. On the right hand side they have the power button at the top and the rest is just smooth without any buttons. The placement of the power button takes a few times to get used to, but after using it for only a few minutes I instantly loved the placement.

The top of the device has a nice rounded look to it, and on the left hand side there is a 3.5mm headphone jack. Along the bottom you will see the cut out to open the battery door, in which they have placed the microphone. Attention to small details like this is what makes the device look and feel so great.

Flipping the device over you will instantly notice the red and black diagonal stripping pattern that LG has laid into the battery door. One gripe about the battery door is that the slick surface attracts finger prints so easily, and for people like myself that will be sure to drive them nuts. At the top you will notice a 5MP camera in the center, and spaced to the left a decent sized (for a phone) flash. Aside from the normal LG and 4G LTE branding there isn’t much else to the back except for the speaker down the bottom.

Removing the battery door will reveal the 1700mAh battery, the micro-SD card slot, as well as the micro-SIM slot for the 4G LTE SIM card.

– What’s under the hood –

Packing a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GM of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a 4G LTE radio into a device sure sounds like a recipe for success, right? While some would argue that 1.2GHz isn’t the most powerful process, or that some other spec should have been bumped up, keep in mind it isn’t all about the specs.

You will have about 1.5GB of space to put your applications on, and this is due partially to the rather large OS that comes due to the bloat that is installed. The processor is more than sufficient to move you around quickly, get in and out of applications and animations without much overall lag.

Verizon’s 4G LTE network packs a serious punch, but as we know punches cause injury, and the battery is what receives that injury. LG has put a 1700mAh battery inside the device to defend it a little, but the LTE network is power hungry, and loves to guzzle through the battery. Though I have noticed some pretty good times on the battery, and standby to be pretty good, experiences with this will definitely differ with each of your use cases.

– Software –

We all have our own feelings about “skins” on Android, and whether you love them or hate them, we should all give credit where it is due. Being a fan of various skins, and being able to see their advantages and disadvantages, I think LG has done a great job implementing a bunch of added features along with keeping a nice clean look.

LG has launched the Lucid running Gingerbread, Android 2.3.6, and while many of you may automatically dismiss the device because of this, that wouldn’t be a favorable decision. LG does plan to update the Lucid to ICS, the question at this point is just when exactly it will land as an update. This said, let’s take a look at what LG has done on the software side on the device to make for the best experience.

The Lucid is almost identical to the Spectrum in terms of software, with the exception of a few differences. First off you will notice that the Lucid features five home screens which they have already preset some widgets and icons for ease of use.

Adding items to your home screen is a customized experience on the Lucid, instead of popping up a menu in the middle of the screen for what to add, the options pop up from the bottom. From here you can add widgets, which LG has a few of their own already installed, shortcuts, folders, or change the wallpaper. Once you select a widget you will then be able to select the size (if applicable) and then add it to the screen.

Pulling down the notification bar you will notice that at the top there are quick access icons to various settings, and these can be defined by you. Directly below there is a Wifi button which will show what network you are connected to, and tapping this will bring you right to the Wifi settings of the device.

Unlike the Spectrum, LG has left four different themes in this device, each of them offering a unique set of icons and wallpaper to match. The themes available are:

  • Optimus (the default theme)
  • Playworld (cartoonish theme)
  • Opart (dark styled theme)
  • Cozywall (professional styled cartoon theme )

Being able to change the look and feel of the device without needing to root the device and load a custom ROM is definitely something that many will enjoy.

Jumping into the app drawer you will notice the applications broken down into categories which can be minimized and maximized. While they do pre-organize the applications for you, the applications can be moved around to your preference and placed into folders which make sense to you. In addition you can change the view of the applications into an alphabetical list if preferred with just a few clicks.

Being a Verizon branded device it is quite obvious that there will be a laundry list of applications that come pre-installed. Included applications on the device are:

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Apps
  • Backup Assistant
  • Let’s Golf 3
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • My Verizon Mobile
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • V Cast Tones
  • VZ Navigator
  • Netflix
  • Share Genie
  • YouTube
  • News
  • Google Search
  • Finance
  • Richnote
  • Places
  • Polaris Office

This is quite unfortunate, and we hope at some point Verizon realizes that we want the space on the device to install applications we want, not what they think we want.

– Camera –

When it comes to cameras on Android devices there appears to be either cameras that work well enough to get the job done, or cameras that just stink. The Lucid features a 5MP camera that captures some rather nice images, and while it may not be perfect, they turn out a lot better than other Android devices I have tried.

– Conclusion –

Could a device that launches with only a promise of an Ice Cream Sandwich update be the one for you? Combining a great overall build quality with a stylish design, the LG Lucid is no device to simply overlook. The 1.2GHz dual-core processor is no joke when it comes to power, and the 4G LTE (if available in your area) is a great thing to have.

While packing nearly every spec you could wish for in a high end device, the Lucid is currently sitting with a price tag of only $79 (after a $50) rebate, and this is about 1/3 the cost of most other high end devices. The Lucid is definitely worthy of a look, take it for a spin, and see if the device is right for you.

Check Out This Awesome Metro UI Theme for All ICS and Honeycomb Tablets


Now here’s a cool one for you tablet users that like to tweak the appearance of your UI! XDA member BroBot175 has created a Metro UI theme for all tablets running Honeycomb or ICS! The theme is a fully functioning replica of Windows 8 that allows you to create your own tiles, and organize them however you want.

I flashed this theme over a week ago on my Galaxy Tab when the project was in its infancy and now its gotten polished enough for daily use. BroBot175 has even recently added support all ICS and Honeycomb tablets because he was getting so many requests for added support. Just like any other theme you simply flash in ClockworkMod Recovery and will then have to transfer over the tile images to get started. Set-up can take a while because you have to plot out every single tile using Desktop Visualizer widgets but if you follow the devs step by step instructions you should have no problems at all. So for those of you who like to customize the look of your device and want something completely different than the ICS or Honeycomb layout, you really should check this theme out! Hit the source link below to get started.

Source: XDA

Review: Frisbee Forever Makes Tossing Frisbees Fun Again

When you think of the frisbee, you think of some good times: tossing the plastic disc at the park with your dog, your friends at the beach or in a heated battle of frisbee golf. While the game is no doubt fun in real life, how does it fare on Android? Two words: it’s awesome. Thanks to Frisbee Forever’s simple concept, addictive gameplay and solid graphics, Frisbee Forever is no doubt one of the most underrated and addictive games out there in gaming world.

The game features a big punch in a small package. Developed by Kiloo Games, the game allows you to play in 12 worlds (plus a bonus world) featuring 10 levels each trying to navigate your frisbee through what is a surprisingly challenging, but cute obstacle course collecting as many stars as possible which helps you level up and buy new cool frisbees. Challenging isn’t a bad thing either— you’ll have to navigate your way around by literally steering your frisbee through the level. This is done by using tilt or tap controls— which both feel incredibly awkward at first, but once you get the hang of the feel, you’ll be a pro in no time flat. The graphics are a major plus too– there are nice details and colorful animations that can be found on both the tablet and smartphone versions of the game. If there’s one minor quirk, it’s the soundtrack— lots of developers seem to be lazy by having a simple track loop over and over and over and over. I found myself having to mute the sound and play my own music in the background in order to get me in a bit of a groove with the game. At least the sound effects are decent.

Despite the mundane soundtrack, Frisbee Forever is a great game that all Android gamers will enjoy. But be forewarned, there’s a slight learning curve, so be ready to spend a short while learning how to get a feel for the game before dismissing it. The game is free for all Android 2.1+ devices, so be sure to give the game a whirl by hitting the Play Store link or the QR code below.

Download (Play Store)

T-Mobile HTC One S aces benchmark test


There’s nothing quite like comparing benchmark scores to work up mobile phone lovers into a frenzy. If past ventures have taught us anything it’s that the best benchmark scores don’t always equate to the best real life performance but that doesn’t stop us checking to see exactly what score our latest and greatest gadget can achieve. The Quadrant benchmark test is one of the better known benchmark tools for Android and the T-Mobile branded HTC One S is the latest device to be put through its paces and we’re pleased to report that it passes with flying colours.

HTC’s latest must-have device with its Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor scored an impressive 4729 which places it streets ahead of high end devices like the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II. Who needs quad-core!

Our friends over at TmoNews also discovered some other interesting points about the device. T-Mobile US look set to have a 180 exclusive on the One S which is expected to launch mid April. The launch model is also expected to have a blue tint to the bodywork with the black and red trim variant launching later in June. The phone will also be receiving “Mao” treatment which stands for “Micro-Arc-Oxidation”. To you and I that means that the ceramic surface is 3 times stronger than steel, sounds good to me!

Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid and we’ll keep you posted as to when HTC’s faster than light and stronger than steel super-phone finally hits the market.

Source : TmoNews

Lenovo to begin Taking pre-orders in China for their New Line of Smart TVs


Lenovo has launched a Chinese website detailing their plans to begin taking pre-orders for their new smart TV product. Unfortunately this is only a test for China because Lenovo doesn’t have high expectations for their TVs just yet. Lenovo wants to test the market to see if the demand is there but I’m sure that they will see that in fact there is a demand, the question is will it be for their brand. Samsung has already taken the dive into the market and it was their commercial alone that made me go out and check out their new TV. It’s awesome, but that is so off track of what we were talking about. One of Lenovo’s TVs being listed is the 42-inch K71 which will retail for 6499 yuan ($1,029 U.S.) and is expected to go on sale by the end of the month.

All four models of the TVs are expected to run Android 4.0, have voice controls, run a 1.5 dual core processor, and have LCD screens in sizes of 42-inch and 55-inch. Three of the TVs are also to include flicker-free 3D capabilities. It should make some of your favorite Android games jump out at you. Pre-orders don’t begin until Tuesday, April 10th , which is only three days away.

The problem is, is that Samsung already has their hands deep in this market and they might be tough to compete against being as successful as they are. What do you think? Does Lenovo have a fighting chance in the smart TV arena? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Shop Lenovo
via: PCWorld

Medfield-Powered Lenovo K800 Benchmark Scores Show Promise


Intel’s Medfield chipset promises to bring performance and improved power consumption to Ice Cream Sandwich-powered devices. Launch partner Lenovo is promising to release its 1.6GHz Atom Z2460-powered K800 smartphone in China in two months. Until then, we won’t really know if Medfield will live up to its potential, but Engadget managed to score some early benchmarks for a prototype K800 running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread.

How close these benchmarks are to the final version has yet to be seen, so take these numbers for what they are. The graphics performance was lacking a bit, but the overall scores were similar to those of the Samsung Galaxy Note, which runs a 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos processor. Not too shabby. Better yet, the K800 performed very well in the Javascript test, beating the Galaxy Note as well as the HTC One X and One S.

Now we just have to see how well the battery holds up. Check out the full benchmarks after the break.

                             K800 HTC One S HTC One X Galaxy Note(int’l)
Quadrant (v2) 3,850 5,053 4,906 3,854
Linpack single-thread (MFLOPS) 89.47 103.88 48.54 64.3
Linpack multi-thread (MFLOPS) 90.57 222.22 150.54 95.66
NenaMark2 (fps) 27.6 61.0 47.6 32.8
NenaMark1 (fps) 38 60.8 59.5 56.6
Vellamo 1,162 2,452 1,617 901
SunSpider 9.1 (ms, lower numbers are better) 1,270.2 1,742.5 1,772.5 2,902

Source: engadget

HTC no longer will bundle Beats headphones with future smartphones


In an attempt to separate itself from the many Android manufacturers, HTC’s latest partnership with Beats Electronics has developed the Beats Audio software making the music-listening experience much more enjoyable and customizable for a small amount of their current Android users. To help create awareness, HTC had decided to bundle Beats headphones with the purchase of certain HTC Android phones, such as the HTC Rezound. Now HTC’s Martin Fichter has stated to CNET that “an accessory like the headphone doesn’t factor in when someone is buying a smartphone. If they want a Beats headphone, they’ll buy it directly.” In other words, for the time being HTC is no longer planning on providing Dr. Dre earmuffs with future Android offerings. This move will indeed be saving the company heaps of money and let’s face it, the majority of serious music listeners will most likely have already purchased some fancy cans of their own. Let’s not forget that HTC will still continue to support Beats Audio technology and incorporate it in their future handsets. Anyone bummed about this news? Will this really keep some of you from buying awesome phones like the Evo 4G LTE? Let your thoughts be heard in the comments below.

Source: CNET