3rd Party Applications

Canon Direct Print and Scan V2 available for Android

It's always nice when you can get out there, take some cool photos, and print them off on the go. Or that feeling when you need to scan in that quick piece of artwork, and bring it to the design studio to submit before to your boss before deadline, and you can do it in a jiffy. Unfortunately, PC owners tend to not get the good end of the stick on these quick tasks, so it's with a great emphasis on portability that Canon brings it to Android.

Android applications flaw can allow photo access

Ever wonder if the photos you snapped with your Android device were safe from others to see? Well, I'm sure you hadn't considered it, but it turns out they're not. Developers have the capability to see users photos right after they allow them to access their local information! This little glitch can occur without any notice to the user as well.

Nook Tablet update breaks 3rd party app installs

The original Nook Color was a veritable toy box for Android modders, and remains a popular platform for  custom ROMs and other Android tablet modifications. Barnes & Noble's newer Nook Tablet has proven a tougher nut to crack, with a locked bootloader and just 1GB of user-accessible space. But Nook Tablet users with an eye for modding could at least take advantage of a loophole in the modified Gingerbread software, which allowed any app downloaded from the Tablet's browser to be installed via Android's built-in installer. The eBook Reader reports that with the latest Nook Tablet firmware release, 1.4.1, Barnes & Noble has closed this loophole, making advanced modification much more difficult for any user who updates.

HTC will open Beats Audio API to all developers

As far as owners/investors go, HTC is proving itself to be a very gracious one. The company invested a whopping $300 million into the Beats by Dr. Dre brand, giving it majority control of the hardware and software produced. HTC promised to run the company as a separate enterprise while taking advantage of its audio expertise, and lo and behold, it has. HTC announced today that it intends to open up the Beats APIs for third-party developers to use in their apps.

Satellite AR app shows UARS satellite crashing in real-time

For those of you who are unaware, the UARS satellite is currently 'scheduled' to crash into the surface of the earth. If this news happens to worry you, or if you're interested in tracking a falling satellite as in crashes into the planet, the Satellite AR app for Android is tracking the satellite live for your viewing pleasure.

Isis, Google Wallet competitor, to run on Android

In the midst of the recent flurry of Google Wallet news, Isis has announced that they will release an Android application when the payment system is released next year. While this announcement would be more significant if the application were released today, it still gives the application a fighting chance against recently launched Google Wallet.

uTorrent adds Android support

Popular BitTorrent client, uTorrent, has just released an alpha build of it's software, version 3.1. This version brings drag and drop support for Android devices, as well as iTunes, the PS3, and Xbox 360. Users are now able to drag and drop items directly from uTorrent into the devices without having to leave the program itself.

textPlus Updated – adds social integration and more

Text messaging service for Android, textPlus has just been upgraded to support Facebook integration to allow users to connect Facebook friends with textPlus accounts. The integration of Facebook accounts and textPlus accounts will notify users when their existing Facebook friends join the service. Additionally, voice note support has also been added to the application, allowing users to send voice notes to anyone in the US, even if they don't currently use textPlus. textPlus also integrates your phone's text message inbox with its own interface for seamless use.

Delta Airlines App Update Lets You Choose Your Seat

I know, Delta Airlines App, doesn't sound exciting, but anything that lets you avoid lines is pretty awesome. Delta's app was just bumped up to version 1.5. For frequent flyers out there who know the drill, and don't feel like waiting in line, this update is pretty nice.
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