Army is a big decision and a life-changing event for many people, so it makes sense that you might have a lot of questions if you're thinking about enlisting. Normally, heading off an Army recruiter is a good idea if you have some questions to ask, but starting today, you can get at least some of the answers you're after on your phone. The US Army has released an app on Google Play called SGT. STAR, and it's intended to help you get the answers you need about the Army.
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Dropbox is an essential tool that gets used every day. It's free and easy to use, and the fact that it's on so many different platforms makes it to go-to choice for cloud syncing and storage for a lot of people. The Dropbox Android app is a handy little tool with a lot of different features, but one feature it's always been missing is the ability to move folders around within the app.
Google has added a new feature to Google+ that allows for one-click Android app installs right there in the feed. This means that you can suggest an app to your Google+ friends and they'll be able to download it from right from your post without ever having to go to the Google Play Store.
new Android app designed to help users book hotels from their devices quickly and easily. The app, aptly named Hotels by Orbitz, should make traveling a little bit easier. With this new app, you can not only find a hotel, but you can also book it directly from the app, so there is no need to pull out the computer. When using the new app, you can search for hotels closest to your current location. This is helpful if you find yourself needing a hotel at the last-minute. If you are looking to book a place in advance, you can search for hotels almost anywhere by simply typing in the location. The app has plenty of ways to sort hotels to help you find the one that works for you. You can sort by price, value, and distance. Clicking on any hotel will let you see reviews, amenities, and the choice of rooms available. This should help you narrow down the hotels to the perfect one. So far the app is getting good reviews on Google Play. As of this writing, it is sitting at 4.9 stars, with a little less than 20 reviews. To go along with the release of this app, Orbitz is offering a 10% discount for any booking done through the app. This deal is good through this Sunday, October 21. If you've been meaning to book a hotel for your next trip, now just might be the perfect time. [gallery] [via Android Central]
The Village has decided to do something about it: using a combination of photo recognition, IP address targeting and social networks, they're exposing parking jerks all over town.
versions of remotes for smartphones before, but most of them are limited to one or two DSLR cameras, and don't add much more functionality than a standard button. Enter Trigger Happy, a smash-hit Kickstarter project that received its full funding today. Trigger Happy is a physical cable adapter and app combo that can control pretty much every function of your DSLR.
Splashtop's has. The Splashtop Remote Desktop HD app lets your tablet remotely log into your Windows or OS X machine and control it remotely. As someone who's tried all the big VNC and RDP apps, I can say that it's surprisingly reliable - but perhaps not as reliable as its $20 price tag demands. It's a good thing, then, that the developer has put the app on sale for $4.99 in the Google Play Store, granting an awesome 75% discount.
light and pro versions of the Radioactivity Counter app. Yes, this really works.
minus the TV streaming aspect that iOS versions of the app enjoy. TWC has been talking up a functional upgrade for Android users for some time, but they finally came out with a semi-solid plan for adding streaming to the app, with a targeted release before Memorial Day (May 28th). There's a catch, though: you'll only be able to stream video if your device runs Ice Cream Sandwich.
standard Plume for Twitter app is still free, with in-stream ads, and the premium version costs $4.99. Plume's interface is deceptively simple: it's got the standard "stream" view that's so common among Twitter clients, and you swipe left or right to move between your established columns. (Tablets can display three columns at a time, but only in landscape mode as shown above.) The popular views are available, including the "fire hose", direct messages, retweets and @ replies, and so on. As someone who uses Twitter's List function regularly, I've found that Plume supports it the best among all the apps I've tried, easily adding your subscribed lists to their own column. The primary changes are that popular menu functions have been translated to the Action Bar, like all of Google's standard Android apps on Ice Cream Sandwich and you can view those below. The new layout is simple, easy to understand, and very fluid. Plume's widget options are pretty great, too, allowing you to easily switch between your main feed, @ replies and private messages. The widget also plays nice with Ice Cream Sandwich's widget resize capability, on both smartphones and tablets. Give it a try if you're unimpressed with Twitter's official client or TweetDeck. [gallery]