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10 Ways to Tighten Security on Your Android Device

Smart phones are invented to define us by acting as the portals to our online identity and should be protected against any wrongdoings online. Losing your smart phone can cost you much more than just the loss of contacts. Your social media accounts, important documents, emails, messages and photos are also a huge addition to […]

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Winter holidays: 50% discount on Easy Discount Calculator for Nokia N9 and Symbian phones

For those too busy to read the whole post: from now and until the end of winter you can get Easy Discount Calculator for Symbian and Nokia N9 for 50% cheaper (1 euro in most of the countries) from Nokia Store at http://store.ovi.com/content/186742

I am a big fan of small utilities tuned for the very concrete purpose. And I don’t enjoy messing with the lots of discount calculations. You know, when one headset for my phone was 49 euro and now it it is 33% cheaper, but then there is the other one that used to be 69 euro and now it is 40% cheaper. How much do they actually cost?

Simple, elegant, slick, fast!

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That was exactly the reason a group of friends (Artem Marchenko, Jarmo Parkkinen, Tuukka Lindoos and Ekaterina Kuts) decided to solve and created Easy Discount Calculator, the first ever real app that runs on Symbian devices, MeeGo Harmattan devices (Nokia N9) and Android devices from the same source code. OK, Android support was a bit of an experiment, so on some phones it works flawlessly, on others it doesn’t, so we offer it for free.

 

Top ranked and top rated after a couple of months in sales

Top seller position

 

From the sales start in September, this Discount Calculator was steadily climbing up the best seller list and is right now is the top rated and second top seller business app for Nokia N9 and just below the top page of Symbian business apps top seller list. So we figured if people like the clean UX and find the app useful, why don’t we give it out cheaper for after-Christmas sales and maybe we manage to climb to the very top seller position for the business apps.

Winter discounts! Get it for just one euro or even cheaper

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So from now and until the end of February 2012, Easy Discount Calculator is available for the cheapest possible price for Symbian phones and Nokia N9! That is 50% reduction of what it used to cost. Exact price is determined by Nokia store, I believe for most of the European and American countries it should be around 1 euro or 1 dollar.

You can get the Symbian and N9 versions from Nokia Store at http://store.ovi.com/content/186742 and Android beta is available for free at http://bit.ly/discountcalculator

If you happen to have a minute for comments, we would also love to reply to your comments and proposals at our support web-site http://discussions.zoho.com/easydiscountcalculator

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Will Google Build an Uber Android?

The initial response to Google’s surprise announcement on Monday that it had inked a deal to acquire Motorola Mobility for US$12.5 billion was that it was a move largely to protect itself from the increasing patent attacks against Android. That could be why all five major manufacturers of Android devices appear to be thrilled with the deal. Should they be?

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Froyo, Gingerbread Get Full Frontal Flash

Adobe announced Monday that its Flash Player 10.2 update is now available on Android Market. The update’s a production release for Android 2.2 and 2.3 but an initial beta release for Android 3.0.1. That news may impact the Motorola Xoom, as it runs Android 3.0 aka "Honeycomb." Android 3.0.1 is Honeycomb with the latest Google updates.

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Critics Poke Holes in Android vs. iPhone Browser Test

The browser in Google’s Android mobile operating system is more than 50 percent faster than the browser found in Apple’s iOS, according to company Blaze.io. Blaze tested the embedded browsers in Android 2.3 and iOS 4.3. These were WebView and UIWebView, respectively. The tests were conducted against websites of Fortune 1,000 corporations.

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Fixing the Fragmented Face of Android

Android 3.0, aka "Honeycomb," took center stage at Wednesday’s AnDevCon keynote address, and LinuxInsider joined about 200 Android developers in a small room at the Marriott Hotel in San Mateo, Calif., to listen in. Presenters Chet Haase and Romain Guy of Google explained some things about the Honeycomb operating system and demoed some of its features using a Motorola Xoom tablet while trading quips.

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Motorola Revs Up Devs at Android Conference

A small conference room at the San Mateo Marriott Hotel in San Mateo, Calif., was packed to overflowing for the keynote speech Tuesday from Christy Wyatt, a Motorola corporate vice president, at AnDevCon 2011. About 300 people squeezed into the room, forcing hotel staff to bring in some chairs and some attendees to liberate seating from nearby rooms.

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Android Calls Shotgun in Upcoming Saabs

In what could potentially be a huge win for Android, Swedish automaker Saab has selected the operating system as the basis of its IQon in-vehicle infotainment system. Saab will open up the API for IQon to third-party developers and set up an app store to which they can post their apps after approval. Users will be able to download any apps they like from the store, although Saab didn’t provide any details about pricing.

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Google Makes Its Ebookstore More Android-Friendly

Android users can now purchase e-books from the Android Market using a new feature that allows them to tap into Google’s ebookstore for Android-ready reading. Google launched its ebookstore last December. Users can search its database by genre, and in addition to books for sale, it offers a section for free books.

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MWC 2011: Android Mania

In the past year, Android has managed to replace iOS as the most popular smartphone platform for new purchases, and it even toppled Nokia’s Symbian OS on a global scale, according to at least one report. So it’s not surprising that at the Mobile World Congress last week, Android took center stage.

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