3 years ago |
By Ginny Mies and Brent W. Hopkins, PCWorld
Battle of the Android Browsers
We tested the speed, navigation, and overall performance of mobile browsers like Skyfire and Dolphin HD to see which are worthy replacements for the stock Android browser on your phone.
3 years ago |
By Brent W. Hopkins, PCWorld
Google Earth for Android
This fun app lets you explore a 3D satellite view of the Earth. You need a fast data connection, however, and the interface can be sluggish on some phones.
Opera is the best mobile browser to use in low-bandwidth or poor-cellular-reception areas, but it won't play video.
First Look: Google’s Gmail App for Froyo
The updated Gmail app adds useful features like Priority Inbox, but leaves older Android devices in the dust.
Google Maps for Android is quite simply one of the most useful programs ever offered on any platform.
AndroZip File Manager
In this versatile, easy-to-use utility, you'll find features that are sorely lacking in the standard Android OS.
Onion News Network
The best and easiest way to view and share hilarious video content from one of America's favorite faux news networks.
Digital Recipe Sidekick
This app helps you discover and manage recipes, and it reads them to you step-by-step when prompted by your voice.
Astro File Manager
This multifunction utility app adds necessary features sorely lacking in the stock Android OS.
State Farm Insurance's app is useful for account holders; be careful not to mistype your password, though, or it could lock you out.
Infinity Web Browser
This Web browser claims to offer more features than the stock Android browser, but these extras are poorly executed.
Dolphin Browser HD
Dolphin is one of the best and most innovative mobile Web browsers available, but its video streaming needs improvement.
Skyfire Browser (Beta)
If you want to watch Web videos on your Android phone, Skyfire is your best bet.
How to Install Apps With Ubuntu Software Center
With Ubuntu Software Center you can easily find, browse and install your choice of thousands of great open source software apps. Here's how.
This app allows you to discover new places, download coupons, and share your location with selected friends, but it has a few rough edges.
Articles by Brent W. Hopkins