Google+ debuts on iOS, dazzling with a smooth, feature-packed experience (goodbye, crashes!). But is it enough to steal your social crown? Ron & Marian dive deep, sharing their impressions and the verdict you’ve been waiting for!
Parrotheads, get ready to build! Jimmy Buffett’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise” empire expands with a Facebook Tycoon game. Build your island resort, mingle with song & book characters, and soak up the “laid back” vibes. Dive in headfirst or just block it from your feed – your Margaritaville, your rules.
Google tackles Android fragmentation with unified OS plan: “Ice Cream Sandwich” to merge Gingerbread & Honeycomb, 18-month updates from carriers and manufacturers.
Google jumps into multimedia with new Movies & Music services! Rent movies for $2-4, pin them to your devices for offline watching, and upload 20,000 songs to cloud for streaming. Available now on Android 3.1.
The Noisecast reviews Newsr, a tablet-only app that syncs with Google Reader and takes full advantage of Honeycomb’s interface. It features multiple simultaneous scrolling panels, a clean interface, and support for Flash video. Learn more about Newsr and how it can improve your RSS reading experience on Honeycomb.
Google Maps passes 50 million downloads, becoming the first app on Android Market to achieve this milestone.
Google’s Android platform has seen 7 major platform updates in the two and a half years since the platform’s inception. The problem is that no one, it seems, has any clue where that platform is heading. Google needs to develop a roadmap for Android and stick to it.
Motorola comes up with an idea for a social TV app/platform. Might be a step in the right direction, but it could use some improvements.
Google has removed two popular apps from the Android Market: GrooveShark and PSX4Droid. The move comes as Google prepares to launch its own music service, Google Music.
In response to the Japan earthquake, Capcom has pledged $1.2 M to local relief efforts and donated all Street Fighter 4 iOS app sales from 3/15/11 – 3/22/11.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 has crossed the 10,000 app threshold, making it a true contender in the mobile app market. This is a significant milestone for the platform, as it shows that developers are taking it seriously and creating high-quality apps for it.