CyanogenMod 10: Initial Impressions

CyanogenMod 10: Initial Impressions

The CyanogenMod team have begun rolling out their Alpha-rated CM10 series of custom ROMs. These ROM’s use Google’s latest ‘Jelly Bean’ build of Android, otherwise known as 4.1. I’ve been running it on my Transformer TF101 this past week, and thoroughly enjoying it. Now I would like to highlight some features of the ROM, both […]

Chameleon: The Hotly Anticipated Home Screen

Chameleon: The Hotly Anticipated Home Screen

Chameleon is Teknision‘s bold attempt to re-imagine and re-invent the way Android home screens look and operate. Their view is that the home screen is what you look at on a device 90% of the time, so why shouldn’t it be fully customizable, tailored to your exact needs? Earlier this year, the company launched a […]

Apps That Made My Week: SMSFlash, SwiftKey X, and More

Apps That Made My Week: SMSFlash, SwiftKey X, and More

Welcome to another edition of  “Apps That Made My Week”. Today I would like to introduce you to a novel way of reading SMS messages, a great way to look at the weather, an app that gives to charity whilst you run, and my favourite keyboard. SMSFlash (Free) This is an application I’ve grown really […]

Apps That Made My Week: A Floating Browser, a New Reddit Client, and More

Apps That Made My Week: A Floating Browser, a New Reddit Client, and More

Every week, we at Android.AppStorm come across lots of apps that impress us far more than we could review! These posts are a chance for us to highlight the apps we’ve been enjoying recently, so that you can enjoy them too. This week: an addictive game, an Ice Cream Sandwich orientated Twitter client, a beautiful […]

Enjoy Facial Unlocking on a Per-App Basis With Visidon Applock Plus!

Enjoy Facial Unlocking on a Per-App Basis With Visidon Applock Plus!

You’ve undoubtedly heard of Ice Cream Sandwich’s ‘Face Unlock’ feature. It was a big selling point for the Galaxy Nexus, and more and more devices with front-facing cameras advertise it as a feature. Though it’s a nice novelty of a tool, it hasn’t got a tremendous reputation. A lot of people have trouble getting Face […]

The Sims FreePlay: A Digital Dollhouse

The Sims FreePlay: A Digital Dollhouse

I think it’s fair to assume that you’ve heard of The Sims. In case you’ve never actually played it, The Sims is a series of simulation games in which you create virtual people and manage their needs, home, jobs and so forth. The computer versions are known for being incredibly addictive you can lose hours […]

Keep a Closer Eye on Your Data Usage With Onavo

Keep a Closer Eye on Your Data Usage With Onavo

Keeping track of your device’s data usage is of concern to everyone who is on a data contract with their mobile provider. In the contract you’ve signed there was a specification of how much data you are allotted per month, which can sometimes be alarmingly low. If they decide you have abused your data connection […]

Enjoy Secure Browsing With Orbot and the Tor Project

Enjoy Secure Browsing With Orbot and the Tor Project

With the growing concern about privacy on the web today, it makes more sense than ever to keep your identity, information, and traffic secure. In my hunt for secure browsing I discovered the Tor Project: a collection of routed computers which gives you anonymity online. Once I had enjoyed the desktop version I noticed the […]

Why Google Latitude Never Really Caught On

Why Google Latitude Never Really Caught On

The Latitude application was released as Google’s answer to the ‘check-in’ craze about two years ago. It comes packaged with most Android phones, and everyone with a Google account is automatically a member. However, despite millions of people having this application on their devices, I’ve never seen people ask for Google addresses so they can […]

Through the Dark, to the Light, It’s a Supersonic Flight – Sonic CD!

Through the Dark, to the Light, It’s a Supersonic Flight – Sonic CD!

There are few people who have not heard of the Sonic game series. The world’s favourite blue hedgehog was introduced over 20 years ago, has been the star of dozens of games, and been featured in yet more. One of his earlier games was Sonic CD, which became world renowned soon after it came out […]