Official Droid 3 Update Includes Video Chat

I don’t normally post about individual phone updates, but this one is particularly exciting to me personally because I have a Droid 3 with front-facing camera, and according to this PDF on Verizon’s support site, the large software update my phone is downloading now includes Google Talk Video Chat! There are other improvements and fixes included, such as improved call audio and improvements to specific apps. Check out that PDF for full details. I’ll update when my phone...

Female Faves: Communication Apps

This post is part of our series called “Female Faves”, where we pick a category of apps and feature the ones that are highest-rated and most-downloaded by women according to AppBrain’s “Popular Among: Women” filter. Since it would be difficult to fully test all of the apps, we won’t review all of them, but if you have or try any of them, please chime in in the comments! phone finder for Android on AppBrain Unavailable for Android on AppBrain Mashmobile – web access for...

Guest Post: Best Android Apps for Wedding Planning

Women With Droids reader Whitney used her Android when planning her own wedding and wanted to tell you about the apps that helped her the most. Enjoy her guest post! Wedding Plan-It Lite (Free) Wedding Plan-it for Android on AppBrain Despite a thick layer of cheese—including but not limited to a heavy dose of emoticons—this is the easiest planning app I’ve found. You can include guests from your email and phone contacts and set up vendors and your budget. If you need to send an email to...

Female Faves: Health & Fitness

This is the 3rd post in the “Female Faves” series, where we pick a category of apps and feature the ones that are highest-rated and most-downloaded by women according to AppBrain’s “Popular Among: Women” filter. Since it would be difficult to fully test all of the apps every week, we won’t review all of them, but if you have or try any of them, please chime in in the comments! This time, we’re taking a look at apps in the Health & Fitness...

Guest-Post: Android Needs Disney Love Too

I have been an Android user since the original Droid from VZW. When the Droid X was released I was there on release day working a deal to change my original Droid for the X. I am now a certified Android addict and I think Google should rule the world. The only problem I have with Android is the lack of love the Disney Company shows the Android platform. Next to my Android obsession I am a Disneyphile (a person who is obsessed with all things that do with the Mouse). I have an iPod Touch and...

Screenshot Tour – StumbleUpon App

I’ve never been a user of StumbleUpon, but I’ve heard good things about it. I decided to take the plunge and sign up when I heard their new app gave good app recommendations based on the apps you already have installed on your phone. Here is my review, in screenshots. When you launch the app for the first time, you get a sign up/log in screen. Unfortunately, the birthdate dropdowns weren't working on my phone, so I had to register online, then log in here. Once you set up topics,...

Quick Post: Holiday Wallpapers & More

Just wanted to collect some of the top-rated Christmas, holiday, and winter wallpapers, ringtones, and themed apps for you all. Click on the AppBrain widget links to read full descriptions and see screenshots, or click on “QR Code” and scan with your phone to download. Enjoy! Wallpapers Snowflake Wallpapers for Android on AppBrain Holiday Wallpapers for Android on AppBrain Christmas Wallpapers for Android on AppBrain Christmas Wallpapers for Android on AppBrain Beautiful...

Kindle for Android: Making Kindle Ownership That Much Sweeter

App Type: e-book reader Price: Free Get It: Yes if you like reading, definitely if you own a Kindle. Hello, I’m known as CraftLass and I am a Droid accessory addict. I have the dock, a spare battery, an external charger, so many charging cables I can’t even figure out where one of them came from, and even a car charger despite the fact that I don’t own a car. I would have the car dock if I did, of course. I may get it anyway for when I rent cars or ride along on road trips, it’s pretty...

Stargazer? Boy is there an app for you.

If you’re a fan of the stars then you’ll want to check out Google’s Sky Map for Android. Self-described as a “window to the night sky,” this app does a great job of rolling together a telescope, the Hayden Planetarium, and your phone into one. Just launch the app and instantly your phone kicks into a kind of telescope-mode with six visible layers of astral information. A handy dis/enable feature allows you to view any combination the Stars, Constellations, Messier...

WomenWithDroids Must-Have Apps

I am often asked in real life and on twitter what Android apps everyone should have. So, we did a little experiment here at Women With Droids to see which apps were found most often on our contributors’ phones, and we wanted to share the results with you! Participating contributors were: Ellie, CraftLass, Liz, Deb, Taylor, and myself. You can read more about us on our About page (I will update it with our recently-added contributors soon!) and see recommendations from each of us...

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