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The Nexus 7 In-Car UI Guide – #ProjectN7 by @mr_bridger


Some of you have probably already read the guide i made to fitting the Nexus 7 in my car, if not here’s a link This is a quick overview of what I’ve done for my home screen and UI. Now I’m not going to go into the full ins and outs of how to work Nova Launcher, Tasker, UCCW ... Read More »

Dash Mounting a Nexus 7 – #ProjectN7 by @mr_bridger


One thing that’s bugged me for a long time is the lack of Android based in-car entertainment systems. Android is the perfect platform for this, its open source, very customisable, and lends it self well to cloud based music apps and internet radio. Manufacturers only need to build some hardware and then slap Android on it! So why are there ... Read More »

MyTouch4G Slide (HTC Doubleshot) Review

Prelude: Being a big fan of QWERTY Keyboards, and owning a HTC Desire Z for the last year, i was itching to get my hands on a new phone. QWERTY phones seem quite few and far between these days, and id see rumours flying about regarding a new dual core HTC device on the horizon. i was a bit gutted ... Read More »

3D Skyrocket Live Wallpaper : App Review


    3D Skyrocket Live Wallpaper Go Wallpaper Dev Team Says : “Skyrocket is the most realistic and stunning firework livewallpaper. Skyrocket is the most realistic and stunning firework livewallpaper implemented by OpenGL. It is the 1st 3D live wallpaper from Go Wallpaper Dev Team. Blooming light, camera turning and camera tracking are used comprehensively with many incredible blooming effect, ... Read More »

ShadowGun : Game Review

SHADOWGUN – Madfinger Games. “The year is 2350, and corrupt intergalactic corporations are the rule of law, hiring bounty hunters and mercs to do their bidding. The best of the best are known as SHADOWGUNS. SHADOWGUN puts you into the role of John Slade, the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter. Your mission: hunt down Dr. Edgar Simon, maniacal genius and ... Read More »

CMTouchpad – The day you’ve been waiting for!


Anyone heard of a HP Touchpad? Of course you have! After the recent fire sale by HP many have managed to snap up these tablets at ridiculously cheap prices… and now things just got even better! You may have heard by now that the day many have waited for,  finally arrived today. Yes, the first public release of CyanogenMod for ... Read More »

Quickstart Guide to Google Music on your Android phone

Google’s Cloud Music service has been about for some time now, and although apparently U.S. only, many people have managed to get invites from places further afield. It basically involves going to their web page at and requesting an invite, if you are in the U.S. this poses no real problem, if you are in the UK like me, i had ... Read More »

Daily App Review: Circle Launcher


Following on from yesterdays “Android Pub Quiz” on out LandOfDroid twitter page, where the prizes were a copy of Circle launcher, we thought we would do a review for all of those of you who didn’t win, but are interested to know what Circle launcher is all about. The Good: Great for de-cluttering your homescreen Very customisable ADW launcher icon ... Read More »

Parcels App Review


  The Good: Straightforward tracking of parcels / shipments Easy to use Free The Bad: Maps still need some work? Market Stuff: RATING: 4.7 Stars UPDATED: June 16 2011 CURRENT VERSION: 1.3.8 REQUIRES ANDROID: 1.6 and up CATEGORY: Productivity INSTALLS: 100,000 – 500,000 SIZE: 480k PRICE: Free CONTENT RATING: Everyone The Review: As someone who does the bulk of their ... Read More »

Open Signal Maps App Review

The Good: Free! Nice, Simple, easy to navigate Gives info that could help improve your reception The Bad: One or two force closes, but may be device dependent Speed test seems to have some inaccuracy Market Stuff: RATING: 4.2 Stars UPDATED: September 16, 2011 CURRENT VERSION: 1.08 REQUIRES ANDROID: 1.5 and up CATEGORY: Tools INSTALLS: 500,000 – 1,000,000 SIZE: 1.3M PRICE: Free CONTENT RATING: Low Maturity The Review: Read More »