Instagram hits Android, brings photo filters along for the ride

Instagram for Android

Instagram is a mobile app that lets you shoot photos, add filters, borders and other effects, and share them with your friends. The app is wildly popular on the iPhone, and now Instagram is also available for Android. You can download Instagram for Android for free from the Google Play Store. Instagram supports devices running Android 2.2 and up as long as they support OpenGL… Read more »

Google Music has hidden daily streaming limits… but you probably won’t ever notice

Google Music

Google Music is a free service that you can use to upload as many as 20,000 songs to the cloud and stream them to a computer or an Android device. But it turns out that Google doesn’t offer unlimited streaming. Droid Life reports that David Wanless found out there’s an unadvertised daily streaming limit. It’s awfully hard to reach, and Google says most users will never… Read more »

Amazon MP3 adds Android 4.0 lock screen controls

Amazon MP3 2.4.0

Amazon has rolled out a new version of its music app for Android. The update lets you control music playback from the Android 4.0 lock screen so that you can skip tracks, play or pause audio, or perform other actions without unlocking your device. The Amazon MP3 2.4.0 change log also suggests there’s a new layout optimized for tablets, but there still appears to be… Read more »

PowerAmp 2.0 music player adds Android 4.0 lock screen controls


PowerAmp is a music player for Android that provides a powerful alternative to the music app that comes with most Android phones and tablets. It can play a wide range of audio formats, has a 10 band graphic equalizer, supports gapless playback, and a number of other features. Now the developer has added a few new features including lock screen controls for devices running Android… Read more »

Aviary photo editor comes to Android phones, tablets

Aviary Android

Aviary offers a popular free, web-based photo editor, as well as apps for editing your photos on Facebook or on an iOS device. Now the company has also launched a free Android app. The Aviary Android app behaves in an unusual way — it doesn’t show up on your list of apps. Instead, you open it by firing up the Gallery app (or any other… Read more »

Google Music now lets you download your music collection

Google Music Manager

Google has updated the Music Manager for its cloud-based music service. While you could previously use the manager to upload as many as 20,000 songs to Google Music or to download tracks you’d purchased from the service — now you can use it to download the songs you’ve uploaded. In other words, you can use Google Music to backup your music library, stream it to any… Read more »

Grooveshark HTML5 app beta streams music to iOS, Android, pretty much anything

Grooveshark HTML5 app

Apple and Google may have kicked the official Grooveshark apps out of their respective app stores, but Grooveshark has found another way onto your mobile device. The company has launched an HTML5 app which runs in a web browser but which feels a lot like a native app. All you have to do is visit in nearly any web browser (desktop or mobile) to… Read more »

CyanogenMod 9 music player available for Android 4.0

Cyanogen9 Music

Developer Android Neal has been working on a new default music player for CyanogenMod 9. While CM9 isn’t ready for public consumption yet, the music player is ready to go and you can download and install it on any device running Android 4.0 or up. That includes devices running alpha or beta versions of CM9. CyanogenMod is a custom version of Android based on the… Read more »