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Google Map v5.8 beta update, My places, Picture Upload, Better Battery Management

Google just updated the Google Maps to the 5.8 version, this is the second update in this month. last update support offline maps, better search results and street views. v5.8 still a beta version, continue to improve the personal features like upload pictures and visited places management. some hidden features like less battery usage amount, and fonts enlarge in the map is not mentioned.

New features:
*personalize place pages by uploading pictures from your visit.
*manage your starred and recently visited places in the “My places” tab.
*see descriptive terms for Places in search results and Places pages.
*Add a new place to Places when checking in.

PS. people who can’t not update the Google maps, try full wipe the phone, remember to backup your data first.

btw: Google maps is ‘missing’ in the market again…to me.

Google Pinyin update, Both Chinese and English Voice Input Support

I can’t remember the day when the last Google Pinyin update released. Now coming with Voice Input support both Chinese and English feature, New Google Pinyin update rollout.

[APK]SiMi Clock – Nice Clock Widget with Battery and Weather

SiMi Clock is a free nice clock Android widget, it is simple, beautiful, customizable widget, you can change the size, color and transparency of the font and background. SiMi Clock have serval widget size e.g. 1*2, 1*3, 1*4. SiMi Clock can add the weather and battery information to the clock right side, you can also design the weather and the battery style.

Weather: you can input your location or just use the location detection to get the weather information, you can set up the update frequency of the weather information, also you can refresh it in the widget menu.

battery: It appear as an circle and the battery percent in the circel center, it will decrease the transparency while the battery is getting lower.

If you are looking for a simple, battery-saved and light Android widget, SiMi Clock is the one you desired.

Download link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.th.android.widget.gTabsimiClock

Top Three Video Chat IM Apps On Android

There are three IM apps support video calls on Android, Gtalk, Skype and QQ for pad. All of them allow Android users to make video calls to PCs and other same terminals.

Gtalk: Support on Gingerbread and Froyo, you can install it with the other Google applications when you finish the Android setup wizard, be awared the download application will show on once. If you want to make video calls to PCs, you must have a Gmail account and install the video chat ActiveX (for IE users) or plugins. The video window a little small and the quality is not so high, maybe it’s the abroad Google sever make the connection be slowly.

[APK]Music Tag Fixer: fix the MP3 file tags easily and simply

After update AOSP Gingerbread or Froyo on your phone, you may see some MP3 songs name turns into garbled characters, especial Asian characters. I use this tool to fix the encoding type of the MP3 tags: Music Tag Fixer, it can batch fix lots of song’s tag, convert and fix non-unicode music id3 tags to unicode. You can search it on Market to install or open this link

Warning: Unlike other tag fixer only modify the music database, Music Tag Fixer will directly modify the MP3 files, so back up your songs for safety before you press the convert button.


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