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Cartoon Defense free today from Amazon

in the massive number of “defense” games out there for Android Cartoon Defense is up there near the top of the list. Gameplay is good and the artwork is amusing.  Worth a download at a dollar, and definitely worth a free download…

So download Cartoon Defense from the Amazon Appstore. Check it out at: http://amzn.to/kOTceQ

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Music (From the Cloud)

No, I am not talking about some psychedelic concept that the Beatles came up with in the 60’s, but instead a technology that allows you to stream your own music – from the cloud.

Before I get ahead of myself I wanted to explain what the cloud is and how it works. In it’s simplest form a cloud computing system is just a service that stores your data remotely instead of locally on your own computer. So in these examples your music is stored remotely, and accessed through an internet connected application. This saves you a bunch of space on your memory card for other things!

So try out the following 2 services. If you need an invite leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do!

Name: Google Music
Description: Official Android player for Music Beta by Google.

The Music application features a redesigned UI and now supports Music Beta by Google.

Music Beta is a new service from Google that gives you instant access to your personal music collection on the web and your compatible Android devices without the hassle of wires or syncing.

Available in the U.S. by invitation only and free for a limited time.
Request an invitation at music.google.com.

Not a Music Beta user? You can still use this player to listen to music on your Android device.

Name: Amazon MP3
Description: Introducing Amazon MP3 for Android with Cloud Player
The new Amazon MP3 app for Android, available for free in the Amazon Appstore and Android Market, includes the full Amazon MP3 store and the mobile version of Amazon Cloud Player. You can use the app to shop the Amazon MP3 store, access music stored in Amazon Cloud Drive, and music stored locally on your Android device. Shop for your favorite music by searching or browsing the Amazon MP3 store. Play, download, and manage your Cloud Drive music right from your device using Cloud Player.

Shop the Amazon MP3 Store on the Go
Shop over 15 million songs and over a million albums
Find what you want by searching, browsing genres, or exploring bestsellers
Get the same low prices, special deals, and free music you can find on the Amazon MP3 website
Check back every day for the Daily Deal and Free Song of the Day
Enter promotional or Amazon.com Gift Card codes
Save new Amazon MP3 purchases directly to Cloud Drive for free

What’s Cloud Player?
Cloud Player plays the music you save to Cloud Drive, Amazon’s secure online storage space for your music, photos, and other digital files. Save your music to Cloud Drive in two ways:

Shop the Amazon MP3 store and choose to “Save to your Amazon Cloud Drive” when prompted after order completion.
Using your PC or Mac, upload your music collection to Cloud Drive so you can access it on your Android device via Cloud Player.
Playing Your Music in Cloud Player
Simply open Cloud Player from the Amazon MP3 app for Android and stream your music collection from Cloud Drive. With the Amazon MP3 app for Android, you can also play music from your device’s built-in storage.

Note: When streaming over a mobile carrier data network, you should consider changing your application settings to stream only when connected to Wi-Fi unless you have an unlimited data plan with your carrier. If you have questions about your data plan, please contact your mobile carrier.

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Frogger by Konami – Free Amazon Appstore App 10/26/11

Name: Frogger by Konami
Description:
For those of you of a certain age–remember video arcades? the Atari 2600?–this is an absolutely must-have app. Newbies will love it too, especially kids. It’s not just any classic video game of yesteryear–it’s FROGGER.

Blast from the Past
If you played video games in the early 1980s, you remember Frogger. Along with Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, this was one of the biggest early successes in the industry. Anybody could play Frogger–all you had to do was guide the green amphibian across the street and over the logs and turtles to his slot on the other side of the river. Simple, but totally addicting.

The Original and Best
Don’t be fooled by imitations–this is the real thing, published by the original manufacturer, Konami. You get the same look and feel, and moving your frog is smooth as silk with the slide controls. If you have trouble with sliding, you have the option of moving by tapping the screen. No more stiff joysticks to worry about!

Why? To Get to the Other Side
A frog’s world is full of danger. Speeding cars and trucks clog the four-lane freeway you must cross just to get to the riverbank–be careful you don’t end up with tire tracks on your back. You have to be equally quick and adept on the river, because the logs move fast and if you go off the edge of the screen, it’s curtains. Try to carry the cute female frogs to safety and eat the flies for bonus points, but watch out for crocodiles or you’ll become lunch yourself!

Phantom Phroggie
An interesting twist in this version is Phantom Mode, which guides you during the game by showing the route you took in your best game. In regular mode, you can post your high scores online and see who the top guns are with OpenFeint. Happy hopping!

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AllSport GPS PRO – Free Amazon Appstore App of the Day 8/25/11

Name: AllSport GPS PRO
Description:
Make Your Workouts Count
Reach your fitness goals faster with AllSport GPS PRO. Track your workouts, including runs, walks, bike rides and other sports on a map. View 25 heart-pounding stats as you sweat: time, speed, calories, distance. Privately store and analyze training sessions on AllSport GPS’s website. Find places to train and share your weight loss workouts with our fitness community and on Facebook.

Your Android Coach
AllSport GPS PRO uses the GPS in your Android phone. No cell or data signals are required to see where, how far, how fast, or how many calories you burned. Use it as a personal coach to train for 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon races. Keep track of your charity workouts such as Susan G. Komen walking and running events and MS 150 rides.

You can track bicycle rides, runs, walks, skiing, and other workouts. AllSport GPS PRO works for single sport or multi-sport athletes training for a triathlon. Use AllSport GPS as a personal coach and weight loss trainer to build muscles, burn fat, and watch your calorie counter graphs grow. Record lap times and create interval programs.

Get the Lay of the Land
AllSport GPS allows you to plan future workout routes using free web-based map tools, including turn-by-turn cycling directions that avoid highways. Preload free offline topographical maps, aerial photos, and road maps on your SD card so you can view maps in remote areas on mountain bike rides, trail runs, road bike routes, etc. Check five-day weather reports, including today’s temperature, heat index, humidity, and wind speed. View elevation and speed profiles.

View your progress and exact location on street, aerial, and topographical maps. Collect 25 on-the-go stats (time, speed, distance, pace) and boost your heart rate. Shoot video and photos, and collect memories as you go. You can also save videos to your YouTube account.

Workout with the World
Share workouts and cardio training sessions on AllSport GPS’s website, Facebook, and Twitter. Access editor-approved rides by Bicycling magazine and shared community trips. Race against your previous workouts, friends, or other community members to improve your personal records. With AllSport GPS PRO, all you need is a desire to achieve your physical best.

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Gem Spinner – Free Amazon App of the Day 8/24/11

Name: Gem Spinner Description: Spin Those Gems, Round and Round In Gem Spinner, you swap, spin, and slide the gems until you match three in a row. Finagle these beautiful gems to earn points against the clock with each three-way match. Fun to play and aesthetically pleasant, Gem Spinner is a challenging game with an animated, colorful, and well-crafted interface. Please note that Gem Spinner is not optimized for tablets. Drop and Drag Matching Gem Spinner isn’t your ordinary match-three game. In this unique variation, the gems are arranged inside shapes of different sizes. As you clear away gems, the shapes drop into the cleared area, much like Tetris blocks. gem spinner Swap adjacent gems to match three in a row. Double tap a gem to spin its shape 180 degrees. Match all the gems in a piece to clear the piece from the board. Drag shapes to empty board spaces to create more match opportunities. Match enough gems to complete the level goal and then continue to swap, spin, and drag to try to clear the entire board. Practice Makes Perfect Gem Spinner has two game modes. In Practice Mode, hone your gem spinning skills with no time limits. You can practice on six different boards under no pressure. When you’re ready to start spinning for real, try to beat Level One (“The Boxer”) with a time limit. As you ascend through the levels, you get less time to finish the boards, and the goals get tougher. Master the Gems Gem Spinner features a narrated and animated tutorial, so you’ll quickly understand how the game works. Conquer 35 levels that get increasingly difficult. You can also play the boards at various levels of difficulty. Track your score, and compare your skills with others all over the world. Just don’t make yourself too dizzy spinning those gems!

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xScope Browser for Web and File – Free on Amazon’s Appstore Today (8/23/11)

Name: xScope Browser for Web and File
Description:
Tired of your bare-bones stock Android browser? Looking for something that meshes the best of home browsing with the best of mobile browsing? Meet xScope Browser for Web and File. It’s a jack-of-all-trades that offers a blazing fast Web browser loaded with extensive media downloading, content sharing, and customization features, including Flash support. Hotkeys, long press and swipe selections, and zoom options abound. You also get a fully realized file explorer with the ability to e-mail and zip files to round it all out.

Do Everything Faster
Convenient and unique browsing features abound in xScope Browser. Check it out:

Browsing Essentials and More
Flash support for your favorite rich media content
True tabbed browsing; bounce between tasks and websites with ease
Instant Back/Forward navigation
Abundant webpage options include “find in page,” “copy,” and “screenshot” features for text
Visual bookmarks on your homepage bring you to your favorite sites in one touch
Importing for Google and desktop bookmarks (via an HTML file)
Adjustable page zoom scale and page layout
Zoom Three Ways
Pin Zoom, an original idea from xScope Browser, lets you smoothly zoom with only one finger
Pinch-to-zoom using two fingers
Tap zooming with one finger
Hotkeys and Shortcuts
Physical keyboards allow touch screen-free scrolling in landscape mode; volume keys scroll in portrait mode
Three different ways to open a new tab while browsing; hard swipe to rotate between open tabs
Page options icon; share URLs and screenshots on Facebook and Twitter
Download and Share with Ease
Love to save the media you find online? Download and share images, audio (mp3), and documents (pdf, doc, etc.) easily with a long press. xScope Browser also makes downloading and viewing videos (mp4) easier than ever. Long-press the play button on a streaming video and rapidly download popular video sites’ content to watch on the go. And with the built-in file browser, organizing the media you add to your phone’s storage is simple.

Web Browser, or Application Suite?
More than just a Web interface, xScope Browser for Web and File gives you virtually complete control of your Android browsing experience. No more need for hunting through various phone interfaces or a separate file management app to find your media and system files. xScope lets your rename and organize your files with ease right from your browser just like on a home computer, or you can archive (zip) files and e-mail them to others hassle-free.

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ZDefense – Free Amazon Appstore App of the Day 8/22/11

Name: ZDefense
Description:
Pure Tower Defense
ZDefense distills the best elements of tower defense games. This game features sharply drawn, geometric shapes on a hexagon grid, recalling the timeless old-school designs of such arcade classics as Tempest and Breakout. This fast-paced game will challenge even the most experienced tower defense fans.

Tower Defense 101
For those unfamiliar with the addictive tower defense genre, the game mechanics are fairly simple. You’re provided with cash to build towers of varying designs, strengths, and costs. Eventually your enemies (called “creeps” in this game) will come pouring out and make a beeline toward the exit you’re defending.

Every time you blast a creep, you gain a little money to build more towers. You can also spend your money upgrading the towers you have. Every time a creep reaches the exit, you take damage. Tower defense games are essentially a juggling act of resource allocation and fast reflexes.

Stay Calm. Don’t Panic. Keep Firing!
As creeps keep coming and coming, ZDefense evolves into a frantic maelstrom of destruction. You’ll face 50 waves of enemies in less than five minutes. Defend an exit in the middle of the map from creeps coming in from all directions. You simply can’t use the same strategy for every level; you must change up your tactics for each map.

ZDefense’s maps generally have 10 to 30 waves of enemies. The full version features five tutorial, ten normal, and eight hard maps. There are five tower types with seven levels each. To make your life more complicated, a special tile called the Space Gate allows creeps to teleport from one gate to another.

Command the Creeps
ZDefense comes with a map editor so you can create your own nightmare scenarios to terrify your fellow tower defense fans. The editor comes with full instructions and customizable maps, creeps, towers, and waves. Customize the game mechanics, such as wave wait times, base life, money, and more. You can also take screen captures of your game to record your victories and show off to your friends.

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FRG Deluxe – Free Amazon Appstore App of the Day 8/20/11

Name: FRG Deluxe
Description: Fight off hordes of enemies with an armored robot in this arcade shooter for Android. Unlock different weapons and robot types as you fight your way through 18 challenging levels. Mow down lone enemies with the rapid-fire chaingun, then switch to the shotgun to clear out waves of foes.

Use your skills to stay alive as you complete achievements and challenge yourself across three difficulty levels. Climb your way to the top of the leaderboards with online high score listings!

In FRG Deluxe, players take control of a heavily armed robot on the battlefield fighting off hordes of different enemies. Move and dodge attacks using the touchpad or optical joystick, or touch and drag your robot across the screen to activate boost. Use the Menu button switches between your different unlocked weapons–lock on and fire one of six deadly weapon types to destroy your foes. Gain points by completing different achievements and improving your score, then use them to upgrade your robot with different weapons, armor, and power ratings.

Up to eight players can battle it out in a free-for-all deathmatch. Find online matches with other players in the online games list. Grab your favorite robot and start playing online. With three difficulty settings to choose from, anyone can find a suitable challenge for their skill level. Rack up the points, complete achievements, then compare scores with the rest of the world through OpenFeint’s online leaderboards.

Additional Features:
-Play through both normal mode and survival mode.
-Change three different settings for each robot: armor, speed, and power.
-Learn the basics of gameplay through in-game help documentation.

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wp clock full – Free Amazon Appstore App 8/19/11

Name: wp clock full

Description:

Your wallpaper can look good and still be useful. Display the day, date, time, WiFi service set identifier, and battery status boldly across a background of your choice. Get what you need at a glance and like what you see.

Love the Way It Looks
Using the sliding color scales, create the precise font color you desire. Add an outline for additional flair, and choose its color, opacity, and thickness. An endless array of background choices enhance the personalized and polished finish of the wallpaper. Select or create a color using the apps sliding color scale, or use any background image from your device or the Internet. Play a slideshow of images from a selected directory for a varying duration- -yep, you can pick that too.

Appreciate Its Purpose
Conveniently display what you want, how you want. Down to the details, wp clock full offers a variety of ways to personalize the format. It supports both 12- and 24-hour clock modes. Using checkboxes or dropdown menus, determine what to include on your screen, including clock position, time format, battery status, operator name, and more. It’s a simple app, offering useful information in an aesthetically pleasing package.

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App 2 SD Pro – Free Amazon App of the Day 8/18/11

Name: App 2 SD Pro

Description:

Imagine if you had to manually open and delete each junk e-mail from your inbox. Just the thought may make you invariably grateful for those little checkboxes and the mass-delete option. Digital is great; streamlining digital is better. App 2 SD Pro does what your phone can already do, but it does it better by streamlining a manual process.

If you’re app happy, you’ve got a lot of apps that take up internal space and slow down your phone. Moving apps from your internal storage to your SD card is the remedy. Taking the time to do it is the problem, unless you’ve got App 2 SD Pro.

…If You’re Phone Savvy
Your phone is moving at a snail’s pace, so you venture into your settings, check your available internal storage and SD storage space, and move capable apps to your SD card to free up a little space on your phone. The problem with this method is that all apps aren’t capable of SD card storage, so you have to manually check each app.

…And If You’re Not
The Better Way
Stop Hunting for SD Card Capable Apps
Apps with SD card capability are alphabetically listed under the Movable tab in the App 2 SD Pro interface. The Android OS does not do this for you. View the app icon, name, and file size. Tap the app to view data, code, and to open or uninstall the app. Clear the cache, or choose the Clear Cache option from the menu to clear them all.

Choose to move an app to the SD card individually, or choose the Move All option from the menu. Badda bing, badda boom, declare internal space restored!

You can also enable App to SD Pro to send a notification when you install an app that can be stored on your SD card.

A Snazzy Interface, to Boot
Three tabs provide you complete app management: Movable, On SD card, and Phone Only. Movable and SD Card apps can be moved between your SD card and internal storage easily. Phone Only apps are non-movable. Each tab provides you the total space used and available space.

Not only does App 2 SD Pro offer a handy functionality to make your life a little easier, but it looks pretty cool too. The wood and steel graphics add an aesthetic appeal so often lacking in utility apps. There’s nothing wrong with cleaning up and looking good while doing it.

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